2018 Texas Craft Brewers Festival Afterparty Official Beer List
Full list with descriptions and tap times
2:30pm | Ranger Creek Small Batch 13 with Fig – 11.96% ABV
"Barrel-aged La Bestia Aimable, a devilishly friendly dark strong ale with a rich, complex nose of deep berry and fig with cinnamon, nutmeg, and black pepper spicy notes, and a superbly drinkable body full of rich, dark fruit flavors. Extremely sour and refermented on figs."
3:00pm | Adelbert's Berry White – 5.3% ABV
"A tart and exhilarating Blackberry Berliner Weisse."
3:30pm | Lakewood Peanut Butter Temptress – 9.1% ABV
"Consider this the beer equivalent of a peanut butter cup. A rich and dreamy imperial milk stout made with chocolate, peanuts, and a touch of sea salt. The result is a creamy, peanut buttery treat that’s fit for the candy aisle."
4:00pm | Real Ale Imperium Persicum – 6.6% ABV
"Lost Gold IPA aged in oak for 12 months on Brettanomyces before fresh peaches are added to the barrels and allowed to ferment to dryness. The end result is a delightfully dry and funky ale with notes of peach and apricot."
4:30pm | Pinthouse Pizza WTF Is Juice – 7% ABV
"A hazy IPA featuring notes of tropical fruit and juicy dankness with a soft, pillowy mouthfeel. Hops featured include Mosaic Lupulin Powder, Citra, Amarillo, and El Dorado."
5:00pm | Oasis Spur – 7.4% ABV
"Oasis’ first foray into the world of wild ales! A Belgian saison fermented last October in barrels with three different yeast strains: a Belgian saison strain and two strains of Brettanomyces. Incredibly dry and earthy with some tartness and notes of cherry, spice, and funk."
5:30pm | Vista Rosanna – 6.5% ABV
"A pale farmhouse ale fermented and aged on Brettanomyces Lambicus. Often found in traditional lambics, this strain produces a slight cherry-pie-like aroma and flavor and lots of earthy Brett. The beer was then aged in Aglianico, Tannat, Petite Sirah and Tempranillo barrels from Bending Branch Winery in Comfort, TX. These were blended to create Rosanna, which pours with a pale rose-hue and aromas and flavors of pear, stone fruit, and leather."
6:00pm | Big Bend Charles Prince of Whalez – 9.9% ABV
"A Pastry Stout brewed with Cacao, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Belgian Candi Sugar, Lactose, Ancho Peppers, Cinnamon and Hazelnut."
6:30pm | St Arnold Rafarita – 3.6% ABV
"Raspberry AF with lime and kosher salt to mimic a raspberry margarita. Tart, salty, and refreshing."
7:00pm | Tupps Sour Apricot DDH IPA – 7.2% ABV
"Tupps’ smash hit double dry hopped hazy IPA kettle soured and refermented on apricots. You won’t find this beer anywhere else in Austin!"
ON CASK AT OPEN:
Last Stand Citra SMaSH with Mango, Vanilla Bean, & Lactose – 7.4% ABV
"This Single Malt and Single Hop (SmaSH) IPA uses German Pale Malt and Citra hops for bittering and aroma. Strong notes of citrus, grapefruit, melon and passion fruit come through from the base beer. This firkin was filled specially for this event and includes additions of mango, vanilla, and lactose."
NXNW Peach Cobbler Zombie Dragon – 7.4% ABV
"Originally brewed as an anniversary beer, Zombie Dragon became an instant hit and was quickly (and wisely) added to NXNW’s regular lineup. Heavily hopped with Mosaic and El Dorado hops in the whirlpool and dry hopped multiple times, it has a big, juicy hop character without being overly bitter. We asked them to make us a special cask for this event that was inspired by our very own brunch concoction, the Zombellini. This incarnation kicks it up a notch with the addition of cinnamon and vanilla bean to elicit memories of fresh peach cobbler from your Grandma’s kitchen!"
ON DRAFT AT OPEN:
4th Tap House of Torment Pumpkin Ale – 5% ABV
"House of Torment - Pumpkin Ale is a delicious beer inspired by the season as well as terrified hallways jam-packed with monsters. It's a refreshing 5% ABV, with 240 pounds of roasted pumpkins."
(512) Wild Bear 2018 – 8.5% ABV
"A wild fermented imperial brown ale. After primary fermentation, Brettanomyces yeast and Pediococcus bacteria cultures were added before aging the blend in oak foeders for over 24 months. This combination of wild “bugs” and oak aging gives (512) Wild Bear a complex and enticing aroma of tart cherries, oak, and a touch of barnyard “funkiness”, a crisp, tart flavor that will intensify with age, and an effervescent, oaky finish that leaves the palate clean."
8th Wonder Blueberry Haterade – 4.7% ABV
"A traditional sour German wheat beer brewed with coriander & sea salt, then fermented on fresh blueberries. This refreshing beer has a sour & salty twist that helps shake them haters off. Beer is fun and universal. The beer community is collaborative, open, and supportive. It isn't elitist or exclusive. This beer pokes fun at the sour pusses in this world. Quit being so salty. Lighten up, grab a Haterade and enjoy!"
Austin Beerworks Pomegranate & Blood Orange Finkle – 3.5% ABV
"A variant of the ever-popular ABW seasonal Einhorn, this is a traditional German Berliner Weisse with additions of pomegranate and blood orange."
Blue Owl Wild Animal – 5.7% ABV
"Wild Animal is unlike anything Blue Owl has made before. It’s the first full batch offering from their barrel program using a house mixed-yeast/bacteria culture. As always, the process began with a sour mash, but instead of moving it to stainless steel tanks, it was transferred into French oak barrels for fermentation where it sat for almost six months before being blended and dry-hopped with Motueka hops from New Zealand."
Brazos Valley Mango Willin' – 5.2% ABV
"Willin’ is a dry-hopped pale ale that’s made with only post boil hops creating a big juicy aroma and flavor, without the added bitterness. Notes of grapefruit mingle with stone fruit to create this light, flavorful ale. Made with Mosaic and Comet hops, two row and Cara-Vienna malts, and finished with fresh Mango."
Buffalo Bayou BBA Gingerbread Stout – 10% ABV
"This special batch of Gingerbread Stout was aged in a second-use Weller 12 barrel along with Madagascar vanilla and coffee beans. (The first use was a batch of Smoke on the Bayou that we served right here at Craft Pride for our 5th Anniversary party this past February.)"
Collective Pineapple Thai Basil Petite Golden Sour – 4.5% ABV
"A low-abv sour golden ale brewed with Brettanomyces bruxelensis var. Drei and refermented with pineapple and Thai basil."
Community Fifth & Flemish Saison – 7.5% ABV
"A complex and refreshing saison with delicate notes of apricot, peach and spice from the Flemish yeast strain."
Martin House Dairyland Special – 7.0% ABV
"Martin House’s first ever hazy IPA packed with an immense amount of Citra and Mosaic hops. The addition of flaked oats and lactose add a creamy delicious finish. The flavors in this beer are unparalleled to any Martin House IPA you’ve had before."
New Braunfels Blanche de Braunfels – 5.0% ABV
"French blonde ale brewed with 6-row barley and pilsner malt (one of their only all-barley beers) and filtered through local Texas hay to add an earthy minerality and a tie to the farms that inspired its creation. Mixed culture fermentation dries the beer our and adds even more complexity and acidity as well as some funky wild yeast characteristics."
Noble Rey Peanut Butter and Jealous – 6.0% ABV
"This Peanut butter cream ale features almost 30lbs per barrel of Raspberries and Blueberries! Flaked barley, rye, and corn add nice beady and sweet characters you would expect in any great peanut butter and jelly sandwich....beer."
Oak Highlands #7 Shandy – 5.3% ABV
"Originally brewed to commemorate their 3rd anniversary, #7 Shandy is a Helles Bock aged in Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey barrels for 5 months and blended with lemonade to make a Shandy."
Peticolas A Lost Epic – 11% ABV
"A highly-carbonated tripel with a sunny golden-orange color and rocky white head. The complex, mild spice accentuates a light fruity-ester aroma while the overall hop aroma remains low. The use of pale malts result in a brisk malty palate containing a hint of sweetness in the center, but with a light dry finish. Hop bitterness is medium and tends to equalize the balance of malt."
Southern Heights It's Probably Awesome IPA – 6.7% ABV
"This hazy mysterious beauty has been bombarded with copious amounts of Citra, Columbus, and Simcoe hops creating layers of juicy awesomeness."
Thirsty Planet Wizard Kitty – 5.0% ABV
"A kettle sour pale ale with passion fruit and hopped with Citra and Amarillo hops. Aromas of passion fruit and peach belie the dryness of this beer on the palate."
Two Wheel The Turbulent Joose – 8.15% ABV
"Double IPA brewed with two-row, Golden Promise, flaked wheat, flaked oats, and lactose. Mango was added at the end of fermentation to enhance the juicy, tropical flavors of the hops. After fermentation, the beer was aged on toasted coconut."
Whitestone Meow Fresh Hop IPA – 6.5% ABV
"A large dose of Simcoe fresh hops in the mash and late/dry hop additions of Galaxy and Amarillo lend tropical fruit notes to this hazy fresh hop IPA brewed in collaboration with Flix Brewhouse."
Zilker Phresh Hop Heavenly Daze – 6.8% ABV
"Over 100 pounds of fresh harvested whole cone Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops are added to the Phresh Hop Heavenly Daze IPA. An extra long whirlpool soak is implemented for the initial hop delivery while the remaining hops are frozen with liquid nitrogen before being added to the conditioning tank for two short days. Lupulin powder is released by the cryo process creating a one of kind intense tropical citrus experience. The hopping rate is double the traditional Heavenly Daze IPA while maintaining the same base beer."