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The Brew 5/15

Posted on 15 May 2015 by Admin - Mike Cortez

This week in The Brew! American Craft Beer Week is coming to a close but many local breweries still have something special to celebrate. This week, a brewery in Austin is celebrating 3 years on Saturday while another brewery in New Braunfels is celebrating 2 and lastly we talk about the continuing evolution of an Austin brewpub. Check it out now in this week’s edition of, The Brew!


Austin – This weekend Rogness Brewing Company will be celebrating 3yrs in business with a little shindig at their brewery. Rogness plans to have at least 14 beers on tap and I am personally rather excited to see what they have up their sleeve. Brewer Jon Airheart is excited to show off their latest special release Schoppe Private Stock Doppelsticke which is an Altbier style beer. Along with their great beers that will have a photo booth present to help you remember the fun and two local food trucks selling grub to keep you going. Tickets are on sell for on$12 in advance of $15 at the door and attendees will receive a keepsake glass with 3 pours and additional beers will only get $3 dollars. If this weekend continues to be a rain out, fear not because Rogness has plenty of indoor room. Well behaved dogs are welcome as well as children on leashes. For tickets and more information, please click here.

New Braunfels

New Braunfels – New Braunfels Brewing Company happy to celebrate their 2nd anniversary this Saturday at their brewery in downtown New Braunfels. This little brewery has really bloomed over the last year with their German inspired brews spreading across the hill country and Houston. While their brewery is small they are taking over the parking lot and setting up plenty of tents to keep attendees dry should weather not cooperate. Attendees how two options which getting a ticket, for $18 you will score a pint glass and three pours or you can double the price and also get a bottle of their Stardust which is their 2014 HimmelWeiss that has been aging red wine barrels from William Chris Vineyards. For more information about this weekend’s event, please click here.


Austin – After celebrating their 8th anniversary last weekend, we had the pleasuring of attending an event at Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse & Brewery to meet head brewer Trevor Nearburg, assistant brewer Daytona Celis and Christine Celis to talk about the future of their beers and what is soon to come. As you may know, Uncle Billy’s was the first brewpub in the state to distribute their beers and you can still find 16oz cans of their Green Room IPA and Humbucker Helles but soon their cans will take a new look. Trever has tweaked the recipe for the Green Room IPA and they will soon change the packaging as well as switch to 12oz cans. They have also added two new beers which will hit shelves soon, the Barton Springs and Lazy Day. Lazy Day Lager is 5.5% ABV crisp and sessionable American lager that will be perfect for the upcoming scorching summer temps. The flavor profile is light and floral, perfect with nearly any dish. The Barton Springs Pale Ale is 6.6% ABV pale ale style beer that has a great malty profile with light hop bitterness. It is a very easy drinking beer that will hold up well in the heat and is great for paring with an array of smoked meats. Along with the new beers, the cans will take a new look featuring an image of Uncle Billy living up life in Austin. When speaking to Trevor, he promised fans that the Green Room IPA will remain a year round release but they have not made a permanent decision about whether Barton Springs and Lazy Day will remain core beers. Sadly, Uncle Billy’s has decided to discontinue Humbucker Helles to make way for the new beers but there is hope that we may see a seasonal return in the fall. Just in case, we suggest stocking up now and while you’re at it, pick up some Gypsy Dubbel Coffee Porter. While speaking to Christine, she said that the stock of the current Gypsy is starting to dwindle down but it is a beer that ages well so it would be wise to pick some up now while you still can. Christina did not reveal any details about the next Gypsy but has a couple of breweries she is in talks with to collaborate for the next release.


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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