06 Jun Baa Baa Brewhouse Wool Street
Baa Baa Brewhouse Wool Street
Packaging: Draft, 4 pack 16-ounce cans, delivered by Hop Drop
Ever since this website started off with a dozen reviews, a single interview, and a few other random articles, we’ve been fans of Marcus and Kinga at Baa Baa Brewhouse.
Fun fact, they were our first sit down brewery interview. They were also new, and they were foolish enough to let us waste their time with what was probably the most bumbling interview ever. Somehow we tricked them into thinking we were cool, and now here we are almost three years later and still not really cool.
Ahh, the good ‘ol days.
Back when Baa Baa made Father Goose IPA and Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout, and nobody in Houston was drinking hazy IPAs unless they were trading for them.
We’ve been supporting Baa Baa since day one, and considering we were the same way with SpindleTap, I’d say we sure know how to pick ‘em!
Baa Baa Brewhouse has been slowly expanding for a while now. They were on a teeny tiny system, and they had very little seating in the taproom. They knew they needed to grow. Loyal fans, us included, donated to help them get a bunch of picnic tables. Then again to upgrade their brewing system and draft wall amongst other things.
I remember we were given one very special, unique, glass for our contribution. Ask Josh what happened to it.
June 2nd’s big release brought loyal sheep out in flocks. Our very own Brent was kind enough to score us some cans and create what was the biggest haul of the day. Beer envy is real, y’all.
So now I’m sitting at home, enjoying an ice-cold Baa Baa Brewhouse Wool Street IPA out of one of our F Harvey Tekus (which Baa Baa also generously let us sell at their brewery to help raise funds for Harvey victims).
The can is sporting a nifty little label featuring a comic-strip-esque illustration of a sheep holding a briefcase, as he peers up at a monstrous sign. The sign looks like one from MAS*H, with arrows pointing in each and every direction. One sign reads 539 FM 359, their address, and others say one way and broadway. Baa Baa’s always had a homemade charm with their artwork that they pull off somehow.
After a semi-aggressive pour, Baa Baa Brewhouse Wool Street foams up with a picturesque, creamy, chalk-white head made up of tiny bubbles. The yellow-orange color and 100% opacity all make for signs that we’ve struck it rich on Wall Street with this Wool Street.
Looks aren’t everything, though. Spicy hop aromas jump out of the glass sheepishly along with some baa-aad ass notes of grapefruit rind. The Ella hops are bringing the spice while the Citra’s bringing the fruit, and the two are a match made in heaven.
I’ve only had a handful of beers hopped with Ella, but this one’s probably at the top of my short list. Ella’s a close relative to Galaxy, and Galaxy is a hop that Baa Baa has brewed with masterfully over the course of their nearly 100 beers (91 at the time of this writing).
The super soft mouthfeel starts off with a soft wave of peaches and tangelos, while the spicy finish lingers with bone-dry grapefruit bitterness. The finish is perfectly balanced with the slight citrusy-bitterness, dryness, and prickly carbonation. Despite the 7% ABV on Baa Baa Wool Street, I could see this getting absolutely crushed poolside.
The cherry on top is how this beer laces down my Teku with each sip, reminding me that not only did we bet on the right horse sheep, but we struck it big on Wool Street.
As far as I know this one’s only available onsite at Baa Baa unless you hit up the homies at Hop Drop for delivery. Use code “BEERCHRONICLE” for 10% off your beer delivery, and get feel like a real wolf of wool street while your friends beg for a can.
Baa Baa Brewhouse Wool Street
Overall, I’m super pumped to see Baa Baa back open and pumping out cans again. I’m even more pumped that their capacity is increased, and I’m over the moon that Hop Drop is delivering their entire tap wall. God bless America, y’all. This Wool Street is such a terrific example of the style, it’s hard not to love these folks.
What’d you think of it overall?
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