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House of Brews Takes Over Texas Tubb's Taco Palace

House of Brews Takes Over a Taco Palace
Page Buchanan

What happens when a brewery takes over a taco palace? To find out, you'll have to mark your calendars to attend the Texas Tubb's Taco Palace Tap Takeover Party. The event is marked for Saturday, April 28th, 2012 and will be happening at Texas Tubb's Taco Palace on Madison's east side.

Page Buchanan, the owner and brewmaster of Madison's House of Brews, has been busy with the construction of and brewing operations of his new brewery for several years now. His beers are already on tap at places like the Malt House, Vintage Brewing Company, Brickhouse BBQ and The Weary Traveler Free House. Page has also offered his beer at beer festivals such as Quivey's Grove Beer Fest and the Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest. Now, Page will be offering his newest beer, an 8% ABV Black IPA made with all Wisconsin-grown hops, at Texas Tubb's.

What exactly is a Black IPA? In essence, it is an India Pale Ale beer with some flavoring chocolate and/or melanoidin malt grains added in to create the dark "black" color of the beer. The IPA still carries the characteristic bitterness of extra hops; however, there is now a rich and almost chocolate-like flavor too. Here is a sample recipe of what might be included in a typical Black IPA:

8.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 61.54 %
2.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 15.38 %
2.00 lb Melanoiden Malt (20.0 SRM) Grain 15.38 %
1.00 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 7.69 %
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (60 min) Hops 43.8 IBU
0.50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (30 min) Hops 16.8 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (5 min) Hops 5.7 IBU
1 Pkgs American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) Yeast-Ale

The debut of House of Brews' Black IPA will include Page taking over and serving many of his beers all day at Texas Tubb's Taco Palace. There will also be some beer schwag for guests as well as other giveaways (like free growlers of beer!). Live music will be played. The musical lineup is as follows:

Frank Busch 3-5PM

Chris Plowman 7-9PM

Adam Pitt 7:30-11PM

So, if you like beer, tacos and a good time, c'mon down to Texas Tubb's on the 28th of April. Festivities will run from 2-11PM. For more information about Texas Tubb's Tap Takeover, please see Texas Tubb's Facebook Page. However, just in case you can't make it to this event, please know that House of Brews' Black IPA will still be on tap at Texas Tubb's as one of its newest flagship beers.


Texas Tubb's Taco Palace

2009 Atwood Ave.

Madison, WI 53704


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