Live Oak Beers

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

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  1. mattisloco

    mattisloco Devotee (413) Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    http://www.facebook.com/txcanning?fref=ts

    Deep Ellum IPA is the 1st beer being canned... today I believe.
     
  2. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Thanks for the link!

    That's completely badass! Their cans look badass as well!
     
  3. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Disciple (379) May 17, 2012 Texas
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    I don't get it. Will they discontinue bottling?

    I totally agree. Those are some nice looking cans.
     
  4. mattisloco

    mattisloco Devotee (413) Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    I dont know but I hope so.
     
  5. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    I googled and found an article RE: their second hand bottling line. Apparently they've been having quite a bit of trouble with it tossing bottles and product everywhere.

    I'd guess they'd can everything besides limited releases... especially since it pumps up this second business of theirs as well. But who knows.
     
  6. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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  7. mattisloco

    mattisloco Devotee (413) Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    Those are beautiful
     
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  8. HopAG

    HopAG Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    I'm really digging that packaging!

    Should really stand out on the shelves
     
  9. mattisloco

    mattisloco Devotee (413) Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    The green reminds me of being a kid for some reason... everything was neon in the late 80's early 90's.
     
  10. RSaw

    RSaw Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2008 Texas

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  11. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    My buddy lives there, and was telling me about that a few weeks back. Interesting that it's in the middle of nowhere.
     
  12. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    Also, I've bought a few Live Oak kegs, how come I never got any bottles? :mad:
     
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  13. bleeng

    bleeng Aspirant (226) Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    Steve Anderson mentioned he worked at the first brewpub in Texas but did not name it. Anyone out there know where he worked?
     
  14. MattSweatshirt

    MattSweatshirt Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2011 Texas
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    Hefeweizen in 500ml bottles plz :)
     
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  15. tigrstylz

    tigrstylz Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2012 Texas

    Waterloo Brewing Company
     
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  16. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Devotee (433) Apr 26, 2007 Texas

    I believe Jason Davis (Freetail) also worked there.
     
  17. Ford

    Ford Defender (679) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Had some more Live Oak Hef tonight.. it really is the best Hef I've had.... so much better than No Labels... and I like it a little more than Karbach's Weisse Versa.. which I know isn't quite traditional..
     
  18. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    This was the closest thing I could find to a Live Oak thread...

    They're expanding... no bottling yet though:

    http://fb.me/2IQ7StcOn
     
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  19. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    I noticed this also. With the new law changes they can now distribute their beers. Really excited for the day they start bottling/canning.
     
  20. codybear127

    codybear127 Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2010 Texas

    I was at the brewery a few weeks ago and asked about bottling. They said that all of their money is tied up in the new brewery they building, and that bottling wont happen until the expansion is complete.
     
  21. omnigrits

    omnigrits Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2006 Texas

    For those of us who don't have a Facebook account, what's the story?
     
  22. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    ... ... new tanks. Seriously? My 93 year old grandmother has a Facebook.
     
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  23. omnigrits

    omnigrits Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2006 Texas

    Facebook is compulsory? I had no idea ;)

    Nice. The new brewery is still a long way off so anything that ups Live Oak's capacity has to be good news, although a bottling line... one day my son, one day.
     
  24. stephens101

    stephens101 Poo-Bah (2,026) May 5, 2006 Oklahoma
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    Old Tree Hugger is the shit for sure. And the best brewery tour I've been on. Just laid back and fun times.
     
  25. nsheehan

    nsheehan Devotee (457) Jul 3, 2011 Texas
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    Was at the tour last week, they were getting in (i'm gonna screw this up) two or three new 120 barrel tanks for lagering and going to convert some of their lagering tanks to fermenters. Or i have this backwards.

    Anyway, has anybody been getting buttery smells from their beers? I got smelled this on the tour for their amber, schwarz, pilz (the hef was superb though.). After I got this smell on these beers, the tour guide (I really liked the tour) took us to the lagering tanks and mentioned that the beers stay in the tanks for 2 weeks, or as long as they can before needed to ship out, and lagering helps sulfur compounds, yeast and diacetyl drop out of the beer.
    I then got the buttery smell for Liberation, making me think the beers are under-lagered?
     
  26. Ford

    Ford Defender (679) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Just had the Schwarz and Pilz recently.. I did't get any buttery smell.
     
  27. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Texas
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    The only time I have perceived diacetyl in a Live Oak beer was last year's oaktoberfest.
     
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