30 August 2014

Beer and Hymns at Pedernales Brewing - First Saturday of Every Month

Come by Pedernales Brewing Company one mile south of Fredericksburg, Texas, at 97 Hitchin' Post Trail, for a pint and some singing. Beer & Hymns will be held on the first Saturday of each month beginning March 1, 2014 from 5 to 6 pm. Beer will be $4 a pint, no entrance fee and no purchase necessary. Regular tour hours on Saturday are 1 - 5 pm.

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28 August 2014

A New Brewery In Salado Seeking Law Changes

Graydon Hill recently relocated to Salado, Texas, and wanted to open a brewery.

Hill led a successful petition drive to turn Partially Dry Salado into Wet Salado. In Texas, partially dry areas do not sell hard liquor off premise. This law prevented anyone from opening a liquor store in Salado. Now, Salado is wet, and that means he can start the licensing process for his brewery.

Yes! Another man doing the Lord's work.

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26 August 2014

Strike Out ALS at Deep Ellum Brewing Company - September 17

I don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but I find the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) juvenile, and I refuse to participate. But if I were in Dallas on September 17, I think I know of a perfect way to give money to find a cure.

Deep Ellum Brewing Company will host "Strike Out ALS" party on September 17 from 6-8pm. All the proceeds will go to the the Texas Chapter of ALSA, the ALS research organization. Stay dry and warm. Drink beer.


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22 August 2014

Blue Owl Brewing to Launch Featuring Sour Mash Beers

If you've been reading this blog  for a while, you have probably noticed that I have this bizarre fascination with sour mash beers but have always been afraid to try making one. I may no longer need to try.

Jeff Young and Suzy Shaffer, formerly of Black Star Co-Op, plan to open Blue Owl Brewing at 2400 East Cesar Chavez St. Convinced sour beers will soon enjoy IPA-like popularity, they two want to use sour mashes to make a more consistent product than those soured in barrels.

There are four beers planned: Little Boss, a sour session wheat in the Berliner Weisse style; Spirit Animal, a sour pale ale; Professor Black, a sour cherry stout; and Van Dayum!, a sour amber.

Keep up with their progress on their Facebook page.

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20 August 2014

Ow! My Back!

The last couple of weeks have been hectic.

On August 2, I had to help Satan cook a birthday dinner for his Dad. On the Thursday or Friday after that, I felt a pimple on my lower back as I slid into my chair. It was a nice, pointed pain that let's you know the darned thing is about to burst.

On Saturday, I worked at Pedernales Brewing Company. What I expected to be a slow day got busy quickly. That made the day go by a lot faster. As I was going home, I  was carrying a case of employee beer, the brewmaster, fresh from an investors meeting clapped  me on the  shoulder and said, "Drinking all the profets, eh?"

I pointed to my chest. "Fox," I said. I pointed up and twirled my finger. "Henhouse."

We had a good laugh, and I went home.

I was feeling tired, so I went to bed early, around 9 pm.  When I got up the next morning, I tried to decide whether or not to visit my nephew in San Antonio. My lack of energy made my decision. I plopped down into my recliner and spent the morning watching Netflix. I cooked lunch, and decided on a nap afterwards and slept until 5 pm.  I got up, had some left overs and went back to bed, sleeping until 8 pm. I watched a little TV and went back to bed at 10 pm.

Sometime in the middle of the night, I developed a fever, and a sore spot on my lower back where I had felt the pimple a couple of days earlier. I decided not to visit Fredericksburg Brewing Company, and just rest. When I went to work Tuesday, the sore spot on my back was the size of my hand. Hard as a rock, red, and radiating heat, I went to the doctor where I learned I had a boil on my back. After picking up some antibiotics, I went back home to bed.

The fever intensified on Wednesday, and I slogged through half a day of work before giving up. I slept through the afternoon, evening and night. By Friday, all the fever was gone, and the boil began to leak. So every day for the last week has been spent changing the dressing and going to work.

Today, the oozing has stopped, and the spot itches like mad! A good sign I suppose. But I realized that I missed a couple of posts.

I am back now. Hopefully there will be more beer fun to follow!

tl;dr I got sick and missed some blog posts.

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16 August 2014

How to Build a Kegerator Infographic


Source: PartSelect.com

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14 August 2014

New Braunfels Brewing HotChild has Been Released!

New Braunfels Brewing Company used over 70 lbs of organic local cucumbers and more than 50 organic local jalapeños from M&R Farms to produce this uniquely refreshing hefeweizen.

HotChild is a flavor experience that will literally blow your tastebuds away. The aroma is cucumber, the palate is crisp, smooth and refreshing with a hint of salt. The final lingering flavor is all spice.

HotChild is the perfect pairing to the smoldering TX heat. Enjoy!

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