Spune Productions has pulled out all of the stops for this year's Fort Worth Untapped Beer & Music Festival on May 9th at Panther Island Pavilion. They have pulled together beers and breweries from across the state, the country, and the world. This year we will see a wide selection from far flung breweries like Mikkeller from Denmark, as well as the usual local guys, who are slinging never before seen brews. There are some of the same breweries that caught our attention from Austin Untapped Festival just a few weeks ago too. Also stick around for great music from Ariel Pink, Big Data, and local band, Telegraph Canyon.
May 5th, 6:30 pm: Collective Brewing has confirmed that the Sour provided will be a brand new beer and hinted at the addition of some wild yeast (Brettanomyces) being in the mix as well.
I am personally looking forward to the follwoing beers and breweries:
Boulevard Brewing (Kansas City, MO) - Love Child #5: Another beer in their lineup of experimetal sour ales. Look for #6 in December. Also check out their Ginger Lemon Radler, which is a blend of beer and lemonade with a hint of ginger.
Collective Brewing (Fort Worth, TX) - Sour: Is this possibly another new sour beer from our friends over in Cowtown?
Community Beer Co. (Dallas, TX) - Brett's Get It On: First Brettanomyces (wild yeast) beer from Community. No one in the metroplex has experimented with 'Brett' yet, outside of Lakewood's first Lion's Share anniversary beer back in 2013.
Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, MI) - Kentucky Breakfast Stout: Their ever-so popular bourbon barrel aged coffee stout. A must try for beer and coffee lovers alike.
Goose Island Brewery (Chicago, IL) - Bourbon County Brand Barleywine and Stout: Remember all those beers people were clamoring over and waiting in line for last Black Friday? I guess they still have some left.
Independence Brewing (Austin, TX) - Stash IPA: As mentioned in my Austin Untapped recap, a great year round IPA with lots of citurs and floral notes.
Jester King Brewery (Austin, TX) - Sin Frontera: Some of the newest wild fermented beers from Jester King will be here. Sin Frontera is a collaboration with Crooked Stave in Colorado and Brasserie Trois Dames in Switzerland. They will also be serving another new new-ish beer in Reposé (a farmhouse ale brewed with hay and aged in French brandy barrels). No word on if they will surprise us with Coquetier, a Sazerac-inspired ale.
Lakewood Brewing (Garland, TX) - Molé Temptress: In its second year of availability, Molé Temptress blends subtle heat with bitter chocolate and spices to create this Cinco de Mayo themed Milk Stout.
Martin House Brewing (Fort Worth, TX) - Bockslider: The second beer in collaboration with local rock band, The Toadies, Martin House released this beer with a concert onsite last weekend. There is no news yet if their first band collaboration beer, Rubberneck Red, will make it back into production.
Mikkeller (Copenhagen, Denmark) - The leader in the Danish craft beer scene is coming out for its Untapped debut! Try anything from their unique selection of beers, though they do tend to specialize in the unique and different styles of beers.
New Holland Brewing (Holland, MI) - Dragon's Milk: This is New Holland's first availability of their beer in the state and Dragon's Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout is easily their most popular offering.
Peticolas Brewing (Dallas, TX): Sledge Hammer: This is the first time that Sledge Hammer has been available outside of the brewery! This beer was brewed for the brewery's 3rd anniverary and is a ramped-up 11% ABV version of Velvet Hammer.
Rabbit Hole Brewing (Justin, TX) - Kopi Luwak Rapture: Rabbit Hole is starting to innovate a bit more with this Vietnamese coffee version of their year round brown ale.
Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. (Fort Worth, TX) - Visionary Smoked Lager: Rahr's annual Visionary Series is adding on a new beer with their Rauchbier-inspired smoked lager. The Visonary series is in conjunction with the Fort Worth artistic Visionary awards and features local artists' work on their labels.
Real Ale Brewing Co. (Blanco, TX) - Mysterium Verum Tenabrae Aerterna: Another favorite from the Austin Untapped Festival. This beer in their experimental series is a soured version of a Robust Porter, creating tart 'cherry pie' and dark roasted flavors.
Saint Arnold Brewing Co. (Houston, TX) - Bishop's Barrel #9: BB9 is the latest part of Saint Arnold's barrel aging series. This year's beer is a rum barrel aged version of their very popular Pumpkinator.
Spoetzl Brewery (Shiner, TX) - Strawberry Blonde: I can only take this to mean that Shiner is branching out and trying new styles of beer. This may be just a beta-test of their newest idea, to see if they should proceed and brew it on a larger scale.
All levels of tickets are still available, and can be found here:
General Admission - Concert Admission at 3:30pm
Beer Package - Admission at 3:30pm, Includes: Tasting Cup & Tasting Card (good for 12 - 2 oz samples)
VIP Package - Early 2:30pm Entrance, VIP Side Stage Viewing Area at the Main Stage, Includes: Tasting Cup & Tasting Card (good for 12 - 2 oz samples)
* Additional Tasting Cups can be purchased for $5
* Additional Tasting Cards can be purchased for $5 each (12 - 2oz samples)
* Full 12oz Beers available for purchase for $5 each