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Schwarzbier (A.K.A. Black Lager) is a classic style with a long history

By Sponsored Post / December 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Schwarzbier (A.K.A. Black Lager) is a classic style with a long history

Schwarzbier (A.K.A. Black Lager) is a classic style with a long history This is a sponsored post in partnership with Tavour After a long period of relative obscurity, the style is making a comeback in U.S. Craft Beer For those new to craft brewing, ‘Black Lager’ might sound like some new-fangled hybrid beer. In reality, these dark, roasty, yet easy-drinking brews trace their heritage all the way back to the Middle Ages — the first documented […]

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Beer Lovers Gift Guide

Beer Lovers Gift Guide

By Pam Catoe / December 14, 2021 / Comments Off on Beer Lovers Gift Guide

Beer Lovers Gift Guide This post contains sponsored content Craft beer lovers far and wide appreciate a thoughtful gift, especially if it centers around their favorite beverage. Here are a few ideas for the beer lover in your life. Note: it would be very hard to link to every brewery’s merchandise pages, but it goes without saying that supporting your local brewery by buying directly from them would make a fantastic gift for any beer […]

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The Best In Craft Beer Delivery: Tavour’s Highest Rated of 2021

By Sponsored Post / December 12, 2021 / Comments Off on The Best In Craft Beer Delivery: Tavour’s Highest Rated of 2021

The Best In Craft Beer Delivery: Tavour’s Highest Rated of 2021 This is a sponsored post in partnership with Tavour As we wrap up another delicious year in craft beer, let’s look back at beer geeks’ favorites from independent craft breweries! Here are the Top 20 highest member-rated brews featured by the app-based bottle shop Tavour in 2021: #20. pFriem Family Brewers – Japanese Lager – Rated 4.30 Oregon’s premier brewers infused ingenuity with classic methods […]

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Beer with Gin | Winter Warmer

By Feature Blogger / December 6, 2021 / 0 Comments

Beer with Gin | Winter Warmer Photo courtesy of the Beer Museum Welcome to our series “Beer with Gin” where we hear from local beer expert Virginia (Gin) Benavidez, co-founder of The Beer Museum, to discuss the origin of the Winter Warmer. By Feature Writer Gin Benavidez This article was originally published in January 2020 Winter warmers are a bit odd because, as a beer style, they’re not very well-defined. In fact, the Beer Style […]

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First Ever Coast to Coast Release for Other Half BA Stouts!

By Sponsored Post / November 21, 2021 / Comments Off on First Ever Coast to Coast Release for Other Half BA Stouts!

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Tavour When the legendary crew at Other Half Brewing drops a new barrel-aged Stout, fans scoop up every bottle in mere days. Sometimes they sell out in a matter of hours! For those in the know, that’s not surprising – the brewery is widely recognized as one of the best in the Northeast, and is responsible for revitalizing Brooklyn’s now booming craft beer scene. For dark beer […]

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The Original Texas HopWater

By Sponsored Post / November 19, 2021 / Comments Off on The Original Texas HopWater

The Original Texas Hopwater Zero calories, sugar, carbs, or alcohol and it’s gluten-free, but what exactly is HopWater? It’s carbonated water with a twist! Dry-hopped with Centennial and Cascade hops with fresh raspberry and lime additions, the original HopWater from Whitestone Brewery is delicious to drink alone or mix with your favorite spirit. Even though it’s heavily dry-hopped, Whitestone HopWater is not bitter. Because hops are flowers of the Humulus lupulus plant, they frequently have […]

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The Cold IPA is the Next Big Beer Trend You Need to Know

By Sponsored Post / November 14, 2021 / Comments Off on The Cold IPA is the Next Big Beer Trend You Need to Know

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Tavour The Original ‘Cold IPA’ is Coming to Tavour! From the West Coast hopbombs that emerged in the ’90s to the New England-style Hazies that have dominated the past several years, IPAs have helped bring craft beer into the mainstream. According to the Brewers Association, they are so popular that they make up between 24 and 33 percent of all craft beer! Now a new kind of […]

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Beastie Boys Tribute Beer and Commemorative Glassware

By Sponsored Post / November 7, 2021 / Comments Off on Beastie Boys Tribute Beer and Commemorative Glassware

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Tavour Any old-school hip hop fan knows the Beastie Boys enjoyed a beer now and then. They famously fought for their right to party! And when the group rapped “put your left leg down, your right leg up, tilt your head back, let’s finish the cup,” they sure weren’t talking about ice water. Fortunately, New Jersey’s Source Brewing is re-releasing their beloved Intergalactic Imperial IPA for an […]

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Innovations On Style: Tavour’s 2021 Beer Trends 

By Sponsored Post / October 24, 2021 / Comments Off on Innovations On Style: Tavour’s 2021 Beer Trends 

Innovations On Style: Tavour’s 2021 Beer Trends This is a sponsored post in partnership with Tavour The experts at Tavour have their fingers on the pulse of industry trends. The app-based retailer works with over 600 independent breweries to connect craft beer fans with brews they can’t find near home, and in doing so, they see new innovations right when they hit the market. Here are 3 of 2021’s newest and trendiest upticks, according to Tavour: […]

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10 Must Visit Austin Breweries for 2021

By David Kulczar / September 22, 2021 / 0 Comments

10 Must Visit Austin Breweries for 2021 Updated 4/10/2021 Austin Beer Garden Brewing (ABGB) The list of awards that ABGB has garnered is staggering. The Hell Yes Helles won GABF Bronze in 2016 and Gold in 2018, the Industry Pils is a 2016 GABF Gold winner, and the Rocket 100 Pre-Prohibition Pilsner picked up GABF Gold in 2015, 2017, and 2018 as well as a Bronze in the 2016 World Beer Cup. In addition, ABGB […]

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Beer with Gin | The History of Oktoberfest

By Feature Blogger / September 20, 2021 / 0 Comments

Article originally published Sept 2020. By Feature Writer Gin Benavidez Once upon a time, somebody gleefully asked me if I could explain how Texans do Oktoberfest differently from the beer’s homeland, Germany. I took a long pause and a deep breath. I looked that person in their beautiful and innocent eyes, knowing that they weren’t ready for the havoc their question was about to wreak, but that they would have to suffer through it anyway. […]

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Canworks

Canworks Printing

By David Kulczar / September 3, 2021 / Comments Off on Canworks Printing

    Canworks Printing recently opened in East Austin in the Summer of 2021.  Brothers, Marshall and Ryan Thompson, started their can printing company after seeing a clear and present need during the pandemic and realizing that printing quality was rapidly declining based on cost and reliable availability of aluminum cans. With large, global companies, like ABInBev, Coca-Cola, and others purchasing much of the available can inventory, many breweries were quickly becoming dependent on inferior […]

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