This edition of Six Things You Need to Know covers a few exciting stories outside of the Austin area.

Hi Sign Celebrates Austin Pride Month

On the heels of its grand reopening, Hi Sign Brewing is hosting a series of happy hours every Friday from 6-10 pm in August to celebrate Pride month in Austin. Proceeds from the events will be donated to The Equality Alliance, a local nonprofit working to generate financial support and visibility for grassroots LGBTQIA+ charities fighting for equity, justice, and human rights in Central Texas.

“We’re so proud to give back in an important way,” says Mark Phillippe, Founder, and CEO of Hi Sign Brewing. “We hope everyone comes out on Fridays this month to enjoy amazing beer, dance to great music, and help us raise as much money as possible for these very worthy organizations!”

Photo courtesy of Hi Sign Brewing

Meanwhile Beer Hit Store Shelves

Meanwhile Brewing announced three of their flagship beers will hit local Austin retailers’ shelves in 4-pack, 16 oz. cans on August 31, 2022. The 2022 Texas Craft Brewers Cup American IPA winner, Secret Beach; 2021 GABF German-style Pils winner, Meanwhile Pilsner; and their best-selling hazy IPA, Tender Robot will be distributed to select retailers:

  • Royal Blue Grocery (Rainey): 51 Rainey St #120, Austin, TX 78701
  • Sunrise Mini Mart (Anderson): 1809 W Anderson Ln., Austin, TX 78757
  • The Meteor: 2110 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
  • Turnstile: 10025 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78758
  • Whichcraft Taproom & Bottle Shop: 1900 Simond Ave #200, Austin, TX 78723
  • Wright Bros. Brew and Brew: 500 San Marcos St #105, Austin, TX 78702

“Meanwhile beer is brewed to be shared with good company. Our emphasis on that communal experience still holds true, even outside of the brewery,” said Meanwhile owner William Jaquiss. “We have been energized by to the positive reception to our beers on tap in local and regional bars and restaurants, so this feels like a natural progression.”

Texas Craft Brewers Fest Tickets are On Sale Now

Early bird ticket prices end on August 19! Tickets are on sale now for the Texas Craft Brewers Festival, the state’s largest beer event focused exclusively on Texas-brewed craft beer, returning to East Austin’s Fiesta Gardens on October 1, 2022.

The BA Releases its Midyear Economic Report

The latest findings from Brewers Association Chief Economist Bart Watson suggest that draught and taproom sales are on the road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic while packaged sales have tailed off.

Bold Republic Brewing Relocates to Temple

Bold Republic Brewing is relocating their entire operation to Temple, Texas on a little over 2 acres in the Crossroads Park Complex, which is home to 7 soccer fields, 4 baseball fields, 4 softball fields, tennis courts, hike & bike trails, and 27 hole disc golf course.  The new facility will house a 15BBL steam-powered brewhouse and 30BBL fermenters and a 30bbl brite.

Pink Boots Collaboration Beers Available Now

The Austin Chapter of Pink Boots Society has been out and about brewing collaboration beers with participating breweries using the Pink Boots Blend by Yakima Chief Hops. It will be another record year for Austin collaborations, so get out there and pick up the latest releases while you can! Stay tuned to CraftBeerAustin.comas we cover other upcoming beers from local breweries.

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