Aaron Stevens

My fascination with craft beer began in college as a bartender and grew as a volunteer at Peticolas Brewing in Dallas. Since relocating to Austin, I have closely followed the growth and evolution of Central Texas' brewing scene.

Hill Country Craft Beer Festival Scheduled for April 17

After a yearlong hiatus, craft beer festivals are slowly returning to Central Texas. One of the first and largest in 2021 is the Hill Country Craft Beer Festival, which will take place at Rockin’ R River Rides in New Braunfels on April 17. Twenty-five breweries will be participating in this year’s HCCB, and the festival will boast more than one hundred beers to sample. Austin mainstays like Celis, Blue Owl, and 4th Tap will be …

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Better For You Beer on the Rise in Austin

Better For You Beer on the Rise in Austin One of the largest national trends in craft brewing is making waves in Austin this spring. More and more craft breweries are trying their hand at creating lighter, lower-calorie beers and beer alternatives, some of them supplemented with superfoods. From 100-calorie hazy IPAs to hop waters, there are more health-conscious options available for craft drinkers in Central Texas than ever before.  Now to take a look …

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Vista Brewing Releases Oenobeer Series

Vista Brewing Releases Oenobeer Series Driftwood’s Vista Brewing is taking their barrel-aging program in an unusual new direction with the release of three new limited edition wine-beer hybrid ales known as oenobeers. Oenobeers are not unknown to the craft brewing world (nationally-available examples of the style include Dogfish Head’s Mixed Media and Firestone Walker’s Bretta Blanc), but the style is uniquely well-suited to Vista’s Hill Country locale, an area with deep historical brewing and winemaking …

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