The People of Craft Beer

Hold Out Brewing Unveils Four New Collaboration Beers

By Feature Contributor Jeremy Banas If you’ve hung around the craft beer scene in the U.S. long enough, chances are that you’ve become involved in at least a few of the industry’s efforts to help steer the beer industry itself, and society-at-large, toward becoming more diverse, equitable, and inclusive of all people regardless of race, gender, and sexual orientation. A unique initiative that works toward this goal, is the beer industry’s use of a special …

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New 2021 Pink Boots Collaboration Beers Coming Your Way

Photo courtesy of Vista Brewing Held every year in honor of International Women’s Day, Pink Boots members from around the world team up to participate in the annual Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day, brewing a beer of their choice using the unique YCH Hops Pink Boots blend, with a portion of the sales from each benefiting the Pink Boots Society scholarship funds. Last year, the Pink Boots Society Austin Chapter, lead by Rebecca Garcia and Shelia Garcia, hosted a …

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North Austin Breweries Gear Up for the Opening Match of Austin FC

Photo courtesy of Austin FC It’s finally time. The stadium is built. The team is ready and Austin soccer fans are beyond excited and ready to grow the legend. Here is what local breweries close to the stadium have to say about the upcoming season. As a neighborhood brewery, how do you expect the new stadium and team to impact your business? Do you have any special plans to support the team? 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative …

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Beer with Gin | The History of St. Patrick’s Day

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 St. Patrick’s Day. Feature post by Gin: If you’re like me, then you probably celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by drinking way too much, telling people you’re wearing green panties, and constantly singing all the lyrics you know to “Danny Boy,” which means you really just sing the first …

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Women in Beer | Stephanie Alaniz

When I started writing for CraftBeerAustin.com back in 2015, my first series of articles was about Women in Beer. I am happy to announce that thanks to the ladies of the Austin chapter of the Pink Boots Society, I am bringing back the Women in Beer series. This edition features Stephanie Alaniz, front of house manager for Oasis Texas Brewing Company. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? As a front of house …

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Women in Beer | Colleen Hogan

When I started writing for CraftBeerAustin.com back in 2015, my first series of articles was about Women in Beer. I am happy to announce that thanks to the ladies of the Austin chapter of the Pink Boots Society, I am bringing back the Women in Beer series. This edition features Colleen Hogan, tasting room sales associate for Jester King Brewery. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? I work in the tasting room …

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Women in Beer | Megan Klein

When I started writing for CraftBeerAustin.com back in 2015, my first series of articles was about Women in Beer. I am happy to announce that thanks to the ladies of the Austin chapter of the Pink Boots Society, I am bringing back the Women in Beer series. This edition features Megan Klein, Co-founder and Operations Manager for the Texas Beer Company. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? I handle operations so in …

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Craft Beer Austin Year in Review | 2020 Edition

Craft Beer Austin Year in Review | 2020 Edition I think we can all agree that 2020 was a terrible year for many reasons. However, there was some good news mixed in with the bad news. Closures & The Guild Let’s get the bad news out of the way. 2020 brought us a slew of brewery closures. Some were already having difficulties, but the pandemic and sudden business closures, along with the fight to reopen, …

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The Beerdtographer | Austin’s Splashy Beer Photographer

Pinthouse Pizza’s Island Kitty Tiki IPA; Photo credit to Brian Ledden, @thebeerdtographer Here at CraftBeerAustin.com, we love championing our local beer community. Featuring breweries, events, brewers, owners, and other beer folk doing awesome things is our cup of…beer. If you follow just about any brewery in town on the socials, you’ve likely seen the brilliant liquid splash photography of Brian Ledden, the Beerdtographer. He does a fantastic job boosting (and spilling) beer and deserves his …

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Beer with Gin | Winter Warmer

Photo courtesy of the Beer Museum Beer with Gin | Winter Warmer Welcome to our new series “Beer with Gin” where we hear from local beer expert Virginia (Gin) Benavidez, co-founder of The Beer Museum (and most recently the hostess with the most-est at the Austin Beer Guide Best of 2019 Party) to discuss the origin of the Winter Warmer. Guest post written by Gin: Winter warmers are a bit odd because, as a beer …

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Women in Beer | Rebecca Garcia

When I started writing for CraftBeerAustin.com back in 2015, my first series of articles was about Women in Beer. With inspiration from the ladies of the Austin chapter of the Pink Boots Society, the Women in Beer series has returned. This edition features Rebecca Garcia, Production Coordinator for American Canning and chapter co-leader for the Austin chapter of the Pink Boots Society. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? I am the production coordinator for …

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Amy George of Earthly Labs Tackling Climate Change with Beer | Part ||

Continuing the conversation with Amy George, CEO of Earthly Labs: How Would You Describe the State of the Beer Industry During COVID? With having such an interesting perspective of the craft beer industry, I was curious about what George’s thoughts were on the current challenges the pandemic has brought.  “It’s an extremely resilient industry. I’ve been so impressed with how quickly breweries have pivoted to focus on customers; whether it’s direct to consumers in places …

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