Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Bring on the Darkness!

This was sent to me by Chip.

I was lucky enough to have this beer 2 times this year at the Great Taste of the Midwest and then  at the Great American Beer Festival. It is worth standing in the cold for...

Saturday, December 15, 2007

FYI - Cask Porter @ NXNW, Dec. 19

I got this email from Ty the brewer at North by Northwest:
Hello beer fans -

 Due to the holidays we will be moving cask nite up
one week. It will be next Wednesday, December 19th.
Please note that the time will also be changing to 8
PM.  This will also be the new time for all future
casks once we get back on the Last Wednesday schedule.
Please forward this message to anyone you know that
might be interested. Thanks and have a Happy

P.S. this month's cask will be the Tippsy Porter, a
6.5% ABV porter collaboration between myself and Sean
Tipps, Esquire.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Some Good Press

It was nice of Chip at Fox News Austin to mention me.
It's a good write up.
The link is here:

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Cask beer @ Uncle Billy's

There is a cask tonight at Uncle Billy's.  I hear that it is a pale ale.  Brian usually taps it after 7pm.

Also I hear that the Holiday beer should be on tap tonight. It is a smoked weizenbock. This is the beer that I helped Brian create and brew.

BTW- Tuesday is $2 pint day,  but the cask beer is $3 if I remember correctly.

See ya there.


Sunday, November 25, 2007


Last night my wife and I went to a nice impromptu  tasting over at our friends Dan & Joelle's house that included a small vertical of Saint Arnold's Christmas beer and a larger vertical of  J.W. Lee Harvest Ale.  We need to remember to do verticals more often - they're fun.   Some of the other beer we fun too, of course! That '05 New Belgium La Folie (Thanks Tim & Naomi!) was mighty good!
It was a good time, as always. Thanks D & J for the hospitality. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Seasonal Beers

It's that time of the year again. Seasonal beers are finally streaming into town! And one of my favorite is Great Divide's Hibernation Ale.  This fine beer is now available on tap and in bottles.  I know right now they have it on tap at one of my beloved haunts - The Draught House.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Brewed a Holiday Beer

I spent the better part of the last 2 days brewing with my friend Brian Peters, brewer at Uncle Billy's Brew & Que. He wanted to brew a non-spiced holiday beer. I came in and worked with him on the recipe and the brewing of the beer. I don't want to say yet what it is because Brian wants it to be a surprise. I'll just say that it will be something very different and tasty with a little higher alcohol than the rest his beers at UB.
Thanks Brian! It was a blast to work with you.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Now I need to do something!

Well crap. I guess I need to get off my ass and write something. Now that my friend Jordan "Outed" me and my blog.
See, I was going to just "ease" in to this whole blogging thing. That's one reason there so few posts. The other (and real) reason is I am a lazy ass. But I'd rather be lazy than lame. And right now my blog is lame. So lets see what I can do with this...
Oh, and thanks Jordan for kicking my lazy ass.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Beer Tavels

In an attempt to catch up on my beer travels here is the first in a series of post.
In August we took a road trip up to Madison, WI for the Great Taste of the Midwest. I found this festival to be among the best I have ever attended.
They limited the attendance to 5,000 people so it was not too crowded and there were about 500 different beers to sample.

So in short, there was a lot of beer and fun to be had. I will definitely try to get tickets to this next year!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Ok. This is sad. I haven't posted all month. I just figured out how to post some pictures. This is me a Free State Brewing in Lawrence, Kansas.
Speaking of Free State Brewing, Teresa and I are heading to there on the way to the Great Taste of the Midwest
We will be leave on August 8th and be back on the 14th.
On the way back we are going to hit New Glarus Brewing and pick up some of their delicious beers!
All in the name of BEER!
More on this soon.

Monday, July 2, 2007

More Beer Trips

First I want to say that the Spring Beer Festival was a blast. I will post some of those pictures soon.
Here are some random ones from other trips:

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Up Coming Beer Trip

I'm heading to Portland, OR for the Spring Beer Festival so I'm doing some planning. I need to decide which Texas beers to take for trading. I'm thinking:
Real Ale Sisyphus 2003 & 2004
St Arnold Divine Reserve #4
Maybe more we will see...

Thursday, March 29, 2007

First Post

Why start another blog? I already have 2 (sort of) on Live Journal and My Space. I don't really know. I want to use this blog as an outlet to write about beer and beer travel So here it goes...