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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. […]

Holiday Beer Gift Guide Under $20

Holiday Beer Gift Guide Under $20

By Irina Plakas | Dec 4, 2019

The holidays are nearly here. It is hard to find something for craft beer lovers under $20 unless you are buying beer. Craft Beer Austin brings you this guide for great gift ideas for beer lovers for this holiday season under $20 *Disclaimer: Most if not all links on this page will be Affiliate Links. It doesn’t cost you any more to purchase through them, but it does help us to pay for things like […]

Austin Ale Trail Passports Available Now 2019

By Pam Catoe | Dec 4, 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 […]

Top 10 Rated Craft Beers in Austin Texas

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This is a Guest Post by Trey Crowe. If you want a refreshing local brew in Austin, you have a plethora of options. With over 47 breweries and many available year round beers, everyone can find something to quench their thirst this summer. 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 […]

Craft Beer Predictions: What lies ahead in 2019?

Much has changed in the Craft Beer scene both in Austin and beyond in the last several years. When we moved to Austin in 2012, there were maybe 17 breweries and now in 2019 we are at or approaching 70. But that's just Austin...other Texas cities such as Dallas and Houston have seen similar or higher growth. Much of that, along with an increase of out-of-state Breweries, is available to the Austin Craft Beer consumer. We ...

Austin Craft Beer Events Dec. 2nd – Dec. 8th, 2019

By Dani Schwab | Dec 2, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events Dec. 2nd – Dec. 8th, 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. 2nd:  The Office Trivia “The Holiday Party Episodes | Growler USA | 7-9 Monday Night Folk Revival w/ Ben Balmer | Craft Pride | 6:30 Monday Meating | Spokesman | 3   Tuesday, Dec. 3rd:  Trivia Tuesday | St. Elmo […]

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Meanwhile Brewing Co. to Open in SE Austin in Spring 2020

By Irina Plakas | Nov 26, 2019

Portland, Oregon Beer Pros to Launch Meanwhile Brewing in SE Austin in Spring 2020 Brewery will house brewing facility along with food trucks, a music stage, soccer field, and playground space Austin, TX — Meanwhile Brewing announced today that it will be opening a brewery in Austin in April 2020. Located in SE Austin at 3901 Promontory Point Drive, Meanwhile Brewing Company will be a small 15 BBL brewery and taproom, dedicated to the production […]

Austin Craft Beer Events Nov. 25th - Dec. 1st, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events Nov. 25th – Dec. 1st, 2019

By Dani Schwab | Nov 25, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events Nov. 25th – Dec. 1st, 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, Nov. 25th:  How I Met Your Mother Slapsgiving Trivia | Growler USA | 7-9 Monday Night Folk Revival w/ Ben Balmer | Craft Pride | 6:30 Classical Jam / Open Chamber Reading Night | Batch Craft Beer and Kolaches | […]

Women in Beer | Kiki Whatley

By Pam Catoe | Nov 22, 2019

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 […]

Austin Craft Beer Events Nov. 18th - Nov. 24th, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events Nov. 18th – Nov. 24th, 2019

By Dani Schwab | Nov 18, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events Nov. 18th – Nov. 24th, 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, Nov. 18th:  Friendsgiving Trivia | Growler USA | 7-9 Monday Night Folk Revival w/ Ben Balmer | Craft Pride | 6:30   Tuesday, Nov. 19th:  Trivia Tuesday | St. Elmo | 8 Taco Tuesdays | Oasis | 4 New Music Mixer: […]

Altstadt Brewery Brings Home Double Gold from GABF 2019

By Pam Catoe | Nov 12, 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 […]

Austin Craft Beer Events Nov. 11th - Nov. 17th, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events Nov. 11th – Nov. 17th, 2019

By Dani Schwab | Nov 11, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events Nov. 11th – Nov. 17th, 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, Nov. 11th:  Harry Potter Movie Trivia | Growler USA | 7-9 Craft Series at 1886 – 50th Event! | With Real Ale at 1886 Cafe & Bakery | Ticketed | 6   Tuesday, Nov. 12th:  Trivia Tuesday | St. Elmo […]

Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches Grand Opening Weekend Celebration Nov. 8-10, 2019

By Pam Catoe | Nov 4, 2019

Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches Grand Opening Weekend to Feature Six Beers on Tap, Kolache Specials, Brewery Tours, and More Nov. 8-10th, 2019 Located at 220 Manor Road, Austin, TX, 78723 Family-owned Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches, a popular destination for craft beer lovers and foodies alike, is opening a brewery next door to their original location. The two properties are not directly connected; however, the new brewhouse and barrel room are located adjacent to […]

Austin Craft Beer Events Nov. 4th - Nov. 10th, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events Nov. 4th – Nov. 10th, 2019

By Dani Schwab | Nov 4, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events Nov. 4th – Nov. 10th, 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, Nov. 4th:  Seinfeld Trivia | Growler USA | 7-9   Tuesday, Nov. 5th:  Trivia Tuesday | St. Elmo | 8 Taco Tuesdays | Oasis | 4 Vegan Brews and BBQ | Celis | 4-7 Tie One On Tuesdays | Oskar […]

Austin Craft Beer Events Oct. 28th - Nov. 3rd, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events Oct. 28th – Nov. 3, 2019

By Dani Schwab | Oct 28, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events Oct. 28th – Nov. 3rd, 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, Oct. 28th:  Hocus Pocus Trivia | Growler USA | 7-9 Classical Jam / Open Chamber Reading Night | Batch – Craft Beer and Kolaches | 7:30   Tuesday, Oct. 29th:  Trivia Tuesday | St. Elmo | 8 Jerry’s Drink n […]

Our Favorite Craft Beer Austin Events Fall 2019

Our Favorite Craft Beer Austin Events Fall 2019

By Dani Schwab | Oct 23, 2019

Oktoberfests, Anniversaries, and Halloween  Craft Beer Austin Events: Oct. 26th, Oct. 31st – Nov. 3rd    It is that time of year again for Fall Festivals, Oktoberfests, Halloween Parties, and Brewery Anniversaries. The fall air is finely hitting Austin, and what better way to enjoy the weather, than with your favorite fall beer event. There are many “not to miss” events over the next two weekends. Craft Beer Austin has your complete guide on where […]

Austin Craft Beer Events Oct. 21th - Oct. 27th, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events Oct.21st – Oct 27th, 2019

By Dani Schwab | Oct 21, 2019

Austin Craft Beer Events Oct. 21th – Oct. 27th, 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, Oct. 21st:  The Office *HALLOWEEN SPECIAL* | Growler USA | 7-9 Plant Nite | Whitestone Brewery | Ticketed Event | 6-8   Tuesday, Oct. 22nd:  Trivia Tuesday | St. Elmo | 8   Wednesday, Oct. 23rd:  Tiny Barrel Series Release | […]

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 […]

Drink Responsibly: A Summer Series Guide

By Guest Blogger | Aug 1, 2019

Drink Responsibly: A Summer Series Guide Summer is a great time to celebrate with your friends and family with your favorite craft beers. A few reasons to celebrate starts with our country’s independence, your much-anticipated vacation time, and outdoor summer concerts. Although it’s a time of the year to kick back and enjoy your favorite brews, it’s important to drink responsibly. Too often a careless error results in getting an embarrassing ticket or someone getting […]

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals June 26 2019

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals July 26 2019

By Andrew Schwab | Jul 26, 2019

And another month has passed, so another long list of approvals. Along with that, 8 new brewpubs in Texas were approved over the last month. 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 C = Larger format can 11 Below Brewing Company – 11 Below Hipster Stache IPA (K) […]

Three Summer Craft Beer Fests You Don’t Want to Miss

By Pam Catoe | Jul 25, 2019

Three of your summer’s favorite beer events are right around the corner and you don’t want to miss what they have in store this year! Lager Jam 6 returns to Spokesman this Saturday, brought to you by the Austin Beer Guide, followed by Banger’s epic 7th Anniversary Party on August 3rd, and the boozy Texas Lambic Fest, debuting for its 5th year at a new venue on August 4th, Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches on […]

Draught House Craft Beer Austin

A Visit To Draught House Pub & Brewery Austin Texas

By Guest Blogger | Jul 18, 2019

This is a guest post by J. Darris Mitchell. Recently I had the humbling yet exhilarating pleasure of sharing a few beers with friends after my first ever book reading. These guys both came out to see me read from my sci-fi novel despite already having read the thing, so what better way to say thanks than a couple of brews? We were near the Draught House Pub and Brewery over there on Medical Parkway. […]

Favorite Austin Summer Beers – 2019

By Guest Blogger | Jul 17, 2019

This guest post is by James. It’s that time of year again when that big yellow ball in the sky seems to be wearing you like a hat. Time for either relaxing on a front porch swing, playing at the lake, or tubing down a river. Whatever you’re doing, you probably need a beer. Here are a few of my favorite summer beers that should nip that heat in the bud, at least a little […]

TX Craft Brewers Guild #BehindTheBeer Series | Charles Vallhonrat

By Pam Catoe | Jul 10, 2019

Craft Beer Austin has partnered with the Texas Craft Brewers Guild to expand on #BehindTheBeer with a series of articles featuring each highlighted Guild member. Historic legislation was signed into law by Governor Abbot allowing #BeerToGo sales for over 100 Texas brewers starting on September 1st of this year. Although the result was due to the efforts of many dedicated folks, I would like to highlight the team at the Texas Craft Brewers Guild that worked […]

5 Texas Gose Beers to Drink This Summer 2019

By Steve Duffy | Jun 28, 2019

5 Texas Gose Beers To Drink This Summer Summertime is officially upon us, and in Central Texas that means switching to light, crisp beers along with the 100 degree weather and late nights on the patio. When I was asked to write an article about Gose (Goes-uh), I thought, “Sure, no problem!” It has turned out a little bit more difficult than imagined, however. Do you know how many Goses you can get at the […]

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals June 24 2019

By Andrew Schwab | Jun 24, 2019

And another month has passed, so another long list of TABC 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 C = Larger format can 11 Below Brewing Company – 11 Below Duck Duck Juice (K) 11 Below Brewing Company – 11 Below Crazy Pilz Dry Hopped Pilsner (c) […]

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