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Wicked Beaver Brewing out of Wolfforth, Tx

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by Ford, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Ford

    Ford Member

    Location:
    Texas
    Wolfforth is basically part of Lubbock. Looks like they signed to distribution with Duff Distributing and will be hitting DFW, Austin and Houston shortly.

    I didn't get to try this last time I was in Lubbock last month. Anyone had any yet?
  2. kmello69

    kmello69 Member

    Location:
    Texas
    They were at the Texas Craft Brewers Fest. I tried their Cream Weaver Ale, which was pretty good - could have been a bit creamier for my tastes, but enjoyed it. Good to see them coming this way
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  3. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Member

    Location:
    Texas
    I had a test bottling last year. Forgot the beer, but it was okay. I'd be interested in trying more.
  4. Krumb

    Krumb Member

    Location:
    Texas
    I had some of the first batch. Some quality issues...off flavors. Recent batches have had more positive reviews. Looking forward to picking a couple bottles up soon.
  5. Ford

    Ford Member

    Location:
    Texas
    I just picked up a bottle of Cream Weaver yesterday... opened it tonight...it's a Cream Ale.. not sure I've had one.. but this was terrible... it has to be infected or ruined somehow...very chemically and sour... ugh.
  6. Lutter

    Lutter Member

    Location:
    Texas
    heh heh heh... beaver. /beavis

    I had the Cream Weaver at the Texas Craft Brewers festival. Just like a few other craft breweries in Texas... Pedernales, Lakewood, and a few others... I found it to be average. Not bad, not good, just right down the middle average.

    Chemical taste and sour? That might drag down the average :) I'd have to taste it, but that sounds like there's some wild yeast run loose in their building.
  7. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Member

    Location:
    Texas
    I won't be wasting $ on Wicked Beaver beer again anytime soon.
  8. mattisloco

    mattisloco Member

    Location:
    Texas
    You thought Lakewood was average?
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  9. Krumb

    Krumb Member

    Location:
    Texas
    not wild yeast...more chlorophenolic. so probably a water issue or something in the cleaning products used.

    and as mattloco pointed out...lakewood is average? hop trap <sp> was very good, and temptress was something special. i've yet to try the vienna lager, but i've heard great things about it, too.
  10. DocBrass

    DocBrass Member

    Location:
    Texas
    I have to agree about the Cream Weaver. picked one up from D&Q. bleh! not a "cream ale". more like a fizzy adjunct adjunct lager with barley flakes to make it creamy.

    these guys aren't going to make it. too much competition. read the website. sounds like a small start-up from the garage and wanted to make bigger batches of beers.
  11. reifsnid

    reifsnid Member

    Location:
    Texas
    I used to live in Lubbock and was at first excited about a new craft brewery opening in the area. However, Wicked Beaver suffered from continual quality issues (off flavors, flat beer from "conditioned" bottles, etc.) and I now refuse to buy any of their beer.

    There's a pretty decent new brewery that opened in Lubbock a little bit ago called Yellow House Canyon Brew Works. I tried some of their beers at a beer festival back in April and I remember liking their green chili ale. Not sure what their plans are for distributing though.

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