A lot of beers showed up this week. I figure I should get some of the standard questions out of the way that I always seem to be asked when Jester King shows up.

Yes, they have sold this at the brewery some time back. No, they do not need label approval to sell beer to go from a brewpub. They only need label approval if it is going into distribution. No, this does not mean we will see “Shatrial” on shelves at WhichCraft next month. Why would they get label approval then? They get it to be able to have beer dinners, go to festivals and serve it, or just to have approval for whatever comes up. You can thank wonderful laws that we have in this state that make these things happen. On that note, feel free to support groups that fight the laws each session. Maybe if there weren’t AB-InBev/MillerCoors distributors funneling money into lobbyists that cause these laws to never change, I would not have to do these approvals each week.

Ok, now that I got that out of the way, I am going to go back right into it. Pinthouse Pizza. Yes, they are getting label approvals. Why? Because the laws make it so that if they brew one beer at one brewpub, they have to get a label approval to sell it at the other brewpub. And go through a distributor to get it to that brewpub. I am sure that makes logical sense to anyone reading this. I do not think I need to go into another thing about how stupid some of these laws are.

That is probably enough going on about how the current laws are quite crappy for local breweries. There are some good things on here, though, like Great Divide’s Barrel Aged Yeti and Ballast Point’s Peppermint Victory at Sea.

This week’s TABC Label Approvals:

K = Keg
B = Large format bottle
bb = 16oz format bottle
b = Small format bottle
c = Small format (12oz) can
cc = 16oz format can
C = Larger format can

Ballast Point – Coconut Victory at Sea (K)
Ballast Point – Peppermint Victory at Sea (B, K)
Belhaven – Speyside Oak Aged Blonde Ale (b)
Birra Del Borgo – Fragus (b)
Birra Del Borgo – Prunus (b)
Boston Beer Company – Illusive Traveler Grapefruit Shandy (c, cc, b)
Boston Beer Company – Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy (c, cc, b)
Boulevard – Early Riser Coffee Porter (b, K)
Branchline – Shady Oak Blonde Ale (c)
Branchline – Woodcutter Rye IPA (c)
Deep Ellum – Play Date (K)
Destihl – Wild Sour Series Blueberry Gose (K)
Destihl – Dosvidanya Russian Imperial Stout Rye Barrel (bb)
Destihl – The Duke of Normington Belgian (bb)
Dogfish Head – Fort Ale (b, K)
Freetail – Despertado de Manzanilla (B)
Goliad – Doppelbock (K)
Grapevine – The Master Imperial Coffee Stout (K)
Grapevine – The Apprentice Blackberry English Porter (K)
Great Divide – Barrel Aged Yeti (B)
Leinenkugel’s – India Pale Lager (b)
Jester King – Sherry Barrel Atrial Rubicite (b)
Jester King – Aurelian Lure (bb)
Jester King – Estival Dichotomous (B)
Jester King – Synthesis Analogous (B)
Jester King – Montmorency vs Balaton (bb)
Jester King – Cerveza de Tempranillo (bb)
Jolly Pumpkin – Noel de Calabaza (B)
Knee Deep – Breaking Bud (B)
Knee Deep – Citra Extra Pale Ale (B)
Knee Deep – Simtra Triple IPA (B)
Knee Deep – Hoptologist DIPA (B)
Lakefront – Extended Play Session IPA (K)
Lakefront – New Grist Ginger Style Beer (b)
Lone Pint – Zythophile Enigma (K)
Martin House – The Imperial Texan Double Red (c)
Martin House – River House Ale (c)
Martin House – Queen of Mist Ale (K)
Martin House – Pretzel Stout (c)
Martin House – Mind on my Money (c)
Martin House – Hibiscus Saison (c)
Martin House – Counter Clockwise Swirl Ale (c)
Martin House – Acheron Ale (K)
New Belgium – Citradelic Tangerine IPA (b, c, K)
New Belgium – Side Trip Belgian Style Pale (b, K)
Ninkasi – Expo 58 Belgian Style Golden Pale (b, B, K)
Noble Rey – Ice Bucket Pale Ale (K)
Noble Rey – Little Mans Complex Oatmeal Stout (K)
Pinthouse – 29er Double IPA (K)
Pinthouse – 27.5 IPA (K)
Pinthouse – Fully Awake Double IPA with Coffee (K)
Pinthouse – You Holdin’ Bro Double IPA (K)
Ranger Creek – Texas Bourbon Barrel Series Imperial Stout (B, K)
Saint Arnold – Icon Blue Coffee Porter (b, K)
Shannon – Double IPA (K)
Shiner – Birthday Beer Hoppy Pilsner (b, B, c, K)
Strange Land – Grand Cru MMXV Belgian Tripel (B, K)
Sweetwater – 420 Extra Pale Ale (c, cc, b)
Texas Big Beer – Adult Cream Soda (b, B, K)
Wild Acre – Soul Pleasure Southern Stout (c)
Wild Beer – Shnoodlepip (K)
Woodcreek – Bourbon Barrel Bock (K)
Woodcreek – Cotton Candy Ale (K)

Brewery Approvals:

Note: I have only been putting new brewery approvals here – anything that is just getting reapproved, I do not list. Along with this, any macro brewery that is approved, I do not put. An example of this would be things like a South Korean macro brewery.

(For TX breweries: B = Brewery, BP = Brewpub)

Friends and Allies – Austin (B)
MB3K Brewing – Port Aransas (BP)

Select Labels:

Label for Ballast Point Peppermint Victory at Sea Label for Boulevard Early Riser Label for Branchline Shady Oak Label for Branchline Woodcutter Label for Destihl Dosvidanya Label for Destihl Duke of Normington Lael for Freetail Manzilla LAbel for Great Divide Barrel Aged Yeti Label for Jolly Pumpkin Noel Label for Knee Deep Breaking Bud Label for Knee Deep Citra Pale Ale Label for Knee Deep Hoptologist Label for Knee Deep Simtra Triple IPA Label for Martin House Hibiscus Saison Label for Martin House Hibiscus Saison Label for Martin House Imperial Texan Label for Martin House Mind on Money Label for Martin House Pretzel Stout Label for Martin House River House Label for New Belgium Citradelic Label for Ninkasi Expo 58 Label for Ranger Creek Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout Label for Saint Arnold Coffee Porter Blue Label For Strange Land Grand Cru Label for Texas Big Beer Adult Cream Soda Label for Wild Acre Soul Pleasure

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