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Real: Canned beers, pitcher cocktails, juice and more

Staff Writer
Austin 360

The July issue is chock full of refreshing summer tipples to help keep the heat at bay.

First, check out my story on Texas canned beers you can find in grocery stores this summer.

Since the story shipped off to the printer, a few additional canned beer tidbits have come to light. Real Ale collaborated with local band The Sword to create a new canned beer which will debut at the end of July, and since several new laws concerning the ways breweries and brewpubs can sell their beer were signed into effect, Black Star Co-Op, Uncle Billy’s, and North by Northwest have all announced plans to can their beer once they have the production capability to do so.

Also in the issue, you’ll find a great collection of summer cocktails (non-alcoholic and boozy alike) that I helped editor Nicole Villalpando pull together. Be sure to check out the great drinks photography there by our freelancer Knoxy as well.

Finally, our restaurant critic Matthew Odam turned in his dining card to do a juice cleanse for a week. It’s something I’ve definitely considered doing, and found it really interesting to hear his thoughts on how the cleanse went.

The magazine hits stands today, so grab a copy and start drinking.