Craft Beer News

BREAKING NEWS: NXNW Stonelake is Permanently Closed

By Pam Catoe / April 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

Update: According to the Austin Business Journal, the former brewery space will be replaced with apartments with the design and name, Saison North, paying homage to the brewery. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, beloved NXNW Restaurant and Brewery is permanently closed. This year would have marked the 21st anniversary of the brewpub, founded in September of 1999 by Davis Tucker. Tucker is a trailblazer of the Austin craft beer movement, originally brewing the Pecan Street Lager […]

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Craft Brewers Conference Canceled But You Can Join Online for FREE!

By Pam Catoe / April 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

It was an amazing opportunity for Texas brewers to have the largest craft beer industry conference planned for San Antonio this year. The Brewers Association hosts the Craft Brewers Conference each year in a different location around the country. This was going to be the first time it was held in Texas and boy; we were all looking forward to it. I’ve said it many times, we don’t get the recognition we deserve in the […]

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How to Support Local Breweries in These Uncertain Times

By Pam Catoe / April 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

Sign the Petition! Allow Texas Brewers to Deliver & Ship Beer during COVID-19 I don’t even know where to start with this post. So many of my dear friends just lost their jobs or their business is at risk. For those of you that love our beer community, now is the time to act. Let’s don’t sit by and let this damn thing destroy the community that we love so much. Please do what you […]

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What the New Stay at Home Order Means for Austin Area Breweries

By Pam Catoe / March 25, 2020 / 0 Comments

As of today, both Travis and Williamson counties have implemented “Stay home – Work Safe” orders in effect until Monday, April 13. Under the order, restaurants are considered essential businesses and can continue to provide food for pick up or delivery, including food trucks. Liquor stores and grocery stores also will remain open, all while maintaining social distancing. The City of Austin order Section 6.f.ii outlines details for food manufacturers and liquor stores: Stores that […]

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Feature | COVID-19 Impact on Craft Beer

By Feature Blogger / March 19, 2020 / 0 Comments

Feature written by Brian Trivitt COVID 19 AKA, Coronavirus. The continual impact and panic it continues to inflict worldwide is astounding. I am trying to remember any modern epidemic that has escalated so quickly literally day by day. It’s coincidental name, is, of course, spawned some jokes on social media about Corona beer, but at this point, things have gotten so serious any humor regarding this has pretty much vanished. After having the pleasure of […]

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BREAKING NEWS | Hops and Grain San Marcos Permanently Closed

By Pam Catoe / March 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

  Hops and Grain San Marcos Permanently Closed Announced on social media this morning, the San Marcos location of east side favorite Hops and Grain is permanently closed. They opened the taproom almost one year ago and started production last summer. Funds were raised for the project early on through a Wefunder campaign, where the founder Josh Hare was able to raise one million dollars for the second production facility. In the beginning, the project […]

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Book This Unique Beer Inspired Cottage For Your Next Getaway

By Feature Blogger / March 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

Read First | Austin Area Brewery COVID-19 Updates Guest Post Austin is famous for its beer, and Portland, Oregon is no slouch with over 100 breweries and nearly weekly beer festivals. If you’ve ever dreamed of heading to the great Northwest on beer safari, book this unique beer inspired cottage for your next getaway: The Brewmaster’s Cottage. Craft beer veteran, Teri Fahrendorf, is not only the Founder of Pink Boots Society and an award-winning Brewmaster, […]

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Altstadt Brewery Launches Core Beer Line-Up Available in Cans

By Pam Catoe / March 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

Altstadt Brewery out of Fredericksburg, Texas just announced they are releasing their core beers in cans including their Kolsch, Lager, Amber, and Hefeweizen, previously only available in bottles or on draft. Altstadt recently made news when they won double gold medals at this years Great American Beer Festival for their German style Kolsch and Munich Style Helles Lager, both first time entries. Other notable awards include the 2019 US Open Beer Championships for German Style […]

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Delysia Chocolatier And Real Ale Chocolate and Beer Tasting

By Dani Schwab / February 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

Read First | Austin Area Brewery COVID-19 Updates Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Delysia Chocolatier And Real Ale Chocolate and Beer Tasting Real Ale will be pouring Firemans 4 and Hans Pils, along with two new beers that they released last week: 8 Track Amber and Fresh Kicks Hazy IPA to go with six different Irish inspired chocolate truffles. Guests will indulge in the newly released St. Patrick’s Day truffle collection of boozy Irish favorites infused into […]

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Hopsquad Brewing

Hopsquad Brewing is Open for Business

By Steve Duffy / January 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

Hopsquad Brewing is Open for Business Location: 2307 Kramer Ln, Austin, TX 78758 Wed & Thu 3-9pm Fri & Sat Noon to Midnight Sun 12-6pm Grand Opening: leap day, February 29th, 2020. Queue “Finally” by CeCe Peniston… That’s right folks, after many a month of wrangling and waiting, waiting, waiting for City of Austin permitting to get their shiznicky together, Hopsquad Brewing Co. is finally open for business in the northern “Brewery District” on Kramer […]

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Austin Beer News | Six Things You Need to Know

By Pam Catoe / January 11, 2020 / Comments Off on Austin Beer News | Six Things You Need to Know

We are fortunate to have a vibrant craft beer scene in and around the Austin area and there is always something interesting going on from week to week. With that in mind, we are launching a new feature: Six Things You Need to Know. Zymurgy® Magazine Announces the Best Beers in America for 2020 Zymurgy® Magazine is the publication of the American Homebrewers Association® announced the winners of the 18th annual Best Beers in America […]

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Altstadt Brewery Brings Home Double Gold from GABF 2019

By Pam Catoe / November 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

Altstadt Brewery Brings Home Double Gold from GABF 2019 Texas had another stellar showing at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) this year bringing home a total of 16 awards: eight gold, three silver, and five bronze medals. A stand-out this year was the double gold win by Altstadt Brewing Company of Fredricksburg, Texas for their Altstadt Kolsch (German-Style Koelsch) and Altstadt Lager (Munich-style Helles). GABF is one of the toughest and beer competitions, representing […]

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