I hope you all made it through the week! If you need a drink after the work hustle settles, you should head over to Austin, TX and check out the Thirsty Planet Brewing tour on Saturday. Every Saturday this awesome micro-brewery has a beer tasting and tour from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, the brewery closes at 3:00 pm.
As you arrive to the brewery, you can purchase a pint glass with 3 tickets. Your pint glass has the logo of one of their varieties of beer, very cute. From there you walk over to the bar and choose your beverage. Take your glass of refreshing beer and you can either sit at the tables indoors or they have a very nice patio outside with picnic tables. A very relaxing way to spend your late morning/early afternoon.
After a few drinks and a slight buzz you will have the opportunity to go on a tour of the facility. One of the brewery employees will walk around and announce when the next tour will take place, which is usually every 30 mins. If you do not know much about beer or the brewing process (I’m a newb) then this tour is great for you, very educational. The tour lasts about 30 mins, and takes you through the process from start to finish in the micro-brewery process, and ends with an open forum Q&A session. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! The staff is so friendly and helpful. Our tour guide was dressed in a gorilla suit with a plaid shirt… which I later found out was for the Gorilla Bar Hop / Run. And I thought he just liked to dress up like this for the tours!
* Buckethead IPA – well balanced with the bitter and hint of sweet, with an aesthetic Amber color and a mildly citrus note.
* Thirsty Goat Amber – Lighter amber, malty but with a slight hoppy finish.
* Yellow Armadillo Wheat– It was light, crisp, and refreshing. This is a good starter beer for people just getting into craft beer.