Friday, October 28, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Euro Beer #22 & 23: Cafe Rosasse and Host's Home

In the fall of 2007 my wife and I traveled through Europe for 10 weeks. We ate a lot of food and drank of a lot of beer (and wine). Not enough food, not enough beer. Let's just wrap up Brussels now:



But we did not want to be disappointed by some dumb tourist trap. Brussels has many of those. So the entire time we were there we searched and searched for a suitable spot. Our last night we in town we threw up our hands and decided we would stop into the next decent joint we saw. Cafe Rosasse was were we ended up. Not bad. Those are my frites.



We both had beers from Charles Quint (Blonde and Rouge). Nice enough.

Cafe Rosasse
Rue haute 1

Brussels




Later we had a Westmalle Dubbel (so good, a constant favorite) and Grimberden Dubbel (ok) at our host’s home. He had left for Argentina (I think) and was kind enough to let us stay on another night without him there. His hospitality was one our most favorite things about Brussels.

For more euro foodage and drinkage, go here.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Sunday Bike Ride with Craft Austin and BeerTown Austin



I'm really sick of those BTA guys. They keep getting me involved in shit. First it was the Austin Beer Guide. Now they keep roping me into events with them for Austin Beer Week. Dudes, I just want to enjoy the week and drink some beer. LEAVE ME ALONE.

But still, you should come bike with us (and these other things):

SUNDAY 10-23 THE ULTIMATE FANBOY BIKE PUB CRAWL OFF STRIKES MFin’ BACK

Yes, the most popular event (in our opinion) of Austin Beer Week 2010 returns with a lazy, last minute, procrastinatin’, lackadaisical MFin’ attitude. And by lazy, I mean that we’ve trimmed this crawl down to only three stops, yeah, lazy. Less bike, more pub for your money!

3ish PM FLYING SACUER > 4ISH PM DRAUGHT HOUSE (for the MFin’ Beer’ Olympics!) > 6ish PM BILLY’S ON BURNET (time to replenish those calories lost to biking with MFin’ COBRAS)

Bring cash, IDs, bikes, and bad attitudes!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

ABG Fall Cover, Release Party Info



There it is. That is what you look for, starting next week.

The first release of this issue will occur a week from today. We are throwing a party at the Draught House. The party will also serve as the kick off for Hops & Grain, who will be pouring their beer for the first time that night. Buy a Hops & Grain beer and you get a free BeerTown Austin "Selleck" stache pint glass. We will also be giving away free swag we picked up at GABF. People love free stuff. See you on the 26th at 5pm.

Austin Beer Week event page

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Recent Beers

Nothing wild. Been working a lot on fall Austin beer guide. Tons of Oktoberfest.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Draught House 43rd Anniversary Party - THE LIST


The party is happening Saturday 10/22 from 1-10 PM, kicking off Austin Beer Week (more on that later). Check out this good stuff from DH :
Our 43rd Anniversary Party with a nice selection of craft cellared, soured, barrel aged, cask and otherwise fun beers. Food from Sugar Shack BBQ. Music from the massive vinyl collection of DJ JBL.

[Partial List]

KEG
(512) Whiskey Double Pecan Porter
Brooklyn 2007 Monster
Brooklyn 2009 Black Chocolate Stout
Deschutes Jubel 2010
Deschutes Black Butte XXIII
Draught Folie
- a sour we blended at New Belgium
Independence Oak Aged Anniversary Ale
Jester King Wine Barrel Commercial Suicide
- gravity keg
Jester King Boxers Revenge Wild Provision Ale - gravity keg
Jester King Das Wunderkind! Wild Table Beer - gravity keg
Jester King Farmhouse Black Metal
Jester King Farmhouse Wytchmaker
Live Oak Old Treehugger
New Belgium Ooh La La
New Belgium Vrienden
Rahr La Grange Saison
Real Ale WT3F?!
Sierra Nevada Brewer's Reserve Grand Cru
Sierra Nevada Ovila Saison
Southern Star Double Dry Hopped Pro-Am Cascadian Dark Ale
Twisted X Senor Viejo
Victory Helios Saison


FIRKINS
(512) IPA dry "hopped" with apricots
Austin Beerworks Fire Eagle IPA
Bear Republic Pete Brown
Bear Republic Racer 5
Great Divide Yeti
- with a twist
Green Flash Imperial IPA
Lagunitas Dogtown Pale Ale
Lagunitas Maximus
Left Hand Milk Stout
- with a twist
Ranger Creek Jerky Mesquite Smoker Porter - made with real jerky!
Real Ale Lost Gold IPA

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Euro Beer #21: A la Mort Subite (Again)

In the fall of 2007 my wife and I traveled through Europe for 10 weeks. We ate a lot of food and drank of a lot of beer (and wine). Not enough food, not enough beer. Still tripping around in Brussels:



Golly, still in Brussels? I thought we were done here. Nope, guess not. Back to A la Mort Subite. I love this place.



Sofia had the gueze and I ordered the biggest faro available. Sofia's looks bigger in this photo, but the faro (back) was actually much larger.

For more euro foodage and drinkage, go here.

A la Mort Subite
rue Montagne-aux-Herbes Potagères 7
Brussels



Sightseeing.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

(512) Brewing 3rd Anniversary Open House



What: Fall Open House and release of (512) THREE. See below for tons of details.

When: Saturday, October 8, 1pm-5pm

Where: (512) Brewing Co., 407 Radam, F200

Much more info from (512):
Come taste the NEW (512) THREE Belgian Style Tripel

Get two free tastes. Buy a new Limited Edition (512) 3rd Anniversary Glass for $10 and we'll use your new glass as the tasting glass. Cash and checks only please.


Bring one non perishable items to benefit Bastrop county fire victims and receive one additional free beer ticket.

We will be projecting the TEXAS/OU Game



PARKING - PLEASE CARPOOL AND DESIGNATE A DRIVER!!! - PARKING
Please try and park in lots near the brewery before parking in the neighborhood across from the brewery. Suggested lots: Bender Bar (turn north just east of the brewery on Radam - EAT THERE AFTERWARDS! St John’s Lutheran Church (easiest access is from East bound Ben White Access Road) We will also be parking cars perpendicular to Radam in the grassy area near the entrance (see parking attendant). Please do not park illegally in the neighborhood, as cars will be TOWED Please observe our neighbor’s parking signs (this makes up 4 or 5 spots in total)

TAKE THE BUS!
Ride Capital Metro to the SOUTH CONGRESS TRANSIT CENTER and walk west on Radam
http://www.capmetro.org/planner/

Children are welcome, but they must be supervised at all times.

Monday, October 3, 2011