Independence Brewing Co. Celebrates ‘18 Years of Hauling Beers’ With State Fair Style Party  October 22

3913 Todd Ln #607, Austin, Texas 78744

Photo courtesy of Independence Brewing Co.
This Saturday, Independence Brewing Co. is celebrating 18 years of “hauling beers” with a free carnival-style event from 3 to 10 pm. “We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our 18th year in business than by doing what we do best — making great beer,” said Amy Cartwright, co-founder, and President of Independence Brewing Co. “We’ve always been a team of independent thinkers and drinkers, and as such, we’re constantly innovating. We’re excited to share some of our latest creations at the party alongside some old favorites.”
As a female brewery founder, Cartwright has always been passionate about helping young women break into the industry and make careers out of beer.
As a bonus, Independence Brewing Co.will donate proceeds from its October 22 18th Anniversary Celebration to the Pink Boots Society, which was created to assist, inspire and encourage women and non-binary individuals in the fermented/alcoholic beverage industry to advance their careers through education.

Be sure to pre-register (via this link) to reserve their anniversary glass and anniversary t-shirt while supplies last. More event details are listed below:


  1. Bootlegger Brown Ale

  2. Barrel-aged Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout

  3. Strawberry Kolsch

  4. Hoppy Pale Ale

  5. Cowboys From Helles

  6. Pumpkin Spice Lager

  7. Mexican Lager

  8. Grapefruit Stash IPA

  9. Stash IPA dry-hopped with experimental hops

  10. Native Texan Pilsner dry-hopped with Strata

  11. Native Texan Pilsner with key lime and salt

  12. Tangerine Redbud

  13. Prickly Pear Chamoy Redbud with Yellowbird’s Plum Reaper

Delta 8 and 9 Sparkling Waters (Non-alcoholic, 0.0% alc/vol)

  1. Delta 8 — Orange Aperol

  2. Delta 8 —  Yuzu Tangerine

  3. Delta 8 — Blueberry Maqui

  4. Delta 8 — Cucumber Gin

  5. Delta 9 — Flavor TBA (Independence’s first Delta 9 water)

A robust lineup of unique fried foods will accompany the 18 brews along with carnival staples like popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones. Fried selections include:

  • Fried Oreos

  • Fried Twinkies

  • Fried Waffles

  • Fried Pumpkin Spice Beignets

  • Fried Spam Musubi

  • Fried Sushi (no raw fish)

All culinary offerings will be prepared by onsite food truck Hajima Street Kitchen, which specializes in Korean street food. Native Texan Beer Brat Corndogs and Stash Smash Burgers will also be served for those who prefer a heartier option.

“It wouldn’t feel like a state fair without some classic carnival games,” said Nick Hiller, Marketing Director for Independence Brewing Co. “We’ll have a beer bottle ring toss, balloon darts, toilet seat horseshoes, chicken s**t bingo, and a stein-hoisting contest. We’re gearing up for this to be one of the biggest celebrations we’ve had in the last several years.”

Since 2004, Independence Brewing Co, has grown from a small mom, pop, and dog operation into one of the largest, most beloved craft breweries in Texas. The company now employs a team of 30+ staff members and produces more than 20,000 barrels each year. Independence’s core lineup of beers includes: Stash IPA, Native Texan Pilsner, Austin Amber, Power & Light Session IPA, Redbud Berliner Weisse, Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout, and the brewery’s newest beer Twine Time Hazy Pale Ale. These beers and several seasonal and limited releases can be enjoyed in a laid-back, industrial-style tasting room with views of the beer-making process set to live music from local musicians.

“These past 18 years have been full of ups, downs, challenges, and rewards,” said Cartwright. “But this brewery would not be the same without its incredible community of independent thinkers and drinkers. We’re excited to gather with everyone on October 22 so we can celebrate the past, enjoy the present, and look forward to Independence’s continued success in the future. Cheers to 18 years!”

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