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Raise a Glass Today for a #NationwideCheers!

As we are all staying home and working safe, you can still order beer-to-go from your favorite local craft brewery and food take-out is still allowed. And that is something to be happy about, so get out there TODAY and pick up a few of your favorite local craft beers, while practicing social distancing. Then raise a glass at 5:00 pm and join your fellow beer lovers in a #NationwideCheers! Led by Community Beer Company out …

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How to Support Local Breweries in These Uncertain Times

Photo courtesy of Texas Beer Company Sign the Petition! Allow Texas Brewers to Deliver & Ship Beer during COVID-19 I don’t even know where to start with this post. So many of my dear friends just lost their jobs or their business is at risk. For those of you that love our beer community, now is the time to act. Let’s don’t sit by and let this damn thing destroy the community that we love …

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What the New Stay at Home Order Means for Austin Area Breweries

As of today, both Travis and Williamson counties have implemented “Stay home – Work Safe” orders in effect until Monday, April 13. Under the order, restaurants are considered essential businesses and can continue to provide food for pick up or delivery, including food trucks. Liquor stores and grocery stores also will remain open, all while maintaining social distancing. The City of Austin order Section 6.f.ii outlines details for food manufacturers and liquor stores: Stores that …

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Want Beer Delivery During the COVID-19 Crisis? Act Now!

Austin rejoiced when we heard local restaurants can now add alcohol to the line up of delivery and to-go options with a food order. Governor Abbott signed the waiver earlier this week as a temporary measure to help business affected by the statewide mandate to close dining rooms and bars. However, the measure only allows relief to businesses holding a mixed beverage license; therefore, does not apply to breweries, who can currently only sell beer-to-go …

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Feature | COVID-19 Impact on Craft Beer

Feature written by Brian Trivitt COVID 19 AKA, Coronavirus. The continual impact and panic it continues to inflict worldwide is astounding. I am trying to remember any modern epidemic that has escalated so quickly literally day by day. It’s coincidental name, is, of course, spawned some jokes on social media about Corona beer, but at this point, things have gotten so serious any humor regarding this has pretty much vanished. After having the pleasure of …

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Craft Brewers Conference Canceled and Other Austin Brewery COVID-19 Updates

It was an amazing opportunity for Texas brewers to have the largest craft beer industry conference planned for San Antonio this year. The Brewer’s Association hosts the Craft Brewers Conference each year in a different location around the country. This was going to be the first time it was held in Texas and boy; we were all looking forward to it. I’ve said it many times, we don’t get the recognition we deserve in the …

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BREAKING NEWS | Hops and Grain San Marcos Permanently Closed

  Hops and Grain San Marcos Permanently Closed Announced on social media this morning, the San Marcos location of east side favorite Hops and Grain is permanently closed. They opened the taproom almost one year ago and started production last summer. Funds were raised for the project early on through a Wefunder campaign, where the founder Josh Hare was able to raise one million dollars for the second production facility. In the beginning, the project …

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Two Wheel Brewing Co. - Texas Craft Brewery Profile

BREAKING NEWS | Two Wheel Brewing Co. in Buda For Sale

Latest Update: The brewery is still open for business and will remain open pending the sale. You can find their hours here. Two Wheel Brewing Co. For Sale Located at 535 S. Loop 4 in Buda, Texas 78610 Update: The first and only brewery in Buda, TX is now on the market. Marc Woffenden co-founded the brewery with his wife, Alexis, building the brewery from scratch in 2015. The brewery features a 5,000 square foot taproom on …

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SXSW Austin Craft Beer Guide

Read First | Austin Area Brewery COVID-19 Updates Downtown for unofficial #SXSW events and looking for something more than PBR? Well, maybe I can help. I put together a list of breweries and bars that are easily accessible to the unofficial SXSW action. I will start off by saying that 6th Street is generally NOT where many of the Austin beer drinkers hang out. Luckily, that does not mean there are not some good beers …

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Women in Beer | Karen Killough

Women in Beer | Karen Killough When I started writing for Craft Beer Austin back in 2015, my first series of articles was about Women in Beer. I am happy to announce that thanks to the ladies of the Austin chapter of the Pink Boots Society, I am bringing back the Women in Beer series. This edition features Karen Killough, Co-Founder of Vista Brewing. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? Marketing & …

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Austin Craft Beer Events | March 9th-March 15th, 2020

Austin Craft Beer Events | March 9th-March 15th, 2020

Howdy Austin! Check out Austin Craft Beer Events and special tappings that are happening around town this week. Austin Area Brewery Hours and Map Monday, Mar. 9th :  Seinfeld Trivia | Growler USA Austin | 7   Tuesday, Mar. 10th:  Harry Potter Trivia | Hops and Grain | 7-9 Beer with the Brewer | Flix Brewhouse | 5-7   Wednesday, Mar. 11th: Bramble Time! | Blue Owl | 3 Weekly East Side Beer Runners Workout | …

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The Hill Country Brewery You Need to Visit Now

On February 22nd, the Craft Beer Austin team embarked on a small team outing to visit some breweries that are new, interesting or different; or that we had just not been to before. The highlight of what we found was “The Hill Country Brewery You Need to Visit Now” (before it’s too crowded to manage). Carter Creek Winery and Resort in Johnson City recently opened a brewery called Old 290 Brewery next to their wine …

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