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How Covid has changed St. Patrick’s Day

By Sponsored Post / March 14, 2021 / Comments Off on How Covid has changed St. Patrick’s Day

For many of us, St. Patrick’s Day means green beer, packed bars, and corned beef and cabbage for dinner. For those who work in the alcohol industry, the holiday is an annual boon that provides a much-needed revenue boost during the long winter months. According to Neilson, overall beer sales for St. Patrick’s Day 2018 increased by 174% compared to an average day. And typically, a significant percentage of that extra revenue goes to small, […]

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Get Ready to Rock with Pantera’s New Beer!

By Pam Catoe / March 6, 2021 / Comments Off on Get Ready to Rock with Pantera’s New Beer!

When legendary Heavy Metal band Pantera contacted Texas Ale Project about creating a signature beer, the Dallas brewery didn’t hesitate for a second. According to co-founder and CEO Kat Thompson, “when my husband [co-founder and brewmaster Brent Thompson] saw the email, he immediately said, ‘this is Pantera! We have to do this!’” They first announced the collaboration last November, and thirsty craft fans and metalheads have anticipated the release ever since. Now, the wait is […]

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Celebrate Black History Month with these Black-owned Breweries

By Pam Catoe / February 6, 2021 / Comments Off on Celebrate Black History Month with these Black-owned Breweries

The U.S. has designated February as Black History Month each year since 1976. Noted historian Carter G. Woodson is known as the brainchild of this celebration of Black Americans’ achievements and recognition of their central role in our nation’s history. Black History Month offers an opportunity to spread the word about the lack of diversity in the craft beer industry. A Brewers Association survey showed that Black Americans make up 12% of craft beer drinkers. […]

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How To Do Your Own Craft Beer Food Pairings: Tips From A Chef and A Brewer

By Pam Catoe / January 24, 2021 / Comments Off on How To Do Your Own Craft Beer Food Pairings: Tips From A Chef and A Brewer

Anyone can feel comfortable pairing their dinner with a craft beer at home, thanks to online retailer Tavour. Their beer delivery service includes some of the most highly rated Stouts, IPAs, and Sours on the market for you to pick and pair with your meals! From the moment you choose your brews to the moment they land on your doorstep, Tavour is there to bring you a great craft beer experience. That’s why they spoke […]

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Other Half Brewing Expands Their Reach During Covid-19

By Pam Catoe / November 10, 2020 / Comments Off on Other Half Brewing Expands Their Reach During Covid-19

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Tavour Few craft breweries inspire awe from beer aficionados like Other Half Brewing. Widely recognized as one of the most exciting breweries in New York, Other Half attracted beer tourists from all over the country and beyond, waiting in long lines and even camping out on the sidewalk for new releases. Then, COVID-19 forced the brewery to close their taprooms in Brooklyn and the Finger Lakes. Fortunately […]

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Beer with Gin | A Look at the History of Texas Beer Laws

By Feature Blogger / November 4, 2020 / Comments Off on Beer with Gin | A Look at the History of Texas Beer Laws

By Feature Writer Gin Benavidez Y’all, every state has messed up laws when it comes to beer, and Texas is no exception. Our “S” is “effed” as the kids say. I think they say that. I know they love to use single letters as entire words, so that’s probably something they say. Either way, the point is Texas beer laws are wack. For example, did you know that you still can’t buy kegs from some […]

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Being a Beer Enthusiast Can be Hard Work

By Feature Blogger / July 19, 2020 / 0 Comments

Feature written by Brian Trivitt What typically comes to your mind when you are shopping for beer? Or, how about before you crack open a cold one after work? Are analysis and looking back over past notes two things that came to mind? Probably not. Believe it or not, being a beer connoisseur is actually quite challenging, especially when you have a very analytical personality. Before I get into what I analyze while sipping a […]

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Homebrewing During a Global Pandemic

By Melanie Ross / May 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

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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Beer with Gin | The History Behind Lagers

By Feature Blogger / May 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

By Feature Writer Gin Benavidez Lager? I hardly know her! I agree with you that this is probably the worst way to open an article, but it was the first thing that popped into my head when I tried to figure out a succinct way to convey the point that, as much as beer drinkers love lagers, there’s quite a bit of mystery and misunderstanding surrounding the beer. Plus, the alternative jokes I thought up […]

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Fresh Lager

By Feature Blogger / May 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

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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We Have a New Look! Interview with 50 Foot Websites & Branding

By Pam Catoe / April 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

We have a new look thanks to our good friends over at 50 Foot Websites & Branding. I caught up with co-founder Martha Dixon to learn more about their business. What’s behind the name 50 Foot Websites & Branding? Martha is a big woman! Martha chose the name based off the poster for the 1950’s movie “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman”, our name is actually a nod to the original poster designer William Reynold […]

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The Wild World of Non-Alcoholic Beer

By Feature Blogger / February 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

Feature post by Brian Trivitt As I write this, we are well into February. In an effort to be healthier, I made the decision to eliminate alcohol from my diet for the first couple of weeks after the new year. Notice, I didn’t say completely “alcohol free,” as despite what some people think, is virtually impossible, considering everything from rye bread to ripe fruit has a tiny bit of alcohol. I will delve into the […]

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