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 Brewery Approvals November 30th, 2020

No label approvals again from me. Due to the influx of breweries in the market, along with all of the local breweries putting out more beer, the weekly lists have become excessive to get done. With that said, for the meantime, I will focus on getting brewery approvals out each month just to let people know what is still opening in Texas. These are all of the approvals since the beginning of October. Recent Brewery …

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Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2020

Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2020 What normally is the largest beer festival in the US, the Great American Beer Festival, was forced to go digital for the 2020 edition. This did not stop them from still hosting the yearly GABF awards ceremony. It definitely had a different feel this year watching it on a computer screen, versus sitting in a large hall and watching the breweries actually be able to celebrate …

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TABC Brewery Approvals October 6th, 2020

I have a horrible habit of just not doing these anymore. So, this article is more focused on which breweries have been approved in Texas since May. Even with Covid still going on, people are moving forward with opening their future breweries. I am hoping to start back up with label approvals some time in the near future. Recent Brewery Approvals: Note: I have only been putting new brewery approvals here – anything that is …

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Another Day, Another TABC Ruling that Hurts the Texas Craft Beer Industry

The TABC announced on Wednesday that they were going back on another press release that they put out the Friday before. That release was simply allowing brewpubs and breweries, who sold beer to go, to rezone their patios and allow people to drink their to-go beer on the patios. It was, what seemed like, a simple gesture to give some breathing room to the already struggling brewery industry. Over the last 5 days that this …

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TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 22nd, 2020

Continuing the label approvals for another couple of weeks. Seems like things have slowed down a bit since the last couple of updates (honestly, this does not surprise me in the least). Either way, here are the latest brewery/label approvals. Recent Brewery Approvals: Note: I have only been putting new brewery approvals here – anything that is just getting reapproved, I do not list. Along with this, any macro brewery that is approved, I do …

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TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 1st, 2020

These label approvals cover most of April. It seems like the shelter in place has not slowed down the TABC as far as putting out label approvals, and approving brewpubs. A couple of new breweries are getting their first approvals – like Hold Out Brewing in Austin, along with some new out of state breweries getting their first approvals – like Maine Beer Company. Recent Brewery Approvals: Note: I have only been putting new brewery …

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TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 15th, 2020

What better time to jump-start the TABC label approval post than when being stuck at home during quarantine? So, I had to start somewhere, which in this case, is from the beginning of March to now. Note: due to the number of label approvals coming in now, I am turning the focus of this more onto local beers, and more interesting out of state ones. There are just too many beers coming in now that …

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SXSW Austin Craft Beer Guide

Read First | Austin Area Brewery COVID-19 Updates Downtown for unofficial #SXSW events and looking for something more than PBR? Well, maybe I can help. I put together a list of breweries and bars that are easily accessible to the unofficial SXSW action. I will start off by saying that 6th Street is generally NOT where many of the Austin beer drinkers hang out. Luckily, that does not mean there are not some good beers …

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Texas Brewery Update | January 2020

Texas Brewery Update | January 2020 I got around to running the numbers for the number of breweries/brewpubs in the state of Texas. Before we go into the data, here are the a couple of notes on the numbers: All data is coming from the TABC licenses Duplicate entries have been removed (meaning, if a place has two licenses for the same location, it counts as one. If a place is contract brewing while having …

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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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