Real Ale Brewing Company Introduces Brewers' Cut Series

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by Todd, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,650) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    Real Ale’s “Research & Development” program releases first two projects

    BLANCO, TX, October 18, 2012 – Real Ale Brewing Co. is pleased to announce the introduction of their BREWERS’ CUT series of craft beers. The brewing team at Real Ale will be researching and developing new recipes to be brewed and released in small batches throughout the year. Real Ale plans to gather feedback and opinions about the beers via social media. This input from consumers and retailers will be used to determine if a particular beer will return for another Brewers’ Cut appearance, or perhaps move into a regular seasonal or full-time Real Ale Brewing Co. offering. These limited edition special releases will be available on draft and in 12 oz. bottles. Some releases will be in a 6-pack configuration and others in a 4-pack, depending on the beer style. The first release is Signature Hop Pale Ale, an American Pale Ale featuring the German hop variety HERKULES. The second release is Black Quadrupel, a Belgian style with Black Belgian malt. Next up in the Brewers’ Cut series will be a Dry-Hopped Porter and Imperial Red Ale.

    About Real Ale Brewing Company:
    Founded in Blanco, Texas in 1996 in the basement of an antiques store, the Real Ale Brewing Company has grown into the 45th largest craft brewery in the country, despite only selling its beer in Texas. From their current facility in the Texas Hill Country, Real Ale's dedicated team of brewers produces a wide variety of exceptional ales & lagers using only the finest natural ingredients.

    For more information about the brewery and beers please visit and follow on Facebook:

  2. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (475) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Loves me some Real Ale!
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  3. Show

    Show Aficionado (235) Texas Jul 21, 2011

    drinking some of the Quad- very very tasty stuff!
    ..gonna lose a few bottles in the back of my fridge for a couple of years.
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  4. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    8 bucks a 4-pack hard to beat too. Great winter/cold weather brew...
  5. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    That's a great bargain. Where can you purchase these beers at?
  6. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    Spec's, some HEB's and the better bottle shops around Austin is the only place I've seen them. I'm sure they're all over San Antonio since it's a Real Ale release. Seems to be a good amount...shouldn't be too hard to find
  7. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    It is if your in Houston.
  8. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    I'm not that in tune with Real Ale's distro but I'm sure Specs in Houston will have it at some point. The Specs in the Austin area have plenty...
  9. no way... never heard of these brewer's cut beers

    who makes em? when do they come out? word on the street is that they are putting out a blue wit and a stale-hop pils

    just tellin ya what i heard
  10. They are at a lot of HEBs here in austin. Grabbed some of the Black Quad tonight.
  11. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (380) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    sweet press release, bought some at HEB in Houston.
  12. The Pale Ale is The BEST real Ale I Have Had. I Was Honestly Surprised By It. Have Yet To Try The Quad
  13. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (475) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Anyone see these in DFW?
  14. Had the quad last night and I really really enjoyed it!
  15. Clutch131

    Clutch131 Aficionado (120) Texas Dec 3, 2009

    First I have heard of this. I have not seen any of it Houston shops yet but I will be looking for the black quad.
  16. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Savant (380) Texas Apr 30, 2011

    So, anyone willing to pick up some black Quad and bring it to La Muerta Day if we don't see it in Houston by then? Please, please pretty please?
  17. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (515) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

  18. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

    Love the black Quad, tasty stuff. I hope we start seeing casks of it around town.
  19. lefty12

    lefty12 Aficionado (180) Texas Feb 6, 2010

    Found the Black Quad at Specs Midtown this afternoon. They had a pretty good amount of it.
  20. frogfan

    frogfan Savant (370) Texas Sep 4, 2009

    Hall's said they got both in yesterday. Haven't been buy yet though.
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  21. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Savant (380) Texas Apr 30, 2011

    Awesome, thank you!! :)
  22. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

    Not great. Smells and tastes like rotten hay.

    Guess I'm not a fan of that hops.
  23. kaidasz

    kaidasz Aficionado (165) Texas Apr 3, 2010

    picked up both today at heb in cypress, had 2 of the pale ale and was satisfied w/it. actually, the first sip and smell reminded me of new belgium's Dig. i love me some Dig in the late spring/early summer but after a few more sips, the herkules did not measure up to Dig's Nelson hops. i am going to have a black quad later, hoping that is a winner as i would like this series to be good.
  24. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (485) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    Drinking my second Mysterium beer of the the week. First was Shipwrecked, now is Scots Gone Wild.

    Both have been good, but Scots is excellent. Rye-on-Rye soured.

    PLEASE do this often! Bottles+
  25. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Sounds interesting. Love me some Rye-on-Rye.
  26. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I love Scots Gone Wild.

    This series is a step in the right direction... they need to be as creative in their bottled beers as they are with their draft and seasonal releases. Now someone get these guys some more barrels so they can make us 750mL bottles of the Mysterium series.


    Better yet make them 375mL... cork and cage them... charge $10 each... and we can pretend that we're drinking Russian River.
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  27. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (430) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    Why have i not heard of this Real Ale Quad!!!! NEED! WANT! FIND!!!

    lol, for whatever reason, belgians are becoming my go to beer over my stouts and porters lately. Tripels and Quads specificly.
  28. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (485) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Picked up a 4 pack at specs midtown today. Very well made and delicious!
  29. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Savant (485) Texas Mar 12, 2012

    I put Scots close to Boxers. Highlighted the barrels I think a bit more than Boxers but lacked the awesome grass Saison-ish notes. Hopefully when you combine the MV and Brewers Cut releases we have another established brewer flexing the boundaries of the Texas landscape.
  30. Ford

    Ford Advocate (510) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    Ok.. I need the Quad... must get some.

    I love Real Ale... one of my favorite Texas breweries... the 16th Anniversary is so, so good.
  31. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Advocate (530) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Could have sworn I saw some a heb 2920@45
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  32. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Nom nom nom...


    Second today, actually... Draught House had it on tap. It's VERY good stuff!

    Upfront it has a very traditional Quad taste but a very malt-centric backend. I'm getting a few to sit down before it runs out... it'll be interesting to see how this changes over time.

    Can't wait for the next release which includes an Imperial Red! My favorite beer style, yes please!
  33. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (475) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Have you had Peticolas Velvet Hammer?
  34. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (585) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Tried both recently. The Pale Ale was okay, but honestly I think Rio Blanco is better. I think the Quad will be wonderful with some age on it. Definitely tasted young, and I'm not a big fan of young quads.
  35. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Haven't seen it in Austin... is it bottled?
  36. JoeDurp

    JoeDurp Savant (255) Texas Nov 5, 2011

    My brother bought me the quad and it has potential with a few years of cellaring
  37. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (445) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    Found the Quad at Smith St. today, is the Pale available in Houston, too?
  38. CoogBrew

    CoogBrew Aficionado (115) Texas Nov 25, 2010

    Buffalo Speedway and Bunker Hill HEB's have cases of the pale.
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  39. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (475) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    Draft only. I'll be down in late December, if you'd like a growler bm me.
  40. Ford

    Ford Advocate (510) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    I picked up the Pale today at HEB in Friendswood... they did not have the Quad.. which of course is what I really want the most.