Pam Catoe

Like most people, my love for craft beer started after college (once I could afford it!) and escalated quickly. I love being a part of the Austin beer culture and am always expanding my brew knowledge. I work in a high tech company here in town and love spending time with my kiddo, devouring a book and watching all things SciFi. Follow Me on Twitter @PamCraftBeerATX

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

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 …

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Six Must Do Austin Brewery Tours

  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

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

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 …

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Breweries Giving Back | Upcoming Austin Area Charity Events

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 …

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Women in Beer | Clare Hulama

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 …

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Beer with Gin | Winter Warmer

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 …

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Austin Craft Beer Celebrations | Winter Edition 2020

Austin Craft Beer Celebrations | Winter Edition 2020 The holidays are over and we are sort of experiencing winter? It’s mainly just the worst allergy season of the year; however, there are plenty of amazing craft beer events to keep you going throughout the (strange) weather currently known as winter. Here is Craft Beer Austin’s comprehensive list of all things craft beer happening around town this season: Jan 18th | CQY Sours Portrait Studio | Blue …

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Austin Craft Beer Events Jan. 6th – 12th, 2020

Austin Craft Beer Events Jan. 6th – 12th, 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, Jan. 6th: Harry Potter Books Trivia | Growler USA Austin | 7:00 Tuesday, Jan. 7th:  Paint & Pour – Art Making Beer & Wine! | Oz. Tap House | 6:30 Trivia Tuesday | St. Elmo Brewing Co. | 8:00 Harry Potter …

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Austin Craft Beer Events New Year Edition 2020

Austin Craft Beer Events New Year Edition 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, Dec. 30th: Southern Heights + Real Ale Throat Punch Pint Night | 600 Degrees Pizzeria & Drafthouse | 6:00 New Years Eve-Eve Party w/ Aura Zora | Middelton Brewing | 6:00 Friends Trivia NYE “The One with the Routine” | Growler USA | …

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Austin Ale Trail Passports Available Now 2019

Austin’s craft beer scene is booming and shows no signs of slowing down. With so many breweries to choose from, visiting them all can be a daunting task. That’s where the Austin Ale Trail comes in, grab a passport for $5 at one of the participating partners, visit local breweries to get a stamp and redeem your passport for unique swag. I caught up with founder Kwaku Kankam to learn more about the Austin Ale …

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Women in Beer | Kiki Whatley

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 …

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Altstadt Brewery Brings Home Double Gold from GABF 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 …

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