Another great bout in the Master of Marzen 2020 bracket, Round 1, Bout 11 will be my first time trying a Huss brew. Real Ale, on the other hand, is a staple of Texan craft beer and one of the breweries that first got me interested in craft. Let's get things going!
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.
August was a crazy week in San Antonio. From an eclipse to a hurricane, it's been one of the oddest months of my life. Amongst the madness, I managed to review 15 beers and also published eight articles about the beer industry. Let's start with the beer reviews from worst to first.
If you've kept up with my previous reviews, you will be familiar with my less-than-friendly relationships with IPAs. In my June review rankings, an IPA finished dead last, and another finished second overall. In many cases, I find that IPAs are overly bitter, meaning that by the third or fourth mouthful they are no longer enjoyable to drink.