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Texas' Best Craft Beers 2014

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Some time back in June, we notified certain craft beer distilleries and breweries in Texas that we were writing an editorial in July. We stated that we would be letting our readers know which Texas craft beers were the best. We also stated that we would have other judging categories and we do.

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The companies in the running are listed as follows;

Adelbert's Brewery in Austin, Founded by Scott Hovey, in Memory of Beloved Brother George Adelbert Hovey (1953-2000), Has Many Award-Winning Belgian-Style Ales


  • Adelbert's Naked Nun, Pint (12 Proof)
  • Adelbert's Philosophizer, Pint (16 Proof)
  • Adelbert's Triple B, Pint (18 Proof)

FIRST PLACE: Adelbert's
SECOND PLACE: Best Tasting

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Armadillo Ale Works in Denton, Awarded "Best Local Brewery" in 2013 from the Dallas A List


  • 2 Cans Greenbelt Farmhouse Ale, 16 Oz (11 Proof)
  • 1 Bottle of Brunch Money, Pint (20 Proof)
  • 1 Bottle of Quakertown Stout, Pint (19 Proof)

FIRST PLACE Best Tasting: The Quakertown Stout is nothing short of divine!
SECOND PLACE Offers Beer in Cans

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Cedar Creek Brewery in Seven Points, Carry 4 Year-Rounds & 4 Special Release Brews


  • 2 Dankosaurus IPA, 16 Oz (13 Proof)
  • 2 The Lawn Ranger Cream Ale, 16 Oz (10 Proof)

FIRST PLACE: Offers Beer in Cans
FIRST PLACE: Quickest to Arrive

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Lakewood Brewing in Garland, Owner Wim Bens is Inspired for his Belgian-Style Beers Due to a Lifetime of Visits to Belgium, Where he was Born


  • Hot Trapp: Belgian-Style IPA
  • Lakewood Lager: Vienna-Style Lager
  • Rock Ryder: American Rye Wheat
  • The Temptress: Imperial Milk Stout
  • Zomer: Pils

FIRST PLACE: Best Beer Names
SECOND PLACE: Best Label Design

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No Label Brew in Katy. Family-Run and Offers 5 Stables and 4 Seasonals


  • 1st Street Ale, 12 Oz (10 Proof)
  • El Hefe Weizen, 12 Oz (11 Proof)
  • Gilley's, 12 Oz (10 Proof)
  • Ridgeback, 12 Oz (12 Proof)

FIRST PLACE: Best Label Design
SECOND PLACE: Best Beer Names

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Rogness Brewing in North Austin/Pflugerville, Owned by Degree-Holders Forrest and Diane


  • Bella, 22 Oz (15 Proof)
  • Ost, 22 Oz (11 Proof)
  • Yogi, 22 Oz (10 Proof)

SECOND PLACE: Quickest to Arrive

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Your gentle National Product Reviewer thanks each and every entrant for their time and efforts.

©Ginae B. McDonald. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced without prior written permission and consent from the author or Clarity Digital Group LLC, DBA

The author receives no compensation from any firm for the above recommendation and is not responsible for any effects, positive or negative, that may occur.



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