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.