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The Big Give 2017 Austin Charity Benefit Sept 8

By Irina Plakas | Aug 17, 2017

  Craft Beer Austin is participating in the The Big Give Austin charity benefit! We hope you will join us on Friday, September 8th at Hotel Van Zandt for The BIG Give to celebrate a decade of giving back! This year we will highlight our community’s accomplishments over the past decade and honor the individuals and…

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Aug 15 2017

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Aug 15 2017

By Andrew Schwab | Aug 15, 2017

It appears that the TABC has finally gotten their acts together (as far as label approvals go….everything else is still a mess). Hops & Grain received a couple of approvals within 48 hours and St. Elmo had a turnaround on one label of less than 24 hours. Compare this to the beginning of the year….where…

Austin Craft Beer Events Aug 14 – 20 2017

By Pam Catoe | Aug 14, 2017

This Thursday, Aug 17th. Limited Amount Of Tickets Left! 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 8/15 Black Star Co-op Social Ride 7pm Lone Pint SMASH Beer Night | Whip In 5pm Astronomy on Tap ATX #35…

Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches Opens In East Austin

Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches Opens In East Austin

By Irina Plakas | Aug 10, 2017

Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches To Open In East Austin on Friday, August 11th, 2017 Brothers Noah & Josh Lit and Pastry Chef Jasmine Jones Bring Artisan Kolaches, Coffee and an Expansive Craft Beer Selection to Manor Road AUSTIN, TEXAS (August 10, 2017) – Brothers Noah and Josh Lit are excited to announce that Batch…

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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 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…
Beers & Sunset Cruise Aug 17th 7PM 2017

Oskar Blues Brewery Beers & Sunset Cruise 2017

By Irina Plakas | Aug 10, 2017

Enjoy Oskar Blues Brewery on Ladybird Lake! Date: Thursday, Aug 17th 2017 Time: 7PM – 10PM Location: Capital Cruises Join Oskar Blues Brewery & Craft Beer Austin on this Special Boat Cruise Downtown on Lady Bird Johnson Lake! Watch the beautiful sunset and see the Mexican free-tailed bats under the Congress Bridge while enjoying hand crafted canned beer tastings from Oskar Blues…

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Aug 8 2017

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Aug 8 2017

By Andrew Schwab | Aug 8, 2017

Shorter list for this week’s TABC label and brewery approvals. I don’t have much to add here for this week, so you can jump right into the approvals. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large format bottle bb = 16oz format bottle b = Small format bottle c = Small format…

Austin Craft Beer Events Aug 7 - 13 2017

Austin Craft Beer Events Aug 7 – 13 2017

By Pam Catoe | Aug 7, 2017

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 8/8 Brazos Valley Pint Night | Whip In 5pm Wednesday 8/9 Beer Release: Taproom Exclusive – Czech Berry | Blue Owl Brewing 3pm Whitestone Brewing 5 Course Beer Dinner | Foxhole…

Celis Brewery

Celis Brewery, Austin’s First Craft Brewery is Now Open

By Irina Plakas | Aug 4, 2017

  Christine Celis, daughter of Pierre Celis is restoring her fathers legacy in Austin Texas. Pierre Celis revived the Belgian Wit beer in Hoegaarden Belgium in 1966. In 1992, at age 67, Pierre founded Celis Brewery in Austin on Highway 290 (it closed in 2000). Celis White and Grand Cru won many GABF medals together. Update:…

National IPA Day 2017

By Pam Catoe | Aug 3, 2017

Today is National IPA day and there are several events around town to help you celebrate! So what is National IPA day?  It’s not a typical “national” holiday that was started by big business in order to promote their brands; instead, National IPA day was started in 2011 through social media by craft beer enthusiasts…

Banger's Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Banger’s Celebrates 5th Anniversary With All-Day Party And Beer Festival

By Irina Plakas | Aug 2, 2017

Banger’s Celebrates 5th Anniversary With All-Day Party And Beer Festival Saturday, August 5th starting 11 a.m. DESCRIPTION: Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden, home to the city’s widest selection of handmade sausages and craft beers, celebrates five action-packed years with a party and international beer festival on August 5, beginning at 11 a.m. The event…

Adelbert’s Brewery to Re-Release Highly Sought After Sundowner

Adelbert’s Brewery to Re-Release Highly Sought After Sundowner

By Irina Plakas | Aug 2, 2017

Adelbert’s Brewery to Re-Release Highly Sought After Sundowner Limited Release Biere Brut to return to market August 1, 2017 – AUSTIN – Adelbert’s Brewery, an award-winning brewery based in Austin Texas, is happy to announce the re-release of its highly sought after Sundowner, a Bière Brut, after being out of the market for over a…

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Aug 1 2017

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Aug 1 2017

By Andrew Schwab | Aug 1, 2017

Well, another Friday came and went without the weekly label releases being put up on Craft Beer Austin. I am sure at least one person noticed other than me. Simple reason – I was out of town yet again. With that said, due to a busy late week schedule as of late, we are going…

Austin Craft Beer Events July 31 – Aug 6 2017

By Pam Catoe | Jul 31, 2017

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 7/31 Beer & Ice Cream Pairing with Lazarus Brewing Company 6:30pm Tuesday 8/1 Friends & Allies Pint Night feat. Impeach | Whip In 4pm Easy Tiger 365: Sierra Nevada Pint…

Austin Craft Beer Events July 24 - 30 2017

Austin Craft Beer Events July 24 – 30 2017

By Pam Catoe | Jul 24, 2017

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 7/24 Lazarus Brewing Pop-Up 7pm Tuesday 7/25 House Beer Release: Gemutlichkeitbier | Black Star Co-op 11am Founders KBS & Doom Pint Night | Whip In 5pm Harry Potter Trivia |…

Weyerbacher Brewing Coming To Texas Late 2017

Weyerbacher Brewing Coming To Texas Late 2017

By Rich Plakas | Jul 24, 2017

When we lived in New York and New Jersey, we would drink plenty of Weyerbacker beers and have really missed not being able to get them here in Austin. Thankfully, that will soon change since Weyerbacher Brewing is Coming to Texas!  They will likely be looking for an Austin based sales rep soon so we…

Adelbert’s Brewery Releases Charitable Buzzbait Blonde

Adelbert’s Brewery Releases Charitable Buzzbait Blonde

By Irina Plakas | Jul 21, 2017

We recently had Buzzbait. Here is a picture of Buzzbait with our newest family member Star.   Adelbert’s Brewery Releases Charitable Buzzbait Blonde Newest can offering from brewery benefits good cause July 20, 2017 – AUSTIN – Adelbert’s Brewery, an award winning brewery in Austin Texas, is happy to announce the release of its newest…

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals July 21 2017

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals July 21 2017

By Andrew Schwab | Jul 21, 2017

For this week’s TABC label approvals it looks like Spindletap may have plans for their Houston Haze to hit some level of distribution since they received approvals for those cans. Other than that, we have a new beer from Celis and the first approvals from Abilene’s Sockdolager. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg…

Try These Texas Hefeweizen Beers To Cool Off In The Summer

Top Texas Hefeweizen Beers You Should Try

By Irina Plakas | Jul 20, 2017

My first Hefeweizen beer was in Amsterdam Hoegaarden Blanche, Brouwerij van Hoegaarden many years ago before I moved to Texas. I still remember the delicious taste of it spiced with coriander and orange peel. Hefeweizen is a south German style of wheat beer ‘weissbier’ which is made with at least 50% wheat. Per Wikipedia, The…

Austin Craft Beer Events July 17 – 23 2017

By Pam Catoe | Jul 17, 2017

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 7/17 Indiana Jones Trivia | Hops and Grain 7pm Belgian Beer Week | Flying Saucer Mega Mutt Monday! | Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden 6pm Green Drinks with the…

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals July 14 2017

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals July 14 2017

By Andrew Schwab | Jul 14, 2017

So, it has been 3 weeks since the latest TABC label and brewery approval. Part of that is to do with me being out of town for two Fridays in a row, and also part of it was due to laziness. With that said, here are the last 3 week’s worth of approvals. A lot…

Austin Craft Beer Events July 10 - 16 2017

Austin Craft Beer Events July 10 – 16 2017

By Pam Catoe | Jul 10, 2017

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 7/10 Idle Vine Beer School | Idle Vine Brewery 7pm It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Trivia | Hops and Grain 7pm Celis Pint Night & Trivia Night at Dog &…

Favorite Summer Six-Pack Beers In Texas 2017

Favorite Summer Six-Pack Beers In Texas 2017

By Guest Blogger | Jul 10, 2017

This guest post is by Gabriela. Ready to escape the heat with a river trip or visit to the lake? Go Texan with these great local beers, good for easy drinking all summer long. Check out my Favorite Summer Six-Pack Beers In Texas 2017! For those who enjoy an early start on their aquatic adventures, Seven…

Austin Craft Beer Events July 4 – July 9 2017

By Pam Catoe | Jul 4, 2017

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 7/4 4th of July party! | Hops and Grain 12pm Fourth of July Day Party! | Live Oak Brewery 2pm 4th of July Party! | 4th Tap Brewing Co-op 5pm…

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Texas Craft Brewers Festival Austin 2017

By Irina Plakas | Jul 1, 2017

Texas Craft Brewers Festival Returns To Austin on Sept. 30, 2017 State’s Largest Celebration Of Texas-Brewed Craft Beer Just Got Bigger With The Addition Of New Opening Night ‘Partners In Craft’ Event AUSTIN, Texas (June 29, 2017) — The Texas Craft Brewers Festival, the state’s largest beer event focused exclusively on Texas-brewed craft beer, returns to…

Craft Beer Weekend in Austin

Craft Beer Weekend In Austin

By Irina Plakas | Jun 30, 2017

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…

Vista Brewing Texas

Vista Brewing Breaks Ground in Texas Hill Country

By Irina Plakas | Jun 29, 2017

Vista Brewing Breaks Ground in Texas Hill Country Destination Brewery & Tasting Room Coming to 21 Acres Just Outside of Austin Driftwood, TX – June 4, 2017 – Vista Brewing broke ground on a 21 acre destination brewery just southwest of Austin and at the gateway to the Central Texas Wine Trail. The initial phase…

Southern Heights Brewing – Coming Soon To Austin Texas

By Pam Catoe | Jun 28, 2017

Southern Heights Brewing Company Coming Soon to Austin, Texas Located at 6014 Techni Center Dr, Austin, Texas The southeast brewery corridor is expanding once again with the addition of Southern Heights Brewing Company conveniently located off of 183 south and Techi Center Drive, joining neighbors Friends and Allies, Hi Sign and Live Oak. Austin Russell…

Two Wheel Brewing Co. - Texas Craft Brewery Profile

Two Wheel Brewing Co. – Texas Craft Brewery Profile

By Aleida Taddei | Jun 28, 2017

Two Wheel Brewing Co. Located at 535 S. Loop 4 in Buda, Texas 78610 It was during a mountain bike ride that Marc Woffenden met his wife, Alexis. When they took the relationship to the next level – no not like that – which was motorcycle riding, the name of their brewery was already taking shape.…