Keep an eye out in next week’s newsletter for our Christmas in July promotion! Starting next Thursday 7/24 we’re celebrating the 100° weather by having all sorts of great sales & promos. To include, among other things, $5 32-oz Lagunitas Sucks quarts, 12 days of July Christmas advent calendars, special cellared holiday beers and other random specials. Stay tuned!
Sahara’s latest blog post, #6 in the series, is titled Nice to Wheat You, and explores the life of wheat beers. It can be found here.
This Saturday we will bid adieu to one of our first employees, Zach Flaten, who is leaving us to work full time at Jester King. If you’re free on Saturday, swing on by to say goodbye and thanks to Zach, have some cake, and taste a random bottle or two.
Free In-Store Tastings 6-8pm
Thursday, July 16th – TONIGHT!
Scott Meyers from Revolver will be in the house dishing out free samples of the core year-round beers from that little brewery in Granbury. Blood & Honey, High Brass Blonde, Bock and Sidewinder Pale Ale.
Tuesday, July 21st
It’s Belgian Independence Day! Celebrate with us by coming to a free tasting of a whole host of Belgian beers and 10% off all Belgian beers as well!
Wednesday, July 22nd
Avery Brewing rep Justin Sutherland will be here pouring free samples of Liliko’i Kepolo (Belgian witbier w/ passion fruit), Maharaja Double IPA and Joe’s Pilsner. We’ll also be releasing a few goodies from the cellar we’ve been holding onto as well! Expect some barrel aged awesomeness.
Thursday, July 23rd
We’ve never had a Lazy Magnolia tasting so we figured we may as well change that by inviting Dave from the brewery to the tasting bar to sample out their 10th anniversary quad with pecans, Lazy Saison, an IPA and Southern Pecan.
New Beers This Week
Back in stock: Community Razzy, Community Sundial, Avery Liliko’I Kepolo Passion Fruit Witbier, Jester King Das Wunderkind (batch #18), Odell Brombere Blackberry Gose.
Stone’s Farking Wheaton W00t Stout – 2 summers ago Stone Brewing partnered with actor Wil Wheaton and creator of Fark.com Drew Curtis to create the W00t Stout, an imperial stout with rye, wheat & pecans. They upped the ante this year by aging last year’s batch in bourbon barrels for an entire year, then blending a portion of that into this year’s brew. The result is an awesome 13% imperial stout that will cellar well. 13% ABV/Escondido, CA/Ratebeer 99/Availability: decent but will go fast.
Prairie Brett C* – Prairie is back at it with their latest release, the Brett C. It’s a Cascade and Citra hopped farmhouse ale conditioned with brettanomyces and a touch of sea salt. A great farmhouse thirst quencher for the summer months. 8.1% ABV/Tulsa, OK/Beer Advocate 90/Availability: plenty/*Arriving Friday
Urban Family Brett Baby Cakes* – Urban Family out of Seattle is dropping FIVE new beers on us this week. The first is Brett Baby Cakes, a tangerine ale brewed with brettanomyces. 6.45% ABV/Seattle, WA/No ratings yet/Availability: decent/*Arriving Friday
Urban Family Brennan* – A farmhouse ale aged for 8 months in white wine barrels with three different types of brettanomyces and dry hopped with a touch of Amarillo hops. 7% ABV/Seattle, WA/No ratings yet/Availability: decent/*Arriving Friday
Urban Family Dale* – Same base farmhouse beer and barrels as Brennan, but aged with two lactobacillus cultures and dry hopped with a touch of Citra. 7.2% ABV/Seattle, WA/No ratings yet/Availability: decent/*Arriving Friday
Urban Family Lady of the Night* – Citra, Amarillo and Centennial combine with a lactobacillus soured pale ale. Seattle, WA/No ratings yet/Availability: decent/*Arriving Friday
Urban Family Through the Eyes* – This farmhouse ale is primary fermented with a 100% blend of Brettanomyces and dry hopped with Azaaca hops. 6.9% ABV/ Seattle, WA/No ratings yet/Availability: decent/*Arriving Friday
Buffalo Bayou Gingerbread Stout* – Buffalo Bayou’s popular Gingerbread Stout is back! Cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove flavors. Just in time for our Christmas in July promo!
Buffalo Bayou Bananas Foster* – Another unique brew from the mad scientists in Houston. A dunkel weisse was the base recipe that was fermented with a yeast strain and at a temperature to accentuate the banana-flavored esters. Cocoa nibs were added to create an ode to the delicious Bananas Foster dessert. 8.6% ABV/Houston, TX/No ratings yet/Availability: decent/*Arriving Friday
Boulevard Heavy Lifting IPA* – Boulevard just starting canning their brand new IPA called Heavy Lifting, based on their popular tap room-only release Mid-Coast IPA. Centennial, Citra, Amarillo, Topaz & Cascade hops for a zesty & piney hop flavor. 6.2% ABV/Kansas City, MO/Ratebeer 90/Availability: decent/*Arriving Friday
Chimay Dorée – Distributed to the US for the first time ever, Chimay’s Dorée is a Belgian patersbier (“father’s beer”), and is what the monks drink as a table beer with their meals. It traditionally didn’t make it outside of the walls of the monastery until recently. Reminiscent of a Belgian witbier with a bit of spice. Comes in 11.2 oz bottles as singles or 4 packs. 4.8% ABV/Baileux, Belgium/Availability: limited
Seguin Lake Breeze Summer Blonde – Seguin Brewing just released their summer seasonal, an easy drinking blonde ale in bombers that pairs well with your trip to the lake. 5.9% ABV/Seguin, TX/No ratings yet/Availability: plenty
Seguin Freedom Fiesta Ale – Brewed and bottled specifically for the annual Freedom Fiesta party that takes over the whole city of Seguin, Brian & Shuan mimicked a Vienna-style lager but instead pitched ale yeast for a slightly fruitier end result. 12 oz 4 packs and singles.
Grapevine Hopfest United IPA – Grapevine’s new year-round IPA HopFest is a delicious and balanced blend of 10 different hops from the major growing regions in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany. 6 packs cans. 6.5% ABV/Grapevine, TX/No ratings yet/Availability: decent
Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner Weisse – One of the original Berliner Weisses straight from Germany. Slighty tart wheat beer from the same brewery who makes the original Gose. 3% ABV/Leipzig, Germany/Beer Advocate 84/Availability: plenty
Free Weekend Tastings, 6-8pm
Seguin Freedom Fiesta
Urban Family Brett Baby Cakes
Great Divide 20th Anniversary Ale
Community Sundial Session IPA
South Austin Kol’ Beer
5 Stones Norma Jeane
Firestone Walker Union Jack