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Everything Hops & Grain

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by TapThat, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. TapThat

    TapThat Aficionado (140) Oregon Nov 8, 2012

    Surprised there isn't already one of these. Easily one of the best breweries in Texas, and definitely my favorite tasting room to visit here in Austin. The greenhouse series/volumes of oak are both always interesting and pretty well done. Post here with any cool tap sightings or just to show some love for them.
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  2. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Aficionado (220) Texas Apr 12, 2012

    I love Hops and Grain. There is some great talent at work there.

    Zoe, their pale lager should be hitting stores very soon.
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  3. JonathanL7890

    JonathanL7890 Savant (325) Texas Dec 1, 2007

    Love the A Pale Mosaic Pale Ale. It's fantastic.
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  4. tigrstylz

    tigrstylz Aficionado (215) Texas Jan 10, 2012

    The tasting room is badass. The mosaic is pretty damn good. My favorite is the Funk Del Roble, I would love for them to can this stuff.. It reminds me of Rayon Vert, I could drink it every day. It's easy to support them when they're beer is that good.
  5. I'm excited about Zoe, but more French Oak Alt would be amazing. It was delightfully good.
  6. omnigrits

    omnigrits Savant (345) Texas Jun 1, 2006

    Great beers and seriously nice people. I've almost always got some Alteration in my fridge. The Greenhouse project is a nice little experimental sideline - every brewery should have one. And they're the subject of the latest Beer Diaries episode.
  7. TapThat

    TapThat Aficionado (140) Oregon Nov 8, 2012

    Shameless plug.. The month of April is going to be a Hops & Grain month up at Banger's. New Greenhouse stuff every Monday of the month and I can say that there is going to be some really exciting stuff coming out.
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  8. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I've never been disappointed in any beer they've released in the Greenhouse series. Never.

    I had their Belgian Porter at Pinthouse last week and that stuff is amazing.
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  9. 13DegN

    13DegN Aficionado (140) Texas Mar 25, 2012

    Indeed. Always look forward to trying another Greenhouse.
  10. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    If anyone is going to Hops & Grain tomorrow, I'm gonna try to drag the lady down there around noon for a tour/tasting.

    BTW: ALTeration and Pale Dog are $6.99/6-pack at Whole Foods this week. Picked up a case of ALTeration at that price!
  11. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Had a lot of fun at Hops & Grain.

    They had palates of cans for The One They Call Zoe, which they are going to start canning next week (I believe he said it would be on shelves around April 1st). I personally love that beer and it's going to be a mainstay in my fridge.

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    Also picked up a cool ass glass with the tour (I like that they give you options of a snifter, lager glass, and can glass). My girlfriend got the Pale Dog can glass. Next time snifters.

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  12. BK1017

    BK1017 Aficionado (195) Texas Nov 9, 2009

    Woah those are some cool glasses.

    I'm hooked on Common Denominator of late. From what I can remember it's a blend of three beers, one of which is the oaked <edit> alt. Anyway, fantastic beer that is very complex. It's currently on tap at Drink.Well.

    Edit: From their FB page:

    'The 2013 CD is a cuveƩ style blend of three beers - a bourbon barrel aged imperial ALT, french oak cabernet barrel aged bier de mars and Balcones whiskey barrel aged Barleywine. HOLY MOLY!'
  13. Finally made it to Hops & Grain last trip to Austin at the beginning of the month. Thoroughly impressed by the beers. I wasn't expecting the Greenhouse beers to be so diverse and for there to be so many. H&G is definitely going into the regular line up of places to go on subsequent trips.
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    h&G 3'rd can Release Zoe is now Available at E1G -
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  15. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (350) Texas May 17, 2012

    I hope some of this makes its way to Houston.
  16. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    That's beautiful. Been waiting for cans of this for the better part of forever-ish.
  17. aschwab

    aschwab Savant (475) Texas Mar 3, 2009

    I find it odd...I love me some H&G but I have never been the biggest fan of their canned beer line. If I see a greenhouse, I will 100% grab that. If I see one of their normal releases, I always tend to go elsewhere.

    Granted, the Alt is good stuff, just not my favorite.
  18. bentwookie

    bentwookie Initiate (0) Texas Jan 13, 2008

    I think Pale Dog is awesome in a can and usually very fresh.
  19. TapThat

    TapThat Aficionado (140) Oregon Nov 8, 2012

    Throwing on a dry-hopped Brown Del Roble made just for Banger's this evening fellas. Josh will be up here hanging out as well, shin-dig begins at 6PM. Also have a firkin of barrel-aged 4-Loko going on
  20. Dansk

    Dansk Zealot (80) Texas Jan 10, 2013

    well, then grab another can. each batch of pale dog - and i think, alt - is different. as in, different recipes
  21. Dansk

    Dansk Zealot (80) Texas Jan 10, 2013

    Uva?
  22. Sudsday

    Sudsday Aficionado (225) Texas Mar 18, 2013

    Glad to see the line up expanding. Cant wait to till some of those Greenhouses make into bottles or cans.

    And whoa, those can glasses are bad ass!
  23. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I like Alt because it isn't extreme... it's just a great easy drinking beer with a lot of flavor. It's a welcome departure from some of the really boozy/hoppy beers that I usually drink, lol.
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  25. galvetraz

    galvetraz Aficionado (105) Texas Sep 7, 2009

    Picked up a couple of cans of Alteration in a mix six the other day, loved them...like Lutter said they were easy drinking and great flavor.
  26. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Texas Oct 24, 2012

  27. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    For at least the core beers... I think they've said their Greenhouse beers are gong to stay local only, IIRC. Those are already in pretty limited distro in Austin.
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  28. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Can anyone tell me about Mean Irene? I did a little bit of searching and couldn't find much. It's going to be at BTBF this coming weekend and I'm trying to prioritize my drinking.
  29. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Texas Oct 24, 2012

    This makes me extremely happy. Pale Dog will become a staple beer in the fridge.
  30. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (420) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    Knowing this ill have to try out some. ive always just assumed they were all over hopped compared to the beers i like usually. Im always down for a good, drinkable beer when not in the mood for a porter or stout. (which is nearly never ;))
  31. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    You know I'm not a big IPA guy either, John, and I have to say that Alt is one of my favorite "everyday" drinking beers. The quality and consistency are top shelf. I'm really looking forward to trying Zoe, too.
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  32. Bought some Zoe last night at Central Market Westgate. On sale for 6.99 a six pack. Had one and it tasted fantastic!
  33. TapThat

    TapThat Aficionado (140) Oregon Nov 8, 2012

    Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Alt
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  34. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Thank you.
  35. omnigrits

    omnigrits Savant (345) Texas Jun 1, 2006

    Central Market Westgate has a dollar off Hops and Grain six-packs. I loaded up enough to get me a free sixer :D
  36. berkshires

    berkshires Aficionado (130) Texas Apr 20, 2013

    Anyone seen any Zoe recently? central mkt north, flags and sunrise all vacant.
  37. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    CM Westgate was out as well.
  38. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Aficionado (220) Texas Apr 12, 2012

    There should be more next week. There was a canning issue,
  39. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I know it's not an IPA (it is hoppy though), but Zoe gives me that same fuzzy feeling I got when I had Lagunitas Sucks. The one where you say to yourself "I could drink only this... every day". Maybe that's just me. :D
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  40. berkshires

    berkshires Aficionado (130) Texas Apr 20, 2013

    Sucks has been my favorite release this year, by far

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