Pam Catoe

Like most people, my love for craft beer started in college when most craft consisted of imports. Austin has come a long way since then and I love being a part of the Austin beer culture and consistantly expanding my beer knowledge. Follow Me on Twitter @PamCraftBeerATX

Texas Breweries Can Reopen This Friday

Governor Abbot announced today that breweries and brewpubs can reopen their taprooms effective May 22nd at a 25% capacity, but will they? Your trusted CraftBeerAustin.com team is reaching out to breweries this week to provide you with a list of who will reopen and it what capacity. Highlights from the Open Texas guidance: Outside seating is not restricted to 25% capacity; however, safe distancing of tables is required Bar seating is prohibited and must be …

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Raise a Glass Today for a #NationwideCheers!

As we are all staying home and working safe, you can still order beer-to-go from your favorite local craft brewery and food take-out is still allowed. And that is something to be happy about, so get out there TODAY and pick up a few of your favorite local craft beers, while practicing social distancing. Then raise a glass at 5:00 pm and join your fellow beer lovers in a #NationwideCheers! Led by Community Beer Company out …

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Women in Beer | Mara Young

When I started writing for CraftBeerAustin.com back in 2015, my first series of articles was about Women in Beer. I am happy to announce that thanks to the ladies of the Austin chapter of the Pink Boots Society, I am bringing back the Women in Beer series. This edition features Mara Young, Co-Owner and Founder of Community Cultures Yeast Lab. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? My role consists of everything on …

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It’s American Craft Beer Week | #GiveCraftBeer Today

Normally, we would be celebrating American Craft Beer Week by attending one of several events around town to drink local craft beer. This year things are a little different. OK, a lot different. However, the Brewers Association created a new campaign to make this year’s event special by giving the gift of craft beer through the #GiveCraftBeer campaign. Here’s how you can participate: Commit to giving the gift of Craft Beer here. Buy beer-to-go, merchandise, or …

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Beer-to-Go | Austin Ale Trail #Beeringo

Welcome to our new series “Beer-to-Go” aimed at highlighting all of our wonderful local breweries and bars that have fresh beers for you to enjoy during the quarantine. Our beer-to-go photo contest gets published weekly, thank you to everyone who participated! This week we are partnering with the Austin Ale Trail to play beer-to-go bingo! Here’s how to play: visit the Austin Ale Trail on Facebook, and download a picture of the bingo card of your choice. Post …

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Beer-to-Go Photos | April 27, 2020

You answered the call to show us your beer-to-go pictures, supporting local breweries and bars. Here are this week’s top posts, from the #GreatTexasBeerRun, let’s do it again next week! View this post on Instagram Realized I hadn’t posted anything we’ve been cheersing lately! Giving a big #austinbeer shout out! Enjoyed: @liveoakbrewing Gold Pilsner, @indybrewing Stand w ATX, Power & Light Session IPA & Peach Emoji Peach Tea Sour, @acoponbrewing Aine, @nomadicbeerworks The Local Australian …

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Women in Beer | Martha Dixon

When I started writing for CraftBeerAustin.com back in 2015, my first series of articles was about Women in Beer. I am happy to announce that thanks to the ladies of the Austin chapter of the Pink Boots Society, I am bringing back the Women in Beer series. This edition features Martha Dixon, co-founder and The Big Boss at 50 Foot Websites and Branding. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? I oversee all …

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Beer-to-Go | #GreatTexasBeerRun Edition

Welcome to our new series “Beer-to-Go” aimed at highlighting all of our wonderful local breweries and bars that have fresh beers for you to enjoy during the quarantine. Our beer-to-go photo contest gets published weekly, thank you to everyone who participated! This week we have a very special feature brought to you by the creative minds at the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, encouraging you to put on your mask and make a #GreatTexasBeerRun this weekend and pick up beer-to-go …

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We Have a New Look! Interview with 50 Foot Websites & Branding

We have a new look thanks to our good friends over at 50 Foot Websites & Branding. I caught up with co-founder Martha Dixon to learn more about their business. What’s behind the name 50 Foot Websites & Branding? Martha is a big woman! Martha chose the name based off the poster for the 1950’s movie “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman”, our name is actually a nod to the original poster designer William Reynold …

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Beer-to-Go Photos | April 21, 2020

You answered the call to show us your beer-to-go pictures, supporting local breweries and bars. Here are this week’s top posts, let’s do it again next week! View this post on Instagram What styles have you been drinking a lot of during the quarantine?? I definitely started out drinking high abv stouts but have returned back to my favorite style…Pilsners!! Every Sunday we support a small local brewery!! Thank you so much @shann0ny for this …

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Did Beer Delivery Just Become A Real Thing?

UPDATE: No, it did not. Apparently TABC released guidance that things will remain the same for Texas breweries and bars: “You should continue to operate as you have been operating in recent weeks. The order does not create a new special authorization to conduct pickup and delivery if Texas statutes do not currently allow your business to do so.” Today marks the first day of retail to-go under Governor Abbot’s GA-16 order signed on April …

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BREAKING NEWS: NXNW Stonelake is Permanently Closed

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, beloved NXNW Restaurant and Brewery is permanently closed. This year would have marked the 21st anniversary of the brewpub, founded in September of 1999 by Davis Tucker. Tucker is a trailblazer of the Austin craft beer movement, originally brewing the Pecan Street Lager through a contract brewing arrangement with Shiner back in the late 1980s. He went on to open Copper Tank brewery in the late 80s, but quickly left that …

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