How do you kick off the premier Austin beer event of the year in style? You launch into the weekend with a cheap outdoor screening of a, peculiar, off-centered, laugh out loud screening of the best movie to truly showcase Canadian culture- STRANGE BREW! In addition to hosehead food specials, we’ll have a who’s who of the Central Texas beer scene on hand to show off some of their most special brews. Join us outdoors in downtown Austin Thursday, April 14th!
Behold! The following breweries will be on site to showcase their most off-centered offerings! Most will have their owners and head brewers be a part of a beer discussion after the screening with Dogfish Head’s incredibly charismatic Sam Calagione!
(512) Brewing Company: Firkin of Cascabel Stout with extra peppers! A Tex-mex twist on a traditional English style – this firkin has been blessed with even MORE Cascabel peppers. Milky malt and potent peppers together in holy matrimony!
Circle Brewing Company: Envy Amber! Envy is the perfect balance between malt and hops. Not too dry or too sweet, it is a full-bodied and complex beer without being overly heavy. The notes of dried fruit make this the kind of beer that is hard to have just one of.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales: 90 Minute IPA! An imperial IPA that is so solid that it’s hard for a sentence on a blog to do it justice. Although it is hopped continuously for, you guessed it, 90 minutes, it is not as bitter as you would expect – there is a citrus and malt sweetness that works with the hops to make one of the best sips of beer in America. Dogfish is showing off their MORE of their portfolio at the other Off-Centered Film Fest screenings and they are all a force to be reckoned with.
Independence Brewing Company: Brewluminati! A special single malt, single hop ale that aims to overthrow mass produced, mass marketed American beers one gulp at a time.
Jester King Craft Brewery: JK/Mikkeller collaboration: Drink’in the Sunbelt! This is a special tapping of this hoppy, flavorful session ale that was made with the world renowned Danish “gypsy brewer.”
Live Oak Brewing Company: Chipotle Liberation Ale! A special take on the delicious citrusy yet hoppy Live Oak staple fortified with the scoville defying chili peppers!
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling: Port barrel-aged La Bestia Aimable Belgian-style dark strong ale! This will be the FIRST tapping of this extraordinary sounding 9.4% abv beer. The beer aged for months in a Dry Comal Creek (TX Hill Country winery) port barrel. Get it here first!
Real Ale Brewing : Highlander! From Real Ale’s Mysterium Verum range of experimental beers comes Highlander – Real Heavy Scotch Ale aged in French and American wine barrels and then blended together. This interesting big beer will be a hot item at the event as it’s rarely released to the public. There can be only one.
Thirsty Planet Brewing: Double Buckethead IPA! By now, Austin beer drinkers are familiar with the rightfully popular Buckethead, but most locals haven’t yet had a chance to partake in its incredible and even hoppier brother the Double
Tickets are still available for this amazing Rolling Roadshow beer party in downtown Austin at Republic Square Park. Get them now for only $5- The price will increase the day of the event. Bring a blanket and/or a chair and come on down! Public transportation and carpooling is highly encouraged. Also note that this is a 21 and up event, with no outside food or beverage and no dogs- even if they are in capes.
Lastly, an exciting OCFF update: The State alumni KEN MARINO will be attendance for the Saturday Night SHORTS screening. Get your tickets for that screening now HERE!