David Kulczar

I remember gravitating to beer early. In college (Hook em Horns), my roommate and I would hunt for anything that wasn't macro. In the late 90's that generally meant imports. So he and I drank our way through everything we could find at Bennigans (best import list in Austin at the time) and then The Gingerman. We were at Bitter End, Lovejoy's and Copper Tank every chance we could get. I have been a first hand participant and witness to the change in the Austin beer scene and I cannot wait to see it where it goes from here.

Top Austin Breweries with Air Conditioned Taprooms

Austin’s Best Air-Conditioned Tap Rooms Updated 8/23/2023 Just like most recent years, this will be one of the hottest summers on record with no short-term sign of a cooldown. Based on the troublesome forecast over the next couple of months, we asked ourselves, “What breweries in Austin have the perfect inside air-conditioned oasis to get out of the heat with a local craft beer?” For this list, I am limiting to breweries only, the focus …

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Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | Summer 2023

Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | Summer 2023   Welcome back for the Summer 2023 edition of Staff Picks. We once again polled the team to see what they recommend as the weather starts to heat up in Central Texas. One addition this week is Cole Hoffman, who is contributing his first staff pick. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and let us know your favorite  beers of the moment on our social platforms.  …

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Round Up of Austin Area World Beer Cup Winners – 2023

Texas World Beer Cup Winners Nashville 2023 The World Beer Cup 2023 awards were held once again on May 10th in Nashville, TN at the closure of the 2023 Craft Brewer’s Conference at Nashville’s Convention Center, Music City Center.  This is the 14th such competition and broke down as follows: Total Breweries – 2,376 Total Countries – 51 Total Beers Entered – 10,213 Categories – 103 (176 total styles) New Breweries – 522 Total Medals …

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The Hill Country Craft Beer Festival

Hill Country Craft Beer Festival Buy Tickets Join us for a beautiful day of beer in Historic Gruene, Texas at the Comal County Fairgrounds. The Hill Country Craft Beer Festival is known for quality beer – in a city known for quality fun. 30+ Texas Breweries. 150+ craft beers. 1 great day. Presented by the Rotary Club of New Braunfels and benefiting local charities and non-profits April 15, 2023 12:00pm  VIP Gates Open 1:00pm General …

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10Best | Austin Craft Beer Bars

10Best | Craft Beer Bars Updated March 9, 2023 What is a Go To place to take an out of towner? Where is your regular spot to grab a beer and get some work done or hang out with friends? Let’s explore 10 of the best non-brewery locations to grab amazing local craft beer. Great craft beer bars have a few key features: Amazing local craft beer (obviously) Other alcohol options (for your weird non-beer …

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Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | January 2023

Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | January 2023   It has been a bit of a gap since we last shared our current go to beers in town, but the team is back with our staff picks for January 2023.  For this edition, no restrictions, I just asked the team to send their current favorite non-core beer that they think everyone should go try.  So, without further ado, here are the Craft Beer Austin Staff …

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What to Drink in Honolulu

Beer Tripping – Honolulu, HI Pam and I were recently in Honolulu over the holidays with the family. Between the sun, surf, luaus (trust me – this is the only luau to select), and epic vistas, we managed to break away for an afternoon to sample what Honolulu offers for craft beer. During our trip, we hit several key spots and were able to try some other local options at some area craft beer bars. …

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10Best | Beer Gardens

10Best | Beer Gardens Photo courtesy of the AFBA City Guide Updated March 7, 2023 Drinking a beer outside with friends is one of the great joys in life.  Central Texas has some amazing beer gardens.  Here are our ratings for the 10 Best Austin (and Austin Area) Beer Gardens.  Not limited to breweries, this list is inclusive of some of our favorite outdoor beer bars as well. Beer GardenWhyWhere 12 FoxLarge, rustic space with …

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CBC 2022 Preview

2022 Craft Brewer’s Conference Preview and Guide Join Craft Beer Austin at CBC 2022. America’s Largest Craft Brewing Industry Gathering Minneapolis, MN | May 2-5, 2022  The Brewers Association hosts the 2022 Craft Brewer’s Conference® & BrewExpo America® each year in a different location around the country. It’s the largest craft beer industry conference and this year will be hosted in Minneapolis.  This conference will follow closely on the heels of the delayed 2021 conference …

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