Texas Craft Brewers Festival Releases Beer List
Annual event showcases state’s thriving beer scene
By Eric Puga,
10:30AM, Wed. Sep. 2, 2015
Austinites enjoy their hot summers because it's good beer drinking weather. They also enjoy their mild winters because it's good beer drinking weather. Consequently, the confluence of these two seasons means that it's a perfect time for beer festival season, and that begins September 19 with the Texas Craft Brewers Festival.
Hosted by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild and accoutred by the enterprising people of craft who make the beer you drink taste exactly how you want it to, this vicious-ass beer festival heroically features over 150 beers, all of which were brewed right here in the Great State.
Widely considered to be the state’s most thoughtfully-curated beer festival, this Texas-centric sample party annually features special one-offs, rarities, collaborations, and seasonals that have been earmarked by the breweries for emphatic grandstanding and trumpeting of their delicious potables as the precursor to their annual odyssey for golden hardware at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver the following week.
Included in the options are out-of-market beers from hot spots like 8th Wonder from Houston, The Collective Brewing Project from Fort Worth, and Peticolas from Dallas. This year’s fest also marks the serving debut for brewpubs in a festival environment, like Austin’s own Pinthouse Pizza and Black Star Co-op. You might also notice the long-anticipated reveal of the Eastside’s forthcoming Blue Owl Brewing.
For this rendition of the TCBF, IPAs and pale ales go Boom Beach on the other styles with nearly 35% of the entrants, while farmhouse ales (which include sours according to the fest), and dark ales round out the top three.
The TCBF offers three ticket options: general admission (which allows entrance from 2-6:30pm), VIP (11:30am-6:30 pm), and designated driver (2-6:30pm, 11:30 if accompanying a VIP ticket holder). VIP tickets are $75 and sold ahead of the big day, while general admission are $30 in advance ($35 at the door), and designated drivers are $10. Be mindful that this event typically sells out in advance. A festival ticket entitles revelers to eight three-ounce taster tickets. Additional taster tickets can be purchased for $1 each.
For access to tickets and information as to what is allowed inside the grounds, visit the official TCBF website.
With that said, here is the nerdiest of all hotfire mixtapes: TCBF’s complete list of featured beers.(512) Brewing Co.
Alt – German-style altbier
Double IPA – double IPA dry hopped with columbus and armarillo 5 Stones Artisan Brewery
Frederick Berg – kölsch with peaches
Pompous Monkey – hefeweizen with pomegranate and toasted coconut 8th Wonder Brewery
Citra Hopston – IPA dry hopped with citra
Dome Faux'm – cream ale Adelbert's Brewery
Castaway Blonde Ale – blonde ale
Tripel B – tripel Alamo Beer Co.
Alamo Amber Lager – amber lager
Alamo Golden Ale – golden ale Austin Beerworks
Einhorn – Berliner Weisse
Heavy Machinery Double IPA – double IPA
Montecore – märzen / Oktoberfest B-52 Brewing Co.
Payload Pils – German-style pilsner
Wingman Wheat IPA – american session IPA Big Bend Brewing Co.
La Frontera – IPA
Rodeo Oktoberfest – märzen / Oktoberfest Bindlestick Brewing Co.
Candy Mountain IPA – IPA with ginger and orange peel
Pullman Porter – rye porter Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery
High Esteem – golden ale
Vulcan – rye IPA Blue Owl Brewing
Spirit Animal – sour pale ale
Van Dayum! – sour red ale Bluebonnet Beer Co.
American Amber Ale – American amber ale
Texas Pecan Brown Ale – American brown ale with pecans Branchline Brewing Co.
Dark Territory – oatmeal stout
Woodcutter Rye IPA – rye IPA, dry hopped with cascade Brazos Valley Brewing Co.
Mindflayer – double IPA
SILT Brown Ale – American brown ale Brigadoon Brewery & Brew School
Black Plague Ale – Russian imperial stout
Green Ogre IPA – IPA Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.
Great White Buffalo – Belgian-style wheat ale / witbier
More Cowbell – double IPA Cedar Creek Brewery
Dankosaurus – American IPA
Patio Pounder Pale Lage – pale lager Circle Brewing Co.
BLUR Texas Hefe – South German-style hefeweizen
Tuxedo Tshirt Black IPA – black IPA Community Beer Co.
Mosaic IPA – IPA
Oaked Mosaic IPA – oak-infused IPA
Witbier – Belgian-style wheat ale / witbier
Vanilla Ascension Coffee Porter – Baltic coffee porter with vanilla Deep Ellum Brewing Co.
Dallas Blonde – American blonde ale
Deep Ellum IPA – American IPA
Easy Peasy IPA – session IPA
Oak Cliff Coffee Ale – dark brown coffee ale Four Corners Brewing Co.
German Alternative – alt
Santana Ray Equinox Lager – hoppy lager Freetail Brewing Co.
Bat Outta Helles – Bavarian-style helles lager
OktoberFiesta – märzen / Oktoberfest Goliad Brewing Co.
Presidio La Bahia Black Hefeweizen – dunkelweizen
Redfish IPA – IPA Grapevine Craft Brewery
HopFest United IPA – American IPA
Sir William's – English-style brown ale Hops & Grain Brewing
Dispensary Imperial IPA – Imperial IPA
Dispensary Pale Ale – American pale ale
WinoWeisse – Berliner weisse
Volumes of Oak: Bourbon Barrel-Aged PorterCulture – bourbon barrel-aged Baltic porter Independence Brewing Co.
Convict Hill Stout – oatmeal stout
Reaper Madness – black IPA
Redbud – Berliner weisse
Stash IPA – American IPA Infamous Brewing Co.
INFAMY – revolutionary-era 'olde' ale
Pumpkin Massacre – pumpkin porter with pecans Jester King Brewery
Ambrée – farmhouse amber ale
Amicis Mortis – farmhouse ale with sweet potato, chili peppers, and coconut Kamala Brewing at the Whip In
Bitterama – herb and spice ale
Sita's Saison – sour saison Karbach Brewing Co.
Belgian Pale Ale – Belgian pale ale
Karbachtoberfest – märzen / Oktoberfest Lakewood Brewing Co.
French Quarter Temptress – bourbon barrel-aged imperial coffee milk stout with vanilla and chicory
Hopochondria – session IPA Last Stand Brewing Co.
BPA – Belgian-style strong pale ale
Coffee Porter – robust coffee porter Live Oak Brewing
Grodziskie – grodziskie
Helles Rauchbier – helles rauchbier Lone Pint Brewery
Lily & Seamus – American wheat ale
Yellow Rose – IPA, dry hopped mosaic Martin House Brewing Co.
Cellarman's Reserve Single Hop IPA – IPA
The Salty Lady – gose New Braunfels Brewing Co.
Les Fleurs du Mal – wild / sour ale with lemongrass
Shiva's Wrath – eisbock No Label Brewing Co.
El Hefe – hefeweizen
Nightmare on 1st Street – imperial pumpkin ale
Eleven Amp IPA – IPA
Suburban Funk Cherry Sour – sour ale with cherries Noble Rey Brewing Co.
Golden Rey Bavarian Wit – Belgian-style wheat ale / witbier
SteamPunk Steam Lager – steam lager North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
Green Menace – IPA
Porchtime Pilsner – German-style pilsner Oak Highlands Brewery
Derelict – American IPA
Freaky Deaky – Belgian-style tripel Oasis, Texas Brewing Co.
Metamodern Session IPA – session IPA
Technicolor Motorhome: Papaw Shorty – sour pale ale with papaya Pedernales Brewing Co.
Lobo Oktoberfest – Märzen / Oktoberfest
Pedernales Classic Hefe – South German-style hefeweizen Peticolas Brewing Co.
Sit Down or I'll Sit You Down – imperial IPA
Velvet Hammer – imperial red ale Pinthouse Pizza Craft Brewpub
Fully Adrift – double IPA
Man O' War – IPA Rabbit Hole Brewing
Off With Your Red – imperial American red ale
Rapture Fusion Brown Ale – American brown ale Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.
Drahthaar – double IPA.
Oktoberfest – märzen / Oktoberfest Real Ale Brewing Co.
Black Quad – Belgian-style quadrupel
Brewers' Cut Schwarzbier – German-style schwarzbier
Full Moon Rye IPA – rye IPA
Hans' Pils – German-style pilsner Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co.
Beach Bear – American pale ale
HapSlappy IPA – American IPA Revolver Brewing
Blood and Honey – unfiltered wheat ale
Ironhead IPA – American IPA
Mother's Little Fracker – American stout
Mullet Cutter – English-style double IPA dry hopped with citra Saint Arnold Brewing Co.
Art Car IPA – West Coast IPA
Boiler Room – Berliner Weisse
Pumpkinator 2013 – imperial pumpkin stout
Endeavour – double IPA Save the World Brewing Co.
Agnus Dei – Belgian-style wheat ale / Witbier
Fructum Bonum – saison Shannon Brewing Co.
Shannon Bohemian Lage – pale lager
Shannon Irish Red – Irish red ale
Cornerstone Cream Ale – American cream ale
Roundhead Red – Irish red ale South Austin Brewery
Kol'Beer – kölsch
TPA: Texas Pale Ale – session IPA Southern Star Brewing Co.
Buried Hatchet – strong American stout
Walloon – grisette Texas Beer Refinery
Gulf Coast Gose – gose
Mexican IPA – IPA The Collective Brewing Project
Pale Galaxy – session IPA, dry hopped with galaxy
Petite Golden Sour – sour farmhouse ale Thirsty Planet Brewing, Co.
Buckethead – American IPA
Smittlefest – märzen True Vine Brewing Co.
Polycarp – American IPA
Rose City Pale Ale – American pale ale Twin Peaks Brewing Co
Dirty Blonde Ale – American wheat ale
Dropdead Redhead IPA – IPA Twisted X Brewing Co.
Later Days – pale ale
Siesta – lager with prickly pear Whole Foods Market Brewing Co.
Post Oak Pale Ale – pale ale
Hop Explorer 2 – IPA Zilker Brewing Co.
Coffee Milk Stout – coffee milk stout
Marco IPA – American IPA