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.

10Best | Craft Beer Bars

10Best | Craft Beer Bars 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 friends) Amazing food, preferably …

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10Best | Beer Gardens

10Best | Beer Gardens 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 plenty of parking and shade. Great for events, which they host …

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Top Austin Breweries with Air Conditioned Taprooms

Austin’s Best Air Conditioned Tap Rooms Updated 8/16/2022 There is a chance of over seventy 100° or higher days this year. No matter where the final count lands, this will be one of the hottest summers on record. Recently, I was sitting at 4th Tap (RIP – I miss you so much) in a perfect air-conditioned Austin tap room, watching Metalocalypse reruns, and talking to Pam, Robbie, and Sam about this exact topic. What breweries …

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CBC 2022 Central Texas in Pictures

CBC 2022 in Minneapolis Central Texas Attendees in Photos We attempted to take photos of many of the Central Texas attendees that we encountered over 4 days at the conference.  If you would like your photos added to this collage, contact david@craftbeeraustin.com. CBC 2022 BrewExpo America BrewExpo America The Pink Boots Team Jason Davis of Freetail with Grant from Country Malt Bob Galligan chatting with the CBA team Will, Tyler and Daniel of ABW at …

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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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Suds Monkey Brewing Company – Brewery Profile Update

Suds Monkey Brewing Company – Brewery Profile Update 12024 US-290 Austin TX 78737 (Just West of Nutty Brown)     Since Craft Beer Austin’s original profile of Suds Monkey in 2018 much has changed at this staple Hill Country Brewery.  Most obviously, they have a new updated location at 12024 US 290 (@ Nutty Brown).  The new location offers a larger indoor/outdoor style format with plenty of games and activities to keep families entertained.  From …

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The 2022 Hill Country Craft Beer Festival

The 2022 Hill Country Craft Beer Festival Buy Tickets Join us for a beautiful day of beer in Historic Gruene, Texas along the banks of the Guadalupe River. The Hill Country Craft Beer Festival is known for quality beer – in a city known for quality fun. 35+ Texas Breweries. 150+ craft beers. 1 great day. Presented by the Rotary Club of New Braunfels and benefiting local charities and non-profits April 23, 2022 12:00pm  VIP …

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Dripping Springs Brewer’s Festival

Dripping Springs Brewer’s Festival    DRIPPING SPRINGS LAUNCHES FIRST BREWERS FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTING LOCAL CRAFT BEER ARTISANS  Interested in volunteering? Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4aada62fa3f85-dsbrewers With more than a dozen craft breweries in a 15-mile radius, it’s only fitting that Dripping Springs, Texas, is now home to the area’s first Brewers Festival. The event, scheduled for March 26, 2022, from noon until 5:00 p.m., will showcase some of the Hill Country’s finest brewmasters and their exceptional brews.  Attendees …

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Growler USA Austin | Closing February 11th

Growler USA to close February 11, 2022   Growler USA, located at 609 W 29th St, is set to close on February 11, 2022, after six years of operation. They are offering 25% off draft beer this week and 50% next week. More information can be found on their social media accounts.  You can see their Facebook post below.   Original Article from March 2016 (by Pam Catoe) Photo Credit: Growler USA Growler USA Austin …

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Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | Winter 2021

Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | Winter 2021   The team is back with our latest staff picks for Winter 2021.  For this edition, we are focusing on appropriate seasonal beer selections as we enter the colder months, which so far have yet to be colder.  Also included in this edition is one of our newest staff members, Aaron Stevens, who is making his inaugural staff pick. So, without further ado, here are the Craft …

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Texas Craft Brewers Festival

2021 Texas Craft Brewer’s Festival in Pictures

2021 Texas Craft Brewer’s Festival The Calm Before the Storm Amy serving at The Pink Boots booth The Pink Boots Team 4th Tap’s Custom Made Tap Wall was stellar Brent and Sarah from Vacancy Zack sporting his Custom Red Horn Kicks Kay and Paige from San Antonio’s Second Pitch Siren Rock Brewing from Rockwall Always Great to Chat with Billy The Beer Attorney Team Getting some much needed shade Frank from Saint Arnold Brewing Emma, …

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10Best | Must Visit Austin Breweries

10Best | Must Visit Austin Breweries Updated 4/10/2021 Here are 10 breweries that are must-visit locations in Austin and Central Texas. I could easily add a dozen more amazing breweries to this set of profiles, but for a full list of all Central Texas breweries see our Comprehensive Central Texas Brewery Guide (includes links, food options and other key information). Photo Credit: ABGB Austin Beer Garden Brewing (ABGB) The list of awards that ABGB has …

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