Our Craft Brewery of the Month for May is Oskar Blues Brewery from Longmont, Colorado. In what now seems common practice, Oskar Blues was a pioneer when it comes to craft beer in acan. OB is all about enjoying beer in the outdoors. Texas has a lot of outdoors and May is a beautiful month to be a Texan! Oskar Blues and the Texas outdoors in May; what a perfect combination! Specís would also like to use this feature to welcome Pinner into the fold of the year-round Oskar Blues lineup. Pinner Session IPA is a full flavored IPA with a medium body and a lower than usual ABV. Keep Ďem coming! During the month of May, you can expect to find Pinner, Daleís Pale Ale, Old Chub Scotch Ale and Mamaís Yellow Pils 6-pack cans for $6.96!
Real Ale Firemanís #4 and Hans Pils 12PK 12oz Bottles and Cans $11.99 Cash
Real Ale recently underwent a packaging face lift when the Blanco, TX based craft brewer freshened up their look. With that refresh came a few new packages (some much welcomed ones I might add). Specís is highlighting a few of these new items in May. Specifically, we would like to draw your attention to the 12-pack of Hans Pils. This beer is fantastic; sessionable and full of flavor. Definitely not your run-of-the-mill average pilsner. Stop in and grab a 12 pack for $11.99 this month.
The Import item for the Month of May is Schofferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen. This item is brand new to Texas but it has been making waves on the East Coast for a few years. Radlers and shandies are becoming quite popular. Schofferhofer is different than most radlers on the market today. Rather than using typical lager and flavored soda, the brewery uses a hefeweizen brewed in the traditional Bavarian style and blend in sun ripened grapefruit juice. The result is a light, refreshing beer with notes of grapefruit. This is a very traditional German beverage and another item that is perfect for the outdoors.
Seeing as itís still American Craft Beer Week, we thought weíd give you an explanation as to what makes a beer a craft beer! Simply put, craft beer, or a microbrew, is beer thatís not brewed by one of the large brewery corporations. So if thatís what itís not, then what actually is a craft beer? According to the Brewers Association, an American craft brewer must be: Small Ė annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or...