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Best Texas brew?

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

  1. ChanceK

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    What's your favorite year round Texas brew?

    Single - St Arnold Endeavour

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

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    Sisyphus
     
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  3. champ103

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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

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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

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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

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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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    My fav. ready available Tx. beers are

    Deep Ellum IPA
    Lakewood Temptress
    512 IPA
     
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    Temptress.
     
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    Oh, I forgot, must be bottled and easily found at an average bottle shop.
     
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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
     
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    I knew before I opened this thread that Paul was going to hit the nail on the head with everything I had to say.
     
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    Yeah canned works. Just looking for more Texas ideas that I can drink at home any time of the year.
     
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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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    Sisyphus is actually brewed twice a year now; in March and October. I love it when it's fresh and hoppy.
     
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    What about pink Moustaches?
     
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    Hops & Grain The One They Call Zoe is my current favorite.
     
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    Don't think ive ever even noticed this one in stores (San Antonio). I'll keep an eye out.
     
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    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)
     
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    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.
     
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    (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.
     
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    Buried Hatchet and Devils Backbone.
     
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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.
     
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    Zoe is my current fave. Only picked up a sixer last weekend when in Austin. That was dumb.
     
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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.
     
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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...
     
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    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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    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

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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.
     
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    Deep Ellum IPA
    Temptress
     
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    (512) Pecan Porter
    Live Oak Hefe
    Independence Stash & Convict Hill
     
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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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    No particular order:

    (512) Cascabel
    Live Oak Hefe
    Live Oak Primus
    Southern Star Buried Hatchet on nitro
     
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    Not a single Jester King brew mentioned..... As much as everyone talks about them I would have thought they would have shown up here.
     
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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
     
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    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

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    I don't think anything JK has done would make my top five.
     
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    Fair enough.
     
  38. starkmarvelo

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    Not into sours?
     
  39. champ103

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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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    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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