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Peticolas Brewing Company

How many people can trace their brewing roots back to their mom? Well, Michael Peticolas’s mom, Jacque Peticolas, started brewing a Mexican styled beer at her El Paso home in the mid-1990s. Poured from big brown 22 ounce bomber bottles, those copper colored light ales with a hint of apricot hit the spot, especially during the long hot Texas summers. That’s when we first experienced the satisfaction of drinking and sharing beer made at home that tasted better than the beer for sale down the street.

After practicing law for a decade, Michael Peticolas turned to his passion for craft beer. In 2010, he enrolled in the American Brewers Guild’s Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering program, wrote a business plan, and formed the Peticolas Brewing Company. The following year, he built a brewery and on December 30, 2011, Michael brewed his first batch of beer, an Imperial Red Ale called Velvet Hammer. During the first year of operations, Michael acted as the brewery’s sole brewer, cellarman, distributor, and brewery representative. Volunteers pitched in from day one and every brewery employee to date started as a volunteer having never worked at another brewery.

In its first year of operations, Peticolas Brewing Company won numerous local and national awards, including the biggest award in the brewing industry, a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). A GABF gold medal is an objective measure that a beer is a world class example of a particular style. Peticolas Brewing’s Royal Scandal, an English pale ale, won the award after less than 2 months in the market. During its third year of operations, Peticolas Brewing brought home another gold medal at the GABF. This time Great Scot!, a Scottish Ale, won gold in the aged beer category. In 2017, the brewery hauled in a silver medal from the GABF for It’s Always Something, a Belgian Strong Ale and in 2018, Peticolas Brewing was named the best brewery in America at the US Open Beer Championship. A complete list of awards issued to Peticolas Brewing is available here.

In 2013, Texas craft brewers elected Michael to the board of directors for the Texas Craft Brewers Guild. After serving for a year, the board elected Michael co-chair of the legislative committee, which seeks to expand the rights of Texas craft brewers via legislative measures. In an effort to further expand the rights of Texas craft brewers, Peticolas Brewing also sued the State of Texas in an effort to declare an anti-craft beer law unconstitutional. Litigation is ongoing, but a favorable judgment will be a victory for all Texas craft brewers. Peticolas’s legislative and judicial efforts, as well as its award winning beer, have established the brewery as a craft beer industry leader in Texas.

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Beers


Peticolas Velvet Hammer

Peticolas Velvet Hammer

American Strong Ale9.0% ABV85 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

This Imperial Red Ale is malt-forward with elements of caramel and the sweetness of light brown sugar.

Peticolas A Lost Epic

Peticolas A Lost Epic

Belgian Tripel11.0% ABV25 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Our Tripel has a sunny golden-orange color with rocky white head.

Peticolas Alfred Brown

Peticolas Alfred Brown

British Brown Ale5.5% ABV25 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Bicycle Pump

Peticolas Bicycle Pump

German Pils5.8% ABV4 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Black Curtains

Peticolas Black Curtains

Imperial Stout11.0% ABV80 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Black Curtains 2016

Peticolas Black Curtains 2016

Imperial Stout11.0% ABV

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Clandestine

Peticolas Clandestine

American Pale Ale6.5% ABV40 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

This beer is out of production!

Peticolas Come And Take It

Peticolas Come And Take It

Kölsch5.0% ABV

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Our Koslch serves as the basis for ‘Come and Take It’, but the similarities between the two beers end there due to an aggressive use of cascade hops that completely change this beer’s character. Although we’ve added nearly a pound and half of Cascade per barrel to a Tettnang hopped beer, the execution and manner of the Cascade addition in a cohesive and seamless manner is what ‘Come and Take It’ is all about. Tettnang imparts spicy and earthy characteristics while also subtly contributing fruity, floral, citrus notes; whereas Cascade is primarily classified as a fruity floral hop with a hint of spice. Emphasizing Tettnang early and Cascade hops late results in huge fruity citrus notes that dominate both Come and Take It’s aroma and flavor. The more you drink it, the more you’ll enjoy it. Weighing in at 5% ABV, we trust you’ll find this one refreshing beer.

Peticolas Crush It

Peticolas Crush It

American IPA5.3% ABV

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

This beer is out of production!

Our session IPA brings two polar opposite hops together and balances them in perfect harmony with just the right amount of crystal malt

Peticolas Doctor's Orders

Peticolas Doctor's Orders

Double IPA10.5% ABV80 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Doctor’s Orders is our latest example of a big beer with balance and our prescription for a good time. This Imperial IPA weighs in at 10.5%

Peticolas Don't Be Scared

Peticolas Don't Be Scared

American Barleywine13.0% ABV110 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Don't Call It A Cola

Peticolas Don't Call It A Cola

Scottish Light6.8% ABV24 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Brew-man Rich Franzen is a mad scientist when it comes to dosing our beer with new flavors. After adding pure ground vanilla to our Scottish ale, we were hit with an unexpected sensory experience the following day. While discussing its flavor characteristics amongst our crew, “cream soda,” “root beer” and “Dr. Pepper” were all identified. After two more weeks of flavor and name discussion, we could only agree on one thing – “Don’t Call it a Cola.” A very dark Scottish-style ale centered around malt flavors with distinct caramel notes.

Peticolas Don't Think It - Won't Happen

Peticolas Don't Think It - Won't Happen

Hazy IPA7.5% ABV5 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas First Love

Peticolas First Love

American Wheat Beer5.5% ABV28 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Ghost Of Alfred Brown

Peticolas Ghost Of Alfred Brown

British Brown Ale5.5% ABV25 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

A cask of Alfred Brown Ale dosed with ghost peppers by Chris “Burnleg” Martinez inspired this commercially kegged brew.

Peticolas Golden Opportunity

Peticolas Golden Opportunity

Kölsch4.6% ABV27 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

In the spirit of a true session beer we present the Golden Opportunity, a beer modeled after the classic styles of Koln, Germany, but which deliberately lacks the enhanced fruitiness of the typical American interpretation. Straw-like in color with a dense white head, this medium-bodied brew has a light, pleasant malt aroma with a hint of sweetness and faint bitterness. It is clean, well-balanced and suitably carbonated for a crisp, refreshing feel.

Peticolas Golden Opportunity Beer

Peticolas Golden Opportunity Beer

Kölsch4.6% ABV27 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Golden Opportunity W/ Centennial Hops Cask

Peticolas Golden Opportunity W/ Centennial Hops Cask

Kölsch4.6% ABV

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Golden Opportunity With Calypso Hops

Peticolas Golden Opportunity With Calypso Hops

Kölsch4.6% ABV

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Golden Opportunity With Ginger

Peticolas Golden Opportunity With Ginger

Kölsch4.6% ABV

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Good Call

Peticolas Good Call

British Golden Ale6.3% ABV41 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Our summer ale features Denali, Centennial, Azacca and a touch of ginger that complements the beer’s malt bill.

Peticolas GrIN & Tonic

Peticolas GrIN & Tonic

Experimental Beer4.0% ABV28 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Great Scot!

Peticolas Great Scot!

Scottish Heavy6.8% ABV24 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Our Scottish is a medium bodied malt forward beer with low bitterness and possesses a nutty, soft and chewy character in flavor and mouthfee

Peticolas Great Scot! 2015

Peticolas Great Scot! 2015

Scottish Heavy6.8% ABV24 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Great Scot! Casked With Bourbon Soaked Oak Chips

Peticolas Great Scot! Casked With Bourbon Soaked Oak Chips

Scottish Heavy8.0% ABV

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Great Scot! W/ Coffee

Peticolas Great Scot! W/ Coffee

Scottish Heavy6.8% ABV24 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Hey I'm Talking To You

Peticolas Hey I'm Talking To You

American IPA7.0% ABV70 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Hipster Ale

Peticolas Hipster Ale

Blonde Ale5.6% ABV25 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

HIPster Ale is a blonde ale that presents as a classic ‘light beer’ – straw like color beneath a clean white head of foam.

Peticolas Irish Goodbye

Peticolas Irish Goodbye

Irish Red Ale6.5% ABV27 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Ever been out to the bar and your friend disappears without nary a word? That move is called the “Irish Goodbye” and is the name we’ve bestowed upon our Irish Red Ale. It is a beautiful copper red in color with low fruity-ester aroma accompanied by a rocky dense off white head. Candy like malt sweetness is enhanced by a subtle degree of roasted malt that brings a level of complexity to nice even keeled hop flavor and bitterness.

Peticolas Long Distance Relationship

Peticolas Long Distance Relationship

Hazy IPA7.5% ABV

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Main Squeeze

Peticolas Main Squeeze

American IPA7.9% ABV

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Match Day

Peticolas Match Day

American Pale Ale5.5% ABV40 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas On My Way

Peticolas On My Way

Trappist Single5.5% ABV

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Operation Collaboration

Peticolas Operation Collaboration

American IPA8.0% ABV75 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

This beer is out of production!

Peticolas Peticolas/Real Ale Stay The Course Imperial Golden Ale

Peticolas Peticolas/Real Ale Stay The Course Imperial Golden Ale

British Golden Ale9.0% ABV35 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Pick Hammer

Peticolas Pick Hammer

American Amber Ale6.8% ABV36 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Prime Minister

Peticolas Prime Minister

British Strong Ale8.6% ABV48 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

This month’s event will feature the release of a new beer, Prime Minister, an English strong ale. Not many examples of the style are available, especially locally, which is why we chose to brew it. Consistent with our basic brewing philosophy, the mission for the Prime Minister is to provide north Texas with an exceptional example of the style, which may not be too familiar. Prime Minister appears dark orange with complex fruity esters contributing to the aroma. Its medium bodied with a malty/caramelly sweetness. Hop flavor is present and bitterness is light, but evident and balanced with the malt flavors present. Fruity-ester flavors add to the character of this rich, somewhat sweet and complex beer.

Peticolas Royal Scandal

Peticolas Royal Scandal

American Pale Ale6.5% ABV36 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Always a crowd pleaser, our version of the ever popular Pale Ale leans more towards an English Bitter than the everyday American Pale Ale

Peticolas Rumble In Russia

Peticolas Rumble In Russia

Irish Red Ale7.0% ABV28 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Generous amounts of crystal and high quality English 2-row lay the foundation for our traditional red ale.

Peticolas Rye't On

Peticolas Rye't On

Rye IPA6.0% ABV26 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

This beer is out of production!

Smooth. That’s the overriding characteristic of this rye pale ale. Rye is clearly present in aroma and flavor, but not overly abundant. The hop flavor and aroma is balanced by the rye’s spiciness, which remains through the finish. Its color is a beautiful bright copper beneath a nice rocky white head. Rye is the special guest, but the backbone of Rye’t On is the traditional pale ale behind it.

Peticolas Same Time Next Year

Peticolas Same Time Next Year

Märzen7.0% ABV25 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Sit Down Or I'll Sit You Down

Peticolas Sit Down Or I'll Sit You Down

Double IPA9.9% ABV90 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Back in the day, Michael Peticolas' brother, Charlie, was a cop and COPS filmed a few of his arrests. The best of which involved a deadbeat considering resistance to his arrest. With baton drawn, Charlie demanded "Sit down or I'll SIT YOU DOWN!" Since the episode aired over 10 years ago, we've uttered the line a million times to one another and laughed every time. We're paying tribute to that line by using it to name our Imperial IPA. A big beer that will sit you down if you don't do it first. Ha. Call it “Sit Down” for short. As for the beer itself, the intent is to exhibit the fresh and bright character of the hops. We dry hopped it with over a pound of hops per barrel of beer. It’s gold in color and the floral ester aroma is high. The hop bitterness is high, but not at all harsh. The hop flavor is high, fresh, and lively. Yet with all of our beers, it’s all about balance and this one is no exception. The malt character is fairly high and provides a tremendously full mouthfeel. Finally, the alcohol in this beer is intentionally present (and delicious). When it comes to food pairing, IPA’s are best when paired with spice. Indian foods are often complex and focus on spices and herbs. As a consequence, the hop aromatics of the IPA can result in great harmony with spicy Indian dishes. Otherwise, find yourself some spicy Thai or jerk chicken.

Peticolas Sit Down Or I’ll Sit You Down

Peticolas Sit Down Or I’ll Sit You Down

Double IPA10.0% ABV90 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Sledge Hammer

Peticolas Sledge Hammer

11.5% ABV100 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Sledge Hammer Dry Hopped With Columbus Hops

Peticolas Sledge Hammer Dry Hopped With Columbus Hops

American Strong Ale11.2% ABV

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Standing Ovation

Peticolas Standing Ovation

American Porter6.9% ABV32 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Our version of a classic worker’s beer is a robust porter brewed with caramel, chocolate, and black malts, along with dark molasses.

Peticolas Stay the Course

Peticolas Stay the Course

Belgian Golden Strong Ale9.0% ABV35 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas The Duke

Peticolas The Duke

American Barleywine12.0% ABV35 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Straw in color with a dissipating white that leaves plenty of lacing, The DUKE appears lighter than your typical barley wine. Even though dry hopped, the high alcohol renders the hop aroma, flavor, and bitterness low to medium low. Complex alcohols and fruity-ester characters are noticeable and balanced with the high alcohol content. Be careful with this one, the 12% alcohol will sneak up on you after just 12 ounces. The DUKE is the Truth. Contrary to popular belief, The DUKE is not a reference to John Wayne, the University of the same name, nor any European royal. Years of law school were spent pounding beer with, Brett Allen Duke. This beer is named for our long time El Paso native drinking buddy.

Peticolas The Duke (2014)

Peticolas The Duke (2014)

American Barleywine12.0% ABV34 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas The Duke (2015)

Peticolas The Duke (2015)

American Barleywine12.0% ABV35 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Straw in color with a dissipating white that leaves plenty of lacing, The DUKE appears lighter than your typical barley wine. Even though dry hopped, the high alcohol renders the hop aroma, flavor, and bitterness low to medium low. Complex alcohols and fruity-ester characters are noticeable and balanced with the high alcohol content. Be careful with this one, the 12% alcohol will sneak up on you after just 12 ounces. The DUKE is the Truth. Contrary to popular belief, The DUKE is not a reference to John Wayne, the University of the same name, nor any European royal. Years of law school were spent pounding beer with, Brett Allen Duke. This beer is named for our long time El Paso native drinking buddy.

Peticolas The Duke (2016)

Peticolas The Duke (2016)

American Barleywine12.0% ABV35 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Straw in color with a dissipating white that leaves plenty of lacing, The DUKE appears lighter than your typical barley wine. Even though dry hopped, the high alcohol renders the hop aroma, flavor, and bitterness low to medium low. Complex alcohols and fruity-ester characters are noticeable and balanced with the high alcohol content. Be careful with this one, the 12% alcohol will sneak up on you after just 12 ounces.

Peticolas The Duke (2017)

Peticolas The Duke (2017)

American Barleywine12.0% ABV35 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Barleywine -Straw in color with a dissipating white that leaves plenty of lacing, The DUKE appears lighter than your typical barley wine. Even though dry hopped, the high alcohol renders the hop aroma, flavor, and bitterness low to medium low. Complex alcohols and fruity-ester characters are noticeable and balanced with the high alcohol content. Be careful with this one, the 12% alcohol will sneak up on you after just 12 ounces. The DUKE is the Truth.

Peticolas The Duke W/ Peaches Cask

Peticolas The Duke W/ Peaches Cask

American Barleywine12.0% ABV

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Thrilla In Brazilla

Peticolas Thrilla In Brazilla

American IPA7.5% ABV75 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Thrilla in Brazilla is gold in color with a tight white head of foam. The fruity-ester aroma is high to very high.

Peticolas Too Soon

Peticolas Too Soon

American IPA7.5% ABV75 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

TOO SOON is an IPA brewed with a ‘back to basics’ approach. Rather than formulate a recipe using the newest and trendiest methods, we used the traditional methods and techniques that are the foundation for some of our earlier beers (e.g., Velvet Hammer, Royal Scandal, Sit Down). Our typical base two row pale malt is accentuated with a minimal amount of light crystal malt and we turned to three of our most tried and true hops…Centennial, Cascade, and Amarillo. The brewhouse hop regimen for TOO SOON mirrors that of the earlier referenced beers and three are dry hopped in the same manner as well. Will this beer turn out as well as Hammer, Scandal, and Sit Down? Does the beer name answer the question?

Peticolas Turn Out The Lights

Peticolas Turn Out The Lights

Irish Stout6.0% ABV

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas What's New - Norwegian Hazy

Peticolas What's New - Norwegian Hazy

Hazy IPA6.8% ABV10 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas What's New- English IPA

Peticolas What's New- English IPA

English IPA7.1% ABV59 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas Wintervention

Peticolas Wintervention

Winter Seasonal Beer10.0% ABV45 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Our dark strong winter ale is spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger. A full bodied ale meant to be enjoyed during the cold winter months with family and friends. English hops and high quality malts give this beer its backbone. All spices are provided by local spice maker, Pendery’s, a mere half block from the brewery.

Peticolas Worth The Wait

Peticolas Worth The Wait

Imperial Stout10.0% ABV

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

Peticolas/Green Flash Operation Collaboration

Peticolas/Green Flash Operation Collaboration

American IPA7.5% ABV75 IBU

Peticolas Brewing CompanyDallas, TX

This beer is out of production!