The People of Craft Beer

Cervecería Calavera – Mexican Craft Brewery Available in Texas

By Irina Plakas / January 29, 2016 / 0 Comments

Guest Post by Aleida Taddei and Michael Elwell. In a country where tradition is very strong and the challenge of change seems imminent, Cervecería Calavera (aka Calavera Brewing) founder and brewmaster Gilbert Bjørn Nielsen is producing a variety of complex beers rich in flavor and labeled with symbols from Mexico’s colorful history. Gilbert is originally from Denmark; he immigrated to Mexico with his parents as a young child. Later on as an adult he returned to Denmark […]

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The Beer Diaries World Tour: The Beer of Belize

By Pam Catoe / January 26, 2016 / 0 Comments

The Beer Diaries World Tour: Belize Screening at The Village Alamo Drafthouse Austin, Texas Join this one-time screening of a series exploring the beer culture of Belize! You may know The Beer Diaries as the internet beer gurus that bring you informative videos on the craft beer scene in Texas and beyond. This past year The Beer Diaries also launched The Beer Bus, a series of VIP brewery tours that feature Beer Diaries episodes of […]

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Behind the Scenes at Pinthouse Pizza South Lamar Austin TX

By Pam Catoe / January 22, 2016 / 2 Comments

Behind the Scenes at Pinthouse Pizza South Lamar In just three short years, Pinthouse Pizza has made it’s mark on the Austin craft beer scene with it’s amazing line up of mainstay beers, guest taps and delicious pies. When the South Lamar location opened up in late 2015, south Austinite’s rejoiced to have the family-friendly craft beer mecca come to their neighborhood. Pinthouse Pizza South Lamar (or PHP2 as it’s fondly known) opened up in the […]

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Whitestone Brewery – A Texas Craft Brewery Profile

By Pam Catoe / January 14, 2016 / 3 Comments

Whitestone Brewery Location: 601 E. Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park, TX Whitestone Brewery Grand Opening Party: Friday February 19th, 2016 The People Like many new brewery founders, Ryan Anglen homebrewed as a hobby and spent the last decade in high tech. He always longed to start his own business, “I had one chance to turn a hobby into a career, despite the risks”. However, Ryan knew that he couldn’t do it alone and understood the difficulty […]

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Kamala Gardens Brewery Coming Soon from Texas Craft Brewers Dipak Topiwala and Jim Sampson

By Rich Plakas / January 13, 2016 / 1 Comment

Dipak Topiwala formerly of Whip In  has joined forces with Jim Sampson formerly of Twisted X Brewing to open yet another Austin brewery! We look forward to seeing what these two bring us in the near future! Kamala Gardens Brewery Read the press release below: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2016 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: namaste@kamalagardensbrewery.com KAMALA GARDENS BREWERY — Kamala Gardens Brewery — Inspired by the season with locally sourced ingredients. Coming to Austin, […]

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Austin Craft Beer Events Jan 4th to Jan 10th 2016

By Irina Plakas / January 6, 2016 / 3 Comments

Howdy Austin! Brown Distributing is partnering with locations around town to honor the memory of Steve Anderson with tap takeovers featuring Live Oak and Big Bend Brewing beers. Proceeds will benefit Pints for Prostates. Weekly Tastings at WhichCraft Boulevard Brewery of the Month @ Brass Tap Round Rock Monday 1/4 Video Game Night at Craft Pride 8pm Opal Divine’s Marina Live Oak and Big Bend tap takeovers Whole Foods Draft Shack Live Oak and Big Bend tap takeovers Tuesday 1/5 New […]

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The First Production Sour Mash Brewery: Blue Owl Brewing

By Pam Catoe / December 15, 2015 / 3 Comments

Blue Owl Brewing Located at 2400 East Cesar Chavez St. #300, Austin TX 78702 The highly anticipated sour-mash brewery finally opened it’s doors in October 2015. The opening was met with a frenzy of beer aficionados eager to be the first to try their unique beers. Blue Owl Brewing is the first brewery to create customized (and highly guarded) equipment to ensure a repeatable high quality sour mash product. To get an insight into their sour mashing process, […]

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Texas Loses a Brewing Pioneer to Cancer – Steve Anderson

By Rich Plakas / November 30, 2015 / 0 Comments

Steve Anderson of Big Bend Brewing Co. passed last Wednesday November 25 to prostate cancer. Our condolences go to Steve’s family, friends and the crew at Big Bend Brewing Co. From Amy Fletcher of Big Bend Brewing Co.: “I work for an amazing company. This past week we lost our brewmaster Steve Anderson, and I took this weekend to reflect on what he meant to others and to the brewing community, which is why I didn’t […]

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Last Stand Brewing Company – Texas Craft Brewery Profile

By Pam Catoe / November 5, 2015 / 1 Comment

Last Stand Brewing Company Location:12345 Pauls Valley Rd, Building i, Austin, TX 78737 Just up the street from Jester King on Fitzhugh road you will find a hidden gem called Craftsman Park, home to Last Stand Brewing Company, Argus Cidery and Revolution Spirits. Last Stand Brewing opened it’s doors in February 2015, in what is sure to be the next picturesque destination brewery in the Texas Hill Country. The People About ten years ago, Kerry Richardson and his […]

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Behind the Hop Harvest: An Interview with Hops and Grain Founder Josh Hare

By Pam Catoe / October 1, 2015 / 3 Comments

Since opening in 2011, Hops and Grain has become an award winning staple in the Austin beer scene. With the release of their coveted Greenhouse IPA series in cans in 2014, they have become a series hop forward contender in the Austin beer market. The latest highly sought after creation, A Pale Mosaic, was just released this week and hop heads are already clamoring to get some! To get an insight into this fascination with experimental […]

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The Women Behind Craft Beer in Austin: Part 3

By Pam Catoe / August 26, 2015 / 3 Comments

The Women Behind Craft Beer in Austin: Part 3 The Women Behind Craft Beer in Austin series has covered examples of the amazing women that are shaping the Austin beer scene and cultivating the beer culture we know and love. The Women Behind Craft Beer in Austin: Part 3 series will focus on you, the consumer, by highlighting two of the women that bring you news, information and camaraderie to celebrate the beverage we love the […]

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The Women Behind Craft Beer in Austin: Part 2

By Pam Catoe / June 15, 2015 / 0 Comments

Editors Note: This is a picture of Pam enjoying local beers at Craft Pride while working. Cheers! Irina The Women Behind Craft Beer in Austin: Part 2 The Austin beer scene was in its infancy back in the 90s with only a few craft beer options around town – all of which were only available on tap. The only Texas craft beer option sold in stores at the time was Shiner Bock. Also at that time the consumer […]

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