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Mysterium Verum Benedictum Bottle Release

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It’s happening again. And we even added cherries on top.

Next up in bottle releases for our barrel-aged and sour beer Mysterium Verum series is the award-winning Benedictum, our sour brown ale barrel-aged with wild yeast, bacteria and an addition of tart cherries. In Latin, Benedictum means “blessed”, which we all are when this beer is in our lives.

If you want to make sure you get your bottle, come visit Blanco on Saturday, December 17th to get yours and then come by the brewery to taste our beers on draught and get your bottle signed. Our friends at Hill Country Liquor and Redbud Café will be opening at 10am with just over 100 bottles each (200 total) available for sale. The 2,600 other available bottles will be shipping throughout the state the week of December 12th.


The Real Ale Tap Room will open at 10:30 for you to come try some Benedictum (and more) on tap. To celebrate the occasion this holiday season we’ll be unwrapping 3 different casks from our cellar to share, in addition to the usual array of our beers we have on tap. Free brewery tours will happen at 1pm & 3pm.

We’ll also be raffling off the ultimate Mysterium Verum gift set for you super fans out there (or those of you with a super fan in your life). This sweet prize will include one bottle each of Benedictum AND Tenebra Aeterna, plus several of our Mysterium Verum limited-edition-can’t-get-it-anymore-anywhere t-shirts. Proceeds from raffle tickets will benefit a local charity

Old 300 BBQ will be on-site slinging food and the Real Ale merchandise will be well-stocked for your holiday shopping needs.

Bring your friends. Bring the kids. Bring the dog. We’ll see you in Blanco!

“Benedictum was inspired by the brown ales of Flanders. Primary fermentation takes place in stainless with our house ale yeast before the beer is racked to barrels that have been inoculated with a mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria. Once this secondary fermentation is complete, tart cherries are added to the barrels and allowed to referment, adding a further layer of complexity to this very drinkable sour ale. You like metal, how about Gold? Benedictum was the Gold medal winner at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival in the Belgian Style Lambic or Sour Ale category.”

  • Saturday
  • 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Real Ale Brewing Company
  • 231 San Saba Court
    Blanco, TX 78606 United States