The Usual is back just in time for NTX Beer Week 2019!
Ordering a drink at a bar is a lot easier when the bartender already knows what you’re going to order as soon as you walk through the door.
“The Usual?” followed by a nod and the transaction is complete.
In honor of the relationship between bartender and loyal patron, we bring to you our interpretation of the classic cocktail our crew usually orders at company outings, the Old Fashioned.
For The Usual we added cherries, fresh orange peel, bitters and whiskey-soaked American oak chips to our 13% American barleywine and let it condition for three months. The aroma of fresh orange peel on the rim of the glass is at the forefront followed by sweet cherries and alcohol. American oak plays in the background and balances the fruity aromatics.
This beer is big and flavorful just like the cocktail it honors. The 13% abv, while present, is held in check by fruit and oak which makes it a dangerously easy sipper. The ingredients work in harmony and bridge the gap between cocktail and beer.
The Usual is only available in our taproom. We will also fill crowlers of this special release for the first time.
We’ll have special glassware available again for purchase and a new limited edition t-shirt too.