Friday, February 25, 2011

Jester King Craft Beer Day at Anvil

The Anvil Bar and Refuge will be featuring six beers from Jester King Craft Brewery on Saturday, February 26th.  Starting at 4:00pm, the following beers will be available from the Austin based brewery:

Black Metal (cask)
Dry Hopped Wychmaker Rye IPA (cask)
Wychmaker Rye IPA (keg)
Boxer's Revenge Farmhouse Provision Ale (keg)
Commercial Suicide Oaked Dark Mild (keg)
Commercial Suicide aged in Whiskey barrel (keg)

Jeff Stuffings, one of the co-founders, will also be on hand to answer questions and talk about the beers.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Friday Evening Tour at Saint Arnold in Support of HB602

Saint Arnold Brewing is hosting a special Friday evening tour on February 25th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in support of HB 602.  The cost is $10 per person and all funds raised during the evening will be used in their efforts to get the bill passed.  They will even have computers on hand that can use to email your state legislators to express your support for the bill.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Bar Lamar in Whole Foods to offer Growler Service

While up in Austin over the weekend, I stopped by the Whole Foods Market store on Lamar to check out the new bar they're opening inside the store.  Bar Lamar, near the back of the store at the end of the beer aisle, will be serving six wines and six beers on tap and will also be offering growler service (their growlers can been seen under the tap handles).  As the sign in the photo indicates, the opening date is "soon" and I couldn't find anyone at the time that had further details.  I do know that the white tap handle is a very limited release one-off beer from Independence Brewing though.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Pro-Am 2011 Competition at Southern Star Brewing

Southern Star Brewing is holding another Pro-Am competition with the winning recipe being brewed at the brewery and released as a new addition to their Pro-Am line as well as entered in the Pro-Am competition at this year's GABF. Rules for entry this year:

- homebrewer must be an American Homebrewer Association member
- entries must be greater then 5% ABV
- entries must be ready to drink within 2 months after brewing
- four bottles are required of each entry along with the recipe

There is no entry fee and you may enter as many different beers as you want.  The deadline to submit entries is April 6th and the judging date is tentatively set for April 10th.

The full list of rules and requirements for entering can be found on their website.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

AHA Rally at Saint Arnold Brewery

Saint Arnold Brewing is hosting a membership rally for the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) on Sunday, February 27th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  The event is free for current AHA members and non-members can gain entrance by joining the AHA for a discounted rate at the door.  Entrance gets you a VIP tour of the brewery, beer and a chance to win great prizes.  If you'd like more information about the AHA and want a few reasons why you should join, check the Member Benefits webpage.  If you're planning on attending, the AHA asks that you RSVP here to allow them to plan for the size of the crowd.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Commemorative Valentine's Day Glass at Flying Saucer

The Flying Saucer will be featuring the special commemorative glass on the left in honour of Valentine's Day starting at 7:00pm on Wednesday, February 9th.  Lucky IPA from Breckenridge Brewery will be the featured beer for their Brewery Nite in Houston and the Brewmaster, Todd Usry, will also be on hand.  As this is a special edition glass, there will be a small additional charge for the glass in addition to the cost of the beer.  You also may want to get there early, as their glassware often goes quickly.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Beer and Chocolate Tasting at the Ginger Man

In celebration of Valentine's Day, the Ginger Man is hosting a Beer and Chocolate Tasting on Saturday, February 12th at 3pm.  Deus (Brut des Flandres) will also be sampled and the purchase of a bottle of it will get you two logo champagne flutes. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Texas Beer Festival Three Month Pre-Party

The organizers of the upcoming Texas Beer Festival are holding a three month pre-party at the Ginger Man this Saturday, February 5th.  The festivities kick off at 7pm with live music and the following special cask beers will be avialable:

Independence - Stash IPA
Southern Star - Jasmine Blonde
Saint Arnold - Weedwacker
Rahr - Iron Thistle

The Texas Beer Festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 7th from 1pm ~ 10pm at the Humble Civic Center.  Discounted pre-sale tickets are available for puchase from their website.

February Glass Nights at the Ginger Man

The Ginger Man has released their list of Glass Nights for the month of February:

2nd - Mix & Match
9th - Timmerman's Strawberry Lambic
16th - Bourgogne des Flandres Brune
23rd - Widmer W'11 (Limited Edition)

The glasses are available starting at 5:30pm and only one glass per person with purchase of the beer of the day. As always, the glasses are subject to change and only available while supplies last.