New Brew from Shiner (White Wing) = Redemption?

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Shiner White Wing 4.7% ABV 15 IBU I got my hands on a new flavor from an old home state brewery that I’ve known well since my early college days. It’s been almost twenty years since I was introduced to the Shiner label. I’ve grown in taste and palate preferences since then. Meanwhile, they have offered up various [...]

Guest Reviewer Mando Medina on Iron Thistle (video)

Iron Thistle

Rahr & Sons Iron Thistle 8.5% ABV 35 IBU Today we have a guest reviewer Mando Medina give us his impressions of Rahr & Sons Iron Thistle Scottish Ale. As posted on the Rahr & Sons website: Break out the bagpipes with your lederhosen! We’re proud to present our Iron Thistle Scotch Ale – Rahr’s [...]

Going for a Ride on St Arnold Fancy Lawnmower (video)

Lawnmower

St Arnold Fancy Lawnmower 4.9% ABV 20 IBU We decided to film a session with St Arnold Fancy Lawnmower Kolsch a tasty and refreshing beer. Watch the video above to see what we thought. Cheers!  

Texas Strong – Mad Meg Provisional Farmhouse Ale

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Jester King Mad Meg Provisional Farmhouse Ale 8.9% ABV This was a surprise for me. I got this one in a recent trip to my hometown in Texas. What I had expected to be a standard saison/farmhouse style ale turned out to be more like a citrusy version of a Belgian strong ale. Mad Meg was quite nice [...]

Beer Festival Nightmares – An Observation

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aka The Do’s and Don’ts of Throwing a Beer Festival There’s nothing better than going to a nice beer festival, swilling all kinds of different brews with your pals, meeting new friends and sharing good times with all involved. We here at The Keg Tap have been to several of them over the past few [...]

A Fine Treat from Texas – Endeavour IPA

Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA

Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA – 8.9% ABV 76 IBU I got this beer when shopping at Central Market in Fort Worth, TX during a recent trip home. I was pleasantly surprised by the selection they had. This turned out to be a man among boys – a Douple IPA from Houston’s St. Arnold Brewing Company that is as [...]

Rahr Snowmageddon – A Taste of Ft. Worth’s Finest (video)

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Rahr Snowmageddon 10% ABV They say everything is bigger in Texas. This is no exception. I got my hands on Rahr Snowmageddon during a recent visit home. This is an anniversary ale, available each February to commemorate the rebuilding effort that was made after the brewery was nearly destroyed by a massive snowstorm in February [...]

Lone Star Love – My Trip Home to Texas and Texas Beer

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I just got back from an action-packed trip to Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; or more commonly known to the locals as DFW. I was spending a four day weekend down south in my hometown. The main point of my trip was to go and see a friend get married. This is someone I consider the third little [...]

Shiner Blonde – A Cool Texas Brew to Beat the Heat

Shiner Blonde

Shiner Blonde – 4.4% ABV The name Shiner is synonymous with the state of Texas. First, it’s the name of a tiny town of about 2,000 people in southeast Texas. Secondly it’s the name of a beer label of the same name located in that tiny town. Being a Texas kid, I know the name [...]

Hat Tricks Sports Bar – Lewisville, TX

Coach Joe's Hat Tricks

Coach Joe Avezzano’s Hat Tricks Sports Bar – Lewisville, TX. When I’m not traveling for work, I don’t like to stray too far from my home, especially on adult beverage night. In fact, my rule of thumb is to stay within a 15 mile radius from my dwelling. Lucky for me, Dallas is 15 min to the [...]