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« March 15, 2013

Welcome to Austin! Now, Drink Some Beer.

By Ivy Le
photo by John Anderson

Fireman's 4, a blonde ale, was a local favorite long before it won an award at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). Real Ale Brewing is nestled in the Hill Country an hour west of Austin.

Pearl Snap, a German-style pils by Austin Beerworks, comes in a very Instagram-able can.

Santo – with one "s" – by St. Arnold's Brew­ing in Houston is like a Chuck Norris kick in the mouth. The makers call it "a black Kölsch."

Funk Metal is a barrel-aged stout by Jester King. Some joker made a sour stout, and now it's on your bucket list.

Live Oak HefeWeizen, a wheat beer to beat the heat by one of the oldest breweries in town.

(512) Pecan Porter is made with the only nut native to Texas by (512) Brewing.

Hops & Grain's ALT-eration is a World Beer Cup-winning Altbier by a local brewery that makes dog biscuits with its spent grain. Aus­tin­ites love dogs like Chicagoans love corruption.

Blur by Circle Brewing, a "Texas Hefe." What Circle Brewing lacks in cool T-shirts, it makes up for in taste.

Stash IPA by Independence Brewing contains three pounds of four different hops per barrel.

Naked Nun from Adelbert's Brewery is a wit ale by a local brewery specializing in Belgian-style beers.

Brahmale at the Whip In (1950 S. I-35), the Indian-Austin restaurant/bar's own brew.

Anything brewed at Pinthouse Pizza (4729 Burnet Rd).

Anything brewed at Black Star Co-op brewpub (7020 Easy Wind Dr. #100), but try Epsilon, a peated Scotch ale aged in Brimstone whiskey barrels that come from Balcones Distillery in Waco, Texas.

Rogness Beardy Guard, a French Bière de Garde translated into Texan. Rogness Brewing was founded by the owner of Austin Home­brew Supply.

Iron Thistle dark Scotch ale by Rahr & Sons from Fort Worth, Texas, is another GABF award winner.

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