Gabriela Swider

Gabriela is an avid homebrewer, writer, and BJCP certified beer and mead judge, with a background in public policy and marketing. When not working or visiting local breweries, Gabriela enjoys taking cross-country road trips and exploring the great outdoors. Instagram (gabriela_swider) Twitter (@gabriela_swider)

The Texas Beer Project - Fixing Texas' Broken Beer Laws

The Texas Beer Project – Fixing Texas’ Broken Beer Laws

#texas_beer_project is on a mission to help “fix Texas’ broken beer laws,” a call-to-action raised earlier this year by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild and their new political action committee, CraftPAC. As an ardent craft beer enthusiast, Gabriela saw this as an opportunity for the wider data community to rally and support a cause that impacts many in Texas and beyond. The Texas Beer Project Brewing the Project Inspiration Independent craft breweries in Texas were dealt a hard blow …

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Vista Brewing – Texas Craft Brewery Profile

Vista Brewing – Texas Craft Brewery Profile Location: 13551 FM150, Driftwood, TX 78619 Open: Thursday – Saturday 11am – 10pm, Sunday 11am – 8pm If you haven’t made it out to Vista Brewing yet, you’ve been missing out. Nestled among the picturesque ranch land of Driftwood, Vista is a destination brewery well within reach of those hoping to escape the city for some brews and views. But Vista is more than just a beautiful property. …

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Austin’s Local Brewery Contenders for World Beer Cup 2018

Austin’s Local Brewery Contenders for World Beer Cup 2018

Update: 2018 Winners Announced Congratulations to the following Austin-area breweries who took home medals this year: Pinthouse Pizza (Burnet): Gold Medal in American Style Strong Pale Ale Category for Green Battles, and Silver Medal in Fresh or Wet Hop Category for This Year’s Crop Wet Hop Pinthouse Pizza (Lamar): Bronze Medal in American Style IPA Category for Bailing Room See the full list of 302 Award Winners from All Styles from from All Countries represented …

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Suds Monkey Brewing Company – Texas Craft Brewery Profile

Suds Monkey Brewing Company Location: 1032 Canyon Bend Drive, Dripping Springs, TX Open: Fridays 3-9pm, Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm One of the new kids on the block, Suds Monkey Brewing Company is “redefining the art of beer, one batch at a time.” The nanobrewery is already making a distinctive mark on the Austin beer landscape with its fun branding and namesake mascot, Suds the Monkey. Todd, self-described “Illustrator of the monkey” explains, “Suds is …

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NLand Brewing Company – Texas Craft Brewery Profile

NLand Brewing Company Location: 4836 E. Highway 71, Del Valle, Texas 78617 Open Tuesday – Sunday 12-8p (until 10pm on Wed. for trivia night) Since opening in late 2016, North America’s first surf park has offered “world-class surfing in the heart of Texas Hill Country,” but that’s not all. Along with its 2 lagoons, juice bar and restaurant, NLand Surf Park also serves up its own craft beer to thirsty surfers and visitors. Head Brewer …

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Orf Brewing – Texas Craft Brewery Profile

Orf Brewing Location: 4700 Burleson Road, Unit F Austin, TX 78744 Currently open weekly on Saturdays 2 to 5pm, with events featuring special entertainment happening roughly once a month “Beer is the overlap of chemistry and fun,” per Chris Orf, founder of Orf Brewing. A chemist by training, but a comedian at heart, Orf’s goal in launching his brewery was to create “a fun community of beer lovers and people who like to laugh.” Just celebrated their …

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The Brewtorium Brewery & Kitchen - Texas Craft Brewpub Profile

The Brewtorium Brewery & Kitchen – Texas Craft Brewpub Profile

Good Chemistry, Great Beer: The Brewtorium Opens in North Austin Location: 6015 Dillard Circle in Austin Something special has been brewing in North Austin the last few years, and its finally ready for public consumption. Well worth the wait, The Brewtorium Brewery & Kitchen is Austin’s newest casual kid-friendly and dog-friendly neighborhood beer garden, now serving up good chemistry and great beer for the community to enjoy. Chris Rauschuber, an award-winning home-brewer, and Whitney Roberts, …

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Twisted Texas Live Music and Brewery Tour

Twisted Texas Live Music and Brewery Tour

New to Austin, Twisted Texas Tours “show off the wild sides of Austin that make Texas’ capital city one of the funkiest towns in the south.” We got to come along for the ride on a recent Live Music & Brewery Tour, and here’s what happened. Departing from Waller Creek Pub House, everyone had a chance to grab a bite to eat and start off the afternoon with a wide selection of pre-tour beers. Amber, …

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Where To Get A Coffee and Beer Buzz Around Austin

Where To Get A Coffee and Beer Buzz Around Austin

Where To Get A Coffee and Beer Buzz Around Austin Autumn is upon us and the back-to-school season has begun! As temperatures drop back into double digits, we all need a few go-to coffee and beer spots to post up and enjoy the beverages that help us reach peak productivity. Whether “productivity” for you means homework, work, or just making a decent dent in your Austin bucket list, here are a few noteworthy spots to …

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