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Zeno's Pale Ale - Summer Offering

Zeno's Pale Ale, our summer brew, is around just long enough to stop in, crash on your couch, then leave like an old college roommate.

American Two Row malted barley and a sprinkle of Munich Malt Type I, Vic Secret + El Dorado hops, and our house yeast. Appearance is a somewhat clear light orange with a thin white head. Nose is nutty malt with a delicate hop aroma. Tastes initially of biscuit, nutty malt, and light hoppiness; this is followed by piney bitterness with lingering hints of orange & guava. Quaffable.

ABV: 5.5%    IBUs: 43

 

Po-Cha-Na-Quar-Hip Braggot - Autumn Offering

marὐaweeka! Po-Cha-Na-Quar-Hip is our Braggot, a mead-ale hybrid dating back to the Middle Ages. We brewed it in collaboration with the local Magnolia Meadery, Enchanted Manor, who supplies mead to the Texas Renaissance Festival every year. Our Braggot uses American two row malt and raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized Texas wildflower honey from Montgomery County. Whole cone American hops are added to the kettle; it is also dry hopped. hakai braggot nʉmʉ nahniaka?

This ale is named after the Texas Penateka Comanche War Chief Potsʉnakwahipʉ, or Po-Cha-Na-Quar-Hip. Po-Cha-Na-Quar-Hip's leadership helped to shape the early history of Texas. The Penateka were known as Pehnahterkuh or "honey eaters". ʉnha nʉ nakisupanaʔinʉ̱?

Tasting notes: bright orange-yellow with a hoppy citrus and honey scented white head; robust wildflower honey and hop flavor, followed by clean hop bitterness, finishing with light herbally sweetness. Cheers Potsʉnakwahipʉ!

ABV: 7.0%    IBUs: 46

 

UnDeadHeadEd Ghost Chile Porter - Winter Offering

Our winter seasonal offering is a Ghost Chile Robust Porter. This brew comes from the mind of our friend Ed: brewer, beer lover, Grateful Dead fan, and eventual zombie. It uses a ridiculous number of malts and American whole cone hops. Ghost Chiles were added both in the kettle and post-fermentation.

Tasting Notes: dark chocolate in color with a rich brown head; strong, sweet, & roasty malt body; subtle chile flavor and hop bite.

ABV: 6.9%    IBUs: 36

 

Knecht Ruprecht Series - Holiday Offering

The Knecht Ruprecht series is a holiday inspired single batch, changing each year.

Knecht Ruprecht IV (2016)

A Chocolate Coffee Milk Stout. Rich, delicious coffee from Houston's Southside Espresso, freshly roasted Venezuelan cocoa nibs, and a touch of milk sugar marry beautifully with this American Stout.

Tasting Notes: big chocolate coffee nose; sweet roasty maltiness with a nice chocolate coffee backbone.

ABV: 7.0%    IBUs: 42

 

Knecht Ruprecht III  (2015)

Our third holiday ale is a Smoked Imperial Stout. It uses Pale Ale Malt as the base, Double Roasted Crystal, Roasted Barley, Beechwood Smoked Malt, and a mixture of English and American hops.

Tasting Notes: black as night with an cappuccino colored head; thick body, caramelly sweet, with notes of toffee, nuts, and toast; subtle smoke flavor initially and on the finish

ABV: 9.0%    IBUs: 40

 

Knecht Ruprecht II  (2014)

Our second holiday ale is a Ghost Chile Robust Porter. It uses Maris Otter as the base malt, a crazy variety of specialty malts, and American hops. Ghost Chiles were added both in the kettle and post-fermentation. This brew was a favorite of ours and has become our Fall Seasonal.

Tasting notes: dark chocolate in color with a rich head; strong malt body; subtle chile flavor and bite.

ABV: 6.9%    IBUs: 36

 

Knecht Ruprecht I  (2013)

Our first holiday ale is a Dark Chocolate Coffee Milk Stout. It uses Maris Otter as the base malt in combination with English hops and Extra Dark Cocoa. Post-fermentation, fresh cold pressed coffee from our local coffee roaster, Righteous Bros, was added and the brew was aged a bit. This beer is named after Santa's hit man. Pronounce it like this: Knecht Ruprecht.

Tasting notes: black as night with a chocolate colored head; nice malt body; strong roasty flavors from the cocoa and roasted barley. The Grinch has nothing on Knecht Ruprecht.

ABV: 5.8%    IBUs: 20

 

    

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