Live Oak Has The Beer Your Guests Want for Your Next Party

We Aren’t Just About Beer Craft beer is about a lot more than just the beer. If we were just about the beer, we could be in a huge industrial brewery cranking out flavorless beer on a rapid scale. We think Craft Beer is synonymous with community and the people that make up those communities. Small, local and independent breweries are increasingly becoming almost like community centers in that there are constantly fun events taking place under our roofs. One great part of our jobs here at Live Oak is getting to play host to your family and friends when you have something to celebrate. Whether it’s a party, wedding or other event, we have everything you need right under one roof (or tree canopy) to make it a huge success. When you decide to have your next event at Live Oak, you’re really doing yourself a favor. Because our friends, The Black Forest, are permanently parked out back and cooking up the best German comfort food in Austin! People love hosting events with us because of our convenient location (we’re close to Austin Bergstrom International Airport - great for out of town family and friends!), excellent outdoor space and outstanding beer. Hosting a wedding or party with us takes the food and drink off your plate in one easy shot! We Have More than Just Great Beer; you’ll Love Our Outdoor Spaces! When the weather is nice, our biergarten is a great place to be; you can even fully or partially rent this space for a party or event. We have a killer disc golf course that is free to use - we just ask that you check in at the bar before heading out. We'd [...]

By |April 26th, 2019|Beer Brewing, Brewery General|Comments Off on Live Oak Has The Beer Your Guests Want for Your Next Party

Chill Out with Cold Fermentation

There’s no doubt about it: It’s a great time to be a beer lover. In Austin and across the country, there are more options than ever when it comes to experiencing unique, exciting beers from local breweries and microbreweries. Like many beer aficionados, you are probably also fascinated by the science that produces the differences between various types of beer. If you enjoy lagers, you’ll be interested to know that they are produced through a process called cold fermentation. Why is it used, though? Keep reading to learn more!  What is a Lager?  If you are lucky enough to visit Live Oak Brewing Company in Austin, TX, you will be able to take your pick from a number of enticing lagers. What exactly is a lager, though? Unlike ales, which use a top-fermenting yeast that attenuates, or converts sugar to alcohol, relatively quickly, lagers rely on a bottom-fermenting yeast that attenuates more slowly and to a lesser extent. Additionally, this type of yeast has a lower alcohol tolerance, and it is capable of fermenting a sugar called melibose. What all of this means for you, the beer drinker, is that the resulting lager has more sugar remaining. It is also clearer, more full-bodied and tastes mellower on the palate.  Fermenting Lagers  While one could argue that the primary distinction between ales and lagers is the type of yeast that is used, another factor plays a crucial role: the temperature at which the beer is fermented. While ale yeasts typically prefer temperatures of between 60 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit, lager yeasts ferment best at temperatures of between 48 and 58 degrees Fahrenheit. With cold fermentation, flavors that are derived from yeast, including phenols and esters, are rarely [...]

By |February 19th, 2019|Beer Brewing|0 Comments