Their setup is typical for most of the Austin Breweries: For $10 you can purchase a glass and get 3 full pour samples, or you can opt for the free version and get 3 smaller sample pours. We all opted for the glass purchase and full pour options, of course. While most of their beers are available around town in cans and on draft, they had a few that I had yet to see.
My first sample was their Soul Glo, which was a barrel aged sour ale and one I have never seen available from them. It was superb, with just the right amount of sourness without overwhelming your palate. It was quite refreshing and very appealing considering our growing summer heat.
Their seasonal was the Heavy Machinery Black IPA that I have seen in limited amounts on draft and supposedly will be available in 16 oz cans very soon as well. The Heavy Machinery Black IPA was exceptional. Very roasty and deep with a good hop profile that stood on its own over it’s deep dark body.
My final sample was the Mr. Falcon which was a mix of the Black Thunder Schwarzbier and the Fire Eagle IPA. A nice mix of the two beers, although I may prefer each brew on their own. All in all, Austin Beerworks brews are all top notch and high quality. It was a unique experience to get a peek behind the curtain of their production.
They also have some strange fascination with Unicorns, or maybe its that Unicorn magic that makes their beers so good! Cheers to Austin Beerworks, and SCREEEEEEEEEE!