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 March 31st, 2022

TABC Brewery Approvals March 31st, 2022 First update from 2022 – these include all new breweries that were approved since mid-December. There are some “names” on this list – including Other Half, Oxbow, and Westbrook. I have no real idea what they are planning for Texas, or if it will be very limited, but it is good to see some of these finally showing up. Along with that, it seems like the Texas side is …

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SXSW Austin Craft Beer Guide

SXSW Austin Craft Beer Guide 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 to be had. …

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TABC Brewery Approvals December 17th, 2021

TABC Brewery Approvals December 17th, 2021 So, if I wait 6 months to put these out, it seems like A LOT of breweries are opening or coming into Texas (as you will see below). Since I am not as in tune with the beer scene these days, many of these have been flying under my radar. Needless to say, it is good to see that places are still opening in much smaller towns, along with …

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Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2021

Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2021 What normally is the largest beer festival in the US, the Great American Beer Festival, was forced to change their award ceremony for the second year in a row. This year, it happened during the CBC (Craft Brewers Conference), which allowed many of the breweries, and brewers, to at least attend the award ceremony, unlike last year. It brought back the feel of older events, just …

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TABC Brewery Approvals June 11th, 2021

TABC Brewery Approvals June 11th, 2021 There are a lot of new and interesting breweries coming into Texas. Some new ones with more of a name include Drake’s, Short’s, and Ex Novo. Along with that, the number of breweries opening in Texas continue to grow. The Covid slow down of new brewery approvals has definitely ceased. Recent Brewery Approvals: For Texas, to make beer here or sell beer here, you require a brewery approval through …

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TABC Brewery Approvals March 25th, 2021

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 December, 2020. Recent …

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Hardywood Park Craft Brewery entering Texas? Well, sort of.

Photos courtesy of Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Hardywood Park Craft Brewery entering Texas? Well, sort of.   I recently saw that Virginia’s Hardywood Park Craft Brewery received TABC approvals to come into Texas. I have to admit, I was excited for this one. I have had many of their beers over the years, and would happily buy them here when they become available. So, I reached out to them to find out the details. Their …

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Toppling Goliath Entering The Texas Market

Photo courtesy of Toppling Goliath Toppling Goliath is Entering the Texas Market Iowa based Toppling Goliath recently received their TABC approvals to enter the Texas market. I reached out to them to see what we can expect when they start showing up on our shelves. Do you have any current plans on when you want to hit the Texas market with your beers?  As soon as the paperwork clears, we will begin. Which beers can …

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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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