Coming Soon on Draft

Dogfish Head Festina Peche

Dogfish Head Festina Peche

Beers coming soon to Barbaro's taps: 

Dogfish Head Festina Peche is a beer influenced by the Berliner Weisse style. Says the brewery:

In addition to fermentation with an ale yeast, Berliner Weisse is traditionally fermented with lactic cultures to produce its acidic (or green applie-like) character... To soften the intense sourness, Berliner Weisse is traditionally served with a dash of essence of woodruff or raspberry syrup.

”In Festina Peche, since the natural peach sugars are eaten by the yeast, the fruit complexity is woven into both the aroma and the taste of the beer so there is no need to doctor it with woodruff or raspberry syrup.
— Dogfish Head Official Website

We're also looking forward to a kolsch from Fredericksburg brewery Allstadt, an English Brown Ale from Lone Pint, and there are rumors that once we finish this awesome keg of Avery "Twenty-Four," we'll be following it up with Avery's Maharajah double IPA.

Ladies and gentlemen of San Antonio: It's gonna be in the 100s this week. Come drink awesome craft beer!

Just Tapped: Lone Pint Yellow Rose IPA

Lone Pint - A Texas Craft Beer Favorite

Lone Pint - A Texas Craft Beer Favorite

[San Antonio craft beer lovers! Please note the date in this post! Our beers rotate, and so this post is not a guarantee that we're going to have this beer on draft when you arrive at Barbaro.]

Okay, so... disclaimer aside... we've just tapped Lone Pint Yellow Rose, which is what I like to call the Pliny the Elder of Texas (forgive me, beer nerds who disagree). Yellow Rose is an IPA, and a pretty popular IPA at that.

Lone Pint also makes some other pretty delicious beers. In our cooler we're holding the Gentlemen's Relish on CO2 (our staff's preference over the nitro version, actually), which is an English Brown Ale that will replace the Avery Ellie's Brown when that keg finishes.

We also recently served - and LOVED - the Lone Pint Zythophile Ella, which was an IPA that is a part of Lone Pint's experimental IPA series. The Yellow Rose was actually a beer from this series, back when Mosaic was considered an experimental hop.

So if you're in town and looking for the Lone Pint Yellow Rose, we've got it while supplies last!

- SG

Coming Friday: Avery 'Twenty Four' Anniversary Double IPA

Avery 'Twenty Four', a limited release double IPA

Avery 'Twenty Four', a limited release double IPA

Tomorrow - Friday, July 14th - as San Antonio temperatures climb to a high of 99, we're planning to tap our brand new keg of Avery Brewing Company's 24th Anniversary Ale. It's called simply: "Twenty-Four," and at the time of this writing we are salivating in anticipation because we haven't even tasted it yet!

A little tap-tap-tapping on the interwebs tells us that last year's anniversary beer from Avery was a Brett fermented dark Farmhouse Ale, the year before that was a Brett fermented Wild Ale, and the year before that was an American Brown Ale that clocked in at 8.7% ABV. All of that sounds amazing.

 Well, this year's anniversary beer is a double IPA brewed with candi sugar, and it clocks an ABV of 9%.

We'll spare you the list of hop varietals. Suffice it to say that if it's anywhere near as tasty as, say, the Maharaja, we're going to drink the f--- out of it.

Where does that put our beer board? Unless it pops before tomorrow, we're still serving a keg of Stone Ghost Hammer IPA and the Knee Deep Citra. 

(In other beer news... Once the Stone Ghost Hammer pops, we're planning on putting a keg of a certain Texas favorite IPA we just received delivery on. Can you guess what that might be?)

 

- SG

Why We Love Knee Deep Brewing Co. So Darn Much

This beer currently has a semi-permanent home on our beer board.

This beer currently has a semi-permanent home on our beer board.

You might have noticed that we carried both the Lupulin River (Double IPA) and Breaking Bud (Single IPA) from Knee Deep recently, and now it seems I've pretty much decided to keep a dedicated tap for the Citra (Extra Pale Ale).

Knee Deep is a brewery located northeast of Sacramento, California, in a town called Auburn.

I've been a fan of Knee Deep's hoppy beers for awhile (in fact, I'm kind of a sucker for Northern California IPAs in general and I believe it has something to do with the water up there). And, while we're on the subject of making this all about me, I'm something of a Citra hop fan as well. ;)

That 7% ABV is nice when you've had a particularly rough day, too. Please drink responsibly, San Antonio beer lovers!

- SG

Featured Beer: Sierra Nevada Collab with St. Arnold

I was looking forward with great anticipation to this year's Sierra Nevada Beer Camp series. I watched my Instagram feed of West Coast beer bars bragging about flight specials while I hounded our local beer rep, asking when-oh-when do we get some in San Antonio?

Alas, in draft format we could only get one beer from the series.

But if one was all we could get, we hit the jackpot. It's a Dry-Hopped Berliner-Style Weisse and it's a collaboration with Texas brewery St. Arnold

If you're a sour beer fan, you're probably going to love this beer. Every single member of our staff who has tried it has been in love.

Here's some light reading on the Berliner Weisse style of beer.

We've only been able to get two five-gallon kegs of this beer so far (and one of them is already nearly empty), so hurry if you're in San Antonio and want to try it on draft.

- SG

Just Tapped: Stone Ghost Hammer IPA

During the week of July 4th we tapped the Stone Ghost Hammer IPA. At the time of this writing, we also have an Enjoy By (Double IPA) from Stone and an Extra Pale Ale (weighing in at a solid 7% ABV) from Knee Deep for hoppy beer options on the board. It sometimes makes me nervous to have three hoppy beers on at once, but then I sometimes wish I could use all 12 taps for hoppy beer.

The Ghost Hammer is 6.7% ABV and is dry-hopped with Loral hops (pictured above), which are noted for their floral/citrus/fruity/herbal flavor profiles.

This is definitely going to be my go-to beer after long, hot San Antonio evenings serving pizza and cocktails.

-- Sterling