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“Great tour! Very informative and tasty brew!”

Real Ale Brewing Company
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Blanco
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

My hubby's been wanting to come for a while, so we made it just in time for a tour on Friday afternoon (there are no tours on the weekend). It was awesome, informative, and entertaining. We sampled different beers when we were done - White, Fireman's #4, Impremium, and the Brewmaster's Choice ... I preferred the White (I'm not much of a beer drinker unless it's a Radler/Shandy) and my hubby preferred the Impremium. Definitely recommend getting there in time for a tour!

2  Thank Debra B
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Real Ale is pretty cool. By the time they opened the door at 2 there were about 75 people waiting. Unlimited samples, stickers, coasters and tour are all free. Doubling is size really soon-moving packaging out of older building into brand new building with brand new Krones 60-head filler that is still being installed. Old bottling line already sold and will be replaced by fermentation and aging tanks. Brewing 4-60 bbl batches 5 days a week and cannot keep up with demand from Texas only. Tour good. No off-sales. Blonde, pale rye, imperial black ale, barrel aged barley wine, pale ale. Barley wine was actually pretty good, brewer claimed that it was not inoculated but it was mildly sour. Imperial black ale is a collaboration beer with Surly and Three Floyds. Pretty tasty and will be looking for cans.

2  Thank steven l
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

A great stop especially on Friday afternoons 3-5 pm. when you can sample some of the brew that has expanded it's base far beyond Texas. Their ales are fantastic!

Thank Guy S
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

One of the best micro-brewery tours I have been on. Watch your step and watch your head, you aren't just looking at the process from behind a rope or plate-glass window. Excellent ales as well.

2  Thank PM S
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The guide was friendly and the brewery has a small "family feel". We got to see the original tanks, the present operation with bottle line, cold storage( where we got to choose a bottle of beer!), and what will be the new canning operation. They are really beginning to grow. I think tours are limited to Fridays at 3 and 4. Stop back in town after the tour and have a piece of pie at the Bowling Club Café for some local color.

1  Thank Pambela
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