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Must Do Austin Craft Beer Celebrations | Spring Edition 2020

Every year, spring brings a volatile weather pattern for Texans with wide swings in temperature and sunshine. However, in Austin, spring also brings a wide variety of craft beer events from festivals to anniversary parties and everything in between. Here is Craft Beer Austin’s comprehensive list of all things craft beer happening around town this spring. Anniversary Parties March 6th | 5th Anniversary Festivities | Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co. March 6th | …

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Independence Brewing Company Partners with TRACE for a New Monthly Dinner Series

W Austin’s TRACE restaurant has created a new monthly dinner series featuring Austin’s breweries, vineyards and distilleries. Independence Brewing Company is launching the series this Friday featuring a one-of-a-kind beer paring dinner. Friday’s dinner will includes a welcome cocktail and 3-course menu, as well as presentations from TRACE Chef de Cuisine Tim Crittenden, Executive Pastry Chef Wade Greenwood and  Independence Brewing Co.’s Amy Cartwright will be on-hand. Upon Arrival:  Welcome Cocktail and passed oysters on the …

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Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | March 2020

  The Craft Beer Austin team is starting a new monthly series to inform our readers of our current favorite beers in and around Austin.  So without further ado and in no specific order, here are the CBA Staff Picks for March 2020: Andrew Nomadic | Peak Season | Hazy IPA From one of my favorite new breweries in South Austin. Nothing overly crazy, just a solid offering from some good people. It’s too bad …

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The Wild World of Non-Alcoholic Beer

Feature post by Brian Trivitt As I write this, we are well into February. In an effort to be healthier, I made the decision to eliminate alcohol from my diet for the first couple of weeks after the new year. Notice, I didn’t say completely “alcohol free,” as despite what some people think, is virtually impossible, considering everything from rye bread to ripe fruit has a tiny bit of alcohol. I will delve into the …

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Beer with Gin | Farmhouse Ales

Beer with Gin | Farmhouse Ales Welcome to our new series “Beer with Gin” where we hear from local beer expert Virginia (Gin) Benavidez, co-founder of The Beer Museum (and most recently the hostess with the most-est at the Austin Beer Guide Best of 2019 Party) to discuss the origin of the Farmhouse Ales. Learn more on 2/27 during WhichCraft & Beer Museum Style Night – Local Farmhouse Ales Guest post written by Gin: Could understanding …

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Craft Beer & Crawfish | Where to Find the Best Boils in Austin

Update: Please check with the establishment in advance to see if the event is still being held. Our winter was pretty short lived, if you can even call it winter. And now crawfish season is right around the corner. Here are our top picks for where to get your crawfish boil fix while enjoying local craft beer in Austin. February 23rd | Cosmic Crawfish, Shrimp and Crab Boil! | Cosmic Coffee and Beer Garden February …

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Six Must Do Austin Brewery Tours

  A popular way to visit multiple Austin area breweries in one day is via one of the many brewery tours offered around town. We’ve rounded up six must do Brewery Tours that service the Austin Area, and added the list as a permanent reference on our webpage AirBrewnB Austin Brewery Tours   ATX Beer Bus   Bat City Brew Tours   Bike & Brew ATX   Twisted Texas Tour Austin Area Brewery Hours and Map

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Delysia Chocolatier And Real Ale Chocolate and Beer Tasting

Read First | Austin Area Brewery COVID-19 Updates Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Delysia Chocolatier And Real Ale Chocolate and Beer Tasting Real Ale will be pouring Firemans 4 and Hans Pils, along with two new beers that they released last week: 8 Track Amber and Fresh Kicks Hazy IPA to go with six different Irish inspired chocolate truffles. Guests will indulge in the newly released St. Patrick’s Day truffle collection of boozy Irish favorites infused into …

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Are Craft Beer Seasonals Released Too Early?

Are Craft Beer Seasonals Released Too Early? Guest post by Brian Trivitt Way back in October of 2011 (holy cow does time fly), I wrote my first entry on my personal blog titled “Craft Seasonal Releases are too Early.” Back then, craft beer was still growing double digits year over year, and seasonal releases were still in their early (no pun intended) phase of being released earlier than their appropriate season. Since then, craft beers’ …

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Women in Beer | Clare Hulama

When I started writing for CraftBeerAustin.com 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 Clare Hulama, Owner/Assistant Brewer/Director of Everything Else for Bluebonnet Beer Company. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? I am responsible for all …

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Beer with Gin | Winter Warmer

Photo courtesy of the Beer Museum Beer with Gin | Winter Warmer Welcome to our new series “Beer with Gin” where we hear from local beer expert Virginia (Gin) Benavidez, co-founder of The Beer Museum (and most recently the hostess with the most-est at the Austin Beer Guide Best of 2019 Party) to discuss the origin of the Winter Warmer. Guest post written by Gin: Winter warmers are a bit odd because, as a beer …

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Texas Brewery Update | January 2020

Texas Brewery Update | January 2020 I got around to running the numbers for the number of breweries/brewpubs in the state of Texas. Before we go into the data, here are the a couple of notes on the numbers: All data is coming from the TABC licenses Duplicate entries have been removed (meaning, if a place has two licenses for the same location, it counts as one. If a place is contract brewing while having …

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