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New Hill Country Brewery | Lago Vista Brewing Company

New Hill Country Brewery | Lago Vista Brewing Company  A new addition to the Central Texas brewery scene is getting ready to open for the Winter of 2022. Lago Vista Brewing Company, founded by Samantha and Mark Norman, and Dylan Byerly, will be located in the Texas Hill Country of Lago Vista, Texas.  “We have always had a deep love for the Texas Hill Country,” M. Norman said. “Lago Vista has it all – beautiful …

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Women of the Vine and Spirits Launch Program Against Harassment

Women of the Vine and Spirits Launch Program Against Harassment Women of the Vine and Spirits and Distilled Spirits Council of the United States have partnered with RAINN to launch a training program that addresses the ever present harassment and discrimination that is ongoing in the alcohol beverage community.  RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. They created and operate the National Sexual Assault Hotline. This organization will be able to help WOTVS and …

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Brewery Organizations Create Inclusive Coalition to Fight Discrimination

Brewery Organizations Create Inclusive Coalition to Fight Discrimination Originally posted Sept 2021. As more survivors have bravely come forward with their stories of sexual harassment and discrimination in the brewery industry, a few organizations have come together to form the BRU (Brewing Respect and Unity) Coalition. This coalition will not only acknowledge that there needs to be change in the industry, but it will also help create solutions and actively make the necessary changes.  The …

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Eight Texas Breweries Join the Brave Noise Initiative

Eight Texas Breweries Join the Brave Noise Initiative  The Brave Noise collaboration now has eight Texas breweries that have joined the initiative. All locations have begun or are in the process of creating and selling their collaboration beer. Each Texas brewery has made its stance in supporting survivors of sexism, discrimination, and harassment.  Austin Beerworks, Central Machine Works, Jester King Brewery, Meanwhile Brewing, Vista Brewing, St. Elmo Brewing Company, The Brewtorium, and Whitestone Brewery have …

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Austin Beerworks Creates Brave Noise Collaboration Beer

Austin Beerworks Creates Brave Noise Collaboration Beer Since the beginning of the Brave Noise Collaboration, six Texas breweries have joined the initiative, five of which are in the Austin area. Breweries such as Austin Beerworks and St. Elmo’s have begun the process of brewing their collaborative beer. While St. Elmo’s had their release on Oct. 6, Austin Beerworks is getting ready to release their pale ale soon.  Brave Noise, which started with one powerful question …

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THE SAFE BARS P.A.C.T.

Craft Beer Companies Create The Safe Bars P.A.C.T.

Craft Beer Companies Create The Safe Bars P.A.C.T. What started as frequent Zoom calls between multiple organizations, soon turned into a group of individuals making a stand for those who the beverage industry continues to marginalize and harm with gender inequities.  Those organizations are Craft Beer Professionals, Safe Bars, Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions, Lady Justice Brewing, assisted by RadCraft, and HalfDay Studio. They have now formed The Safe Bars P.A.C.T.  This initiative is yet …

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Fast Friends Beer Co

New Brewery Coming to South Austin | Fast Friends Beer Co.

New Brewery Coming to South Austin | Fast Friends Beer Co. The newest brewery coming to South Austin, Fast Friends, is hoping to forge a “Happy Place” for all customers in their hill country oasis, just off I-35 between William Cannon Drive and Slaughter Lane. Founder, David Childress, has plans to open the brewery in 2022.  The creation of the name “Fast Friends” was formed during a company retreat in early 2020. With many of …

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Pinthouse Brewery Partners with Winery to Brew “With Pulp”

Pinthouse Brewery Partners with Winery to Brew “With Pulp” Pinthouse Brewing recently released a unique beer not only for them but for the brewery industry. “With Pulp,” named from the unclarified juice used in the brewing process, was dropped on Sep. 10. The uniqueness of this beer derives from the use of grape juice from local winery, William Chris Vineyards.  “The concept of this beer came from the desire to find a way to use …

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Trail Foundation Pop Up Beer Garden

The Trail Foundation Hosts Pop-Up Beer Garden at Sand Beach Park

The Trail Foundation Hosts Pop-Up Beer Garden at Sand Beach Park The Trail Foundation, an organization dedicated to enhancing and protecting the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake, is setting up a pop-up beer garden on Oct. 9-10. The beer garden will be held at Sand Beach Park from 12-7 p.m. There will be live music from local artists as well as local beverage options.  “TTF is excited to bring Trail lovers together for …

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(512) Brewing cans

(512) Brewing Company Introduces Canned Beer

(512) Brewing Company Introduces Canned Beer (512) Brewing Company released their newest beer on Sep. 8, the Kolsch. The 4.8% ABV crushable beer will be released as a canned beer, a new style for the brewery. The company is beginning to start the process of canning not only with the Kolsch, but other lower ABV beers.  “I’ve resisted canning 512 beers since the beginning,” owner Kevin Brand said, “but, it was always an option for …

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