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TABC Brewery Approvals March 31st, 2022

By Andrew Schwab / March 31, 2022 / 0 Comments

TABC Brewery Approvals March 31st, 2022 First update from 2022 – these include all new breweries that were approved since mid-December. There are some “names” on this list – including Other Half, Oxbow, and Westbrook. I have no real idea what they are planning for Texas, or if it will be very limited, but it is good to see some of these finally showing up. Along with that, it seems like the Texas side is […]

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Three Beer Collaboration Projects Supporting Ukraine

By Pam Catoe / March 28, 2022 / 0 Comments

Three Beer Collaboration Projects Supporting Ukraine An Instagram post went viral days after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Pravda Brewery, located in the western city of Lviv, Ukraine, posted a picture of one of their popular beers “Putin Huylo,” (roughly translates to Putin is a d**khead), filled with fuel to become Molotov cocktails instead of beer. The public response was overwhelming and the post was quickly followed with ways to provide donations to […]

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New Hill Country Brewery | Lago Vista Brewing Company

By Emilee Guernsey / March 23, 2022 / 1 Comment

New Hill Country Brewery | Lago Vista Brewing Company  A new addition to the Central Texas brewery scene is getting ready to open for the Winter of 2022. Lago Vista Brewing Company, founded by Samantha and Mark Norman, and Dylan Byerly, will be located in the Texas Hill Country of Lago Vista, Texas.  “We have always had a deep love for the Texas Hill Country,” M. Norman said. “Lago Vista has it all – beautiful […]

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Women of the Vine and Spirits Launch Program Against Harassment

By Emilee Guernsey / March 22, 2022 / 0 Comments

Women of the Vine and Spirits Launch Program Against Harassment Women of the Vine and Spirits and Distilled Spirits Council of the United States have partnered with RAINN to launch a training program that addresses the ever present harassment and discrimination that is ongoing in the alcohol beverage community.  RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. They created and operate the National Sexual Assault Hotline. This organization will be able to help WOTVS and […]

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Julia Herz, Executive Director of the American Homebrewers Association

By Melanie Ross / March 19, 2022 / 0 Comments

Julia Herz, Executive Director of the American Homebrewers Association At CraftBeerAustin.com we are proud to support women in beer. As we continue celebrating Women’s History Month in March, the significance of the plethora of talented brave women contributing to the craft beer world’s success can’t easily be ignored. For a list of stellar Women in Beer we have featured, check out our many features on CraftBeerAustin.com. (Spoiler alert, another inspiring woman’s story awaits!)  One beer […]

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Tenth Annual Big Texas Beer Fest Returns March 26

By Pam Catoe / March 12, 2022 / 0 Comments

Tenth Annual Big Texas Beer Fest Returns March 26 After a hitaus due to the pandemic, the Big Texas Beer Fest returns to Dallas at the Fair Park Automobile Building on March 26, 2022. Featuring over 450 beers, ciders, seltzers, hard kombucha, and more from over 100 breweries, the festival expects to draw over 5,000 attendees. Founded in 2012, the festival has raised almost $60,000 for the North Texas Food Bank and was named as […]

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First Annual Texas Craft Brewers Cup

By Pam Catoe / February 12, 2022 / Comments Off on First Annual Texas Craft Brewers Cup

First Annual Texas Craft Brewers Cup Winners Announced! See below for the results of the first Texas Craft Brewers Cup and congratulations to all the winners! The inaugural Texas Craft Brewers Cup, the first-of-its-kind professional beer competition, takes place today to showcase the outstanding quality and variety of Texas craft beer. Today’s event is organized and hosted by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild to celebrate Texas craft brewers. “One of the key missions of the […]

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The Pitch Opens in Northeast Austin

By Pam Catoe / February 11, 2022 / Comments Off on The Pitch Opens in Northeast Austin

The Pitch Opens in Northeast Austin Located at 13000 Harris Ridge Blvd, Austin, Texas The Pitch, a community sports, entertainment, and food hospitality venue opens today in Northeast Austin as part of the Parmer Pond District adjacent to the new Austin FC St. David’s Performance Center promoting “food, fun, and fútbol.” The complex includes a 1,200 seat stadium with multiple food and beverage options close to the Austin FC practice facility and will serve as […]

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Craft Beer Marketing Awards Expands Global Judging Panel

By Feature Blogger / February 10, 2022 / 0 Comments

Craft Beer Marketing Awards Expands Global Judging Panel The Craft Beer Marketing Awards started as a nationwide competition and the very first awards program in the U.S. to focus exclusively on retail beer marketing efforts and is now a global competition. The expanded global judge panel includes over 500 beverage and beer industry professionals worldwide in over 24 countries, making the CBMAS the largest awards program of its kind in the world. Per the press […]

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Troy Aikman is Taking on Big Beer with EIGHT

By Pam Catoe / February 7, 2022 / Comments Off on Troy Aikman is Taking on Big Beer with EIGHT

Troy Aikman is Taking on Big Beer with EIGHT Based in Austin, Texas, EIGHT light lager is coming to store shelves and on draft in Texas starting this February. Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman announced the launch of a new light beer offering set to hit the Texas market in February. EIGHT, described as an elite light lager and named after his jersey number, is brewed with 100% organic grains, Hallertau Taurus hops, with […]

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Growler USA Austin | Closing February 11th

By David Kulczar / February 3, 2022 / 1 Comment

Growler USA to close February 11, 2022   Growler USA, located at 609 W 29th St, is set to close on February 11, 2022, after six years of operation. They are offering 25% off draft beer this week and 50% next week. More information can be found on their social media accounts.  You can see their Facebook post below.   Original Article from March 2016 (by Pam Catoe) Photo Credit: Growler USA Growler USA Austin […]

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Eight Texas Breweries Join the Brave Noise Initiative

By Emilee Guernsey / February 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Eight Texas Breweries Join the Brave Noise Initiative

Eight Texas Breweries Join the Brave Noise Initiative  The Brave Noise collaboration now has eight Texas breweries that have joined the initiative. All locations have begun or are in the process of creating and selling their collaboration beer. Each Texas brewery has made its stance in supporting survivors of sexism, discrimination, and harassment.  Austin Beerworks, Central Machine Works, Jester King Brewery, Meanwhile Brewing, Vista Brewing, St. Elmo Brewing Company, The Brewtorium, and Whitestone Brewery have […]

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