Feature Blogger

Barking Armadillo Brings Craft Beer to Georgetown During a Pandemic

Feature post by Ruvani De Silva Most of us have been put out, inconvenienced and financially disadvantaged by Covid-19, but when you’ve put years of planning, preparation, love, and investment into building your very own brewery taproom, only to have it closed down just two weeks after your launch party, that’s got to be a huge kick in the head, right? Well yes, but for Barking Armadillo’s Jacob Trimm and Brian Cantu, they are not …

Barking Armadillo Brings Craft Beer to Georgetown During a Pandemic Read More »

Beer with Gin | The History Behind Lagers

By Feature Writer Gin Benevidez Lager? I hardly know her! I agree with you that this is probably the worst way to open an article, but it was the first thing that popped into my head when I tried to figure out a succinct way to convey the point that, as much as beer drinkers love lagers, there’s quite a bit of mystery and misunderstanding surrounding the beer. Plus, the alternative jokes I thought up …

Beer with Gin | The History Behind Lagers Read More »

Believe in Beer | The Craft Brewery Relief Fund

Donate HERE Press Release: The craft beer industry needs your help. Craft breweries have announced an average of 65% drop in sales since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic almost 2 months ago. Many have had to lay off or furlough the majority of their staff. 46% of breweries anticipate they can only survive 1-3 months given the current operational restrictions. These are scary and sobering statistics. But we don’t want dwell on the negative. We want to inspire hope. And we’re …

Believe in Beer | The Craft Brewery Relief Fund Read More »

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Fresh Lager

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a fresh lager from one of your favorite breweries. Feature written by Brian Trivitt One of the best things about being a beer writer is that most of the topics you write about are for the most part, positive, upbeat, and entertaining, especially if you are a beer lover. Even with my business like writing style that tends to be geared towards thoroughly analyzing a wide range of topics, generally …

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Fresh Lager Read More »

Updated Feature: COVID-19 Impact on Craft Beer

Feature written by Brian Trivitt To say things are different now than they were when I wrote my last blog on Friday, March 13th titled “Covid 19 Impact on Craft Beer,” is, without a doubt a huge understatement. On that Friday the 13th (should have known), I had the pleasure of meeting with the Owner of Craft Beer Austin, Ms. Pam Catoe at Austin Beerworks. We enjoyed some of their world-class beers and had a …

Updated Feature: COVID-19 Impact on Craft Beer Read More »

Feature | COVID-19 Impact on Craft Beer

Feature written by Brian Trivitt COVID 19 AKA, Coronavirus. The continual impact and panic it continues to inflict worldwide is astounding. I am trying to remember any modern epidemic that has escalated so quickly literally day by day. It’s coincidental name, is, of course, spawned some jokes on social media about Corona beer, but at this point, things have gotten so serious any humor regarding this has pretty much vanished. After having the pleasure of …

Feature | COVID-19 Impact on Craft Beer Read More »

Beer with Gin | The History of St. Patrick’s Day

Read First | Austin Area Brewery COVID-19 Updates Welcome to our new series “Beer with Gin” where we hear from local beer expert Virginia (Gin) Benavidez, co-founder of The Beer Museum (and most recently the hostess with the most-est at the Austin Beer Guide Best of 2019 Party) to discuss the origin of St. Patrick’s Day. Guest post written by Gin: If you’re like me, then you probably celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by drinking way too …

Beer with Gin | The History of St. Patrick’s Day Read More »

Book This Unique Beer Inspired Cottage For Your Next Getaway

Read First | Austin Area Brewery COVID-19 Updates Guest Post Austin is famous for its beer, and Portland, Oregon is no slouch with over 100 breweries and nearly weekly beer festivals. If you’ve ever dreamed of heading to the great Northwest on beer safari, book this unique beer inspired cottage for your next getaway: The Brewmaster’s Cottage. Craft beer veteran, Teri Fahrendorf, is not only the Founder of Pink Boots Society and an award-winning Brewmaster, …

Book This Unique Beer Inspired Cottage For Your Next Getaway Read More »

The Wild World of Non-Alcoholic Beer

Feature post by Brian Trivitt As I write this, we are well into February. In an effort to be healthier, I made the decision to eliminate alcohol from my diet for the first couple of weeks after the new year. Notice, I didn’t say completely “alcohol free,” as despite what some people think, is virtually impossible, considering everything from rye bread to ripe fruit has a tiny bit of alcohol. I will delve into the …

The Wild World of Non-Alcoholic Beer Read More »

Beer with Gin | Farmhouse Ales

Beer with Gin | Farmhouse Ales Welcome to our new series “Beer with Gin” where we hear from local beer expert Virginia (Gin) Benavidez, co-founder of The Beer Museum (and most recently the hostess with the most-est at the Austin Beer Guide Best of 2019 Party) to discuss the origin of the Farmhouse Ales. Learn more on 2/27 during WhichCraft & Beer Museum Style Night – Local Farmhouse Ales Guest post written by Gin: Could understanding …

Beer with Gin | Farmhouse Ales Read More »

Are Craft Beer Seasonals Released Too Early?

Are Craft Beer Seasonals Released Too Early? Guest post by Brian Trivitt Way back in October of 2011 (holy cow does time fly), I wrote my first entry on my personal blog titled “Craft Seasonal Releases are too Early.” Back then, craft beer was still growing double digits year over year, and seasonal releases were still in their early (no pun intended) phase of being released earlier than their appropriate season. Since then, craft beers’ …

Are Craft Beer Seasonals Released Too Early? Read More »

Can Hard Seltzer Have Sustainable Growth For Years To Come?

This is a guest post by Brian Trivitt. How about a cold one? Oh, wait, I didn’t mean to ask if you would like a beer, I was actually referring to the different flavors of hard seltzers in my refrigerator. Considering that beer overall as a category has been losing market share for years and hard seltzer as a category is up 193% year over year (source: San Francisco Chronicle, “Hard Seltzer is the Summer’s …

Can Hard Seltzer Have Sustainable Growth For Years To Come? Read More »

Follow by Email
Instagram
Scroll to Top