Posts by Rich Plakas

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Austin to close Jan 1 2018


☹️ This is somewhat unexpected and sad news 🙁  We thought 2017 was a really good year for Flying Sauce and attended several well put on events by them, including Avery and Firestone Walker events and of course BeerFeast! Not sure exactly how Texas Beer legislation affected them as a retailer and would like to…

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Weyerbacher Brewing Coming To Texas Late 2017

Weyerbacher Brewing Coming To Texas Late 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…

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Big Bend Brewing Plans To Open Facility in San Antonio

Big Bend Brewing

Big Bend Brewing Company Announces Plans to Open a Second Production Facility in San Antonio, Texas. Big Bend Brewing Co. is pleased to announce our second production expansion since we started in 2012—and our first expansion into a new facility. We have been fortunate enough to have amazing fans, an excellent network of distribution partners,…

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New Braunfels Brewing Upsets the Gods

Picture of Beers New Braunfels Brewing Company Shivas Tears

In recent years, we’ve scene seen several beer name disputes among breweries such as: Avery and Russian River: Collaboration Not Litigation Whipin(Namaste) and Dogfish Oasis and New Belgium: Slow Ride New Braunfels and Shiner(Gambrinus): Wicked Fuel But Kelly Meyers of New Braunfels Brewing, not happy with the status quo, has now taken beer name disputes to…

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Uncle Billy’s Brewery and Smokehouse Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Logo for Uncle Billy's Brewery and Smokehouse

We had the opportunity to talk to Uncle Billy’s Co-founder Rick Engel yesterday about their upcoming 10th Anniversary. I asked Rick if 10 years ago where he expected things to be with Uncle Billy’s. Rick said he had hoped they would be this successful and that the recent Brewpub TABC law changes in 2013 really helped them, specifically…

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Oddwood Ales Releases New Beer – Taming of the Savage Heart

Photo of 750ml Bomber of oddwoods ales taming of the savage heart

Oddwood Ales Newest Beer, Taming of the Savage Heart, has been released this week and y’all should start seeing on the shelves over the next few days! Try some tonight(February 2) at WhichCraft Beer Store 6-8pm and tomorrow (February 3) at Sunrise Mini Mart.     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Sarah Haney Adelbert’s Brewery…

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Jester King Brewery Black Metal Beer Injected Brisket

Picture of a Jester King Brewery Black Metal Beer Injected Brisket 20 hours later

Jester King Brewery Black Metal Beer Injected Brisket….doesn’t that sound delicious! In this Cooking with Beer post, we take a 17 pound brisket and inject it with Jester King Black Metal Farmhouse Stout about 3/4 of the way through the smoke! We started with a 17 pound untrimmed Choice brisket from Randall’s (hey they were on…

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Texas Loses a Brewing Pioneer to Cancer – Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson Big Bend Brewing Co black and white

Steve Anderson of Big Bend Brewing Co. passed last Wednesday November 25 to prostate cancer. Our condolences go to Steve’s family, friends and the crew at Big Bend Brewing Co. From Amy Fletcher of Big Bend Brewing Co.: “I work for an amazing company. This past week we lost our brewmaster Steve Anderson, and I took…

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TABC Seizes Cuvee Coffee Crowler Equipment

Picture of Cuvee Coffee Crowler Come and Take It tshirt

The TABC has just seized Cuvee Coffee’s “Crowler”( Developed by soon-to-be-in-Austin Oskar Blues Brewery) canning equipment and any filled Crowlers that were on premise! Despite a written warning giving Cuvee Coffee 30 days to cease illegal crowler operations on June 25 2015, Mike Mckim of Cuvee touted on social media they would continue selling Crowlers. RT in…

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1400 Miles – Bikes and Beer for Prostate Health

1400 Miles Davis Tucker

1400 Miles, is an Austin, Texas non-profit that raises money using bikes and beer to raise awareness for Prostate Health. Prostate Cancer is the second leading cause of death in American Men and if detected early, can often times be treated successfully. Early detection is key and it starts with a conversation. Davis Tucker of NXNW, Red’s…

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