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Austin Area Breweries to Safely Visit this Fourth of July Weekend

By Pam Catoe / July 3, 2020 / 0 Comments

With the holiday weekend upon us and COVID-19 on the rise in Texas, people are having to adjust their weekend plans. However, there are several Austin area breweries that are still open for onsite consumption following strict safety protocols where you can enjoy a fresh craft beer. Know the rules of engagement! Establishments are requiring the use of a facial covering when you are not seated at your table. You must be seated to receive […]

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Texas Brewery Taprooms Are Closed Again

By Pam Catoe / June 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

Governor Abbot issued an executive order this morning closing businesses that receive more than 51% of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages starting at 12 p. m. today: “These businesses may remain open for delivery and take-out, including for alcoholic beverages, as authorized by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.” Earlier this week the Governor highlighted the need for wearing masks in public places and encouraged people to stay home if possible. He […]

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Is Big Bend Brewing Company Making a Return with Tejas Beer?

By Pam Catoe / June 24, 2020 / 0 Comments

In a word – no. Last week a series of Instagram posts created quite a stir among fans of Big Bend Brewing Company in Alpine, Texas. Many of the brewery’s fans still follow them on Instagram and Facebook and last week a new post popped up on their social media platforms promising the return of the brand’s iconic Tejas line of beers with the tag line: “Finally, a beer that embodies our collective Texas spirit. […]

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All Together Beer Supports Hospitality Industry

Texas Breweries Brew All Together IPA

By Dani Schwab / May 25, 2020 / 0 Comments

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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Barking Armadillo Brings Craft Beer to Georgetown During a Pandemic

By Ruvani de Silva / May 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

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

By Andrew Schwab / May 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

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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“Desperate Measures” | Meanwhile Brewing Co. Partners with Lazarus Brewing

By Dani Schwab / May 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

East Austin Brewery Partners with Soon-to-Emerge South Austin Brewery and Established Hop Merchant to Launch Four-Part Beer Series  If you have visited Lazarus Brewing over the last week, or even their website, you have probably seen something about their Stimulus Package. As stated on their website, “over the next few weeks, we’re rolling out the Lazarus Stimulus Package: our best beers in a brand new format (12 oz six-packs!). Soon, you’ll be able to take […]

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All Together IPA: Bear King Brewing Company

All Together IPA | Bear King Brewing Company

By Dani Schwab / May 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

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!

By Pam Catoe / May 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

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

By Pam Catoe / May 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

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

By Dani Schwab / May 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

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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Five Austin Area Breweries Opening During the Pandemic

By Melanie Ross / May 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

Many businesses are struggling to some degree during Covid19. Maintaining a consistent stream of clientele whilst having to implement new rules and constantly adapt can be daunting. Imagine pouring your heart and soul into a new endeavor where you are planning for scenarios of every potential kink in the system. No surprise, opening during a pandemic is not typically in anyone’s realistic contingency plan.  I reached out to five breweries that are defying great odds […]

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