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Austin Homebrew Festival Nov. 3rd, 2017

By Irina Plakas | Oct 17, 2017

Austin Homebrew Festival 2017 A Celebration of Austin’s Finest Small Batch Beer The Austin Homebrew Festival celebrates the best of Austin’s homebrewed beers, meads, ciders, and kombuchas. Award-winning homebrewers from all over Central Texas participate in this annual event, with high quality brews to be expected at the festival. The Festival offers guests a chance…

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Oct 17 2017

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Oct 17 2017

By Andrew Schwab | Oct 17, 2017

It looks like De Garde/Jester King’s collaboration Elements of Composition finally has label approval. You may notice the black square and a couple of words censored. Those are the Jester King logo and Jester King’s name….thanks to obscure TABC rules, Jester King cannot be listed on the label. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K =…

Austin Craft Beer Events Oct 16 - 22 2017

Austin Craft Beer Events Oct 16 – 22 2017

By Pam Catoe | Oct 16, 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 10/16 St Elmo Flight! | Easy Tiger  Tuesday 10/17 Oskar Blues Brewery Social Night Ride | Oskar Blues Brewery 6pm Pints for People | Adelbert’s Brewery 5:30pm Pubology | Whitestone…

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Oct 10 2017

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Oct 10 2017

By Andrew Schwab | Oct 10, 2017

More labels for you to enjoy. Looks like we are starting to see Abyss variants showing up in bottles…which is always nice. We have a first can from Texas Beer Company (in Taylor) as well. And, what appears to be a 6L bottle of a Wild Ale from Lakewood Brewing Company. If you wanted a…

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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…
Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2017

Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2017

By Andrew Schwab | Oct 10, 2017

The largest beer festival in the US, the Great American Beer Festival, has passed once again. For those who have never been, it has turned into a week long party for craft brewers and fans in Denver that ended Saturday. While most articles locally will talk about how Texas did, I decided to take a…

Austin Craft Beer Events Oct 9 – 15 2017

By Pam Catoe | Oct 9, 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 10/9 Pumpkin Beer Flights! | Easy Tiger Deschutes Brewing Beer Dinner at Austin Taco Project 7pm Haunted Movie Nights of Terrier | Yard Bar 8pm Tuesday 10/10 Funkwerks Pint Night…

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Oct 3 2017

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Oct 3 2017

By Andrew Schwab | Oct 3, 2017

We are starting to see some beers showing up from Humble’s new Ingenious Brewing. They are not quite open but have already heard good things about them. Along with them, I just hope some of these St. Arnold beers make it beyond the taproom. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large…

Austin Craft Beer Events Oct 2 – 8 2017

By Pam Catoe | Oct 2, 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 10/2 Pinthouse Cellar Series – Avery Rumpkin (2014) | Pinthouse Pizza Burnet 6pm MakCAN a Difference with Oskar Blues Brewery 12pm Tuesday 10/3 Weathered Souls Pint Night | The Brass…

Where To Get A Coffee and Beer Buzz Around Austin

Where To Get A Coffee and Beer Buzz Around Austin

By Gabriela Swider | Oct 2, 2017

Where To Get A Coffee and Beer Buzz Around Austin Autumn is upon us and the back-to-school season has begun! As temperatures drop back into double digits, we all need a few go-to coffee and beer spots to post up and enjoy the beverages that help us reach peak productivity. Whether “productivity” for you means…

Caracara Brewing Coming Soon to Lockhart

By Pam Catoe | Sep 27, 2017

Caracara Brewing Company Coming Soon to Lockhart, Texas Located at 100 E Market St. Lockhart, Texas, TX 78644 Lockhart, the Barbecue Capital of Texas, is about to get their first and only brewpub, Caracara Brewing Company founded by the Creative Director of The Beer Diaries, Mike Mann. The brewpub will be located in a historic building…

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Sept 26 2017

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Sept 26 2017

By Andrew Schwab | Sep 26, 2017

Well, I missed another week. Not due to laziness this time, but just due to there only being 30 or so last week…and felt it would be better just to leave them for another week. With that said, we seem to have been overloaded with keg approvals from brewpubs this week. Braindead, St. Elmo, El…

Austin Craft Beer Events Sept 25 – Oct 1 2017

By Pam Catoe | Sep 25, 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 9/25 German Food and Beer Pairing Dinner | Whitestone Brewery 6pm Pints For Pups Brass Tap Round Rock 3pm Mega Mutt Monday! | Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden Beer for…

Wort War II Homebrew Competition at NXNW

By Pam Catoe | Sep 25, 2017

This year marks the second installment of the homebrewer focused competition held by NXNW Restaurant and Brewery. First, the unique approach to a Homebrew Competition starts with each contestant picking up 5 gallons of pre-made wort from the NXNW Brewery-Slaughter location on September 27th and 28th. The finished product is only limited to the contestant’s…

Pumpkin Pie with Pumpkin Beer Recipe

By Irina Plakas | Sep 21, 2017

Pumpkin Pie with Pumpkin Beer Recipe Pumpkin style is a popular style of beer that usually starts appearing this time of the year in late September. Since it’s the season of pumpkin beers, I decided to make two pumpkin beer pies. The first Pumpkin Beer Pie is gluten and dairy free. If you want to…

Austin Craft Beer Events Sept 18 – 24 2017

By Pam Catoe | Sep 18, 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 9/18 Hops and Grain Haze County Release Party Benefitting Urban Roots | Odd Duck 2:30pm Beer Run! | Bluebonnet Beer Company 6pm Tuesday 9/19 Tipsy Tuesday (Austin) – Hopdoddy Anderson Ln. 6pm…

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Hops and Grain Brewing Switches To Brewpub License

By Andrew Schwab | Sep 12, 2017

Here is a quick Hops & Grain update: Hops and Grain Brewing is currently in the works to get their license switched over from a brewery license over to a brewpub license. The main advantage for them is that they will be able to sell beer to go. They will also be able to avoid…

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Sept 12 2017

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Sept 12 2017

By Andrew Schwab | Sep 12, 2017

Looks like Texas will be seeing Bell’s Black Note this year, based off of the approvals. Along with that, Austin’s Suds Monkey is starting to get can approvals for their new brewery. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large format bottle bb = 16oz format bottle b = Small format bottle…

Austin Craft Beer Events Sept 11 - 17 2017

Austin Craft Beer Events Sept 11 – 17 2017

By Pam Catoe | Sep 11, 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 9/12 Beer and Hymns ATX | Adelbert’s Brewery 7pm HAAM Benefit Day at Hops & Grain 10am HAAM Benefit Day with Belle + the Beasts and Wonderbitch | St. Elmo…

Oskar Blues Brewery Canned water

Oskar Blues Brewery Supplies Safe Drinking Water for Hurricane Harvey Victims

By Irina Plakas | Sep 11, 2017

88,800 Cans of Drinking Water Arrived in Houston and Corpus Christi LONGMONT, CO – In immediate response to the recent flood devastation in Texas, Oskar Blues Brewery and Ball Corporation teamed up with the CAN’d Aid Foundation to can and ship 220,200 cans of clean drinking water to the residents of Houston, TX. Oskar Blues…

Upland Brewing coming to Texas

Indiana’s Upland Brewing Is Coming To Texas

By Andrew Schwab | Sep 11, 2017

Indiana’s Upland Brewing will be coming to Texas Working with Flood Distributors, Upland hopes to start making an appearance throughout Texas before the year’s end. They are currently working their way through TABC approvals, which could mean they will have their license before the end of September. If everything goes as planned, we can expect…

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Texas Craft Brewers Festival Austin 2017

By Irina Plakas | Sep 7, 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…

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Sept 6 2017

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Sept 6 2017

By Andrew Schwab | Sep 6, 2017

It was a holiday weekend, so I didn’t get around to doing this until a day later. With that said, a solid list of approvals came through over the last week. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large format bottle bb = 16oz format bottle b = Small format bottle c…

Austin Craft Beer Events Sept 4 – 10 2017

By Pam Catoe | Sep 5, 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 Harvey Relief Efforts: The Yard Bar | Harvey Relief Underdog Donation Drive 9/1-9/15 Kung Fu Saloon | Drink 4 a Cause: Hurricane Harvey Relief  9/5 Brass Tap Domain | Firemans 4 Relief…

5th Annual Art of the Brew Sept 2, 2017

By Pam Catoe | Aug 31, 2017

Art of the Brew September 2nd 4-10pm | Fair Market | Tickets #Win 2 VIP Passes to The 5th Annual Art of the Brew! (Facebook Giveaway Ends Friday 10am) The fifth installment of one of the most innovative beer festivals is headed back to Austin, Texas on September 2nd. Art of the Brew will take over…

The Big Give 2017 Austin Charity Benefit Sept 8

By Irina Plakas | Aug 30, 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 29 2017

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Aug 29 2017

By Andrew Schwab | Aug 29, 2017

It’s been a rough week for a big portion of Texas, especially Houston. Many breweries/beer bars around the state are putting on events to help raise money for Houston, I highly recommend you go have some beers for a cause. With that said, here are the label approvals. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K =…

Austin Craft Beer Events Aug 28 – Sept 3 2017

By Pam Catoe | Aug 28, 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 Fundraisers for hurricane & flood relief this week: St. Elmo Brewing | Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser 8/29-9/3 4th Tap Brewing Co-op |  Houston Food Bank Fundraiser  8/30 Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing…

Independence Brewing Co. Expands Outside of Texas

Independence Brewing Co. Expands Outside of Texas

By Pam Catoe | Aug 23, 2017

In late July, one of Austin’s most beloved breweries, Independence Brewing Co., announced distribution expansion throughout Arkansas. This marks the brands first expansion outside its home state of Texas. I sat down with Marketing Director, Courtney Cobb to discuss the expansion. You are expanding with the core line up now – will you add seasonals…