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Updated Feature: COVID-19 Impact on Craft Beer

By Feature Blogger / April 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

Feature written by Brian Trivitt To say things are different now than they were when I wrote my last blog on Friday, March 13th titled “Covid 19 Impact on Craft Beer,” is, without a doubt a huge understatement. On that Friday the 13th (should have known), I had the pleasure of meeting with the Owner of Craft Beer Austin, Ms. Pam Catoe at Austin Beerworks. We enjoyed some of their world-class beers and had a […]

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805 Authenticos Series Highlights 512 Local Paul Cauthen

By Steve Duffy / April 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

We all know we’re supposed to be supporting our local breweries right now – head out for a B – double E – double R – U – N, y’all – but that doesn’t mean fine beer isn’t made elsewhere. The Firestone Walker folks over in Paso Robles, California, have a wonderful blond ale they’re promoting using a series of slickly produced videos featuring some pretty badass people. About a week ago, they released one […]

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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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Did Beer Delivery Just Become A Real Thing?

By Pam Catoe / April 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

UPDATE: No, it did not. Apparently TABC released guidance that things will remain the same for Texas breweries and bars: “You should continue to operate as you have been operating in recent weeks. The order does not create a new special authorization to conduct pickup and delivery if Texas statutes do not currently allow your business to do so.” Today marks the first day of retail to-go under Governor Abbot’s GA-16 order signed on April […]

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BREAKING NEWS: NXNW Stonelake is Permanently Closed

By Pam Catoe / April 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

Update: According to the Austin Business Journal, the former brewery space will be replaced with apartments with the design and name, Saison North, paying homage to the brewery. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, beloved NXNW Restaurant and Brewery is permanently closed. This year would have marked the 21st anniversary of the brewpub, founded in September of 1999 by Davis Tucker. Tucker is a trailblazer of the Austin craft beer movement, originally brewing the Pecan Street Lager […]

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Craft Brewers Conference Canceled But You Can Join Online for FREE!

By Pam Catoe / April 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

It was an amazing opportunity for Texas brewers to have the largest craft beer industry conference planned for San Antonio this year. The Brewers Association hosts the Craft Brewers Conference each year in a different location around the country. This was going to be the first time it was held in Texas and boy; we were all looking forward to it. I’ve said it many times, we don’t get the recognition we deserve in the […]

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How to Support Local Breweries in These Uncertain Times

By Pam Catoe / April 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

Sign the Petition! Allow Texas Brewers to Deliver & Ship Beer during COVID-19 I don’t even know where to start with this post. So many of my dear friends just lost their jobs or their business is at risk. For those of you that love our beer community, now is the time to act. Let’s don’t sit by and let this damn thing destroy the community that we love so much. Please do what you […]

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What the New Stay at Home Order Means for Austin Area Breweries

By Pam Catoe / March 25, 2020 / 0 Comments

As of today, both Travis and Williamson counties have implemented “Stay home – Work Safe” orders in effect until Monday, April 13. Under the order, restaurants are considered essential businesses and can continue to provide food for pick up or delivery, including food trucks. Liquor stores and grocery stores also will remain open, all while maintaining social distancing. The City of Austin order Section 6.f.ii outlines details for food manufacturers and liquor stores: Stores that […]

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Feature | COVID-19 Impact on Craft Beer

By Feature Blogger / March 19, 2020 / 0 Comments

Feature written by Brian Trivitt COVID 19 AKA, Coronavirus. The continual impact and panic it continues to inflict worldwide is astounding. I am trying to remember any modern epidemic that has escalated so quickly literally day by day. It’s coincidental name, is, of course, spawned some jokes on social media about Corona beer, but at this point, things have gotten so serious any humor regarding this has pretty much vanished. After having the pleasure of […]

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BREAKING NEWS | Hops and Grain San Marcos Permanently Closed

By Pam Catoe / March 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

  Hops and Grain San Marcos Permanently Closed Announced on social media this morning, the San Marcos location of east side favorite Hops and Grain is permanently closed. They opened the taproom almost one year ago and started production last summer. Funds were raised for the project early on through a Wefunder campaign, where the founder Josh Hare was able to raise one million dollars for the second production facility. In the beginning, the project […]

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Book This Unique Beer Inspired Cottage For Your Next Getaway

By Feature Blogger / March 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

Read First | Austin Area Brewery COVID-19 Updates Guest Post Austin is famous for its beer, and Portland, Oregon is no slouch with over 100 breweries and nearly weekly beer festivals. If you’ve ever dreamed of heading to the great Northwest on beer safari, book this unique beer inspired cottage for your next getaway: The Brewmaster’s Cottage. Craft beer veteran, Teri Fahrendorf, is not only the Founder of Pink Boots Society and an award-winning Brewmaster, […]

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Altstadt Brewery Launches Core Beer Line-Up Available in Cans

By Pam Catoe / March 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

Altstadt Brewery out of Fredericksburg, Texas just announced they are releasing their core beers in cans including their Kolsch, Lager, Amber, and Hefeweizen, previously only available in bottles or on draft. Altstadt recently made news when they won double gold medals at this years Great American Beer Festival for their German style Kolsch and Munich Style Helles Lager, both first time entries. Other notable awards include the 2019 US Open Beer Championships for German Style […]

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