6 Must-Try Beers From Brewvolution

By Farah Fleurima  |  November 11, 2013
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Saturday’s kickoff event to NTX Beer Week gathered hundreds of beer lovers into Fair Park’s Centennial Building for an afternoon of supreme suds. Producers came from all over Texas and beyond to share their brews, and we tried several that left an impression. Here are six you should seek out during beer week (through November 16) and/or at your favorite bar/gastropub/liquor store.

  • Indra Kunindra by Ballast Point

    You had us at “curry” and “spicy,” dear Indra. The San Diego brewery churns out this cayenne- and cumin-flecked stout beer, featuring all those flavors plus a slightly roasty, none-too-bitter finish.

  • BBH by Karbach Brewing Co.

    BBH stands for Bourbon Barrel-Aged Hellfighter, but thankfully, this brew out of Houston didn’t start an uprising on the palate. Rather, the barrel aging provides a mellowness to this smoky stout that allowx it to drink smoothly.

  • 2xMas by Southern Tier Brewing Company

    ’Tis the season for seasonal beers, and the 2xMas hits you in the face with Christmas. Aiming for the flavors of a Swedish glogg, the double-spiced ale has notes of orange peels, nutmeg, cinnamon and clove - all the things you want your home to smell like in December.

  • Coconut Curry Hefeweizen by New Belgium Brewing Company

    You had us at … OK, so we like curry. This sample’s nutty component adds a nice complexity to the bite of the curry.

  • Cockeyed Cooper by Uinta Brewing

    Straight out of Utah, this barleywine ale was another bourbon barrel-aged delight. This one’s malty, mildly chocolatey qualities ride wonderfully atop the hint of liqueur from the aging. Oh, and the label’s fun, too!

  • Goatman by Lakewood Brewing Company

    The local brewery calls this India Black Ale a “hybrid of beer styles” and named it after a creepy horned monster that’s said to live near or maybe in White Rock Lake. Happily, neither the tale nor the intense roastiness of this brew scared us off, and the Goatman would pair quite well with an innocuous grilled cheese.