Irina Plakas

Love bbq & craft beers. Crazy for sours. Really enjoy sampling different beers, bottle sharing & meeting other beer nerds. Owner of 2 rescue dogs (Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Duke & Star). Robotics coach, I also have a passion for photography & travel. Editor-in-chief for Craft Beer Austin Follow me on Twitter -- Untappd

Independence Brewing Releases Up and Down: Brazil, Nitro Coffee Beer

Independence Brewing Co. Collaborates with Little City Coffee Roasters to Release Packaged Nitro Coffee Blonde Ale AUSTIN, TX ﹣November 25, 2019﹣ Independence Brewing Co. announced today the release of Up and Down: Brazil, its first packaged nitro coffee beer. The fall/winter seasonal is a coffee blonde ale brewed in collaboration with pioneering Austin-based coffee roaster, Little City Coffee Roasters, and features direct trade beans from an award-winning micro lot in the largest coffee producing region …

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Holiday Beer Gift Guide Under $20

Holiday Beer Gift Guide Under $20

The holidays are nearly here. It is hard to find something for craft beer lovers under $20 unless you are buying beer. Craft Beer Austin brings you this guide for great gift ideas for beer lovers for this holiday season under $20 *Disclaimer: Most if not all links on this page will be Affiliate Links. It doesn’t cost you any more to purchase through them, but it does help us to pay for things like …

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Meanwhile Brewing Co. to Open in SE Austin in Spring 2020

Portland, Oregon Beer Pros to Launch Meanwhile Brewing in SE Austin in Spring 2020 Brewery will house brewing facility along with food trucks, a music stage, soccer field, and playground space Austin, TX — Meanwhile Brewing announced today that it will be opening a brewery in Austin in April 2020. Located in SE Austin at 3901 Promontory Point Drive, Meanwhile Brewing Company will be a small 15 BBL brewery and taproom, dedicated to the production …

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NewAir “Beers of the World” Custom Designed 126-Can Beer Fridge

NewAir “Beers of the World” Custom Designed 126-Can Beer Fridge We have spent many nights upstairs in our family room entertaining or just watching TV and always having go downstairs to the kitchen to grab cold beers. These extra steps (Sorry Fitbit!) are no longer necessary as we recently received a complimentary NewAir “Beers of the World” Custom Designed 126-Can Beer Fridge to try out. Note: This is a sponsored post. What does that mean …

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21st Amendment Brewery Launches in Texas June 17, 2019

21st Amendment Brewery Launches in Texas June 17, 2019

EVERYTHING’S BUZZIER IN TEXAS WITH THE ARRIVAL OF 21ST AMENDMENT Texan Craft Beer Drinkers, Rejoice! Big News is Brewing… SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (May 29, 2019) ― Hey, Lone Star State, you’re about to get a little less lonely. That’s right, we’re cozying up to you in a big way. The team at 21st Amendment Brewery, the twenty-sixth largest craft brewery in the US, is thrilled to announce our statewide Texas launch this summer! Craft beer …

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Finding Craft Beer in Colombia - Beer Travel

Finding Craft Beer in Colombia – Beer Travel

Finding Craft Beer in Colombia (Bogota, Medellin & Cartagena) Colombia is known for their great diversity, food, coffee, culture & the natural beauty among some other things that I will not go into, but lets face it, they are not known for their craft beer scene. Read on to learn about how craft beer is a growing trend in Colombia. The saying here is, “It’s Colombia not Columbia!” (We got in trouble on Instagram for …

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TABC Sunset Bill Passes Texas Senate With Beer-To-Go!

TABC SUNSET BILL PASSES TEXAS SENATE WITH BEER-TO-GO! Comprehensive Bill Which Has Now Passed Both Legislative Chambers Contains Historic Gains for Texas Craft Brewers and Consumers AUSTIN, Texas (May 23, 2019) — In a landmark victory for the Texas craft brewing industry and craft beer consumers, substantial modernizations to Texas beer laws, including the ability for manufacturing craft breweries to sell Beer-To-Go, passed the Texas Senate Wednesday evening with a unanimous vote. Contingent upon the …

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Best Cideries To Visit in Austin Texas

Best Cideries To Visit in Austin Texas

Cider (/ˈsaɪdər/ SY-dər) is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented juice of apples. Cider is popular in the United Kingdom and Ireland, especially in the West Country, and widely available. The UK has the world’s highest per capita consumption, as well as its largest cider-producing companies, per Wikipedia. If you are gluten-free or like just like apples here are top local Austin Cideries you should visit. Please check their websites for updated taproom hours …

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South Austin Beer Garden Slated To Open So Soon

South Austin Beer Garden Slated To Open So Soon Location: 10700 Manchaca Rd Austin, Texas 78748 Austin, TX – March 19, 2019 – South Austin Beer Garden is the newest spot for a cold beer in South Austin. The business owned by David Pearce, Ryan Thomas, and Christopher Cantu has been a dream and a process but is finally coming to fruition. The business concept was designed in 2014 when the “old blue house on …

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5 Breweries To Visit in San Antonio

5 Breweries To Visit in San Antonio

If you are taking a trip to San Antonio or happen to be there, here is a list 5 Breweries To Visit in San Antonio. Alamo Beer Co. 202 Lamar St, San Antonio, TX 78202 Large indoor and outdoor space featuring craft beer and live music. Alamo Beer is on a list of “top 50 beer breweries worldwide that are using solar (PV) energy to brew their beers”. Beers: Golden Ale, Amber Lager, German Pale …

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Texas Craft Brewers Guild & Beer Alliance of Texas Reach Historic Agreement on Beer-To-Go Bills

TEXAS CRAFT BREWERS GUILD, BEER ALLIANCE OF TEXAS REACH HISTORIC AGREEMENT ON BEER-TO-GO BILLS Update: Craft Beer Austin attended the Beer-to-Go press conference at the Texas Capitol on Tuesday where Senator Dawn Buckingham and Representative Eddie Rodriguez revealed the historic agreement between the Texas Craft Brewers Guild and the Beer Alliance of Texas. This marks the first time the Guild, who represents craft brewers, and the Beer Alliance, who represents distributors, have agreed to terms …

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The Beer Plant - A Vegan Gastropub in Austin

The Beer Plant – A Vegan Gastropub in Austin

Beer Plant-Based Gastropub   Located at 3110 Windsor Road, Austin, TX 78703 (next door to Austin Pets Alive) The Beer Plant, 100% plant derived (Vegan) Gastropub located in old west Austin. The first beer plant-based gastropub in Austin where all menu and drink options are 100% plant-derived (vegan). The Beer Plant combines craft beer, wine and cocktails with a menu of hearty, artfully prepared plant-based fare.  “We wanted to create a place where craft beer and …

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