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Posted on 04 March 2016 by Admin - Mike Cortez

This week, in The Brew! Wow we can’t believe March is already here. I feel like winter flew by in the blink of a blurry eye. We are ready to kick off spring and there is a lot more blooming besides flowers. This week, we give you the heads up about a small beer festival taking place in New Braunfels, we let you know what new Houston area brewery is opening this week, we say congratulations to an Austin brewery celebrating 1yr, we see what’s cooking at a San Antonio brewery this weekend and lastly, we congratulate a Dallas brewpub celebrating 1yr. Check it out now in this weeks edition of, The Brew!


New Braunfels – Every year for the first two weeks in November, a small German village opens up in New Braunfels for Wurstfest. Last year, they decided to open in the spring for a one day craft beer festival and this year they are back again. The Wurstfest Craft Beer Festival takes place this Saturday with over 80 beers on hand to sample along with live music and food trucks. While this is one of the smaller festivals in the state, it is great for those who don’t like long lines and just want to enjoy some great beer. A majority of the participating breweries are from central Texas and beyond so this is a great chance to check the latest beers from your local breweries. The event kicks off at noon on Saturday and tickets are $35 if purchased in advanced otherwise it is going to cost you $50 at the door, so if you plan on attending, make sure you buy your tickets soon. Click here for tickets and more information.

back pew

Porter – This Saturday, our great friends with Back Pew Brewing are ready to welcome guests to check out the Houston areas newest brewery. Founded by owner and head brewer Bobby Harl, Back Pew is ready to unleash their beers upon the Houston area. Located just of north Houston in the building of an old church, Back Pew is brewing beers for both sinners and saints. Bobby designed his beers to fit into two categories, the Saints line are beers that are lighter and sessionable great for those who are either new to craft beer or just want something for a day of drinking but they still pack a great flavor. The Sinners lineup is bigger, bolder and higher in alcohol content for those who want something more out of a beer. A personal recommendation would be their 9th Circle Black IPA that comes in at 8.5% ABV and a nice 90 IBU’s, it is dark, roasted and bitter just like the sinner that you are. For those that want something a little saintly, their Blue Testament is a great American style pilsner that combines traditional German flavors with a noticeably sweet touch thanks to Texas blue corn. Be sure to check these guys out as they open their brewery to the public this Saturday starting at noon. Kids and pets are welcome if they are well behaved and they will have Tin Roof BBQ on hand selling food. Congratulations to Back Pew and wish them all the best as they continue to grow. Click her for more information.

Last stand

Austin – It seems like just yesterday Last Stand Brewing opened their doors but this Saturday they are celebrating their 1st anniversary and the plan to celebrate big. They will be debuting their new taproom and a lineup of beers but they will be tapping a barrel aged beer every hour. They full list hasn’t been released but attendees can expect to see their 1 year old Barrel Aged Imperial Stout which has been reserved from their opening day last year, a Barrel Aged IPA, a Barrel Agred 2xIPA, their Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout and more. Live music will keep the crowd entertained and food trucks will be on hand selling food to keep the stomach coated. Congratulations to the great folks at Last Stand and wishing them continued success. Be sure to stop by this weekend from noon to 7pm. Click here for more information.


San Antonio – This Saturday, Alamo Beer Company is hosting a Food Truck Showdown. Six local food trucks will go head to head in an all-out flavor competition. Attendees will receive a pint from Alamo and samples from the food trucks competing for the people’s choice vote to be claimed San Antonio’s #1 Food Truck (Best of luck to our friends with Rickshaw Stop). The taproom will be open throughout the day so Alamo beers will be flowing and live music will set the mood. The Food Truck Showdown runs from noon to 3pm and tickets are only $15. After the festival, the brewery taproom will remain open until midnight so you can make it an all day event. Click here for tickets and more information.


Dallas – This week BrainDead Brewing is setting the stage to celebrate their 1st Anniversary but they won’t rob you of a Saturday, instead you can spend Sunday funday in Deep Ellum enjoying their great beers and some specialties from breweries they see fit. They celebration kicks off at 10am on Sunday with a breakfast buffet. They will have their Bent de Garde and Hammer of the Gods pouring all day long but every hour they will be something special.

10:00 Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes Abbay de Saint Bon-Chien – “Grand Cru” 2015
10:00 Nebraska “Sext Betty”
11:00 Prairie – “Bible Belt”
12:00 Picobrouwerij Alvinne – “Phi”
1:00 Saint Arnold – Bourbon barrel-aged “Pumpkinator”
2:00 Jolly Pumpkin/Evil Twin/Leelanau Brewing – “Innovator Man”
3:00 Karbach – Bourbon barrel-aged “Hellfighter” with chocolate
4:00 Real Ale – “Codex Triplex”
5:00 Deschutes – “Black Butte XXVII”
6:00 Jolly Pumpkin/Stillwater – “Pinchadiscos”

Be sure to stop by and join the celebration. Congratulations to BrainDead on marking you first year and cheers to many years of continued success. Click here for more information.

As always, if you’re looking to get out this weekend we suggest you visit a local brewery, don’t forget that we have a list of all of the breweries near you so head over to the Breweries and Brewpubs page and go support your local brewers.

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