The People of Craft Beer

Craft Beer Marketing Awards Expands Global Judging Panel

By Feature Blogger / February 10, 2022 / 0 Comments

Craft Beer Marketing Awards Expands Global Judging Panel The Craft Beer Marketing Awards started as a nationwide competition and the very first awards program in the U.S. to focus exclusively on retail beer marketing efforts and is now a global competition. The expanded global judge panel includes over 500 beverage and beer industry professionals worldwide in over 24 countries, making the CBMAS the largest awards program of its kind in the world. Per the press […]

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Eight Texas Breweries Join the Brave Noise Initiative

By Emilee Guernsey / February 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Eight Texas Breweries Join the Brave Noise Initiative

Eight Texas Breweries Join the Brave Noise Initiative  The Brave Noise collaboration now has eight Texas breweries that have joined the initiative. All locations have begun or are in the process of creating and selling their collaboration beer. Each Texas brewery has made its stance in supporting survivors of sexism, discrimination, and harassment.  Austin Beerworks, Central Machine Works, Jester King Brewery, Meanwhile Brewing, Vista Brewing, St. Elmo Brewing Company, The Brewtorium, and Whitestone Brewery have […]

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Fast Friends Announces Head Brewer From Modern Times

By Pam Catoe / January 21, 2022 / Comments Off on 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

By Pam Catoe / December 30, 2021 / Comments Off on 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

By Pam Catoe / December 29, 2021 / Comments Off on 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

By Pam Catoe / December 14, 2021 / Comments Off on 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

By Pam Catoe / December 8, 2021 / 0 Comments

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

By Feature Blogger / December 6, 2021 / 0 Comments

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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Austin Beerworks Creates Brave Noise Collaboration Beer

By Emilee Guernsey / November 17, 2021 / Comments Off on 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

By Pam Catoe / November 15, 2021 / Comments Off on 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, led by Rebecca Garcia and Shelia Garcia, hosted a record number of collaboration […]

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Sheila Garcia

Women in Beer | Sheila Garcia

By Pam Catoe / November 15, 2021 / 0 Comments

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.

By Emilee Guernsey / November 10, 2021 / Comments Off on 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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