Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Austin Area Beer News

Various bits of Austin-area beer news, cut and pasted directly from brewery newsletters:

Real Ale:
Going to the movies is always a great way to spend quality time in some cold a/c. We love the Alamo Drafthouse because they have made catching a film even more pleasurable by adding beer, wine and high quality food to the experience. Last month we started brewing the house beer for all of the Alamo Drafthouse locations. Drafthouse ESB is a British style ale with a healthy dose of hops - pairs brilliantly with that bucket of buttery popcorn!

  • Lost Gold IPA - This year's edition of our Lost Gold is out now and should be available at a fine draft establishment near you. We think it is our best IPA yet and we encourage you to give it a try while it is still available. It's going fast!
  • Anniversary Ale 13 - To celebrate our 13th year of brewing, our brewers concocted this intriguing and special recipe. It's a unique hybrid of Belgian and American styles with a few surprise ingredients added to the mix. Those of you who missed out on its debut at our anniversary party will now be able to imbibe this wonder in the comfort of your local tavern - but there's only one batch so don't sleep!
  • Oktoberfest - It might seem a little out of character for the RABC to brew a lager - but to honor the largest celebration of beer drinking in the world we decided it would be appropriate! A traditional Bavarian - style Oktoberfest - the beer is in the tanks now coming along nicely. Look for it in September/October and get ready for "O'zapft is!"
North by Northwest:
This month in honor of our ten year anniversary we are featuring a great ten night music series. This series highlights some of our favorite musicians who have shared the stage of the North by Northwest pavilion. We will kick things off on Thursday August 27th at 6:30pm with Phil Wiseman. Betty Soo and Charlie Faye will keep things moving on the 28th. Check out our website for the rest of our music listings. We will cap off our music series with Malford Milligan and John Garr on September 6th.

There will be no cover charge for the music series but we will have volunteers collecting donations to benefit the Breast Cancer Resource Center.

To end our Birthday Celebration with a bang, Executive Chef George Powell and Head Brewer Ty Phelps are teaming up to prepare a special Birthday Brewers Dinner on September 9th at 7pm.

Ty and George are creating a five course feast for our guests. Each course will be perfectly paired with a North by Northwest brew best suited to highlight the flavors and nuances of each dish.

The dinner also includes a tour of the three story brew house.

$49 per person. Reservations are required.
Call 512-467-6969 to speak with a manager to make your reservations today! Visit our website for more details!


CORRECTION [This text is different from what I originally posted]: On Monday, August 31st, NXNW will be tapping a cask of our Double IPA Anniversary Ale. (A previous Brewsletter mentioned the wrong date for the tapping of one of the casks.) To celebrate our 10 year anniversary on Sunday, September 6th, we will be tapping a second cask of our Anniversary Ale. In addition to the great beer we will also have live music by John Garr and Malford Milligan. And dont' forget to stop in for cake.

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