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State’s Largest Festival Devoted to Texas Craft Beer Goes Virtual Friday, November 13

Normally we would have gathered hoards of Texans in East Austin’s Fiesta Gardens to celebrate the state’s largest beer event focused exclusively on Texas-brewed independent craft beer; however, this year you can still join in the fun and help #SaveTexasBreweries by grabbing your favorite Texas beers and heading straight for your couch!

“We may not be gathering with a few thousand brewers and craft beer fans in East Austin this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t come together online to celebrate community and craft,” Texas Craft Brewers Guild Executive Director Charles Vallhonrat said. “To say 2020 has been a tough year for Texas’s small and independent brewers would be a big understatement, but one of the bright spots has truly been the way Texans have rallied to support small businesses and Save Texas Breweries during these unprecedented times.”

A “pay what you can” donation to the Texas Craft Brewers Guild will get fans access to a one-night-only virtual event hosted on the interactive, video-based Hopin platform. The event takes place on November 13th from 5:30-9:00 pm and includes breweries’ virtual festival booths featuring exclusive content and interactive chats, along with timely panel discussions around innovation and adaptation during COVID-19 and how to champion community causes. Part of the event also celebrates the 2020 Great American Beer Festival Texas medal winners and more.

“One of the best parts of Texas Craft Brewers Festival is getting to discover and experience new breweries from across the state—including the opportunity to actually meet the brewers,” Vallhonrat said. “Rather than a traditional livestream event with a single feed, we want attendees to be able to chart their own course and hop around to all the different festival booths to have those casual conversations and get a peek inside the breweries. It’s kind of like the “choose your own adventure” of virtual events.”

Here’s how craft beer fans can join the fun:

  1. Make a donation to the Texas Craft Brewers Guild to secure entry to the Hopin event.

  2. Use the Texas Craft Brewers Guild’s Texas Brewery Explorer app to find a local, independent brewery near you and pick up some Beer-To-Go! (While you’re at it, don’t forget to stamp your digital passport.)

  3. Grab one of those beers + your laptop or smartphone and join us from your couch for Texas Craft Brewers Festival <Online> Friday, November 13th.

Participating Breweries include:

4th Tap Brewing | Austin, TX

Armadillo Ale Works | Denton, TX

Battlehops Brewing | Katy, TX

Black Laboratory Brewing | San Antonio, TX

Brew Monkey Beer Company | San Antonio, TX

Circle Brewing Co. | Austin, TX

Compadre Brewing | Pflugerville, TX

Eureka Heights Brew Co | Houston, TX

Freetail Brewing Co. | San Antonio, TX

Galveston Bay Beer Company | Dickinson, TX

Ghost Note Brewing | Brewery in Planning – Dripping Springs, TX

Good Line Beer Co | Brewery in Planning – Lubbock, TX

Hops & Grain Brewing | Austin, TX

Hold Out Brewing | Austin, TX

Hopfusion Ale Works | Fort Worth, TX

Infamous Brewing Company | Austin, TX

Live Oak Brewing Co. | Austin, TX

Oak Highlands Brewery | Dallas, TX

Oddwood Ales | Austin, TX

Peticolas Brewing Company | Dallas, TX

Pondaseta Brewing Co. | Amarillo, TX

Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co. | Cedar Park, TX

Roughhouse Brewery | San Marcos, TX

Saint Arnold Brewing Company | Houston, TX

San Gabriel River Brewery, Inc | Liberty Hill, TX

TUPPS Brewery | Mckinney, TX

Urban Jungle Brewing | Brewery in Planning – Central TX

Vallensons’ Brewing Company | Pearland, TX

Vista Brewing | Driftwood, TX

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