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

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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Austin Beer News | Six Things You Need to Know

We are fortunate to have a vibrant craft beer scene in and around the Austin area and there is always something interesting going on from week to week. With that in mind, we are launching a new feature: Six Things You Need to Know. Zymurgy® Magazine Announces the Best Beers in America for 2020 Zymurgy® Magazine is the publication of the American Homebrewers Association® announced the winners of the 18th annual Best Beers in America …

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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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Austin Area Breweries Celebrate the Election Season with Discounts

View this post on Instagram Early voting starts today! Show us your ‘I Voted’ sticker and receive $1 off your first beer starting this Thursday. 🇺🇸🇺🇸 Both the Wimberley Community Center and the Hays County Govt Center in San Marcos are two local, easily accessible polling sites. ✔️ A post shared by Roughhouse Brewing (@roughhousebrewing) on Oct 13, 2020 at 9:48am PDT Early voting is well underway and folks are turning out in record numbers …

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Women in Beer | Emma Peters

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 Emma Peters, Assistant Brewery for Meanwhile Brewing Co. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? Meanwhile opens very soon and I’m basically acting as a supporting role. Nao and I did classes a …

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All Austin Breweries and Brewpubs Currently Open For Onsite Consumption

UPDATE: TABC has relaxed more rules allowing breweries and even bars to start to reopen, Eliminate the requirement for commercial-grade cooking equipment Allow premade food brought in from other locations and partner with food trucks and count those sales toward the 51% minimum Governor Abbot’s executive order affecting bars and taprooms is still in place; however, after changing the guidelines more than once some breweries and brewpubs have started to slowly reopen for on-site consumption …

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GABF is Virtual for 2020 Here’s What You Need to Know

TICKET INFO: GABF passports are available for $20 here. The 39th Great American Beer Festival® (#GABF), the country’s preeminent beer festival and world’s largest professional beer competition is now the largest virtual beer event of the year. Originally planned for the end of September in Denver, officials were forced to cancel the in-person festival for the first time in its history due to the pandemic. This year’s festival will take place via a two-day online experience that …

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CraftBeerAustin.com Announces a New Partnership with BrewStubs

We are pleased to announce our partnership with BrewStubs™, a new platform that allows beer enthusiasts to purchase limited-release beers, seasonal brews, and exclusive craft beer packages before arriving at participating breweries throughout the U.S. and to gift brewstubs to their beer-loving friends and family digitally. At CraftBeerAustin.com, we are passionate about supporting the Central Texas craft beer scene by bringing you all the latest news, new beer releases, and events every week, our partnership with …

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