American IPA, 7.6%
No frills or bells or whistles, just a really solid IPA with a sweet can where the whole lid comes off. Fine, maybe that could be considered a bell or whistle, but it’s a good one.
Franconia is Dallas’ local purveyor of all things German in the beer world. If you are ready to step up from Shiner Bock into a beer with more flavor and intensity, then grab yourself a sixer of this stuff.
Imperial stout, 10.2%
Freetail is making big waves in San Antonio. La Muerta is a big ol’ imperial stout that generally drops sometime during the fall. If you are into smoked beers or Scotch, this will be a winner for you as the taste and nose is dominated by smokiness and then finishes with sweet, chocolatey malt.
Pale lager, 5.2%
Another beer with a pretty good Austin cult following, The One They Call Zoe is a pale lager that is a great step into the craft beer world for those who are just getting ready to take the leap past more familiar domestics.
Berliner Weiss, 4.5%
It’s hot in Texas. Sour beers pair very well with the heat. Thus it’s about time we had a local brewery pumping out a sour beer that comes in cans. We commend and salute you, Independence. Hopefully you have paved the way for this to become a trend.
Double IPA, 9%
Bursting at the seems with over 100 IBUs and consisting of Simcoe and Mosaic hops, Hop Delusion is full of big tropical fruit and berry aromas. Along with pine, citrus, and some earthy tones, this beer is dangerously drinkable given its 9% ABV.