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ACL to serve real craft beer this year

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Dear local craft beer lovers: you asked, and they’ve finally listened.

After enduring years of heckling from the local craft scene, the Austin City Limits Festival producers appear to have heeded the call for better beer.

Heineken was once the official beer of the festival, and some people cheered when Shiner did everything they could to wiggle their way onto the scene in 2011. Last year the best one could score was a Shock Top from the “craft” beer tent.

Now, Real Ale will be representing for the local crew, which makes sense because they might be one of the only ones with the capacity to be able to produce enough beer for such an event. Other breweries include Stone, Lagunitas, Brooklyn, Founders and more. They seem to have covered a good spectrum of styles (Stout, yay!), and even included a few ciders for good measure.

Here are the beers that will be sold in the “Barton Springs Beer Hall,” which will have over 100 feet of bar, 16 beers on tap and more.

REAL ALE FIREMAN’S

4 REAL ALE FOUR SQUARED

REAL ALE HANS PILS

LEFT HAND MILK STOUT

SIERRA NEVADA PALE ALE

STONE IPA

LAGUNITAS IPA

BROOKLYN LAGER

FOUNDERS ALL DAY IPA

ALASKAN WHITE

ALASKAN AMBER

HARPOON UFO WHITE

BRECKENRIDGE AGAVE WHEAT

ACE PEAR CIDER

WOODCHUCK AMBER CIDER