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TABC Brewery Approvals November 30th, 2020

No label approvals again from me. Due to the influx of breweries in the market, along with all of the local breweries putting out more beer, the weekly lists have become excessive to get done. With that said, for the meantime, I will focus on getting brewery approvals out each month just to let people know what is still opening in Texas. These are all of the approvals since the beginning of October. Recent Brewery …

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Time to Give Thanks…With Good Beer

Time to Give Thanks…With Good Beer This is a sponsored post in partnership with BrewStubs We’re not sure how it happened but Turkey Day is just a few days away…Gobble, Gobble.  We want to highlight a few great craft beer selections to pair with your Thanksgiving feast. For the appetizer round you don’t want to get a full-on beer before the meal even starts, so we recommend Acopon Brewing’s Czech Pilsner.  As an added bonus …

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Last Stand Brewing Co. Expands to South Austin

Located at 7601 S Congress, Bldg 6 Opening a new location during a pandemic is not an ideal situation for anyone; however, the plans to expand Last Stand Brewing Co. to a location in the city have been underway for quite some time. After a few final (and at times frustrating) permits from the city, the new location is open for business off of South Congress. “We started looking for a second location in 2016.” …

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Amy George of Earthly Labs Tackling Climate Change with Beer | Part ||

Continuing the conversation with Amy George, CEO of Earthly Labs: How Would You Describe the State of the Beer Industry During COVID? With having such an interesting perspective of the craft beer industry, I was curious about what George’s thoughts were on the current challenges the pandemic has brought.  “It’s an extremely resilient industry. I’ve been so impressed with how quickly breweries have pivoted to focus on customers; whether it’s direct to consumers in places …

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Amy George of Earthly Labs Tackling Climate Change with Beer | Part I

Not all heroes wear capes. Some trail blaze and create exciting new paths to show how beer can make our world a cleaner, more conscious place. Entrepreneur, mother of two great teenage boys, and all-around Wonder Woman, Amy George, Founder & CEO of Earthly Labs is showing the masses how impactful women can be in the world of carbon capture. She has a deep love for our planet and a passion for sharing that sustainable …

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Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | Fall Seasonals 2020

Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | Fall Seasonals 2020 The seasons are slowly changing and our thoughts move towards the holidays, lower temperatures, the election, and the ongoing nonsense of a very strange year. As we enter what is always my favorite season, we are seeing a steady stream of Octoberfest and Seasonal offerings hitting the shelves with an appreciated rapidity. So, I wanted to focus this edition of Staff Picks on Fall Seasonals. Now …

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A New Destination Brewery Coming to Spicewood | Frontyard Brewing

Location: 4514 Bob Wire Road, Spicewood, TX 78669 How exciting that the friendly faces at Frontyard Brewing’s dreams are coming to fruition! The Frontyard family has tackled its business model in a unique way. Instead of jumping headfirst into opening a taproom, they opted to brew their beer out of a temporary leased space with the intention of showing the world how great their product was as a “proof of concept”. Co-Founder & Brewer, Kevin …

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TABC Brewery Approvals October 6th, 2020

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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Cedar Park Gets a New Brewery Amid a Global Pandemic

Southpaw Brewing Co. located at 2415 S. Bell Blvd., Cedar Park In mid-August, Southpaw Brewing Co. quietly opened their doors. After years of planning, husband and wife team Rod and Tori Beavan did not expect to open to an empty taproom amid a global pandemic. But that’s exactly what happened and they quickly pivoted to a beer-to-go model. We stopped by on their second day open to the public and chatted with them briefly (at …

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Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | September 2020

Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | September 2020   It appears (fingers crossed) that we are now entering the end of one of the hottest summers on record.  It is raining right now as I type which is definitely a welcome sight.  So, this seems like a good time to bring you an updated set of Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks for September 2020.  You will see that this edition is influenced by the summer …

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Women in Beer | Pink Boots Society Austin

To Donate to Pink Boots Society – Click here! Women work in all aspects of the beer industry from brewery owners, to packaging, cellaring, sales and taproom management. The Pink Boots Society was established for female beer professionals to assist, inspire, and encourage women to advance their careers through education. Recently, Pink Boots Society extended its membership to include all women in the fermented / alcohol beverage industry. Austin’s PBS chapter was established back in 2014 …

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An Interview with the Black Pumas & 4th Tap Co-op

On Friday, August 7th,  4th Tap Brewing Co-op released their newest beer Stay Gold, a collaboration with 2020 Grammy Nominated Black Pumas that features can artwork by Austin’s own Rory Blank. In addition to its release, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Austin Justice Coalition, AAYHF and Austin NAACP. CraftBeerAustin.com caught up with the Black Pumas Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada and 4th Tap Brewing co-owner, John Stecker to learn more about this unique collaboration …

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