Save Texas Breweries! 2 Out of 3 Members May Close by 2021

According to a survey of members by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, two out of every three Texas craft breweries will be forced to permanently close by the end of 2021 due to the public health crisis brought on by COVID-19 and back-to-back shutdowns of on-premise business at “51% establishments.” Key Survey Takeaways: One in three Texas craft breweries says they’ll be forced to close in the next three months without some change to the …

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Breweries Are Not Bars | One Brewery’s Unique Fight to Reopen

When the Governor decided to yet again close bars in order to slow the spread of the pandemic, he did so by lumping breweries that were operating safely in with bars that clearly were not. Local Austin area breweries went out of their way to safely open, most only opening their outdoor patios. They required masks, distanced tables, provided contactless payments, and some even created outdoor spaces that didn’t exist before the pandemic. While breweries …

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Being a Beer Enthusiast Can be Hard Work

Feature written by Brian Trivitt What typically comes to your mind when you are shopping for beer? Or, how about before you crack open a cold one after work? Are analysis and looking back over past notes two things that came to mind? Probably not. Believe it or not, being a beer connoisseur is actually quite challenging, especially when you have a very analytical personality. Before I get into what I analyze while sipping a …

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BREAKING NEWS | Brewery Patios are Back Open for Business

New guidance from the TABC just came out that will allow breweries and brewpubs across the state to temporarily modify their licensed premises for alcohol consumption. So what does that mean? In a nutshell, breweries can temporarily modify their license to exclude the patio or outdoor area. By doing so, consumers are allowed to buy beer-to-go, then venture to the newly unlicensed outdoor space and enjoy their purchase. Retailers are also allowed to modify premises …

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Austin Weekly Beer Releases July 17th

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Check out Austin craft beer releases and openings that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map Breweries will need our support on ordering beer to go as most have been ordered to shut their doors once again to drinking on site. There are still some exceptions to this rule (if they sell more food than beer). Those that cannot have people on site, please do support, some will not …

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Black is Beautiful Austin Brewery Releases, Part 1

Black is Beautiful is a beer collaboration on a fierce mission to raise awareness of the daily injustices people of color face. The project is the brainchild of Marcus Baskerville, Head Brewer & Co-Owner of San Antonio brewery, Weathered Souls. Baskerville expounded via the Black is Beautiful site, “This platform and collaboration is about understanding and supporting people of color and inclusion… With the current tensions that are rising we thought that it was of …

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Your Own Brewday with Beerburg Brewing

Are you a huge fan of craft beer? Have you ever wondered what it is like to brew alongside a professional brewer & produce a delicious product you can enjoy & be crazy proud of? Beerburg Brewing is offering JUST THAT! Trevor Nearburg, Owner & Brewer is hosting an innovative virtual home brewing experience that is sure to kick the blues of Covid19. The virtual brew will consist of ingredients specially foraged from Beerburg’s land. …

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Real Ale 24th Anniversary Pack is Still Available

You can still snag your anniversary pack here Feature post by Ruvani De Silva For beer lovers across Central Texas, the Real Ale anniversary party is an annual highlight. A phenomenal bash for a 2,000-strong crowd of thirsty Texans, the party fills the huge Real Ale ranch, located just outside Blanco. Arriving rather fresh off the boat from the UK at my first Real Ale party back in 2018, I was blown away by the …

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Austin Weekly Beer Releases July 10th

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Check out Austin craft beer releases and openings that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map Breweries will need our support on ordering beer to go as most have been ordered to shut their doors once again to drinking on site. There are still some exceptions to this rule (if they sell more food than beer). Those that cannot have people on site, please do support, some will not …

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Austin Area Breweries with Outdoor Seating

With the spread of COVID-19 showing no signs of slowing down, dining outdoors just may be the new normal. Of course, most breweries are closed due to the Governor’s latest orders. Hopefully, this list will serve as a valuable resource if and when breweries can start to open their taprooms. All Austin area breweries and brewpubs with outdoor seating: Currently open for onsite consumption Bear King Brewing Black Star Co-op (you are free to enjoy …

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Austin Weekly Beer Releases July 3rd

Austin Weekly Beer Releases Check out Austin craft beer releases and openings that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map Breweries will need our support on ordering beer to go as most have been ordered to shut their doors once again to drinking on site. There are still some exceptions to this rule (if they sell more food than beer). Those that cannot have people on site, please do support, some will not …

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Austin Area Breweries to Safely Visit this Fourth of July Weekend

With the holiday weekend upon us and COVID-19 on the rise in Texas, people are having to adjust their weekend plans. However, there are several Austin area breweries that are still open for onsite consumption following strict safety protocols where you can enjoy a fresh craft beer. Know the rules of engagement! Establishments are requiring the use of a facial covering when you are not seated at your table. You must be seated to receive …

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