Independence Brewing Co. & Alamo Drafthouse Release “Hop Brownie” Holiday Ale in Time for Holiday Movie Viewing
Just in time for colder weather and all our favorite holiday movies, Independence Brewing Co. and Alamo Drafthouse announced today the 2019 limited-edition of End Credits — it’s annual holiday beer that has become a seasonal favorite among Alamo Drafthouse patrons.The recipe for End Credits changes with each release and this year’s version is a Hop Brownie Ale. End Credits is available now through December 31 at all 21 Alamo Drafthouse locations in Central Texas.
Independence Brewing’s newest End Credits is about to be your favorite movie buddy. The “Hop Brownie” ale combines a trio of dank and resinous high-alpha hops with a scrumptious blend of chocolate malts, cocoa powder, cocoa nibs, and heaps of fresh hazelnuts. This ale pours a deep chocolate color with an off-white head. Independence’s head brewer, Brannon Radicke, describes the aroma and flavor as “reminiscent of that special ingredient you wish was in every batch of brownies.” A fitting description for a beer emulating a decadent dessert. End Credits has an ABV of 6% and a medium body.
“End Credits gives us the chance to brainstorm something distinctive and creative outside of our typical core portfolio of solid brews each year” he continued. “While the recipe always changes, we strive to continually feature indulgent flavors and treat our loyal followers while toasting the end of the year.”
John Gross and others from the Alamo Drafthouse crew joined Radicke and his team at the Independence brewery in South Austin to help brew the beer. “The delicious taste of chocolate and subtle hints of hazelnut somehow just taste even better when the lights are down in the movie theater,” said Gross. The beer was designed to pair perfectly with popcorn.
About Independence Brewing Co.
A local craft brewery and taproom located in Southeast Austin, Texas. Founded by Amy & Rob Cartwright in 2004, Independence Brewing Co. has grown from a small mom, pop & dog operation to a team of 40 people producing more than 20,000 barrels each year with distribution throughout Texas and Arkansas. Independence Brewing Co. is now one of the largest and most beloved breweries in Central Texas.
Independence’s core lineup of year-round brews includes Stash IPA, Native Texan Pilsner, Austin Amber, Redbud Berliner Weisse, Power and Light Session IPA, and Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout. These beers and several seasonal/limited releases can be enjoyed in a laid-back, industrial-style tasting room with views of the beer-making process set to live music from local musicians. Birds Barbershop offers beers exclusively from Independence Brewing Co. in all nine of their locations across Texas.
The business is a proud and active member of the communities of Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and El Paso. The brewery and its taproom are open to the public for tours in Austin, Texas. Anyone interested in learning more about Independence Brewing Company beer or tours of the brewery, should visit independencebrewing.com or follow @indybrewing on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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About Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
“The Alamo Drafthouse Theater is good food, good beer and good film, all at the same place!”
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema was founded in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin, TX. Twenty-two years later, with 41 locations and counting, Alamo Drafthouse has been called “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly and “the best theater in the world” by Wired. Alamo Drafthouse has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star-studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse created Fantastic Fest, a world-renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. Alamo Drafthouse continues to expand its brand in new and exciting ways, including Birth.Movies.Death., an entertainment content platform for movie lovers, and the American Genre Film Archive, a nonprofit film archive dedicated to preserving, restoring and sharing film.
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