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

Not all heroes wear capes. Some trail blaze and create exciting new paths to show how beer can make our world a cleaner, more conscious place. Entrepreneur, mother of two great teenage boys, and all-around Wonder Woman, Amy George, Founder & CEO of Earthly Labs is showing the masses how impactful women can be in the world of carbon capture. She has a deep love for our planet and a passion for sharing that sustainable …

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Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2020

Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2020 What normally is the largest beer festival in the US, the Great American Beer Festival, was forced to go digital for the 2020 edition. This did not stop them from still hosting the yearly GABF awards ceremony. It definitely had a different feel this year watching it on a computer screen, versus sitting in a large hall and watching the breweries actually be able to celebrate …

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Women in Beer | Emma Peters

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 Emma Peters, Assistant Brewery for Meanwhile Brewing Co. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? Meanwhile opens very soon and I’m basically acting as a supporting role. Nao and I did classes a …

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Women in Beer | Jade Leder

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 Jade Leder, Assistant General Manager for St. Elmo Brewing Company. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? Though it still feels so weird to talk about anything normal or “average” …

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Cedar Park Gets a New Brewery Amid a Global Pandemic

Southpaw Brewing Co. located at 2415 S. Bell Blvd., Cedar Park In mid-August, Southpaw Brewing Co. quietly opened their doors. After years of planning, husband and wife team Rod and Tori Beavan did not expect to open to an empty taproom amid a global pandemic. But that’s exactly what happened and they quickly pivoted to a beer-to-go model. We stopped by on their second day open to the public and chatted with them briefly (at …

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Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | September 2020

Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks | September 2020   It appears (fingers crossed) that we are now entering the end of one of the hottest summers on record.  It is raining right now as I type which is definitely a welcome sight.  So, this seems like a good time to bring you an updated set of Craft Beer Austin Staff Picks for September 2020.  You will see that this edition is influenced by the summer …

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Two Wheel Brewing Co. - Texas Craft Brewery Profile

BREAKING NEWS | Two Wheel Brewing Co. Closed Permanently

Update as of 9/2: Two Wheel Brewing Co. announced on social media they have decided to close permanently. From their Facebook post: “Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us over the last 4 years! We have decided to close our doors. We hope to see you all out and about sometime soon. Stay safe, take care of each other, and drink local beer!! “   Update 3/13: The brewery is still open …

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Women in Beer | Pink Boots Society Austin

To Donate to Pink Boots Society – Click here! Women work in all aspects of the beer industry from brewery owners, to packaging, cellaring, sales and taproom management. The Pink Boots Society was established for female beer professionals to assist, inspire, and encourage women to advance their careers through education. Recently, Pink Boots Society extended its membership to include all women in the fermented / alcohol beverage industry. Austin’s PBS chapter was established back in 2014 …

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An Interview with the Black Pumas & 4th Tap Co-op

On Friday, August 7th,  4th Tap Brewing Co-op released their newest beer Stay Gold, a collaboration with 2020 Grammy Nominated Black Pumas that features can artwork by Austin’s own Rory Blank. In addition to its release, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Austin Justice Coalition, AAYHF and Austin NAACP. CraftBeerAustin.com caught up with the Black Pumas Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada and 4th Tap Brewing co-owner, John Stecker to learn more about this unique collaboration …

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Women in Beer | Elle Thomas

Our lovely editor & badass owner here at CraftBeerAustin.com, Pam Catoe, has written the inspirational Women in Beer series since 2015. She has so graciously allowed me to write a guest article focused on an Austin woman in beer that inspires me every day.  Elle Thomas is the owner of AirBrewNB. She offers tours of up to 10 attendees or private sessions for up to 30. She & her topnotch Lady Brew Crew provide a …

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