Texas Shade is a strange one. It pours golden and slightly cloudy as you would expect a witbier to do. The head is fizzy and short-lived. After that, the aromas of wheat and yeast flow out first followed by a blast of citrus. The taste packs a tart sour punch. Texas Shade is brewed by Tupps Brewery in McKinney, Texas.
Texas Shade is very refreshing. Something you can drink all day. To me, this is a good beer. Not a great beer, but a good one. I see this as a good spring and summer beer. Pair it with burgers, hot dogs, and bar-b-que. This is the beer I would serve at my summer party or at the campground hanging out with friends.
I am not sure if this is a seasonal beer from Tupps, but I noticed as I was working on this post that it is not listed on the Tupps Brewery web site anymore. Who knows maybe I got the last few can available at my local retailer.
TUPPS Brewery is a small, independently owned craft brewery founded by Keith Lewis and Tupper Patnode in 2015. Their award-winning lineup of beers includes TUPPS IPA, Cotton Mill Gold, Pale Ale, and Texas Shade, Wheat as well as seasonal powerhouses like the Full Grown Man, which I will have a review of soon.
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