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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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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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TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 22nd, 2020

Continuing the label approvals for another couple of weeks. Seems like things have slowed down a bit since the last couple of updates (honestly, this does not surprise me in the least). Either way, here are the latest brewery/label approvals. Recent Brewery Approvals: Note: I have only been putting new brewery approvals here – anything that is just getting reapproved, I do not list. Along with this, any macro brewery that is approved, I do …

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All Together IPA: Bear King Brewing Company

All Together IPA | Bear King Brewing Company

All Together IPA: Bear King Brewing Company Update on Bear King as of May 15th: They have opened their doors back up! They will be open 7 days a week from 11 am-10 pm with their full food & beer menu available. In order to keep the guests and team members safe and to maintain the limit on the allowed capacity of 25%, they will ONLY be opening their covered patio and side dining room …

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Raise a Glass Today for a #NationwideCheers!

As we are all staying home and working safe, you can still order beer-to-go from your favorite local craft brewery and food take-out is still allowed. And that is something to be happy about, so get out there TODAY and pick up a few of your favorite local craft beers, while practicing social distancing. Then raise a glass at 5:00 pm and join your fellow beer lovers in a #NationwideCheers! Led by Community Beer Company out …

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It’s American Craft Beer Week | #GiveCraftBeer Today

Normally, we would be celebrating American Craft Beer Week by attending one of several events around town to drink local craft beer. This year things are a little different. OK, a lot different. However, the Brewers Association created a new campaign to make this year’s event special by giving the gift of craft beer through the #GiveCraftBeer campaign. Here’s how you can participate: Commit to giving the gift of Craft Beer here. Buy beer-to-go, merchandise, or …

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All Together Beer Supports Hospitality Industry

All Together Beer Supports Hospitality Industry

Covid-19 has affected us all by this time. Whether it is through work, daily routines, or even as small as just meeting up with friends at a local brewery, our lives have all changed. If you have been around the beer industry long enough, you know someone in the hospitality industry who is definitely hurting right now.  All Together is a worldwide collaboration that is meant to help support those in the hospitality industry. All …

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Fresh Lager

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a fresh lager from one of your favorite breweries. Feature written by Brian Trivitt One of the best things about being a beer writer is that most of the topics you write about are for the most part, positive, upbeat, and entertaining, especially if you are a beer lover. Even with my business like writing style that tends to be geared towards thoroughly analyzing a wide range of topics, generally …

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TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 1st, 2020

These label approvals cover most of April. It seems like the shelter in place has not slowed down the TABC as far as putting out label approvals, and approving brewpubs. A couple of new breweries are getting their first approvals – like Hold Out Brewing in Austin, along with some new out of state breweries getting their first approvals – like Maine Beer Company. Recent Brewery Approvals: Note: I have only been putting new brewery …

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Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | May 2020

Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | May 2020 It is time again for the Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks for May 2020. This month you will notice Beer-to-go and Pink Boots collaboration brew trends in the selections. In addition, you will also notice a new addition. Melanie Ross has officially joined the team as a contributor, so she gets her first staff pick this month. As always please take time to try and patronize the …

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