A night out at the Oak St Draft House

Stopped by the Oak St Draft House in Denton tonight, and am currently enjoying a Peticolas Brewing Company Velvet Hammer for the first time.  It’s a malt forward beer, but incredibly balanced, especially for a 9% abv.  I’ve wanted to try it for a while now, but could never afford to have such a high gravity brew than drive home from Dallas.  Well, now all I’ve got is a walk home. 

The beer is great, and seems much more suited to a fall evening rather than this 90 plus summer night. 

This is my first at this establishment, but enjoyed a St. Arnold’s Endeavor this afternoon while watching the Rangers spank Ervin Santana and the Angels.

So I’m now having a Real Ale Brewing Devil’s Share, which is the Devil’s Backbone aged on oak wine barrels.  It’s nose is dominated by oak, which is almost reminiscent of bourbon, but yet the taste is very smootg and has red wine undertones which blend nicely with the yeast and hops.  If they can reduce the bourbon like notes (probably by using the oak barrels over again), it will be a great special release.

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About dfwbeerscene

I am a beer nut. I drink it all the time, I brew it as much as humanly possible, and if I'm not doing either of the first two, I'm probably thinking about it. So as a beer nut, I've always followed the limited beer scene in DFW, and up until recently, there wasn't a whole lot to discuss. Well now there sure is! As many of you already know, DFW and its surrounding areas is having a bit of a beer renaissance. Every month last year I'd hear about more and more breweries "in development" and I'd scurry the web to find out where I can monitor their progress. And that, is what I intend to do with this blog. So now a little bit about myself: I am an environmental scientist by trade, but as of January 2011 I have made the decision to become a professional brewer. Since then, I applied and was accepted to the American Brewers' Guild CraftBrewers Apprenticeship Program and am scheduled to begin in June 2013.
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