Beer News

City Acre Is Unveiling a 15-Percent ABV Sipper

Plus, New Magnolia is playing with some German styles.

By Timothy Malcolm May 7, 2021

Most local breweries got their partying in last Wednesday (Cinco de Mayo), so this weekend is a little quieter. But the weather is nice and there are plenty of new brews out there, so maybe pay a taproom a visit and relax.

News & Events

Saint Arnold is co-sponsoring four free concerts through August. The first features Sweet Crude and Ancient Cat Society and will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Market Square Park in Downtown Houston. Folks will be "let in" at 6 p.m. For more, go here.

Beer Releases

City Acre is ready to open the cap on Quadratonic, a 15-percent ABV beer made with estate grapes, fermented with three yeasts, finished on cherrywood-smoked apricots, and stored for 15 months. This one is made for the end of a good night. It was supposed to come out last Saturday, but rain postponed the event to this Saturday.

Brash has a new one: Simple Jack is a New England IPA at 8.3-percent ABV. It's available now at the brewery.

You can still get a four-pack of Ingenious's new release Fruit Madness Mangonada, a 9-percent imperial sour ale smoothie with mango, lime, chamoy, and Tajín. It's $30 per four-pack and available here.

Two new beers at Urban South HTX: There's Space Skates TIPA, a triple IPA, and Spilled Skates, a fruited sour with strawberry, watermelon, and coconut (the idea is to make a tiger's blood beer). Urban South is also releasing some seltzers this weekend, including a Sprite Float (Sprite, cherry, ice cream). All are available at the Sawyer Yards brewery and taproom

New beer alert at Astral: Sunship is a West Coast IPA at 8.1-percent ABV brewed with Strata, Columbus, Comet, and Cascade hops. Get it now at the brewery up on Shepherd Drive in Garden Oaks.

At Saloon Door, get bourbon-barrel-aged vanilla wee heavy. This big beer was released Thursday, so you should still be able to get some from the taps in Webster.

It's time for a gose at No Label. Ginger Ninja is a citrus ginger gose. Get it at the Katy brewery starting Sunday.

New Magnolia has two new beers in the German wheat category: Hopfenweisse, a hoppy, 5-percent ABV hefeweizen with UK Fuggles hops in the batch and Lotus after the fact. Also, there's Weizenbock, a 7.8-percent ABV dark hefeweizen. Both are available now in the Heights.

On Wednesday, B-52 released a Mexican lager called Cerveza. It has a little salt and lime in it and comes in at 5.2-percent ABV. It's available now at the Conroe brewery

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