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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 / 0 Comments

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 / 1 Comment

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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4th Tap Brewing Co-op Files Bankruptcy

By Pam Catoe / July 26, 2022 / 0 Comments

4th Tap Brewing Co-op Files Bankruptcy On July 20, 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy after several difficult years operating during a pandemic while facing rising rent costs. Unlike chapter 11, which prompts internal restructuring, chapter 7 indicates a liquidation of assets. The brewery was established in 2015 and has been a fixture in the North Austin beer scene with out-of-the-box events like Party World Rasslin‘, held in a wrestling ring in […]

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Brewery Organizations Create Inclusive Coalition to Fight Discrimination

By Emilee Guernsey / July 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Brewery Organizations Create Inclusive Coalition to Fight Discrimination

Brewery Organizations Create Inclusive Coalition to Fight Discrimination Originally posted Sept 2021. As more survivors have bravely come forward with their stories of sexual harassment and discrimination in the brewery industry, a few organizations have come together to form the BRU (Brewing Respect and Unity) Coalition. This coalition will not only acknowledge that there needs to be change in the industry, but it will also help create solutions and actively make the necessary changes.  The […]

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Texas Brewery Roundup | Conference and Trade Show

By Pam Catoe / July 15, 2022 / 0 Comments

Texas Brewery Roundup | Conference and Trade Show July 22-24 | Tickets The Texas Craft Brewers Guild is hosting a new conference in July that combines two signature conferences, the Education & Safety Summit and the Brewery in Planning Summit. The Texas Brewery Roundup takes place July 22 through July 24 in San Antonio, Texas, featuring education, networking, and fun with a multi-day conference, expansive trade show, and off-site events at local breweries. “One of […]

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Hi Sign Brewing Opens Doors to Swanky New Space in East Austin

By Melanie Ross / July 13, 2022 / 0 Comments

Hi Sign Brewing Opens Doors to Swanky New Space in East Austin Since shutting the doors on its original space in late February of 2022, Hi Sign Brewing is slated to unveil its stunning new 13,000-square-foot taproom and production facility in East Austin this weekend! Not only will this help ring in their fifth year of business, but also celebrates the resiliency of the Austin beer community and its loyal fans! As Founder and CEO […]

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The Great America Beer Festival Returns in 2022

By Pam Catoe / July 13, 2022 / 0 Comments

The Great America Beer Festival Returns in 2022 Tickets are on sale Now! It’s back! After a two-year hiatus prompted by the pandemic, the country’s premier beer festival is returning to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 6-8, 2022. Established in 1982 by the Brewers Association, the trade organization representing small and independent American craft brewers, the first festival hosted 24 breweries featuring only 47 beers. This year, the Great American Beer […]

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2022 National Homebrew Competition Winners Announced

By Pam Catoe / July 2, 2022 / 0 Comments

Brewed for Success: 2022 National Homebrew Competition Winners Announced  132 medals awarded in world’s largest amateur brewing championship   Press Release The American Homebrewers Association® (AHA) – the national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the hobby of homebrewing – announced the winners of the 2022 National Homebrew Competition. Winners of the world’s largest amateur homebrew competition were recognized for the most outstanding homemade beer, mead, and cider. 132 medals in 44 categories were awarded to amateur […]

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Austin Beer News | Six Things You Need to Know

By Pam Catoe / June 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Austin Beer News | Six Things You Need to Know

In this edition of Six Things You Need to Know, we are covering a few interesting stories outside of the Austin area. Argus Cidery Makes a Comeback The cidery closed due to financial and logistical difficulties from the COVID-19 pandemic. In the spring of 2022, the cidery resumed production under a new operational partnership with Thirsty Planet and has returned to shelves and tap walls across Austin after a 2+ year hiatus. Equal Parts Acquires […]

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Local Breweries Fundraise to Help Those Affected by the War in Ukraine

By Pam Catoe / June 10, 2022 / 0 Comments

Local Breweries Fundraise to Help Those Affected by the War in Ukraine As the war in Ukraine passes the 100th-day mark, local breweries have teamed up to continue fundraising efforts to support those affected by this horrific war. International Children’s Day Celebration and Fundraiser for Ukrainian Kids Tickets Sunday, June 12, 2-5 p.m. This weekend, Les Dames d’Escoffier Austin, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the work of exceptional women working in the culinary, beverage, and […]

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