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Most years, I’m sad to see the waning days of our so-called winter here in Austin. But it’s early March and it’s 88 degrees, and I’m ok with it. I’m ready for outdoor parties and leaving the windows open and all that Norman Rockwell shit that we can enjoy before the oppressive heat sets in. So shed those beer jackets we were so fond of last issue and grab the beer of the season, a pale ale (p. 6). We’ve got one hell of a guide for you. The guide-iest one yet! A few pages in, you’ll find our guide to all things beer in DFW (p. 25). Yeah, a guide within a guide. We almost put another guide inside that guide, but we heard that third guide level is hard to come back from. Good advice, Christopher Nolan. To keep it legit, we asked Tony Drewry of The Live Oak in Fort Worth (and @beerpedaler, @shotgunfriday, @fishfrybingo) to curate this foray into the burgeoning beer scene three hours north. And it didn’t hurt that he supplied us with extensive samples as we attempted to cobble together something resembling a podcast (p. 96). So the next time you find yourself in the Metroplex, you’ll at least be well-informed as to where you can drink to forget you’re there. Just kidding, guys. We’re just jealous of your BMWs. Back on the homefront, you can read all about the latest wave of craft beer bars (p. 18) that have opened recently or will be opening in the near future. All that beer from the brewery boom of the last few years has to go somewhere right? And we’re pretty stoked about new places to keep more of it pouring locally. We also sit down for a very educational pint with NXNW’s Davis Tucker (p. 10), get a glimpse into the brain of Austin Beerworks’ brewer Will Golden (p. 14), and experience some Beer and Loathing down Burnet Road via the #3 bus (p. 36). Lastly, for you loyal readers, you may notice a little different layout (p. 45). We’ve ditched the old breweries vs. brew pubs distinction in favor of organizing everything by area (Like I said, more guide-y). We hope you’ll like it, and if you’re new to Austin or just visiting, find it helpful for planning your attack on the best beer this city has to offer. Cheers. –SP Chris Troutman Aaron Chamberlain Josh Spradling Shawn Phillips Cover design:

NEWS & BREWMORS .......................................02

SEASON’S DRINKING .......................................06

OVER A PINT .......................................10 BREWER’S BRAIN .......................................14

NEW BARS .......................................18 DFW BEER GUIDE .......................................25 BEER & LOATHING .......................................36

CENTRAL AUSTIN .......................................45 SOUTH AUSTIN .......................................53 NORTH AUSTIN .......................................63 GREATER AUSTIN .......................................77

PODCAST .......................................96 BONUS STAFF PROOFREADERS ... Sofia, Sarah, and Kim

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NEWS & BREWMORS

This is the News (512) GETS FOUDRES!

NOW OPEN The greater Austin brew pub scene has finally moved east with the addition of Bastrop Brewhouse in . . . Bastrop (p. 90). Austin is also welcoming its first new brewery of 2013 with Infamous Brewing (p. 79). They should be out by the time this issue hits the streets. If not by then, at least before the summer issue goes to print (we hope). Craft Pride and Chicago House have opened up on Rainey Street and downtown respectively. We hope everyone has room for more growlers because the Growler Room has opened shop on north Burnet.

WINNERS! Congratulations to Independence and Jester King on their win in the 2013 Good Food Awards. Also, three cheers to Jester King label designer (and two time ABG cover artist) Josh Cockrell for winning multiple medals at the World Beer Championships Packaging Competition for his design work on RU-55, Funk Metal, and Buddha’s Brew.

DH (ABG HQ) NEWS Draught House has new picnic tables, they’re nice, check them out. Oh, they are also open at 3:00 pm Mon-Thur for the “work from home” crowd.

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Brewmors

(brew·mor [broo-mer]: 1. a beer related story or statement in general circulation without confirmation or certainty as to facts. 2. brewing gossip; hearsay) ●

(512) Brewing purchases foudres to expand their already successful wood and barrel aged beer program, while claiming bragging rights of being the Austin brewery with the largest wood.

Q1 financial reports are in and startup brew pub Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. is in the black with their tasty line of mens and womens apparel!

Well meaning, but easily confused bar attempts to jump on Firestone Walker party bandwagon sells little beer, has surplus of tires.

Bitch Beer blog attacks South Austin Brewing for sexist advert accusing them of alienating women drinkers, while at the same time alienating said demographic via their own name.

Pinthouse brewer Joe Mohrfeld cuts hair into mullet to get laughs on Twitter. Fired later that week as he no longer could comply with Jimmy John’s dress and hygiene code.

Jester King unveils collaboration beer with Salt Lick at beer dinner in DALLAS(!), but no one really cares as it was the Round Rock Salt Lick.


NEWS CONTINUED . . . SPRINGTIME IN AUSTIN Remember how busy fall was? Spring is not as crazy, but there’s still some good stuff coming up. Adelbert’s celebrates their 1st Anniversary with a party on March 23, Real Ale has moved their 17th Anniversary Party up from summer to April 13, Flix Brewhouse is hosting Firkin Fest on April 21 with lots ‘o Texas firkins, and Middleton out in Wimberley is holding a Belgian Beer Festival on April 27. American Craft Beer Week will also be coming up May 13-19 so look for lots of events centered around that when it gets here.

BEER LAW-WISE Three bills were filed at the start of this legislative session to help Texas craft brewers. The short of it: they would allow brew pubs

to distribute their beers to retailers and allow breweries to sell beer for on premise consumption. We’ll have a more thorough update in summer should these bills (or some version of them) pass.

PERFECTION AVERTED In the winter issue we called Rogness’ pale ale Rambler. It is actually the Rattler. So go try the Rogness Rattler. There is a Rambler (not a pale), but it is from Adelbert’s, not Rogness. Rogness makes the Rattler. In the winter issue we also said that Austin Beerworks would be putting Einhorn in cans. Calm down. It’s not happening. It will remain draft only. For reasons why, talk to the brewers. Or spend all day trolling the Beer Advocate Southwest forums. Pinthouse Pizza’s Fallen Cask IPA series is just a rotating IPA series, not a cask as we said last issue.

COOL SHIP, DUDE Jester King brewed their first 100% Spontaneous Coolship beer on February 26th. We were there, check our website (and Jester King’s) for more photos and video from that brew day.


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SEASON’S DRINKING

Pale Ales in Bloom LAST YEAR WE WERE BOLD ENOUGH TO declare the IPA the official beer of spring. Close to no one agreed with us. Whatever, if we say it is, it is. We are the official beer guide of Austin after all. Let’s pull it back a  >[ndjbV`ZdcZ!l]ViÉhndjg VeegdVX]idWgZl^c\VeVaZ VaZ4 BRIAN “SWIFTY” PETERS The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. (ABGB) I like to: Make it dry and use American hops. Use Crystal malt sparingly. Hit an O.G. of 13 deg. Plato. Use a lot of happy yeast (Fuller’s is good). (If it doesn’t finish at 2 deg. Plato or less, it’s not done.) Dry hop! And get some calcium in my mash. BEN SABEL Circle Brewing Co. We grappled with stylistic choices, but felt that going hard on maltiness without being overly sweet and big on flavor and aroma is a recipe for a killer pale. JUSTIN RIZZA Flix Brewhouse I keep meaning to get one made but other ideas keep nudging it down the list. Our next round of our Homebrewer contest may be an American pale ale. JOSH HARE Hops & Grain Our approach to brewing a pale ale is much like the approach that the producers of that ‘ol classic, Mister Rogers Neighborhood took. Create something that

notch this year. IPAs might come across a bit heavy for some. Lucky for them, there is the Pale Ale. Still hoppy, but much more drinkable. Perfect for those spring happy hours. —AC

people come back to day after day, feel incredibly fulfilled after enjoying and leave the experience with a desire to change the world through curiosity and general niceness. And we generally wear a fancy sweater while we brew pale ales. ERIK OGERSHOK Real Ale Brewing Co. We’ve made more pale ales than I care to count and we’ll continue to brew them. We currently have two that are year round beers and two that are seasonal. The approach depends on the style. American pale ale being more hop forward than the English style. We also do hybrids so that makes things interesting. Our ales tend to have a firm malt background to support the massive amounts of hops we typically like to use. MICHAEL WATERS Uncle Billy’s Brew & Cue Dry, bright and clean. Never malty.  L]ViÉhndjg[Vkdg^iZVheZXi d[eVaZVaZh49ZhXg^WZV eZg[ZXieVaZVaZ4 BRIAN “SWIFTY” PETERS ABGB You’re on your second one before you realize it. (That part always gets me into trouble.) Perfect pale ale is hoppy, dry

and 5.3% ABV. The citrus aromas and flavors from the hops are interwoven into the fruity esters produced by the yeast. No caramel chewiness! (Malty pale ales wear me out.) I know “pale” is relative but if you want a hoppy amber, make a hoppy amber. But don’t call it an “American pale ale.” JOSH HARE Hops & Grain The perfect pale ale is the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale that I drank at just about every show during the 2004 Phish Tour. F-in memorable. Been striving to re-create that feeling ever since. ERIK OGERSHOK Real Ale Brewing Co. While malt character is not the dominant aspect of pale ale it is important. A slight toffee note is nice regardless of style designation. A good amount of bitterness is necessary as is prominent hop flavor and aroma.  L]ViVgZndjg\did]deh[dg VeVaZVaZ4 BRIAN “SWIFTY” PETERS ABGB Simcoe, Cascade, Centennial. JEFF YOUNG Black Star Co-op The hops always have to be special. So I go for fancy,


shmancy hops like Citra, Simcoe, Nelson Sauvign, etc. JUSTIN RIZZA Flix Brewhouse I feel like with the impressive variety of aromas and flavors in hops now the choice can be all over the board. It’s almost hard to go wrong. JOSH HARE Hops & Grain I prefer hops that catapult me back to the 2004 Phish Tour. Dank and herbal with just a hint of something illegal. ERIK OGERSHOK Real Ale Brewing Co. For APA, the three C’s of course, plus everyone’s favorite, Amarillo. For English styles, East Kent Goldings, Challenger, First Gold, Northdown, Target, and Admiral. Always EKG. It is one of our faves. MICHAEL WATERS Uncle Billy’s Brew & Cue Simcoe and Cascade are always good choices.  L]ViÉhndjg[Vkdg^iZ[ddYid eV^gl^i]V\ddYeVaZVaZ4 BEN SABEL Circle Brewing Co. Pales are one of the more versatile brews to pair with food, but I’d rock it with any burger from Hop Doddy or a pizza from the Drafthouse. JUSTIN RIZZA Flix Brewhouse Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. JOSH HARE Hops & Grain Parking lot falafel and a “special” burrito, finished off with a brownie. ERIK OGERSHOK Real Ale Brewing Co. That depends on the style, but American pale ales pair well with Thai food, and salads

with citrus type dressings. English-style with steamed mussels or a nice cheddar.

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JUSTIN RIZZA Flix Brewhouse Again I guess it depends on region. Go to Canada and you can drink plenty of 5% IPAs. I think Americans would be looking for 6% or higher and around 60 IBUs and up. JOSH HARE Hops & Grain Good question. Some would claim that increased IBU’s and ABV are what take you out of a pale ale and into an IPA. I theorize that it may have something to do with the Mayan calendar . . .

BRIAN “SWIFTY” PETERS ABGB Alesmith X. JEFF YOUNG Black Star Co-op Pale Dog. JOSH HARE Hops & Grain Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, for obvious reasons. ERIK OGERSHOK Real Ale Brewing Co. Red Seal, DBA, Union Jack, Pale 31, Pike Pale Ale. There are a number of awesome English bitters, but I’m not opening that Pandora’s Box (yet).

ERIK OGERSHOK Real Ale Brewing Co. These lines can be blurry, we are American brewers after all. Typically I would say once you’ve breached 15.5 plato and 50 IBU’s, you’ve gone into IPA range.

MICHAEL WATERS Uncle Billy’s Brew & Cue Local commercial examples are pretty dismal. What the fuck is up with all the damn chewy beers? Nationwide, Firestone Walker, Alesmith, Russian River and Sweetwater all have nice pale ales.

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JUSTIN RIZZA Flix Brewhouse I like a tulip or sleeve. JOSH HARE Hops & Grain 12 oz. aluminum can.


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OVER A PINT

Davis Tucker of NXNW WE’VE KNOWN NXNW OWNER AND ATX BEER PIONEER DAVIS TUCKER FOR A LITTLE WHILE AND OFTEN, AFTER A FEW PINTS, FIND OURSELVES SITTING BENEATH HIS PULPIT AS HE HOMILIZES THE HISTORY OF BEER IN AUSTIN, RECENT AND PAST LEGISLATION NEWS, AND STRONG (AND MOSTLY FOUNDED) OPINIONS. OVER A FEW TASTY PINTS AT NXNW, WE EASILY RECORDED NEARLY TWO HOURS WITH MR. TUCKER AND COULD HAVE GONE ON FOR ANOTHER FOUR. WHAT’S PRINTED HERE ISN’T EVEN A TENTH OF THE WEALTH MR. TUCKER ORATED THAT EVENING. ABG: How did you get into the business? DT: Senior year of college I was in UT and I had this Audi 5000, it was a big pain in the ass, always breaking down, and end of my senior year I fortunately totaled it. So I took the insurance money and when I graduated I went to Europe and stretched it for about six months and fell in love with German beer. And I wondered why isn’t anyone at home making it like this? This is really good beer. So I went back home and was working in DC and I saw a news story about a guy named Matthew Reich up in New York brewing a beer called New Amsterdam. And New Amsterdam was a precursor to Sam Adams and all these different beers. So anyways, I had this beer, New Amsterdam, and I was like “that’s the beer I’m looking for. Why can’t I get that anywhere?” I was working on Capitol Hill at the time, and they started selling a little bit in DC just in six packs, but not on draft anywhere. And I thought “Man. That’s what I want to do. I want to make a beer that tastes like that and I want to go home to Texas and do it” and I thought I’d do it one of these days. When was this? ‘84, ‘85 when I was first in DC. How old were you in ‘85? Five. Well that’s good. At least you were around. A lot of times the person I’m telling this to says they weren’t even born yet. So ‘87 was when I actually started Pecan

Street Lager. It was ‘84, ‘85 when I was in DC and I was working for this guy named Buddy Roemer from Shreveport, Louisiana, and he decided to run for Governor’s office in Louisiana, and when he decided to run for Governor’s office, I thought, “Well, I have this beer idea, let’s go do it. Why not? How hard can it be?” So I ran into this guy Andy Bernadet who was the brewer for Matthew Reich. So when I decided to do my beer company I talked to Andy and said “Hey, I want to do this beer thing in Austin. Will you work with me design a beer?” So Andy and I sat down and tried a bunch of beers and compiled the recipe that became Pecan Street Lager. And I came back to Texas and worked at the State House for one session while I was putting the business plan together and raising some money then left there and went full time starting the business. And back then I was contract so I went down to Shiner, and that was when it was the old, old guys who ran Shiner, not the new crew who run it now. Back then, when you were an outsider, you were an outsider. It took me months of going down there and working with those guys before they would start having regular conversations with me. So basically I went down to Shiner and talked to the owners there and they needed the money at the time, so they said yeah, they’d brew it for me. Basically we took the recipe down there, we brewed some test batches and then it was April 7, ‘87 we hit the market with Pecan Street Lager in Austin. Tell me about your transition from that into brew pub life. In ‘87 when I started Pecan Street we also introduced a bill to allow brew pubs in Texas. Mary Thompson and I actually met with her representative from Plano and got a bill drawn up and had no clue what we were up against. And had some decent response and some interest from some people but not enough to go anywhere. And the next session we tried again we got a little more action and a little more response but the wholesalers were just “no, no.” And I really was just naive enough to think “It’s a good idea, why not?” And back then, this was ‘87 ‘89 ‘91, you didn’t have the states you could point out


like Washington, Colorado and California. So there were, but not really. You could see what was going on but we were pointing to Sierra Nevada. Back then there was Pecan Street Lager, Sierra Nevada and Collin County Gold and Black Gold and that was it on the HEB shelf as far as craft beer. And it’s not like that now obviously. And the way brew pubs got legalized was in ‘93 TABC was up for sunset review. So George Mitchell out in Galveston, who still owns most of Galveston, wanted a brew pub out on the Strand. So his lobbyists, myself and Billy Forrester had gotten involved at that point. And I had kind of backed off. I had actually started working a different attack. I was working with the city to put a small breweries in downtown, and the idea was to put a small brewery downtown and my buddies will own a pub next door and we’ll put up a glass wall between us. And we had gotten all the way before the city council and it got postponed and the week it got postponed, the sunset bill passed and in that bill Billy and George Mitchell were able to get Mike Mckinney the law that allowed to create brew pubs. And that was ‘91 and it went into effect September of ‘93. So once that happened, at Copper Tank, we already had been under construction on the building because we were going to be a brewery with a pub next door. So as soon as that happened we finished building the building and got our brew pub license. And there I was in charge of all brewing operations with Don Thompson. In context, Copper Tank was on of the first two or three brew pubs in Texas? Actually I think we were third but not by very much. Billy Forester with Waterloo Brewing Company was first. These chucklehead kids from California that had never been in the brewing industry, never owned a restaurant opened up a place called Armadillo Brewing on sixth street. And it lasted all of six months. Then we opened up Copper Tank a month after Armadillo. And Copper Tank was monstrously successful as a bar. We didn’t have a kitchen for the first two years we were in business. And I knew even then, I remember the day we opened Copper Tank, I remember right where I was standing in the building and I said “I’m out of here.” Because me and my partners didn’t see the business the same way. The one thing that explains this is they had a Wednesday night dollar pint night. And I thought, no, that’s not what it’s about, that’s not what we needed to be doing. You sell dollar beer, you get dollar people. And unfortunately I knew I was going to have to go get my own deal. And so I left there in ‘96 to start working on this [NXNW]. And we opened up here in September ‘99.

Tell me about your approach to NXNW. My business model has always been, whatever you do, do a good job at it. Don’t make bad beer and good food or bad food and good beer. If you’re making bad beer, truthfully, get out of the business. To me that’s the worst thing that anybody could do to our business. Because if someone gets a hold of one who hasn’t had it, even today, because we’re still such a small percentage of the market, and you get somebody who tries a craft beer and it’s bad or it’s poorly crafted or infected and they say “What? That’s craft beer? I don’t want that.” So I’m never very kind when I get ahold of bad beer. Do you think that’s part of your role in the community? You’ll take someone aside and say, “Hey, you’re not doing any of us any favors. Get your shit together?” I’ve never had a beer in Austin that’s that bad. But if somebody did brew one that’s that bad, then I would. There have been some smaller breweries in town that have asked me questions and I’ve honestly answered them and it hasn’t always been completely flattering. And some of them have different philosophies about some things. And well, OK. But if you’re going to ask me then I’m going to tell you. And I’m not rude about things, I’ll say “do you think you could be doing this better, or are you paying attention to this?” I think it’s important that if you’re going to put something out on the market that it’s something that you’re proud of. Where do you see the future of beer in Texas going? We all need shades. I really really do think that, if we can get the laws amended. I can’t imagine where the Texas craft beer economy would be if we had had the laws we’re talking about putting into place twenty years ago we’d be kicking ass on Colorado, we’d be kicking ass on California, we’d be kicking ass on Oregon. If you look at Austin as a microcosm and you look at Portland, I honestly believe we’d be Portland times two. How wonderful would that be? So we’re only 25 years behind. Alright. There’s a lot of great guys brewing a lot of great beer. It’s not going to get any worse for sure. It’s just going to get better. I really do believe particularly if we can get some helpful laws for the Texas craft beer industry, that we can blow this thing apart. And I believe that with all my heart. I mean look at what’s happening already with completely unfavorable laws and look where we could be if we could just open this thing up.


BREWER’S BRAIN

From the Mind of Will Golden WHEN I WAS ASKED TO WRITE THIS edition of the brewer’s brain, I was excited and trepidatious. I asked myself a few questions. What should I talk about, without regurgitating the other brewer’s brains that I have read? A bunch of smut by the way! Do I talk about the sweet new dance moves I’ve learned over the years in the brewery? Or how the craft brewing world changed my life and moved my wife and I 1600 miles away from our friends and families? I settled on nothing and will just ramble about my experience over the past 8 years. While on a trip to Europe starting in the Netherlands, going through Belgium, Germany, and ending in the Czech Republic, I became interested in small community breweries and how they always seemed to be a meeting point and center of social activity. Not to mention the beer was amazing and flavorful, unlike many of the beers that I had tried up to that point. After returning with this new interest in local beer and discovering that my hometown Frederick, Maryland had it’s very own local craft brewery, I was set on getting a job there. I started my brewing career at the Frederick Brewing Company in Frederick, a small city west of Baltimore and Washington D.C. During my interview with Daniel Maerzluft, the then Brewmaster and now longtime confidant, I was asked if I could lift 50150 lbs repeatedly, deal with loud and diverse types of music, have a great time while working hard, and doing a lot of that work for the love of the craft. I knew then I was home. However, I did not realize that the seemingly perfect job (minus the pay) had a very

unromantic side to it... cleaning and lots of it! As to how I ended up in Texas, I met Adam DeBower while working at Flying Dog Brewery in Maryland. After 18 months in Maryland, Adam moved back to Texas to work for the great guys at Real Ale. I moved on to take over at Barley and Hops, a local brew pub. Adam and I had discussed the possibility of starting a brewery in Texas over the phone a mere 2 months after I had just purchased a house in Maryland (Ugh!) He asked if I would be interested in coming to Texas to meet his two friends that were considering starting a brewery. I booked a flight


and met Michael Graham and Michael McGovern. This turned into months of bromancing, pipe dreaming, writing a business plan, and finding a place to call home for the brewery. We could tell that we had a strong team and a great vision toward success. The day we signed the lease on a building, we realized this was really going to happen! I was introduced to the Austin brewing scene at the Black Star Coop for one of their first events. I was blown away by the comradery and the amicable nature of all the brewers at the event. Even though we hadn’t brewed any beer yet, everyone was genuinely excited and accepting of us. I remember meeting people like Tim Schwartz from Real Ale, Josh Hare from Hops and Grain, Kevin Brand from (512), and Jake Maddux formerly of Thirsty Planet. I thought to myself, this is gonna be a super fun and exciting scene to be part of. The culture, the community, and most importantly the sense of humor

and tangibility of the craft beer world are what I truly love about this industry. I love that we are a laid back inviting community, and let’s face it, there’s lots of beer to keep us happy. I love to say take beer as seriously as you want, but remember you are drinking it to have fun and relax. From the inception of my brewery to this point has been such an amazing and rewarding experience, the number of skills I’ve learned is immeasurable and the community I’ve grown to love, invaluable. I wouldn’t want to be a part of any other beer scene in the world. The craft beer community is made up of two things, good beer and good people. You could have one without the other, but I wouldn’t want to be a part of it. Cheers! Keep drinking great beer and we’ll keep brewing it. We’ll probably make a few jokes and have a lot of fun along the way as well.

Will Golden is Head Brewer and Co-Founder at Austin Beerworks


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CRAFT BARS ARE SO HOT RIGHT NOW. IF BREWERIES ARE BIEBER THEN CRAFT BARS are One Direction. It’s a chicken and egg scenario and those chickens got busy in 2012. As a result we are now in the age of craft beer bars. With all the new breweries breaking ground and putting new product in the market these past few years, there is now a space for establishments focused on highlighting this town’s (and beyond) great new beer. Gone are the days when a bar would have to keep on a few safety net Bud-MillerCoors taps. Welcome to a brave new world where an unassuming neighborhood joint, a classy multi-story downtown bar, a spot in the city’s hottest new district, a growler only store front, and a student haunt can confidently feature (some exclusively) delicious local and craft beer. Thanks to the inroads made by the sophomore class comprised of Hopfields, Bangers, Workhorse, Drink.Well., Brew Exchange, and the upper classmen before them, this new class of craft beer slinging bars is ready to chaperone Austin’s finer quaffing citizens into a new era of beer bars.

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CHICAGO HOUSE

607 Trinity Street | thechicagohouse.com There is always more room for craft beer downtown gaining more ground and shining beautiful light amongst the shadows of dark dirty Sixth. And with the loss of Lovejoys', we need a solid joint like Chicago House now more than ever. With longtime cask-lover Adan De La Torre masterminding their 20 rotating taps and two cask engines, Chicago House is more than just a safe respite when downtown.


HI HAT PUBLIC HOUSE

2121 East 6th Street | hihatpublichouse.com Located on far East Sixth, a stone's throw from Hops & Grain, Hi Hat Public House is cozy, hospitable, unassuming, and host to a craft beer tap collective not seen this far east before. Under the steady hand of tap master William Bearden III, Hi Hat boasts 24 taps, 18 of which constantly rotate, all of which are craft and local. This neighborhood watering hole not only carries the craft beer torch on the east side, but their kitchen turns out some of this journalist's favorite new menu items as of late. Go for the beer, stay for the food.

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CRAFT PRIDE

61 Rainey Street | craftprideaustin.com The good folks behind Rainey Streetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest bar take their name literally to the last detail. Be it the 54 ALL TEXAS taps, two beer engines and 30 keg cellar space (curated by the notorious Chris Booth), the ancient Burnet county live oak turned into their mammoth bar, the reclaimed and extinct wood adorning the walls, and the two custom made metal work chandeliers, this place is loud and proud of craft. Sitting at the southernmost end of Rainey, Craft Pride has plenty of pleasant indoor and outdoor seating, a to-go bottle shop, and a permanent parking spot for the new Bacon food truck graciously supplying an ever present aroma of syrup and bacon in the air.


SCHOOL HOUSE PUB

2207 Manor Road | facebook.com/schoolhousepubaustin Neighbors and kin to the popular Manor staple Mi Madres, School House pub has been in the works for a few years. School House, named to match is outward appearance, will be opening this spring and focus on local and craft beer with 20 rotating taps. Edgar and Christina Torres of Mi Madres, plan to complement their beer selection with a modest menu of sandwiches, burgers, and a house pickle program (We can pickle that!). School House will also feature a full bar with a ten drink menu focusing heavily on bourbon and scotch based concoctions.

GROWLER ROOM

6800 Burnet Road | growlerroom.com Like many great ideas, Growler Room was born in a garage. Owner Dean Schlett had been running a custom engraving shop specializing in beer steins, pub glasses, growlers and other handy bar items for a few years out of his garage before his business grew to the point he needed more space. Being in retail space surrounded by growlers it took Dean little time to obviously jump to his business’s newest venture, the Growler Room. With 16 taps all focused on local and/or draft only releases, the Growler Room will be just that: a retail space to get and fill growlers with no pint sales or seating available. HAYMAKER 2310 Manor Road | to come Another newcomer on the hiptastic east Manor road, Haymaker is brought to you by the same folks behind south Austin’s popular Black Sheep Lodge. Using the same successful mold as BSL (and brand makers at Helms Workshop), Haymaker aims to be another solid neighborhood joint focusing on regionally inspired comfort sandwiches and poutine (eh!). At the time of print, they planned on 40 taps with half of them occupied by local breweries. Watch closely as the old blue Napa store on Manor transforms into Haymaker some time this spring.


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Wait for it… It’s been a long and, at times, bumpy road. But now more people than ever are able to enjoy Brooklyn beers all over the world. Throughout the years, some of the friends we’ve made have risen to artistic fame. We could think of no better way to celebrate our 25th anniversar y than to par tner with Fred Tomaselli, Roxy Paine, Joe Amrhein and Elizabeth Crawford, all of whom agreed to contribute ar t to grace the labels of a Silver Anniversar y Lager. Our celebrated Brewmaster Garrett Oliver crafted a double bock version of our first beer, Brooklyn Lager, to commemorate the anniversar y. We can’t show you the paintings now, but we’ll be rolling out the four labels throughout 2013. Hang tight… the paint’s dr ying. Steve Hindy, co-founder and president The Brooklyn Brewery 79 N 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249 U BrooklynBrewery.com U Facebook.com/TheBrooklynBrewery U @BrooklynBrewery U BrooklynBloggery.com


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Daytrippin’ on the #3 Bus by CHRIS TROUTMAN

Photos by SHAWN PHILLIPS

THE #3 CAP METRO BUS PUB CRAWL HAS been in our crosshairs for a few years now. Ever since Lee Nichols (I Love Beer blog) first published his own trip experience back in the 2000 aughts we got the bug to do our own ride. The legendary trip is simple in concept: purchase an all day bus pass and make that #3 bus your personal concierge to Burnet’s treasure trove of beer joints. The traditional trip starts at NXNW and hits a myriad of pubs, dives, joints, legends, myths, brew pubs, and bars as far south as Uncle Billy’s if you have the stamina and fortitude to keep your shit together enough not to be dismissed from either bar or bus. We knew we did not. So we augmented our trip to fewer stops in a shorter distance. Like a quality over quantity thing, something this column often overlooks. This go round we decided to invite a few friend media types (friendalists?) to keep things interesting and hopefully get a few different takes on our experience. What’s the saying here? One man’s orchard is another man’s apple pie, I think. Or it’s hard to hear the forest when the trees are falling all around you. Either way, Eric of An Avenue (AA) (craftisbetter.com) and Caroline and Sarah from Bitch Beer blog (BBB) (bitchbeer. org) came along to eat our apple pie scraps in our felled forest. Look for their “coverage” on their respective blogs (both amongst the best 10 food blogs according to the Austin Chronicle). We were actually surprised AA joined us after we stood him up the week before when we canceled due to the Austin Marathon fucking the bus route and neglected to inform him until he texted us while sitting at the NXNW bar excitedly awaiting our arrival (Eric, I swear I wrote it and pressed send. God only knows what happened to my DM after that. I blame the marathon.). So the following Sunday after standing Eric up, we began our day with brunch at NXNW. It was family style and loads of fun. A lot of it derived from Nate the balloon guy who made Aaron’s kid a pretty impressive dragonfly. Afterwards we approached him about blowing at our release party. He quoted an hourly rate more than we


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make in a day, but explained he was worth it being he was the best in Austin for sure, if not America. And also he would do sexy balloons. One less curve in that dragonfly’s tail and our family brunch would have gone into the blue. We left Nate and the families and had a few at the Northby bar. Dunkels, Pales, and some chili infused barrel aged stouts were consumed quickly and enjoyably. We wandered north towards a bunch of trees and a Target and then sat for a while before we got on the bus. The ride was dull and not much happened. Coming south of 183 (back in REAL Austin, amiright?) we exited our mass transit DD and totally crossed Burnet at the crosswalk to get to Buddy’s Place. Eric ordered us five Lonestar tallboys like an old pro and we meekly shuffled into the “game room” area of Buddy’s, wryly dodging visual knives from the regulars perching at the bar at noon. I think the hostility was due to Eric’s hoodie and they were still fresh off the Trayvon whirlwind. We played shuffleboard and took ironic photos, unaware of the Bitch Beer girls’ tweet attempts to catch up. I’m sure their version of the story goes something like this: “Those ABG jerks think they’re such hot shots and were so full of themselves they didn’t even have the time to reply to us. Assholes.” Well I’ll have you know, yes, that was the case. Upon reading their seething messages, we exited Buddy’s one beer less than we had hoped and made our way to the southbound stop, again totally using the crosswalk (we

really did this time, I think). After sitting ten minutes past the bus’s supposed arrival time, we decided that time is beer and we walked to the bar inside Waterloo Icehouse, conveniently located just a few steps from the stop. It was breakfast time for all the drunks from the night before and when the staff told us to take a seat anywhere and then looked confused when we walked to the bar we thought perhaps this was not the best idea. The bar was littered with Firestone Walker coasters (yeah, seriously) and cold pitchers of syrup. There’s a hidden meaning in there somewhere, I just haven’t found it yet. We ordered our own pitcher of Live Oak Big Bark and drank nervously as we tried to keep watch for the impending bus arrival through the front windows. It wasn’t the best stop, but it was better than sitting around the bus stop like a bunch of sober jerks. Meanwhile the Bitch Beer girls warmed the Hopdoddy bar for us, enjoying schooner after iced schooner of local beer crafted to be enjoyed almost any other way than that (although I’ve heard Matt from Stay Hoppy Austin prefers them this way). When we arrived there was a line out the door and standing room only at the bar. We quickly realized that standing room was invented by us and not intended by the staff after several of them elbowed us out of the way. A few seats opened up and we made our beverage choices as follows: Chris-Austin Beerworks Pearl Snap, Shawn-Austin Beerworks Pearl Snap, Eric-Austin Beerworks Pearl Snap, Josh-Austin Beerworks Pearl-chelada (see Booze a la Carte December edition), Aaron-a fucking Snookie style margarita with drainas-you-drink mini-Corona bottle. After we


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DRAUGHT HOUSE drank our beers and Aaron fist pumped till his shoulder went out and then got in a fight on the board walk, we headed back to the bus stop, now a party of seven. Next stop: Billy’s on Burnet. We arrived at everyone’s favorite family dive bar just in time as our bodies had burnt our brunch fuels processing alcohol and powering our legs to walk from bus to bar all morning and we needed to replenish. Although well known for their burgers, there was only time for some fried delicacies of the okra and pickle variety. These paired nicely with (512) IPAs and Topo Chico. We took full advantage of the patio as we consumed these beers and snacks, but did not stay long. We were on a roll and in no mood to tarry long. Math, space, and time skills combined to help us decide to walk to Pinthouse Pizza instead of waiting for the next 30 minute bus. It was not bad and of course we used the cross walk again. Pinthouse had the front and back doors wide open on this glorious day allowing the breeze and sunshine to have their way with it’s interior, making the stop all the more magical. Brewer Joe Mohrfeld

(pre-mullet, mind you) was around and joined our motley cru for a few fine house beers. I had the Calma Muerta, which is quickly becoming my go-to PHP jam. As he’s been known to do from time to time, Joe brought our group out a pre-tap wall sample of his upcoming Old Beluga Amber. I’m not typically a fan of this style (I was really into ambers’ earlier stuff), but Joe’s take on it was a pleasant change of pace. You’ve been put on notice, Newcastle. Somewhere in there, Kevin joined us at Pinthouse (remember Kevin from the Boulder B&L? He’s the guy that skipped Avery to buy a house). I think we bent the rules and all ordered a second beer and spent a fair amount of time hammering out the #IronBrew details with Joe when at some point we made a few decisions that determined the fate of the rest of our trip. Instead of keeping up the in-andout one-beer-and-done pace, we decided (or it just sort of happened) to order a pitcher of the Firestone Walker Wookie Jack, take advantage of Kevin’s soberness and readily available car, and ditch the bus in favor of more Wookie Jack. Shit was tasty at the time. Call us undisciplined, but we just did what felt right at the time. In the end it meant we cut our ride a little short, but I’m pretty sure we were all still winners when two trips later in Kevin’s new VW we all sat satisfied, in good spirits and with more Firestone Walker in glass at the new Draught House picnic tables. Wives and families rejoined to celebrate our victorious day, or more importantly drive us home. We fell off one at a time; some with time to bid farewell, some just disappearing in the late February sunset, but none forgotten. This trip was one of the few that weighed the scale heavy on the beer and light on the loathing and I’d like to end it in the immortal words of “T” from When In Austin, “Holla at your bus.” Holla at your mother fucking bus.


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Hops and Grain Brewery INFO BREWER/FOUNDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Josh Hare ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winter 2011/12 TOURS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Friday 2-6pm Saturday 12-4pm URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.hopsandgrain.com

YEAR ROUND BEERS EVaZ9d\EVaZ6aZ STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . American Pale Ale ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.0% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Cans QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dry, hoppy, bitter FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fish tacos, salt and vinegar chips, gummy bears

KdajbZhd[DV`HZg^Zh STYLE . . . . . . . . . . Oak aged small batch series IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oak & booze 9ZaGdWaZHZg^Zh STYLE . . . . . . . . 100 % barrel fermented series IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Subtle

Note: Follow H&G on Twitter, Facebook, or their newsletter for the latest Greenhouse, Volumes of Oak, and Del Roble beers.

WE RECOMMEND Pale Dog, Greenhouse, Del Roble

6ai"ZgVi^dc6aZ STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Düsseldorf-style Altbier ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.2% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Cans QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Malty, nutty, moody FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL. . . . . . . . . . . Grilled fish, any kind of meat on a stick I]Z<gZZc]djhZHZg^Zh STYLE . . . . . . . Rotating series of small batches IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taste the rainbow

Bringing his Colorado beer knowledge and inspiration to Austin, Josh Hare has opened one of Austin’s two East side breweries. With two year-round beers canned for easy use during your outdoor drinking endeavors (and a third on the horizon, a hoppy lager called The One They Call Zoe), and a constantly rotating selection of Greenhouse beers, Hops & Grain has something for everyone. The ALT-eration took home gold at the 2012 World Beer Cup, and the Greenhouse lineup has grown to include a Baltic Porter, Belgian Porter, and the Volumes of Oak series of oak aged beers. They even collaborated on a beer with us called Night RYE-der. If that isn’t enough, Hops and Grain is an environmentally sustainable operation that uses up-cycled malted barley from brewing to make natural and wheat free dog treats called Brew Biscuits.


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Live Oak Brewing Co. INFO BREWER/FOUNDER . . . .Chip McElroy (owner, founder), Dusan Kwiatkowski (Brewer) ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997 TOURS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sundays at Noon, twice a month (RSVP required) URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.liveoakbrewing.com

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HX]lVgoW^Zg STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Schwarzbier ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.8% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . .Draft (Early Spring) QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Roasty, coffee, smooth FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . Breakfast tacos (yes, breakfast tacos)

=Z[ZLZ^oZc STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hefeweizen ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.1% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bananas, cloves, hazy, super refreshing FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL. . .Blue cheese!

Gd\\ZcW^Zg STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roggenbier ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.8% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . Draft (Late Spring) QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . Smooth, fruity, drinkable FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . Pastries, mild cheeses, melon

E^ao STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Czech Pilsner ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.7% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hoppy, dry, refreshing FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . .Sausage, pizza, burgers, anything really

WE RECOMMEND Pilz, HefeWeizen, Schwarzbier *See full listing of available beers at www.austinbeerguide.com

A^WZgVi^dc6aZ STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .American IPA ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.3% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . Hoppy, great malt balance FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . Tobacco, foie gras or other duck dishes

Built by hand by Chip McElroy in a small (and now worn) building on the east side of town, Live Oak has been an Austin staple since 1997. They use an old-world style of brewing mostly practiced throughout Germany and the Czech Republic and use techniques such as open fermentation and secondary lagering on some of their styles to give their beers a very distinct Live Oak taste. This is best reďŹ&#x201A;ected in their Pilz and much beloved HefeWeizen.


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Draught House INFO LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4112 Medical Pkwy Austin, TX 78756 PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .512-452-MALT HOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mon-Thu 3pm–2am, Fri-Sun 1pm–2am URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.draughthouse.com

HOUSE BEER SAMPLING GZYEaVcZi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Red Ale 7dbWVn>E6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .American IPA <jnHb^aZnB^aY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dark Mild Ale H^YVbdB^a`Hidji . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Milk Stout <dhZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gose

BREW PUB SNAPSHOT Brewer Josh Wilson likes to keep his beers moving. Josh doesn’t adhere to the general brew pub rules that say you have to develop four solid recipes and keep those on year long while only reserving a few taps for experimentation and seasonals. After visiting Draught House for a few years, you may notice that Josh keeps a loose yearly brewing schedule with styles and specific brews mirroring the seasonal calender.

WE RECOMMEND Malt Ball, Red Planet (also Double Red Planet), Bombay IPA

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(512) Brewing Co. INFO

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BREWER/FOUNDER . . . .Kevin Brand (Owner), Nate Seale (Brewer) ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Summer 2008 TOURS. . . . . . . . . . . Some Saturdays with RSVP URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.512brewing.com

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*&'7aVX`>E6 STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Black IPA ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . .Draft (Early Spring) QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hoppy, bitter, coffee FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL. . . . . . . . . . Pork tamales, supreme (yeah, supreme) nachos

*&'>E6 STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .American IPA ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hoppy, citrusy, solid FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . .Spicy thai, tex-mex, italian, ALL pizza, BBQ

*&'L]^h`Zn7VggZa6\ZY 9djWaZEZXVcEdgiZg STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Imperial Porter ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.2% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . .Draft/Bottles (Limited) QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . Vanilla, coconut, pecans FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL. . . . . . Digestion

*&'EZXVcEdgiZg STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Porter ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.8% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . .Full bodied, roasty, pecans FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . .Red meats, ice cream, chocolate

*&'6AI STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Altbier ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.0% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . Draft (Late Spring) QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . .Roasty, nutty, slightly sweet FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL. . . . . . . . .Grilled sausages, fish

*&'L^i STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wit or white beer ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.2% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP. . .Light, semi-tart, hint of grapefruit FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . White pizza, light pastas, hummus, salads, seafood

WE RECOMMEND ALT, IPA, Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter

*See full listing of available beers at www.austinbeerguide.com

Kevin Brand moved back to Austin from California in early 2008 to start the brewery and began brewing beer that summer. Brand’s initial lineup was the Wit, Pale, and IPA, but quickly added the Pecan Porter to the year round line up after the enormous reception it received as the first winter seasonal. Currently (512)’s beers are only available on draft but they have released a limited number of bottles of Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter (along with Wild Bear and THREE) in the past and sprinkled them around town. They recently acquired two foeders to add to their barrel program. Only time will tell what sour and wild beers will start coming out of south Austin.


Currently available: (512) Whiskey Barrel Double Pecan Porter Next up: (512) Black IPA

512brewing.com

Unique Ales Brewed in South Austin Local, Domestic & Organic Ingredients Hand Crafted & Self Distributed Family Owned & Operated


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Independence Brewing Co. INFO BREWER/FOUNDER. . . .Rob & Amy Cartwright ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fall 2004 TOURS. . . . . . . . . . . First Saturday of the month URL . . . . . . . . .www.independencebrewing.com

YEAR ROUND BEERS 7ddiaZ\\Zg7gdlc6aZ STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . American Brown Ale ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Bottle QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big roasty malt flavor, caramel, nutty FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . . . Steak, roasted pork, Chinese takeout >cYZeZcYZcXZEVaZ6aZ STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . American Pale Ale ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.5% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Bottle QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . Piney, hoppy, light malt FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . Reubens, sausage and peppers HiVh]>E6 STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .American IPA ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Bottle

QUICK SIP. . . . . Very hoppy, balanced malt body FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . Greasy-fatty Mexican, pizza 8dck^Xi=^aaDVibZVaHidji STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oatmeal Stout ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.5% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Bottle QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cacao, licorice, roast FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . . . . . . Ice cream, chocolate, toffee

CURRENT SEASONAL AjejajhiIg^eZa STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tripel ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sweet, alcohol, grain FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL Popcorn, spicy nuts from the Draught House

WE RECOMMEND Stash IPA, Convict Hill, Lupulust

*See full listing of available beers at www.austinbeerguide.com

Husband and wife Rob and Amy Cartwright started Independence Brewing Co. in South Austin in 2004, but were active members of the ATX brewing community long before. Rob began brewing at Austin’s Copper Tank (RIP) in 1994 and after meeting Amy decided to open the brewery. Prior to opening the brewery the couple embedded themselves in the Austin beer community by putting on the Texas Craft Brewers Festival in 2004 and 2005. Since opening, Independence has created a local niche for themselves by packaging the OU Suks bottles every fall for the UT vs. OU game, supplying the Alamo Drafthouse house beer from 2004-2009, and hosting the largest monthly beer gathering at their first Saturday tasting and tours. They have been releasing one-off beers in their Brewluminati series. For latest info on this series stay tuned here: www.independencebrewing.com/our-beers/brewluminat


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South Austin Brewing Co. INFO BREWER/FOUNDER . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Weeks ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winter 2012 TOURS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Check website URL . . . . . . . . . . .www.southaustinbrewing.com

YEAR ROUND BEERS 7Za\^VcHinaZ<daYZc6aZ STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Belgian Golden Ale ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.8% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Bottle QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . .Fruity esters, quaffable, brite, smooth FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . . . . .Fish, fruits and honey, soft cheeses, frites HV^hdc9É6jhi^c STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belgian Saison ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Bottle QUICK SIP . . . . . . . . . . . . Sweet, spicy, peppery FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . . Salads, chicken, pheasant, fruit

WE RECOMMEND Belgian Style Golden Ale, Saison D’Austin

SOUTH AUSTIN’S GRAND OPENING

Parked in the same neighborhood as Independence and (512) breweries, South Austin Brewing Co. have been chomping at the bit to get to brewing since 2010. Founder Jordan Weeks has a rich brewing history in Austin, and with his trusty 50-barrel Newlands brewhouse plans to supply the fine folks of South Austin and beyond with yummy Belgian inspired beers. Out of the gates, SABC are slinging beers both on draft and in 750 ml cork and cage bottles to be found at finer locations. They recently commemorated their one year anniversary with a party, complete with a performance by quintessential South Austin band the Gourds.


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Namaste Brewing at the Whip In INFO

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LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1950 IH-35 Austin, TX 78704 PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 512-442-5337 HOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10am–12am URL . . . . . . . . . . www.whipin.com/brewery.htm

Born a simple family owned convenience store on the side of I-35, Whip In was not content to live its days out that way. After becoming one of the top bottle shops in Austin, they slowly crept tap by delicious tap to becoming one of the largest draft and Texas brewed beer selections in town. And now, they are home to Namaste Brewing.

HOUSE BEER SAMPLING 7gV]bVaZ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .American IPA K^h]cVk^ig^eVaZ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tripel <VcZh]VaZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Belgian Quad @Va^Yjg\VaZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barleywine AV`h]b^=Z[Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spiced Wheat Ale

WE RECOMMEND Brahmale

Uncle Billy’s INFO

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LOCATION. . . . . . . . . 1530 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX 78704 PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 512-476-0100 HOURS . . . . . . . . . . . Sun – Thur: 11am – 12am, Fri – Sat: 11am – 11pm URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.unclebillysaustin.com

Texas is BBQ heaven. Austin is Texas Craft Beer heaven. Put them together and you get Uncle Billy’s Brew and Que. Now with two locations, Uncle Billy’s is the ideal spot after boating on the lake or a day of festival-ing at Zilker Park. Along with their regular lineup of four beers, you’ll find 2-3 rotating house beers and a handful of Texas guest taps.

HOUSE BEER SAMPLING 7VX`)%7adcYZ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blonde 6\VkZL^i. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Witbier 6m=VcYaZEVaZ6aZ . . . . . . . American Pale Ale =deOdbW^Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .American IPA

WE RECOMMEND Agave Wit, Hop Zombie


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Adelbert’s Brewery INFO BREWER/FOUNDER . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Hovey ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winter 2011/12 TOURS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fridays, 5-8pm URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.adelbertsbeer.com

YEAR ROUND BEERS 7VggZa"6\ZYCV`ZYCjc STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Belgian-Style Witbier ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.8% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Bottle QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corriander, soft, zesty FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . . . . .Fruit, salty and/or herb cheese

HXgViX]^cÉ=^eed STYLE . . . . . . . . . . Belgian Style Biere de Garde ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.8% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Bottle QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . Malty, earthy, semi-sweet FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . . . . . Thai, steak, spicy Italian

WE RECOMMEND Scratchin’ Hippo, Philosophizer

*See full listing of available beers at www.austinbeerguide.com

E]^adhde]^oZg STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belgian-Style Saison ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.8% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Bottle QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . .Citrusy, spicy, balanced FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . . . Grilled chicken, rich fish dishes, prosciutto and brie Ig^eZa7 STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belgian Style Tripel Ale ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.3% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Bottle QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cloudy, candy, fruity FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . Spinach salad, strawberries, lobster

In early 2010, Scott Hovey was ripe for a mid-life career change and when he looked for inspiration he found it in the eclectic and exciting life of his deceased older brother, Adelbert. Adelbert’s is a tribute to George Adelbert Hovey (1953-2000), Scott’s brother. Always a fan of Belgian style ales, Scott was introduced to the complexities and flavor possibilities in bottle conditioned aged Belgian beers at the 2010 Craft Brewers Conference. He returned and set out to start Austin’s first all Belgian style bottle and keg conditioned brewery, aptly named after his older brother. Of the six beers to be released in 2012, each one is named after an experience or story that his brother Adelbert loved to tell. Look for more barrel-aged ales to come out in 2013.


the first year

Celebrating a lifetime of adventure one year and one beer at a time! join us every friday from 5-8 at the brewery for a tour and tasting! more info at

adelberts.com


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Austin Beerworks INFO BREWER/FOUNDER . . . . . . . . Adam DeBower, Michael Graham, Mike McGovern and Will Golden ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Summer 2011 TOURS. . . . . . . .Fridays, 5-8pm (RSVP required) URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.austinbeerworks.com

YEAR ROUND BEERS 7aVX`I]jcYZg<ZgbVcHX]lVgo STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Schwarzbier ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.2% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Cans QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roasted, coffee, slightly hoppy, dry FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . S’mores, scones, beef jerkey ;^gZ:V\aZ6bZg^XVc>E6 STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .American IPA ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Cans QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hoppy, piney FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . . . . Thai, steak, spicy Italian

QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drinkable, crisp FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . . . Vegan hotdogs, pickles, Sidora’s homemade Chex mix EZVgaHcVe<ZgbVcE^ah STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . German Pilsner ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.3% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Cans QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Light, hoppy, crisp FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . .Sausage, breads, mustard, burgers

CURRENT SEASONAL <daY;^hi7Za\^Vc"HinaZ<daYZc6aZ STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belgian-Style Golden Ale IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . .Malty sweet, fruity, slightly spicy from the yeast esters FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . . . Dates, roasted quail, fruit cake

WE RECOMMEND Fire Eagle, Pearl Snap

EZVXZbV`Zg:migVEVaZ STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Extra Pale Ale ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.1% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Cans

Austin Beerworks is a collection of four friends spanning from the East coast to Austin, united and “hell-bent on excellence” in beer making. The beerworkers, Michael, Will, Adam and Mike, have raised an impressive production brewery and cannery in the northwest sector of town since April 2011. With their regular lineup of four beers, including 2011 GABF silver medal winner Peacemaker Extra Pale, the four friends have come storming out of the gates and onto the Austin beer scene. The Austin Beerworks fellows aim to make super tasty, yet drinkable beers, perfect for our refined, but also often heat-parched Austin palates. Look for seasonal releases and a new IPA series to be released in 16 oz cans soon, starting with their Black IPA.


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Circle Brewing Co. INFO BREWER/FOUNDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ben Sabel and Jud Mulherin ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winter 2010/11 TOURS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quarterly open houses; check website URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.circlebrewing.com

YEAR ROUND BEERS 6a^W^7adcYZ STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blonde Ale ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.3% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crisp, FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL. . . . . . . . . Chicken masala, hummus, sushi

QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Light hops, spicy, biscuity malt, crisp FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL. . . . . . . . . . .Grilled meats, chips and salsa, seafood C^\]ia^\]i9gn>g^h]Hidji STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Irish Dry Stout ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.7% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roasty, dry, cocoa FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL. . . .Raw oysters, shepherd’s pie, stew

WE RECOMMEND Nightlight, Envy, Circle App

7ajgIZmVh=Z[Z STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hefeweizen ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.6% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . Bananas, light, gulpable FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . .Pizza, salad, crab legs :ckn6bWZg6aZ STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amber Ale ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.8% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft

Ben Sabel and Jud Mulherin were childhood friends in Tennessee. As youngsters they shared a dream to open a “shop.” Like many young friends, as they grew up, their lives took different paths, but they never lost touch. And they never forgot their dream. As adults they both loved beer, so it was inevitable that their dream would morph into becoming brewery owners. Circle Brewing appeared on the internet beer rumor mill in the second half of 2008. Fast forward two years, Ben and Jud were brewing their first batches of beer for Austin. Envy Amber and Blur Texas Hefe were their first beers to be released. They followed those with their Nightlight Dry Irish Stout. Circle brews their beer following the Reinheitsgebot, the German purity law from 1516. Their basic philosophy: to make beer “with only the best ingredients and NONE of the other stuff.” If you can find Smokin’ Beech on tap somewhere, get it while you can.


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Black Star Co-op INFO

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LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . .7020 Easy Wind Drive Midtown Commons, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78752 PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 512-452-BEER HOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mon-Thu 4pm–12am, Fri-Sat 11am–1am, Sun 11am–12am URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.blackstar.coop

Black Star Co-op is the first known cooperatively run/owned brew pub in the world with members from across the globe. Monthly beer socials, starting in 2006, provided an outlet for recruiting new members and grew to host up to 500 members at each gathering. Black Star Co-op encapsulates everything Austin with an emphasis on local producers and community action, all through enjoyment of local beer.

HOUSE BEER SAMPLING GdkZg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Belgian Golden Ale :aWV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . American Wheat Ale 9dXidgKV^c\adgn . . . . Sour American Pale Ale KZXidg . . . . . . Imperial Cascadian Dark Rye Ale

WE RECOMMEND Elba, Vector


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BELGIAN GOLDEN ALE BREWED WITH 150 LBS OF GOODFLOW LOCAL WILDFLOWER HONEY

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INSANELY HOPPED IMPERIAL CASCADIAN DARK RYE ALE

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North by Northwest INFO

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LOCATION. . . . . . . . . 10010 Capital of TX Hwy N Austin, TX 78759 PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 512-467-6969 HOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varied, check website URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.nxnwbrew.com

North by Northwest is Austin’s most upscale brew pub and offers a complete menu, with the restaurant itself driving many people to the establishment. Identifiable by the grain silo out front, the feel is very “Northwest lodge,” rounded out by stone, wood and a fireplace. The beers are solid and their monthly cask nights have a dedicated following.

HOUSE BEER SAMPLING Cdgi]ZgcA^\]i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pilsner 9jX`VWjh]6bWZg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amber Ale En_^c\dEVaZ6aZ . . . . . . . . . . American Pale Ale D`VcV\Vc7aVX`6aZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Black Ale 7Vgidc@g^Z` . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sour/Lambic

WE RECOMMEND Pyjingo Pale Ale, Barton Kriek

Pinthouse Pizza INFO

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LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4729 Burnet Road Austin, TX 78756 PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 512-436-9605 HOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sun-Wed 11am-11pm, Thu-Sat 11am-12am URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.pinthousepizza.com

Pinthouse Pizza opened to much anticipation in the fall of 2012, on the cusp of Austin Beer Week. Following California’s Pizza Port model, the brew pub slings beers from the bar, and pizzas from the counter in the beer hall-esque atmosphere. Head brewer Joe Morfield brews a solid line up of staple beers, along with a series of special releases and his Fallen Cask IPA series. Go for the pizza, stay for the beer.

HOUSE BEER SAMPLING 8VabVBjZgiV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Session Ale >gdc<Zccn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pale Ale 7ZVgYZYHZVa . . . . . . . .Imperial Dry Irish Stout BVcDÉLVg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .American IPA ;VaaZc8Vh` . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IPA Series

WE RECOMMEND Bearded Seal, Man O’ War


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Infamous Brewing Co. INFO BREWER/FOUNDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zack Perry & Josh Horowitz ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring 2013 URL . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.infamousbrewing.com

YEAR ROUND BEERS >E6 STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .American IPA ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Bottle QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Malty, bitter, solid FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL. . . Salami, chili fries, gun powder

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WE RECOMMEND IPA

Zack Perry, Josh Horowitz and brewer Matt Bitsche left various career backgrounds to start Infamous Brewing Co. in Austin and got the wheels rolling for Infamous in June of 2012. In less than a they year got their brewhouse up and running. Infamous will come on the scene this spring with their take on a cream ale and an IPA, with plans to release other seasonal and special releases.




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Jester King Craft Brewery INFO BREWER/FOUNDER . . . . . . . . Jeffrey Stuffings and Michael Steffing ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fall 2010 TOURS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Most Saturdays, 1-4pm URL . . . . . . . . . . . . www.jesterkingbrewery.com

YEAR ROUND BEERS 7aVX`BZiVa STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . Farmhouse Imperial Stout ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Bottle QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Big roast, coffee, chocolate FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL. . .Cheesecake, roast beef and other bloody meats AZEZi^iEg^cXZ STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Farmhouse Table Beer ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.9% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Bottle QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subtle hop spininess, yeast esters, wild flowers FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . Crackers and light cheeses, pears, grilled flaky white fish BVYBZ\ STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . .Provisional Farmhouse Ale ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.6% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Bottle

QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spicy, earthy, dry FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . . Tomato salad, soft cheeses, sardines

CURRENT SEASONAL 9VhzWZg`^cY STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saison/Farmhouse Ale ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.5% IMBIBING OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Draft/Bottle QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tart, earthy FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL. . . . . . . .Apples, roasted turkey

WE RECOMMEND Le Petit Prince, Das Überkind *See full listing of available beers at austinbeerguide.com

Ambitious from the start, the brothers made their commercial debut with a session beer, wearing the moniker Commercial Suicide. It was anything but. They have since transitioned this beer, along with their original lineup to farmhouse versions (Farmhouse Wytchmaker, Farmhouse Black Metal, etc.), brewed a second collaboration beer on the market with gypsy brewer, Mikkeller, called Beer Geek Rodeo / Whiskey Rodeo / Weasel Rodeo (you can still find these if you know the right places to look), and have most recently released a new round of their sour barrel aged creations (Buddha’s Brew, Funk Metal, Das Überkind, RU-55, and Ol’ Oi!). In mid-2012 they shifted their packaging efforts to focus mainly on bottles with just few naturally carbonated kegs and gravity casks available for bars. Their tasting room is open most Saturday afternoons at the brewery, and is most often the best place to find and grab their latest beers.


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Real Ale Brewing Co. INFO BREWER/FOUNDER . . . . . . . . . . Philip & Diane Conner (Founders), Brad Farbstein (Owner), Tim Schwartz, Erik Ogershok (Head Brewers) ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1996 TOURS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fridays 2-5pm URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.realalebrewing.com

YEAR ROUND BEERS 9Zk^aÉh7VX`WdcZ STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belgian-Style Tripel ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.1% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Bottle QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sweet, boozey, honey FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . . . . Tuna salad, grilled cheese, tomato soup ;^gZbVch)7adcYZ6aZ STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blonde Ale ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.1% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Bottle QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Light, bready malts FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . .Poultry, pizza, whatever’s on the grill Adhi<daY>E6 STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .American IPA ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.6% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Bottle QUICK SIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Citrusy hops, strong malt background

FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . . . . Fried chicken, gorgonzola, gumbo (spicy or otherwise) G^d7aVcXdEVaZ6aZ STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . English Pale Ale ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.3% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Bottle QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Light hops, spicy, biscuity malt, crisp FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . .Seafood grilled chicken, chips and salsa

CURRENT SEASONAL GZVa=ZVkn STYLE . . . . . . . . Strong Scotch Ale (Wee Heavy) ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.7% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP . . . . . . . . . . . . Caramel, malty, nutty FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . . Classic burger and fries, fish and chips

WE RECOMMEND Lost Gold IPA, Brewers’ Cut Series *See full listing of available beers at www.austinbeerguide.com

One of the longer running breweries in central Texas, Real Ale has been in operation since 1996. The brewery originally operated out of a basement of an antique shop in Blanco (50 minutes outside Austin). In 1998, current owner Brad Farbstein took over. Maxed out at 5,500 barrels a year, Real Ale moved just outside the downtown area in 2006 to a new facility that allowed them to produce 10-12 times that amount. In 2009 they started bottling their seasonal beers. In 2010, they began turning out a series of experimental Mysterium Verum (Real Mystery) beers, including seasonals aged in oak barrels or entirely new brews. Currently, they are rolling out their new Brewers’ Cut small batch series with a Signature Hop Pale Ale, Black Quad, then a Dry Hopped Porter and Imperial Red. Up next: an Altbier and a Blonde Bareleywine. Seek them out.


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Rogness Brewing Co. INFO FOUNDERS . . . . . . Forrest and Diane Rogness ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring 2012 TOURS. . . Most Saturdays, 1pm (RSVP required) URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.rognessbrewing.com

RECENT RELEASES 7ZVgYn<jVgY STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Biere de Garde ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Slight spice, earthy, FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . . . . .HEB rotisserie chicken (you know, the kind you get at HEB when you are too lazy to cook) Dhi STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Porter IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Bottle QUICK SIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Smooth, cocoa, malty FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . . . Veggie burger, fried anything GViiaZg STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pale Ale ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.5% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Citrusy hops, malty FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . .Ramen, pad see ew

IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Bottle QUICK SIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . Smoky, sweet, toffee FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . Smoked gouda, pork chop, brisket Nd\^ STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spiced Amber ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.2% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft/Bottle QUICK SIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chai-like FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . . . Indian curry, cinnamon rolls, sunrises 7ddbhaVc\ STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .India Pale Lager ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.0% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chai-like FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . .Tacos al pastor, tabouli, flan

WE RECOMMEND Ost, Rook, Rattler *See full listing of available beers at www.austinbeerguide.com

Gdd` STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scotch Ale ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7% Founders Forrest and Diane Rogness, along with Dave Heath and Dan Wheeler, have been pumping out beers in Pflugerville ever since this project was kickstarted in 2012. And they do it without too much concern over style guidelines or popular “safe bet” beers. With the ethos of a homebrewer, Rogness aims to change it up, and keep it interesting, while delivering high quality brewed beers. You can find year-round and seasonal beers on draft or in 22 oz bottles around town, but if you swing by their tours you’ll get to see that homebrew mentality in action and try out the latest small batch concoctions they’re testing.


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Thirsty Planet Brewing Co. INFO BREWER/FOUNDER . . .Brian & Tammy Smittle ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Summer 2010 TOURS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Saturdays, 11am-3pm URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.thirstyplanet.net

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IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP . . . . . . . Crisp, refreshing, drinkable FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . .Sausage, crawfish

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Buckethead IPA, Thirsty Goat Amber

7jX`Zi]ZVY>E6 STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .American IPA ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.9% MBIBING OPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Slightly sweet, bitter finish, hoppy nose FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . .Pâté, pizza, fish and chips I]^ghin<dVi6bWZg STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amber Ale ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.8% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP . . . . . . . . . . . .Malty, clean, drinkable FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL. . . Sandwiches, chips and queso NZaadl6gbVY^aadL]ZVi STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .American Wheat ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.1%

Everyone remembers when they first really started falling in love with beer. For Brian Smittle it was while he was living in England studying British politics and experiencing true “real ale.” Following college graduation, Brian made the move to Colorado where he took his affection for beer one step further and volunteered at a brewery in Vail. He soon became a paid employee and full-time brewer (a.k.a. “living the dream”). Through his work there he met some college students who offered him an ownership piece of a brew pub in Oklahoma. They opened in 1993 and grew to include a brewery and four satellite stores. While successful, Brian wanted to get back to the brewing operations so he and his wife Tammy looked for a location to set up their own operation. They chose Austin and started putting their beers on the market in the summer of 2010 beginning with the Buckethead IPA.


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Twisted X Brewing Co. INFO BREWER/FOUNDER. . . . . . . . . . . .Jim Sampson and Shane Bordeau ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring 2011 TOURS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Check website URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.texmexbeer.com

YEAR ROUND BEERS 8dl8gZZ`EgZb^jbIZmBZm9Vg`AV\Zg STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vienna (Dark) Lager ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.4% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP . . . . . . . . . .Drinkable, slightly sweet FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . Gorditas, tostadas, tamales

QUICK SIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sweet, agave, oak FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . . . . . Mole or by itself after a big meal of mole Il^hiZYMEgZb^jbIZmBZmAV\Zg STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Light Lager ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.2% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP . . . . . . . .Light, very drinkable, clean FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . . . . Elote, nachos, enchiladas

WE RECOMMEND Fuego, Señor Viejo

;jZ\d?VaVeZŠd>c[jhZYIZmBZmE^ahcZg STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chile Beer/Pilsner ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.2% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft QUICK SIP . . . . . . . . . . . . Crisp, slightly dry, hot FOOD IT CHASES DOWN WELL . . . . . . . . Steak, roasted pork, Chinese takeout HZŠdgK^Z_dIZmBZm>beZg^Va7aVX`AV\Zg STYLE . . . . . Barrel Aged Imperial Schwarzbier ABV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.2% IMBIBING OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draft

Since our first issue in April 2011, Austin’s beer scene has changed (it seems to change and grow each month). One of those changes: Twisted X. It was started by Jim Sampson and Shane Bordeau in Cedar Park (though they have plans to move to a destination brewery in Dripping Springs in the future). They held their initial release party on Cinco de Mayo, where they introduced beer fans to the Fuego Jalapeño Infused Tex Mex Pilsner, Twisted X Premium Tex Mex Lager and then unnamed Premium Tex Mex Dark Lager. The dark lager has now been blessed with the moniker: Cow Creek. Also be on the look out for Siesta, a prickly pear lager. It is a summer seasonal that proved to be quite popular and could still pop up around town. With a Tex-Mex theme they are bound to quench the thirsts of a large swath of Austin beer drinkers. Austinites love Tex-Mex. Austinites love beer. Tex-Mex beer? Forget about it, a match made in heaven. Could a pico-de-gallo beer be in the works? Let’s hope so. Mole Porter—that’s the ticket!


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Barber Shop

Bastrop Brewhouse

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LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207 Mercer Street Dripping Springs, TX 78620 PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 512-829-4636 HOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varied, check website URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.barbershopbar.com

LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601 Chestnut Street Bastrop, TX 78602 PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 512-321-1144 HOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varied, check website URL . . . . . . . . . . . .www.bastropbrewhouse.com

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Barber Shop is another testament to the iron will of homebrewers. With an emphasis on the “bar” in Barber Shop, they left the historical buildings name the same, while sprucing up the inside with a lush wood bar, rustic amenities and a strategically occupied tap wall. Brewer John McIntosh intends to focus on English pub ales.

About an hour west of Austin and picturesquely located on the banks of the Colorado River near charming downtown, Bastrop Brewhouse provide classic American craft styles and comfort food to compliment the river side atmosphere. Like summer camp with beers! They brew a solid lineup of house beers and keep a decent selection of rotating local taps.


Double Horn Brewing Co.

Middleton Brewing

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LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208 Avenue H Marble Falls, TX 78654 PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-693-5165 HOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varied, check website URL . . . . . . . . . . . www.doublehornbrewing.com

LOCATION. . . . . . . 9595 Ranch Road 12, Suite 4 Wimberley, TX 78676 PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 512-847-3435 HOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varied, check website URL . . . . . . . . . . www.middletonbrewingllc.com

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Double Horn, the first and only brew pub in Burnet County, is seated right off 281 in Marble Falls. Frustrated by the lack of quality beer, food and atmosphere to enjoy it in, owner Dusty Knight opened Double Horn last May. Knight and head brewer Eric Casey have made it their mission to supply residents with quality house beers and local craft brews.

The owners, the Middleton’s, hail from the sunny state of California. They brought with them, like many other west coast brewers, a love for the HOP. In addition to hoppy monsters, they specialize in subtle Belgian style ales. They are housed in the same complex as Wimberley Brewing Company, a one stop pub crawl!


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Flix Brewhouse

Pecan Street Brewing

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LOCATION. . . . . . . . . 2200 South IH-35, Suite B1 Round Rock, TX 78681 PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 512-244-3549 HOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lobby opens one hour before first show time (See website for show times) URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.flixbrewhouse.com

LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 East Pecan Drive Johnson City, TX 78636 PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 830-868-2500 HOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varied, check website URL . . . . . . . . . . .www.pecanstreetbrewing.com

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Pecan Street resides in a space formerly occupied by the town hardware store, in Johnson City’s historic town square. Owners Tim and Patty Elliott, with their head brewer and son Sean, aim to make the brew pub the town gathering center that the hardware store once was. Their house beers and guest taps are complimented by head chef John Yachimski’s eclectic brick oven pizza, salad and burger menu.

How many movie theatres have a brewhouse in their front window? Not many. You might even catch brewmaster Justin Rizza, formerly of Independence Brewing, brewing up something tasty as you rush in for the latest Tolkien flick. Drink from their four regular and two seasonal house taps or one of many guest taps.

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Wimberley Brewing Co. INFO LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9595 Ranch Road 12 Wimberley, TX 78676 PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 512-847-3435 HOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Varied, check website URL . . . . . . . . . . . .www.wimberleybrewing.com

BREW PUB SNAPSHOT Wimberley Brewing is housed in the same complex as Middleton Brewing (Wimberley was there first). As you walk into Wimberley you will notice there are a lot of kids running around. Actually, they are not running around, they are working. This is a true family business. The beers are good here and the pizza is surprisingly fantastic. Try the spinach pizza.


More Texas Breweries *

ALAMO BEER COMPANY LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . San Antonio URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.alamobeer.com BRANCHLINE BREWING COMPANY LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . San Antonio ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2013 URL . . . . . . . . . . . .www.branchlinebrewing.com DEEP ELLUM BREWING COMPANY LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dallas ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2011 URL . . . . . . . . . . . .www.deepellumbrewing.com FRANCONIA BREWING COMPANY LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McKinney ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008 URL . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.franconiabrewing.com GUADALUPE BREWING COMPANY LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Braunfels ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2012 URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.guadalupebrew.com NO LABEL BREWING COMPANY LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katy ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2011 URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.nolabelbrew.com PEDERNALES BREWING COMPANY LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fredericksburg ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2012 URL . . . . . . . . . . . www.pedernalesbrewing.com

PETICOLAS BREWING COMPANY ** LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dallas ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2011 URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.peticolasbrewing.com RAHR & SONS BREWING COMPANY LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fort Worth ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004 URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.rahrbrewing.com RANGER CREEK BREWING & DISTILLING LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . San Antonio ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2010 URL . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.drinkrangercreek.com SAINT ARNOLD BREWING COMPANY LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.saintarnold.com SOUTHERN STAR BREWING COMPANY LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conroe ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008 URL . . . . . . . . . .www.southernstarbrewery.com SPOETZL BREWERY (SHINER) LOCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shiner ESTABLISHED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1909 URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.shiner.com

*Texas breweries with beer currently available in Austin **Limited releases


ABG PODCAST

Fish Fry Podcast with Tony Drewry Usually we have a brewery or brew pub host us for our unaward-winning podcasts, but this time we thought we’d just set it up in my dilapidated garage. Beer? Oh, we had plenty. Tony D. hooked us up with a cornucopia of DFW’s finest libations. Tony is our man in Fort Worth, although he seems to be in Austin almost every week. He was instrumental in the creation of this issue’s DFW Beer Guide. And that is pretty much what we talk about: FWD!

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Austin Beer Guide - Spring 2013