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    Blue Owl Brewing – Pioneers of Sour Mashed Beers

    As a self-processed sour beer freak, I was stoked when Blue Owl Brewing opened its doors in my home town of Austin, and recently had the opportunity to meet up with their head brewer and president, Jeff Young, to discuss their ...
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    Blue Owl Spirit Animal Sour Pale Ale

    Blue Owl Brewing – Pioneers of Sour Mashed Beers

    As a self-processed sour beer freak, I was stoked when Blue Owl Brewing opened its doors in my home town of Austin, and recently had the opportunity to meet up with their head brewer and president, Jeff Young, to discuss their ...
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The Lone Pint Brewery – Magnolia, Texas

It’s always exciting to try out beers from a craft brewery for the first time. Hundreds of breweries produce IPAs and Wheat Beers, and to really stand out in the market, a beer has to express itself with special aromas an...
 

 
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Best Sour Beers

Sour beer, to some it sounds unappealing, but for many craft beer fans it is a favorite style of beer. Wild yeast and lactobacillus fermentations produce refined sour flavors, after long periods of aging. Most beers are aged in...
 

 
 
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Top Rated IPAs

Citrusy, piney, floral, fruity, and bitter – IPAs are a favorite style for many craft beer fans. IPAs, or India Pale Ales play homage to the hops used in brewing beer.  Hops add aromas, flavor, and bitterness to craft bee...
 

 
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Top Rated Imperial Stouts

Strong, dark, rich, roasty, and full-bodied – Imperial Stouts are favorites for many craft beer fans.  Brewed with massive amounts of pale malt and dark and roasted malts, Imperial Stouts produce a wide array of interesti...
 

 
 
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Top Rated Barrel-Aged American Craft Beers

The craft of barrel-aging beer has grown tremendously in the past decade.  American craft brewers are aging their beer in wine barrels, whiskey barrels, bourbon casks, and barrels used for other spirits.  A long time tradition ...
 

 
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Hop Flavor and Aroma in Craft Beer

Hops provide three primary purposes in the production of craft beer; add aroma, add flavor, and add bitterness.  Hops are harvested annually in the Fall, and the oils in the hops which provide these characteristics can change e...
 

 
 
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Top Craft Beer Names Move into the Austin Market

Top Craft Beer Names Move into the Austin Market The Austin craft beer scene has been on fire lately, and top brewers from out of state are starting to notice.  Within the past month or so, Firestone Walker out of Paso Robles C...
 

 
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Top Picks for Cocktail Bars in Austin

Top Picks for Cocktail Bars in Austin Austin has an abundance of places where you can find hand-crafted specialty cocktails.  Drinks prepared with high quality tequilas, whiskeys, gins, and vodkas are widely available.  Our fav...