Andrew Schwab

Twitter: @andrewlschwab Untappd: aschwab My craft beer journey started sometime in university when light beer just was not cutting it anymore. I started venturing out to the beer store and buying any 6 pack that I had not had before. This has now continued for ten years. You will see me visiting almost any and every brewery that I can. I have a passion for travel, craft beer, and college football. When I am not drinking craft beer, I work as a manufacturing engineer in Austin.

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Oct 16 2019

After 11 years, (512) Brewing is packaging one of their mainstays in something other than kegs. Pecan Porter looks to be coming out in 12oz bottles. So, there is that in this month’s approvals….along with a whole slew of other approvals. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large format bottle bb = 16oz format bottle b = Small format bottle c = Small format (12oz) can cc = 16oz format can …

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Brewers Association GABF 2019

Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2019

Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2019 The largest beer festival in the US, the Great American Beer Festival, has passed once again. For those who have never been, it has turned into a week long party for craft brewers and fans in Denver that ended Saturday. (Photo © Brewers Association) While most articles locally will talk about how Texas did, I decided to take a deeper look into the numbers of all …

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TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Sept 18 2019

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Sept 18 2019

I thought the last list of label approvals were bad (due to my procrastination), but this one was even worse. Around 600 new beers approved over 8 weeks. Along with the label approvals, 10 new Texas breweries received licenses to start up in Texas. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large format bottle bb = 16oz format bottle b = Small format bottle c = Small format (12oz) can cc = …

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TABC Label and Brewery Approvals June 26 2019

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals July 26 2019

And another month has passed, so another long list of approvals. Along with that, 8 new brewpubs in Texas were approved over the last month. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large format bottle bb = 16oz format bottle b = Small format bottle c = Small format (12oz) can cc = 16oz format can C = Larger format can 11 Below Brewing Company – 11 Below Hipster Stache IPA (K) …

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TABC Label and Brewery Approvals June 24 2019

And another month has passed, so another long list of TABC approvals. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large format bottle bb = 16oz format bottle b = Small format bottle c = Small format (12oz) can cc = 16oz format can C = Larger format can 11 Below Brewing Company – 11 Below Duck Duck Juice (K) 11 Below Brewing Company – 11 Below Crazy Pilz Dry Hopped Pilsner (c) …

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TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 22 2019

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 22 2019

I have taken a bit of a break from doing these, so here are all of May’s approvals up to this point. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large format bottle bb = 16oz format bottle b = Small format bottle c = Small format (12oz) can cc = 16oz format can C = Larger format can 2 Docs Brewing Co. Llc – Two Docs Bock (K) 2 Docs Brewing Co. …

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TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 2 2019

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 2 2019

The main bit of news over the last week is that Texas is one step closer to allowing beer-to-go sales from breweries. The battle now will come from the senate, which “should” be easier to get past than the house. But, this is Texas, so no one really knows. That should happen in a week or two. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large format bottle bb = 16oz format bottle …

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TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 25 2019

A much slower week for TABC approvals than normal with very few Texas breweries getting approvals. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large format bottle bb = 16oz format bottle b = Small format bottle c = Small format (12oz) can cc = 16oz format can C = Larger format can Abita Brewing Company L.L.C. – Abita Cirrusly Hazy Wheat Ale (b, K) Anchor Brewing Company – Anchor Artist Series Steam …

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TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 18 2019

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 18 2019

This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large format bottle bb = 16oz format bottle b = Small format bottle c = Small format (12oz) can cc = 16oz format can C = Larger format can 3 Nations Brewing – 3 Nations Shed ‘N Silo Hefeweizen (c) 512 Brewing Company – 512 Brown Union Sherry Barrel Fermented Keg Conditioned Ale (K) Astral Brewing – Astral NEIPA (K) Astral Brewing – Astral Pub …

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TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 11 2019

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 11 2019

The legislative battle over beer-to-go sales from breweries may be slowing down thanks to simple donations from specific distributors to specific people in charge. It is amazing how a little money can make someone not pass laws that actually help the small businesses of the state. You can read more about that here and who is the latest person that the distributors paid off (spoiler: it is Kelly Hancock of North Richland Hills for $33k): …

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TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 2 2019

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 2 2019

Seems like a lot less Texas beers in this week’s approvals, but still a solid number of new beers are coming in. I believe this is the first approval that we have seen from the Bay Area’s 21st Amendment. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large format bottle bb = 16oz format bottle b = Small format bottle c = Small format (12oz) can cc = 16oz format can C = …

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TABC Label and Brewery Approvals March 26 2019

Here are the TABC approvals for the last two weeks. There are a ton of new Texas beers coming out (and Martin House continues with another ridiculous amount of approvals). This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg B = Large format bottle bb = 16oz format bottle b = Small format bottle c = Small format (12oz) can cc = 16oz format can C = Larger format can 11 Below Brewing Company – 11 …

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