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Texas Craft Brewers Festival Austin 2021

Texas Craft Brewers Festival Returns To Austin on October 23, 2021 Tickets go on sale Wednesday, July 28th at 10 am Buy Tickets Here It’s Back! Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning 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 23, 2021. This year’s event will feature more than 85 Texas craft breweries serving samples of approximately 200 …

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Brewery Travels (aka Joel Geier) pays a visit to Central Texas

Brewery Travels (aka Joel Geier) pays a visit to Central Texas A substantial number of our Central Texas brewery taprooms were recently treated to a visit from a popular beer blogger and explorer known as Brewery Travels, aka Joel Geier. A native of Milwaukee WI, beer writer and full-time dad, Geier has become well-known in the beer community for his intrepid adventures across the US, so far encompassing 41 states (plus DC), 276 cities and …

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Hoppily Ever After Wine

Texas Winery Wants to Make Hopped Wine a Thing

Texas winery wants to make hopped wine a thing Hops have been an essential ingredient in beer for centuries. Other beverage producers seem to be catching onto the small green flower’s potential for big aroma and flavor, and they’ve been adding it to everything from cider to sparkling water. The latest drink to get the hop treatment? A pair of wines from the Texas Hill Country. The Hoppily Ever After series produced by Wedding Oak …

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Get Ready for National Independent Beer Run Day!

National Independent Beer Run Day kicks off again this year on July 3rd. “Ahead of summer’s biggest holiday, Independence Day, the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers— is coordinating the third annual National Independent Beer Run Day alongside craft breweries nationwide,” per the press release. Austin area breweries are still recovering from the impacts of COVID-19, as we’ve seen with the recent closure of more breweries. It’s important now …

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Cedar Park’s Red Horn Brewpub Announces Second Location

Cedar Park’s Red Horn Brewpub Announces Second Location Update: The second location is now open at 1615 Scottsdale Dr. Building 1 Suite 110, Leander, TX 78641 Original article published in November 2020. In early March, Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing threw its five-year anniversary party and began to plan the announcement, a long time coming, of its upcoming second location. The four co-owners had finally found the space they’d been looking for to expand …

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TABC Brewery Approvals June 11th, 2021

TABC Brewery Approvals June 11th, 2021 There are a lot of new and interesting breweries coming into Texas. Some new ones with more of a name include Drake’s, Short’s, and Ex Novo. Along with that, the number of breweries opening in Texas continue to grow. The Covid slow down of new brewery approvals has definitely ceased. Recent Brewery Approvals: For Texas, to make beer here or sell beer here, you require a brewery approval through …

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Meridian Hive Invites Patrons to “Grow with Them” to Save the Bees & the Environment

Meridian Hive Invites Patrons to “Grow with Them” to Save the Bees & the Environment Photo credit to Meridian Hive Austin’s own Meridian Hive announced exciting new efforts to make the world a more eco-friendly place and they want their customers to join the mission! Through a combined mission of seeking earth-loving packaging and their “Grow with Us” campaign to champion the honeybees’ future existence, they are raising awareness for a sustainable world.  What is …

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Austin Beerworks to Release Limited Edition Austin FC Cans

Austin Beerworks to Release Limited Edition Austin FC Cans A unique beer collaboration is on the horizon between Austin Beerworks and the original Austin FC supporter group Austin Anthem. Starting the week of Austin FC’s first home match on June 19th, Austin Beerworks will be releasing the first of 17 beer cans commemorating the inaugural Major League Soccer (MLS) season. “We didn’t realize what a huge deal having an MLS team was going to be …

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Orf Brewing

Breaking News: Orf Brewing is Permanently Closed

Orf Brewing Closes Permanently Effective May 30 Sunday, May 30th marked the final day in business for South Austin’s Orf Brewing. Owner and head brewer Chris Orf cited “the ongoing challenges, headaches, and hassles of running a small business in a hyper-competitive market” as reasons for the closure. One of the smaller breweries in the bustling South Austin beer scene, Orf Brewing carved out a niche with their innovative hybrid ales that combined global influences …

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Adelbert’s Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with New Products and Logo

ADELBERT’S  CELEBRATES 10 YEARS WITH NEW OLD RELEASES, WINE, MEAD, AND REBRANDING Over the past ten years, Adelbert’s Brewing has built a reputation as a mainstay in the North Austin craft beer scene and as the city’s best brewery for Belgian-style beers. With its first decade of business in the rearview mirror, the brewery is paying homage to some of its favorite beers while making some bold changes to keep up with current trends in …

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The Craft Beer Industry’s Reckoning Over Sexual Abuse

Sexual Discrimination and Abuse in the Craft Beer Industry Craft Beer Sexual Discrimination Last week a single social media post from a personal account started what is now a full-blown reckoning for the craft beer industry. Brienne Allan (@ratmagnet on Instagram) works as the production manager at Notch Brewing and posted a simple question on Instagram last Tuesday asking if others in the industry had experienced harassment. She could have never expected the overwhelming response, …

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Compadre Brewing Announces Permanent Closure

Compadre Brewing Closing Permanently Effective May 16th   On Thursday, Compadre Brewery announced on social media they will be closing permanently due to the constraints brought on by the pandemic. Located in Pflugerville, the brewery opened in 2019, by Roy Galvan and his son Roel in the space previously occupied by Idle Vine brewery, which closed its doors in May 2018. At the helm was Russ Hall, previously from South Austin Brewery, brewing up a wide …

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