It’s 4th of July weekend! We know you’ll be celebrating with some tasty American-made craft beer, and we want to help you do so. That’s why, this weekend only, purchase any two 6-packs of canned beer and get 2 free koozies! Yes, we know that’s amazingly awesome. This offer includes mixed-6 pack canned singles too.
NOTE: We’ll be closing one hour early on Saturday, July 4th (9pm) but otherwise we’re open normal hours all weekend.
This is the last week to buy Sahara’s secret life of lagers blog post curated 6 pack! Details and blog post are here.
Free In-Store Tastings 6-8pm
Thursday, July 2nd – TONIGHT
Stone Brewing rep Steve Ponsetti will be back at the tasting bar sampling out Ruination v2.0, Points Unknown IPA, Saison & HiFi + LoFi Mixtape. These are some pretty interesting beers so you’re not going to want to miss it!
Tuesday, July 7th
Believer it or not we’ve never had a free tasting event with local cidery Austin Eastciders so we decided to change that next Tuesday 7/7 when Tess comes into the tasting bar to sample out Dry Cider, TX Honey Cider & Gold Top.
Wednesday, July 8th
Aaron Anderson from Victory Brewing will be back pouring their new summer Helles, the brand new Moving Parts #4 (details below) and one or two other random ones.
Thursday, July 9th
Rahr Brewing’s Kerrie Crosby will be in the house with free samples of Pecker Wrecker, their imperial pilsner, Summertime Wheat and the Visionary 2015 release. Join us!
New Beers This Week
Back in stock – Avery Maharaja, Destihl Counter Clockweisse (arriving Friday), Destihl Here Gose Nothin’ (arriving Friday).
Hops & Grain Greenhouse #23* – Centennial! All centennial all the time. 7.7% ABV/Austin, TX/No ratings/Availability: plenty/*Arriving Friday
Uncle Billy’s Barton Springs Pale Ale – Our friends down the road just relaunched with new can designs and we’re excited to have their new Barton Springs Pale Ale in stock in time for the holiday weekend. It’s a crisp & citrusy pale ale that pairs well with your favorite watering hole in Zilker Park. 6.6% ABV/Austin, TX/No ratings yet/Availability: plenty
Anderson Valley The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose – A slightly salty and tart wheat beer that comes in at only 4.2%, this is a great poolside drinker for the holiday weekend. This was the inspiration for Anderson Valley’s immense popular blood orange version released earlier this spring. 4.2% ABV/Boonville, CA/Ratebeer 89/Availability: limited
Dogfish Festina Peche – Dogfish’s sorta-Berliner Weisse summer seasonal, with fresh peaches added. Slightly tart wheat beer with no perceptible hop bitterness, another one that’s great for summer sipping. 4.5% ABV/Milton, DE/Beer Advocate 83/Availability: plenty
Delirium Red – For lovers of the Belgian Delirium Tremens and Nocturnum is a slightly sweet and sour cherry beer called Red. 8% ABV/Melle, Belgium/Beer Advocate 81/Availability: decent
Odell Brombeere Blackberry Gose – Odell really doesn’t make anything that isn’t top notch, and they jumped on the gose traing with their summer 4-pack seasonal. Their twist? Fresh blackberries. 4.8% ABV/Fort Collins, CO/Beer Advocate 87/Availability: limited
Smuttynose Spank Hoppy Saison – Smuttynose’s 21st anniversary beer is a hoppy saison in bombers. Quite dry with a nice hop aroma and bite, just in time for perfect saison weather. 7.5% ABV/Hampton, NH/Beer Advocate 90/Availability: decent
Stone RuinTen – Back in 2012 Stone released a tenth anniversary homage to their Ruination IPA. It proved so popular they’ve brought it back each summer since. This triple IPA is ridiculously hoppy with a strong malt backbone that attempts to stand up to all those hops. Comes in bombers. 10.8% ABV/Escondido, CA/Ratebeer 100/Availability: plenty
Destihl Lynbrook Raspberry Berliner Weisse* – Named after their founder’s family farm, this Berliner Weisse has fresh raspberries added to this sour wheat beer for a tart and fruity finish. Comes in 4 pack cans and will go FAST. 3% ABV/Bloomington, IL/Ratebeer 97/Availability: decent/*Arriving Friday
New Belgium Eric’s Ale – Traditonally one of the beers that gets blended into La Folie, Eric’s ale starts as a lager that is then aged in oak foudres for 1-2 years. A fresh batch is then brewed and blended with peach juice, and blended with the barrel aged version. So this is considered a barrel aged sour peach beer. 7% ABV/Fort Collins, CO/Ratebeer 98/Availability: decent
Victory Moving Parts #4 – The 4th in the Victory Moving Parts rotating IPA series is an interesting hybrid of a wheat & oat grain bill with mosaic and mandarina hops which are both known for their citrusy & grapefruit/orange character. Belgian yeast is added for a fruity ester kick. 7% ABV/Downington, PA/Beer Advocate 85/Availability: plenty
Free Weekend Tastings, 6-8pm
Victory Moving Parts #4
Schilling Cider Gold Cider
Uncle Billy’s Barton Springs Pale Ale
South Austin Crossroads Coffee Stout
One more random thing we’ll open up