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The Brew 4/9

Posted on 10 April 2015 by Admin - Mike Cortez

This week in, The Brew. We are back from a nice little two week vacation. Did a little traveling, got some sun and enjoyed some beer. Now we are back in action and catching up on everything we missed. So let’s get to it, this week we are giving a big cheers to a brewery celebrating 19yrs, check out a new beer from an Austin brewery, give you the heads up about a big beer festival and lastly we talk about the largest brewery in Texas this is about to start offering tours (Don’t get too excited). Check it out now in this weeks edition of, The Brew!

Real Ale Beer List

Blanco – What first started as a small brewery in a basement has now become one of the most popular breweries in the state of Texas. This Saturday, Real Ale Brewing Company will be celebrating 19yrs in business and they are celebrating with a big party. With a new year comes a new beer and Real Ale will have their 19th Anniversary Baltic porter, pouring at the event. They will also be showcasing over 50 of their beers including the rare Mysterium Verum and cask condition offerings. Tickets are available now for only $5 and if there are any left they will be sold at the door for $10. Live music will keep the party entertained and food trucks will be selling grub. Cheers to all the hard working folks at Real Ale and we wish them continued success. For tickets and more information about the event, please click here.

Red Bud

Austin – Independence Brewing Company has gain a lot of steam since the start of 2014. They upgraded the brewery, gave their taproom a facelift and now that have released a new beer. This Saturday, Independence is inviting everyone out to check out the new taproom and check out their first tapping of the new summer seasonal release, Red Bud, a Berliner Weiss style beer. Red Bud is a great way to welcome summer with its 4.2% ABV light body that is great for drinking on the hot Texas summer days. Inspired by classically tart and refreshing Berliner Weisse flavor profile, RedBud is light and lemony with a crisp acidity. It is brewed with a lactic culture to create the classic sour-citrusy lemon flavor and finished with high carbonation. You can pick it up 6-packs at stores now or visit the brewery this Saturday from 1-7pm where you can also try the rest of their great beers. Click here for more info.

big tex beer fest

Dallas – It’s that time again for the fourth annual Big Texas Beer Fest in Dallas. This year they will have over 100 breweries represented pouring over 400 different beers including many of the latest breweries to open in the state. The festival returns to the Fair Park Automobile Building for a fun day of craft beer, good food and live music. The beer list looks pretty amazing for this year’s festival so attendees are in for a real treat. For those of you that didn’t get your tickets, you are out of luck. The festival is completely sold out and there will be no ticket sells at the door. Click here for more information.


Houston – While many will surely turn their nose to this, Texas’ largest brewery Anheuser-Busch will start offering brewery tours this Friday. I know what you are all thinking, who cares about Budweiser but fan or not, you have to admire the brewery itself. It has been almost 20yrs since the brewery offered public tours. Back in the 1971, the Anheuser-Busch brewery was a popular location thanks to the Busch Gardens amusement park that was located on the brewery grounds. While Busch Gardens was a fun destination for families it failed to compete with Six Flags Astroworld amusement park on the south side of town. Anheuser-Busch decided to close the Busch Gardens theme park after just three years and put all of their focus on the beer. The brewery continued working around the clock and once they ended public tours in the mid ‘90s, they closed to brewery the public like some kind of Willy Wonka Beer Factory. Starting this Friday the brewery will start tours daily from 10am-6pm and will off different tour experiences from all ages tours to tours designed for only those 21+. 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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