Proving Rob Base still quietly rules the universe, micro-as-it-gets South Austin Brewing Co believes it takes two good beers to make a thing go right in the ATX's hopping craft scene, and so is using an open-house rager this Saturday to debut a pair of "huge and imaginative" Belgians, aka, JCVD and Hercule Poirot.
Created in a warehouse near 35/71 by an OG brewmaster who's been in this sh*t since '92 (he had a hand in the original Austin Home Brew Supply), the crafty goodness is made 20 barrels at a time in a slow-paced, unfiltered, double-batch process that, on average, takes 4x longer than traditional means.
The styles include their Belgian Style Golden Ale -- a light-bodied 7.8% pils with fruity hints fueled by Czech Saaz hops (the most expensive money can buy) -- and their Saison D'Austin: a cloudier, wheaty, 8% seasonal that resembles Dupont. Both will soon hit Specs/Twin shelves in naturally conditioned (no artificial carbonation), 750ml, wire-corked bottles, as using The Wire-corked green tops would start a pandemic.
As for that party on Saturday, there'll also be live tunes including an all-star collection of South Austin musicians performing under the name The Everydudes, plus the premiere of a new Asian burger trailer from the Peached Tortilla guy called Yume, as in you...may...hit it!
Published: February 6, 2012 at 4:00am EST
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