Wicked Beaver Brewing out of Wolfforth, Tx

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

  1. Ford

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

    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 Advocate (635) Texas Nov 27, 2011 Verified

    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 Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

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

    Krumb Savant (300) Texas Jan 30, 2008

    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 Advocate (560) Texas Sep 8, 2012 Verified Subscriber

    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 Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    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 Advocate (640) Texas Nov 20, 2011 Verified

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

    mattisloco Savant (475) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    You thought Lakewood was average?
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  9. Krumb

    Krumb Savant (300) Texas Jan 30, 2008

    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 Savant (255) Texas Jul 28, 2006

    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 Aficionado (165) Texas Jun 1, 2006

    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.