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Breaking Down The BRÜs At FÜDTRUKY

Apr 23, 2018 01:29PM ● By Ashley Madonna

Believe it or not, we are just days away from May, which means FÜDTRUKY, sponsored by Hays Financial Strategies and Meyer Tax Consulting, is just around the corner. We are eagerly counting down to this phenomenal food festival full of FÜD, BRÜs and TÜNs that's sure to bring out thousands of local foodies. To prepare for May 5, we are breaking down the different drinks that will be available the day of. Learn more about the brewers who will be showcasing their best BRÜs.  

Deep Ellum Brewing Company

One of the biggest beer names in the Metroplex, Deep Ellum Brewing Company, is coming out to Southlake. Get a feel for their flavors with the beer named after their brewery, the Deep Ellum IPA. Its potent flavors include citrus, pine and tropical fruit. And its alpha acids create a bitter ale that really pushes this drink over the top. For a more seasonal choice, try out their Easy Peasy IPA. This summery brew is made with tangerine and lemon peel creating an easy-drinking IPA that enjoyable year-round. For another silly name with a bold flavor profile perfect for a warm day, grab a Neato Bandito. The imperial Mexican-style lager is brewed with corn, which gives it a light color and bold flavors all at the same time. And its pilsner, Munich 10 and Flaked Rye malts come together in harmony to create a stronger beer.

Real Ale Brewing Company

Just minutes from the Blanco River in Texas Hill Country, Real Ale Brewing Company uses water from the nearby river, high-quality ingredients and unfiltered flavors to create unique brews. Like the Firemans #4, a blonde ale that balances smooth malts with zesty hops. This light, refreshing creation goes down easily on a hot day or when paired with spicy foods. For a tarter, brighter beer, the Grapefruit Gose – a German-style wheat beer with grapefruit – could be calling your name. Gose is known for its hints of coriander and unique saltiness, which are heightened when fresh grapefruit puree is added after fermentation. It’s the perfect combination for a sunny day. Their India Pale Ale, the Axis IPA, also has bright flavors with a more hop-forward taste. With its tropical fruit and citrus flavors and pale golden body, this IPA is like a breath of fresh air.   

Wild Acre Brewing

The Fort Worth brewery is known for their easy-to-drink creations and striking packaging. After picking up the Billy Jenkins Bock, a German-style bock with a deep amber color from its blend of domestic and German malts, you won’t want to put it down until the last drop. It’s rather well balanced and gives off toffee and biscuit flavors. Their IPA, the T-Hawk IPA, gives guests more of a dry-hopped option made with coveted Amarillo and Mosaic hops. The deep, rich red color comes from a combination of Two Row, Victory, Munich and dark caramel malts. But the sour, bitter flavor comes from its aromatic grapefruit, pine and tropical fruit flavors. For something not commonly found around North Texas, try out the Sip-n-Go Pils. Made with 100 percent German Pilsner malt, 100 percent German lager yeast and exclusive German hop varietals, this authentic German-style beer stands out with its crisp flavor and clean finish. Connoisseurs and first-time craft beer testers will enjoy sipping on this pilsner. 

Bishop Cider Company

Originally founded in Dallas' Bishop Arts District, Bishop Cider Company has made a name for itself due to its honest, bright and tart flavors. Unlike other ciders out there, Bishop Cider Co. doesn't use artificial sugar in their crafted drinks. The only "sugar" in their cans comes from real fruit juice sourced from the Pacific Northwest. Their Apple Pineapple cider proves this doesn't take away from getting those sweet flavors by using pineapple juices to hype up their flavor profile. For a drier drink, their OG is for you. It's the classic combination of flavors that created a cider movement that would then turn into Bishop Cider Co. These vegan and gluten-free drinks are a great alternative for those looking for something other than a local BRÜ.