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

Get Ready for National Independent Beer Run Day!

National Independent Beer Run Day kicks off again this year on July 3rd. “Ahead of summer’s biggest holiday, Independence Day, the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers— is coordinating the third annual National Independent Beer Run Day alongside craft breweries nationwide,” per the press release. Austin area breweries are still recovering from the impacts of COVID-19, as we’ve seen with the recent closure of more breweries. It’s important now …

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Sandra Murphy Panther Island Brewing

Women in Beer | Sandra Murphy

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 Sandra Murphy, Head Brewer for Panther Island Brewing out of Fort Worth, Texas. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? I’m responsible for everything …

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Happy Hour and Soccer Social

Happy Hour and Soccer Social Soccer chat & panel featuring Adrian Healey of Austin FC, along with the Moontower Soccer podcast, moderated by Pam Catoe of CraftBeerAustin.com Join Austin FC’s play-by-play commentator Adrian Healey and the Moontower Soccer podcast’s Landon Cotham and Jeremiah Bentley to talk all things soccer and Austin FC. This chat will be moderated by Pam Catoe of CratBeerAustin. Adrian, Landon & Jeremiah will chat about the season to date and take …

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Jester King Brewery Expands with Lodging

Jester King 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, recently rebranded as the Jester King Inn. The inn features five units with private gate access to the beer garden and …

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Austin Beerworks to Release Limited Edition Austin FC Cans

Austin Beerworks to Release Limited Edition Austin FC Cans A unique beer collaboration is on the horizon between Austin Beerworks and the original Austin FC supporter group Austin Anthem. Starting the week of Austin FC’s first home match on June 19th, Austin Beerworks will be releasing the first of 17 beer cans commemorating the inaugural Major League Soccer (MLS) season. “We didn’t realize what a huge deal having an MLS team was going to be …

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Paige Martin Second Pitch Beer Co

Women in Beer | Paige Martin

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 Paige Martin, Sales and Quality Manager for Second Pitch Beer Co. out of San Antonio, Texas. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? …

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Austin FC Stadium Craft Beer Options Revealed

Austin FC Craft Beer Stadium Options Revealed Today the highly anticipated tap wall was revealed on social media for the Austin FC Q2 stadium Beer Hall. Unfortunately, most of the 20 taps are dominated by AB InBev options; however, a few local beers made the board. Posts by @beerwords and Hopsquad Brewing on Twitter shows the five local Austin FC Craft Beer options coming to the tap wall: Circle Brewing | Blur Pinthouse Pizza | …

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Women in Beer | Sara Hamza

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 Sara Hamza, Co-owner of Vacancy Brewing. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? As new business owners, my partner Brent and I are …

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The Craft Beer Industry’s Reckoning Over Sexual Abuse

Sexual Discrimination and Abuse in the Craft Beer Industry Craft Beer Sexual Discrimination Last week a single social media post from a personal account started what is now a full-blown reckoning for the craft beer industry. Brienne Allan (@ratmagnet on Instagram) works as the production manager at Notch Brewing and posted a simple question on Instagram last Tuesday asking if others in the industry had experienced harassment. She could have never expected the overwhelming response, …

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Compadre Brewing Announces Permanent Closure

Compadre Brewing Closing Permanently Effective May 16th   On Thursday, Compadre Brewery announced on social media they will be closing permanently due to the constraints brought on by the pandemic. Located in Pflugerville, the brewery opened in 2019, by Roy Galvan and his son Roel in the space previously occupied by Idle Vine brewery, which closed its doors in May 2018. At the helm was Russ Hall, previously from South Austin Brewery, brewing up a wide …

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Celebrate American Craft Beer Week

Craftbeer.com’s annual salute to craft beer kicks off today with American Craft Beer Week, a spring celebration of local beer and breweries. Last year, the celebration was a bit different and focused on supporting local breweries that were hit hard by the pandemic. This year, the theme is local beer is better and we couldn’t agree more. With such a vibrant beer community, options in and around town are practically limitless. So how will you …

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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. Hemp Balm On Sale Now Jester King Brewery became one of the first licensed hemp growers and just released their first product, a hemp balm. The hemp was planted last summer, and, when ready, processed into cannabidiol (CBD) oil with the help of a few of Jester King’s friends …

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