Craft Beer News

CraftBeerAustin.com Announces a New Partnership with BrewStubs

By Pam Catoe / September 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

We are pleased to announce our partnership with BrewStubs™, a new platform that allows beer enthusiasts to purchase limited-release beers, seasonal brews, and exclusive craft beer packages before arriving at participating breweries throughout the U.S. and to gift brewstubs to their beer-loving friends and family digitally. At CraftBeerAustin.com, we are passionate about supporting the Central Texas craft beer scene by bringing you all the latest news, new beer releases, and events every week, our partnership with […]

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Family Business Beer Co Reopens For On Site Consumption!

By Melanie Ross / September 25, 2020 / 0 Comments

19510 Hamilton Pool Rd Dripping Springs, TX 78620 | New Hours: Thursday & Friday – 3pm-9pm, Saturday & Sunday – 12pm-9pm   We have some exciting news to update from our friends at Family Business Beer Company! They are reopening their doors for on site, outdoor consumption on Friday, September 25th! Continue reading for details. Beer to go is also available to order for curbside service here.   What to Know? If you want to […]

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Vista Brewing is Popping Up in Bee Cave This Fall!

By Dani Schwab / September 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

Vista Brewing is Popping Up in Bee Cave This Fall! Great News! Vista is hosting a pop-up beer garden in the Hill Country Galleria for the weekends this fall, starting this Thursday, September 24th in the space previously occupied by the Gingerman. They will have nine taps that include signature draft beers and wine-barrel aged beers along with local wines and ciders, and a farm-to-table food menu. Seating will be outdoor only on the patio […]

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What Does the Governor’s Latest Announcement Mean for Breweries?

By Pam Catoe / September 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

This week the Governor announced he was relaxing more restrictions on a variety of businesses including restaurants. However, he stated that bars must remain closed. So what does this mean for Texas breweries? If the business is a brewpub that was already operating as a restaurant (with the blue sign), not much changed except their ability to open indoor spaces to 75% capacity. A few weeks ago, TABC announced a path for all other breweries […]

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Downtown Pflugerville Gets it’s First Brewery | Prost Alehouse Coming Soon

By Pam Catoe / September 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

A new German-inspired brewpub is headed to downtown Pflugerville later this year. Prost Alehouse is opening in the historic downtown square occupying a two-story building that dates back to 1905. Husband and wife team Troy and Iven Dudley searched for several years to find the perfect location to build their vision of a destination, community-focused brewery when they settled on the perfect spot in Old Town Pflugerville. “We hope Prost Alehouse to be a catalyst […]

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Urban Jungle Brewing | Austin’s First Black Owned Brewery, Coming Soon!

By Melanie Ross / August 25, 2020 / 0 Comments

Austin’s proudly adopted West Coast transplant, Shannon Harris is on a trailblazing mission to bring the first Black-owned brewery to the city of Austin. I had the pleasure of sharing some pints with him to learn about his impressive efforts to make the brewing world a more diverse & inclusive community. As a true advocate for BIPOC, he is leading by example in creating his own cultivated space, Urban Jungle Brewing. See how you can […]

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Skull Mechanix is Permanently Closed

By Pam Catoe / July 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

Another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic, Skull Mechanix announced on social media they are permanently closed. Rumors of the popular music venue and brewery’s closure have been swirling around since the start of the pandemic and after their brewing equipment showed up for sale on a few websites. We reached out for confirmation but didn’t have the chance to speak with them prior to their social media post. From their heartfelt social media post: “As […]

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Did More Texas Breweries Just Get the Green Light to Reopen? Maybe…

By Pam Catoe / July 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

In yet another reversal, some breweries are now presumably allowed to open for onsite consumption. In mid-July, the TABC advised Saint Arnold Brewing Company to abruptly shut down its beer garden and restaurant operations because the Governor’s office advised them that their distribution sales counted as part of the 51% revenue calculation. Further, there was no advanced warning, (which is no surprise at this point). This past Friday, the TABC posted new guidance about the […]

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Another Day, Another TABC Ruling that Hurts the Texas Craft Beer Industry

By Andrew Schwab / July 23, 2020 / 0 Comments

The TABC announced on Wednesday that they were going back on another press release that they put out the Friday before. That release was simply allowing brewpubs and breweries, who sold beer to go, to rezone their patios and allow people to drink their to-go beer on the patios. It was, what seemed like, a simple gesture to give some breathing room to the already struggling brewery industry. Over the last 5 days that this […]

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Want Beer Delivery During the COVID-19 Crisis? Act Now!

By Pam Catoe / July 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

Austin rejoiced when we heard local restaurants can now add alcohol to the line up of delivery and to-go options with a food order. Governor Abbott signed the waiver earlier this week as a temporary measure to help business affected by the statewide mandate to close dining rooms and bars. However, the measure only allows relief to businesses holding a mixed beverage license; therefore, does not apply to breweries, who can currently only sell beer-to-go […]

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Save Texas Breweries! 2 Out of 3 Members May Close by 2021

By Pam Catoe / July 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

According to a survey of members by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, two out of every three Texas craft breweries will be forced to permanently close by the end of 2021 due to the public health crisis brought on by COVID-19 and back-to-back shutdowns of on-premise business at “51% establishments.” Key Survey Takeaways: One in three Texas craft breweries says they’ll be forced to close in the next three months without some change to the […]

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Breweries Are Not Bars | One Brewery’s Unique Fight to Reopen

By Pam Catoe / July 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

When the Governor decided to yet again close bars in order to slow the spread of the pandemic, he did so by lumping breweries that were operating safely in with bars that clearly were not. Local Austin area breweries went out of their way to safely open, most only opening their outdoor patios. They required masks, distanced tables, provided contactless payments, and some even created outdoor spaces that didn’t exist before the pandemic. While breweries […]

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