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Beer News: Eureka Heights Goes Virtual for Its Birthday Party

Plus, Sigma celebrates bars facing tough times through a very special release.

By Timothy Malcolm August 21, 2020

Happy birthday to Eureka Heights! Plus, local breweries are matching the August heat with some fire beer releases. Among them: a big ol' triple IPA, a malty bock, and a porter with peanut butter and jelly. Tasty. Learn more about those brews and others in this week's news:

Have fun this weekend with Eureka Heights via its virtual fourth birthday bash.

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Celebrate four years of Eureka Heights Brewing Co. with a virtual bash set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday. It kicks off with trivia followed by a virtual anniversary tasting and finally bingo with big prizes. Just visit the Eureka Heights's Facebook page Saturday to join in; also stop by the brewery to pick up a drive-thru pack of anniversary beers for two. (Or you can just buy whatever is there.)

Beer Releases

The Oktoberfest beers are here. (Have you seen the pumpkin-packed setup in the H-E-B beer aisle?) No Label's pretty good Oktoberfest is out via drive-thru and walk-up. Also, Saint Arnold Oktoberfest is certainly out there ... I've seen it.

To help its bar accounts, Sigma has released a beer called 51, a 7.4-percent ABV Vermont-style IPA. It's only available at Sigma-partnered establishments where alcohol makes up at least 51 percent of sales, as those spots have been hit hard during the Covid-19 pandemic. Check back with Sigma's Facebook page for a list of places getting the beer.

Also at Sigma is 08/29/97, a double IPA with Citra, Chinook, and Sorachi Ace hops at 8.9-percent ABV. Not sure what the date means? That was a dark day.

Great Heights's newest in-house IPA beer is out now. It's called #6, and it is a 7.2-percent ABV West Coast IPA with some big "C" hops (Centennial, Citra, Columbus).

City Acre's versions of Black is Beautiful come out Saturday. There are four variants: coconut vanilla, orange, raspberry, and original. All proceeds go toward Restoring Justice.

B-52's newest is Super Smoothie: Pineapple & Coconut Chips. This is an imperial Berliner weisse brewed with lactose and conditioned on coconut chips. A beer piña colada, one might say.

Saloon Door has a beer called Hop Wayne Triple IPA out now. It's an 11.1-percent ABV triple IPA with Galaxy, Strata, and Idaho 7 hops and brewed in collaboration with Growler USA in Katy.

Spindletap is giving you Switch Foot, an 8-percent ABV double IPA, along with more Draped Up (6.5-percent ABV IPA) starting at 1 p.m. today. The brewery has a drive-thru option, or you can walk in to pick up beer (but no hanging out). 

There might be some cans of Peanut Butter Vs Jelly (an 8.2-percent ABV porter conditioned on peanut butter, grapes, blueberries, and strawberries) and Triple Splat IPA (a New England IPA at 10-percent ABV) still available at Ingenious from Wednesday's release. Check with the brewery ahead of time.

There also might be some new Astral cans out there for you. Look for Brain Killer, a tiki-inspired kettle sour in collaboration with Secret Beach Brewing, and Cósmico, a New England IPA. Head to Astral for beer to-go.

At Under the Radar, find Midtown Bock: a bock, of course, with plenty of malt flavor and both Hallertau and Saaz hops.

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