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:
Alltech’s – Kentucky Old Fashioned Barrel Ale (b, K)
Audacity – Sunset Ale (K)
Austin Beerworks – Spud Light Potato Lager (K)
Brassarie Dupont – Avec Les Bons Voeux (B, K)
Breckenridge – Farmhouse Ale (K)
Ensenada – Horchata Porter (b)
Four Corners – Boogie Woogie Golden Ale (K)
Helm’s – Wicked as Sin Rye IPA (B)
Huyghe Brewery – Deliria (b, B, K)
Huyghe Brewery – Delirium Red Belgian Ale (b, B, K)
La Socarrada – Premium Gastro Ale (b, B)
Lakewood – Cherry Temptress Imperial Sweet Stout (K)
Middleton – Black Lab Porter (B)
Middleton – Easy Rider Pale Ale (B)
Middleton – Saison (B)
NXNW – Misty Mountain Hop American Red Ale (K)
NXNW – Parkside Porchtime Pilsner (K)
Pinthouse Pizza – Jaguar Shark Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Dry Irish Stout (B)
Rogue – Sriracha Hot Stout (B, K)
Sierra Madre – Ocho Reales IPA (b, c)
Sierra Madre – Ocho Reales Imperial Ale (b, c)
Sixpoint – Beast Mode (c, K)
Sixpoint – Abigale Ale (c, K)
Smuttynose – Kindest Find Imperial Red Ale (B, K)
Stone – Ruination Double IPA 2.0 (B, K)
Texas Ale Project – Somethin’ Shady Ale (K)
Texas Ale Project – 50 Ft Jackrabbit IPA (K)
Texas Ale Project – Fire Ant Funeral Ale (K)
Texas Ale Project – Naked Truth Ale (K)
Uncle Billy’s – Lazy Day Lager (K)
TABC Brewery Approvals:
4th Tap – Austin
Brasserie McAuslan (Biere St. Ambroise) – Canada
Backcountry Brewery – Colorado
A couple things to take from these releases:
4th Tap – 4th Tap is going to be the first(?) Co-op production brewery in the US. I may have to check my facts on that, but the last I heard, that was true. They have a location in North Austin near Adelbert’s. Look for an opening over the summer months.
Pinthouse Pizza – Bottles? Of Jaguar Shark? Yes. Please. That is all.
Sixpoint – Abigale is an old recipe that they “crafted” back in 1999. It is a Abbey Ale recipe that has been collecting dust for quite some times. It is now approved to sell in Texas in nice 6 packs. Should be good from all that I hear.
Local Labels Approved:
Here are some of this week’s local labels.