It's that time of year again! Football is back, the weather is cooling, and Oktoberfest brews are popping up around the globe. After a hugely successful inaugural 2019 bracket, I am pleased to announce that Master of Marzen is back.
Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, you will find one of Texas’ most glorious beer facilities. Based out of Blanco, Real Ale have been brewing amazing beers for nearly a quarter century.
Raid your fridge, pop a top, kick back, and relish in the amazing blessing that are hops, malt, water and yeast.
This week I made a trip to my local craft beer bar and picked up some tasty brews! Big ups to The Growler Exchange on Broadway, San Antonio, for stocking these tasty brews. And yes, two are from the same brewery. El Segundo is a more recent option in this market, and I’ve been trying to get my hands on their beers for some time.
A seemingly little known fact about TJ’s is their line of house beers, sold under the label of Josephsbrau. They cover a number of styles and are generally priced for about $1/bottle. So I stopped by my local TJ’s and picked up one each of their current offerings (which varies by season and store). $6 got me a bottle of Oatmeal Stout, Pilsner, Hefeweizen, Red Ale and Summer Lager, including tax. Here’s what I thought about the brews.
Beer fans from the US, and many around the world, are likely well aware of Stone Brewing’s reputation for making tremendous beer. For many years now, Stone has been one of the most highly rated and ubiquitous breweries in the nation. When I recently saw the launch of their Tiki Escape IPA and a corresponding... Continue Reading →
While the current situation is stressful, the response by the craft beer community has been heartening. Seeing breweries and beer snobs alike leap to action to help those in the community who are adversely impacted has been a great thing to see. One such example is the Help Now Variety 12 pack, sold by Tupps Brewery of McKinney, TX.
It's here y'all! Round 1 of the first annual Master of Marzen. This bracket has been months in the making and I'm incredibly excited. Not only is marzen my favorite seasonal style of beer, I have held off drinking any until the bracket. As many in the craft beer community have noted, marzen season kicked... Continue Reading →