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Austin Weekly Beer Releases Oct. 23rd

By Dani Schwab | Oct 23, 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. 12 […]

Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | Fall Seasonals 2020

By David Kulczar | Oct 21, 2020

Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | Fall Seasonals 2020 The seasons are slowly changing and our thoughts move towards the holidays, lower temperatures, the election, and the ongoing nonsense of a very strange year. As we enter what is always my favorite season, we are seeing a steady stream of Octoberfest and Seasonal offerings hitting the shelves with an appreciated rapidity. So, I wanted to focus this edition of Staff Picks on Fall Seasonals. Now […]

A New Destination Brewery Coming to Spicewood | Frontyard Brewing

By Melanie Ross | Oct 21, 2020

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, Kevin […]

Austin Area Breweries Celebrate the Election Season with Discounts

By Pam Catoe | Oct 20, 2020

View this post on Instagram Early voting starts today! Show us your ‘I Voted’ sticker and receive $1 off your first beer starting this Thursday. 🇺🇸🇺🇸 Both the Wimberley Community Center and the Hays County Govt Center in San Marcos are two local, easily accessible polling sites. ✔️ A post shared by Roughhouse Brewing (@roughhousebrewing) on Oct 13, 2020 at 9:48am PDT Early voting is well underway and folks are turning out in record numbers […]

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Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | Fall Seasonals 2020

Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | Fall Seasonals 2020 The seasons are slowly changing and our thoughts move towards the holidays, lower temperatures, the election, and the ongoing nonsense of a very strange year. As we enter what is always my favorite season, we are seeing a steady stream of Octoberfest and Seasonal offerings hitting the shelves with an appreciated rapidity. So, I wanted to ...

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 Oct. 23rd

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 ...

Last Stand Brewing Co. Expands to South Austin

By Pam Catoe | Oct 18, 2020

Located at 7601 S Congress, Bldg 6 Opening a new location during a pandemic is not an ideal situation for anyone; however, the plans to expand Last Stand Brewing Co. to a location in the city have been underway for quite some time. After a few final (and at times frustrating) permits from the city, the new location is open for business off of South Congress. Because of the pandemic, the team had to pivot […]

Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2020

By Andrew Schwab | Oct 17, 2020

Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2020 What normally is the largest beer festival in the US, the Great American Beer Festival, was forced to go digital for the 2020 edition. This did not stop them from still hosting the yearly GABF awards ceremony. It definitely had a different feel this year watching it on a computer screen, versus sitting in a large hall and watching the breweries actually be able to celebrate […]

Dripping Springs Gets A New Brewery | Fitzhugh Brewing

By Melanie Ross | Oct 17, 2020

Location: 15435 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 Adding to the ever-growing, popular Fitzhugh “brewery row” Road in Dripping Springs is aptly named Fitzhugh Brewing. The picturesque Hill Country winding roads will be welcoming their newest brewing family member on October 23rd. I sat down in their gorgeous bright new space to learn all things Fitzhugh from the woman behind the idea and the brewer behind the beer.  Who is Fitzhugh Brewing? Fitzhugh Brewing is […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Oct. 16th

By Dani Schwab | Oct 16, 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. 4th […]

Meanwhile Brewing Co Opens in South Austin

By Melanie Ross | Oct 15, 2020

Photo of Meanwhile’s outdoor stage; Credit to Meanwhile Brewing Co/Chris Mumford  Location: 3901 Promontory Point Drive, Austin, TX 78744 Open 7 Days/Week Hours: 8am-10pm Monday-Thursdays, 8am-11pm Fridays, 9am-11pm Saturdays & 9am-8pm Sundays  Although 2020 has been the year of relentless unknowns and insecurities, the Austin beer community can celebrate a successful fall brewery opening! There are several more in the works, so make sure to subscribe to CraftBeerAustin.com for all the upcoming scoop.  Meanwhile Brewing […]

Women in Beer | Emma Peters

By Pam Catoe | Oct 12, 2020

When I started writing for CraftBeerAustin.com back in 2015, my first series of articles was about Women in Beer. With inspiration from the ladies of the Austin chapter of the Pink Boots Society, the Women in Beer series has returned. This edition features Emma Peters, Assistant Brewery for Meanwhile Brewing Co. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? Meanwhile opens very soon and I’m basically acting as a supporting role. Nao and I did classes a […]

All Austin Breweries and Brewpubs Currently Open For Onsite Consumption

By Pam Catoe | Oct 11, 2020

UPDATE: TABC has relaxed more rules allowing breweries and even bars to start to reopen, Eliminate the requirement for commercial-grade cooking equipment Allow premade food brought in from other locations and partner with food trucks and count those sales toward the 51% minimum Governor Abbot’s executive order affecting bars and taprooms is still in place; however, after changing the guidelines more than once some breweries and brewpubs have started to slowly reopen for on-site consumption […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Oct. 9th

By Dani Schwab | Oct 9, 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. 12 […]

TABC Brewery Approvals October 6th, 2020

By Andrew Schwab | Oct 6, 2020

I have a horrible habit of just not doing these anymore. So, this article is more focused on which breweries have been approved in Texas since May. Even with Covid still going on, people are moving forward with opening their future breweries. I am hoping to start back up with label approvals some time in the near future. Recent Brewery Approvals: Note: I have only been putting new brewery approvals here – anything that is […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Oct. 3rd

By Dani Schwab | Oct 3, 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.   […]

GABF is Virtual for 2020 Here’s What You Need to Know

By Pam Catoe | Oct 1, 2020

TICKET INFO: GABF passports are available for $20 here. The 39th Great American Beer Festival® (#GABF), the country’s preeminent beer festival and world’s largest professional beer competition is now the largest virtual beer event of the year. Originally planned for the end of September in Denver, officials were forced to cancel the in-person festival for the first time in its history due to the pandemic. This year’s festival will take place via a two-day online experience that […]

Circle Brewing Company is Expanding to Elgin

By Feature Blogger | Oct 1, 2020

Feature post by Ruvani De Silva North Austin’s Circle Brewing is the latest Central Texas craft brewery to join the growing community of farm-to-glass breweries in the region. On August 24th, Circle broke ground at their new site out in Elgin TX, where they plan to brew up the first-ever ‘truly Texan’ beer made from ingredients grown entirely on their 7 acres of farmland. Founded back in 2010 by Ben Sabel and Jud Mulherin, Circle […]

CraftBeerAustin.com Announces a New Partnership with BrewStubs

By Pam Catoe | Sep 30, 2020

We are pleased to announce our partnership with BrewStubs™, a new platform that allows beer enthusiasts to purchase limited-release beers, seasonal brews, and exclusive craft beer packages before arriving at participating breweries throughout the U.S. and to gift brewstubs to their beer-loving friends and family digitally. At CraftBeerAustin.com, we are passionate about supporting the Central Texas craft beer scene by bringing you all the latest news, new beer releases, and events every week, our partnership with […]

Beer with Gin | The History of Oktoberfest

By Feature Blogger | Sep 30, 2020

By Feature Writer Gin Benevidez Once upon a time, somebody gleefully asked me if I could explain how Texans do Oktoberfest differently from the beer’s homeland, Germany. I took a long pause and a deep breath. I looked that person in their beautiful and innocent eyes, knowing that they weren’t ready for the havoc their question was about to wreak, but that they would have to suffer through it anyway. I touched their hand gently […]

Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden is Reopening with an Oktoberfest!

By Dani Schwab | Sep 29, 2020

Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden is Reopening with an Oktoberfest!   Oktoberfest Details:  It is that time of year for all things fall! That includes Oktoberfest season. Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden is Reopening with an Oktoberfest! will be kicking off their re-opening with 2 weeks of Oktoberfest! It will begin on October 1st through October 4th and continue on October 8th through October 11th. See their event here. The celebration will include a […]

Women in Beer | Jade Leder

By Pam Catoe | Sep 28, 2020

When I started writing for CraftBeerAustin.com back in 2015, my first series of articles was about Women in Beer. With inspiration from the ladies of the Austin chapter of the Pink Boots Society, the Women in Beer series has returned. This edition features Jade Leder, Assistant General Manager for St. Elmo Brewing Company. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? Though it still feels so weird to talk about anything normal or “average” […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Sept. 25th

By Dani Schwab | Sep 25, 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. 12 […]

Family Business Beer Co Reopens For On Site Consumption!

By Melanie Ross | Sep 25, 2020

19510 Hamilton Pool Rd Dripping Springs, TX 78620 | New Hours: Thursday & Friday – 3pm-9pm, Saturday & Sunday – 12pm-9pm   We have some exciting news to update from our friends at Family Business Beer Company! They are reopening their doors for on site, outdoor consumption on Friday, September 25th! Continue reading for details. Beer to go is also available to order for curbside service here.   What to Know? If you want to […]

Cedar Park Gets a New Brewery Amid a Global Pandemic

By Pam Catoe | Sep 24, 2020

Southpaw Brewing Co. located at 2415 S. Bell Blvd., Cedar Park In mid-August, Southpaw Brewing Co. quietly opened their doors. After years of planning, husband and wife team Rod and Tori Beavan did not expect to open to an empty taproom amid a global pandemic. But that’s exactly what happened and they quickly pivoted to a beer-to-go model. We stopped by on their second day open to the public and chatted with them briefly (at […]

Oddwood Ales Brewing | A Texas Craft Brewery Profile

By Melanie Ross | Sep 23, 2020

Oddwood Ales Brewing | Texas Craft Brewery Profile Location: 3108 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78723 Open: Wednesday – Saturday 12pm – 10pm, Sunday 12pm – 9pm If you find yourself keeping it weird in funky East Austin a must-stop is Oddwood Ales. This cozy neighborhood bar has provided fantastic beer, food, atmosphere, and service for coming up on 2 years now. Pre pandemic Oddwood hosted weekly video game competitions, live jazz happy hours, wine down […]

Vista Brewing is Popping Up in Bee Cave This Fall!

By Dani Schwab | Sep 22, 2020

Vista Brewing is Popping Up in Bee Cave This Fall! Great News! Vista is hosting a pop-up beer garden in the Hill Country Galleria for the weekends this fall, starting this Thursday, September 24th in the space previously occupied by the Gingerman. They will have nine taps that include signature draft beers and wine-barrel aged beers along with local wines and ciders, and a farm-to-table food menu. Seating will be outdoor only on the patio […]

What Does the Governor’s Latest Announcement Mean for Breweries?

By Pam Catoe | Sep 20, 2020

This week the Governor announced he was relaxing more restrictions on a variety of businesses including restaurants. However, he stated that bars must remain closed. So what does this mean for Texas breweries? If the business is a brewpub that was already operating as a restaurant (with the blue sign), not much changed except their ability to open indoor spaces to 75% capacity. A few weeks ago, TABC announced a path for all other breweries […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Sept. 18th

By Dani Schwab | Sep 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 […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Sept. 11th

By Dani Schwab | Sep 11, 2020

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Check out Austin craft beer releases that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map No one really knows all of the current rules for taprooms, but pretty much every one of them is open for beer to go. If you are lucky, you may be able to have a beer on the patio to go along with it. As always, check their hours. New Beer Releases New offerings from […]

Central Machine Works Releases Cans

By Dani Schwab | Sep 11, 2020

Central Machine Works Releases Cans  You may have visited Central Machine Works for their beers recently, now you will be able to enjoy them on the comfort of your own patio. Starting on September 10th, they are  offering cans TO GO and cans for dine-in service! Their favorite house beers, the Lager, Citrus Pale Ale and Kolsch, are currently being offered. Read the highlights of their press release below: If you haven’t been to Central Machine […]

Downtown Pflugerville Gets it’s First Brewery | Prost Alehouse Coming Soon

By Pam Catoe | Sep 9, 2020

A new German-inspired brewpub is headed to downtown Pflugerville later this year. Prost Alehouse is opening in the historic downtown square occupying a two-story building that dates back to 1905. Husband and wife team Troy and Iven Dudley searched for several years to find the perfect location to build their vision of a destination, community-focused brewery when they settled on the perfect spot in Old Town Pflugerville. “We hope Prost Alehouse to be a catalyst […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Sept. 4th

By Dani Schwab | Sep 4, 2020

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Check out Austin craft beer releases that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map No one really knows all of the current rules for taprooms, but pretty much every one of them is open for beer to go. If you are lucky, you may be able to have a beer on the patio to go along with it. As always, check their hours. New Beer Releases New offerings from […]

Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | September 2020

By David Kulczar | Sep 4, 2020

Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | September 2020   It appears (fingers crossed) that we are now entering the end of one of the hottest summers on record.  It is raining right now as I type which is definitely a welcome sight.  So, this seems like a good time to bring you an updated set of Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks for September 2020.  You will see that this edition is influenced by the summer […]

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BREAKING NEWS | Two Wheel Brewing Co. Closed Permanently

By Pam Catoe | Sep 2, 2020

Update as of 9/2: Two Wheel Brewing Co. announced on social media they have decided to close permanently. From their Facebook post: “Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us over the last 4 years! We have decided to close our doors. We hope to see you all out and about sometime soon. Stay safe, take care of each other, and drink local beer!! “   Update 3/13: The brewery is still open […]

Beer with Gin | The History of Taprooms

By Feature Blogger | Sep 2, 2020

The History of Taprooms By Feature Writer Gin Benevidez I know it’s been a while since my last article. Maybe it’s just me, but the thought of writing cheery pieces on beer history that are mostly just excuses to make terrible puns hasn’t been all too appealing during a time when so many of our local breweries are struggling. It seems like it’s almost a daily occurrence that TABC throws a new curveball their way. […]

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