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

Welcome to our series “Beer with Gin” where we hear from local beer expert Virginia (Gin) Benavidez, co-founder of The Beer Museum to discuss the origin of St. Patrick’s Day. Feature post by Gin: If you’re like me, then you probably celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by drinking way too much, telling people you’re wearing green panties, and constantly singing all the lyrics you know to “Danny Boy,” which means you really just sing the first …

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Easy Tiger Announces New East Austin Location

Feature post by Aaron Stevens Four months after closing their original Sixth Street bakery due to the coronavirus pandemic, Easy Tiger will return to downtown Austin. The popular bakeshop and beer garden’s new location is a few blocks away at 1501 East Seventh Street in the former 7co event venue. The massive space features a 15,000 square foot enclosed yard, 2,500 square feet of indoor space, and more than 1,000 square feet of covered terraces. …

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Yuengling Finally Makes it to Texas

Feature by Aaron Stevens After 191 years in business, Yuengling will finally be available in the Lone Star state. The venerable Pennsylvania-based brewery announced the distribution of its core lineup across Texas beginning in fall 2021. The expansion into Texas is the first step in a larger move into the western United States by Yuengling, the oldest brewery in the United States. Founded in 1829 by German immigrant David Yuengling in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, Yuengling is …

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Beer with Gin | Winter Warmer

Photo courtesy of the Beer Museum Beer with Gin | Winter Warmer 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 Winter Warmer. Guest post written by Gin: Winter warmers are a bit odd because, as a beer …

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Time to Give Thanks…With Good Beer

Time to Give Thanks…With Good Beer This is a sponsored post in partnership with BrewStubs We’re not sure how it happened but Turkey Day is just a few days away…Gobble, Gobble.  We want to highlight a few great craft beer selections to pair with your Thanksgiving feast. For the appetizer round you don’t want to get a full-on beer before the meal even starts, so we recommend Acopon Brewing’s Czech Pilsner.  As an added bonus …

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Desert Door Sotol Barrel Aging | A New Central Texas Beer Trend

Desert Door Sotol Barrel Aging | A New Central Texas Beer Trend Feature post by Ruvani De Silva Few things in life genuinely qualify as unique, so Desert Door Distilling has pulled off quite a coup. They are, at least to the best of the knowledge of the internet, the only producers of Sotol liquor in both Texas and the USA. While there are many Mexican brands of Sotol, Desert Door have created a truly …

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Beer with Gin | A Look at the History of Texas Beer Laws

By Feature Writer Gin Benevidez Y’all, every state has messed up laws when it comes to beer, and Texas is no exception. Our “S” is “effed” as the kids say. I think they say that. I know they love to use single letters as entire words, so that’s probably something they say. Either way, the point is Texas beer laws are wack. For example, did you know that you still can’t buy kegs from some …

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Circle Brewing Company is Expanding to Elgin

Feature post by Ruvani De Silva North Austin’s Circle Brewing is the latest Central Texas craft brewery to join the growing community of farm-to-glass breweries in the region. On August 24th, Circle broke ground at their new site out in Elgin TX, where they plan to brew up the first-ever ‘truly Texan’ beer made from ingredients grown entirely on their 7 acres of farmland. Founded back in 2010 by Ben Sabel and Jud Mulherin, Circle …

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Beer with Gin | The History of Oktoberfest

By Feature Writer Gin Benevidez Once upon a time, somebody gleefully asked me if I could explain how Texans do Oktoberfest differently from the beer’s homeland, Germany. I took a long pause and a deep breath. I looked that person in their beautiful and innocent eyes, knowing that they weren’t ready for the havoc their question was about to wreak, but that they would have to suffer through it anyway. I touched their hand gently …

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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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