These are the Back Pew brews you can find around town at your favorite bars and grocery and liquor stores! If they don’t have it, ask them to give us a call!
OUR BEERS IN MARKET
American Pilsner, 5.2% ABV, 29 IBU
As our flagship beer, this pilsner was crafted with passion to bring out the best in its every unique element. Nowhere else will you find a brew that combines traditional German flavors with the sweetness of Texas blue corn to create a light but rich experience. Every sip is like a divine intervention on your palate.
Bock, 7.2% ABV, 22 IBU
A traditional German bock, this beer is high on the drinkability scale but also packs a punch with its higher gravity. This traditional German lager is on the sweeter side, with a crispness enjoyed by those who really know what lagers should taste like.
India Pale Ale, 6.4% ABV, 35 IBU
Tanuki is brewed on the hot side with equal parts Maris Otter and Pilsner malt to keep the beer from being too overbearing malty on the pallet, but to leave a solid foundation for the hops. All of those IBU’s are accumulated during a cold whirlpool of Sultana, Azacca, and Comet hops for a super fruity experience! We ferment it with a Hornindal Kveik yeast for a punchy pineapple type of flavor, then add a healthy dry hop (near saturation) for that extra aroma.
Hefeweizen, 4.8% ABV, 11 IBU
Saint Lucy is the patron saint of wheat, making her perfect for us to name this beer after! 50/50 wheat/barley, this beer derives its banana and clove flavors from the yeast doing their thing.
American Light Lager, 4.2% ABV, 14 IBU
At 4.2% ABV, 95 calories, and 2.6 grams of carbs, this beer won’t fill you up, but will let you keep drinking at the lake, river, or on the front porch during the sunny Texas days!
Festbier, 6.2% ABV, 22 IBU
Crisp, malt-forward, and light on the pallet for all-day drinking. Dry hopped with Hallertau Blanc hops for a bright and grassy aroma, reminiscent of Sauvignon Blanc. The perfect Oktoberfest beer to enjoy by the liter! Prost!
King of the Helles
Texas-Style Helles Lager, 4.5% ABV, 24 IBU
King of the Helles is our new Texas-Style Helles beer! This light beer uses all Texas grown malted barley from TexMalt in Fort Worth. A blend of Pilsner and Munich Malts make this beer lighter and brighter on the front of the palate and gives it a rounded sweetness on the back. We Finish the beer hot side with Hallertau Blanc and Mandarina Bavaria hops to give it a citrusy flavor. This beer is so crisp and refreshing, the only thing you’ll want to say is… “yup”. Look for it in grocery stores and your favorite watering hole around the Greater Houston area!
Mexican Lager, 4.4% ABV, 17 IBU
Chola is a Mexican-style lager brewed with 80% pilsner and 20% Vienna malts. It’s hopped with German hops a la the Vienna-style lagers that were the origins of this style (Northern Brewer and Perle). This beer is simple but flavorful, and is sure to get you saying “Orale”!
Blonde Dopplebock, 10% ABV, 20 IBU, 100% Awesome
This is a big beer. It’s made with primarily pilsner malt with some Vienna thrown in. We gave this beer a long decoction to bring out some amazing caramel flavors without making it too sweet. Me Beer is meant to showcase a symphony of what the malt and fermentation can do. As a lager, it is fermented cold, getting its ABV to 10%. As a result, we present to you a beautifully clear, dark, hay-colored lager that our brewer decided to share with you as a piece of himself. Look for it at your favorite bar, HEB, Spec’s, or Total Wine!
Strawberry Kolsch, 5.5% ABV, 25 IBU
Mutton Bustin’ has a new spin on it this year! We started this beer off as a traditional Kolsch-style German ale. It’s brewed with the finest German malts and hops, and is fermented with a German ale strain for a lager-like crispness. Then, just before fermentation was over, we added a TON of strawberries, which has given the beer a beautiful pink haze, strawberry aroma, and a slight, pleasant strawberry flavor without the tartness.
Imperial Double IPA, 9.5% ABV, 100 IBU
We went old school with this big, bad monster. 100% 2-row pale malt lets this beer support the massive hopping of Simcoe Chinook, and Centennial. You’re going to get some pine, resin, dank, and a little citrus out of this beer, with a warming alcohol level to heal all that ales you 😉
Hazy Imperial IPA, 8.7% ABV, 25 IBU
The next character in our Tanuki IPA series is The Demoness, Oni. Oni is a juicy imperial IPA brewed with large amounts of protein malts – wheat and oats – to bind to the polyphenols in the dry hopping process for a soft mouthfeel. This beer has a beautiful light straw color and its hazy texture gives it a soft mouthfeel. Oni is hopped hot-side with a cold-whirlpool hop addition of Mosaic and Strata for a huge pop of stonefruit flavors. After fermentation with Kveik yeast, it gets double dry hopped for a bit more fruit pop on the nose. Oni will be out at the end of this month! Look for it around town at HEB, Specs, Total Wine, Whole Foods, and Kroger!
Double Imperial Oatmeal Stout, 8.7% ABV, 25 IBU
Aybara is named for Perrin Aybara, a blacksmith from humble beginnings, who was elevated to the level of leader. After a day at the forge, we figure someone is looking for a more robust, creamy, roasty type of beer, and an imperial oatmeal stout is just that. Smooth due to the oats, the roast and chocolate notes sit for the pallet to not be overbearing but delicious. At 8.7% ABV, it will be a warming beverage, but won’t completely cloud your vision after one go.
Schwarzbier, 5.3% ABV, 24 IBU
By popular demand, we’re bringing back Black Habit.! This lager elicits roasted chocolate notes, while being light on the pallet. Look for it in stores and at your favorite watering hole!
English Dark Mild Ale, 5.3% ABV, 24 IBU
Like he mighty muddy river that flows through London, this ale is dark and full of character. Roasted malts bring forward flavors of toast and toffee, while notes of raisin and plum lend the perfect balance. Lucky for us, the Texas springtime is perfect for drinking on the patio, and the low ABV of this brew will allow you to enjoy it and the weather all day long!
Double New England IPA, 8.1% ABV, 18 IBU
We decided to make a galactic attempt at a double NEIPA, and thus, Shiny was born. Full of Comet, Centennial, and Citra hops, this beer is cold-whirlpooled (thus the low IBU count) so we could pack in more flavor, before getting a double dry hop of all three hops! Very hazy as per style, think of it as a cluster of stars. Just keep flyin’ ya’ll!
Gose, 3.9% ABV, 8 IBU
This slightly tart, slightly salty bit of heaven is perfect for enjoying on your next boat trip, but won’t leave you feeling like walking the plank! We used some bitter orange peel in the whirlpool for a slight citrus note. It’s bound to be your favorite summer beer!
Double IPA, 8.7% ABV, 43 IBU
Approaching our hero, Tanuki, is this impending Sumo hop of destruction! Wrecking pallets with intense Citra and Azacca flavor and aroma, this DIPA is sure to give Tanuki a fierce battle! This beer is a Kveik fermented double IPA with oats for a soft flavor, and is heavily kettle hopped in a whirlpool with Citra and Azacca. We then give it a silly amount of dry hops to make it a double dry hopped beauty.
TAPROOM ONLY RELEASES
Beer of the Beast
Robust Imperial Stout, 13.5% ABV, 40 IBU
Our 6th Anniversary beer is what you might call a doozy. This is a BIG, Robust Imperial Stout, so be ready when you go for one of these. When we say big, we mean it! BotB will have heavy notes of dark plum on the front of the pallet with a chicory roast punch on the back end, but it is balanced for a beautiful marriage of the two flavors. At 13.5%, your tongue will notice the alcohol before you might, as there is a slight numbing characteristic, in the best way. We packaged this one with nitro, adding a creamy texture, reminiscent of a delicious adult milkshake. Beware…but enjoy! Available only in Back Pew’s taproom today! Order here
Italian Pilsner, 4.8% ABV, 25 IBU
In celebration of the new Sopranos movie coming out, we decided to pay homage to the awesome series with this Italian Pilsner. To brew Gabagool, we started with Eraclea malt from Germany and introduced barley from the Adratic Coast in Italy for a bit more protein development. We then use one decoction for some palate sweetness, but keep the flavor profile sharp with Saaz and Hallertau Mittelfruh hops. After fermentation is complete, it gets hit with more hops for a pop of that almost spicy aspect you expect from continental European hops. This brew was kept in the family with the awesome artwork being created by our own sales guy, Matt! Saluti y’all! Just remember: we’re in waste management.
Belgian Golden Strong, 9% ABV, 20 IBU
As one of our three brews dedicated to The Wheel of Time series, we felt that Rand needed to exalt royalty. Thus, we chose a Belgian gold strong style of beer, and fermented it in fresh-toasted American oak barrels. From this process, there will be a fluffier marshmallow flavor that will help to balance the Belgian notes. You’ll also pick up on some clove on the nose and pallet from the yeast, along with some exciting effervescence. This beer is fit for a king or queen!