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Fast Friends Announces Head Brewer From Modern Times

Fast Friends Announces Head Brewer From Modern Times South Austin is getting a new brewery this year by way of Fast Friends Beer Co. Founder, Dave Childress, announced this week that former Head Brewer at Modern Times Anaheim, Keith Shaw, will be joining the team as Head of Brewing. “Keith checks all the boxes, he is a technically gifted brewer, a creative recipe writer, he leads by example and he is a kind human,” said …

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Craft Beer Austin Year in Review | 2021 Edition

Craft Beer Austin Year in Review | 2021 Edition We all had high hopes for 2021, and life did return to a slightly normal state where we could sit inside again at our favorite breweries. However, the effects of the pandemic changed the beer scene in many ways. Openings and Expansions Despite the pandemic, there were several brewery openings and expansions in 2020. That trend continued in 2021 with new breweries and expansions popping up …

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The PorchCast by PorchDrinking.com Featuring the Austin Beer Scene

The PorchCast by PorchDrinking.com Featuring the Austin Beer Scene A few months ago, PorchDrinking.com contributor Korey David visited Austin and stopped by Austin Beerworks to host this episode of PorchDrinking.com’s podcast PorchCast and catch up on the Austin beer scene. PorchCast aims to “recreate the porch drinking experience through great stories, great beers, hilarity, and occasionally educational bits of information.” As a stand up comedian, David brings plenty of laughs to this episode which features …

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Order the 5th Annual Pink Boots Blend Today

Order the 5th Annual Pink Boots Blend Today THE 5TH ANNUAL PINK BOOTS BLEND IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SALE! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND SUBMIT YOUR PRE-SALE ORDER  I’m interested in hosting a brew day! Each year, women from the Pink Boots Society collaborate with Yakima Cheif Hops (YCH) to select the annual blend recipe. For the 5th annual blend, YCH sent more than 60 virtual selection kits to 37 chapters across 5 different …

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Women in Beer | Sara Hamza

Article originally published May, 2021 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 Sara Hamza, Co-owner of Vacancy Brewing. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? As new business owners, my …

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Beer with Gin | Winter Warmer

Beer with Gin | Winter Warmer Photo courtesy of the Beer Museum 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 the Winter Warmer. By Feature Writer Gin Benavidez This article was originally published in January 2020 Winter warmers are a bit odd because, as a beer style, they’re not very well-defined. In fact, the Beer Style …

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Real Ale Brewing Co. | A Texas Craft Brewery Profile

Real Ale Brewing Co. | A Texas Craft Brewery Profile Located at 231 San Saba Ct, Blanco, TX 78606 25 years. That’s how long it’s been since Real Ale Brewing first opened its doors in the summer of 1996 in the basement of a Blanco, Texas, antique shop. yet time has certainly flown by for Real Ale Brewing Co. Situated in the small, Hill Country town of Blanco, Texas, Real Ale is located halfway between …

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Austin Beerworks Creates Brave Noise Collaboration Beer

Austin Beerworks Creates Brave Noise Collaboration Beer Since the beginning of the Brave Noise Collaboration, six Texas breweries have joined the initiative, five of which are in the Austin area. Breweries such as Austin Beerworks and St. Elmo’s have begun the process of brewing their collaborative beer. While St. Elmo’s had their release on Oct. 6, Austin Beerworks is getting ready to release their pale ale soon.  Brave Noise, which started with one powerful question …

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New 2021 Pink Boots Collaboration Beers Coming Your Way

  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 record number of collaboration …

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Women in Beer | Sheila Garcia

This article was originally published in 2020 and has been updated. Central Texas has a distinct and growing beer culture and women are not only present in every aspect of it from brewers, distributors to consumers; they are also well-respected leaders shaping the craft beer culture. Our Women in Beer series highlights the women in our community shaping the beer scene including members of the Austin chapter of the Pink Boots Society. This edition features Sheila Garcia, Director of …

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THE SAFE BARS P.A.C.T.

Craft Beer Companies Create The Safe Bars P.A.C.T.

Craft Beer Companies Create The Safe Bars P.A.C.T. What started as frequent Zoom calls between multiple organizations, soon turned into a group of individuals making a stand for those who the beverage industry continues to marginalize and harm with gender inequities.  Those organizations are Craft Beer Professionals, Safe Bars, Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions, Lady Justice Brewing, assisted by RadCraft, and HalfDay Studio. They have now formed The Safe Bars P.A.C.T.  This initiative is yet …

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Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2021

Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2021 What normally is the largest beer festival in the US, the Great American Beer Festival, was forced to change their award ceremony for the second year in a row. This year, it happened during the CBC (Craft Brewers Conference), which allowed many of the breweries, and brewers, to at least attend the award ceremony, unlike last year. It brought back the feel of older events, just …

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