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Hop & Sting Brewery | Aluminum Cowboy

A can of Aluminum Cowboy beer lying next to a hammer
Katie Kalk

January often gets a bad rap — it’s easy to feel gloomy after the holiday fun is over. As 2021 begins, let’s remind ourselves that the days are getting longer, last year’s goals are a distant memory, and we now have the opportunity to make new ones. Thus far 2021 looks a bit too much like 2020: aspirations of travel, trying new things, and meeting new people might have to wait until mid-year. Instead of goals, perhaps it’s time to start working on some COVID-safe resolutions, like eating more vegetables, finishing home improvement projects, and drinking tasty local beers at home. Enter Aluminum Cowboy, a light lager from Hop & Sting Brewery.

Aluminum Cowboy is an outstanding choice for a kick-off 2021 beer. While technically designed to accompany a Dallas Cowboy’s game, Aluminum Cowboy will happily help you keep those resolutions. At 4.2% ABV, 110 calories and 5g of carbs, the “Cowboy” won’t undo all those veggies or keep you from picking up a spackle gun.

Located in Grapevine, a historic suburb east of Dallas and right next to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Hop & Sting is new to the scene, opening its doors in 2019. ¬†Previously the team worked for the site’s prior owner, Grapevine Craft Brewing.

2021 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Hop & Sting. With a decided focus on the customer experience, the brewery plans to keep dialing in on quality and consistency while providing the customer with a superlative experience. This includes both in-taproom guests as well as those customers who may come across their products throughout the Lone Star State.

I cracked open an Aluminum Cowboy over a long avoided home improvement project. The bubbly golden lager with a slightly sweet graham cracker malt flavor was a fitting companion when breaking a sweat over IKEA furniture. If your personal News Years’ resolution is up in the air, head over to Hop & Sting. You can brainstorm while drinking one of their many varieties and styles, four of which benefit local charities. And who knows, 2021 might be your best year yet!

Feature image: Katie Kalk 


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