Melanie Ross

My love for craft beer really started while traveling for work as a performer after college. As I drank around the world I found that good beer brought with it beautiful adventures and wonderful people. My adoration has grown over the years to a pretty time-consuming hobby, and I wouldn't have it any other way! If I'm not drinking a beer, I'm likely hanging with my rad husband, Alec, and two rescue pups, Luna Saison and Mickey Short & Stout. I so enjoy championing the Austin beer scene and look forward to seeing what the future holds for this vibrant community! You can reach me at Melanie@CraftBeerAustin.com. Cheers!

Nomadic Beerworks Saves 6k Can Toppers From the Landfill (and counting!)

Nomadic Beerworks Saves 6k Can Toppers From the Landfill (and counting!) Photo credit to Nomadic Beerworks; Founding brothers Bryce (left) and Dan (right) Tyranski Nomadic Beerworks owners, Dan and Bryce Tyranski bring a staunch commitment to creating a positive environmental impact to their Austin beer-making business. Conscious awareness of how their talents can be used for good truly shines. Advocates leading by example everyday to make the Austin beer world a better place.  The team …

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Hops for Houses + Passport Program for Habitat for Humanity

Hops for Houses + Passport Program for Habitat for Humanity Photo credit to Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County, TX The Hops for Houses Craft Beer Festival supporting Williamson County Habitat for Humanity  Date: February 26, 2022, Tickets are on sale NOW! Located at the Williamson County Expo Center, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail, Taylor, TX Hops for Houses Craft Beer Festival fundraiser is back this February to raise funds for Williamson County Habitat for Humanity …

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Slackers Brewing Joining the North Austin Beer Scene

Slackers Brewing Joining the North Austin Beer Scene Photo credit to Slackers Brewing Address: 12233 Ranch Road 620 N #204, Austin, TX 78750 Hours: Weekends: Noon-Midnight; Weekdays: Noon-10pm; Closed Mondays   North Austin, welcome the newest brewery to the area, Slackers Brewing! According to Co-Founder, Haley Law, “Our whole theme is ‘approachably adventurous.” Intriguing, right? Joining the fast-growing Lake Creek Village Shopping Center, Slackers Brewing opens Friday, November 12th and they can’t wait to welcome …

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Meridian Hive Invites Patrons to “Grow with Them” to Save the Bees and the Environment

Meridian Hive Invites Patrons to “Grow with Them” to Save the Bees & the Environment Photo credit to Meridian Hive Austin’s own Meridian Hive announced exciting new efforts to make the world a more eco-friendly place and they want their customers to join the mission! Through a combined mission of seeking earth-loving packaging and their “Grow with Us” campaign to champion the honeybees’ future existence, they are raising awareness for a sustainable world.  What is …

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Austin Brewery Tours Turns Six Years Old

Austin Brewery Tours Turns Six Years Old! “Behind every good beer is a good story” – Austin Brewery Tours   Photo credit to Austin Brewery Tours Fall is here and the world of beer events has looked more familiar once again. Great American Beer Festival and Texas Craft Brewers Festival re-emerged, Oktoberfests commenced, several breweries are celebrating milestone anniversaries, and overall, the Texas beer community is hanging tough! Austin tourism is back in full swing …

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Sam Adams Brewing the American Dream

Samuel Adams Brewing Hosting “How to Grow a Brewery” Workshop

Samuel Adams Brewing Hosting “How to Grow a Brewery” Workshop   Exciting news for any Austin-area beverage makers looking to take their business to the next level! Samuel Adams Brewing Company alongside PeopleFund is hosting the American Dream program’s, “How to Grow a Brewery” workshop on Thursday, October 7th at 11am CST. Photo credit to Samuel Adams Brewing Post-workshop, attendees are encouraged to apply for the Brewers’ Pitch Room Competition to not only pitch their …

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St Elmo’s Spicy Ones, Round Two feat. Urban Jungle Brewing

St Elmo’s Spicy Ones, Round Two feat. Urban Jungle Brewing Spicy Ones is back for round two! If you missed the first go-around, St Elmo Brewing has joined forces again with Spicy Boys Fried Chicken food truck to bring the HEAT. Last go around, host extraordinaire, John Gross, interviewed guests Michael Graham and Will Golden of Austin Beerworks. Round two promises to be an exciting night featuring Shannon Harris, diversity and inclusion advocate, The Brew …

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Beer Necessities

Beer Necessities Austin Chapter’s 7th Anniversary

“Beer is what brings us together, but the relationships are what make us stay.” | Sarah Eshelman, Beer Necessities Austin Founder Beer Necessities is a very casual group of Austin women and those that identify as such who get together to drink & discuss craft beer, making wonderful connections along the way. Established in September 2014, the group typically meets several times a month at various bars & breweries around Austin. Remember pre-COVID when meeting …

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The Watering Bowl | South Austin’s New Dog Park and Beer Bar

Photo credit to The Watering Bowl; (L) Heather Spearman Chief DOGperations Officer, (R)– Leslie Paetschow, Founder  Address: 820 FM-1626 Austin, TX 78748 Open Monday-Friday 2p-10p, Saturday & Sunday 10a-10p Dog-owner/beer-lovers, are you paying attention? An exciting new endeavor combining pups, people, puns, and beer is opening soon in South Austin! With dreams of providing a space where dog owners can go watch their canine friends play, romp, run, and zoomie to their hearts’ desire, while …

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Black is Beautiful Beer Release Part 3

Photo Credit to Moontower Cider Co Below is Part 3 of a 3 Part Series announcing the Austin area Black is Beautiful releases.  What is the Black is Beautiful project? Sprouted from San Antonio’s Weathered Souls Head Brewer & Co-Owner, Marcus Baskerville, the initiative aims to raise awareness of the injustices people of color face. “Our mission is to bridge the gap that’s been around for ages and provide a platform to show that the …

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Pinthouse Brewing Collaborates with Artist Alannah Tiller for Juneteenth Beer

Pinthouse Brewing Collaborates with Artist Alannah Tiller for Juneteenth Beer Pinthouse Brewing is honoring Juneteenth by releasing a collaboration brew with Central Texas artist, Alannah Tiller. Saturday, June 19th at 11 am you can purchase 4-packs of 16oz cans of their Starlit Rosé Lager (5.2% ABV) exclusively at the newly opened Ben White location. To add to the wins, a portion of the proceeds for Starlit will be donated to the African American Youth Harvest …

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Zane Lamprey’s Laughs & Drafts Comedy Tour Coming to Austin

Zane Lamprey’s Laughs & Drafts Comedy Tour Coming to Austin After a year of so much seriousness, a night of good beer and hilarity might just be what the doctor ordered. Central Texas is lucky enough to have snatched two nights in a row of comedian Zane Lamprey’s brilliance during his 90-brewery Laughs & Drafts comedy tour! July 23rd, 2021 you can join him in New Braunfels hosted by Guadalupe Brewing Co and July 24th, …

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