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Real Spirits Launch Party

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It’s a dream come true. After many years of preparation, we’re finally ready to release our newest project: Real Spirits Distilling. Only available in our Tap Room, Real Spirits bottles and handcrafted cocktails will be a special treat for those dedicated fans that visit us in Blanco.

Join us in the Tap Room for the official launch party on April 8th:

  • Distillery tours & tastings with Distiller Davin Topel at 12pm & 2pm
  • Specialty cocktails sold over the bar in the Tap Room
  • 750ml bottles of our Texas Hill Country Gin, Signature Whiskey, and Single Barrel Whiskey available for sale to-go

Real Spirits is a grain-to-glass production. All of our spirits are brewed, fermented, distilled, aged, and packaged on-site at our brewery in Blanco. The spirits start with a foundation of Real Ale beer recipes without the hops. Devil’s Backbone Belgian-style Tripel and Real Heavy Scotch Ale become our whiskeys and White, our Belgian-inspired wheat beer, becomes gin. After being distilled in our hand-hammered copper pot still the whiskey is aged in new charred oak barrels and we add ten different botanicals to our unique gin. The results are three distinctive, delightful spirits created in the unique tradition of the Texas Hill Country.

Visitors to the Real Ale Tap Room in Blanco will be able to purchase up to two bottles of spirits per month (in accordance with state regulation) starting April 8th, 2017. The bottles will not be distributed beyond the brewery, so you’ll have to come visit us to get your hands on them. Classic cocktails like martinis and Manhattans will be available for purchase, as well as some specialty recipes developed through many, many taste tests.

Keep an eye out for more information about each of these spirits and the upcoming beers that we’ve aged in Real Spirits barrels. See you in Blanco!

Davin pours Real spirits whiskey into glass using his handmade whiskey thief tool

Botanicals and fruit in Real Spirits gin

  • Saturday
  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Real Ale Brewing Company
  • 231 San Saba Court
    Blanco, TX 78606 United States