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Six Must Do Austin Brewery Tours

  A popular way to visit multiple Austin area breweries in one day is via one of the many brewery tours offered around town. We’ve rounded up six must do Brewery Tours that service the Austin Area, and added the list as a permanent reference on our webpage AirBrewnB Austin Brewery Tours   ATX Excursions   Bat City Brew Tours   Bike & Brew ATX   Twisted Texas Tour Austin Area Brewery Hours and Map

Craft Beer & Crawfish | Where to Find the Best Boils in Austin

Our winter was pretty short lived, if you can even call it winter. And now crawfish season is right around the corner. Here are our top picks for where to get your crawfish boil fix while enjoying local craft beer in Austin. February 23rd | Cosmic Crawfish, Shrimp and Crab Boil! | Cosmic Coffee and Beer Garden February 29th | Crawfish Boil #1 | Middleton Brewing February 29th | 3rd Annual Crawfish Boil | Family …

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Ninth Annual Big Texas Beer Fest set for March 27th & 28th

Ninth Annual Big Texas Beer Fest set for March 27th & 28th The Big Texas Beer Fest is back and bigger than ever.  The event takes place over two days in Dallas at the Fair Park Automobile Building featuring over one hundred breweries pouring over four hundred beers. Look for this year’s beer list to be released about one week proir to the festival date. But don’t wait to get your tickets as they always …

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Are Craft Beer Seasonals Released Too Early?

Are Craft Beer Seasonals Released Too Early? Guest post by Brian Trivitt Way back in October of 2011 (holy cow does time fly), I wrote my first entry on my personal blog titled “Craft Seasonal Releases are too Early.” Back then, craft beer was still growing double digits year over year, and seasonal releases were still in their early (no pun intended) phase of being released earlier than their appropriate season. Since then, craft beers’ …

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Texas Brewery Update | January 2020

Texas Brewery Update | January 2020 I got around to running the numbers for the number of breweries/brewpubs in the state of Texas. Before we go into the data, here are the a couple of notes on the numbers: All data is coming from the TABC licenses Duplicate entries have been removed (meaning, if a place has two licenses for the same location, it counts as one. If a place is contract brewing while having …

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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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