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The Wild World of Non-Alcoholic Beer

By Feature Blogger | Feb 26, 2020

Feature post by Brian Trivitt As I write this, we are well into February. In an effort to be healthier, I made the decision to eliminate alcohol from my diet for the first couple of weeks after the new year. Notice, I didn’t say completely “alcohol free,” as despite what some people think, is virtually impossible, considering everything from rye bread to ripe fruit has a tiny bit of alcohol. I will delve into the […]

Beer with Gin | Farmhouse Ales

By Feature Blogger | Feb 25, 2020

Beer with Gin | Farmhouse Ales Welcome to our new series “Beer with Gin” where we hear from local beer expert Virginia (Gin) Benavidez, co-founder of The Beer Museum (and most recently the hostess with the most-est at the Austin Beer Guide Best of 2019 Party) to discuss the origin of the Farmhouse Ales. Learn more on 2/27 during WhichCraft & Beer Museum Style Night – Local Farmhouse Ales Guest post written by Gin: Could understanding […]

Craft Beer & Crawfish | Where to Find the Best Boils in Austin

By Pam Catoe | Feb 25, 2020

Our winter was pretty short lived, if you can even call it winter. And now crawfish season is right around the corner. Here are our top picks for where to get your crawfish boil fix while enjoying local craft beer in Austin. February 23rd | Cosmic Crawfish, Shrimp and Crab Boil! | Cosmic Coffee and Beer Garden February 29th | Crawfish Boil #1 | Middleton Brewing February 29th | Crawfish Boil | Black Star Co-op […]

Austin Craft Beer Events Feb. 24th - March 1st, 2020

Austin Craft Beer Events Feb. 24th-March 1st, 2020

By Dani Schwab | Feb 24, 2020

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, Feb. 24th: Disney Trivia | Growler USA Austin | 7   Tuesday, Feb. 25th:  2nd Annual Fat Tuesday Crawfish Boil | Scholtz Garden | 5-10   Wednesday, Feb. 26th: 90s Night | Central District Brewing | 5 Southern Heights Brewing Tap Takeover! | The Growler Bar | 5-10 Hop & […]

Top 10 Rated Craft Beers in Austin Texas For 2019

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If you live in Austin or just visiting, you have a plethora of tasty craft beer options. With so many available year round beers, everyone can find something to quench their thirst anytime of the year. It's a great time to be in Austin with all the great Craft Beer ...

Texas Brewery Update | January 2020

Texas Brewery Update | January 2020 I got around to running the numbers for the number of breweries/brewpubs in the state of Texas. Before we go into the data, here are the a couple of notes on the numbers: All ...

Austin Craft Beer Events Feb. 24th-March 1st, 2020

Austin Craft Beer Events Feb. 24th - March 1st, 2020
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, Feb. 24th: Disney Trivia | Growler USA Austin | 7   Tuesday, Feb. 25th:  2nd Annual Fat Tuesday Crawfish Boil | Scholtz Garden | 5-10   Wednesday, Feb. 26th: 90s Night | Central District Brewing | 5 Southern Heights Brewing ...

Six Must Do Austin Brewery Tours

By Pam Catoe | Feb 19, 2020

  A popular way to visit multiple Austin area breweries in one day is via one of the many brewery tours offered around town. We’ve rounded up six must do Brewery Tours that service the Austin Area, and added the list as a permanent reference on our webpage AirBrewnB Austin Brewery Tours   ATX Beer Bus   Bat City Brew Tours   Bike & Brew ATX   Twisted Texas Tour Austin Area Brewery Hours and Map

Austin Craft Beer Events Feb. 17th-23rd, 2020

Austin Craft Beer Events Feb. 17th-23rd, 2020

By Dani Schwab | Feb 17, 2020

Austin Craft Beer Events Feb. 17th – 23rd, 2020 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, Feb. 17th: Harry Potter Movie Trivia | Growler USA Austin | 7 Imperial Stout Week! | Dig Pub | 4 Slow Session with Jester King Brewery | APT 115 | Ticketed | 4-5   Tuesday, Feb. 18th:  New Music Mixer | […]

Ninth Annual Big Texas Beer Fest set for March 27th & 28th

By Pam Catoe | Feb 12, 2020

Ninth Annual Big Texas Beer Fest set for March 27th & 28th The Big Texas Beer Fest is back and bigger than ever.  The event takes place over two days in Dallas at the Fair Park Automobile Building featuring over one hundred breweries pouring over four hundred beers. Look for this year’s beer list to be released about one week proir to the festival date. But don’t wait to get your tickets as they always […]

Breweries Giving Back | Upcoming Austin Area Charity Events

By Pam Catoe | Feb 11, 2020

Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity Williamson County Breweries Giving Back | Upcoming Austin Area Charity Events Austin breweries have a long history of giving back to the community. As local businesses, breweries around town understand the importance of supporting the community that supports them. And it’s not just about support, these breweries are passionate about the work they do to give back and they go the extra mile. So if you love the local […]

Austin Craft Beer Events | Valentine's Day

Austin Craft Beer Events for Valentine’s Day

By Dani Schwab | Feb 11, 2020

Austin Craft Beer Events | Valentine’s Day Austin Area Brewery Hours and Map Dinners:  Valentine’s Dinner in the Hill Country | Vista | Ticketed | 6-10:30 Valentine’s Day Steak Dinner | Bluebonnet | 5-9 Saint Valentine’s Dinner & Chill | Extra Special food and a special beer release that’s chocately, cofee-ey, and filled with sweet cherry | Black Star Co-op | 5-8 Valentine’s Night Owl Dinner | Blue Owl | Ticketed | 7-9   Beer Releases […]

Austin Craft Beer Events Feb. 10th - 16th, 2020

Austin Craft Beer Events Feb. 10th-16th, 2020

By Dani Schwab | Feb 10, 2020

Austin Craft Beer Events Feb. 10th – 16th, 2020 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, Feb. 10th: Star Wars Trivia | Growler USA Austin | 7   Tuesday, Feb. 11th:  Florals + Hops Workshop | Nomadic | Ticketed | 7- 8 :30 Harry Potter Trivia | Hops and Grain | Ticketed | 7-9   Wednesday, Feb. […]

Are Craft Beer Seasonals Released Too Early?

By Feature Blogger | Feb 5, 2020

Are Craft Beer Seasonals Released Too Early? Guest post by Brian Trivitt Way back in October of 2011 (holy cow does time fly), I wrote my first entry on my personal blog titled “Craft Seasonal Releases are too Early.” Back then, craft beer was still growing double digits year over year, and seasonal releases were still in their early (no pun intended) phase of being released earlier than their appropriate season. Since then, craft beers’ […]

Women in Beer | Clare Hulama

By Pam Catoe | Feb 4, 2020

When I started writing for CraftBeerAustin.com back in 2015, my first series of articles was about Women in Beer. I am happy to announce that thanks to the ladies of the Austin chapter of the Pink Boots Society, I am bringing back the Women in Beer series. This edition features Clare Hulama, Owner/Assistant Brewer/Director of Everything Else for Bluebonnet Beer Company. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? I am responsible for all […]

Austin Craft Beer Events Feb. 3rd - Feb. 9th, 2020

Austin Craft Beer Events Feb. 3rd- Feb. 9th, 2020

By Dani Schwab | Feb 3, 2020

Austin Craft Beer Events Feb. 3rd – Feb. 9th, 2020 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, Feb. 3rd: Friends Trivia | Growler USA Austin | 7   Tuesday, Feb. 4th:  Psychedelic Bingo | Zilker | 6 Trivia Tuesday | St. Elmo Brewing Co. | 8 Recalcitrant Runners Club – First Run | Black Star Co-op | […]

Beer with Gin | Winter Warmer

By Pam Catoe | Jan 30, 2020

Photo courtesy of the Beer Museum Beer with Gin | Winter Warmer Welcome to our new series “Beer with Gin” where we hear from local beer expert Virginia (Gin) Benavidez, co-founder of The Beer Museum (and most recently the hostess with the most-est at the Austin Beer Guide Best of 2019 Party) to discuss the origin of the Winter Warmer. Guest post written by Gin: Winter warmers are a bit odd because, as a beer […]

Austin Craft Beer Events: The Big Game 2020

Austin Craft Beer Events for the Big Game Feb. 2nd, 2020

By Dani Schwab | Jan 29, 2020

Austin Craft Beer Events | The Big Game 2020 Austin Area Brewery Hours and Map   For many of us, it is that time of year again to gather your friends, beer, and food to watch the Big Game. There are many craft beer places to enjoy this event. Don’t know what you are serving at your very own party? Perhaps it is Spicy Boys at Zilker. You can order Big Game Chickens Togo!   Craft […]

Texas Brewery Update | January 2020

By Andrew Schwab | Jan 28, 2020

Texas Brewery Update | January 2020 I got around to running the numbers for the number of breweries/brewpubs in the state of Texas. Before we go into the data, here are the a couple of notes on the numbers: All data is coming from the TABC licenses Duplicate entries have been removed (meaning, if a place has two licenses for the same location, it counts as one. If a place is contract brewing while having […]

Women in Beer | Kiki Whatley

By Pam Catoe | Nov 22, 2019

At a recent Pink Boots meeting, hosted by Kiki at Flix Brewhouse Round Rock, she brought up an excellent point, why aren’t more women represented in beer media? When I started writing for Craft Beer Austin back in 2015, my first series of articles was about women in beer. I am happy to announce that thanks to Kiki and the Austin chapter of the Pink Boots Society, I am bringing back the Women in Beer […]

Altstadt Brewery Brings Home Double Gold from GABF 2019

By Pam Catoe | Nov 12, 2019

Texas had another stellar showing at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) this year bringing home a total of 16 awards: eight gold, three silver, and five bronze medals. A stand-out this year was the double gold win by Altstadt Brewing Company of Fredricksburg, Texas for their Altstadt Kolsch (German-Style Koelsch) and Altstadt Lager (Munich-style Helles). GABF is one of the toughest and beer competitions, representing over nine thousand entries from breweries across all fifty […]

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Oct 16 2019

By Andrew Schwab | Oct 16, 2019

After 11 years, (512) Brewing is packaging one of their mainstays in something other than kegs. Pecan Porter looks to be coming out in 12oz bottles. So, there is that in this month’s approvals….along with a whole slew of other 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 […]

Love 'em or Hate 'em, Pumpkin Beers Are Part of the Brewing Landscape Come Autumn

Love ’em or Hate ’em, Pumpkin Beers Are Part of the Brewing Landscape Come Autumn

By Steve Duffy | Oct 15, 2019

Love ’em or Hate ’em, Pumpkin Beers Are Part of the Brewing Landscape Come Autumn It’s the Season for Pumpkin Hold your lattes, witches! It’s Fall in Texas and that means it’s all-things-pumpkin-flavored season and that includes our most beloved of beverages, beer! The pumpkin spice thing has a lot of people bothered, mostly because of the ubiquitous-ness of the flavoring in everything from cookies to coffee to dog treats to popcorn. There’s also the […]

Can Hard Seltzer Have Sustainable Growth For Years To Come?

By Feature Blogger | Oct 1, 2019

This is a guest post by Brian Trivitt. How about a cold one? Oh, wait, I didn’t mean to ask if you would like a beer, I was actually referring to the different flavors of hard seltzers in my refrigerator. Considering that beer overall as a category has been losing market share for years and hard seltzer as a category is up 193% year over year (source: San Francisco Chronicle, “Hard Seltzer is the Summer’s […]

NewAir beer fridge

NewAir “Beers of the World” Custom Designed 126-Can Beer Fridge

By Irina Plakas | Sep 26, 2019

NewAir “Beers of the World” Custom Designed 126-Can Beer Fridge 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 received a complimentary NewAir “Beers of the World” Custom Designed 126-Can Beer Fridge to try out. Note: This is a sponsored post. What does that mean […]

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Sept 18 2019

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Sept 18 2019

By Andrew Schwab | Sep 18, 2019

I thought the last list of label approvals were bad (due to my procrastination), but this one was even worse. Around 600 new beers approved over 8 weeks. Along with the label approvals, 10 new Texas breweries received licenses to start up in Texas. 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 = […]

Beer-to-Go is Now Law – a Real Ale Celebration

By Steve Duffy | Sep 5, 2019

Beer-to-Go is Now Law – a Real Ale Celebration For craft breweries across Texas, the 86th Legislative Session, and more specifically September 1st, 2019, was a turning point in history. Fueled by bills authored by Eddie Rodriguez (D – Austin) in the House and Dawn Buckingham (R – Lakeway) in the Senate, the Lege passed landmark legislation allowing production breweries to sell beer for offsite consumption from their premises. Previously, only a business with a […]

A Day of Fun at Shiner Saturdays in Shiner, Texas

A Day of Fun at Shiner Saturdays in Shiner, Texas

By Steve Duffy | Aug 20, 2019

A Day of Fun at Shiner Saturdays in Shiner, Texas The Shiner Saturdays events were held on the second Saturday in June and July 2019. We hope that they return next summer. Always check their website for future events. The brewery continues to do tours that are available Monday through Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. with the last tour starting at 3 p.m. No reservation is required and all ages are welcome. I had the opportunity […]

Drink Responsibly: A Summer Series Guide

By Feature Blogger | Aug 1, 2019

Drink Responsibly: A Summer Series Guide Summer is a great time to celebrate with your friends and family with your favorite craft beers. A few reasons to celebrate starts with our country’s independence, your much-anticipated vacation time, and outdoor summer concerts. Although it’s a time of the year to kick back and enjoy your favorite brews, it’s important to drink responsibly. Too often a careless error results in getting an embarrassing ticket or someone getting […]

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals June 26 2019

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals July 26 2019

By Andrew Schwab | Jul 26, 2019

And another month has passed, so another long list of approvals. Along with that, 8 new brewpubs in Texas were approved over the last month. 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 Hipster Stache IPA (K) […]

Draught House Craft Beer Austin

A Visit To Draught House Pub & Brewery Austin Texas

By Feature Blogger | Jul 18, 2019

This is a guest post by J. Darris Mitchell. Recently I had the humbling yet exhilarating pleasure of sharing a few beers with friends after my first ever book reading. These guys both came out to see me read from my sci-fi novel despite already having read the thing, so what better way to say thanks than a couple of brews? We were near the Draught House Pub and Brewery over there on Medical Parkway. […]

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