Live Oak Beers

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by Ford, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. mattisloco

    mattisloco Advocate (500) Texas Feb 13, 2007 Verified

    http://www.facebook.com/txcanning?fref=ts

    Deep Ellum IPA is the 1st beer being canned... today I believe.
     
  2. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Thanks for the link!

    That's completely badass! Their cans look badass as well!
     
  3. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (395) Texas May 17, 2012 Verified

    I don't get it. Will they discontinue bottling?

    I totally agree. Those are some nice looking cans.
     
  4. mattisloco

    mattisloco Advocate (500) Texas Feb 13, 2007 Verified

    I dont know but I hope so.
     
  5. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I googled and found an article RE: their second hand bottling line. Apparently they've been having quite a bit of trouble with it tossing bottles and product everywhere.

    I'd guess they'd can everything besides limited releases... especially since it pumps up this second business of theirs as well. But who knows.
     
  6. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (635) Texas Nov 27, 2011 Verified

  7. mattisloco

    mattisloco Advocate (500) Texas Feb 13, 2007 Verified

    Those are beautiful
     
    Ford likes this.
  8. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (495) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    I'm really digging that packaging!

    Should really stand out on the shelves
     
  9. mattisloco

    mattisloco Advocate (500) Texas Feb 13, 2007 Verified

    The green reminds me of being a kid for some reason... everything was neon in the late 80's early 90's.
     
  10. RSaw

    RSaw Aficionado (165) Texas Jan 10, 2008

    Ford likes this.
  11. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (515) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    My buddy lives there, and was telling me about that a few weeks back. Interesting that it's in the middle of nowhere.
     
  12. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (515) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    Also, I've bought a few Live Oak kegs, how come I never got any bottles? :mad:
     
    canadianghetto likes this.
  13. bleeng

    bleeng Savant (285) Texas Aug 16, 2005

    Steve Anderson mentioned he worked at the first brewpub in Texas but did not name it. Anyone out there know where he worked?
     
  14. MattSweatshirt

    MattSweatshirt Champion (760) Texas Jun 29, 2011 Verified

    Hefeweizen in 500ml bottles plz :)
     
    Ford likes this.
  15. tigrstylz

    tigrstylz Aficionado (225) Texas Jan 10, 2012

    Waterloo Brewing Company
     
    mattisloco likes this.
  16. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (610) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    I believe Jason Davis (Freetail) also worked there.
     
  17. Ford

    Ford Advocate (560) Texas Sep 8, 2012 Verified Subscriber

    Had some more Live Oak Hef tonight.. it really is the best Hef I've had.... so much better than No Labels... and I like it a little more than Karbach's Weisse Versa.. which I know isn't quite traditional..
     
  18. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    This was the closest thing I could find to a Live Oak thread...

    They're expanding... no bottling yet though:

    http://fb.me/2IQ7StcOn
     
    lndsy likes this.
  19. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    I noticed this also. With the new law changes they can now distribute their beers. Really excited for the day they start bottling/canning.
     
  20. codybear127

    codybear127 Aficionado (185) Texas Aug 13, 2010

    I was at the brewery a few weeks ago and asked about bottling. They said that all of their money is tied up in the new brewery they building, and that bottling wont happen until the expansion is complete.
     
  21. omnigrits

    omnigrits Savant (345) Texas Jun 1, 2006

    For those of us who don't have a Facebook account, what's the story?
     
  22. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    ... ... new tanks. Seriously? My 93 year old grandmother has a Facebook.
     
    Texas_Speed likes this.
  23. omnigrits

    omnigrits Savant (345) Texas Jun 1, 2006

    Facebook is compulsory? I had no idea ;)

    Nice. The new brewery is still a long way off so anything that ups Live Oak's capacity has to be good news, although a bottling line... one day my son, one day.
     
  24. stephens101

    stephens101 Advocate (720) Oklahoma May 5, 2006 Subscriber

    Old Tree Hugger is the shit for sure. And the best brewery tour I've been on. Just laid back and fun times.
     
  25. nsheehan

    nsheehan Advocate (555) Texas Jul 3, 2011 Verified

    Was at the tour last week, they were getting in (i'm gonna screw this up) two or three new 120 barrel tanks for lagering and going to convert some of their lagering tanks to fermenters. Or i have this backwards.

    Anyway, has anybody been getting buttery smells from their beers? I got smelled this on the tour for their amber, schwarz, pilz (the hef was superb though.). After I got this smell on these beers, the tour guide (I really liked the tour) took us to the lagering tanks and mentioned that the beers stay in the tanks for 2 weeks, or as long as they can before needed to ship out, and lagering helps sulfur compounds, yeast and diacetyl drop out of the beer.
    I then got the buttery smell for Liberation, making me think the beers are under-lagered?
     
  26. Ford

    Ford Advocate (560) Texas Sep 8, 2012 Verified Subscriber

    Just had the Schwarz and Pilz recently.. I did't get any buttery smell.
     
  27. The only time I have perceived diacetyl in a Live Oak beer was last year's oaktoberfest.