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

Women in Beer | Megan Klein

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 Megan Klein, Co-founder and Operations Manager for the Texas Beer Company. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? I handle operations so in …

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Austin Beer News | Six Things You Need to Know

January started off pretty rough; however, there are some good news stories out there. Here are a few highlights of what is happening in the Austin area beer scene. A New Pinthouse Has Arrived The long-awaited fourth location of Pinthouse Pizza has opened under a new concept Pinthouse Brewing. Many wondered if it would just be the new brewing facility for all that Electric Jellyfish; however, it is far more than that. Read more here. …

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Bluebonnet Beer Featured in Documentary

Bluebonnet Beer Company was recently featured in a short documentary by Petro films as part of the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce’s initiative to promote local businesses and inspire future business creation. Bluebonnet Beer We were contacted by the Round Rock Chamber, because they felt that our style of documentary storytelling would help attract entrepreneurs to Round Rock, Texas. The objective was to create films that cultivate the business network in Round Rock, by revealing …

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Craft Beer Austin Year in Review | 2020 Edition

Craft Beer Austin Year in Review | 2020 Edition I think we can all agree that 2020 was a terrible year for many reasons. However, there was some good news mixed in with the bad news. Closures & The Guild Let’s get the bad news out of the way. 2020 brought us a slew of brewery closures. Some were already having difficulties, but the pandemic and sudden business closures, along with the fight to reopen, …

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Happy Holidays from Craft Beer Austin

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and an overdue end to 2020! Please support your local breweries as much as you can and stay safe out there. Check out this week’s list of new releases See you in 2021 with fresh new content!    

Popular Hill Country Brewery Expands with Lodging

Already a popular hill country destination brewery, Jester King Brewery & Kitchen has expanded again, this time adding a charming lodging option for guests. Just in time for their 10-year anniversary in October, Jester King announced the acquisition of the Tipping T inn located on the brewery grounds. The inn features five units with private gate access to the beer garden and kitchen, so you can walk from your cottage directly to the brewery and …

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Hops and Grain Permanently Closes Austin Taproom

There has been a lot of speculation in recent months about the future of the Hops and Grain’s East Austin location after the San Marcos location closed permanently earlier this year. Today founder and owner Josh Hare announced on the brewery’s website that he has made the tough decision to close the East Austin taproom and focus their efforts on production: “After a lot of thought and deliberation, I’ve made the difficult decision to close …

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Women in Beer | Rebecca Garcia

When I started writing for CraftBeerAustin.com back in 2015, my first series of articles was about Women in Beer. With inspiration from the ladies of the Austin chapter of the Pink Boots Society, the Women in Beer series has returned. This edition features Rebecca Garcia, Production Coordinator for American Canning and chapter co-leader for the Austin chapter of the Pink Boots Society. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? I am the production coordinator for …

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Get Ready for Small Brewery Saturday!

Texas craft breweries and beer retailers are teaming up across the state to offer a limited edition souvenir glass this Saturday, November 28th This Saturday Texas breweries, retailers, and craft-friendly bars and restaurants are promoting Small Business Saturday by offering a collectible souvenir beer glass for the second year in a row. This year’s beer can glass was illustrated by Texas-based artist Carra Skyes in partnership with Grandstand inspired by what most of us have …

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Last Stand Brewing Co. Expands to South Austin

Located at 7601 S Congress, Bldg 6 Opening a new location during a pandemic is not an ideal situation for anyone; however, the plans to expand Last Stand Brewing Co. to a location in the city have been underway for quite some time. After a few final (and at times frustrating) permits from the city, the new location is open for business off of South Congress. “We started looking for a second location in 2016.” …

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Other Half Brewing Expands Their Reach During Covid-19

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Tavour Few craft breweries inspire awe from beer aficionados like Other Half Brewing. Widely recognized as one of the most exciting breweries in New York, Other Half attracted beer tourists from all over the country and beyond, waiting in long lines and even camping out on the sidewalk for new releases. Then, COVID-19 forced the brewery to close their taprooms in Brooklyn and the Finger Lakes. Fortunately …

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Join the Texas Craft Brewers Festival and #SaveTexasBreweries

State’s Largest Festival Devoted to Texas Craft Beer Goes Virtual Friday, November 13 Normally we would have gathered hoards of Texans in East Austin’s Fiesta Gardens to celebrate the state’s largest beer event focused exclusively on Texas-brewed independent craft beer; however, this year you can still join in the fun and help #SaveTexasBreweries by grabbing your favorite Texas beers and heading straight for your couch! “We may not be gathering with a few thousand brewers …

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