Monday, October 16th, 2017, marks the 200th anniversary of Guinness coming to the United States. Naturally, this is a perfect opportunity to release a special edition beer. That's exactly what the folks at Guinness are doing.
The Hoppy Half-Pint
Big Bend Brewing Co. operates out of a (modern) barn, with a taproom located just a few steps from the actual brewery. It's "the most remote brewery in America" and aptly, their tagline is "The beer from out here." Out here, the vistas are both beautiful and forbidding, the people are both welcoming and hardy, and the beer is good.
This here is a collaborative description of a Sunday afternoon in McKinney,TX., including The Celt Pub, Emporium Pies, and Tupps Brewery. There might be sunshine and bottle trees in here, too.
Tupps Brewery makes some great session-able summer beers, some outstanding strong beers, and you can find them in Target.
The Guinness Brewers Project are at it again. They've got a new beer, this one a wheat ale brewed with 100% Irish wheat.
Down in the hill country, west of Austin, there’s a brewery, on a ranch, nestled amongst the oak trees. Situated atop a natural aquifer--with, apparently, the right amount of salts to get a perfect, slightly tart, slightly hoppy, slightly malty profile--Jester King makes beers.
If you’ve read my post about the Guinness Brewers Project, or my review of Guinness Nitro IPA, you know that I love it when Guinness releases a new craft beer. This year, they've debuted Antwerpen Stout and Rye Pale Ale.
Tattoo Ranch is a scant handful of blocks from where we watched the cattle drive earlier—a short but entertaining affair performed twice daily on Exchange Avenue—but if you’re expecting either ten-gallon hats and cowboy boots, or a Sons of Anarchy-esque biker hangout, don’t.