Steve Duffy

Twitter: @thehighepopt Untappd: thehighepopt Steve Duffy has been on the hunt for great beer since 1992 when his brother returned from England with tales of flavorful beer and Michael Jackson's Pocket Guide to Beer. He has traveled with Renaissance Festivals, lived in a hippie community, and currently is a manager of analytics. He lives in Sunset Valley with his wife and two kids and spends his little free time homebrewing, making sausage, and riding bikes.

Love 'em or Hate 'em, Pumpkin Beers Are Part of the Brewing Landscape Come Autumn

Love ’em or Hate ’em, Pumpkin Beers Are Part of the Brewing Landscape Come Autumn

Love ’em or Hate ’em, Pumpkin Beers Are Part of the Brewing Landscape Come Autumn It’s the Season for Pumpkin Hold your lattes, witches! It’s Fall in Texas and that means it’s all-things-pumpkin-flavored season and that includes our most beloved of beverages, beer! The pumpkin spice thing has a lot of people bothered, mostly because of the ubiquitous-ness of the flavoring in everything from cookies to coffee to dog treats to popcorn. There’s also the …

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Beer-to-Go is Now Law – a Real Ale Celebration

Beer-to-Go is Now Law – a Real Ale Celebration For craft breweries across Texas, the 86th Legislative Session, and more specifically September 1st, 2019, was a turning point in history. Fueled by bills authored by Eddie Rodriguez (D – Austin) in the House and Dawn Buckingham (R – Lakeway) in the Senate, the Lege passed landmark legislation allowing production breweries to sell beer for offsite consumption from their premises. Previously, only a business with a …

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A Day of Fun at Shiner Saturdays in Shiner, Texas

A Day of Fun at Shiner Saturdays in Shiner, Texas

A Day of Fun at Shiner Saturdays in Shiner, Texas The Shiner Saturdays events were held on the second Saturday in June and July 2019. We hope that they return next summer. Always check their website for future events. The brewery continues to do tours that are available Monday through Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. with the last tour starting at 3 p.m. No reservation is required and all ages are welcome. I had the opportunity …

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5 Texas Gose Beers to Drink This Summer 2019

5 Texas Gose Beers To Drink This Summer Summertime is officially upon us, and in Central Texas that means switching to light, crisp beers along with the 100 degree weather and late nights on the patio. When I was asked to write an article about Gose (Goes-uh), I thought, “Sure, no problem!” It has turned out a little bit more difficult than imagined, however. Do you know how many Goses you can get at the …

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Nomadic Beerworks

Nomadic Beerworks – Grand Opening June 22, 2019

Nomadic Beerworks Location: 3804 Woodbury Dr Suite A, Austin, TX 78704 Grand Opening: June 22nd, 2019 Recently I was in need of a hitch to be installed on my wife’s minivan. I decided to head over to U-Haul on Ben White to do that, and just before leaving noticed an article from Craft Beer Austin stating Nomadic Beerworks was having their soft opening. Having a couple hours to kill, I took the short walk over …

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Tastes great. Less filling – Is Craft Beer “Light” a good thing?

Tastes great. Less filling – Is Craft Beer “Light” a good thing? It seems to be the latest rage in craft beer. Not New England IPAs, not putting the entire snack shelf from the corner store into a stout, but instead, light craft beer. Light beer got its start in the late 1960’s being invented by a biochemist PhD, working at Rheingold Brewery in New York. Through a series of hand offs, Miller Brewing Company acquired …

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A Visit To Central District Brewing – Austin Texas

Central District Brewing 417 RED RIVER ST – AUSTIN Weds – Thurs 4-10pm Fri 2pm-midnight Sat 11am-midnight Sun 12-8pm Saturday night I was on my way to the Mike Doughty Plays Ruby Vroom show at the 3Ten venue on 2nd Street. I decided to meet a buddy of mine, another beer lover, at Central District Brewing as it’s new and, well, centrally located in walking distance of our final location. Central District recently opened and …

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Family Business Beer Co - Texas Craft Brewery Profile

Family Business Beer Co – Texas Craft Brewery Profile

Family Business Beer Co. Brewery and Taproom Location 19510 Hamilton Pool Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 ABOUT FAMILY BUSINESS BEER CO. Founded in 2017, Family Business Beer Co. is a family-owned and operated brewery in Dripping Springs, Texas. Co-owned by Jensen and Danneel Ackles, Ed and Debby Graul, and Gino Graul, and led by head brewer Nate Seale, Family Business Beer Co. produces a variety of high-quality beers, ranging from sessionable ales to barrel-aged stouts …

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Hops and Grain Brewing New Location Open in San Marcos

Hops and Grain Brewing New Location Open in San Marcos

Rumor control: Hops and Grain is not, I repeat not, closing in Austin. Location: 110 MLK Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666 Hours: 10am – 10pm, Sun – Sat Grand Opening: April 20th, 12pm – 6pm Hops and Grain Brewing (H&G) has been holding down the far-east end of 6th Street in Austin for eight years now. They’re tucked away in an industrial space behind the HEB on 7th Street that has plenty of parking and, …

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Hops and Thyme Restaurant & Beer Garden in Lakeway, Texas

Hops and Thyme Location: 2125 Lohmans Crossing Rd, ste.400, Lakeway, TX 78734 The short and sweet: Hops and Thyme is a newer restaurant with a craft beer focus located in Lakeway. They have a commitment to an exceptional dining experience with high quality ingredients in dishes made from scratch, 36 taps of distinctive beers, wine, and excellent customer service. Craft cocktails are coming soon. The rest of it: If you live in or near Lakeway, …

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