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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 […]

Read More 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, 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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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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