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Craft Beer Celebrations | Fall Edition 2019

By Pam Catoe | Aug 23, 2019

It’s still hot as hell here in Texas; however, September still marks the start of the fall season. This addition of our craft beer celebration round up is out a little early this year because of some can’t miss events happening at the end of August. Here is Craft Beer Austin’s comprehensive list of all…

Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches – Celebrates 2 Years!

By Pam Catoe | Aug 22, 2019

Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches Batch Celebrates 2 Years this Saturday, August 24th 10am to 11pm Located at 220 Manor Road, Austin, TX, 78723 Family-owned Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches, a popular destination for craft beer lovers and foodies alike, is opening a brewery next door to their original location. The two properties are not…

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…

Austin Craft Beer Events August 19th – 25th, 2019

By Dani Schwab | Aug 19, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events August 19th – 25th, 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, Aug. 19th:  Monday Night Folk Revival w/ Ben Balmer | Craft Pride | 6:30 Unknown Trivia! | Uncle Billy’s | Every Monday…

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 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 ...

Austin Craft Beer Events August 12th – 18th, 2019

By Dani Schwab | Aug 12, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events August 12th – 18th, 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, Aug. 12th:  Craft Series at 1886 : AUGUST PARTNER: Family Business Beer Company | The Driskill | Ticketed Event | 6-9 Unknown…

Austin Craft Beer Events August 5th – 11th, 2019

By Dani Schwab | Aug 5, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events August 5th – 11th, 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, Aug. 5th:  Can Release & Zack’s Birthday Party | Red Horn | 4-7 Unknown Trivia! | Uncle Billy’s | Every Monday |…

Drink Responsibly: A Summer Series Guide

By Guest 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…

Austin Craft Beer Events July 22nd - July 28th, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events July 29th – August 4th, 2019

By Dani Schwab | Jul 29, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events July 29th – August 4th, 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, July 29th:  Unknown Trivia! | Uncle Billy’s | 7 Mega Mutt Monday | Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden | 6-9…

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…

Three Summer Craft Beer Fests You Don’t Want to Miss

By Pam Catoe | Jul 25, 2019

Three of your summer’s favorite beer events are right around the corner and you don’t want to miss what they have in store this year! Lager Jam 6 returns to Spokesman this Saturday, brought to you by the Austin Beer Guide, followed by Banger’s epic 7th Anniversary Party on August 3rd, and the boozy Texas…

Austin Craft Beer Events July 22nd - July 28th, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events July 22nd – July 28th, 2019

By Dani Schwab | Jul 22, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events July 22nd – July 28th, 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, July 22nd:  Pint Night with Austin Beerworks | B. D. Riley’s Irish Pub – Downtown | 7-8 Folk Revival w/ Ben…

Draught House Craft Beer Austin

A Visit To Draught House Pub & Brewery Austin Texas

By Guest 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…

Favorite Austin Summer Beers – 2019

By Guest Blogger | Jul 17, 2019

This guest post is by James. It’s that time of year again when that big yellow ball in the sky seems to be wearing you like a hat. Time for either relaxing on a front porch swing, playing at the lake, or tubing down a river. Whatever you’re doing, you probably need a beer. Here…

Austin Craft Beer Events July 15th – July 21st , 2019

By Dani Schwab | Jul 15, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events July 15th – July 21st , 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, July 15th:  Friends Trivia | Growler USA | 7-9   Tuesday, July 16th :  LINC: Adult Craft Night with Austin…

TX Craft Brewers Guild #BehindTheBeer Series | Charles Vallhonrat

By Pam Catoe | Jul 10, 2019

Craft Beer Austin has partnered with the Texas Craft Brewers Guild to expand on #BehindTheBeer with a series of articles featuring each highlighted Guild member. Historic legislation was signed into law by Governor Abbot allowing #BeerToGo sales for over 100 Texas brewers starting on September 1st of this year. Although the result was due to the…

Austin Craft Beer Events July 8th – July 14th

By Dani Schwab | Jul 8, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events July 8th – July 14th , 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, July 8th:  Craft Series at 1886 | Ticketed Event | Beer Dinner Pairing with Red Horn |  Driskill   Tuesday,…

Finding Craft Beer in Colombia - Beer Travel

Finding Craft Beer in Colombia – Beer Travel

By Irina Plakas | Jun 11, 2019

Finding Craft Beer in Colombia (Bogota, Medellin & Cartagena) Colombia is known for their great diversity, food, coffee, culture & the natural beauty among some other things that I will not go into, but lets face it, they are not known for their craft beer scene. Read on to learn about how craft beer is…

Destination Brew Fest Debuts at Vista Brewing Company This Weekend

By Pam Catoe | Jun 6, 2019

Get $5 off GA and $10 off VIP tickets with the promo code CRAFTBEERAUSTIN via  www.destinationbrewfest.com A new beer festival, aimed at highlighting lagers and farmhouse ales, is taking place this Saturday, June 8th, at Vista Brewing Company in Driftwood, Texas. Destination Brew Fest is the first festival of its kind launching the newly formed…

Beer For All: Equality Texas and Circle Brewing PRIDE Can Release June 1st, 2019

By Dani Schwab | May 30, 2019

Beer For All: Equality Texas & Circle Brewing PRIDE Can Release Summer is “unofficially” here  and what better way to kick off summer with an easy, drinking Kolsch from Circle. It is that time a year for Fanny Pack Kolsch and there is a new can. You will not want to miss the release party…

A Visit To Deep Ellum Brewing - Dallas Texas

A Visit To Deep Ellum Brewing – Dallas Texas

By Guest Blogger | May 28, 2019

This is a guest post by J. Darris Mitchell. Deep Ellum Brewing 2823 St Louis St, Dallas, TX 75226 I went to Dallas, so I went to Deep Ellum Brewing Company. You’ve probably heard of them. They have the cute little smiley face with a bottle of a beer for a mouth for a logo.…

Tastes great. Less filling – Is Craft Beer “Light” a good thing?

By Steve Duffy | May 24, 2019

Tastes great. Less filling – Is Craft Beer “Light” a good thing? It seems to be the latest rage in craft beer. Not New England IPAs, not putting the entire snack shelf from the corner store into a stout, but instead, light craft beer. Light beer got its start in the late 1960’s being invented…

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…

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…

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,…

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…