Have you ever done a guided meditation… perhaps a guided walking tour, or heck at a minimum an audio book? Ok, bear with me. Go find this fun song: “Petrol Fumes” by Billy Nomates. Play it. Like now. As you might have notice from past dispatches, there’s a touch of sonic resonance pulsating through these words. So indulge me, why don’t ya?
Well y’all, the world is changin’ yet again. Go figure, right? In a related tangent, I was one of those folks that supported that person that believed in science and the experts. Those experts put out some guidance today, and we will honor that guidance. While I’m personally vaccinated, I’ll be staying masked for the foreseeable future, ’cause I care about all of y’all.
If you’ve gone this far, and you’d like to play along, go find “US Mail” by Kevin Morby, or “Only You” by Yaz, They’re both nice bookends to this mishagaas.
Alrighty y’all… Let’s talk about events!!!! Next Thursday we’ve got the fine folks from Tupps in house for a tasting and a little razzle-dazzle. Let your mind run wild on that hyphenated word… Lockdown is something fierce. And Hunties, on the 28th, the fine folks from House 101 Cider will be popin’ on in. And. Just. Get. Ready. There are more to come.
If you know of anyone currently in search of work, we’ve got an opening! As the days grow longer and more folks get vaccinated, we’re gearing up to meet the moment. We are looking to fill a part-time hourly position. For more information or to submit an application email firstname.lastname@example.org .
We’re keeping Legal Draft Brewing in Arlington on retainer as our Brewery of the month! We’ll have 6 packs Nowhere But Texas Lager, both coming in at $8.99!
Thanks for indulging me,
New and Returning Beers This Week
Circle Fanny Pack Kolsch -Fanny Pack Kolsch is pretty rad. A crisp, refreshing summer beer, the Fanny Pack is as cool, functional, and fashionable as it’s namesake. Bursting with only German Huell Melon hops. ABV 4.8%
Hopworks Honey Porter -An award-winning, organic, robust American Porter that exudes clover and honey aromas with delicate notes of caramel with a light, roasty finish. 6% ABV
Hop & Sting Sir William’s English-Style Brown Ale -The English do it right, there is no doubt. But Texans do it better. This brown ale is based off of the traditional English style brown ale but carries a heartier malt profile and a more balanced approach to the style for the American palette. 4.8% ABV 15IBU
Hop & Sting Miracle Wheat -This American wheat beer has a light citrus aroma and a clean finish. Seasonal fruit purees are added for a refreshing seasonal treat. Proceeds benefit Miracle League of Southlake. 5.5% ABV
Hopworks Rise Up Dry Cider -A dry cider made with a blend of English bittersweet apple varieties and a touch of pear for body. Rise Up Dry Cider delivers a nice balance of tannins and acid. 5.5% ABV
512 Helles Lager -(512) Helles is a Munich style pale lager that’s gold in color and weighs in at exactly 5.12%ABV (for real)! Super light, delicious, and perfect for the Texas heat, this beer is practically 100% Bestmalz Heidelberg malt, which is super light and crisp. A kiss of Bestmalz Cara Pils lends a touch of body to round out the mouthfeel. Dry, crisp, refreshing…another crushable lager and a new brewer’s favorite
Founders Mas Agave Grapefruit -The cocktail inspiration lives on. Our imperial gose is brewed with agave and sea salt before being aged in tequila barrels. But it doesn’t end there. Once it’s pulled from the barrels, it gets a dose of fresh grapefruit juice to ramp up the tanginess and to pay homage to our other favorite tequila-based cocktail, the Paloma. Sweet, salty, and mouth-puckeringly delicious. 9.7% ABV
Lagunitas StereoHopic -This second volume shows what happens when the elusive Alsatian Elixir hop and its red-wine grape notes mingle with Yakima’s new noble & floral Loral hops
903 Coffee Coconut Sasquatch Reserve -Stout – Imperial / Double Coffee ABV12.3%
Deschutes Neon Daydream -Drift beneath day-glow skies on a cool, refreshing current of zesty candied orange and lemon notes, immersed in the mellow malt embrace of a deliciously lazy, hazy afternoon. 4.8% ABV
Brazos Valley Good Vibrations -This easy-drinking wheat ale is blended with refreshing lemon juice and a hint of real ginger. Whether you’re mowing the lawn or relaxing at the lake, it’s the perfect companion for summertime in Texas. 5% ABV
4th Tap Stay Gold Deluxe -A bigger, bolder album calls for a bigger, bolder beer collaboration. Our second offering alongside the Black Pumas, Stay Gold Deluxe boasts a full silky body, lavishly dry-hopped with Cryo-Citra, Cryo-Mosaic, and Amarillo for juicy notes of candied fruit. 8% ABV
Glutenberg IPA -A true little bomb of flavors, it presents a perfect harmony between citrus aroma, hop freshness and bitterness. This beer guarantees a soft contact with taste buds, releasing apricot and soft caramel notes. Its exacerbated dry side makes its bouquet of flavors shine and ensures its good aromatic persistence. 6%ABV
Glutenberg Blonde -The Glutenberg blonde is a gluten-free ale made from millet. Floral hops, white pepper and lemon zest aromas gives it a beautiful and charming nose. The mouth bursts with white flowers, citrus and spicy flavors. With just a hint of bitterness to balance out the sweetness of the millet and the corn, this beer offers a truly refreshing taste. 4.5%ABV
Glutenberg White -The Glutenberg White’s distinction lies in its quinoa and amaranth composition, which endows it with a noticeable grainy profile, ensuring a steady mouth-feel. Soft and refreshing, with hints of coriander and curaçao, the White is the perfect nectar to quench your thirst. 5%ABV
Sixpoint Anti-Resin -Remember your first sip of hazy beer? We do. The game had completely changed. The bitter battle was over. This was the antithesis—almost seemed too good to be true. Like it was from another planet. Aren’t hops supposed to be bitter? This is pure hop candy! Thinking about that haze…bursting with juice…ripe as all hell…makes me look backward at those ANTI-RESINS all night long. Welcome to the bizarro world. 9.1% ABV
Fair State Flavor Pop Technology -Hopped heavily with the brand new Cryo Pop blend from YCH, Flavor Pop Technology delivers overripe pineapple, drippy mango, passionfruit, and pithy citrus aromas and flavors. Lightly sweet, with low bitterness and no “hop bite,” this beer is a glimpse of the future of hop blends. 6.6% ABV
Anderson Valley Summer Solstice -Summer Solstice® is a slightly sweet, malty session beer with a creamy mouth feel and clean finish. With hints of caramel in the nose and a touch of spice, it’s become affectionately known as “summer in a can”. The unique flavors and superior drinkability make for the ultimate refreshment on a hot summer day. 5% ABV
Blue Owl Tropical Brut -Double Dry Hopped with an absolutely galactic amount of Galaxy hops from Australia which willHigh levels of water minerals give this brut a unique mouthfeel and flavor. No hops were added! The addition of Passion Fruit & Guava gives it a fruity, almost mimosa-y taste. 7% ABV
Equal Parts Three Seashells -Summer Pale Ale. 6.3% ABV
Fair State Serious Leisure -Guava kettle sour with lime and hibiscus. 5% ABV
Jolly Pumpkin Phobos -Ale brewed with wheat, dried basil, garlic, salt, plum tomatoes & olive oil, with peach, apricot, pineapple and raspberry puree added. 5.4% ABV
Odd Side Ales Fuzzy Seltzer -Peach orange hard seltzer. 5% ABV
Oliver’s Lubrication Dry Cider -A collaborative cider with our good friend Tom Oliver of Oliver’s Cider and Perry. Oliver’s Lubrication is canned right here in DC at our Brightwood Park canning facility! This fine, dry, sparkling cider has been years in the making. Lubrication is composed of traditional English cider apples from Herefordshire orchards, creating a subtle citrus-like character with restrained floral and woody aromas. 6.3% ABV
Ciders of Spain Good Pretty Dry Perry -Viuda de Angelon is the first spanish sidra maker to make traditional Asturian home-style perry widely available. Wild-fermented pear juice is finished with a second fermentation that balances bold pear tannins and the natural sweetness of residual sugars. 5.5% ABV
New Draft Beers This Week
(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)
Vista Adair Kolsh – An ale-lager hybrid with an easy-drinking lager mouthfeel and a touch of fruit notes coming through from the ale yeast. An exceedingly drinkable beer which we make with 100% German Noble hops and malts. Named for: an old Texas family name, passed down for generations in the Vista Brewing family. 4.5% ABV
Clown Shoes Space Cupcake – Space Cake’s signature sweet malt backbone and juicy hop profile meet a sessionable ABV in this American IPA. Mosaic hops are front and center in the citrusy aroma and flavor this delectable IPA presents. 6% ABV
Family Business Cabo Sabro – A tropical hop-storm in your mouth! Featuring Loral, Bru-1, and Sabro hops for big juicy notes of pineapple, coconut, and stone fruit. 7% ABV
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