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. It is a way to see what beer will be coming into the Texas market before it shows up at your local bottle shop. 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 releases:

8th Wonder – Haterade (K)
8th Wonder – Morning After (K)
8th Wonder – Pharmhouse (K)
8th Wonder – French Toast (K)
Austin Beerworks – Beast Master Extra Pale Ale (K)
Austin Beerworks – Warmonger Extra Pale Ale (K)
Boston Beer – Sam Adams Black Harbor Stout (K)
Boston Beer – Rebel Rider Session IPA (b, K)
Boston Beer – Rebel Rouser Double IPA (b, K)
Bridgeport – Old Knucklehead Barleywine (B, K)
Clown Shoes – Date Night Belgian Style Saison (B)
Collective Brewing – Project Petite Golden (K)
Collective Brewing – Project Tropic Thunder (K)
Deschutes Brewing – Abyss 2014 (B, K)
Firestone Walker – XVIII Anniversary Ale (B)
Founders – CBS Stout (K)
Freetail – Bourbon Barrel Aged Local Coffee Stout (B, K)
Freetail – Local Coffee Stout (B, K)
Freetail – Tadarida Oscura Black IPA (B, K)
Galveston Island – Nightfall Dark Ale (K)
Great Divide – Barrel Aged Hibernation (B, K)
Last Stand – Belgian Style Pale Ale (K)
Last Stand – Pale Ale (K)
Last Stand – Porter Ale (K)
Leinenkugel’s – Ginger Shandy Weiss Beer (c)
Leinenkugel’s – Grapefruit Shandy Weiss Beer (b, c)
Martin House – Gateway Blonde Ale (b)
Martin House – IPA – Cellarman’s Reserve – Single Hop IPA Series (b)
Mateo & Bernabe – 29 Daniel Robust Porter (B)
Mateo & Bernabe – 7 Fermin Spanish Red Ale (B)
No-Li – Mosh Pit Tart Cherry (b, K)
Oskar Blues – Pinner Throwback IPA (K)
Prairie – Funky Gold Amarillo Dry Hopped Sour Ale (B, K)
Prairie – Limo Tint Milk Stout (K)
Saint Arnold – Session Beer (K)
Smuttynose – Gravitation Belgian Style Quad (B, K)
Smuttynose – Farmhouse Ale (B, K)
Stone – Cali-Belgique IPA (b)
Stone – Baird/Ishi/Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA (B, k)
Stone – Arrogant Bastard aged in Bourbon Barrels (b)
Summit – Mainbock Blonde Ale (c)
Summit – Oatmeal Stout Nitro (K)
Summit – Pilsener Bohemian Style (c)
Texas Ale Project – 50ft Jackrabbit IPA (K)

TABC Brewery Approvals:

Allen’s Landing Brewing Company (Houston)
Brasserie de L’Abbaye du Val-Dieu (Belgium)
Fetching Lab Brewing (Alvin)

A couple things to take from these releases:

Deschutes – Abyss: Well, finally. It has been released in most states already and it seemed like this approval was taking forever to show up here. Texas seems to always get Deschutes limited releases late to the market, so it really comes as no big surprise that it took this long. Hopefully, this means it will be on the shelves shortly.

Deschutes The Abyss 2014 Reserve - TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Jan 20 2015

Firestone Walker – XVIII: Hopefully you are prepared to hunt this one down. As usual, FW barrel beers are going to be in 6 bottle cases with usually each store only getting one. So, this will definitely be a harder bottle to find than most.

Firestone Walker - XVIII - TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Jan 20 2015

Founders – CBS: The Canadian Breakfast Stout finally got approved last week. They had their first official event fro it last week in Dallas, and it sounds like more events will be announced randomly over the next couple of weeks. Austin is getting some kegs of it, so there will be events happening here. The first one will be at Easy Tiger on February 23rd and 24th. This is a keg only release.
Also, these are the Austin tappings so far for CBS:

The Brass Tap- 2/9
Easy Tiger- 2/23 & 2/24
Draught House- 2/25

Founders - CBS - TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Jan 20 2015

Last Stand Brewing – They finally received label approvals for their kegs. They have had soft openings at their brewery (which is located near JK) but have not been able to send their beer out to anyone. So, this brewery should be starting to show up at bars around Austin in the near future.

Last Stand Brewing - TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Jan 20 2015


TABC Label and Brewery Approvals Jan 20 2015

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