We're heading up to join our friends at Independence Brewing Company in Austin to celebrate Eight years of brewing! They are doing their anniversary up in a big way with food, music, games and of course the frosty cold stuff! They will be serving a special 8th Anniversary ale, some rare aged and cask Independence beers, along with all of the classics.
- Jasperilla Old Ale
- Convict Hill Stout
- Stash IPA
- Austin Amber
- Bootlegger Brown Ale
- Freestyle Wheat
- Independence Pale Ale
As always, the beer samples are free. You will receive a wristband for three samples, plus one ticket for a sample of Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout or Jasperilla Old Ale.
They will have a special anniversary glass available for purchase.
What to Bring
Your valid photo ID (required). Collapsible chairs, bottled water, snacks (optional).
No credit/atm, bring cash
They don't have credit card/atm access, so remember to bring cash for merchandise, food, and to tip the bands.
What Not to Bring
Please do NOT bring any outside glassware, including other Independence glasses. You may NOT bring any beer, wine, or other products containing alcohol onto the premises.
Rob and Amy Cartwright are the brewers and owners, and you won't find a friendlier couple to share conversation on all aspects of beer. They always have food available and there will be bands. You can also buy T-shirts, hats, and coozies but this is not a large operation and as such they only accept cash. More details about the event are available at http://www.independencebrewing.com/
The Brewery is on the south side of Austin and close to I-35. I will see you up there, feel free to coordinate with others if you want to caravan. So make sure you indicate in your RSVP if you are interested a possible caravan. I can't stay too long, I need to get out to Bandera and cheer Fumi when she finishes the Cactus Rose 50 miler.
HINT: Bring cash and make sure to buy an Independence anniversary glass for larger "samples". They give you three free beers, but sometimes I seem to remember having more than that. Keep the glass and bring it back next trip!
HINT #2: They have picnic tables, but if you'd like to sit down, a camping chair and maybe a table would be a good idea. Or even a portable grill if you really want to do it right.