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Austin Ale Trail Passports Available Now 2019

Austin’s craft beer scene is booming and shows no signs of slowing down. With so many breweries to choose from, visiting them all can be a daunting task. That’s where the Austin Ale Trail comes in, grab a passport for $5 at one of the participating partners, visit local breweries to get a stamp and redeem your passport for unique swag. I caught up with founder Kwaku Kankam to learn more about the Austin Ale …

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Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches Grand Opening Weekend Celebration Nov. 8-10, 2019

Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches Grand Opening Weekend to Feature Six Beers on Tap, Kolache Specials, Brewery Tours, and More Nov. 8-10th, 2019 Located at 220 Manor Road, Austin, TX, 78723 Family-owned Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches, a popular destination for craft beer lovers and foodies alike, is opening a brewery next door to their original location. The two properties are not directly connected; however, the new brewhouse and barrel room are located adjacent to …

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Love 'em or Hate 'em, Pumpkin Beers Are Part of the Brewing Landscape Come Autumn

Love ’em or Hate ’em, Pumpkin Beers Are Part of the Brewing Landscape Come Autumn

Love ’em or Hate ’em, Pumpkin Beers Are Part of the Brewing Landscape Come Autumn It’s the Season for Pumpkin Hold your lattes, witches! It’s Fall in Texas and that means it’s all-things-pumpkin-flavored season and that includes our most beloved of beverages, beer! The pumpkin spice thing has a lot of people bothered, mostly because of the ubiquitous-ness of the flavoring in everything from cookies to coffee to dog treats to popcorn. There’s also the …

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Where to Find Craft Beer at the ACL Music Festival 2019

Love it or hate it, it’s the time of year where the city of Austin gets overtaken by music fans from all over the country during the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival. The festival has evolved over the years and continues to grow, adding new experiences including live podcasts, the Hi, How Are You lounge, honoring the late Daniel Johnston, and multiple new local food options to ACL eats. Unfortunately, the one thing that …

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Can Hard Seltzer Have Sustainable Growth For Years To Come?

This is a guest post by Brian Trivitt. How about a cold one? Oh, wait, I didn’t mean to ask if you would like a beer, I was actually referring to the different flavors of hard seltzers in my refrigerator. Considering that beer overall as a category has been losing market share for years and hard seltzer as a category is up 193% year over year (source: San Francisco Chronicle, “Hard Seltzer is the Summer’s …

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Drink Responsibly: A Summer Series Guide

Drink Responsibly: A Summer Series Guide Summer is a great time to celebrate with your friends and family with your favorite craft beers. A few reasons to celebrate starts with our country’s independence, your much-anticipated vacation time, and outdoor summer concerts. Although it’s a time of the year to kick back and enjoy your favorite brews, it’s important to drink responsibly. Too often a careless error results in getting an embarrassing ticket or someone getting …

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Three Summer Craft Beer Fests You Don’t Want to Miss

Three of your summer’s favorite beer events are right around the corner and you don’t want to miss what they have in store this year! Lager Jam 6 returns to Spokesman this Saturday, brought to you by the Austin Beer Guide, followed by Banger’s epic 7th Anniversary Party on August 3rd, and the boozy Texas Lambic Fest, debuting for its 5th year at a new venue on August 4th, Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches on …

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Draught House Craft Beer Austin

A Visit To Draught House Pub & Brewery Austin Texas

This is a guest post by J. Darris Mitchell. Recently I had the humbling yet exhilarating pleasure of sharing a few beers with friends after my first ever book reading. These guys both came out to see me read from my sci-fi novel despite already having read the thing, so what better way to say thanks than a couple of brews? We were near the Draught House Pub and Brewery over there on Medical Parkway. …

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Favorite Austin Summer Beers – 2019

This guest post is by James. It’s that time of year again when that big yellow ball in the sky seems to be wearing you like a hat. Time for either relaxing on a front porch swing, playing at the lake, or tubing down a river. Whatever you’re doing, you probably need a beer. Here are a few of my favorite summer beers that should nip that heat in the bud, at least a little …

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TX Craft Brewers Guild #BehindTheBeer Series | Charles Vallhonrat

Craft Beer Austin has partnered with the Texas Craft Brewers Guild to expand on #BehindTheBeer with a series of articles featuring each highlighted Guild member. Historic legislation was signed into law by Governor Abbot allowing #BeerToGo sales for over 100 Texas brewers starting on September 1st of this year. Although the result was due to the efforts of many dedicated folks, I would like to highlight the team at the Texas Craft Brewers Guild that worked …

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Austin Craft Beer Events June 17th - June 23rd, 2019

Drop In Fundraiser Event at Real Ale Brewing June 22, 2019

REAL ALE PARTNERS WITH THE DRIPPING SPRINGS SKATE PARK INITIATIVE ON FIRST ANNUAL FUNDRAISER:   Why support this charity? DSSP is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to bring a free, regional skate park to Dripping Springs, TX, about 25 minutes East of the brewery. The organization is comprised of parents, students, teachers, and community members who believe in the need for additional recreational opportunities for children outside of traditional sports. Together, they presented …

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Texas Is As Craft-Competitive As You Get!

This is a guest post by Brian Trivitt. With over 7400 breweries in operation (and new breweries opening up literally every day), it’s no surprise that the craft beer world is as competitive as ever. Many other factors (that people tend to have strong opinions about) continue to complicate, even further, the complex and somewhat uncertain future of how and which craft breweries will survive and which will thrive: Global conglomerates and large craft breweries …

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