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TABC Brewery Approvals November 30th, 2020

By Andrew Schwab / November 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

No label approvals again from me. Due to the influx of breweries in the market, along with all of the local breweries putting out more beer, the weekly lists have become excessive to get done. With that said, for the meantime, I will focus on getting brewery approvals out each month just to let people know what is still opening in Texas. These are all of the approvals since the beginning of October. Recent Brewery […]

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Last Stand Brewing Co. Expands to South Austin

By Pam Catoe / November 19, 2020 / Comments Off on Last Stand Brewing Co. Expands to South Austin

Located at 7601 S Congress, Bldg 6 Opening a new location during a pandemic is not an ideal situation for anyone; however, the plans to expand Last Stand Brewing Co. to a location in the city have been underway for quite some time. After a few final (and at times frustrating) permits from the city, the new location is open for business off of South Congress. “We started looking for a second location in 2016.” […]

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GABF 2020 | Features Black is Beautiful Initiative

By Melanie Ross / November 4, 2020 / Comments Off on GABF 2020 | Features Black is Beautiful Initiative

Photo ©2020 Brewers Association & Jason E. Kaplan This year, the Great American Beer Festival went virtual. There was a clear focus on diversity and inclusion in this year’s tasting sessions. There were multiple segments labeled “Brewing For Change” and “Beer Culture” featuring the team from queer and women-owned Lady Justice Brewing, the team from Latino-owned Raíces Brewing Co., and focusing on Weathered Souls Brewing’s Black is Beautiful Project.  Black is Beautiful Collaboration Feature The […]

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Bear King Brewing | Winner of 4 Craft Beer Marketing Awards 2020

By Melanie Ross / November 2, 2020 / Comments Off on Bear King Brewing | Winner of 4 Craft Beer Marketing Awards 2020

  Photo credit to Bear King Brewing Happy beer award season! Congratulations to the Bear King Brewing team for bringing home the most recent Texas awards! Even through a pandemic, the resilient craft beer industry continues to grow and find innovative solutions for success. There are competitions for home brewers and professional brewery’s beers, but what about that vibrant can label that catches our eye and convinces us to grab a 6 pack? As the […]

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Austin Area Breweries Celebrate the Election Season with Discounts

By Pam Catoe / October 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Austin Area Breweries Celebrate the Election Season with Discounts

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Roughhouse Brewing (@roughhousebrewing) Early voting is well underway and folks are turning out in record numbers to cast their ballots. While performing this important civic duty, stop by these Austin area breweries and enjoy a special discount! And yes, we all know it is illegal to offer discounts for voting, so these offers will apply to everyone who stops in to celebrate the election season. Did […]

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Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2020

By Andrew Schwab / October 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2020 What normally is the largest beer festival in the US, the Great American Beer Festival, was forced to go digital for the 2020 edition. This did not stop them from still hosting the yearly GABF awards ceremony. It definitely had a different feel this year watching it on a computer screen, versus sitting in a large hall and watching the breweries actually be able to celebrate […]

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Dripping Springs Gets A New Brewery | Fitzhugh Brewing

By Melanie Ross / October 17, 2020 / Comments Off on Dripping Springs Gets A New Brewery | Fitzhugh Brewing

Location: 15435 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 Adding to the ever-growing, popular Fitzhugh “brewery row” Road in Dripping Springs is aptly named Fitzhugh Brewing. The picturesque Hill Country winding roads will be welcoming their newest brewing family member on October 23rd. I sat down in their gorgeous bright new space to learn all things Fitzhugh from the woman behind the idea and the brewer behind the beer.  Who is Fitzhugh Brewing? Fitzhugh Brewing is […]

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Meanwhile Brewing Co Opens in South Austin

By Melanie Ross / October 15, 2020 / Comments Off on Meanwhile Brewing Co Opens in South Austin

Photo of Meanwhile’s outdoor stage; Credit to Meanwhile Brewing Co/Chris Mumford  Location: 3901 Promontory Point Drive, Austin, TX 78744 Open 7 Days/Week Hours: 8am-10pm Monday-Thursdays, 8am-11pm Fridays, 9am-11pm Saturdays & 9am-8pm Sundays  Although 2020 has been the year of relentless unknowns and insecurities, the Austin beer community can celebrate a successful fall brewery opening! There are several more in the works, so make sure to subscribe to for all the upcoming scoop.  Meanwhile Brewing […]

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All Austin Breweries and Brewpubs Currently Open For Onsite Consumption

By Pam Catoe / October 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

UPDATE: TABC has relaxed more rules allowing breweries and even bars to start to reopen, Eliminate the requirement for commercial-grade cooking equipment Allow premade food brought in from other locations and partner with food trucks and count those sales toward the 51% minimum Governor Abbot’s executive order affecting bars and taprooms is still in place; however, after changing the guidelines more than once some breweries and brewpubs have started to slowly reopen for on-site consumption […]

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TABC Brewery Approvals October 6th, 2020

By Andrew Schwab / October 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

I have a horrible habit of just not doing these anymore. So, this article is more focused on which breweries have been approved in Texas since May. Even with Covid still going on, people are moving forward with opening their future breweries. I am hoping to start back up with label approvals some time in the near future. Recent Brewery Approvals: Note: I have only been putting new brewery approvals here – anything that is […]

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GABF is Virtual for 2020 Here’s What You Need to Know

By Pam Catoe / October 1, 2020 / Comments Off on GABF is Virtual for 2020 Here’s What You Need to Know

TICKET INFO: GABF passports are available for $20 here. The 39th Great American Beer Festival® (#GABF), the country’s preeminent beer festival and world’s largest professional beer competition is now the largest virtual beer event of the year. Originally planned for the end of September in Denver, officials were forced to cancel the in-person festival for the first time in its history due to the pandemic. This year’s festival will take place via a two-day online experience that […]

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Circle Brewing Company is Expanding to Elgin

By Ruvani de Silva / October 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

Feature post by Ruvani De Silva North Austin’s Circle Brewing is the latest Central Texas craft brewery to join the growing community of farm-to-glass breweries in the region. On August 24th, Circle broke ground at their new site out in Elgin TX, where they plan to brew up the first-ever ‘truly Texan’ beer made from ingredients grown entirely on their 7 acres of farmland. Founded back in 2010 by Ben Sabel and Jud Mulherin, Circle […]

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