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Black is Beautiful, Support Marvis Dixon & the Virtual 5k

The Black is Beautiful worldwide beer collaboration has been lovingly embraced by many Austinites & local breweries. For those that are not familiar with the initiative, Weathered Souls has asked breweries globally (over 1k now worldwide participating) to come together to help bridge the gap for equality, to raise awareness & funds for the injustices people of color face daily. Weathered Souls provided the stout recipe as well as artwork, provided by Austin artist, KD …

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

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

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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Being a Beer Enthusiast Can be Hard Work

Feature written by Brian Trivitt What typically comes to your mind when you are shopping for beer? Or, how about before you crack open a cold one after work? Are analysis and looking back over past notes two things that came to mind? Probably not. Believe it or not, being a beer connoisseur is actually quite challenging, especially when you have a very analytical personality. Before I get into what I analyze while sipping a …

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BREAKING NEWS | Brewery Patios are Back Open for Business

New guidance from the TABC just came out that will allow breweries and brewpubs across the state to temporarily modify their licensed premises for alcohol consumption. So what does that mean? In a nutshell, breweries can temporarily modify their license to exclude the patio or outdoor area. By doing so, consumers are allowed to buy beer-to-go, then venture to the newly unlicensed outdoor space and enjoy their purchase. Retailers are also allowed to modify premises …

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Get Ready for National Independent Beer Run Day!

National Independent Beer Run Day kicks off again this year on July 3rd. “Ahead of summer’s biggest holiday, Independence Day, the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers— is coordinating the second annual National Independent Beer Run Day alongside craft breweries nationwide,” per the press release. At a time when Austin area breweries have been hit hard by the effects of the novel coronavirus and there is a looming possibility …

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Is Big Bend Brewing Company Making a Return with Tejas Beer?

In a word – no. Last week a series of Instagram posts created quite a stir among fans of Big Bend Brewing Company in Alpine, Texas. Many of the brewery’s fans still follow them on Instagram and Facebook and last week a new post popped up on their social media platforms promising the return of the brand’s iconic Tejas line of beers with the tag line: “Finally, a beer that embodies our collective Texas spirit. …

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Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | Summer 2020

Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | Summer 2020   With summer approaching and temperatures rising, the team got together to bring you our Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks for Summer 2020. What are we drinking to stay cool and have fun over the next few months.  What beers do we recommend to help our communities, to aid our industry friends and to help us all get through the seemingly never ending Dog Days of Summer.   …

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Homebrewing During a Global Pandemic

While we all hunker down, a copious amount of unexpected time to investigate untapped hobbies and get creative has suddenly appeared. People are taking up new fitness practices, crafting, learning musical instruments, languages…homebrewing? Why not? With extra time abounding, what better opportunity to take up the skill of brewing your own beer? Some of Austin’s homebrewing gurus were happy to share their tips on how to get started on the journey.  I had the pleasure …

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All Together Beer Supports Hospitality Industry

Texas Breweries Brew All Together IPA

Texas Breweries Brew All Together IPA By Now, maybe you have heard of the worldwide collaboration of All Together IPA. If Not, read more about the inspiration of the All Together IPA here. Many Texas breweries have brewed or are going to brew this collaboration. A few of the Texas Brewers explained to us, their decision to join this collaboration and how it will help their community.     Künstler Brewing: San Antonio, TX: Released on April …

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Best Austin Beers for Memorial Day 2020

Best Austin Beer to Drink this Memorial Day   It is going to be an interesting Memorial Day. We have places starting to reopen. We have weather that is not conducive to grilling or swimming. But at least we have beer and each other. So I polled the team and a couple of r/AustinBeer redditors to see what they would be drinking over the long weekend.  Here are the results:   Andrew Hold Out | …

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Barking Armadillo Brings Craft Beer to Georgetown During a Pandemic

Feature post by Ruvani De Silva Most of us have been put out, inconvenienced and financially disadvantaged by Covid-19, but when you’ve put years of planning, preparation, love, and investment into building your very own brewery taproom, only to have it closed down just two weeks after your launch party, that’s got to be a huge kick in the head, right? Well yes, but for Barking Armadillo’s Jacob Trimm and Brian Cantu, they are not …

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