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CraftBeerAustin.com Under New Ownership

By David | Jan 23, 2020

  We are pleased to announce that CraftBeerAustin.com is under new ownership. Rich and Irina are moving on to exciting new adventures and are passing the torch to longtime CraftBeerAustin.com writer Pam Catoe and her husband David Kulczar.    We are very excited about the opportunity to be leading the #1 source for news and beer events in Austin and Central Texas. Our focus will be on providing all of the most important beer news and […]

Breweries Giving Back | Upcoming Austin Area Charity Events

By Pam Catoe | Jan 23, 2020

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 craft beer scene, go the extra mile with them by attending one of these events that also […]

Austin Craft Beer Events Jan. 20th - 26th, 2020

Austin Craft Beer Events Jan. 20th – 26th, 2020

By Dani Schwab | Jan 20, 2020

Austin Craft Beer Events Jan. 20th – 26th, 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. 20th: The Bachelor Trivia | Growler USA Austin | 7 MLK Day Brunch! | Bangers | 10 – 4 Beer Bingo Night | Easy Tiger : 6th | 8   Tuesday, Jan. 21st:  Trivia Tuesday | St. Elmo Brewing Co. | […]

Austin Craft Beer Celebrations | Winter Edition 2020

By Pam Catoe | Jan 17, 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 Owl | 3-5 Jan 18th | Sisyphus Cellar Sale […]

Book Your Next Private Event at these Austin Breweries

Book Your Next Private Event at these Austin Breweries
This guest post is by Steve Duffy. Most people love to get together for one reason or another. Community is what binds us to our place and gives us a sense of belonging. Because you're reading this article, it's safe to assume you also like beer and/or cider for the sense of euphoria it can impart. Combining the two together is what makes our local breweries and cideries great community spaces where you can meet friends ...

Austin Craft Beer Events Jan. 20th – 26th, 2020

Austin Craft Beer Events Jan. 20th - 26th, 2020
Austin Craft Beer Events Jan. 20th - 26th, 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. 20th: The Bachelor Trivia | Growler USA Austin | 7 MLK Day Brunch! | Bangers | 10 - 4 Beer Bingo Night | Easy Tiger : 6th | 8   Tuesday, Jan. 21st:  Trivia Tuesday | St. Elmo Brewing Co. | 8 ...
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Hopsquad Brewing is Open for Business

By Steve Duffy | Jan 14, 2020

Hopsquad Brewing is Open for Business Location: 2307 Kramer Ln, Austin, TX 78758 Wed & Thu 3-9pm Fri & Sat Noon to Midnight Sun 12-6pm Grand Opening: leap day, February 29th, 2020. Queue “Finally” by CeCe Peniston… That’s right folks, after many a month of wrangling and waiting, waiting, waiting for City of Austin permitting to get their shiznicky together, Hopsquad Brewing Co. is finally open for business in the northern “Brewery District” on Kramer […]

Craft Beer Marketing Awards Launches First Annual Series

Craft Beer Marketing Awards Launches First Annual Series

By Irina Plakas | Jan 13, 2020

Craft Beer Marketing Awards Launches First Annual Series The Craft Beer Marketing Awards is a nationwide competition and the very first awards program in the US to focus exclusively on retail beer marketing efforts. The entry deadline is Jan. 31st 2020. The awards will take place in San Antonio, Texas. We reached out to get a little more information about the folks behind the Craft Beer Marketing Awards. Who are the organizers? CBMAS co-founders Jim McCune […]

Austin Craft Beer Events Jan. 13th - 19th, 2020

Austin Craft Beer Events Jan. 13th – 19th, 2020

By Dani Schwab | Jan 13, 2020

Austin Craft Beer Events Jan. 13th – 19th, 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. 13th: Game of Thrones Trivia | Growler USA Austin | 7 NCAA Football Championship Watch Party | Easy Tiger – 6th | 5-10:30 Pints, Pigskin, & Potluck | Celis | 5-10   Tuesday, Jan. 14th:  Trivia Tuesday | St. Elmo […]

Oskar Blues Brewery, Including the Original Craft Beer in a Can, Gets New Look

Oskar Blues Brewery, Bold New Packaging to Roll Out in 2020

By Irina Plakas | Jan 9, 2020

Bold New Packaging to Roll Out in 2020 (January 9, 2020) Dale’s Pale Ale just scored new duds. Oskar Blues Brewery introduces a fresh look for Dale’s and its entire lineup of adventure-crushing, boundary-stomping craft beers. A pioneer in the craft beer space, Oskar Blues was the first brewery to cram craft beer into a can in 2002, starting with Dale’s Pale Ale, the Original Craft Beer in a Can. In its first major design […]

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

By Pam Catoe | Jan 6, 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 […]

Austin Craft Beer Events New Year Edition 2020

By Pam Catoe | Dec 30, 2019

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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Top 10 Rated Craft Beers in Austin Texas For 2019

By Irina Plakas | Dec 26, 2019

If you live in Austin or just visiting, you have a plethora of tasty craft beer options. With so many available year round beers, everyone can find something to quench their thirst anytime of the year. It’s a great time to be in Austin with all the great Craft Beer to choose from. Amongst all the brews, a few standouts naturally rise to the top. If you think of a particular brewery in Austin, a […]

Austin Craft Beer Events Dec. 23rd - Dec. 29th 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events Dec. 23rd – Dec. 29th 2019

By Dani Schwab | Dec 23, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events Dec. 23rd – Dec. 29th, 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, Dec. 23rd:  Southern Heights + Real Ale Throat Punch Release Party | Craft Pride | 6-9 Real Ale Tap Takeover | Whole Foods Downtown | 5-7 National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Trivia| Growler USA | 7-9 Monday Meating | Spokesman | […]

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Texas Craft Brewery Rankings 2019 From Hopalytics

By Irina Plakas | Dec 21, 2019

Texas Craft Brewery Rankings 2019 Survey Results From Hopalytics  Rating & Ranking Reports tend to get some controversy especially if the readers favorites are not listed. It happened to us when we posted our Top 10 Rated Craft Beers back in 2017. The Hopalytics rankings were calculated using input from consumers and craft brewing professional in 4 categories: overall consumer perception (40%), reputation for producing the best beer (40%), excitement for the next 12 months […]

Austin Craft Beer Events Dec. 16th - Dec. 22nd 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events Dec. 16th – Dec. 22nd 2019

By Dani Schwab | Dec 16, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events Dec. 16th – Dec. 22nd, 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, Dec. 16th:  Home Alone Trivia | Growler USA | 7-9 Monday Night Folk Revival w/ Ben Balmer | Craft Pride | 6:30 Monday Meating | Spokesman | 3   Tuesday, Dec. 17th:  Trivia Tuesday | St. Elmo | 8 Taco […]

Independence Brewing Releases Up and Down: Brazil, Nitro Coffee Beer

By Irina Plakas | Dec 10, 2019

Independence Brewing Co. Collaborates with Little City Coffee Roasters to Release Packaged Nitro Coffee Blonde Ale AUSTIN, TX ﹣November 25, 2019﹣ Independence Brewing Co. announced today the release of Up and Down: Brazil, its first packaged nitro coffee beer. The fall/winter seasonal is a coffee blonde ale brewed in collaboration with pioneering Austin-based coffee roaster, Little City Coffee Roasters, and features direct trade beans from an award-winning micro lot in the largest coffee producing region […]

Austin Craft Beer Events Dec. 9th - Dec. 15th, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events Dec. 9th – Dec. 15th, 2019

By Dani Schwab | Dec 9, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events Dec. 9th – Dec. 15th, 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, Dec. 9th:  Elf Trivia | Growler USA | 7-9 Monday Night Folk Revival w/ Ben Balmer | Craft Pride | 6:30 Monday Meating | Spokesman | 3 Craft Series at 1886 | The Driskill | Ticketed | 6-9   Tuesday, Dec. […]

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Oct 16 2019

By Andrew Schwab | Oct 16, 2019

After 11 years, (512) Brewing is packaging one of their mainstays in something other than kegs. Pecan Porter looks to be coming out in 12oz bottles. So, there is that in this month’s approvals….along with a whole slew of other approvals. 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 can […]

Love 'em or Hate 'em, Pumpkin Beers Are Part of the Brewing Landscape Come Autumn

Love ’em or Hate ’em, Pumpkin Beers Are Part of the Brewing Landscape Come Autumn

By Steve Duffy | Oct 15, 2019

Love ’em or Hate ’em, Pumpkin Beers Are Part of the Brewing Landscape Come Autumn It’s the Season for Pumpkin Hold your lattes, witches! It’s Fall in Texas and that means it’s all-things-pumpkin-flavored season and that includes our most beloved of beverages, beer! The pumpkin spice thing has a lot of people bothered, mostly because of the ubiquitous-ness of the flavoring in everything from cookies to coffee to dog treats to popcorn. There’s also the […]

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Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2019

By Andrew Schwab | Oct 6, 2019

Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2019 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. (Photo © Brewers Association) While most articles locally will talk about how Texas did, I decided to take a deeper look into the numbers of all […]

4th Annual Beers on Pink Benefiting The National Breast Cancer Foundation

By Pam Catoe | Oct 4, 2019

  Beers on Pink | October 19th at 7 pm | J-Squared Studios Saturday, October 19th marks the return of the fourth annual Beers on Pink event benefiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). A local photographer Julien Fleury started Beers on Pink four years ago when his mother was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer, “I wanted to help in my own way as a product photographer, so I created this idea of photographing local craft […]

Where to Find Craft Beer at the ACL Music Festival 2019

By Pam Catoe | Oct 4, 2019

Love it or hate it, it’s the time of year where the city of Austin gets overtaken by music fans from all over the country during the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival. The festival has evolved over the years and continues to grow, adding new experiences including live podcasts, the Hi, How Are You lounge, honoring the late Daniel Johnston, and multiple new local food options to ACL eats. Unfortunately, the one thing that […]

Can Hard Seltzer Have Sustainable Growth For Years To Come?

By Guest Blogger | Oct 1, 2019

This is a guest post by Brian Trivitt. How about a cold one? Oh, wait, I didn’t mean to ask if you would like a beer, I was actually referring to the different flavors of hard seltzers in my refrigerator. Considering that beer overall as a category has been losing market share for years and hard seltzer as a category is up 193% year over year (source: San Francisco Chronicle, “Hard Seltzer is the Summer’s […]

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NewAir “Beers of the World” Custom Designed 126-Can Beer Fridge

By Irina Plakas | Sep 26, 2019

NewAir “Beers of the World” Custom Designed 126-Can Beer Fridge We have spent many nights upstairs in our family room entertaining or just watching TV and always having go downstairs to the kitchen to grab cold beers. These extra steps (Sorry Fitbit!) are no longer necessary as we recently received a complimentary NewAir “Beers of the World” Custom Designed 126-Can Beer Fridge to try out. Note: This is a sponsored post. What does that mean […]

TX Craft Brewers Festival Official Afterparty 2019 | Craft Pride

By Pam Catoe | Sep 22, 2019

As the co-presenter of the Texas Craft Brewers Festival, Craft Pride is hosting the 7th annual TCBF Official Afterparty featuring Festival-exclusive release beers, rare timed tappings, live music, specialty pizza from Via 313 Pizza and for the second year, they are serving a Pre-Party Brunch starting an hour earlier this year. All events are open to the general public and tickets are free with RSVP. Featured Breweries (beer list in graphic below): (512) Brewing 8th […]

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Sept 18 2019

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Sept 18 2019

By Andrew Schwab | Sep 18, 2019

I thought the last list of label approvals were bad (due to my procrastination), but this one was even worse. Around 600 new beers approved over 8 weeks. Along with the label approvals, 10 new Texas breweries received licenses to start up in Texas. 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 = […]

Beer-to-Go is Now Law – a Real Ale Celebration

By Steve Duffy | Sep 5, 2019

Beer-to-Go is Now Law – a Real Ale Celebration For craft breweries across Texas, the 86th Legislative Session, and more specifically September 1st, 2019, was a turning point in history. Fueled by bills authored by Eddie Rodriguez (D – Austin) in the House and Dawn Buckingham (R – Lakeway) in the Senate, the Lege passed landmark legislation allowing production breweries to sell beer for offsite consumption from their premises. Previously, only a business with a […]

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 things craft beer happening around town this fall. Aug 24th | Brain Forge Experimental Music Fest at Jester King Aug […]

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 the last tour starting at 3 p.m. No reservation is required and all ages are welcome. I had the opportunity […]

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