The People of Craft Beer

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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Texas at the Great American Beer Festival Recap 2021

By Andrew Schwab / October 16, 2021 / 0 Comments

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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St Elmo’s Spicy Ones, Round Two feat. Urban Jungle Brewing

By Melanie Ross / September 21, 2021 / Comments Off on St Elmo’s Spicy Ones, Round Two feat. Urban Jungle Brewing

St Elmo’s Spicy Ones, Round Two feat. Urban Jungle Brewing Spicy Ones is back for round two! If you missed the first go-around, St Elmo Brewing has joined forces again with Spicy Boys Fried Chicken food truck to bring the HEAT. Last go around, host extraordinaire, John Gross, interviewed guests Michael Graham and Will Golden of Austin Beerworks. Round two promises to be an exciting night featuring Shannon Harris, diversity and inclusion advocate, The Brew […]

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Beer Necessities

Beer Necessities Austin Chapter’s 7th Anniversary

By Melanie Ross / September 19, 2021 / 0 Comments

“Beer is what brings us together, but the relationships are what make us stay.” | Sarah Eshelman, Beer Necessities Austin Founder Beer Necessities is a very casual group of Austin women and those that identify as such who get together to drink & discuss craft beer, making wonderful connections along the way. Established in September 2014, the group typically meets several times a month at various bars & breweries around Austin. Remember pre-COVID when meeting […]

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Central Texas at CBC 2021 In Photos

By David Kulczar / September 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Central Texas at CBC 2021 In Photos

Central Texas at CBC 2021 (In Photos) For the many Central Texas participants that I failed to capture while at the Conference, please contact us and share your photos.  Happy to add photos from anyone else that wants to share their experience at CBC 2021.

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Beer Art by Mike Kipp

By David Kulczar / August 19, 2021 / Comments Off on Beer Art by Mike Kipp

Beer Art by Mike Kipp   Mike Kipp is a beer enthusiast and avid Craft Beer Austin follower. He was recently inspired to create a series of 12 posters of different beer styles of the world for his local taproom in New Braunfels TX. These images are all original and depict various beer styles as humorous human-like portraits. In addition, he has completed posters for Faust Brewery in New Braunfels and Middleton Brewery in San […]

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Women in Beer | Stephanie Alaniz

By Pam Catoe / July 21, 2021 / 0 Comments

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 Stephanie Alaniz, beertender at Hold Out Brewing. Describe your average week. What are you responsible for? […]

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Women in Beer | Amanda Trimm

By Pam Catoe / July 14, 2021 / 0 Comments

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 Amanda Trimm, Co-owner of Barking Armadillo in Georgetown, Texas. Describe your […]

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Paige Martin Second Pitch Beer Co

Women in Beer | Paige Martin

By Pam Catoe / June 3, 2021 / 0 Comments

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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craft beer discrimination

The Craft Beer Industry’s Reckoning Over Sexual Abuse

By Pam Catoe / May 18, 2021 / Comments Off on 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 Jeremy Banas / April 15, 2021 / Comments Off on 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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