Uncle Billy’s Brewery Introduces Texas Ruby Red Radler

Uncle Billy's Ruby Red Radler

Uncle Billy’s Ruby Red Radler

Just in time for the summer heat, Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse, is introducing Texas Ruby Red Radler, a German-style beer blended with Texas-grown fresh ruby red grapefruit juice. This is the second summer seasonal beer released in cans by Uncle Billy’s Brewery for summer 2018. Select pint night events will be held in Central Texas in June and July to introduce this refreshing new beer.

Radlers, which trace their heritage back to the mid-18th century, are traditionally a mixture of beer and fruit soda or lemonade. Uncle Billy’s Brewery’s version of the radler introduces a unique Lone Star State twist to the traditional style with a squeeze of Texas ruby red grapefruit juice. The pale lager base is brewed with pilsner and Vienna malts, magnum and hallertau mittlefruh hops, resulting in a gorgeous pale-golden beer with a light pink hue.

Uncle Billy’s Texas Ruby Red Radler is crisp, clean, and bright with sweet grapefruit aroma. This lively carbonated, light bodied beer has a refreshingly well-balanced flavor with bready sweet malts, delicate noble hops, and bright grapefruit flavor. Highly sessionable at 3.7% ABV, it’s perfect for cooling off in the summer heat.

“Radlers have grown in popularity and we’re incredibly excited to release our first radler for Texans to enjoy,” says Bob Leggett, managing partner of Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse. “The name radler is derived from the German word for “cyclist,” and this style of beer has long been associated with a quaffable beer to be enjoyed after cycling or other sports. We honor that tradition with an old timey penny-farthing bicycle featured on the can design. Whether you choose to sip our Texas Ruby Red Radler after sports, or while relaxing outdoors, we think you’ll love this incredibly vivacious beer with a punch of Texas grapefruit flavor.”

Uncle Billy’s Texas Ruby Red Radler Release Events

Uncle Billy’s Texas Ruby Red Radler will be featured at several launch events around Austin, including:

  • Thursday, June 14, 8-10pm, Indian Roller, 10006 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78748
  • Friday, July 20, 8-10pm, Bastrop Beer Co., 1008 Main Street, Bastrop, TX 78602
  • Thursday, July 26, 6-8pm, Whole Foods at the Domain, 11920 Domain Drive, Austin, TX 78758

Uncle Billy’s Texas Ruby Red Radler is widely available on draft and in 12-ounce cans at hundreds of bars, restaurants, and retail stores in Texas. Uncle Billy’s Brewery is distributed by Brown Distributing Co. Inc. in Austin; Favorite Brands in Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston; GLI Distributing in San Antonio; Keg One in the Hill Country; and Tri-City Distributors in New Braunfels, TX.

About Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse:

Founded in 2006, Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse is located in the heart of Austin’s funkiest restaurant row on Barton Spring’s Road and is inspired by William “Uncle Billy” Barton, whose 1830’s tract included the renowned springs. Uncle Billy’s offers the perfect combination of award-winning, craft beers, distilled spirits, hand-crafted cocktails, and delicious, slow-smoked Texas barbeque. Learn more at: http://www.unclebillys.com/ and connect with Uncle Billy’s Brewery on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Uncle Billy’s May First Friday Firkin: 11th Anniversary Saison Firkins


Uncle Billy’s Head Brewer, Trevor Nearburg, with the special 11th Anniversary Belgian Saison Ale.

Uncle Billy’s Head Brewer, Trevor Nearburg, with the special 11th Anniversary Belgian Saison Ale.

On Friday, May 5 at 5 p.m., Uncle Billy’s will tap two firkins made with special 11th anniversary Belgian Saison ale. Head brewer, Trevor Nearburg, created a Saison that is refreshingly light, dry brew with fruity esters and spicy phenols from the Belgian yeast. Each of the two special firkins using the Belgian Saison. The first one mimics a barrel aged Saison by aging it with charred oak and dandelion greens. The oak gives it vanilla and oaky flavors, while the dandelion greens enhance the existing grassy farmhouse flavors to give it a hint bitterness and more funky farmhouse. Our second firkin is infused with dried apricots and blackberries. The light style beer will let the fruit flavors shine through with a gorgeous amethyst color from the blackberries. We will tap both casks at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 5.

  • 6% ABV
  • 35 IBUs

When: Friday, May 5 tapping at 5 p.m.

What: $3 Firkin Pints

Where: Uncle Billy’s Brewery + Smokehouse, 1530 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX  78704

Uncle Billy’s Introduces New Beer to Celebrate Opening Day of T2 Trainspotting

Previously announced by Matt McGinnis, Founder and President, Pen & Tell Us.

Uncle Billy's Lust for Life Scotch Ale

Uncle Billy’s Lust for Life Scotch Ale

Some movies just put you in the mood for a good beer. That’s definitely the case with T2 Trainspotting which debuts on Friday, March 24, 2017. To celebrate the film and to give its fans something more to cheer about, Uncle Billy’s has created a new beer in honor of T2 Trainspotting. Their new Lust for Life Scotch Ale is on tap now at the brewpub in Austin and available for a limited time.

Uncle Billy’s LUST FOR LIFE | SCOTCH ALE – 9.5% ABV / 20 IBU:

A full bodied, high octane brew made with lighter crystal malts, a portion of them boiled over open flames creating a caramelization for enhanced color and sweetness, then infused with Turkish poppy seeds. Producing a seductive brew that tickles the nose with sweet cherry fruitiness, with waves of plum, and a finish of raisin and caramel flavors riding a boozy sway.

Check out the official trailer to T2 Trainspotting, and then watch our beer soaked version of the Uncle Billy’s #ChooseBeer trailer. 

About Trainspotting 2:

Official Site: http://T2TrainspottingMovie.com
Publicity Materials: http://bit.ly/2gZoLu9

We hope your fans will go catch the film, and then come kick back with a glass of Lust for Life afterward to relive the highlights with your friends.

Uncle Billy’s First Friday Firkin: Crazy in Love

UB Feb First Friday Firkin

On Friday, February 3 at 5pm, Uncle Billy’s will tap a cask of Crazy in Love, a firkin made with dark sweet cherries infused in Crazy Day Imperial Lager.

The Imperial Lager is made by starting with the original Lazy Day Lager recipe, but with double the malt bill resulting in a hearty beer with 8 percent ABV. The generous dose of Pilsner and Vienna malts gives the beer a toasty sweetness, along with a spicy notes and a round Cherub-like boozy body. The addition of the cherries gives it a fresh-baked cherry pie flavor suitable for wooing your sweetie.

It’s a perfect beer for the Month of Love to get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day.

Friday, February 3, tapping at 5pm
$3 Firkin Pints
Uncle Billy’s Brewery + Smokehouse, 1530 Barton Springs Road

Where to watch the Super Bowl (ATX)

Where are you watching Super Bowl LI in Austin?
Uncle Billy’s is having a watch party and offering day long deals. Here are the event details:
What: Uncle Billy’s Super Bowl Watch Party
When: 2/5/17 (all day)
Where: Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse, 1530 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Details: Join Uncle Billy’s for our Super Bowl LI Watch Party! We’re offering day long deals including: appetizer specials, $2.50 Uncle Billy’s Beers and giveaways each quarter on 2/5. Fans can watch the big game on multiple TVs inside and out at the brewpub. See you there!