TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Jan 20 2015

On most weeks, TABC releases Label and Brewery approvals that have been approved for sale in Texas. Every beer that is sold in Texas has to go through this process before you can see it on store shelves. This is a way to see what beer will be coming into the Texas market before it shows up at your local bottle shop or craft beer bar. The time frame between showing up on the label approval list and hitting the shelves could be anywhere from a day to a couple of months out.

The same can be said for breweries. The brewery approvals tend to be even further out. Every brewery sold in Texas has to go through the same process to get approved by the TABC. Once they do this, they can then get labels approved.

I only include craft beer labels that have been approved.

After each label, I have indicated what they have been approved to sell in. They are as follows:

K = Keg
B = Large format bottle
b = Small format bottle
c = Small format (12oz) can
C = Larger format cans

Here are this week’s TABC Label releases:

Audacity – Black Widow Imperial Chocolate Stout (K)
Audacity – Bullet Proof Pale Ale (K)
Audacity – Fry St Threesome Ale (K)
Ballast Point – Barmy Apricot Ale (K)
Ballast Point – Copper Ale (K)
Bearded Eel – Purple Unicorn Farmhouse Wit IPA (K)
Big Sky – Moose Drool (K)
Big Sky – Trout Slayer Wheat Ale (K)
Bindlestick – Candy Mountain IPA (K)
Bindlestick – Chimney Stack Pale (K)
Bindlestick – Monkey Wagon Amber (K)
Bindlestick – Pullman Porter (K)
Brouwerij Martens – Boot Tread Belgium Amber (b)
Boston Beer – Samuel Adams Longshot Dark Night in Broo (b, K)
Boston Beer – Samuel Adams Longshot Raspy’s Robust Porter (b, K)
Boston Beer – Samuel Adams Longshot Smokehouse Rauchbier (b, K)
Boston Beer – Samuel Adams Oaked Dunkel (K)
Boston Beer – Samuel Adams Pigs in a Blanket (K)
Boston Beer – Samuel Adams Potbelly Porter (K)
Boston Beer – Samuel Adams The Sphinx (K)
Brazos Valley – The Cause IPA (c)
Buffalo Bayou – Rotundone (B, K)
De Proef – Sour Barrel #2 Belgian Ale (K)
Destihl – Abbey’s Single Belgian Style (c)
Destihl – Vertex IPA (c)
Elevation – Raspberry Gulch Imperial Saison (B, K)
Goose Island – Gillian Belgian Style Farmhouse (B, K)
Humperdinks – Big Horn Hefeweizen (K)
Humperdinks – Big Red IPA (K)
Humperdinks – Bock Beer (K)
Humperdinks – Buttface Amber (K)
Humperdinks – Disorder Porter (K)
Humperdinks – Juan Moore Light Beer (K)
Humperdinks – McMurray Stout Beer (K)
Humperdinks – Texas Blonde Beer (K)
Kazematten – The Wipers Times (b, B)
Lagunitas – Equinox Ale (B, K)
Lazy Magnolia – 10 Anniversary Ale (B, K)
Lazy Magnolia – Lazy Saison Pale Belgian Style Wheat (b, K)
Martin House – Black Camo (K)
Martin House – Christmas in July Ale (K)
Martin House – Juice Grapefruit Session IPA (K)
Martin House – Wine Barrel Aged Salty Lady (K)
North Coast – Old Rasputin (K)
North Coast – Pranqster (B)
North Coast – Red Seal Ale (b)
North Coast – Scrimshaw Pilsner (K)
Odell – French [Hop] Connection Saison Ale (K)
Prairie – Prairie Gold (BBBBB*)
Prearis – Grand Cru aged in Cognac Barrels (b)
Rahr & Sons – Blonde Munich Style Helles Lager (c)
Ranger Creek – Oatmeal Pale Ale (b)
Rogue – Good Chit Pilsner (B, K)
Smuttynose – Smuttlabs Smoked Peach Short Weisse Berliner Style (b, K)
Southerleigh – Darwinian IPA (K)
Southerleigh – Gold Export Lager (K)
Southerleigh – Slang (K)
Southerleigh – Texas Uncommon Ale (K)
St. Bernardus – Abt 12 Oak Aged Belgian Abbey (B)
Uncle Billy’s – Barton Springs Pale Ale (K)
Verdi – Rosa Sputmante (B)
Victory – Moving Parts 04 IPA (B)
Wasatch – Provo Girl Pilsner (b, K)

*BBBBB – I figured it needed a special note on this one. These are for 2.38 Gallon and 0.79 Gallon bottles.

TABC Brewery Approvals:

No approvals this week. Last week’s article came late in the week, which cause no approvals for this article.

A couple things to take from these releases:

Bindlestick – Finally they are fully approved. They have been opening on random Saturdays over the last month or two. They are located in Leander, but you need to RSVP before you head out. They are fairly good about posting all that info on their twitter/facebook, so be sure to give them a follow and head out to their brewery. Or, you may see them on tap around town very shortly now.

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 13 2015

Prairie – Well, people went crazy over Jester King’s large format (1.5L) beer. Just to be outdone by Prairie’s even larger bottle. 2.38 Gallons equals to 9L of beer. That equals to roughly 25 cans of 12oz beers. I would say that you would see this on your store’s shelves, but I am guessing it will be very limited and very expensive. Maybe a good beer for New Years Eve….in 8 months.

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 13 2015 Prairie

Southerleigh – Southerleigh has quietly opened in San Antonio in the last month. It is a new brewpub located in the revitalized Pearl Brewery district. If you make it down to San Antonio, I have only heard good things about this place and the people working there. It is on my near future hit list. Also, if you are in the area, The Granary, another brewpub, is a block away.


Local Labels Approved:

After last week, I figured I would start a section just showing some of the Texas bottle/can labels approved. I may not include all of them each time, but some of the new ones that are coming out.

The Cause IPA


Rahr & Sons Prost Y'all

Ranger Creek OPA


TABC Label and Brewery Approvals April 13 2015

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