Growler Room Austin Craft Beer Taps

Tap Update at The Growler Room

By Rich Plakas / October 14, 2013 / 0 Comments

The Growler Room on Burnett updated their tap list today. Prices listed are for 64 ounce growlers.

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ACL Craft Beer Austin City Limits

ACL Craft Beer Guide

By Rich Plakas / October 5, 2013 / 0 Comments

ACL (Austin City Limits) Fest 2013 is upon us! If you are in town to experience Austin and all of the fun that goes along with it, you really don’t want to waste calories on corporate beer, you want ACL Craft Beer! Here is our ACL Craft Beer Guide with a list of spots in and around the city of Austin that will introduce you to some great local craft beer delights that are sure to […]

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Saint Arnold Pumkinator

Pumpkinator to be Released on Monday, October 14

By Rich Plakas / October 4, 2013 / 0 Comments

Let the hoarding being! I think i still have 1 or two left from 2012.“Pumpkinator to be Released on Monday, October 14 October is here, and that means just one thing for beer lovers: Pumpkinator. Our imperial pumpkin stout is ready to make its annual appearance on shelves and in bars around town starting Monday, October 14. Pumpkinator is our answer to how a pumpkin beer ought to taste. It’s brewed to make you feel like […]

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Violet Crown announces 3 new Cinebrew movie craft beer pairings

By Rich Plakas / July 13, 2013 / 1 Comment

Love me some craft beer and a movie! How about you?   For Immediate Release July 09, 2013 Contact: David Gil, Marketing Manager or 512.299.7908 CineBrew Pairs Unique Craft Brews & Films Filmmakers David Lowery & Todd Rohal in attendance AUSTIN, TX – After a sold out event in May, which paired Jester King’s Metal series of beers with local filmmaker Kat Candler’s short film BLACK METAL and the “lost” doc DREAM DECEIVERS, CineBrew […]

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Growler Room Austin

Growler Room On Burnet

By Rich Plakas / March 26, 2013 / 0 Comments

“Hidden” behind 6800 Burnet Road is the Growler Room. The Growler Room is exactly what it sounds like and more: a room filled with 16 taps and growlers available to purchase to fill them with! They also sell T-shirts, vintage beer posters, beer steins, glasses and other trinkets. Onsite custom engraving on Steins & Growlers is also available(think I might get “Beer me” engraved on one of ours.) Dean & Sean opened the Growler Room […]

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Tripel – Craft Beer Style

By Irina Plakas / March 14, 2013 / 0 Comments

One of my favorite Craft Beer Styles is the Belgian Tripel. This style originated in Belgium in the 1930s and is in the family of strong Belgian pale ales. The ABV usually ranges from 8% to 10%. They are generally gold in color with a nice big head. The taste is generally sweet which comes from the malts and high alcohol content.  The aroma is usually spicy, sweet and fruity from the Belgian yeast. You […]

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512 Brewing Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter

A Story about 512 Brewing Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter

By Irina Plakas / March 12, 2013 / 2 Comments

A Story about 512 Brewing Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter April 2012 was the first time Rich and I came to visit an old high school friend in Austin. Our first night out in Austin we asked him to drop us off downtown. We decided to go craft beer bar hopping (until he could join us later).  Our first stop was the Ginger Man on Lavaca St. Of course I wanted to have something […]

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My First Homebrew

By Rich Plakas / March 6, 2013 / 2 Comments

A few years ago a friend of mine(not into craft beer) gifted me a Mr. Beer kit for Christmas. At the time I didn’t cook( I can burn water) so it just sat in a closet. When we moved to Austin, I decided to take the kit with us with the intention of attempting my first home brew. Fast forward a few months when I decided it was time! OF course at this point the Mr Beer  ingredients […]

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Tap List Update @ Whole Foods, Bee Caves Austin

By Irina Plakas / March 5, 2013 / 0 Comments

Here is today’s updated Craft Beer List at the Buzz Bar in Whole Foods, Bee Caves. I had the Primus by Live Oak Brewing which was very nice at 8% ABV.         The bartender Seth was very pleasant and knowledgeable as always in craft beers. Seth said that the Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter by 512 Brewing Company will be available very soon within a day or so (can’t wait to get […]

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New to the Craft Beer Community

By Feature Blogger / February 26, 2013 / 1 Comment

If you are new to craft beer, one thing you’ll notice right away is the sense of community. For those of us who grew up with the corporate beer culture, you know hot babes, beer bongs, 6er of the good stuff (which was new castle or heineken) and a case of the nasties.  Those days of drinking until you can’t feel your limbs or waking up in a neighbors lawn or getting thrown out of […]

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Day 3 of Firestone Walker Austin Release Events

By Rich Plakas / February 21, 2013 / 0 Comments

Still plenty of Firestone Walker Release Events today including two tastings: Firestone Walker Tasting – 02/21/2013 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Spec’s #61Brodie Firestone Walker Tasting – 02/21/2013 at 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm @ Whole Foods HQ Firestone Walker Release – 02/21/2013 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ The Barber Shop Firestone Walker Release – 02/21/2013 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm @ Red’s Porch Firestone Walker Release – 02/21/2013 at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm […]

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Don’t Judge a Beer by its Color

By Feature Blogger / February 21, 2013 / 0 Comments

One of the first things I noticed when started to drink real beer instead of sports advertised, super cold, tasteless, trouble fuel that so many of us grew up on, was the color. There’s a natural tendency to make assumptions about what the taste, and alcohol content is of a darker beer. I am here to tell you, this is utter hogwash. Corporate Beer, which you been drinking for years has trained you to believe […]

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