Get Ready for National Independent Beer Run Day!

National Independent Beer Run Day kicks off again this year on July 3rd. “Ahead of summer’s biggest holiday, Independence Day, the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers— is coordinating the second annual National Independent Beer Run Day alongside craft breweries nationwide,” per the press release. At a time when Austin area breweries have been hit hard by the effects of the novel coronavirus and there is a looming possibility …

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Austin Weekly Beer Releases and Openings June 26th

Austin Weekly Beer Releases June 26th

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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Texas Brewery Taprooms Are Closed Again

Governor Abbot issued an executive order this morning closing businesses that receive more than 51% of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages starting at 12 p. m. today: “These businesses may remain open for delivery and take-out, including for alcoholic beverages, as authorized by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.” Earlier this week the Governor highlighted the need for wearing masks in public places and encouraged people to stay home if possible. He …

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Is Big Bend Brewing Company Making a Return with Tejas Beer?

In a word – no. Last week a series of Instagram posts created quite a stir among fans of Big Bend Brewing Company in Alpine, Texas. Many of the brewery’s fans still follow them on Instagram and Facebook and last week a new post popped up on their social media platforms promising the return of the brand’s iconic Tejas line of beers with the tag line: “Finally, a beer that embodies our collective Texas spirit. …

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Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | Summer 2020

Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | Summer 2020   With summer approaching and temperatures rising, the team got together to bring you our Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks for Summer 2020. What are we drinking to stay cool and have fun over the next few months.  What beers do we recommend to help our communities, to aid our industry friends and to help us all get through the seemingly never ending Dog Days of Summer.   …

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Austin Weekly Beer Releases and Openings June 19th

Austin Weekly Beer Releases & Openings Check out Austin craft beer releases and openings that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map While, sadly, I cannot write an events article as of late, I am going to try to keep of list of new beer releases that are happening around town. In this edition, I am also tracking all the breweries and brewpubs planning to reopen this weekend.   Breweries re-opening this week: …

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Six Austin Area Breweries Opening During the Pandemic

Well, it is already June and COVID-19 is still rearing its ugly head. Austin businesses are continuing to kick butt figuring out the ins and outs of the madness and do their best to navigate the various reopening regulations. The Austin beer community is supporting each other in such a lovely way and the camaraderie is inspiring. The plethora of new breweries that are in the process of opening to varying degrees during this pandemic, …

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Austin Weekly Beer Releases and Openings June 11th

Austin Weekly Beer Releases & Openings Check out Austin craft beer releases and openings that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map While, sadly, I cannot write an events article as of late, I am going to try to keep of list of new beer releases that are happening around town. In this edition, I am also tracking all the breweries and brewpubs planning to reopen this weekend.   Breweries re-opening this week: …

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Black is Beautiful, Breweries Raise a Glass to Fight Racial Discrimination

Photo credit to Weathered Souls Brewing  In recent years, beer-lovers have watched in awe of the camaraderie and supportive power the beer community can foster. Massive initiatives like Sierra Nevada’s Resilience IPA raising money to rebuild after the California wildfires, and more recently, Other Half’s All Together mission supporting hospitality professionals affected by Covid19, are testaments to how beer can rally people around a cause. The power of unity through beer is undeniable and sparked …

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Austin Weekly Beer Releases and Openings June 4th

Austin Weekly Beer Releases & Openings Check out Austin craft beer releases and openings that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Map While, sadly, I cannot write an events article as of late, I am going to try to keep of list of new beer releases that are happening around town. In this edition, I am also tracking all the breweries and brewpubs planning to reopen this weekend.   Breweries re-opening this week: …

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Event Recap | Celebrating One Year of 12 Fox Brewing

Feature post by Ruvani De Silva When we attended the bustling 12 Fox launch party one year ago, we could never have imagined that twelve months later we would be celebrating not just the brewery itself but the end of a pandemic-based lockdown. As Texas slowly reopens, the scenic, expansive 12 Fox taproom is ideally positioned to welcome guests back, with almost all of its seating completely outdoors and plenty of space to move around …

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Austin Area Breweries Brew All Together IPA

Austin Area Breweries Brew All Together IPA Breweries all over Texas and the world are working on the collaboration of All Together IPA. The All Together IPA collaboration began with Other Half Brewery out of Brooklyn. They state it is a worldwide, open-ended beer collaboration created to raise support for the industry that they love so much.  Read more about the inspiration of the All Together IPA here. A few Austin area breweries took the …

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