Not to get too emotional or philosophical about it, but there is just something truly special about a “new” beer. I don't mean “new” as in, hey I just drank a beer and now I need a new one. No, I mean “new” as in never seen before.
These are beers born in the minds of brewmasters and through painstaking effort, through trial and error, and sheer good fortune
I was fortunate to get the opportunity recently to try out some of what's new from several of our area's fine craft breweries. Make sure to add them to your to-do list!
Real Ale Brewing Company – Axis IPA
This right here is a beer that
Pedernales Brewing Company – Bitter Battle APA
Another new beer that just hit the market also comes from a neighbor to our north. Pedernales Brewing Company's new Bitter Battle APA is a great-tasting “Franken-beer,” a mashup of a real full-bodied American Pale Ale and a hoppy IPA. Mango, papaya, and lemon all dance across your tongue and play well with the slight maltiness of the beer.
Branchline Brewing Company – Bexar Imperial Stout
Closer to home, Branchline Brewing Company has released an aptly named new stout that is sure to become a fan favorite. Available in hefty 750-milliliter bottles, the Bexar Imperial is everything a stout should be. This beer is the definition of being full-bodied, and it is as dark as a cup of black coffee. This is appropriate as you'll pick up strong roasted coffee hints and rich – decadent even – notes of dark chocolate. Fans of stouts will truly enjoy this beer. If the big bottles are too much, or perhaps not enough, you can pick this up on tap and