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

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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Austin Area Breweries COVID Protocol Status

Governor Abbot announced as of March 10th, the mask mandate will be lifted and business can open 100%. However, many breweries around town have decided to keep their current protocols in place for the time being. Please check their social media before heading out if you would like to know their current status. As a reminder, these are local independent businesses that are free to set their own policies, please respect their rules or you …

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with BEER! A Love Story

Who would have guessed the weather would take another crazy turn, and on Valentine’s Day weekend no less! With the weather on the fritz, events are being canceled and many breweries are closing for the weekend due to safety concerns. Luckily, you can still have a craft beer-filled romantic weekend. Plan your date night at home with BEER! A Love Story. a 4K full-length feature documentary available globally throughout 2021 and now through February 28 …

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Women in Beer | Stephanie Alaniz

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 Stephanie Alaniz, front of house manager for Oasis Texas Brewing Company. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? As a front of house …

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Celebrate Black History Month with these Black-owned Breweries

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Tavour The U.S. has designated February as Black History Month each year since 1976. Noted historian Carter G. Woodson is known as the brainchild of this celebration of Black Americans’ achievements and recognition of their central role in our nation’s history. Black History Month offers an opportunity to spread the word about the lack of diversity in the craft beer industry. A Brewers Association survey showed that …

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Women in Beer | Colleen Hogan

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 Colleen Hogan, tasting room sales associate for Jester King Brewery. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? I work in the tasting room …

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