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Hopsquad Brewing Company Coming to Austin Texas

Hopsquad Brewing Company Coming to Austin Texas

By Pam Catoe | May 17, 2018

Hopsquad Brewing Company Located at 2307 Kramer Lane, Austin Texas Hopsquad Brewing Company plans to join the north Austin brewery district sometime late summer or early fall with a stand-alone brewery taking over the space previously occupied by Texas Office Products and Supply at the corner of Kramer and Braker Lane. The founders Alex Limon and…

Austin Craft Beer Events May 14 – May 20 2018

By Pam Catoe | May 14, 2018

  Howdy Austin! Check out Austin Craft Beer Events and special tappings that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Hours and Map American Craft Beer Week Pint Nights | Growler USA American Craft Beer Week | 4th Tap Brewing Co-op Monday 5/14 The Craft Series at 1886 | The Driskill 6pm Austin…

A Review of 2017 TABC Label Approval Growth & Trends

2017 TABC Label Approvals Growth & Trends

By Andrew Schwab | May 9, 2018

The TABC is definitely not one of the most popular government agencies among beer fans in Texas. While their laws can be quite restrictive against beer in general (but for some reason, much looser for things like distilleries and wineries), it does provide us with some interesting data. Thanks to the system in place, I…

Recap: Hustle for the Cause Debuts Chingona Fest

Recap: Hustle for the Cause Debuts Chingona Fest

By Pam Catoe | May 8, 2018

A new festival took over Hops and Grain Brewing back in early April that aims to bring new meaning to the Mexican slang word “Chingona”. Denise Hernandez and her fiancee Krista Cottingim cofounded Hustle for the Cause to highlight and promote LBGTQ women of color, “It’s hard to find social innovation spaces and support for LGBTQ women…

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Top 10 Rated Craft Beers in Austin Texas

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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 Weekend In Austin

Craft Beer Weekend in Austin
The Austin craft beer scene is booming! Austin is becoming the beer destination place to visit. We get many emails from people coming to visit Austin for the weekend and are looking for recomendations on breweries, craft beer bars and local food. I decided to put together an article for the craft beer enthusiasts that are…
Try These Austin Brewed New England IPAs (NEIPA)

Try These Austin Brewed New England IPAs (NEIPA)

By Tim V | May 7, 2018

In the last few years, the IPA drinkers’ palette has moved from the classic West Coast IPA to the recent New England IPA (NEIPA); a low IBU, full-bodied, juice bomb. While classic and American IPAs are still top sellers in the market, breweries such as The Alchemist, Hill Farmstead, Tree House, and Trillium have changed…

Austin Craft Beer Events May 7 – May 13 2018

By Pam Catoe | May 7, 2018

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 5/7 Style Night: NEIPA vs West Coast IPA | WhichCraft Tap Room & Bottle Shop 7pm Pints & Plants Vol. I: Austin Beerworks Tap Takeover | The Beer Plant 6pm Tuesday…

Five Beer Events to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

By Pam Catoe | May 4, 2018

Five Beer Events to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo First of all, let’s clear up the purpose of celebrating Cinco De Mayo here in the United States. It is not to commemorate Mexico’s independence from Spain, that occurs on September 16th each year. Instead, May 5th commemorates the Mexican victory over the French in the battle…

Austin’s Local Brewery Contenders for World Beer Cup 2018

Austin’s Local Brewery Contenders for World Beer Cup 2018

By Gabriela Swider | May 1, 2018

Update: 2018 Winners Announced Congratulations to the following Austin-area breweries who took home medals this year: Pinthouse Pizza (Burnet): Gold Medal in American Style Strong Pale Ale Category for Green Battles, and Silver Medal in Fresh or Wet Hop Category for This Year’s Crop Wet Hop Pinthouse Pizza (Lamar): Bronze Medal in American Style IPA…

Austin Craft Beer Events Apr 30 – May 6 2018

By Pam Catoe | Apr 30, 2018

  We are giving away 2 Tickets to Adelbert’s Brewery 7th Anniversary Party on May 12th 1-5 PM on Facebook! Howdy Austin! Check out Austin Craft Beer Events and special tappings that are happening around town this week Apr 30 – May 6 2018. Austin Area Brewery Hours and Map Monday 4/30 ABW Pub Crawl…

Suds Monkey Brewing Company – Texas Craft Brewery Profile

By Gabriela Swider | Apr 26, 2018

Suds Monkey Brewing Company Location: 1032 Canyon Bend Drive, Dripping Springs, TX Open: Fridays 3-9pm, Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm One of the new kids on the block, Suds Monkey Brewing Company is “redefining the art of beer, one batch at a time.” The nanobrewery is already making a distinctive mark on the Austin beer…

Uncle Billy's is Becoming Austin’s First “Brewstillery”

Uncle Billy’s is Becoming Austin’s First “Brewstillery”

By Irina Plakas | Apr 25, 2018

Uncle Billy’s Brewery is introducing a line of distilled spirits, celebrating it’s 12th anniversary with a series of events, and is launching a crowdfunding campaign to further expand. UNCLE BILLY’S BREWERY & SMOKEHOUSE is Now Austin’s First “Brewstillery” AUSTIN, Texas (April 25, 2018) – Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse, one of Austin’s oldest craft brewpubs,…

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 25 2018

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 25 2018

By Andrew Schwab | Apr 25, 2018

Here is your “weekly” update into the TABC label and brewery approvals for the last two weeks. As usual, some may have been released already, while others are ones that we can expect to see coming in the near future. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large format bottle bb =…

Austin Craft Beer Events Apr 23 – Apr 29 2018

By Pam Catoe | Apr 23, 2018

  We have a Giveaway on Facebook, we are giving away 2 Pawsports/Pint glasses from Divine Canines Barks For Beers! 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 4/23 Woodworking Class: Beer Bottle Openers | Whitestone Brewery 6:30pm…

Craft Beer + Music Festival Kicks Off in Austin | Punk in Drublic

By Pam Catoe | Apr 23, 2018

Fat Mike Presents | Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival | Tickets Update: Due to unforseen circtumstances, the festival has been rescheduled to September 22nd.  Punk in Drublic expands it’s tour this year by kicking off in Austin on May 5th featuring performances from NOFX, Bad Religion, The Interrupters, Mad Caddies, and The…

Real Ale Brewing Celebrates 22 Years & Unveils Their Expansion

By Pam Catoe | Apr 16, 2018

Real Ale Brewing Celebrates 22 Years & Unveils Their Expansion Real Ale Brewing Company is gearing up to celebrate 22 years of brewing with their annual anniversary party to be held on April 21st from 12-5pm in picturesque Blanco, Texas. As in past years, the party will feature a special beer brewed just for the…

Austin Craft Beer Events Apr 16 – Apr 22 2018

By Pam Catoe | Apr 16, 2018

  Howdy Austin! Check out Austin Craft Beer Events and special tappings that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Hours and Map   4/18-4/22 | Dispensary Day at H&G! | Hops and Grain Tuesday 4/17 We Are Blood Charity Brew | Pinthouse Pizza S. Lamar Wednesday 4/18 Spring Wreath Making Class at…

Newair Beer Refrigerator First Look – Holds Up To 126 Cans

By Irina Plakas | Apr 15, 2018

Newair Beer Refrigerator AB-1200B– Can Hold Up To 126 Cans We have spent many nights upstairs in our family room entertaining or just watching TV and always having go downstairs to the kitchen to grab cold beers. These extra steps(Sorry Fitbit!) are no longer necessary as we recently we received a complimentary NewAir Freestanding Beer Refrigerator to…

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 11 2018

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 11 2018

By Andrew Schwab | Apr 12, 2018

It has been a bit since I last posted the TABC label and brewery approvals. So, that will explain the excessively long list this time around. Many of these may have already been released as their approval could go up to three weeks back. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large…

Austin Craft Beer Events Apr 9 – Apr 15 2018

By Pam Catoe | Apr 9, 2018

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 4/9 DIY Sign Painting Party at WhichCraft Taproom 6:30pm Ma’CAN A Difference Monday: Pints for Beer & Boobs | Oskar Blues Brewery 12pm The Craft Series at 1886 | Celis…

NLand Brewing Company – Texas Craft Brewery Profile

By Gabriela Swider | Apr 9, 2018

NLand Brewing Company Location: 4836 E. Highway 71, Del Valle, Texas 78617 Open Tuesday – Sunday 12-8p (until 10pm on Wed. for trivia night) Since opening in late 2016, North America’s first surf park has offered “world-class surfing in the heart of Texas Hill Country,” but that’s not all. Along with its 2 lagoons, juice…

Austin Craft Beer Events Apr 2 – Apr 8 2018

By Pam Catoe | Apr 2, 2018

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 4/2 Easy Tiger 365: Celis Launch/Meet the Brewer Birthday Party 5pm Founders 2018 KBS Release Party | WhichCraft Tap Room & Bottle Shop 5pm 4 Course Beer Dinner at MIA Italian…

Craft Beer Celebrations | Spring Edition 2018

By Pam Catoe | Mar 30, 2018

Spring is known for being people’s favorite time of the year and, among beer enthusiasts, it’s also known to be packed with various craft beer festivals and brewery anniversary parties. Here are some of the top events happening this spring. And remember to keep up with Craft Beer Austin for a weekly listing of everything…

Orf Brewing – Texas Craft Brewery Profile

By Gabriela Swider | Mar 27, 2018

Orf Brewing Location: 4700 Burleson Road, Unit F Austin, TX 78744 Currently open weekly on Saturdays 2 to 5pm, with events featuring special entertainment happening roughly once a month “Beer is the overlap of chemistry and fun,” per Chris Orf, founder of Orf Brewing. A chemist by training, but a comedian at heart, Orf’s goal in launching…

Best Spring Beers for Every Style: From Anchor Brewing

Best Spring Beers for Every Style: From Anchor Brewing

By Irina Plakas | Mar 26, 2018

Foodies will gladly pair just-released Brewers’ Pale Ale with warm-weather favorites like fish tacos and pesto pasta, while celebrators will prep for spring & summer barbecues by stocking up on Anchor Liberty Ale, the beer that sparked a revolution. Nature-lovers will chug Anchor California Lager, knowing that every sip celebrates California State Parks. From classic…

Austin Craft Beer Events Mar 26 - Apr 1 2018

Austin Craft Beer Events Mar 26 – Apr 1 2018

By Pam Catoe | Mar 26, 2018

Howdy Austin! Check out Austin Craft Beer Events and special tappings that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Hours and Map Tuesday 3/27 Hell Yes Project: At The Central Texas Food Bank | The ABGB 6pm Wednesday 3/28 Generation SERVE Charity Brew | Pinthouse Pizza Burnet Independence Pint Night at the Dig…

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals March 23 2018

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals March 23 2018

By Andrew Schwab | Mar 23, 2018

Bottles from Austin Beerworks? Well, one bottle that is. Which could mean more bombers are on the way. And this is also the start of 4th Tap changing up their can designs. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large format bottle bb = 16oz format bottle b = Small format bottle…

Against the Grain Brewery Expanding Distribution to Texas

Against the Grain Brewery Expanding Distribution to Texas

By Andrew Schwab | Mar 21, 2018

Kentucky’s Against the Grain Brewery will be expanding their distribution to Texas. They recently received their TABC license to sell in Texas in early March. Their initial plans are to begin shipping beer here in April and hope to have it on the shelves sometime in late April to early May. It will be distributed…

Women in Craft Beer | Meet the Women Leading the Austin Beer Community

By Pam Catoe | Mar 21, 2018

Pink Boots Society Tap Takeover Today, March 21st | Black Star Co-op | Event Details Today marks the first time that Austin’s chapter of the Pink Boots Society is opening their private meeting to the public, hosting a special tap takeover at Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery. Roger Corrales from Black Star organized the event,…