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Austin Area Breweries Brew All Together IPA

By Dani Schwab | May 29, 2020

Austin Area Breweries Brew All Together IPA Breweries all over Texas and the world are working on the collaboration of All Together IPA. The All Together IPA collaboration began with Other Half Brewery out of Brooklyn. They state it is a worldwide, open-ended beer collaboration created to raise support for the industry that they love so much.  Read more about the inspiration of the All Together IPA here. A few Austin area breweries took the […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases and Openings May 28th

By Dani Schwab | May 28, 2020

Austin Weekly Beer Releases & Openings Check out Austin craft beer releases and openings that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map While, sadly, I cannot write an events article as of late, I am going to try to keep of list of new beer releases that are happening around town. In this edition, I am also tracking all the breweries and brewpubs planning to reopen this weekend. Breweries re-opening this week: (note: […]

Homebrewing During a Global Pandemic

By Melanie Ross | May 26, 2020

While we all hunker down, a copious amount of unexpected time to investigate untapped hobbies and get creative has suddenly appeared. People are taking up new fitness practices, crafting, learning musical instruments, languages…homebrewing? Why not? With extra time abounding, what better opportunity to take up the skill of brewing your own beer? Some of Austin’s homebrewing gurus were happy to share their tips on how to get started on the journey.  I had the pleasure […]

All Together Beer Supports Hospitality Industry

Texas Breweries Brew All Together IPA

By Dani Schwab | May 25, 2020

Texas Breweries Brew All Together IPA By Now, maybe you have heard of the worldwide collaboration of All Together IPA. If Not, read more about the inspiration of the All Together IPA here. Many Texas breweries have brewed or are going to brew this collaboration. A few of the Texas Brewers explained to us, their decision to join this collaboration and how it will help their community.     Künstler Brewing: San Antonio, TX: Released on April […]

Best Austin Beers for Memorial Day 2020

Best Austin Beer to Drink this Memorial Day   It is going to be an interesting Memorial Day. We have places starting to reopen. We have weather that is not conducive to grilling or swimming. But at least we have beer and each other. So I polled the team and a couple of r/AustinBeer redditors to see what they would be drinking over the long ...

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 Area Breweries Brew All Together IPA

Austin Area Breweries Brew All Together IPA Breweries all over Texas and the world are working on the collaboration of All Together IPA. The All Together IPA collaboration began with Other Half Brewery out of Brooklyn. They state it is a worldwide, open-ended beer collaboration created to raise support for the industry that they love so much.  Read more about the inspiration of the All ...

Best Austin Beers for Memorial Day 2020

By David Kulczar | May 22, 2020

Best Austin Beer to Drink this Memorial Day   It is going to be an interesting Memorial Day. We have places starting to reopen. We have weather that is not conducive to grilling or swimming. But at least we have beer and each other. So I polled the team and a couple of r/AustinBeer redditors to see what they would be drinking over the long weekend.  Here are the results:   Andrew Hold Out | […]

Barking Armadillo Brings Craft Beer to Georgetown During a Pandemic

By Feature Blogger | May 22, 2020

Feature post by Ruvani De Silva Most of us have been put out, inconvenienced and financially disadvantaged by Covid-19, but when you’ve put years of planning, preparation, love, and investment into building your very own brewery taproom, only to have it closed down just two weeks after your launch party, that’s got to be a huge kick in the head, right? Well yes, but for Barking Armadillo’s Jacob Trimm and Brian Cantu, they are not […]

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 22nd, 2020

By Andrew Schwab | May 22, 2020

Continuing the label approvals for another couple of weeks. Seems like things have slowed down a bit since the last couple of updates (honestly, this does not surprise me in the least). Either way, here are the latest brewery/label approvals. Recent Brewery Approvals: Note: I have only been putting new brewery approvals here – anything that is just getting reapproved, I do not list. Along with this, any macro brewery that is approved, I do […]

Austin Weekly Beer Releases and Openings May 21st

By Dani Schwab | May 21, 2020

Austin Weekly Beer Releases & Openings Check out Austin craft beer releases and openings that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map While, sadly, I cannot write an events article as of late, I am going to try to keep of list of new beer releases that are happening around town. In this edition, I am also tracking all the breweries and brewpubs planning to reopen this weekend. Breweries re-opening this week: (note: […]

Beer with Gin | The History Behind Lagers

By Feature Blogger | May 21, 2020

By Feature Writer Gin Benevidez Lager? I hardly know her! I agree with you that this is probably the worst way to open an article, but it was the first thing that popped into my head when I tried to figure out a succinct way to convey the point that, as much as beer drinkers love lagers, there’s quite a bit of mystery and misunderstanding surrounding the beer. Plus, the alternative jokes I thought up […]

“Desperate Measures” | Meanwhile Brewing Co. Partners with Lazarus Brewing

By Dani Schwab | May 20, 2020

East Austin Brewery Partners with Soon-to-Emerge South Austin Brewery and Established Hop Merchant to Launch Four-Part Beer Series  If you have visited Lazarus Brewing over the last week, or even their website, you have probably seen something about their Stimulus Package. As stated on their website, “over the next few weeks, we’re rolling out the Lazarus Stimulus Package: our best beers in a brand new format (12 oz six-packs!). Soon, you’ll be able to take […]

Texas Breweries Can Reopen This Friday

By Pam Catoe | May 18, 2020

Governor Abbot announced today that breweries and brewpubs can reopen their taprooms effective May 22nd at a 25% capacity, but will they? Your trusted CraftBeerAustin.com team is reaching out to breweries this week to provide you with a list of who will reopen and it what capacity. Highlights from the Open Texas guidance: Outside seating is not restricted to 25% capacity; however, safe distancing of tables is required Bar seating is prohibited and must be […]

All Together IPA: Bear King Brewing Company

All Together IPA | Bear King Brewing Company

By Dani Schwab | May 15, 2020

All Together IPA: Bear King Brewing Company Update on Bear King as of May 15th: They have opened their doors back up! They will be open 7 days a week from 11 am-10 pm with their full food & beer menu available. In order to keep the guests and team members safe and to maintain the limit on the allowed capacity of 25%, they will ONLY be opening their covered patio and side dining room […]

Raise a Glass Today for a #NationwideCheers!

By Pam Catoe | May 15, 2020

As we are all staying home and working safe, you can still order beer-to-go from your favorite local craft brewery and food take-out is still allowed. And that is something to be happy about, so get out there TODAY and pick up a few of your favorite local craft beers, while practicing social distancing. Then raise a glass at 5:00 pm and join your fellow beer lovers in a #NationwideCheers! Led by Community Beer Company out […]

Austin Craft Beer Weekly Beer Releases & Openings

Austin Craft Beer Weekly Beer Releases and Openings May 14

By Dani Schwab | May 14, 2020

Austin Craft Beer Weekly Beer Releases & Openings Howdy Austin! Check out Austin craft beer releases and openings that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map While, sadly, I cannot write an events article as of late, I am going to try to keep of list of new beer releases that are happening around town. I think we all would like to be able to eventually meet up with friends at our local […]

Women in Beer | Mara Young

By Pam Catoe | May 13, 2020

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 Mara Young, Co-Owner and Founder of Community Cultures Yeast Lab. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? My role consists of everything on […]

It’s American Craft Beer Week | #GiveCraftBeer Today

By Pam Catoe | May 12, 2020

Normally, we would be celebrating American Craft Beer Week by attending one of several events around town to drink local craft beer. This year things are a little different. OK, a lot different. However, the Brewers Association created a new campaign to make this year’s event special by giving the gift of craft beer through the #GiveCraftBeer campaign. Here’s how you can participate: Commit to giving the gift of Craft Beer here. Buy beer-to-go, merchandise, or […]

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 1st, 2020

By Andrew Schwab | May 1, 2020

These label approvals cover most of April. It seems like the shelter in place has not slowed down the TABC as far as putting out label approvals, and approving brewpubs. A couple of new breweries are getting their first approvals – like Hold Out Brewing in Austin, along with some new out of state breweries getting their first approvals – like Maine Beer Company. Recent Brewery Approvals: Note: I have only been putting new brewery […]

Banger’s May Growler Club

By Dani Schwab | May 1, 2020

UPDATE: Banger’s has temporarily shut down all operations in order to put a reopening plan together. Here’s a statement from Banger’s regarding the Growler Club: For anyone who purchased from the Growler Club in May, we are offering a punch card to redeem the remaining 21 growler fills when we reopen. We have called all of the people personally who had signed up, but please reach out to us at info@bangersaustin.com if you purchased and have not […]

Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | May 2020

By David Kulczar | May 1, 2020

Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | May 2020 It is time again for the Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks for May 2020. This month you will notice Beer-to-go and Pink Boots collaboration brew trends in the selections. In addition, you will also notice a new addition. Melanie Ross has officially joined the team as a contributor, so she gets her first staff pick this month. As always please take time to try and patronize the […]

Updated Feature: COVID-19 Impact on Craft Beer

By Feature Blogger | Apr 29, 2020

Feature written by Brian Trivitt To say things are different now than they were when I wrote my last blog on Friday, March 13th titled “Covid 19 Impact on Craft Beer,” is, without a doubt a huge understatement. On that Friday the 13th (should have known), I had the pleasure of meeting with the Owner of Craft Beer Austin, Ms. Pam Catoe at Austin Beerworks. We enjoyed some of their world-class beers and had a […]

Beer-to-Go | Austin Ale Trail #Beeringo

By Pam Catoe | Apr 28, 2020

Welcome to our new series “Beer-to-Go” aimed at highlighting all of our wonderful local breweries and bars that have fresh beers for you to enjoy during the quarantine. Our beer-to-go photo contest gets published weekly, thank you to everyone who participated! This week we are partnering with the Austin Ale Trail to play beer-to-go bingo! Here’s how to play: visit the Austin Ale Trail on Facebook, and download a picture of the bingo card of your choice. Post […]

Beer-to-Go Photos | April 27, 2020

By Pam Catoe | Apr 27, 2020

You answered the call to show us your beer-to-go pictures, supporting local breweries and bars. Here are this week’s top posts, from the #GreatTexasBeerRun, let’s do it again next week! View this post on Instagram Realized I hadn’t posted anything we’ve been cheersing lately! Giving a big #austinbeer shout out! Enjoyed: @liveoakbrewing Gold Pilsner, @indybrewing Stand w ATX, Power & Light Session IPA & Peach Emoji Peach Tea Sour, @acoponbrewing Aine, @nomadicbeerworks The Local Australian […]

805 Authenticos Series Highlights 512 Local Paul Cauthen

By Steve Duffy | Apr 27, 2020

We all know we’re supposed to be supporting our local breweries right now – head out for a B – double E – double R – U – N, y’all – but that doesn’t mean fine beer isn’t made elsewhere. The Firestone Walker folks over in Paso Robles, California, have a wonderful blond ale they’re promoting using a series of slickly produced videos featuring some pretty badass people. About a week ago, they released one […]

Pandemic Q&A with Nomadic, 4th Tap, Oddwood & The Brewtorium

By David Kulczar | Apr 23, 2020

Pandemic Q&A with 4th Tap, Nomadic, Oddwood & The Brewtorium I recently reached out to four of my favorite breweries to check-in and get their thoughts on the current health situation and how they are managing to navigate the rapidly changing rules and dynamic times that we are all facing. Thanks to Nomadic Beerworks, 4th Tap Brewing Co-op, Oddwood Ales & The Brewtorium Brewery & Kitchen for taking valuable time out of their day to […]

Women in Beer | Martha Dixon

By Pam Catoe | Apr 22, 2020

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 Martha Dixon, co-founder and The Big Boss at 50 Foot Websites and Branding. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? I oversee all […]

Beer-to-Go | #GreatTexasBeerRun Edition

By Pam Catoe | Apr 21, 2020

Welcome to our new series “Beer-to-Go” aimed at highlighting all of our wonderful local breweries and bars that have fresh beers for you to enjoy during the quarantine. Our beer-to-go photo contest gets published weekly, thank you to everyone who participated! This week we have a very special feature brought to you by the creative minds at the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, encouraging you to put on your mask and make a #GreatTexasBeerRun this weekend and pick up beer-to-go […]

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We Have a New Look! Interview with 50 Foot Websites & Branding

By Pam Catoe | Apr 21, 2020

We have a new look thanks to our good friends over at 50 Foot Websites & Branding. I caught up with co-founder Martha Dixon to learn more about their business. What’s behind the name 50 Foot Websites & Branding? Martha is a big woman! Martha chose the name based off the poster for the 1950’s movie “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman”, our name is actually a nod to the original poster designer William Reynold […]

Beer-to-Go Photos | April 21, 2020

By Pam Catoe | Apr 21, 2020

You answered the call to show us your beer-to-go pictures, supporting local breweries and bars. Here are this week’s top posts, let’s do it again next week! View this post on Instagram What styles have you been drinking a lot of during the quarantine?? I definitely started out drinking high abv stouts but have returned back to my favorite style…Pilsners!! Every Sunday we support a small local brewery!! Thank you so much @shann0ny for this […]

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