Real Ale is the official beer of LEVITATION

LEVITATION is proud to partner with Real Ale Brewing Company – one of our favorite breweries in the world and located right here in the Texas Hill Country – as the official beer of ‪#‎Levitation2016‬!

Real Ale will offer multiple craft beer options during LEVITATION, including four varieties in cans, and will host the Real Ale Draught Haus on the festival grounds where patrons will be able to enjoy up to six Real Ale draught offerings. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the brewery, come celebrate with us!

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AUSTIN, TX (March 29, 2016) – LEVITATION is proud announce their new partnership with Texas’ Real Ale Brewing Company for the ninth annual festival coming to Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, Texas, the weekend of April 29-May 1, 2016.

Real Ale, based in the Texas Hill Country, will be providing local beer only available in Texas to music fans from all over the world throughout the weekend. They will offer multiple craft beer options during LEVITATION, including four varieties in cans. Real Ale will also be hosting the “Real Ale Draught Haus” on the festival grounds where patrons will be able to enjoy up to six Real Ale draught offerings. Popular beers such as Firemans #4, Hans’ Pils, and Devil’s Backbone will be among those available at the festival.

For those dedicated festers camping at LEVITATION, Real Ale will have 6-packs and 12-packs of cans available for purchase to help fuel the fun continuing at the campground. This year marks the 20-year anniversary of the brewery, which is packed with music fans and past LEVITATION attendees, making this a great way to help celebrate two decades as one of the state’s most beloved breweries.

“Music is a significant part of our culture and identity at Real Ale, so it’s a natural fit for us to partner with Levitation and bring local Texas beer to music fans,” said Brad Farbstein, Real Ale’s owner and president. “Personally, I can’t wait to get out there and enjoy great music with a cold Hans’ Pils in hand!”

LEVITATION attracts travelers from all over the world, and it features a lineup that spans the globe and five decades of acclaimed artists. The festival places vintage legends like Brian Wilson and Lee Scratch Perry alongside current artists producing new, cutting edge music, as well as artists carrying the torch of classic 1960s psychedelia and the spirit of Austin’s psychedelic rock godfathers, the 13th Floor Elevators, a heritage the festival was founded on in 2008. LEVITATION founders and producers The Reverberation Appreciation Society includes members of The Black Angels, who have played each year since the festival’s beginning, headlining the first seven years.

LEVITATION Austin will be announcing the full program of 2016 vendors, including food and retail, very soon. The festival has released the daily music lineups, featuring Brian Wilson (performing Pet Sounds), Ween, Animal Collective, Caribou, Flying Lotus, Slowdive, Courtney Barnett, Sleep, Lee Scratch Perry, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Black Angels, and more. You can find full lineup information and purchase weekend, single-day, and deluxe passes, along with camping passes and rentals at

Visit the LEVITATION’s Twitter page @LEVITATION or Facebook at for the latest festival news and updates.


LEVITATION (formerly Austin Psych Fest) is a music festival that was founded in 2008 by The Reverberation Appreciation Society, who continue to organize and curate the festival. Inspired by the creative explosion of the 1960s and the music and art that came out of that period, as well as by festivals such as ATP and Primavera Sound, they set out to create their vision of a music festival, aiming to present innovative and captivating musicians and legends from the past, present and future.

Over the years, this independent festival has grown from a small word-of-mouth event to an internationally acclaimed, full weekend event that attracts attendees from all over the world. The festival was renamed LEVITATION in honor of Austin’s legendary psychedelic rock godfathers The 13th Floor Elevators, who reunited and performed at the festival in 2015.

The Reverberation Appreciation Society is a creative collective comprised of Rob Fitzpatrick, James Oswald, and Christian Bland and Alex Maas of The Black Angels. In addition to the festival in Austin, the group has branched out into other cities beginning in 2013 with LEVITATION France and in 2015 with LEVITATION Vancouver and LEVITATION Chicago. The group also runs a record label and presents events at Austin’s SXSW, The Netherlands’ Le Guess Who, NYC’s CMJ and NRMAL in Mexico City.


Celebrating 20 years of working in the Texas Hill Country from a foundation of time-honored brewing tradition, Real Ale believes minimal processing produces maximum flavor. In addition to making beer that is unfiltered and unpasteurized, we never use preservatives or artificial colors. We believe doing less to the beer actually creates more complexity, aroma and flavor. We only sell Real Ale in the great state of Texas because we’re Texans, we care about Texans, and we want to make sure the people we care about have the highest quality beer possible.

For the latest updates from Real Ale Brewing Company visit our website, or follow our adventures in beer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

William Mills / Giant Noise / / 512-382-9017