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.

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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