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Big day for Austin Beer Hounds

EricDC Jul 10, 2008 11:32 AM


Soon to be a local, tantalizing, tasty beer brewery, right in town!

Apparently, they have a Wheat beer, an IPA, and a Pale Ale in the works. Brewing (according to their blog) is on the up and up, and once they get TABC approval, they're gonna start selling to the public.

Anyone else as excited as I am on this??

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    mkwng Sep 3, 2008 02:53 PM

    I tried the (512) IPA at the Draught House last week and it wasn't bad.

    I know Specs is selling their kegs, and they list several other pubs and liquor stores on the site.

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    1. re: mkwng
      El General Sep 3, 2008 04:20 PM

      I had the wit at Zax Pints and Plates and was favorably impressed.

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      jwynne2000 Aug 20, 2008 10:52 AM

      If anyone is interested, Draught House is now serving all three of the 512 beers - IPA, pale ale, and wheat. Or at least they were as of this past Sunday. I had a pint of each of them and they are indeed very tasty.

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        tipsytexan Jul 13, 2008 10:57 AM

        Uncle Billy's is having their anniversary party today. If you can get past the idea of it being an Austin Java concern, they have some good beer. Brewer Brian Peters has worked at some of Austin's most reputable beer houses, incl. Bitter End (RIP) and Live Oak. They also feature taps from other local breweries like Real Ale and LIve Oak.

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          akachochin Jul 13, 2008 06:42 AM

          I hope it works out but I stopped holding my breath a couple of months ago. So far, my limited sample has not turned up a business that plans to carry it on tap and I don't think that they have a bottling line. If you have found a place that will be carrying it, share the news. I would really like to try their beers.

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            KPeff Jul 11, 2008 06:36 PM

            I'm good and excited. The founder/owner has been setting this up for months, and I was concerned when things started slowing down around April. Glad to see he's brewing and getting ready to sell.

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              LakeLBJ Jul 11, 2008 11:55 AM

              Have you tried any of the (512) beers, EricDC?

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              1. re: LakeLBJ
                EricDC Jul 14, 2008 08:57 AM

                I've not actually had the chance to try 'em, no... though I sure would like to.

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                ieathereforeiam Jul 10, 2008 12:06 PM

                I miss Celis. Can we get independence brewery to move away and not be from austin?

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                1. re: ieathereforeiam
                  mkwng Jul 13, 2008 10:42 AM

                  I miss Celis too. I don't miss the days when local beer meant Celis or Shiner Bock, though. We're lucky to have every brewer we've got.

                  I like Independence just fine. Their Freestyle Wheat is refreshing on a hot day. I met the brewer and his wife at the Dog & Duck a few years ago when they were just starting out and they were nice people who were passionate about beer.

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