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TABC Sunset Bill Passes Texas Senate With Beer-To-Go!

By Irina Plakas | May 23, 2019

TABC SUNSET BILL PASSES TEXAS SENATE WITH BEER-TO-GO! Comprehensive Bill Which Has Now Passed Both Legislative Chambers Contains Historic Gains for Texas Craft Brewers and Consumers AUSTIN, Texas (May 23, 2019) — In a landmark victory for the Texas craft brewing industry and craft beer consumers, substantial modernizations to Texas beer laws, including the ability…

12 Fox Beer Company: Grand Opening May 24 - 27, 2019

12 Fox Beer Company: Grand Opening May 24 – 27, 2019

By Dani Schwab | May 23, 2019

12 Fox Beer Company: Grand Opening May 24-27, 2019 Location: 4700 W Fitzhugh Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620  On Sunday, I made my way to the soft opening of 12 Fox Beer Company, another brewery located off of Fitzhugh Rd (near Dripping Springs). The first thing I noticed was the decor and the outdoor beauty…

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 22 2019

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 22 2019

By Andrew Schwab | May 22, 2019

I have taken a bit of a break from doing these, so here are all of May’s approvals up to this point. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large format bottle bb = 16oz format bottle b = Small format bottle c = Small format (12oz) can cc = 16oz format…

Austin Craft Beer Events May 20th - May 26th, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events May 20th – May 26th, 2019

By Dani Schwab | May 20, 2019

Howdy Austin! Check out Austin Craft Beer Events and special tappings that are happening around town this week.   Austin Area Brewery Hours and Map All Month : Barks For Beer  Monday, May 20th: Hiker’s happy Hour | Uncle’s Billys | 5:30 – 7:30 and Trivia at 7   Tuesday, May 21st :  Ice cream making…

Top 10 Rated Craft Beers in Austin Texas

Live Oak - Hefeweizen Ale
This is a Guest Post by Trey Crowe. If you want a refreshing local brew in Austin, you have a plethora of options. With over 47 breweries and many available year round beers, everyone can find something to quench their thirst this summer. It’s a great time to be in Austin with all the great Craft Beer to choose…

Craft Beer Predictions: What lies ahead in 2019?

Much has changed in the Craft Beer scene both in Austin and beyond in the last several years. When we moved to Austin in 2012, there were maybe 17 breweries and now in 2019 we are at or approaching 70. But that's just Austin...other Texas cities such as Dallas and Houston have seen similar or higher growth. Much of that, along with an increase of out-of-state Breweries, is available to the Austin Craft Beer consumer. We ...

Grand Opening Event: Central District Brewing: Downtown Austin

By Dani Schwab | May 13, 2019

Grand Opening Event: Central District Brewing Press Release from Central District Brewing: Central District Brewing, the small batch brewery located in the central business district of Austin, Texas, is hosting a two-day celebration on Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday, May 19, from noon to 8 p.m, to commemorate its official opening. The…

Austin Craft Beer Events May 13th – May 19th, 2019

By Dani Schwab | May 13, 2019

  Howdy Austin! Check out Austin Craft Beer Events and special tappings that are happening around town this week.   Austin Area Brewery Hours and Map All Month : Barks For Beer  Monday, May 13th: Craft Series at 1886 | The Driskill | Ticketed Event | Beer from Skull Mechanix | 6-9   Tuesday, May 14th…

Northeast Fork: Beer, Wine, Food and Farm Festival May 18, 2019

By Dani Schwab | May 10, 2019

Northeast Fork: Beer, Wine, Food & Farm Festival Date, Time,  & Location: May 18th,  2 pm until sundown,  at Texas Beer Company: 201 N Main St, Taylor, Texas 76574 Texas Beer Company is hosting their first annual Beer, Wine, Food & Farm Festival called Northeast Fork. I reached out to JD Gins, Co-owner and Brewer,…

Tour de Carl | St. Elmo | 12:30-5:30

Austin Craft Beer Events May 6th – May 12th, 2019

By Dani Schwab | May 6, 2019

  Howdy Austin! Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers out there! Check out Austin Craft Beer Events and special tappings that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Hours and Map Monday, May 6th : Style Night IPA | WhichCraft | Ticketed Event | 7-8:30 Pub Run | Bluebonnet Beer Company | 6-7…

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 2 2019

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 2 2019

By Andrew Schwab | May 2, 2019

The main bit of news over the last week is that Texas is one step closer to allowing beer-to-go sales from breweries. The battle now will come from the senate, which “should” be easier to get past than the house. But, this is Texas, so no one really knows. That should happen in a week…

Grab a Pink Boots Collaboration Brew at Two May Events

By Pam Catoe | May 2, 2019

Grab a Pink Boots Collaboration Brew at Two May Events Austin’s chapter of Pink Boots Society, a non-profit organization designed to assist, inspire and encourage female beer professionals, had record participation during the annual Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day, held each year in honor of International Women’s Day. Each beer was brewed using a special…

Austin Craft Beer Events April 29th - May 5th 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events April 29th – May 5th 2019

By Dani Schwab | Apr 29, 2019

Howdy Austin! Check out Austin Craft Beer Events and special tappings that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Hours and Map Monday, April 29th : Classical Jam / Open Chamber Reading Night | Batch Craft Beer and Kolaches | 8-11   Tuesday, April 30th Tuesday Happy Hour | Oasis Texas Brewing Wednesday, May…

TABC Label and brewery approvals

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 25 2019

By Andrew Schwab | Apr 25, 2019

A much slower week for TABC approvals than normal with very few Texas breweries getting approvals. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large format bottle bb = 16oz format bottle b = Small format bottle c = Small format (12oz) can cc = 16oz format can C = Larger format can…

Barks For Beers

Barks For Beers April 26 – May 31 2019

By Dani Schwab | Apr 24, 2019

It is that time of year again: The time for Barks for Beers. This is the sixth year for this event. There are 22 breweries this year participating. Divine Canines has more information and the brewery map, for the participating breweries. For those new to this event, participants purchase a special pint glass and “pawsport”…

Wild Wild Brewfest

Austin Craft Beer Events April 22nd – 28th 2019

By Dani Schwab | Apr 22, 2019

Howdy Austin! Check out Austin Craft Beer Events and special tappings that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Hours and Map Monday, April 22nd : Earth Day  JACK ALLEN’S KITCHEN AND SALT TRADERS COASTAL COOKING PARTNER WITH CIRCLE BREWING CO. TO KEEP AUSTIN BEAUTIFUL: Starting on Earth Day, April 22, and running through…

Dripping Springs Breweries Celebrate “Pound Town” This Weekend

By Pam Catoe | Apr 20, 2019

A recent movement to change the name of Dripping Springs to “Pound Town” in honor of it’s founder Dr. Joseph Pound created quite a stir over the past few weeks. As it turns out, the petition and subsequent GoFundMe page was meant to be in fun, “this is an initiative that some DSHS alum and…

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 18 2019

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 18 2019

By Andrew Schwab | Apr 18, 2019

This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large format bottle bb = 16oz format bottle b = Small format bottle c = Small format (12oz) can cc = 16oz format can C = Larger format can 3 Nations Brewing – 3 Nations Shed ‘N Silo Hefeweizen (c) 512 Brewing Company – 512…

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 2 2019

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 2 2019

By Andrew Schwab | Apr 2, 2019

Seems like a lot less Texas beers in this week’s approvals, but still a solid number of new beers are coming in. I believe this is the first approval that we have seen from the Bay Area’s 21st Amendment. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large format bottle bb = 16oz…

Party World Rasslin’ (PWR) Events at 4th Tap Brewing

By Guest Blogger | Apr 1, 2019

This is a guest post by J. Darris Mitchell. Ah… There is no event truer to the DIY nature of craft beer than Party World Rasslin’ seasonal wrestling shows at the 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative. Here’s how it goes: every 3 months, and insanely talented team of volunteers throw the best damn party in Austin.…

Family Business Beer Co - Texas Craft Brewery Profile

Family Business Beer Co – Texas Craft Brewery Profile

By Steve Duffy | Mar 28, 2019

Family Business Beer Co. Brewery and Taproom Location 19510 Hamilton Pool Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 ABOUT FAMILY BUSINESS BEER CO. Founded in 2017, Family Business Beer Co. is a family-owned and operated brewery in Dripping Springs, Texas. Co-owned by Jensen and Danneel Ackles, Ed and Debby Graul, and Gino Graul, and led by head…

Hops and Grain Brewing New Location Open in San Marcos

Hops and Grain Brewing New Location Open in San Marcos

By Steve Duffy | Mar 27, 2019

Rumor control: Hops and Grain is not, I repeat not, closing in Austin. Location: 110 MLK Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666 Hours: 10am – 10pm, Sun – Sat Grand Opening: April 20th, 12pm – 6pm Hops and Grain Brewing (H&G) has been holding down the far-east end of 6th Street in Austin for eight years…

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals March 26 2019

By Andrew Schwab | Mar 26, 2019

Here are the TABC approvals for the last two weeks. There are a ton of new Texas beers coming out (and Martin House continues with another ridiculous amount of approvals). This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large format bottle bb = 16oz format bottle b = Small format bottle c =…

North Austin Breweries React to News About Major League Soccer Stadium

By Pam Catoe | Mar 26, 2019

UPDATE:  (March 26, 2019) Plans for the stadium are underway and in January, MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced the official launch of Austin FC as the league’s 27th member club. Construction of the new stadium will begin later this year and the team’s first home game will kick off spring 2021. As a neighborhood brewery, how do you expect the…

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals March 12 2019

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals March 12 2019

By Andrew Schwab | Mar 12, 2019

This is a much shorter list than previous weeks, I do not quite know the reasoning (seems to be about a third of what is normally approved). It could just be the TABC being the TABC….. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large format bottle bb = 16oz format bottle b…

Roughhouse Brewing – San Marcos Texas

By Guest Blogger | Mar 8, 2019

This is a guest post by James Lipari. Roughhouse Brewing Located at 680 Oakwood Loop San Marcos, TX 78666 It is time well spent to make the relatively short drive out to San Marcos to experience this family brewpub in the Hill Country. Situated on five acres of the family’s ranch, Davy, Alex, and Andy…

5 Breweries To Visit in San Antonio

5 Breweries To Visit in San Antonio

By Irina Plakas | Mar 6, 2019

If you are taking a trip to San Antonio or happen to be there, here is a list 5 Breweries To Visit in San Antonio. Alamo Beer Co. 202 Lamar St, San Antonio, TX 78202 Large indoor and outdoor space featuring craft beer and live music. Alamo Beer is on a list of “top 50…

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals March 5 2019

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals March 5 2019

By Andrew Schwab | Mar 5, 2019

This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large format bottle bb = 16oz format bottle b = Small format bottle c = Small format (12oz) can cc = 16oz format can C = Larger format can 11 Below Brewing Company – 11 Below Bee Someone Honey Wheat Ale (K) 5 Stones Artisan…

Hops and Thyme Restaurant & Beer Garden in Lakeway, Texas

By Steve Duffy | Mar 4, 2019

Hops and Thyme Location: 2125 Lohmans Crossing Rd, ste.400, Lakeway, TX 78734 The short and sweet: Hops and Thyme is a newer restaurant with a craft beer focus located in Lakeway. They have a commitment to an exceptional dining experience with high quality ingredients in dishes made from scratch, 36 taps of distinctive beers, wine,…

Craft Beer Celebrations – Spring Edition 2019

By Pam Catoe | Mar 4, 2019

Every year, spring brings a volatile weather pattern for Texans with wide swings in temperature and sunshine. However, in Austin, spring also brings a wide variety of craft beer events from festivals to anniversary parties and everything in between. Here is Craft Beer Austin’s comprehensive list of all things craft beer happening around town this…