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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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Women in Beer | Paige Martin

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 Paige Martin, Sales and Quality Manager for Second Pitch Beer Co. out of San Antonio, Texas. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? …

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Women in Beer | Sara Hamza

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 partner Brent and I are …

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The Craft Beer Industry’s Reckoning Over Sexual Abuse

Sexual Discrimination and Abuse in the Craft Beer Industry Craft Beer Sexual Discrimination Last week a single social media post from a personal account started what is now a full-blown reckoning for the craft beer industry. Brienne Allan (@ratmagnet on Instagram) works as the production manager at Notch Brewing and posted a simple question on Instagram last Tuesday asking if others in the industry had experienced harassment. She could have never expected the overwhelming response, …

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

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 …

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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, cellaring, and packaging for Jester St. Elmo Brewing. 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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