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Beer with Gin | The History of Taprooms

The History of Taprooms By Feature Writer Gin Benevidez I know it’s been a while since my last article. Maybe it’s just me, but the thought of writing cheery pieces on beer history that are mostly just excuses to make terrible puns hasn’t been all too appealing during a time when so many of our local breweries are struggling. It seems like it’s almost a daily occurrence that TABC throws a new curveball their way. …

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Being a Beer Enthusiast Can be Hard Work

Feature written by Brian Trivitt What typically comes to your mind when you are shopping for beer? Or, how about before you crack open a cold one after work? Are analysis and looking back over past notes two things that came to mind? Probably not. Believe it or not, being a beer connoisseur is actually quite challenging, especially when you have a very analytical personality. Before I get into what I analyze while sipping a …

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Real Ale 24th Anniversary Pack is Still Available

You can still snag your anniversary pack here Feature post by Ruvani De Silva For beer lovers across Central Texas, the Real Ale anniversary party is an annual highlight. A phenomenal bash for a 2,000-strong crowd of thirsty Texans, the party fills the huge Real Ale ranch, located just outside Blanco. Arriving rather fresh off the boat from the UK at my first Real Ale party back in 2018, I was blown away by the …

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Event Recap | Celebrating One Year of 12 Fox Brewing

Feature post by Ruvani De Silva When we attended the bustling 12 Fox launch party one year ago, we could never have imagined that twelve months later we would be celebrating not just the brewery itself but the end of a pandemic-based lockdown. As Texas slowly reopens, the scenic, expansive 12 Fox taproom is ideally positioned to welcome guests back, with almost all of its seating completely outdoors and plenty of space to move around …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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