Peticolas, Dallas' Newest Brewery, Debuted Last Night at the Moth, and Its Beer Was a Smash

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Jesse Hughey
Yesterday at the Meddlesome Moth, you couldn't walk three feet without bumping into a brewer, beer blogger or beer-fest entrepreneur. The debut of Peticolas Brewing Company's first commercially available product brought out an impressively dense crowd, especially for a rainy Tuesday, to try Velvet Hammer.

These were some passionate, opinionated beer lovers, and I didn't talk to a single one who wasn't impressed by the inaugural offering. I really liked it as well. It's a very well balanced ale, dry with a nice nutty maltiness and an interesting blend of herbal, floral and tropical notes from the hops. The body is smooth and rich but not too thick. And despite a hefty 9 percent ABV, the alcohol was almost imperceptible. It's dangerously drinkable, tasting like something you could sip all day as easily as iced tea. I can't wait to try Great Scot!, the next beer in the Peticolas lineup.

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Chad Montgomery
Chad Montgomery

It was an awesome evening, and super packed on such a rainy night. Michael is making some great beers, can wait to try more. Velvet Hammer was so balanced! Loved it...

Chad Montgomery
Chad Montgomery

It was an awesome evening, and super packed on such a rainy night. Michael is making some great beers, can't wait to try more. Velvet Hammer was so balanced! Loved it...

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