We broke from routine and visit Lazarus Brewing. It’s new to the Austin beer scene and getting rave reviews for their beers. It's located on East 6th and Chicon. Several flights and individual beers later we were all impressed. I personally had the Ransom which was a smooth and delicious coffee infused Brown Ale on nitro. Followed by the Amandus, a Belgian Strong Golden Ale that was outstanding. We will be back!
The Madness of March with several maddening beers and a lot of variety. The Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero was my personal favorite, while the Illustrated Man was like biting into a tart blackberry. All capped off with the Firestone Walker Bravo which is a Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Brown Ale. Excellent finish to the meeting.
The February theme was open to interpretation, but everyone seemed to stick to the Valentine’s love theme. A great variety with the Hibiscus Saison a pleasant surprise. It’s super pink! Nooner was a nice interpretation too. A few bonus beers rounded out the meeting with the Pineapple Austin Eastciders and the Real Ale Black Quad.
Our meeting can run from 100 degrees and sunny to snow. January was freezing, with no snow, but one of our coldest meetings nonetheless. We always kick off the year with our favorite beers of the previous year. Mine was the Saint Arnold Art Car IPA, but all the offerings were great. The Elysian Space Dust was a favorite from our Holiday Party and nice to try it again with a fresh palate.