Three Summer Craft Beer Fests You Don’t Want to Miss

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Three of your summer’s favorite beer events are right around the corner and you don’t want to miss what they have in store this year! Lager Jam 6 returns to Spokesman this Saturday, brought to you by the Austin Beer Guide, followed by Banger’s epic 7th Anniversary Party on August 3rd, and the boozy Texas Lambic Fest, debuting for its 5th year at a new venue on August 4th, Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches on Manor road.

Lager Jam 6 | Saturday, July 27th, 11am-5pm | Spokesman

Lager Jam 6 party packs are sold out; however, the event is free to attend and there will be plenty of swag for purchase including, shirts, limited glassware, and onsite screen-printed tees. Lagers are much beloved by Texans, and Lager Jam was mentioned in a recent VinePair article.

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Beer List: the festival plans to bring you 18 beers on draft, including several fun collabs, and 12 canned varieties.

DRAFT:
– Austin Beerworks – Lotion In The Basket (Dry-Hopped Zwicklebier, 4.3%)
– BrainDead Brewing (Dallas) – Basket Catch (Dry-Hopped Kellerbier, 4.9%)
– Brazos Valley Brewing Company (Brenham) – Gun Slinger (Hoppy Lager/IPL, 6%)
– The Brewtorium Brewery & Kitchen– Max Lite (Light Lager, 3.5%)
– Family Business Beer Company – Aurora (Vienna-Style Lager, 5.1%)
– Klaus Brewing Company (Houston) – Dunkel Breakin’ My Heart (Dunkel, 4.9%)
– Lazarus Brewing Co. Prodigal Pilsner (German-Style Pils, 5.2%)
– Live Oak Brewing Company – Dry-Hopped Pre-War Pils (Pre-Prohibition Pils, 5%)
– Oddwood Ales – Yuki-Onna (Japanese Style Rice Lager, 4.7%)
– Pinthouse Pizza / Burial Beer Co. – Sacred Delicacies (Nelson Dry-hopped Pils, 5.6%)
– Real Ale Brewing Company – Galactic Hans (Galaxy Dry-Hopped German Pils, 5.3%)
– Real Ale / Jester King Brewery – Petit Hans (Little Hans’ Pils 3.6%)
– Redhorn Coffee House & Brewery– Todo El Dia (Mexican Pale Lager, 4.75%)
– Saint Arnold Brewing Company (Houston) – Summer Pils (Helles, 4.9%)
– Southern Heights Brewing Co – So Fresh and So Clean Clean (Helles, 5%)
– St Elmo Brewing Company – Easy (Helles, 4.4%)
– Vista Brewing / Flying Machine Brewing Company – Journey (Rye Lager, 5.1%)
– Zilker Brewing Company – Pilsgnar (Dry-Hopped German-Style Pils, 4.8%)

CANS:
– 8th Wonder Brewery (Houston) – Instant Classic
– Austin Beerworks – Cold Glory
– Austin Beerworks – La Verdad
– Brazos Valley – 2 Step Pils
– Hops and Grain – River Beer
– Independence Brewing Co. – Native Texan
– Live Oak – Pilz
– Oasis Texas Brewing Company– Luchesa
– Real Ale – Hans’ Pils
– Real Ale – Fireman’s Light
– Saint Arnold – 5o Clock Pils
– Zilker – Pilsgnar

*Subject to change.

Banger’s 7 Year Anniversary & Beer Festival | Saturday, Aug 3rd 11 am to close

For their 7th Anniversary Party, Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden is pulling out all the stops and tapping some of the best kegs from their cellar and combining them with one-off collaborations from various breweries. Food will feature a collaboration between Evan LeRoy and Banger’s Chef Ted in the new Smokehouse.

Beer List:

Austin Beerworks – A fun play on the flavor profile of an Old Fashion. A light-bodied kettle sour with smoked cherries, late addition hops and utilizing Kviek yeast – a Norwegian yeast that ferments at higher than normal temperature.
Pinthouse Pizza – A crisp and clean West Coast-style IPA. Tank top and board shorts not included.
Hi Sign Brewing – Super hazy, New England-style IPA featuring 3 different hops.
Blue Owl Brewing – A light-bodied barrel-aged sour infused with Texas Peaches.
Save The World Brewing Co. – Supremely refreshing lager rested on apricots. Fruity without being too sweet – perfect for the Texas heat. (check that rhyme scheme)
Thirsty Planet Brewing Company – An English-style ESB infused with Banger’s specific coffee blend sourced from Flat Track Coffee. Light, malty with a lightning kick of coffee.
Independence Brewing Co. – Super dank Black IPA. Black as the Devil’s heart and every bit as bitter.
St Elmo Brewing Company – A bright and tart berlinerweisse with pineapple. The perfect blend of sweet and sour.
Zilker Brewing Company – A hazy IPA inspired by Gin & Juice. A wonderful blend of piney and juice-y hops ensure a real laaaaid back good time.
Friends and Allies Brewing – Their Springdale Belgian-style wheat beer blended with tangerine, blood orange and mango. Its like drinking a fruit cart!
Roughhouse Brewing – A lovely blend of farmhouse ales rested on Texas peaches in oak barrels. Approachable and refreshing while still being quite complex.
Two Wheel Brewing Company – One of two collabs with this brewery out of Buda. A delightful strawberry limeade shandy that evokes carhops and tater tots. If only we had a 44oz glass…
Two Wheel – A Belgian inspired wheat beer blended with a boatload of cranberries. Great fruit flavor without bogging you down. (Cranberry pun!)
Hops and Grain – Our signature House Beer rides the thin line between hoppy pale ale and session IPA. Either way, its light and hoppy.
Hops & Grain – Similar flavor profile but bigger, bolder and even more bangin’.
Hops & Grain – For those who wished the Bangin’ Pale was actually a lager. Similar hop vibe but lighter and crisper.
Vista Brewing – Easy drinking American pale ale.
Whitestone Brewery – Big, booze-y imperial stout with vanilla and ancho chiles. Stouty stout, stout. Here it goes, down into my belly.
Fairweather Brewing Company – A grapefruit cider infused with electrolytes. It’s got what plants crave!
Oasis Texas Brewing Company – A funky pale ale brewed with Brettanomyces and then rested on blueberries.
Southern Heights Brewing Co – This dry hopped pilsner is crisp and oh so smooth. Perfect summer porch drinkin’ beer.
Last Stand Brewing Company – Did someone say summer? This light kolsch is blended with a truck load of Texas watermelons.
Odell Brewing Co – A hazy IPA with a touch of lactose sugar. Bold tropical hop flavor with a smooth finish.
NXNW Restaurant & Brewery – A funky farmhouse-style IPA fermented with the Norwegian kveik yeast. Jeg snakker bare litt norsk.

Austin Craft Beer Events July 22nd - July 28th, 2019

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Texas Lambic Fest | Sunday, August 4th from 1-5pm | Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches | Tickets

Texas Lambic Fest is an annual event that focuses, on you guessed it, Lambic style beers. Each year Belgian beer enthusiasts gather to share their beers, share thier stories, and come away with new friends.

This year the festival plans to be bigger and better, starting with the expansion to the Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches open space. New comers to the festival will be able to purchase beer to share from their expansive bottle selection, along with beers on tap. So what does the ticket price get you? Access to the festival, a 2019 commemorative glass, live music, kolaches, bites from Josh Kotschedoff, head chef of Austin’s own Oasis Brewing Company, panels featuring some of Austin’s own best and brightest beer professionals and much MORE!

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Thought we would drop some sexy food porn on you to get you through the end of hump day. We welcome back @jkotchya this year. He’s going to be slinging some tasty eats along with the @batchatx and their classic kolaches. Here’s a 👀peak👀 at this years menu: 🥨Pretzel Sticks, Sour Beer Cheese 🧀 🦆Duck Rillette – Duck Confit, Sourdough Toast, Petrus Aged Red Cherry Jam, Whipped Feta 🥗Endive Boats – Fermented Peach Vinaigrette, Gorganzola, Pickled apples, Fennel Pollen, Candied Pecans 🍨Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad Mousee,  Rasberry Framboise Sabayon Buy your tickets today and don’t miss out on the best Lambic Fest to date. . . . #lambicfest #lambicislife #texaslambicfest2019 #batchatx #foodporn #humpday

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Pam Catoe

Like most people, my love for craft beer started after college (once I could afford it!) and escalated quickly. I love being a part of the Austin beer culture and am always expanding my brew knowledge. I work in a high tech company here in town and love spending time with my kiddo, devouring a book and watching all things SciFi. Follow Me on Twitter @PamCraftBeerATX

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