Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
At this point, this blog should be called EURO BEER. Craft Austin is dead, let's face it. But you never know, maybe I'll ditch the rest of the Austin Beer Guide crew and come back here full time.
Drinking Kir at a friend's house. What's kir? Where's the beer? Not in this post.
Then she made us dinner. This was the salad.
Our morning view everyday while in Annecy. Not bad.
Monday, August 20, 2012
No beer, sorry. So this is it. A little wine and a big ole sandwich from Masion Collet. You can't go wrong. We were headed to Annecy to spend a week with a friend. It was a nice train trip.
Then a lot of staring out windows. We should have bought more wine. We did have a pear later though. That was good.
Lot of this.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
We met our friend Greg at his favorite bar in Paris, Ave Maria. But, I got drunk. It was my midnight birthday. No beer this night. A bike rental stand was right outside the doors and of course I was luckily enough to find an unlocked bike. I took Sofia for a drunk bike ride through the small twisted streets of Paris at 2 am. This was one of my favorite memories from the trip. We got lost of course. Eventually we made it back to the hotel and fell asleep dead drunk and tired from biking.
Don't know what this was, but I drank it.
See the bike station in front of bar in this Google pic:
Some more awesome photos from the night:
Tried on Greg's hat.
We woke up and had this the next morning:
Monday, April 16, 2012
1. Everyone must be 21, you and your guest.
2. You must be able to attend the party, don't win tickets and not go. That is lame. I've done it before and you feel like a douchebag.
At last year's OCFF, what was printed on Ranger Creek's Rob Landerman's tshirt?
hint: check out the Craft Austin archives.
First let me say, I will be giving away 2 pairs of tickets to the BLAZING SADDLES Quote-Along Beer Party Rolling Roadshow later today. So stick around.
There is a lot going on, besides the Rolling Roadshow.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20th – Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST DOGFISH HEAD BEER FEAST – 7:00 PM
Join Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, for an evening of off-centered ales and incredibly awesome food from Alamo Drafthouse Executive Chef John Bullington. Attendees will be treated to a breathtaking 6 course Italian feast, paired with 8 beers from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Sam Calagione will be bringing special, hard to come by Dogfish Head kegs with enough character and nuance to stand up to any wine. See the link below to download the full menu for this event with beer pairings and prepare for some intense yearning.
Event Ticket Purchase:
WAINY DAYS SCREENING – 10:30 PM
Join us for a screening of the hilarious hit web series WAINY DAYS with series creator David Wain in attendance along with special guests Jo Lo Truglio and Ken Marino. We will be exploring the best episodes of all 5 seasons and debuting some never before seen outtakes and deleted scenes from the recent feature film Wanderlust while enjoying some Dogfish Head brews.
Event Ticket Purchase:
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE LAMAR
1120 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704
SATURDAY, APRIL 21st – Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
BEST OF THE SHORTS CONTEST SCREENING – 7:30 PM
Sam Calagione and crew will be at the Alamo Drafthouse on S. Lamar enjoying some pints and celebrating some Western off-centered films. 18 of the short films submitted will be screened including the first, second and third place films. This year for the first time an Audience Award will be presented to the short film that receives the most online votes. The top 10 shorts, as determined by our esteemed panel of judges, are now online for viewing and voting at http://vote.offcenteredfilmfest.com/. Vote for your favorite film and then join us at the screening when the winners are announced!
Event Ticket Purchase:
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE LAMAR
1120 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!
OFCC WEB SITE: http://www.offcenteredfilmfest.com/home
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE WEB SITE: http://www.drafthouse.com/
And remember, 2 pairs of tickets will be given away to the BLAZING SADDLES Quote-Along Beer Party Rolling Roadshow later today. I don't know, say, around 3pm. Don't hold me to that. Let's just say
The Dogfish Head/Alamo Drafthouse Off-Centered Film Fest is happening next week. They are kicking it off with the BLAZING SADDLES Quote-Along Beer Party Rolling Roadshow. This party was awesome last year. They of course have more events happening, but this one takes (or took) the cake. You wanted a good beer fest . . . here you go. Take a peek at this beer list:
(512) BREWING COMPANY IPA
(512) BREWING COMPANY A firkin of Pecan Porter with Toasted Coconut and Dried Cherry
ADELBERT'S Dancin' Monks Dubbel Ale
ADELBERT'S Tripel B Tripel Ale
AUSTIN BEER WORKS Black Thunder
AUSTIN BEER WORKS The Number 6 (blend of Golden Fist Belgian Style Golden Ale and Battle Axe Imperial Red)
CIRCLE BREWING COMPANY Alibi Blonde
CIRCLE BREWING COMPANY Special TBA Beer
DOGFISH HEAD CRAFT BREWED ALES Indian Brown Ale
HOPS & GRAIN Pale Dog Pale Ale
HOPS & GRAIN Greenhouse Belgian Imperial Stout
INDEPENDENCE BREWING COMPANY Stash IPA
INDEPENDENCE BREWING COMPANY Lupulust
JESTER KING CRAFT BREWERY Cask of Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale
JESTER KING CRAFT BREWERY Gravity keg of Jester King/Mikkeller Beer Geek Rodeo
LIVE OAK BREWING COMPANY Gravity cask of Hefeweizen
LIVE OAK BREWING COMPANY Smoked Big Bark Amber Lager
RANGER CREEK BREWING AND DISTILLING Lucky Ol' Sun Belgian Ale
RANGER CREEK BREWING AND DISTILLING Strawberry Milk Stout
REAL ALE BREWING Devil's Backbone
REAL ALE BREWING Special TBA Beer
ROGNESS Ost London Porter
ROGNESS Rook Scotch Ale
SOUTH AUSTIN BREWING Saison D'Austin
SOUTH AUSTIN BREWING Belgian Style Golden Ale
THIRSTY PLANET BREWING Buckethead IPA
THIRSTY PLANET BREWING Jittery Monk Smoked Coffee Dubbel
TWISTED X Twisted X Premium Lager Fuego Jalapeno Pilsner
Each will be available as a 4oz pour for $3. Note: many of the more rare/special brews might go fast so be sure to come early!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Whoah, been awhile, huh? If you have not noticed, most of my time goes toward Austin Beer Guide these days. Which is why I am throwing up this post. We are set to release our spring issue. Read it. And come party with us at the Black Star Co-op next Monday. All the details are here.
RSVP on FB too.
I'll try to keep in touch, once in awhile at least. Love you.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
This reminded me today that I had not done my post on Wild Hare. The folks at McGarrah Jessee were kind enough to send me a few bottles to "review." The beer was good. An almost solid pale ale. Nice bitterness. Easy to drink. It was bit muddy maltwise. I want to try it on draught. Great packaging as always. A promising foray into ale-hood for Shiner.
Next an IPA? Imperial Stout?
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
We were hanging out in Montmartre and we needed a drink. Duh. This bar looked decent. Busy with a youngish crowd. I had a Kanterbräu, which was refreshing, but nothing special. Sofia had a pleasant glass of Sauvignon Blanc. More sightseeing?
Un Zèbre à Montmartre
38 rue Lepic
For more euro foodage and drinkage, go here.
Friday, February 3, 2012
WTF. Self guided tour. I've done that for free at Circle. No offense to Circle, but this is a lame Groupon. I don't really check my Groupon emails anymore. I usually delete them without even viewing deal, but today "brewery" jumped out at me. I'm over Groupon.
Monday, January 23, 2012
WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 7pm
WHERE: Draught House Pub and Brewery
WHAT: Come celebrate the latest issue of the Austin Beer Guide at our release party. We will also be awarding the winners of our Best of 2011 Readers Poll. If that is not enough (we know what you want, good beer) we will also have be a keg of the Bourbon Barrel Night RYE-der collaboration we brewed with Hops & Grain!
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Guess what? This Euro Beer entry is not about beer. It is about wine. Sort of.
Remember, when I first started this series, I said it was not necessarily ONLY be about beer, but everything we drank (and ate). Here Sofia is picking up a baguette for consumption in the park. We are gonna need some cheese and wine, right? This IS Paris.
We bought the cheese and wine from some corner store. It was Sunday and it was the only place open. FAIL. It was the worst wine we EVER had (still). So terrible. Disgusting.
But I was not gonna let that ruin my day. We corked the bottle and took a little trip to Montmartre. We saw the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (see top photo), which Christopher Hitchens felt was dreadful. I love it.
Later I finished the bottle with some street cart croque-monsieur. It was my midnight birthday and we were starting things off right. This was still early into our trip and saving money was paramount. I want to visit Paris again and do it right (somewhat).
Only one year old and already planning a big party:
We’ve put together a very special beer list for the event that we feel is truly one of a kind. The beer list is a reflection of our philosophy, which is to serve unfiltered, unpasteurized, naturally conditioned beer that embraces nature and the world beyond cultured brewers yeast.Tickets are available for purchase. Congrats JK!
Boxer’s Revenge Wild Ale (Casks & Gravity Kegs)
Das Wunderkind! Sour Saison (Casks & Gravity Kegs)
Barrel Aged Sour Black Metal Imperial Stout (Gravity Kegs & Draught)
Barrel Aged Wild Commercial Suicide Dark Mild (Gravity Kegs & Draught)
Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA (Draught)
Mad Meg Farmhouse Provision Ale (Draught)
Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer (Draught)
Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale (Draught)
Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout (Draught)
Thrash Metal Farmhouse Strong Ale (Draught)
Bonnie the Rare Berliner Weisse (Draught)
Rare guest draughts, casks and gravity kegs from De Proef, Mikkeller and Ridgeway as well as Bavarian gravity kegs.
Very Special Mystery Guest Keg
Our anniversary party also reflects our philosophy in that we’re using it as a platform to promote other local, artisan businesses. The following local businesses will be in attendance sampling and selling their wares:
Baby Zach’s Hummus
Austin’s Best Soup
Confituras Small batch, locally sourced jams, jellies and preserves
Jaymee Luu Jewelry
We expect a few additional local businesses to join us as well. We’ll keep you posted. For any local, artisans wishing to participate, please e-mail email@example.com or call 512-584-9990.
During the party, music and entertainment will be provided by:
The Vintage 15
The Jake Levinson Band
Clyde & Clem’s Whiskey Business
Megan Le Fay (Tarot card reading)
Tickets to our 1st Anniversary Party & Market are $20 and will only be available through online, pre-sale. The price of the ticket includes entrance to and use of the brewery grounds, parking, a spot on any or all of the tours and a souvenir glass. The sizes of our free sample pours will be reduced from our normal tastings so that guests can sample all of the nearly 20 different artisan beers we’ll have available.