AUSTIN, Texas — As the song says, “spread the word throughout the land,” because Independence Brewing Co. has announced the re-release of the brand’s first canned lager, dubbed Cowboys from Helles in honor of the first studio album and song of the same name, Cowboys From Hell, by legendary Texas metal band Pantera. Cowboys from Helles was first revealed to the public at the brewery’s Rodeo Release Party last year and has since become a seasonal staple for cowboys, hellraisers and everyone in-between.
“Ain’t talking no tall tales friend,” Cowboys from Helles is a bright, crisp and refreshing Munich-style Helles brewed traditionally using only two varieties of German hops, yeast and malt. The German word “helles” can be translated as “bright,” “light” or “pale” — “so out of the darkness and into the light” comes Cowboys from Helles. Paired best alongside bratwurst, shellfish, Texas BBQ and pork chops, Cowboys from Helles is slightly less bitter than a Pilsner and is highly sessionable for easier enjoyment during the warmer spring weather. The seasonal brew is available until May at the taproom and at local retailers throughout Texas.
About Independence Brewing Co.
Independence Brewing Co. is a local craft beer brewery and taproom located in Southeast Austin, Texas. Founded by Amy & Rob Cartwright in 2004, Independence Brewing Co. has grown from a small mom, pop and dog operation to a team of 40 people producing more than 20,000 barrels each year with distribution throughout Texas and Arkansas. Independence Brewing Co. is now one of the largest and most beloved breweries in Central Texas. Independence’s core lineup includes Austin Amber, Liberty Lunch IPA, Redbud Berliner Weisse, Power & Light Pale Ale and the brand’s top-selling beer, Stash IPA. These beers and several seasonal/limited releases can be enjoyed in a laid-back, industrial-style tasting room with views of the beer-making process set to live music from local musicians. Birds Barbershop offers beers exclusively from Independence Brewing Co. in all nine of their locations across Texas. The business is a proud and active member of the communities of Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and El Paso. The brewery and its taproom are open to the public for tours in Austin, Texas. Anyone interested in learning more about Independence Brewing Company beer or tours of the brewery, should visit independencebrewing.com or follow @indybrewing on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.