Guadalupe Brewing Company (New Braunfels, TX)

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by Ford, Jul 13, 2013.

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  1. Ford

    Ford Defender (693) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    I had my first Texas Honey Ale from them yesterday. I really enjoyed it. It certainly has a sweetness from the honey, but wasn't cloying. Something I would enjoy drinking year round, easily.

    I saw them on facebook and it looks like they are starting to do sporadic tours of the factory. There is actually one today if you live in the NB area.

    I'm interested in trying their Rye IPA and their Scotch Ale now.

    Talking to an employee at Growlers Montrose in Houston, they should be distributing into Houston every couple of months, so you'll see it around.

    I would love to see the Texas Honey Ale canned.
  2. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Devotee (438) Apr 26, 2007 Texas

    Texas Honey is in bombers as well as draft. The Rye IPA is very good and the Scotch is fantastic. Their other offerings are solid too.
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  3. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Disciple (370) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    Bombers of Honey ale just hit NB yesterday. I live 10 mins away, but I'm on single parent duty this weekend. Wish I could attend. They will be sampling Texas Honey Ale with Belgian yeast.
  4. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,811) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    I was really impressed with the Scotch Ale. Such a classic example of the style, and reminded me of Belhaven Wee Heavy before they got bought out by Green King.
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  5. videofrog

    videofrog Defender (647) Nov 13, 2010 Texas

    A friend of mine spotted some in Kyle, but passed it up due to the poor ratings on that other site and the less than stellar ones here. A lady tried to persuade him to buy it, so he mentioned why he wasn't. She said she was the brewmaster's wife. He got embarrassed and picked up a bomber. Like others said, not bad, but I feel like it's missing something. I enjoyed the Americano Wheat and am looking forward to trying the other offerings.
  6. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Disciple (379) May 17, 2012 Texas
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    I fucking love their logomark:


    I'll have to swing by Premium Draught tonight and try their Texas Honey Ale and Scotch Ale.
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  7. lonestar4lunch

    lonestar4lunch Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2006 Texas

    Agree with champ, the scotch ale is very easy to drink. Love that I can get it almost anytime at the draught house.
  8. Ford

    Ford Defender (693) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Yes, the logo is strong... now I want to try the Scotch Ale...
  9. krmkrm

    krmkrm Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2013 Alaska

    I was lucky enough to try a one-off BBA stout from them toward the end of last year (I think it was then, but I might be way off). I got two or three pours of it every time I went to DH when it was on, just because it was better than everything else there at the time. It didn't last long with how I was nurturing it :slight_frown:.
  10. leoingle

    leoingle Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2013 Texas

    I have been wanting to try the Honey Ale since day 1. Finally got to try it last week. Nice slight sweetness to it. Wouldnt drink alot of it, but drinking one would be just as good as any other beer to choose from. Cant wait to try the Scotch Ale.
  11. Danielbt

    Danielbt Initiate (0) May 4, 2012 Texas

    Really? I had a taste at The Growler Room, and it was pure diacetyl. I and fond of Scotch ales and wanted to like it, but it just wasn't good. Maybe they fixed something between batches.
  12. krmkrm

    krmkrm Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2013 Alaska

    I've had it a few times, and haven't ever had that happen. Must have been a bad batch, yeah...
  13. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,811) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    No diacetyl for me, I can taste that a mile away, and certainly would have said so if I tasted that. Maybe keg variations, or dirty lines?
  14. Danielbt

    Danielbt Initiate (0) May 4, 2012 Texas

    Could be. I'll give it a shot elsewhere.
  15. TapThat

    TapThat Initiate (174) Nov 8, 2012 Oregon
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    I'm a fan of these guys. Real nice people making good beer. They just started bottling their honey ale, and won a medal for their scotch ale at the us beer open. I've heard that some sours show up at their tasting room from time to time as well.
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  16. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Disciple (370) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    I've seen bottles of the Scotch Ale and their 1St Anniversary Belgian Honey Ale. They should be coming out soon.
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  17. cam_williams

    cam_williams Initiate (168) Oct 3, 2012 Texas
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    Extremely nice people!
  18. Ford

    Ford Defender (693) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    I like nice people who make beer... especially good beer.. and the Texas Honey Ale is good beer.

    Hmm Belgian Honey Ale... this makes my spidey sense tingle.
  19. greenspointexas

    greenspointexas Champion (891) Jan 16, 2011 Texas
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    Their Bourbon Barrel Aged Chocolate Stout they put out last year was nothing short of amazing. Maybe the best Barrel Aged dark beer ever to come out of the state. Too bad they only released like 5 kegs of it.
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  20. krmkrm

    krmkrm Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2013 Alaska

    As I said, I'm pretty confident that I drank about half a keg. I told them that I loved it, and they were very happy to hear that! I asked if they'd make more, but don't remember their response... I think it was on the side of "probably not, but maybe". Siiiigh.
  21. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,811) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    Drinking a growler of the Honey Ale now from Premium Draught. Man, this is 7%, I can't taste that at all. Seems more like in the 4-5% range. I am still undecided as to whether it takes more skill to make a higher abv beer seem small, or a smaller abv as satisfying as something higher.
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  22. krmkrm

    krmkrm Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2013 Alaska

    It's so hot out. I could really go for some of that Scotch Ale right now... man. Lindsey had that on a whim, and I was just blown away by how good it was when I tried it.
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