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.

Five New Throwback Brews for 2021 in Austin

Five Throwback Brews for 2021 Original article posted May, 2021 Spring is the season of new and returning things in Austin: hanging caterpillars and emerging cicadas, longer days and warmer nights, professional soccer teams, and graduating students. It is also a time of renewal for the city’s brewery scene, a period where seasonal releases don’t have to tie into holidays, how hot it is outside, or industry trends. It’s the perfect moment to put a …

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Orf Brewing

Breaking News: Orf Brewing is Permanently Closed

Orf Brewing Closes Permanently Effective May 30 Sunday, May 30th marked the final day in business for South Austin’s Orf Brewing. Owner and head brewer Chris Orf cited “the ongoing challenges, headaches, and hassles of running a small business in a hyper-competitive market” as reasons for the closure. One of the smaller breweries in the bustling South Austin beer scene, Orf Brewing carved out a niche with their innovative hybrid ales that combined global influences …

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Adelbert’s Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with New Products and Logo

ADELBERT’S  CELEBRATES 10 YEARS WITH NEW OLD RELEASES, WINE, MEAD, AND REBRANDING Over the past ten years, Adelbert’s Brewing has built a reputation as a mainstay in the North Austin craft beer scene and as the city’s best brewery for Belgian-style beers. With its first decade of business in the rearview mirror, the brewery is paying homage to some of its favorite beers while making some bold changes to keep up with current trends in …

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East Brother Beer Company Expands Distribution to Texas

East Brother Beer Company Expands Distribution to Texas Richmond, CA’s East Brother Beer Company is the latest addition to the surge of out-of-state craft breweries that have begun distributing in Texas during the pandemic. EBBC hopes to stand out from other newcomers with a lineup focused on traditional styles. For East Brother co-founder Rob Lightner, the brewery’s focus on classic recipes made their product a natural fit with the Texas market: “with craft lagers on …

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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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Easy Tiger Announces New East Austin Location

Feature post by Aaron Stevens Four months after closing their original Sixth Street bakery due to the coronavirus pandemic, Easy Tiger will return to downtown Austin. The popular bakeshop and beer garden’s new location is a few blocks away at 1501 East Seventh Street in the former 7co event venue. The massive space features a 15,000 square foot enclosed yard, 2,500 square feet of indoor space, and more than 1,000 square feet of covered terraces. …

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Yuengling Finally Makes it to Texas

Feature by Aaron Stevens After 191 years in business, Yuengling will finally be available in the Lone Star state. The venerable Pennsylvania-based brewery announced the distribution of its core lineup across Texas beginning in fall 2021. The expansion into Texas is the first step in a larger move into the western United States by Yuengling, the oldest brewery in the United States. Founded in 1829 by German immigrant David Yuengling in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, Yuengling is …

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