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

Celebrate American Craft Beer Week May 16-22

The Brewers Association’s annual salute to craft beer kicks off May 16 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 Turn Your Beer World Upsidedown, “the pioneering craft breweries turned the beer world upside down. They believed that beer drinkers were ready to branch …

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The Brewers Association’s SAVOR™ Event Breaks Out of the Ordinary After Two-Year Hiatus

The Brewers Association’s SAVOR™ Event Breaks Out of the Ordinary After Two-Year Hiatus Press Release Tickets for the can’t miss food and beer pairing event are available now. WHAT: SAVOR™: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience is unlike any craft beer event. It’s a sensory adventure that answers the tantalizing question: what if we paired some of the best craft brewers with some of the finest chefs for a single night of culinary bliss? …

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Statewide Grant Program Breaks Down Barriers to Entry for Aspiring Craft Brewers

Statewide Grant Program Breaks Down Barriers to Entry for Aspiring Craft Brewers Press Release: A grant program will open for applications from future Texas craft brewery owners on April 26th. Grantees will receive one year of free membership (a $300 value) in the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, the trade association for independent craft breweries in Texas. The grants are funded by Method Architecture, a Texas-based firm that’s also a long-time member of the Guild. “Breweries …

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Austin Ale Trail Passports Available Now

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. This year’s passport is a special green passport …

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Adelbert’s Brewery Announces Closure

Adelbert’s Brewery Announces Closure Located at 2314 Rutland Drive, Suite #100 Austin, Texas Adelbert’s Brewery has been a North Austin mainstay since opening its doors in 2011. Scott Hovey started Adelbert’s brewery as a tribute to his brother George Adelbert “Del” Hovey, who was a world traveler, naming its mainstay beers after one of Del’s unique and entertaining traveling experiences. The brewery recently rebranded and modernized its logo which plays on the kit colors of FC …

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Women in Beer | Daytona Camps

Central Texas has a distinct and growing beer culture and women are not only present in every aspect of it from brewers, and distributors to consumers; they are also well-respected leaders shaping the craft beer culture. Our Women in Beer series highlights the women in our community shaping the beer scene including members of the Austin chapter of the Pink Boots Society. This edition features Daytona Camps, Brewer, and Brand Ambassador at Celis Brewing. Describe your average week. …

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Austin Beer News | Six Things You Need to Know

The Brass Tap Closing Soon The Doman location of the Brass Tap announced on social media that they lost their lease and will be closing on April 17, so get over there ASAP and enjoy a discounted pint before their last day! Rentsch Brewery Set to Expand Rentsch announced they are expanding to the square in downtown Georgetown dubbed the “Outpost.” If you are looking for a job in the beer industry, they are hiring …

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Three Beer Collaboration Projects Supporting Ukraine

Three Beer Collaboration Projects Supporting Ukraine An Instagram post went viral days after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Pravda Brewery, located in the western city of Lviv, Ukraine, posted a picture of one of their popular beers “Putin Huylo,” (roughly translates to Putin is a d**khead), filled with fuel to become Molotov cocktails instead of beer. The public response was overwhelming and the post was quickly followed with ways to provide donations to …

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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? As Head Brewer, I …

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Tenth Annual Big Texas Beer Fest Returns March 26

Tenth Annual Big Texas Beer Fest Returns March 26 After a hitaus due to the pandemic, the Big Texas Beer Fest returns to Dallas at the Fair Park Automobile Building on March 26, 2022. Featuring over 450 beers, ciders, seltzers, hard kombucha, and more from over 100 breweries, the festival expects to draw over 5,000 attendees. Founded in 2012, the festival has raised almost $60,000 for the North Texas Food Bank and was named as …

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Austin Eastciders’ New Hopped Grapefruit Collaboration Brew Honors Women in Cider 

Austin Eastciders’ New Hopped Grapefruit Collaboration Brew Honors Women in Cider The cidery is partnering with Pink Boots Society to launch a limited-edition flavor that gives back Press Release: Austin Eastciders is thrilled to announce their latest collaborative cider in partnership with Pink Boots Society: Hopped Grapefruit!  Pink Boots Society is a non-profit organization with a mission to assist, inspire, and encourage women in the alcoholic beverage profession to advance their careers through education. As …

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Women in Beer | Pink Boots Society Austin

To Donate to Pink Boots Society – Click here! Article updated March 2022 Women work in all aspects of the beer industry from brewery owners, to packaging, cellaring, sales, and taproom management. The Pink Boots Society was established for female beer professionals to assist, inspire, and encourage women to advance their careers through education. Recently, Pink Boots Society extended its membership to include all women in the fermented / alcohol beverage industry. Austin’s PBS chapter was …

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