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Hops and Grain Permanently Closes Austin Taproom

By Pam Catoe | Dec 3, 2020

There has been a lot of speculation in recent months about the future of the Hops and Grain’s East Austin location after the San Marcos location closed permanently earlier this year. Today founder and owner Josh Hare announced on the brewery’s website that he has made the tough decision to close the East Austin taproom and focus their efforts on production: “After a lot of thought and deliberation, I’ve made the difficult decision to close […]

Women in Beer | Rebecca Garcia

By Pam Catoe | Dec 3, 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 Rebecca Garcia, Production Coordinator for American Canning and chapter co-leader for the Austin chapter of the Pink Boots Society. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? I am the production coordinator for […]

Nomadic Beerworks | A Texas Craft Brewery Profile

By Melanie Ross | Dec 2, 2020

Photo of Nomadic Beerworks’ owners Dan & Bryce Tyranski. Credit to Nomadic Beerworks Location: 3804 Woodbury Dr. Ste. A Austin, TX 78704 Hours of Operation: SUN – WED:  12PM –  8PM, THUR – SAT:  12PM – 10PM Indoor & Outdoor Seating | No Reservations Required | Order in Person or Call Ahead for To-Go: 512-587-9669 There’s so much great beer in Southeast Austin and watching it continue to grow and thrive is exciting! Nomadic Beerworks […]

TABC Brewery Approvals November 30th, 2020

By Andrew Schwab | Nov 30, 2020

No label approvals again from me. Due to the influx of breweries in the market, along with all of the local breweries putting out more beer, the weekly lists have become excessive to get done. With that said, for the meantime, I will focus on getting brewery approvals out each month just to let people know what is still opening in Texas. These are all of the approvals since the beginning of October. Recent Brewery […]

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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 Nov. 27th

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 ...

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Nov. 27th

By Dani Schwab | Nov 27, 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. Beerburg […]

Get Ready for Small Brewery Saturday!

By Pam Catoe | Nov 24, 2020

Texas craft breweries and beer retailers are teaming up across the state to offer a limited edition souvenir glass this Saturday, November 28th This Saturday Texas breweries, retailers, and craft-friendly bars and restaurants are promoting Small Business Saturday by offering a collectible souvenir beer glass for the second year in a row. This year’s beer can glass was illustrated by Texas-based artist Carra Skyes in partnership with Grandstand inspired by what most of us have […]

Time to Give Thanks…With Good Beer

By Feature Blogger | Nov 23, 2020

Time to Give Thanks…With Good Beer This is a sponsored post in partnership with BrewStubs We’re not sure how it happened but Turkey Day is just a few days away…Gobble, Gobble.  We want to highlight a few great craft beer selections to pair with your Thanksgiving feast. For the appetizer round you don’t want to get a full-on beer before the meal even starts, so we recommend Acopon Brewing’s Czech Pilsner.  As an added bonus […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Nov. 20th

By Dani Schwab | Nov 20, 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 […]

Last Stand Brewing Co. Expands to South Austin

By Pam Catoe | Nov 19, 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. “We started looking for a second location in 2016.” […]

4th Tap Brewing and SXSE Food Co. Have a New Partnership

By Dani Schwab | Nov 16, 2020

4th Tap Brewing and SXSE Food Co. Have a New Partnership   Have you recently been by 4th Tap Brewing Co-op? If so, you would have noticed a change in food trucks. SXSE Food Co. announced a new partnership with 4th Tap Brewing Co-op. Their grand opening was Saturday, November 7th, 2020. If you did not stop by then, you will have many more chances to try their delicious offerings. Please see their menu here. […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Nov. 13th

By Dani Schwab | Nov 13, 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 […]

Cedar Park’s Red Horn Brewpub Announces Second Location

By Arianna Auber | Nov 10, 2020

In early March, Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing threw its five-year anniversary party and began to plan the announcement, a long time coming, of its upcoming second location. The four co-owners had finally found the space they’d been looking for to expand the brand, only a few miles from the current Cedar Park pub. It was almost double the size and would allow them to increase beer capacity significantly. But then, of course, the […]

Other Half Brewing Expands Their Reach During Covid-19

By Pam Catoe | Nov 10, 2020

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Tavour Few craft breweries inspire awe from beer aficionados like Other Half Brewing. Widely recognized as one of the most exciting breweries in New York, Other Half attracted beer tourists from all over the country and beyond, waiting in long lines and even camping out on the sidewalk for new releases. Then, COVID-19 forced the brewery to close their taprooms in Brooklyn and the Finger Lakes. Fortunately […]

Desert Door Sotol Barrel Aging | A New Central Texas Beer Trend

By Feature Blogger | Nov 9, 2020

Desert Door Sotol Barrel Aging | A New Central Texas Beer Trend Feature post by Ruvani De Silva Few things in life genuinely qualify as unique, so Desert Door Distilling has pulled off quite a coup. They are, at least to the best of the knowledge of the internet, the only producers of Sotol liquor in both Texas and the USA. While there are many Mexican brands of Sotol, Desert Door have created a truly […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Nov. 6th

By Dani Schwab | Nov 6, 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 […]

Austin Beer News | Six Things You Need to Know

By Pam Catoe | Nov 5, 2020

We are fortunate to have a vibrant craft beer scene in and around the Austin area and there is always something interesting going on from week to week. With that in mind, we are launching a new feature: Six Things You Need to Know. Zymurgy® Magazine Announces the Best Beers in America for 2020 Zymurgy® Magazine is the publication of the American Homebrewers Association® announced the winners of the 18th annual Best Beers in America […]

Beer with Gin | A Look at the History of Texas Beer Laws

By Feature Blogger | Nov 4, 2020

By Feature Writer Gin Benevidez Y’all, every state has messed up laws when it comes to beer, and Texas is no exception. Our “S” is “effed” as the kids say. I think they say that. I know they love to use single letters as entire words, so that’s probably something they say. Either way, the point is Texas beer laws are wack. For example, did you know that you still can’t buy kegs from some […]

GABF 2020 | Features Black is Beautiful Initiative

By Melanie Ross | Nov 4, 2020

Photo ©2020 Brewers Association & Jason E. Kaplan This year, the Great American Beer Festival went virtual. There was a clear focus on diversity and inclusion in this year’s tasting sessions. There were multiple segments labeled “Brewing For Change” and “Beer Culture” featuring the team from queer and women-owned Lady Justice Brewing, the team from Latino-owned Raíces Brewing Co., and focusing on Weathered Souls Brewing’s Black is Beautiful Project.  Black is Beautiful Collaboration Feature The […]

Bear King Brewing | Winner of 4 Craft Beer Marketing Awards 2020

By Melanie Ross | Nov 2, 2020

  Photo credit to Bear King Brewing Happy beer award season! Congratulations to the Bear King Brewing team for bringing home the most recent Texas awards! Even through a pandemic, the resilient craft beer industry continues to grow and find innovative solutions for success. There are competitions for home brewers and professional brewery’s beers, but what about that vibrant can label that catches our eye and convinces us to grab a 6 pack? As the […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Oct. 30th

By Dani Schwab | Oct 30, 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 Halloween Events 2020

By Dani Schwab | Oct 29, 2020

Austin Halloween Events 2020 Check out some Austin brewery events that are happening around town this weekend. Austin Area Brewery Map     12 Fox Beer Co. Adult Costume Party |Friday, Oct. 30th 5k Beer Run |Saturday, Oct. 31st 8 am Trunk or Treat | Saturday, Oct. 31st 5-7 pm Acopon Brewing Haunted House |Thursday, Oct. 29th- 31st Barking Armadillo Halloween weekend | Friday Oct. 30 – Sunday Nov. 1st Central Machine Works A Spooky Halloween […]

Join the Texas Craft Brewers Festival and #SaveTexasBreweries

By Pam Catoe | Oct 28, 2020

State’s Largest Festival Devoted to Texas Craft Beer Goes Virtual Friday, November 13 Normally we would have gathered hoards of Texans in East Austin’s Fiesta Gardens to celebrate the state’s largest beer event focused exclusively on Texas-brewed independent craft beer; however, this year you can still join in the fun and help #SaveTexasBreweries by grabbing your favorite Texas beers and heading straight for your couch! “We may not be gathering with a few thousand brewers […]

Amy George of Earthly Labs Tackling Climate Change with Beer | Part ||

By Melanie Ross | Oct 27, 2020

Continuing the conversation with Amy George, CEO of Earthly Labs: How Would You Describe the State of the Beer Industry During COVID? With having such an interesting perspective of the craft beer industry, I was curious about what George’s thoughts were on the current challenges the pandemic has brought.  “It’s an extremely resilient industry. I’ve been so impressed with how quickly breweries have pivoted to focus on customers; whether it’s direct to consumers in places […]

Amy George of Earthly Labs Tackling Climate Change with Beer | Part I

By Melanie Ross | Oct 26, 2020

Not all heroes wear capes. Some trail blaze and create exciting new paths to show how beer can make our world a cleaner, more conscious place. Entrepreneur, mother of two great teenage boys, and all-around Wonder Woman, Amy George, Founder & CEO of Earthly Labs is showing the masses how impactful women can be in the world of carbon capture. She has a deep love for our planet and a passion for sharing that sustainable […]

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 […]

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 […]

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