Monday, May 31, 2010

You Ain't Fishin' if You Ain't Drinkin'

The title of this post is a country song we wrote whilst on our most recent fishing trip in Florida. This post is actually kind of rip off of BTA's Because You Like Beer. Because you like beer, you like fishing. Right?

Now, one thing that sucks for a beer drinker about fishing is that most likely you have to get up early. And last night, let's say, you had a few. This is hard. But never fear, there is plenty of beer on the boat.

Then there is the manual f-ing labor of actually pulling in the fish.

The rewards are nice.

Oh wait, I meant the rewards. A beer. Or ten.

Fish on.

Friday, May 28, 2010

JK Tanks Coming

Read that. If you can't, go here.

Ok, back to the burgers

Apparently it is National Burger Day. So I guess that means I need to get a burger. As you know, I've been trying burgers from Texas Monthly's 50 Best Burgers in TX list. I've had five of the Austin burgers so far. Which one should I get tonight?:

12. Cover 3, Austin, Chop-House Burger (With Cheese and Bacon)

16. Max’s Wine Dive, Austin, Houston, Kobe Beef Burger
30. Roaring Fork, Austin, Half Ass Burger

Oh, and beer too, this is a beer blog after all.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

SA Anniversary Party and Austin Pub Crawl

From Saint Arnold:

Here are the party details:
What: 16th Anniversary Party
When: Sunday, June 13
Time: 1 PM to 4 PM
Cost: $36
Includes: Barbecue lunch, special glass and the spectacle of the Saint Arnold Olympics
For reservations, please follow this link:
Yes, this is a new reservation method for us so we will be monitoring it to make sure that it works. If you are making reservations for a group, please make sure to let the rest of your party know to check in under your name.

The teams for the Saint Arnold Olympics were chosen today. If you would like to audit our process, here is the video proof:


Reminder that we will be having a Downtown Austin Pub Crawl on Saturday, June 19. It will be in the late afternoon/early evening. More details coming soon.

Independence Pale Ales

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

One Litre Cans!!!

Hell yeah!


The Live Oak anniversary party was a while back now. I did not go, never fear, I sent Beertown Austin.

They have a good recap and funny video with Chip. Check it..........

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Charlie, Fred & Ken's Lager Shipping Now

Just read this over at All Good Beer.
The first 30th Anniv. Release was stupendous. Really, just perfect. I can not wait for this one.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


The latest My Last Pint is up .... WITH VIDEO. Wow.

Also, I am going out of town for four days. See you early next week.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bad Beer = Bad Dad

We all knew it, but now we have proof. Drinking bad beer will make you a bad dad. Drink good beer!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Depuceleuse Son!

First there was Brabant. Next Sui Generis. Then Black Tot. And now comes Depuceleuse.

I picked it up at Spec's Brodie Lane, where they only got one case and were about to send it up to Arbor Walk until I came in and busted it open. There are 23 bottles left. Arbor Walk should have it too.

I'll let you know how it pans out.

Monday, May 17, 2010

American Craft Beer Week!


Goings on at Flying Saucer:

And at the Draught House:

What else folks? Ginger Man? Where are you going?

Widmer Deadlift

After reading Patrick's review of Deadlift, I had to buy a four pack. I did not love it, but I really liked it. I love you, I'm not IN love with you. But look at that label. It's great. It makes me wanna grow out a curly mustache and don a top-hat.

Hercules is still my go-to Double IPA.

Friday, May 14, 2010

My Last Pint #5

MLP #5 with Joe from Jester King is up. Check it kids.

Firkin Friday @ Draught House

NB Ranger IPA, from Josh:
Tomorrow we are happy to offer a cask of New Belgium Ranger IPA, guaranteed to be dry hopped.
Tapping is a 3pm, as usual.

That was last night. So tomorrow is today. Friday. Firkin Friday Baby!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thirsty Planet is Brewing!

From their website:

May 11, 2010 WE ARE BREWING!

The Yellow Armadillo has hit the brew kettle! Happy day at the brewery for sure!!!


Cans Ahoy

Dem cans look good. These will be a welcome sight this summer (that is if they make it to TX).


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ranger Creek's Got a Home

From Ranger Creek:

Ranger Creek HQ is now official! We signed a lease on a great property that we're excited about. Can't wait for you guys to see it. Pictures coming soon.

More Beers Is Good

The breweries are starting to roll in, yesterday: Live Oak and Brooklyn were announced. Check out their Facebook for the most up to date info.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Oaked Real Ale XIII @ Zax

From their Facebook page:

This Wednesday at 6 we will be tapping a keg of Real Ale Barrel Aged Vol. XIII. Try it side by side with the unoaked version. #ontapatx

Mother's Mirror

To celebrate Mother's Day yesterday with my wife we opened a 2009 bottle of Mirror Mirror. It was really good, maybe amazing. That is all. Carry on.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Interesting Saint Arnold Items

Via ShaggyBevo (via SA Twitter):
-divine reserve 10 will be the winner of an english barleywine homebrew competition

-divine reserve 11 will be a wheat wine.

-no details on when either will be available

-bombers of DRs and seasonals are likely to appear on shelves at some point.

-DRs 1 (barleywine) and 5 (russian imperial stout) will be re-released at some point

-DR 9 (imperial pumpkin stout) is under consideration for seasonal release

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Good Word from the DH

First let us discuss what be happening tomorrows (FIRKIN FRIDAY):
Tomorrow we will tap a SUPER HOPPED Brooklyn IPA. If you like hops, you will not be disappointed, I guarantee it. Tapping @ 3pm.

And then this is what is happening for American Craft Beer Week at the DH:
Mon.- Come out and sample New Belgian beer for free, from 5-8pm, and receive a glass with beer purchase. We will also be raffling off sweet New Belgium cruiser.

Tues.- Sample Live Oak beer for free, 5-8pm, and receive a glass with beer purchase. Meet the brewers.

Wed.- Sample Deschutes beer for free, 5-8pm, receive a glass with beer purchase, other shwag too.

Thurs.- Sample North Coast Beer for free, 5-8pm, get an Old Rasputin glass with beer, meet Tom Allen, one of the owners of the brewery. Tapping of Draught House Whiskey Century.

Fri.- Sample Brooklyn beer for free, 5-8pm, receive a glass with pint purchase, also a quiz with prizes. Tapping of a 2007 keg of Brooklyn Chocolate Stout.

Sat.- Sample Real Ale beer for free, 5-8pm, receive a glass with beer purchase. Tapping of Highlander barrel aged Real Heavy.

Sunday- Beer and Cheese Tasting done in partnership with Antonelli's Cheese Shop. This is a ticketed event, which will be held from 1pm-3pm. A limited number of tickets will be for sale at the Draught House an Antonelli's for $45. Below are the details of the pairing-
  1. Live Oak Hefeweizen (TX) w/ Fresh Chevre (Pure Luck - TX)
  2. Brooklyn Lager (NY) w/ Lincoln Log (Zingerman’s Creamery - MI)
  3. Draught House Bombay IPA (TX) w/ Oma (von Trapp Farmstead - VT)
  4. North Coast Red Seal (CA) w/ Vermont Ayr (Crawford Family Farm - VT)
  5. Ommegang Hennepin (NY) w/ Ossau Iraty (France)
  6. New Belgium Eric’s Sour Peach Ale (CO) w/ SarVecchio Parmesan (Sartori - WI)
  7. Real Ale Devil’s Backbone (TX) w/ Marieka Gouda Aged (Holland’s Family Farm - WI)
  8. (512) Pecan Porter (TX) w/ Barely Buzzed (Beehive Cheese Co - UT)
  9. Deschutes Jubel 2010 (OR) w/ Caveman Blue (Rogue Creamery - OR)
Bread and fruit will accompany the pairings.

Drunk Vote

I love the ole USofA, but some places just do some things better.

Jester King - Construction Update

Frame is coming together. And they are in a bit of a hurry:
We’ve had to cut and bend a lot of metal to make things fit. We’re squeezing every bit of daylight out of the day to get the building up since our brewhouse is scheduled to arrive from Newlands Systems later this month.
Not only is their system coming in, I am getting increasingly thirsty. Come on guys!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mo Allagash, No Problems

I saw this yesterday at Specs. I love that we are getting more and more of Allagash's Special Releases. I don't pick them up often, but when I do I always enjoy them.

Ass Kisser?

I've never had an "ass kissing day." I guess they are talking about working for the man and all. Whatever. I just want to try this beer.

Wow, Another Website Update

This one is for Real Ale. It is about time. That old one they had was close to terrible. The new one is much better, witch much more info on their beers. I like that.


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

My Last Pint #2

The second installment of My Last Pint is live with Michael “Mufasa” Ferguson of BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse.

Uncle Billy's 3rd Anniversary Party

The lineup. The 3rd Anniversary Tripel was really solid. It gave Devil's Backbone a run for it's money. Anyone else have it?

My Woodeye Rye. Always a delicious way to start the weekend.

The crowd.