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

New 2021 Pink Boots Collaboration Beers Coming Your Way

Held every year in honor of International Women’s Day, Pink Boots members from around the world team up to participate in the annual Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day, brewing a beer of their choice using the unique YCH Hops Pink Boots blend, with a portion of the sales from each benefiting the Pink Boots Society scholarship funds. Last year, the Pink Boots Society Austin Chapter, lead by Rebecca Garcia and Shelia Garcia, hosted a record number of collaboration brew …

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North Austin Breweries Gear Up for the Opening Match of Austin FC

Photo courtesy of Austin FC It’s finally time. The stadium is built. The team is ready and Austin soccer fans are beyond excited and ready to grow the legend. Here is what local breweries close to the stadium have to say about the upcoming season. As a neighborhood brewery, how do you expect the new stadium and team to impact your business? Do you have any special plans to support the team? 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative …

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Austin Beer News | Six Things You Need to Know

There is a light at the end of the tunnel folks. Here are a few highlights of what is happening in the Austin area beer scene. Hedgehog Brewing Unveils a New Beer Garden Open now, the new beer garden will feature 12 taps including special and new releases: That’s My Purse: DIPA dry-hopped with Galaxy, Citra, and Azacca and Dandy w/ Toffee: Barleywine with toffee. Planned hours of operation are Fridays 4-10, Saturdays 12-10, and …

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Austin Ale Trail Passports Available Now

Austin’s craft beer scene is booming and shows no signs of slowing down. With so many breweries to choose from, visiting them all can be a daunting task. That’s where the Austin Ale Trail comes in, grab a passport for $5 at one of the participating partners, visit local breweries to get a stamp, and redeem your passport for unique swag. I caught up with founder Kwaku Kankam to learn more about the Austin Ale …

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Find & Visit Over 200 Texas Breweries with the New Texas Brewery Passport™

The Texas Craft Brewers Guild announced the release of a new app that will help beer lovers across the state find & visit more than 200 independent breweries. Texas Brewery Passport™ allows beer enthusiasts to create their own brewery trails, find deals and earn rewards – including free merch! Focused on over 200 small and independent TCBG members across Texas, the app features include maps, a digital passport, badges, and a point program that includes …

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Weathered Souls Joins Craft Beer Delivery Service Tavour

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Tavour Weathered Souls Brewing, helmed by Marcus Baskerville and Mike Holt, started 2020 as a beloved Texas darling. By the end of the year, it had become one of the most sought-after breweries in the country, thanks to its wildly popular Black Is Beautiful initiative. Now, fans across the U.S. will be able to purchase Weathered Souls brews for the very first time through online craft beer …

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New Brewery Coming to South Austin | Vacancy Brewing

Vacancy Brewing Located at 415 E St Elmo Rd 1-D2, Austin, TX 78745 South Austin is getting a new brewpub in the warehouse district off St. Elmo Road, near The Yard, home to St. Elmo Brewing, Still Austin Whiskey Co., The Austin Winery, and Spokesman. Vacancy Brewing is getting ready to open in the space previously occupied by South Austin Brewing, which closed several years ago. Inspired by their love of travel, owners Brent Watson …

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Celebrate Women in Craft Beer With Tavour This Women’s History Month

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Tavour Five years from now, “the bras-to-beards ratio on the brew deck will look more like 50/50.” This is the vision that Sara Nelson — co-founder of Seattle’s esteemed Fremont Brewing — has for women in the craft beer industry. No doubt, it’s likely a world away from where women could see themselves in 1987, when the U.S. government first designated March as Women’s History Month. Every …

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Austin Beer News | Six Things You Need to Know

There is a light at the end of the tunnel folks. Here are a few highlights of what is happening in the Austin area beer scene. Aquabrew Has a New Location Aquabrew in San Marcos is now open in the location previously occupied by Hops and Grain San Marcos. The move has been in the works for some time and the taproom officially opened last week. More here. They will retain ownership of the old …

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How Covid has changed St. Patrick’s Day

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Tavour For many of us, St. Patrick’s Day means green beer, packed bars, and corned beef and cabbage for dinner. For those who work in the alcohol industry, the holiday is an annual boon that provides a much-needed revenue boost during the long winter months. According to Neilson, overall beer sales for St. Patrick’s Day 2018 increased by 174% compared to an average day. And typically, a …

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Beer with Gin | History of Diversity in Beer

By Feature Writer Gin Benevidez A while back, I was asked if I could write on the topic of beer and diversity. I of course agreed, as I’d done some research on the topic and knew that it was something I needed to delve into more deeply. To start to prepare, I purchased the book Beer and Racism: How Beer Became White, Why It Matters, and the Movements to Change It by Nathaniel G. Chapman …

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Get Ready to Rock with Pantera’s New Beer!

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Tavour When legendary Heavy Metal band Pantera contacted Texas Ale Project about creating a signature beer, the Dallas brewery didn’t hesitate for a second. According to co-founder and CEO Kat Thompson, “when my husband [co-founder and brewmaster Brent Thompson] saw the email, he immediately said, ‘this is Pantera! We have to do this!’” They first announced the collaboration last November, and thirsty craft fans and metalheads have …

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