You’re gonna dance the night away with this weeks new beverages on offer! We were feeling our flaked oats with a bevy of IPAs this week; some reintroductions from stalwarts like Friends & Allies and Saint Arnold, a new and improved 512 Juicy IPA (but don’t call her hazy), and this year’s vintage of Hail Juicifer from Roughtail. As summer comes to an end, we’re that much closer to October. So, why not more Oktoberfest beers?! This week’s renditions are from O’dell and Saint Arnold.
Lemme tell ya about this week’s two new super cool wines. First up is the Enzo from Wonder Werk wines in California. This bad boy has all the heart and passion of a Ferrari. Vroom Vroom… It’s ready to take Le Mans and your taste buds by strom. The folks behind this gem are quite the fans of lambrusco, which combined with the slightly obscure Freisa verietial, a dazzling pét nat has been born. There’s lot of cranberry on the nose, a bright prickly body paired with deep red fruit notes. We’re here for it, hunty. Our other new friend, Casa Libre’s Seite Perros, is your new loyal partner for pizza night and beyond. Hand harvested, native yeast, and no added oak come together to give you that full bodied Cab experience you’ve been looking for, sans the fruit bomb. Buddy, here’s your new go to red.
We hope you can make it out tomorrow night, Friday the 26th, for our pint night with 101 Cider House. Their Gunpowder Guava is on tap, and it has the firepower to light your fuse. It’s quite quaffable indeed. The next event on our radar is with Blue Norther hard seltzer on September the 10th. Rumor has it that the folks from Celis should be stopping in soon… but you’ll have to check back in for the details on that rumor.
We’re excited to announce that Thirsty Planet’s Spot on Pils, Thirsty Goat Amber, and Buckethead IPA are all part of our Brewery of the Month for the end of August and through September. They’re all coming in at $8.99!
New and Returning Beers This Week
Blue Owl Tiki Hop Totem – This fruited milkshake sour IPA combines two sets of flavors into one exotic tropical flavored drink! On one side, you get bright acidity, pineapple, and Citra hops to form the “piña” flavor. On the other side, smooth milk sugar, coconut, vanilla, and Sabro hops form the “colada” flavor. 6.2%ABV 33IBU
Friends & Allies Fresh Coast – Hop Forward, Low Malt Complexity. Aromas of Tropical Fruit, Pine, Citrus. Comet, El Dorado, Cascade, Centennial. 7.5% ABV
Friends & Allies Hazy IPA – Hazy IPA with solid citrus notes, such as tangerine and light grapefruit. Smooth mouthfeel with just a slight bitter tail. 7.24%ABV
Humble Forager Coastal Sunshine Mangosteen, Peach, Strawberry – Thai Mangosteen, the queen of fruit, blends seamlessly with tender Georgia peaches and sweet California strawberries. Sweet, tart and thick Thai smoothie stand vibes encompass this sour ale. 6% ABV
North Coast Whiskey Barrel Aged Old Rasputin – aged special batches of our much-loved Russian Imperial Stout in Bourbon and Rye Whiskey barrels for the XXII release. The depth, intensity, and complexity of the flavor profile of this special release, like its predecessors, make it a worthy tribute to Old Rasputin special release, like its predecessors, make it a worthy tribute to Old Rasputin. 11.4% ABV
Odell Rupture – Rupture was born out of our obsession with getting the most out of each and every hop. In fact, we built a machine in our brewery to incorporate a unique fresh grind process. By grinding the whole hop we “rupture” the lupulin inside – releasing the oils that give the beer its flavor. And what we grind that day we use that day. Leaving you a beer that’s fresh, aromatic, with a bright hoppy character. 6% ABV
Oskar Blues Can-o-Bliss Resinous – This fruited milkshake sour IPA combines two sets of flavors into one exotic tropical flavored drink! On one side, you get bright acidity, pineapple, and Citra hops to form the “piña” flavor. On the other side, smooth milk sugar, coconut, vanilla, and Sabro hops form the “colada” flavor. 6.2%ABV 33IBU
Lakewood Punkel – Is there a better fall treat than pumpkin pie? Nope, which is why there are so many pumpkin beers out there. It’s also why ours is based on the dessert, not the gourd. Their twist: Punkel has no pumpkin. It’s a dark, malty German lager but with a lighter body enhanced by cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and ginger. Because who doesn’t like a little trick with their treat?
Einstok Lime & Juniper Pils – A unique blend of Icelandic Juniper berries and a dash of lime, combined with Noble hops and Munich malt, evoke classic Gin & Tonic cocktail-inspired flavors that make this a refreshing craft beer like no other. The senses are greeted with a vibrant citrus aroma, crisp mouthfeel, and dry bitterness on the finish that result in a naturally sessionable Icelandic beer truly inspired by the famous tipple. 4.8% ABV
Lakewood Peanut Butter Temptress – Imperial milk stout brewed with chocolate, peanuts, and a touch of sea salt. A creamy, peanut buttery treat that’s fit for the candy aisle. 9.1%ABV
Ingenious Peanut Butter vs Jelly – Porter made with peanut butter, grapes, blueberries, and strawberries. 8.2% ABV
Ingenious Smarty Double Peach – Tart Berliner conditioned on peaches and white peaches. 6.8% ABV
903 Dragon’s Blood Slushy – Loaded full of dragon fruit, guava, vanilla, and lactose. 6.1% ABV
Roughtail Hail Jucifer – Hail! Our Lord of Hops and king of Blood Orange! This juicy IPA features Citra, Amarillo, and Mosaic Hops. 6.66% ABV
903 Sunkissed Wheat – Ale w/ Orange Peel & Coriander. 5.8% ABV
Weathered Souls Check – A non-nonsense, effervescent, fruity, spicy, delectable fall saison that goes perfectly with Texas BBQ & a beautiful Fall Texas sunset. The star of the show is the mixed culture fermentation; Jester King was able to show off their expertise in this area and knocked it out of the park with a perfect blend of yeast cultures. Heavy flavors of bubblegum and banana fade into a spicy mix of black pepper & cloves, and the hefty abv of 8.9% provides a warming, yet crisp finish. 8.9%ABV
Weathered Souls Rule 4080 – This fruited milkshake sour IPA combines two sets of flavors into one exotic tropical flavored drink! On one side, you get bright acidity, pineapple, and Citra hops to form the “piña” flavor. On the other side, smooth milk sugar, coconut, vanilla, and Sabro hops form the “colada” flavor. 6.2%ABV 33IBU
Weathered Souls When Hops Cry – Collaboration beer with Mraz brewing brewed at Weathered Souls 4/7/17 with Amarillo, Simcoe and Citra 10.9%ABV
Weathered Souls Passion Fruit Margarita Style – Passion fruit margarita sour. 6% ABV
Weathered Souls Strawberry Vapors – Strawberries, Lactose, and Madagascar Vanilla Beans 7%ABV
Celis Peche – Celis Peche was first brewed by the Belgian Brewmaster, Pierre Celis in 2002-2008. It’s original recipe is inspired by the love of Texas peaches, unmalted wheat and our proprietary Belgian yeast strain. Resulting in a burst of mouthwatering orchard fruit and ending in a soft, creamy body, touch of luxury that every palate loves and is oh so refreshing. 4.9%ABV
New Wines This Week
(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)
WonderWerk Enzo Fresia Pet Nat 2020 – These vintners are Lambrusco lovers. As we tested coupe after coupe of fast red bubbles at a favorite downtown LA perch last summer, it became clear that we needed a car in the race. On a track filled with Lambo, we pay homage to Ferrari.
Enzo is a carbonic maceration of Freisa expressed as a pet nat riff on a Piemontese classic. Where in the heck did we find Freisa? The Siletto family farms a an incredible array of classic Italian varieties in Tres Pinos, near Hollister in San Benito County. 100% Freisa 12% ABV
Casa Libre, Siete Perros, Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 – Don´t be fooled by the apparent robustness of our bulldog Humphrey. Our Cabernet Sauvignon from the Los Guindos vineyard in Maipo Valley is friendly and easy to drink. Made with organic grapes hand-harvested from a carefully selected vineyard, this wine s pure and captivating. It was fermented with its native yeasts, and they didn’t use any kind of oak during its aging to preserve its freshness and fruit notes. 13%ABV
New Draft Beers This Week
(On-Premise Consumption or Off-Premise Crowlers)
Bear King Monkey’s Bridge Hefe – This style has a distinct banana character with hints of clove. The dry finish, full mouthfeel, and high carbonation make this beer another one of our very easy drinkers. 5.8% ABV
B-52 Helles Bock – A Classic Helles Bock brewed with Pilsner, Munich, and Maris Otter malts alongside Saphir Hops providing a gloriously balanced pale bock.7%ABV
Zilker Neon Summer– Hazy pale, mango, pine, bright. 5.2% ABV
Zilker Berry Fun– This brew is a tart and colorful combo of blueberries and boysenberry. Complete with a monster inspired can by Gerardo himself. 7.5% ABV
Buffalo Bayou Keylime Pie – They whipped up a tart key lime flavored blonde ale with luscious, cinnamon-laced graham cracker and smooth vanilla. Pink flamingos and Florida alligators in your living room are optional, but not expected.
A soft, graham crackery sweetness melds with tart and tangy citrus notes to set your palate up for sour lime. Vanilla tops things off smoothly, leaving you hungry for another slice. 5.8% ABV
Founders Nitro Oatmeal Stout- Breaching the astral plane in search of perfection, our newest IPA creation showcases South African hops for notes of wild grape, sweet orange, and ice cream shop on the nose, with a crisp mouthfeel that swirls and twinkles with hints of berry and cardamom. 6.3% ABV
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