Yard House

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My crew from work ended up at Yard House this afternoon for Happy Hour.  This is a nice new addition to the Domain within a short walk from Whole Foods.  They have yards, half yards, 130 different taps, drinks other than beer, and good food.  My beer of choice was the Clown Shoes Clementine Belgian style White Ale.  We enjoyed our time here today, and I recommend you check it out if you are a beer lover.

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Pluckers Wing Bar

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Pluckers is a good place to hang out with your coworkers for happy hour.  My beer of choice today was the Revolver Blood & Honey.  It is defined on their website as “An unfiltered deep golden ale made with malted two row barley and wheat. The brew is finished with Blood Orange zest, local Fall Creek Farms Honey and other spices that bring special flavors to this unique beer.”  I recommend it – especially on the patio in wonderful weather.

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Zilker Brewing Company

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Zilker Brewing Company has a Tap Room on East Sixth Street in downtown Austin.  I stopped in for a taste before boarding my train to get home since they are located within a short walk of the Plaza Saltillo train station.  My selection was the Honey Saison – a Belgian style ale.  I will have to stop by again when I have more time to relax and try some more of their beers.

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Elephant Room II

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My favorite jazz bar was open for Christmas Night, so I stepped into the basement bar and enjoyed some great music.  The best part of the evening was when they had a tap dancer on stage to tap away during one of the jazz tunes.  The main performer, Alex Coke, was in town from Amsterdam and he played the flute, bass flute, and soprano sax.  A very fun night!

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Adelbert’s Brewery II

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It is a rainy Saturday in Austin, so I took it easy today.  I watched some football, had lunch with a friend, stopped by Adelbert’s Brewery, and chilled at Starbucks with my iPad.  What you see in the first photo is a semi-wet picnic table outside the Brewery with a “Naked Nun” – their awesome Wit Beer which was chemically enhanced by a few stray rain drops.

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45 Taps

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One of the best parts of the Whole Foods Market in the Domain is the Draft Shack.  As you can tell by the photo, they have 45 different beers on tap, among other beverages.  They also have an oyster happy hour from 3 to 5 every day if you are into that sort of thing.  My beer selection today was a pint of Pablo’s Pale Ale from Adelbert’s Brewery in Austin.  Tap #23 on the big board.  It was great!

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