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The wait is finally over.
More than 7 years after the first barrel was filled, Real Ale’s barrel-aged and sour beers – known under the Mysterium Verum name -will finally be available in bottles for your drinking and sharing pleasure.
Tenebra Aeterna (Latin for “Eternal Darkness”), our barrel-aged sour porter, will lead the way in this new revolution. Approximately 1,600 bottles will be available throughout Texas starting on Black Friday, November 25th, 2016. It’s a big state, so they might be hard to find. However, just for you, we’re making over 200 bottles available in Blanco on Saturday, November 26th.
Our friends at Hill Country Liquor (open at 10:00 AM) and Redbud Cafe (open at 10:30 AM) will each have over 100 bottles for sale starting that morning on 11/26. Bottles will be first come first serve (so get there early) and limited to one per person with a valid 21+ ID (so bring the whole family).
Once you’ve got your bottle, head over to join us in our Tap Room. We’re opening early at 10:30 AM for a special Barrel Room Open House with our two head beer honchos: Head Brewer Schmitty and Director of Brewing Operations Tim Schwartz. They’ll be hanging in the Barrel Room from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM signing bottles and answering all your beer questions about MV, Real Ale, and life.
Even more, we’re giving one of you lucky folks the opportunity to leave your mark at Real Ale. Visit the Barrel Room between 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM to enter for a chance to name one of our Mysterium Verum barrels (historically named after metal legends and musical geniuses, and you can name yours whatever you’d like).
Old 300 BBQ will be on site serving up food all day starting at 11:00 AM. We’ll have Tenebra Aeterna and Barrel-Aged 20th Anniversary Ale on tap, along with 12 other beers and our cask engine. MV glassware, brand-new MV shirts, and 20th Anniversary Bottle Cap Maps will be on sale, just in time for your holiday shopping spree (koozies in all the stockings!).
Hell yes we’re excited! We’ll see y’all on the dark side.
Latin for “eternal darkness,” Tenebra Aeterna means more than just the absence of light, it brings a shadow of dark malt into the realm of sour beers. A robust porter brewed with chocolate and black malts is interred in oak with nothing but our MV House Culture to keep it company. After many moons the ale emerges and we meet a sour beer unlike any that has heretofore been seen. Tenebra Aeterna is marked by notes of dark, sour fruit and a tantalizing character of subtle roast and cocoa. Come out of the light, and embrace the darkness.
- 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
- Real Ale Brewing Company
231 San Saba Court
Blanco, TX 78606 United States