From experimental takes on old favorites to one-of-a-kind barrel-aged creations, True Anomaly offers a variety of beers for explorers of all stripes.
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Ben's House IPA_
(Mostly) West Coast IPA
Hops: Columbus, Cascade, Centennial Malts: German Pilsen, Chit Malt
Remember West Coast IPAs? Ben does! If you're not a hop that's from the West Coast and a name starts with the letter C, you're not invited to this party. Columbus, Cascade, and Centennial hops are used throughout and this IPA is mostly see-through! A crisp bitterness is followed by classic West Coast floral and citrus hop aromas and flavors. So what makes this (mostly) classic West Coast IPA a House IPA? We use English Ale yeast... it makes it better... trust Ben.
ABV: 6.4% | IBU: 65 | FG: 1.013
Belgian Trappist Single
Hops: Sterling, Czech Saaz, Crystal Malts: Belgian Pilsen, Special Aromatic, Carafoam
The Trappist yeast character comes well into light within this slightly fruity, spicy Belgian Single. Initial malty-sweet impressions are followed by light spicy, yeast-driven phenolics of primarily stone fruit aromatics. This results in a crisp, dry finish, with an aftertaste of light malt, moderate hops, and yeast character.
Located within the constellation Aquarius, the largest number of earth-like planets found in any other planetary system surround TRAPPIST-1, an ultra-cool red dwarf star. Detected by a team of Belgian astronomers using the Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope (TRAPPIST). No but really, the most scientifically advanced telescope in Belgium and their most significant astronomical finding are both named after their beer tradition, as a Belgian Single!
ABV: 5.3% | IBU: 35 | FG: 1.005
Foeder-aged American Wild Ale
Hops: Columbus, Simcoe, Citra, Centennial Malts: German Pilsen, Pale Wheat, Flaked Oats, Chit Malt
Foeder-aged, dry hopped, fruited, American Wild Ale. Whew, let's unpack all of that. Aged for three months in our American Oak Foeders, this ale fermented with a mixed culture of yeast strains, including Brettanomyces, and our proprietary house culture. Heavy additions of peach during final aging impart sweet notes that balance the sour and provide a bit of zest. Both funky and sour, this American Wild Ale is distinctly bold, evoking much of what True Anomaly hopes to bring to Houston.
Rarer than rainbows. The Moon has to be no more than 42 degrees from the horizon. At Full Moon with an otherwise clear and dark sky. Any bright light will easily obscure it, and water droplets must be present in the air. Moonbows occur on the opposite side of the Moon and tend to look an array of white hues to the human eye. They say you're granted one wish if you ever catch one, but it has to be said aloud.
ABV: 7.0% | IBU: 40 | FG: 1.003
Foeder-aged Rye Saison
Hops: Columbus, Liberty Malts: Belgian Pilsen, Rye, Flaked Wheat, Unmalted Wheat
Aged for approximately four months within one of our first-use foeders. Strong oak and a slight smoke come through in both the nose and taste. Wood notes meld into the funk and spice undertones provided by the Brettanomyces yeast and substantial rye additions used in the grist. Finally, mixing with our favorite French Saison yeast results in a lingering spice on the finish.
Well before a single beer was produced under the name True Anomaly, Oliver Wilder, first son to David and the True Anomaly family, came into the world. David was instrumental in the development of many of the Rye-forward beers we developed over the years, and this first-use foeder-aged rye release is the ideal beer to commemorate that.
ABV: 7.9% | IBU: 30 | FG: 0.999
Park Pale Series
Spotts Park Pale_
Hops: Experimental Hop 10416 Malts: German Pilsen, Vienna, Carafoam
The first beer in our Park Pale Ale Series; brewed with Hopsteiner Experimental Hop 10416. This series builds off a light pale base, using an English ale yeast, in order to retain some malt backbone, and a single hop. Brewed to highlight a specific hop's character, flavor, and aromas. Imparting notes of mint, strawberry, and passionfruit, Experimental Hop 10416 is the quintessential hop for our inaugural experimental park series of beers.
Intended to be enjoyed with a picnic in the park (also okay sans picnic), the development of our Park Pale Ale Series, in which the beer highlights a specific hop's characteristics, was long in the works for our vision of exploring beer, and Houston. Spotts Park we're pretty sure contains the only hill in Houston, and this beer has only one hop, so grab a growler and let's get a jump on exploring Houston!
ABV: 5.6% | IBU: 45 | FG: 1.014
Variants and Experiments
Dry Hopped Grisette
Hops: Czech Saaz, Sterling, Celeia, Nelson Sauvin, Hallertauer Blanc Malts: Belgian Pilsen, Pale Wheat, Flaked Wheat Malts: Belgian Pilsen, Pale Wheat, Flaked Wheat
Our base Grisette dry-hopped with 1 lb/bbl of Nelson Sauvin and Hallertauer Blanc Hops. These hop varieties lend a white wine character to an already refreshing beer.
ABV: 4.2% | IBU: 27 | FG: 1.002
Truffula: Blackberry + Blueberry_
Berliner Weisse + Blackberry & Blueberry
Hops: Czech Saaz Malts: German Pilsen, Pale Wheat
Healthy additions of blackberry and blueberry take center stage on top of an already tart and refreshing kettle sour. Residual sweetness remaining from the fruit additions balance the sharper sour notes of our base Berliner Weisse, and provide an unmistakable rich purple hue.
"I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues … it's not about what it is, it's about what it can become." - The Lorax