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A Real Ale Celebration That’s Been 22 Years In the Making

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Laboring under the belief that minimal processing produces maximum flavor, the brewmasters at Real Ale have also maximized a stellar lineup of beer, elevating it to an unfiltered and unpasteurized masterpiece. That is why they’re now celebrating 22 years of doing so, here in the Texas Hill Country, and they’re inviting friends, fans, and cicerones to enjoy the fruits of their labor and the foundation of their time-honored brewing tradition.

A Real Ale Celebration That’s Been 22 Years In the Making

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Real Ale uses zero preservatives and no artificial colors. They sell beer with a complexity that’s been generated from a very non-complex process, complete with full body, aroma, and flavor. They care about making the highest quality beer possible for their fellow Texans, and that’s exactly what they’ll have on tap at their upcoming 22nd-anniversary celebration. Anticipating a guest list of 2,000 – 2,500, the Real Ale team will be pouring from their extensive beer list, featuring everything from their year-round favorites to the rare, limited offerings which are brewed on their brand new 10hl pilot system.

This event will also be the fans’ first chance to taste Real Ale’s 22nd Anniversary Beer, described as a refreshingly tart Berliner Weisse. Following the party, this anniversary beer will hit markets throughout Texas on draught and in 12-ounce cans, but only for a very limited time. In addition to beer, this year’s party will debut the first-ever Real Spirits cocktail bar, where connoisseurs can exchange an optional beer token for their choice of a gin or whiskey cocktail, made with Real Spirits, the brand’s one-year-old distillery. Each party-goer, 21 years of age or older, will receive four drink tokens when they purchase their entry ticket, granting them access to amazing flavor and one-of-a-kind tasting experiences!

A Real Ale Celebration That’s Been 22 Years In the Making

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Sure to be the party of the year, their 22nd-anniversary event is being held Saturday, April 21, from 12 – 5 p.m. at the Real Ale Brewing Company location in the Texas Hill Country, at 231 San Saba Court, in Blanco. Parking is free, and there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone! Promising music from Party Wizard, Chili Cold Blood, The Moonhangers, and Mike Stinson, delicious food from six local vendors, as well as face painting and balloon art for the kids, this event will also give fans their first opportunity to get a glimpse of their brand new 120bbl brewhouse! Their anniversary product release, which is happening simultaneously, is dubbed “Zweiundzwanzig,” which means “22” in German. Fitting, no? There will also be plenty of water and soda available for children as well as designated drivers.

A Real Ale Celebration That’s Been 22 Years In the Making

Photo: Facebook/Real Ale Brewing Company

A beautiful Texas Hill Country setting, a limited-edition Real Ale 22nd anniversary glass (available with ticket purchase, while supplies last), fine food, good times, and great beer are what’s on tap for this highly-anticipated event, so plan to be there! Bring your own chair to get a premium seat under the trees, or take a spot under the tent, and come prepared to walk the grounds, sample the products, and purchase some great pairing foods from some of the areas finer food vendors, including Kebabalicious, Firehouse Fare, It’s All Good BBQ, and YAPA Empanadas. The front gates will open at 11:45 and the bars will be open at 12! Live entertainment will begin at 12:30, and if you don’t yet have a ticket (available at the link provided here), not to worry. You can purchase at the gate using cash or card. A raffle will also be held at the end of the day, for which your ticket entitles you entry! Those interested in volunteering or looking for more information can contact the Real Ale Brewing Company by email at [email protected], but rest assured, if you’re not going to be in Blanco for this big celebration, you’re missing out!