Barks for Beers Returns for 2023!
Popular fundraising event Barks for Beers, operated by local charity Divine Canines is returning for another fun year of dogs and beers! Starting on April 28th, visit any of the 30 breweries listed below to pick up a pint glass and Pawsport for $30+tax. Then, you can use that Pawsport at all 30 breweries throughout the month of May to receive one pour at each.
Divine Canines provides free therapy dog services to various populations including older adults, hospitalized patients, school reading programs and more. Their mission is: Partnering with our dogs to enhance the well-being of those in need. Barks for Beers helps us keep their training costs affordable and helps them keep their volunteers, human and canine, equipped to provide the best possible free services.
As always, don’t forget to tip the taproom staff!
Here is a list of participating breweries for Barks for Beers 2023:
- Big Country Organic Brewing Company https://enjoybigcountry.com/
- Formally Willard’s Brewery
- Black Star Co-op https://blackstar.coop/
- The Brewtorium Brewery and Kitchen https://www.thebrewtorium.com/
- Central Machine Works https://www.cmwbrewery.com/
- New to B4B
- Circle Brewing Company Braker Lane https://www.circlebrewing.com/
- Circle Brewing Company Elgin https://www.circlebrewing.com/
- New location, grand opening on April 28th
- Fitzhugh Brewing https://www.fitzhughbrewing.com/
- Friends and Allies Brewing https://friendsandallies.beer/
- Returning, last participated in 2017
- Frontyard Brewing https://www.frontyardbrewing.com/
- Ghost Note Brewing https://www.ghostnotebrewing.com/
- Hi Sign Brewing http://www.hisignbrewing.com/
- New location, opened in July
- Hopsquad Brewing http://hopsquad.com/
- Independence Brewing Company https://independencebrewing.com/
- Infamous Brewing Company https://www.infamousbrewing.com/
- Koko’s Bavarian https://www.kokosbavarian.com/
- Live Oak Brewing Company https://liveoakbrewing.com/
- Nomadic Beerworks https://www.nomadicbeerworks.com/
- Nomadic Outpost https://www.nomadicbeerworks.com/
- New location, opened in January
- Oasis Texas Brewing Company https://otxbc.com/
- Oskar Blues Brewery https://www.oskarblues.com/
- Red Horn – ParmerLane https://redhornbrew.com/
- Red Horn – ScottsdaleDrive https://redhornbrew.com/
- Slackers Brewing Company https://slackersbrewing.com/
- New to B4B
- Southern Heights Brewing Company http://www.southernheightsbrewing.com/
- The Stay Put https://www.stayputbrewery.com/
- New brewery, opened in November
- Suds Monkey Brewing https://sudsmonkeybrew.com/
- Thirsty Planet https://www.thirstyplanet.beer/
- New location, opened in March
- Twisted X Brewing Company https://twistedxbrewing.com/
- Vacancy Brewing https://vacancybrewing.com/
- Vista Brewing https://vistabrewingtx.com/
In particular, the Govalle neighborhood in east Austin has jumped from one brewery last year to four this year! On the flip side, the Domain area has dropped from five to three (due to some brewery closures), and Dripping Springs + Blanco has dropped from ten to five (six if you include Nomadic Outpost). The remaining four new breweries are somewhat isolated compared to others – Thirsty Planet in south Austin, The Stay Put on Rainey, and Slackers in Anderson Mill; although none of these are too far away from the others and can easily be a stop along the way, or a quick one off. The one to watch this year though is the new Circle Farm location in Elgin, which will likely bring a significant amount of business to the small city of Elgin. I highly recommend checking out Elgin Meadery while you’re in town for some of the best mead in all of Texas!
For an interactive map and spreadsheet with detailed brewery information, please check out their website: https://divinecanines.org/barksforbeers/
And of course Divine Canines will be bringing their pups to the breweries, and giving pets is approved and encouraged!