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Get Ready to Rock with Pantera’s New Beer!

By Pam Catoe | Mar 6, 2021

When legendary Heavy Metal band Pantera contacted Texas Ale Project about creating a signature beer, the Dallas brewery didn’t hesitate for a second. According to co-founder and CEO Kat Thompson, “when my husband [co-founder and brewmaster Brent Thompson] saw the email, he immediately said, ‘this is Pantera! We have to do this!’” They first announced the collaboration last November, and thirsty craft fans and metalheads have anticipated the release ever since. Now, the wait is […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases March 5th

By Dani Schwab | Mar 5, 2021

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Check out Austin craft beer releases that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map New Beer Releases New offerings from breweries that are releasing this week, or offerings that are now returning to the menu after a hiatus. We cannot promise they will still be in stock by the time the weekend comes around, so check the online ordering systems first! As always, check their hours as well. Acopon […]

Celis Brewery gets the spotlight with new book from San Antonio author

By Arianna Auber | Mar 4, 2021

Chances are, if you are a longtime Austin resident who loves craft beer, you know the name Pierre Celis. You know he founded Austin’s first craft brewery in the early 1990s, after coming to the United States from Belgium, where he resurrected a beloved witbier recipe. You know his daughter fought hard to revive the brand – after it was snuffed out nearly a decade later – and opened the new Celis Brewery in 2017. […]

Austin Area Breweries COVID Protocol Status

By Pam Catoe | Mar 4, 2021

Governor Abbot announced as of March 10th, the mask mandate will be lifted and business can open 100%. However, many breweries around town have decided to keep their current protocols in place for the time being. Please check their social media before heading out if you would like to know their current status. As a reminder, these are local independent businesses that are free to set their own policies, please respect their rules or you […]

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Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | Beers & Venues

Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | Beers & Venues   In the spirit of taking a fresh look at Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks, I asked the team to tell me what venues and beer they would most likely to be able to safely and easily sit down and frequent right now.  So, its not necessarily our favorite places or beers, but instead, its the ...

Texas Brewery Update | January 2020

Texas Brewery Update | January 2020 I got around to running the numbers for the number of breweries/brewpubs in the state of Texas. Before we go into the data, here are the a couple of notes on the numbers: All data is coming from the TABC licenses Duplicate entries have been removed (meaning, if a place has two licenses for the same location, it counts ...

Austin Weekly Beer Releases March 5th

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Check out Austin craft beer releases that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map New Beer Releases New offerings from breweries that are releasing this week, or offerings that are now returning to the menu after a hiatus. We cannot promise they will still be in stock by the time the weekend comes around, so check the online ordering ...

Vista Brewing Releases Oenobeer Series

By Aaron Stevens | Mar 3, 2021

Vista Brewing Releases Oenobeer Series Driftwood’s Vista Brewing is taking their barrel-aging program in an unusual new direction with the release of three new limited edition wine-beer hybrid ales known as oenobeers. Oenobeers are not unknown to the craft brewing world (nationally-available examples of the style include Dogfish Head’s Mixed Media and Firestone Walker’s Bretta Blanc), but the style is uniquely well-suited to Vista’s Hill Country locale, an area with deep historical brewing and winemaking […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases February 26th

By Dani Schwab | Feb 26, 2021

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Check out Austin craft beer releases that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map New Beer Releases New offerings from breweries that are releasing this week, or offerings that are now returning to the menu after a hiatus. We cannot promise they will still be in stock by the time the weekend comes around, so check the online ordering systems first! As always, check their hours as well. 512 […]

Urban Jungle & Meanwhile Brewing Release First Collaboration

By Melanie Ross | Feb 19, 2021

Feature Label Artwork credit to @Justinwilliamrobert What a week, huh? We hope everyone is safe, warm, and thawed out a bit after the #Snowpacalypse of 2021! Thank you to the amazing beer community we have here that went out of their way to donate water, food, and get up and running as quickly as possible to offer some neighborhood TLC. Who Are These Awesome Folks? Urban Jungle Brewing is the product of the husband and […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases February 12th

By Dani Schwab | Feb 12, 2021

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Check out Austin craft beer releases that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map New Beer Releases New offerings from breweries that are releasing this week, or offerings that are now returning to the menu after a hiatus. We cannot promise they will still be in stock by the time the weekend comes around, so check the online ordering systems first! As always, check their hours as well. Austin […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with BEER! A Love Story

By Pam Catoe | Feb 11, 2021

Who would have guessed the weather would take another crazy turn, and on Valentine’s Day weekend no less! With the weather on the fritz, events are being canceled and many breweries are closing for the weekend due to safety concerns. Luckily, you can still have a craft beer-filled romantic weekend. Plan your date night at home with BEER! A Love Story. a 4K full-length feature documentary available globally throughout 2021 and now through February 28 […]

Women in Beer | Stephanie Alaniz

By Pam Catoe | Feb 10, 2021

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 Stephanie Alaniz, front of house manager for Oasis Texas Brewing Company. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? As a front of house […]

Celebrate Black History Month with these Black-owned Breweries

By Pam Catoe | Feb 6, 2021

The U.S. has designated February as Black History Month each year since 1976. Noted historian Carter G. Woodson is known as the brainchild of this celebration of Black Americans’ achievements and recognition of their central role in our nation’s history. Black History Month offers an opportunity to spread the word about the lack of diversity in the craft beer industry. A Brewers Association survey showed that Black Americans make up 12% of craft beer drinkers. […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases February 5th

By Dani Schwab | Feb 5, 2021

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Check out Austin craft beer releases that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map New Beer Releases New offerings from breweries that are releasing this week, or offerings that are now returning to the menu after a hiatus. We cannot promise they will still be in stock by the time the weekend comes around, so check the online ordering systems first! As always, check their hours as well. Austin […]

Easy Tiger Announces New East Austin Location

By Feature Blogger | Feb 2, 2021

Feature post by Aaron Stevens Four months after closing their original Sixth Street bakery due to the coronavirus pandemic, Easy Tiger will return to downtown Austin. The popular bakeshop and beer garden’s new location is a few blocks away at 1501 East Seventh Street in the former 7co event venue. The massive space features a 15,000 square foot enclosed yard, 2,500 square feet of indoor space, and more than 1,000 square feet of covered terraces. […]

Pinthouse Brewing Expands Distro to San Antonio & Collabs with Zilker Brewing to Kick off 2021

By Melanie Ross | Jan 30, 2021

Photo credit to Pinthouse Brewing 2021 has finally kicked off, and what better way to get rolling than to celebrate a stellar Austin beer community collaboration and some neighboring expansion?! This Friday, January 29th you can get your hands on the first-ever Pinthouse Brewing (Congrats again on the new location) and Zilker Brewing Collaboration.    View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝐏𝐈𝐍𝐓𝐇𝐎𝐔𝐒𝐄 𝐁𝐑𝐄𝐖𝐈𝐍𝐆 (@pinthousebeer) Thank goodness breweries have mastered social distancing and […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases January 29th

By Dani Schwab | Jan 29, 2021

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Check out Austin craft beer releases that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map New Beer Releases New offerings from breweries that are releasing this week, or offerings that are now returning to the menu after a hiatus. We cannot promise they will still be in stock by the time the weekend comes around, so check the online ordering systems first! As always, check their hours as well. 4th […]

Women in Beer | Colleen Hogan

By Pam Catoe | Jan 27, 2021

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 Colleen Hogan, tasting room sales associate for Jester King Brewery. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? I work in the tasting room […]

Ghost Note Brewing Joining the Dripping Springs Beer Scene

By Melanie Ross | Jan 26, 2021

Opening Saturday, January 30, 2021, Noon-8pm; Sunday, January 31 Noon-6pm Address: 23663 Ranch Road 12, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 Ghost Note Brewing’s taproom lit up at night; Credit to Ghost Note Brewing Although Covid is still lingering, we can celebrate the resilient craft beer community and the opening of another delightful Dripping Springs brewery. Ghost Note Brewing is the newest addition to the beer family, and I hope you’ll join me in giving them a […]

How To Do Your Own Craft Beer Food Pairings: Tips From A Chef and A Brewer

By Pam Catoe | Jan 24, 2021

Anyone can feel comfortable pairing their dinner with a craft beer at home, thanks to online retailer Tavour. Their beer delivery service includes some of the most highly rated Stouts, IPAs, and Sours on the market for you to pick and pair with your meals! From the moment you choose your brews to the moment they land on your doorstep, Tavour is there to bring you a great craft beer experience. That’s why they spoke […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases January 22nd

By Dani Schwab | Jan 22, 2021

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Check out Austin craft beer releases that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map New Beer Releases New offerings from breweries that are releasing this week, or offerings that are now returning to the menu after a hiatus. We cannot promise they will still be in stock by the time the weekend comes around, so check the online ordering systems first! As always, check their hours as well. Austin […]

Yuengling Finally Makes it to Texas

By Feature Blogger | Jan 21, 2021

Feature by Aaron Stevens After 191 years in business, Yuengling will finally be available in the Lone Star state. The venerable Pennsylvania-based brewery announced the distribution of its core lineup across Texas beginning in fall 2021. The expansion into Texas is the first step in a larger move into the western United States by Yuengling, the oldest brewery in the United States. Founded in 1829 by German immigrant David Yuengling in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, Yuengling is […]

Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | Beers & Venues

By David Kulczar | Jan 16, 2021

Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | Beers & Venues   In the spirit of taking a fresh look at Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks, I asked the team to tell me what venues and beer they would most likely to be able to safely and easily sit down and frequent right now.  So, its not necessarily our favorite places or beers, but instead, its the location and beer that each of us are craving at […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases January 15th

By Dani Schwab | Jan 15, 2021

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Check out Austin craft beer releases that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map New Beer Releases New offerings from breweries that are releasing this week, or offerings that are now returning to the menu after a hiatus. We cannot promise they will still be in stock by the time the weekend comes around, so check the online ordering systems first! As always, check their hours as well. Adelbert’s […]

Women in Beer | Megan Klein

By Pam Catoe | Jan 12, 2021

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 Megan Klein, Co-founder and Operations Manager for the Texas Beer Company. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? I handle operations so in […]

Austin Beer News | Six Things You Need to Know

By Pam Catoe | Jan 11, 2021

January started off pretty rough; however, there are some good news stories out there. Here are a few highlights of what is happening in the Austin area beer scene. A New Pinthouse Has Arrived The long-awaited fourth location of Pinthouse Pizza has opened under a new concept Pinthouse Brewing. Many wondered if it would just be the new brewing facility for all that Electric Jellyfish; however, it is far more than that. Read more here. […]

Bluebonnet Beer Featured in Documentary

By Pam Catoe | Jan 10, 2021

Bluebonnet Beer Company was recently featured in a short documentary by Petro films as part of the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce’s initiative to promote local businesses and inspire future business creation. Bluebonnet Beer We were contacted by the Round Rock Chamber, because they felt that our style of documentary storytelling would help attract entrepreneurs to Round Rock, Texas. The objective was to create films that cultivate the business network in Round Rock, by revealing […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases January 8th

By Dani Schwab | Jan 8, 2021

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Check out Austin craft beer releases that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map New Beer Releases New offerings from breweries that are releasing this week, or offerings that are now returning to the menu after a hiatus. I am putting this one out really early this week due to Christmas being on Friday, but know that more beers will show up as the week goes on. I will […]

Pinthouse Brewing Opens in South Austin

By Melanie Ross | Jan 5, 2021

Update: Pinthouse Brewing is Now Open! Pinthouse Brewing Located at 2201 East Ben White Boulevard, Austin, TX 78741 After eight years in the biz, the Pinthouse Pizza brand is opening the doors to its fourth and largest location yet, Pinthouse Brewing. Drumroll… official opening will commence with a limited menu this week! Yet another stellar southeast Austin brewery opening! Brewmaster & Co-Owner Joe Mohrfeld, Head Brewer Kirkland Wheeler, and Marketing Manager Rob Larry played tour […]

Craft Beer Austin Year in Review | 2020 Edition

By Pam Catoe | Dec 31, 2020

Craft Beer Austin Year in Review | 2020 Edition I think we can all agree that 2020 was a terrible year for many reasons. However, there was some good news mixed in with the bad news. Closures & The Guild Let’s get the bad news out of the way. 2020 brought us a slew of brewery closures. Some were already having difficulties, but the pandemic and sudden business closures, along with the fight to reopen, […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases December 31st

By Dani Schwab | Dec 31, 2020

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Check out Austin craft beer releases that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map New Beer Releases New offerings from breweries that are releasing this week, or offerings that are now returning to the menu after a hiatus. I am putting this one out really early this week due to Christmas being on Friday, but know that more beers will show up as the week goes on. I will […]

Happy Holidays from Craft Beer Austin

By Pam Catoe | Dec 26, 2020

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and an overdue end to 2020! Please support your local breweries as much as you can and stay safe out there. Check out this week’s list of new releases See you in 2021 with fresh new content!    

Austin Weekly Beer Releases December 22nd

By Dani Schwab | Dec 22, 2020

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Check out Austin craft beer releases that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map New Beer Releases New offerings from breweries that are releasing this week, or offerings that are now returning to the menu after a hiatus. I am putting this one out really early this week due to Christmas being on Friday, but know that more beers will show up as the week goes on. I will […]

The Beerdtographer | Austin’s Splashy Beer Photographer

By Melanie Ross | Dec 22, 2020

Pinthouse Pizza’s Island Kitty Tiki IPA; Photo credit to Brian Ledden, @thebeerdtographer Here at CraftBeerAustin.com, we love championing our local beer community. Featuring breweries, events, brewers, owners, and other beer folk doing awesome things is our cup of…beer. If you follow just about any brewery in town on the socials, you’ve likely seen the brilliant liquid splash photography of Brian Ledden, the Beerdtographer. He does a fantastic job boosting (and spilling) beer and deserves his […]

A New Destination Brewery Open in Spicewood | Frontyard Brewing

By Melanie Ross | Dec 21, 2020

Open! Location: 4514 Bob Wire Road, Spicewood, TX 78669 How exciting that the friendly faces at Frontyard Brewing’s dreams are coming to fruition! The Frontyard family has tackled its business model in a unique way. Instead of jumping headfirst into opening a taproom, they opted to brew their beer out of a temporary leased space with the intention of showing the world how great their product was as a “proof of concept”. Co-Founder & Brewer, […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Dec. 18th

By Dani Schwab | Dec 18, 2020

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Check out Austin craft beer releases that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map New Beer Releases New offerings from breweries that are releasing this week, or offerings that are now returning to the menu after a hiatus. We cannot promise they will still be in stock by the time the weekend comes around, so check the online ordering systems first! As always, check their hours as well. Austin […]

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