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Zilker Brewing Company Austin Texas Craft Brewery Profile

Zilker Brewing Company Austin Texas Craft Brewery Profile Location: 1701 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 The People On the tail end of the East 6th Bar District sits Zilker Brewing Company tucked away underneath the behemoth construction site of the Arnold Development across from The Grackle and The Liberty bars. Zilker has taken up shop in a surprisingly spacious space converted from an old mechanics garage. Rolltop doors and ample communal picnic tables give the …

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Meridian Hive – Texas Craft Meadery Profile

Meridian Hive – Texas Craft Meadery Profile Location: 8120 Exchange Drive, Suite 400, Austin, TX 78754 The People Mike Simmons and Eric Lowe opened the doors of Meridian Hive Meadery in August of 2013. The duo met while studying to gain their BJCP certifications so they could start judging homebrew competitions. Eric who worked in software development had plans to open an urban winery in Austin while Mike, had hopes of opening a brewery. They …

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Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co – Texas Brewpub Profile

Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co – Texas Brewpub Profile Location: 13010 W Parmer Lane, Ste 800. Cedar Park, Texas 78613 “Do Well, Be Positive, Have Fun“ When that is your mission statement, it is hard not to be successful. That is precisely the case for Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co. in Cedar Park as they gear up to celebrate their “Unoversary” this weekend. As owners Jon Lamb and Chad Misner look …

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Bluebonnet Beer Co

Bluebonnet Beer Co – Texas Craft Brewery Profile

This is a Guest Post by David Siegel. Bluebonnet Beer Co – Texas Craft Brewery Profile Location: 1700 Bryant Drive #107, Round Rock, TX 78664 The People: Situated in a non-descript industrial park tucked behind the Round Rock post office sits Bluebonnet Beer Company. The epitome of a small startup “nano” brewery, Bluebonnet Beer is the brainchild of decorated former homebrewer David Hulama and his wife Clare. David started homebrewing while studying Biology at UT in …

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Craft Beer Pairings for the Big 12

Craft Beer Pairings for the Big 12

Craft Beer Pairings for the Big 12 Warning: this is written from a Sooner fan living in a longhorn world. Written by Denae Schwab. If you are like me, you have been counting down the days til Labor Day weekend. It isn’t because you are looking forward to the lake, the day off, or to sleep in (even though those all sound great), but for college football Saturday. So, just for fun, I have compiled …

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BS Brewing

Brewery Daytrip: BS Brewing in Seguin, TX

This is a guest post by Denae Schwab.   BS Brewing Winterfest Party I always look forward to trying a new brewery, whether it is in another state, country, or even just a few miles outside of Austin. So venturing into BS brewery for the first time on December 6 was exciting. In the small, quaint town of Seguin is BS Brewery. In my opinion, every small town needs a local brewery instead of their …

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Market Crash Wednesday’s At Brew Exchange

This guest post is by Michael Farrell. Market Crash Wednesday’s At Brew Exchange (@72Beers) “Buy Low, Sell High… Or Just Drink Up…” A concept the Brew Exchange has manifolded for the beer enthusiast. Depending on the category or your style of beer, supply and demand will determine if you stick to the same flavor of beer or maybe try something new. The more demand the higher the price. So while everyone’s sipping on the new …

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TABC Label & Brewery Approvals Oct 07 2014

This is a guest post by Andrew Schwab. TABC Label & Brewery Approvals Oct 07 2014: On most weeks, TABC releases what labels have been approved for sale in Texas. Every beer that is sold in Texas has to go through this process before you can see it on store shelves. It is a way to see what will be coming into the Texas market before it shows up at your local bottle shop. The …

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Beer Delivery in Austin – BrewDrop

This guest post is by Nick LeClair. Looking for Beer Delivery in Austin? Upset Favor won’t deliver beer? BrewDrop to the rescue! I’d imagine it would be a safe bet that if you’re reading this article you have a love for beer. However, strong that love may be, it’s probably an equally safe bet that there was at least one time when you found yourself out of beer and had to choose between rekindling that …

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The Best Part Of Home Brewing Beer Is Sharing

This guest post is by Michael Farrell. The best part of home brewing beer is sharing it with friends. Let me tell you how I got started with home brewing. I purchased my first homebrew kit in 1993. Five years later I moved out of the college which I was attending (University of Texas), but my homebrew kit did not make the move with me, it ended up in the dumpster bin. I realized that the …

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New to the Craft Beer Community

If you are new to craft beer, one thing you’ll notice right away is the sense of community. For those of us who grew up with the corporate beer culture, you know hot babes, beer bongs, 6er of the good stuff (which was new castle or heineken) and a case of the nasties.  Those days of drinking until you can’t feel your limbs or waking up in a neighbors lawn or getting thrown out of …

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Don’t Judge a Beer by its Color

One of the first things I noticed when started to drink real beer instead of sports advertised, super cold, tasteless, trouble fuel that so many of us grew up on, was the color. There’s a natural tendency to make assumptions about what the taste, and alcohol content is of a darker beer. I am here to tell you, this is utter hogwash. Corporate Beer, which you been drinking for years has trained you to believe …

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