Monday, March 7, 2011

WAR XLXX - Austin Brews!

Fun Fact: By the end of the year, Austin has the potential to have over a dozen independent breweries on line. See if I can name twelve off the top of my head: Real Ale, Independence, Thirsty Planet, Circle, Jester King, Live Oak, Twisted X, Hop & Grain, 512, South Austin Brewing...okay, I hit ten.

We are on pace to be a serious challenger to Portland as a true "Beer City". If Austin is ever dubbed the "Live Music and Beer Capital of the World", we may have to officially change the town's name to "Heaven".

The WAR turns another round number this week - 70. Wow. 70 WAR rides. We're almost as old as Willie.

So, let's celebrate Austin beer by touring local on-site brew-pubs. I've devised a route that includes all of them...well except for the excellent NXNW, which would require a daring highway cross.

We will hit: Uncle Billy's, Lovejoy's, Black Star and the Draught Horse. Note: you will be required to drink only beer from the local brew house. Must be made on site.

As a bonus: rumor has in Uncle Billy's hosts brewery tours on Wednesday. The tours start at 6pm, so show up early.

3/9 - Wednesday - Meet at Uncle Billy's on Barton Springs. As always, ride departs at 7pm sharp. REALLY - we leave at 7 this time. Bring lights, locks and friends. Special note: this ride's start/stop location will not be in close proximity. All you drivers may want to consider a halfway parking location: THE MAP

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