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Enjoy Texas Craft Beer on Small Business Saturday

By Pam Catoe / November 22, 2022 / Comments Off on Enjoy Texas Craft Beer on Small Business Saturday

Enjoy Texas Craft Beer on Small Business Saturday 85 Craft Breweries and Retailers Across the State To Offer Limited Edition Souvenir Glass on Saturday, November 26th. Saturday, November 26, Texas breweries, retailers, and craft-friendly bars and restaurants are celebrating Small Business Saturday by offering a collectible souvenir beer glass for the third year. Per the press release, “approximately 400 small and independent breweries across Texas have an over $5 Billion impact on the state economy. […]

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Brew It Yourself: Learn to Homebrew Day Set for November 5

By Pam Catoe / October 30, 2022 / Comments Off on Brew It Yourself: Learn to Homebrew Day Set for November 5

Brew It Yourself: Learn to Homebrew Day Set for November 5 Craft beer enthusiasts looking to take their passion for beer to the next level and veteran homebrewers alike will be celebrating Learn to Homebrew Day Saturday, November 5. The American Homebrewers Association nvites all craft beer and fermentation fans to join the global community of homebrewing hobbyists. Homebrewers, whether experienced or first-timers, are encouraged to pledge to brew their own beer and welcome those […]

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TABC Brewery Approvals October 18th, 2022

By Andrew Schwab / October 18, 2022 / 0 Comments

TABC Brewery Approvals October 18th, 2022 It has been another 7 months since the last update even after I said I would not take that long. Anyways, I did. So, that means there are a LOT of new approvals on this list. Note that MANY of these will already be on the shelves (hey, if you are approved 6 months back, I would expect to see you floating around already). The same goes for local […]

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Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2022

By Andrew Schwab / October 11, 2022 / Comments Off on Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2022

Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2022 The largest beer festival in the US is back, this year in person, for the first time since 2019! So, the Saturday morning award ceremony was back to the old format, in an auditorium, with all the usual excitement that surrounds it for the breweries. Along with that, the Great American Beer Festival brought in the usual masses of beer enthusiasts for the actual drinking part of […]

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4th Annual Beer for Water Event Happening at Live Oak October 2nd

By Aaron Stevens / September 28, 2022 / 0 Comments

4th Annual Beer for Water Event Happening at Live Oak October 2nd While less heralded than hops, grain, or yeast, water is essential to any craft beer. Water is used from beginning to end of the brewing process, and 80 to 90 percent of the final product is water. Breweries also use water to clean, cool, and package beer. As a result, the average brewery uses seven gallons of water for each gallon of beer. […]

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Chicago’s Cruz Blanca Brewery Launches Distribution in Texas

By Aaron Stevens / September 27, 2022 / 1 Comment

Chicago’s Cruz Blanca Brewery Launches Distribution in Texas Mexican cervezas are on the rise with U.S. consumers. In 2021, Modelo Especial became the second-most popular beer brand in America after Bud Light. Fellow Constellation Brands brews Corona and Pacifico are running just behind Modelo as the third and fourth most-purchased import beers (Dutch mainstay Heineken has held on to the second slot). Other Mexican heavyweights like Dos Equis, Sol, Carta Blanca,  Tecate, and Estrella Jalisco […]

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Vacancy Brewing and SXSE Food Co. Announce Partnership

By Dani Schwab / September 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Vacancy Brewing and SXSE Food Co. Announce Partnership

Vacancy Brewing and SXSE Food Co. Announce a New Partnership Thursday, September 1, 2022, SXSE Food Co. officially relocated to Vacancy Brewing with an official launch party taking place this weekend. Winner of the 2019 Trucklandia Competition, Founder and Chef Bob Somsith brings his modern Laotian kitchen to Vacancy Brewing after operating at now closed 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative. brewery. In addition to regular service, SXSE will offer a reservation-only chef’s table featuring new and off-menu […]

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Bold Republic Brewing Relocates to Temple

By Pam Catoe / August 14, 2022 / 0 Comments

Bold Republic Brewing Relocates to Temple We visited the original location of Bold Republic in Belton, Texas last summer and when I recently saw a social media post they were closing, I thought they had become another victim of the pandemic. But upon closer inspection, it turns out they were relocating to a much larger space. I caught up with Adriane Hodges, co-founder, to learn more. Update: Bold Republic welcomes Matt Benavidez to the brewing […]

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Austin Beer News | Six Things You Need to Know

By Pam Catoe / August 11, 2022 / Comments Off on Austin Beer News | Six Things You Need to Know

This edition of Six Things You Need to Know covers a few exciting stories outside of the Austin area. Hi Sign Celebrates Austin Pride Month On the heels of its grand reopening, Hi Sign Brewing is hosting a series of happy hours every Friday from 6-10 pm in August to celebrate Pride month in Austin. Proceeds from the events will be donated to The Equality Alliance, a local nonprofit working to generate financial support and visibility […]

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Trouble With the Cans: BA’s Midyear Economic Report Shows Gap between On- and Off-Premise Sales

By Aaron Stevens / August 8, 2022 / 1 Comment

Trouble With the Cans: BA’s Midyear Economic Report Shows Gap between On- and Off-Premise Sales The latest findings from Brewers Association Chief Economist Bart Watson suggest that draught and taproom sales are on the road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic while packaged sales have tailed off. The overall retail census data overall for restaurants and drinking places shows an inflation-adjusted 15% increase in sales from last year. Reservation data from OpenTable also suggests that […]

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Gen Z Alcohol Trends Report Paints Complicated Picture for Craft Beer

By Aaron Stevens / August 2, 2022 / 0 Comments

Gen Z Alcohol Trends Report Paints Complicated Picture for Craft Beer The global COVID-19 pandemic has been among the most disruptive events in the history of craft beer. Thousands of breweries have had to make fundamental, business-altering decisions on the fly. As craft beer emerges from the COVID years, breweries will have to reassess the consumer landscape and adjust their businesses. A crucial piece of the puzzle is the arrival of Generation Z as legal […]

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Texas Craft Brewers Festival | Tickets on Sale Now

By Pam Catoe / August 1, 2022 / 3 Comments

Texas Craft Brewers Festival Returns To Austin on October 1, 2022 Tickets are on Sale Now! Tickets are on sale now for the Texas Craft Brewers Festival, the state’s largest beer event focused exclusively on Texas-brewed craft beer, returning to East Austin’s Fiesta Gardens on October 1, 2022. This year’s event will feature more than 70 Texas craft breweries serving samples of approximately 200 independent craft beers, as well as live music and onsite food […]

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