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Austin Beer News | Six Things You Need to Know

By Pam Catoe / January 16, 2023 / Comments Off on Austin Beer News | Six Things You Need to Know

This edition of Six Things You Need to Know covers a few exciting stories outside of the Austin area. Wrapping Up 2022 with a Comprehensive List of Openings and Closures Over the past several years, breweries have modified business models, expanded food programs, and for the most part, have been able to keep the beer flowing. Despite efforts to adapt to the “new normal” several other breweries were forced to close. This list rounds up […]

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Give Dry a Try This January

By Sponsored Post / January 12, 2023 / Comments Off on Give Dry a Try This January

Give Dry a Try This January This post contains sponsored links Giving dry a try this January? Athletic Brewing Co. is offering 50% off your first month when you sign up to build a subscription to their monthly delivery program through January 31, 2023. Membership also includes perks like early access to new beer releases and merch, plus a free glass. So who is Athletic Brewing? Established in 2018, Athletic joined the latest trend of […]

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Austin’s Big Country is First Ever Organic, Fair Trade Hard Seltzer

By Aaron Stevens / January 5, 2023 / 0 Comments

Austin’s Big Country is First Ever Organic, Fair Trade Hard Seltzer The rise of hard seltzer continues to be one of the biggest trends in craft brewing. Central Texas is no stranger to the fad. Austin is already home to more than half a dozen hard seltzer brands. Newcomer Big Country Organic Hard Seltzer has a standout claim that goes beyond exotic flavors. Big Country is the first and only hard seltzer that is USDA […]

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Hops and Grain Founder Releases Near Beer

By Pam Catoe / December 7, 2022 / 0 Comments

Hops and Grain Founder Releases Near Beer Hops and Grain founder Josh Hare’s new venture capitalizes on the growing trend of non-alcoholic or “better for you” beers. Rick’s Near Beer launched on December 1st with the release of its first near-beer non-alcoholic beverage, Rick’s Original. “Rick’s Original is a crisp, clean, and refreshing low-strength Pilsner brewed with premium malted barley, fine American hops, and mountain fresh water,” states the press release.  Most folks in the […]

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Enjoy Texas Craft Beer on Small Business Saturday

By Pam Catoe / November 22, 2022 / Comments Off on Enjoy Texas Craft Beer on Small Business Saturday

Enjoy Texas Craft Beer on Small Business Saturday 85 Craft Breweries and Retailers Across the State To Offer Limited Edition Souvenir Glass on Saturday, November 26th. Saturday, November 26, Texas breweries, retailers, and craft-friendly bars and restaurants are celebrating Small Business Saturday by offering a collectible souvenir beer glass for the third year. Per the press release, “approximately 400 small and independent breweries across Texas have an over $5 Billion impact on the state economy. […]

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Brew It Yourself: Learn to Homebrew Day Set for November 5

By Pam Catoe / October 30, 2022 / Comments Off on Brew It Yourself: Learn to Homebrew Day Set for November 5

Brew It Yourself: Learn to Homebrew Day Set for November 5 Craft beer enthusiasts looking to take their passion for beer to the next level and veteran homebrewers alike will be celebrating Learn to Homebrew Day Saturday, November 5. The American Homebrewers Association nvites all craft beer and fermentation fans to join the global community of homebrewing hobbyists. Homebrewers, whether experienced or first-timers, are encouraged to pledge to brew their own beer and welcome those […]

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TABC Brewery Approvals October 18th, 2022

By Andrew Schwab / October 18, 2022 / 0 Comments

TABC Brewery Approvals October 18th, 2022 It has been another 7 months since the last update even after I said I would not take that long. Anyways, I did. So, that means there are a LOT of new approvals on this list. Note that MANY of these will already be on the shelves (hey, if you are approved 6 months back, I would expect to see you floating around already). The same goes for local […]

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Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2022

By Andrew Schwab / October 11, 2022 / Comments Off on Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2022

Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2022 The largest beer festival in the US is back, this year in person, for the first time since 2019! So, the Saturday morning award ceremony was back to the old format, in an auditorium, with all the usual excitement that surrounds it for the breweries. Along with that, the Great American Beer Festival brought in the usual masses of beer enthusiasts for the actual drinking part of […]

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4th Annual Beer for Water Event Happening at Live Oak October 2nd

By Aaron Stevens / September 28, 2022 / 0 Comments

4th Annual Beer for Water Event Happening at Live Oak October 2nd While less heralded than hops, grain, or yeast, water is essential to any craft beer. Water is used from beginning to end of the brewing process, and 80 to 90 percent of the final product is water. Breweries also use water to clean, cool, and package beer. As a result, the average brewery uses seven gallons of water for each gallon of beer. […]

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Chicago’s Cruz Blanca Brewery Launches Distribution in Texas

By Aaron Stevens / September 27, 2022 / 1 Comment

Chicago’s Cruz Blanca Brewery Launches Distribution in Texas Mexican cervezas are on the rise with U.S. consumers. In 2021, Modelo Especial became the second-most popular beer brand in America after Bud Light. Fellow Constellation Brands brews Corona and Pacifico are running just behind Modelo as the third and fourth most-purchased import beers (Dutch mainstay Heineken has held on to the second slot). Other Mexican heavyweights like Dos Equis, Sol, Carta Blanca,  Tecate, and Estrella Jalisco […]

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Vacancy Brewing and SXSE Food Co. Announce Partnership

By Dani Schwab / September 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Vacancy Brewing and SXSE Food Co. Announce Partnership

Vacancy Brewing and SXSE Food Co. Announce a New Partnership Thursday, September 1, 2022, SXSE Food Co. officially relocated to Vacancy Brewing with an official launch party taking place this weekend. Winner of the 2019 Trucklandia Competition, Founder and Chef Bob Somsith brings his modern Laotian kitchen to Vacancy Brewing after operating at now closed 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative. brewery. In addition to regular service, SXSE will offer a reservation-only chef’s table featuring new and off-menu […]

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Bold Republic Brewing Relocates to Temple

By Pam Catoe / August 14, 2022 / 0 Comments

Bold Republic Brewing Relocates to Temple We visited the original location of Bold Republic in Belton, Texas last summer and when I recently saw a social media post they were closing, I thought they had become another victim of the pandemic. But upon closer inspection, it turns out they were relocating to a much larger space. I caught up with Adriane Hodges, co-founder, to learn more. Update: Bold Republic welcomes Matt Benavidez to the brewing […]

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