Best Texas brew?

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by ChanceK, Apr 19, 2013.

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  1. ChanceK

    ChanceK Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2012 Texas

    What's your favorite year round Texas brew?

    Single - St Arnold Endeavour

    4/6Pack - Southern Star Burried Hatchet
     
  2. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Disciple (370) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    Sisyphus
     
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  3. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,691) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    I can go on all nigh on this topic. Sisyphus is among my favorite Texas brews, I think that is only released once a year. Though it seems to sit around all year for some reason?

    Anyway...

    Live Oak Hefe
    512 Pecan Porter
    Austin Beer Works Pearl Snap
    Cask Saint Arnold Ellissa
    Karback Weisse Versa
     
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  4. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Initiate (174) Dec 28, 2011 Texas
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    In no particular order... Favorite brews

    512 ipa
    Buried hatchet
    Lost gold
    Pale dog
    Zoe
    Lost gold
    Sissy
    Live oak hefe
    Weisse versa
    Pinthouse man o war

    Can't pick just one. Those are my go to brews

    Since I goofed and listed lost gold twice I'd say that's the one that I've gone to most.
     
  5. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Disciple (370) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    I think they brew it once a year, but brew enough that they call it year round.
    And oh yes, Pecan Porter.
     
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  6. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,691) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    I need to pick up some Zoe. Saw some at Specs, and did not get any. I need to get back there soon.
     
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  7. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (471) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    My fav. ready available Tx. beers are

    Deep Ellum IPA
    Lakewood Temptress
    512 IPA
     
  8. Clarkson

    Clarkson Aspirant (276) Feb 26, 2013 Texas
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    Temptress.
     
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  9. ChanceK

    ChanceK Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2012 Texas

    Oh, I forgot, must be bottled and easily found at an average bottle shop.
     
  10. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    How about canned? I'm going to say Hops & Grain Zoe, followed closely by Alt and ABW Pearl Snap.

    For tap, Pecan Porter
     
  11. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    I knew before I opened this thread that Paul was going to hit the nail on the head with everything I had to say.
     
  12. ChanceK

    ChanceK Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2012 Texas

    Yeah canned works. Just looking for more Texas ideas that I can drink at home any time of the year.
     
  13. Sethzilla

    Sethzilla Initiate (187) Oct 10, 2012 Texas
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    I'm really enjoying Four Squared.

    When BBA Temptress finds its way into bottles, its going to destroy more than just DFW... I can't wait.

    Edit: If it had to be year round only, Temptress.
     
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  14. Chuk_Hell

    Chuk_Hell Aspirant (200) Apr 12, 2012 Texas
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    Sisyphus is actually brewed twice a year now; in March and October. I love it when it's fresh and hoppy.
     
  15. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    What about pink Moustaches?
     
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  16. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Hops & Grain The One They Call Zoe is my current favorite.
     
  17. ChanceK

    ChanceK Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2012 Texas

    Don't think ive ever even noticed this one in stores (San Antonio). I'll keep an eye out.
     
  18. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I don't think you actually get it there. Hops & Grain is pretty much in just Austin and is now just going to Dallas. I also believe Houston got a 1-time drop last month as well (at Spec's DT)
     
  19. HookemHops13

    HookemHops13 Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2013 Texas

    I've seen it multiple places around Houston. My local Kroger had quite a bit actually. Zoe was outstanding. Had one as a mix six pack and want to get more.

    Endeavor is probably my favorite.
     
  20. air

    air Aspirant (228) Mar 28, 2007 Texas

    (512) IPA (ABW Fire Eagle right behind it)
    Live Oak Hef (Karbach Weisse Versa is a close 2nd)
    Peticolas Velvet Hammer


    Sounds like I need to try Zoe.
     
  21. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    Buried Hatchet and Devils Backbone.
     
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  22. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,691) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    Great minds drink alike. Can't go wrong with anything mentioned already.

    Got to add, Deep Ellum Rye Pils and Farmhouse Wit.
     
  23. Crack2000

    Crack2000 Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2010 Texas

    Zoe is my current fave. Only picked up a sixer last weekend when in Austin. That was dumb.
     
  24. channels321

    channels321 Initiate (124) Apr 16, 2012 Texas
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    We get Hops & Grains in SA, Zoe just hasn't gotten here yet. We are far behind just like with everything else.
     
  25. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,691) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    I just got a six pack of Zoe, and opened my first can. This is definitely one of my favorite new beers I have had so far this year. I have some Lakewood to try later...
     
  26. jsboots21

    jsboots21 Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2009 Tennessee

    Bottled/canned/etc = Endeavour w/ Temptress in a close second (don't have to have it under 2 weeks old)

    Draft = no brainer; Live Oak Hefeweizen. It's damn near perfect.

    Now, off to enjoy some of the aforementioned brewskis.
     
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  27. lokieman

    lokieman Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2011 Oklahoma

    Yea when I heard they were doing a pale lager as their next release a while back I was kind of disappointed...been wanting H&G to release something a little more substantial, but then I tried it. It's hard for me to pinpoint why but it's just good...I can't really explain why I like Zoe so much. I can see myself going through cases of this in the summer...it's just good.
     
  28. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,691) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    Because for years, even lots of "craft" brewers made crappy lagers to try to get the Macro crowd. Now many more breweries are actually taking time to make good lagers, and I love it.
     
  29. zoocircle

    zoocircle Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2013 Texas

    Deep Ellum IPA
    Temptress
     
  30. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Zealot (535) Nov 20, 2011 Texas
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    (512) Pecan Porter
    Live Oak Hefe
    Independence Stash & Convict Hill
     
  31. StArnoldFan

    StArnoldFan Zealot (573) Dec 28, 2012 Texas
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    Single - Endeavour hands down

    6 pack - I enjoy both Weisse Versa and Zoe

    Tap - Live oak Hefe and Pecan porter
     
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  32. Danielbt

    Danielbt Initiate (0) May 4, 2012 Texas

    No particular order:

    (512) Cascabel
    Live Oak Hefe
    Live Oak Primus
    Southern Star Buried Hatchet on nitro
     
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  33. ChanceK

    ChanceK Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2012 Texas

    Not a single Jester King brew mentioned..... As much as everyone talks about them I would have thought they would have shown up here.
     
  34. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Initiate (174) Dec 28, 2011 Texas
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    Most of the stuff we like from Jester King is limited

    I would have also mentioned Freetail... and a few others
     
  35. air

    air Aspirant (228) Mar 28, 2007 Texas

    Mostly because the really good stuff is either not year round or not easily available, aka it falls outside the context of this thread.
     
  36. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,691) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    I don't think anything JK has done would make my top five.
     
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  37. ChanceK

    ChanceK Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2012 Texas

    Fair enough.
     
  38. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Disciple (370) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    Not into sours?
     
  39. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,691) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    I love sours. JK has a few OK saisons, and a bunch of stuff...I just find to be meh. I am well aware I am in the minority:D
     
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  40. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2011 Texas

    Not sure that you are. I support the hell out of JK but I have not been "wowed" in a while. Looking forward to some of the not yet released stuff and anything out of the coolship they now have.
     
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