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 Dec 10 2018

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Dec 10 2018

It has been too long since I have posted the TABC label and brewery approvals. In fact, too long that the backlog is way too many to even include in one post. Everything on here is from over the last month. From there, I have been slowly putting them together from the August to November time frame that I will just put out in some later article. This week’s TABC Label Approvals: K = Keg …

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Future Breweries of Austin - Fall 2018

Future Breweries of Austin – Fall 2018

It has been some time since I last updated future breweries of Austin. Needless to say, there are more breweries in the works in Austin now than there ever have been in the past. I compiled a list of most of the breweries that are starting up around town. Future Austin Breweries: 5th Element Brewing: Located at 100 E. Evans in old town Leander, 5th Element Brewing is looking to open in the first quarter …

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Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2018

Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2018

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. While most articles locally will talk about how Texas did, I decided to take a deeper look into the numbers of all of this. This year, there were 5 new categories to bring the total …

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TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Aug 6 2018

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 10 Barrel Brewing Llc – 10 Barrel Young Squeezy Hazy IPA (b, K) 5 Stones Artisan Brewery – 5 Stones Braunfelser Kolsch (c, K) 5 Stones Artisan Brewery – 5 Stones Shepherd Warrior (cc) Austin Beerworks …

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TABC Label and Brewery Approvals July 26 2018

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals July 26 2018

And another long gap between the last TABC label and brewery approvals. This time, it was around two months. So, there are a lot of approvals on here. A lot. Some old, some you probably have seen in your local store, some are likely already gone from your local store. But, for the sake of getting every approval on here, I did them all. The label art this week is mainly just new Texas labels. …

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TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 30 2018

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 30 2018

This is probably the longest I have gone without updating TABC label approvals. I believe the last one I did was a little more than a month ago….and I am quickly realizing why I tried to do this weekly. These lists just get too long….. 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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A Review of 2017 TABC Label Approval Growth & Trends

2017 TABC Label Approvals Growth & Trends

The TABC is definitely not one of the most popular government agencies among beer fans in Texas. While their laws can be quite restrictive against beer in general (but for some reason, much looser for things like distilleries and wineries), it does provide us with some interesting data. Thanks to the system in place, I can access all of the label approvals over the last decade. This is an updated article from one that I …

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TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 25 2018

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 25 2018

Here is your “weekly” update into the TABC label and brewery approvals for the last two weeks. As usual, some may have been released already, while others are ones that we can expect to see coming in the near future. 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 April 11 2018

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 11 2018

It has been a bit since I last posted the TABC label and brewery approvals. So, that will explain the excessively long list this time around. Many of these may have already been released as their approval could go up to three weeks back. 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 March 23 2018

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals March 23 2018

Bottles from Austin Beerworks? Well, one bottle that is. Which could mean more bombers are on the way. And this is also the start of 4th Tap changing up their can designs. 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 10 Barrel Brewing Llc …

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Against the Grain Brewery Expanding Distribution to Texas

Against the Grain Brewery Expanding Distribution to Texas

Kentucky’s Against the Grain Brewery will be expanding their distribution to Texas. They recently received their TABC license to sell in Texas in early March. Their initial plans are to begin shipping beer here in April and hope to have it on the shelves sometime in late April to early May. It will be distributed through Favorite Brands. Distribution will include the Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio markets to begin with. As far as …

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TABC Label and Brewery Approvals March 9 2018

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals March 9 2018

A surprisingly solid week for TABC label and brewery approvals just from the numbers. I believe these are the first barrel aged beers I have ever seen from Shiner, so I guess those could be interesting. 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 …

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