Well, the obvious thing to start with here is that The Bruery is coming to Texas. Yes, this will also be in Austin and not just DFW (like Funkwerks, New Holland, AleSmith, etc). I have no real idea when it will show up as it still has to get label approvals to go through, so likely still at least a month out.

Next, I want to call out Abita on something. How do you make a beer called Shotgun Double IPA and put it in a bottle? Why would you not put that in a shotgunnable format of a can? I feel like you missed out on so much potential there.

Finally, Ballast Point is continuing releasing beers with fruits or other additions to their core lineup. If you have been going through these for the last couple of weeks, you would have noticed a lot of their base beers being approved again with things like pineapples, mangoes, peppermint, ginger, and now, watermelon. I am guessing this will be a new trend over the next year for a lot of breweries. Basically, make a solid beer and then throw different variations of fruit into it.

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

10 Barrel – Joe IPA (K)
10 Barrel – Pray for Snow Winter Ale (b, K)
11 Below – Color Bind Red IPA (c)
Abita – Shotgun Double IPA (B, K)
Alamo – Fiestaval Belgian Style White Ale (K)
Alaskan – Kicker Session IPA (K)
Alaskan – Freeride Pale Ale (K)
Atwater – VJ Black Imperial Stout (b)
Avery – Double D’s Barrel Aged Spiced Ale (b)
Avery – Fiel Al Estilo (b)
Backcountry – Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine (K)
Ballast Point – Watermelon Dorado Double IPA (b, c, K)
Ballast Point – Thai Chili Wahoo (B)
Bindlestick – Big Rock IPA (K)
BJ’s – Committed Double IPA (K)
Boston Beer Company – Samuel Adams Summer Ale (b)
Boulevard – Chocolate Ale with Raspberry (B)
Braindead – Blanche de Braindead (K)
Braindead – Centennial Smash IPA (K)
Braindead – 10th Anniversary Ale Brett IPA (K)
Breckenridge – Amber Rye IPA (b, K)
Breckenridge – Barrel Series 471 IPA Double IPA Simcoe (B, K)
Copperhead – Kangaroo Killer Pale Ale (b, K)
Copperhead – Stricker IPA (b, K)
Destihl – Wild Sour Series Kriek Belgian Style (K)
Firestone Walker – Unfiltered Double Barrel Ale (K)
Four Corners – Meat Fight Fire Box Scotch Ale (K)
Hanssans – Oudbeirje Lambic (b, K)
Karbach – Bourbon Barrel Hellfighter Imperial Porter w/ Chocolate (B)
Kinematic – Asceusion Double IPA (b, K)
Knee Deep – Beglo Hoptolgist DIPA (B, K)
Knee Deep – Wet Witee Belgian Style White (B)
Knee Deep – Midnight Hoppyness (B, K)
Laitlan – Kukko Pilsner (cc)
Leinenkugel’s – Watermelon Shandy (c)
Magic Hat – Wee Heavy Champ (cc, B, K)
New Belgium – Blue Paddle Pilsner (c, K)
New Belgium – 1554 Black Lager (c, K)
New Belgium – Session IPA (c, K)
New Belgium – Shift Pale Lager (c, cc, K)
New Belgium – Trippel (b, B, c, K)
New Belgium – Glutiny Golden Ale (b)
New Belgium – Glutiny Pale Ale (b)
No Label – Texas Praline Ale (K)
NXNW – Planet Caravan IPA (K)
Odell – St. Lupin Extra Pale Ale (b)
Odell – The Meddler Oud Bruin (B, K)
Oskar Blues – Hotbox Coffee Porter (K)
Panther Island – Here Comes Santa Czar Coffee Russian Imperial Stout (K)
Pinthouse Pizza – Burro’s Breakfast Mexican Lager (K)
Prairie – Ape Snake (B, K)
Revolver – Anthracite Stout (K)
Revolver – Sticky Pitch Stout (K)
Rogue – 6 Hop IPA (B, K)
Rogue – Cold Brew IPA (K)
Stone – Xocoveza Charred Mocha Stout (bb)
Uinta – Stompin Grounds Coffee Stout (B, 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)

The Bruery – California
Oskar Blues – Austin (B)

Select Labels:

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals January 29 2016-11 Below Color Blind TABC Label and Brewery Approvals January 29 2016-Abita shotgun double ipa atwater vj imperial avery double ds avery fiel al estilo backcountry barrel aged barleywine ballast point thai chili wahoo ballast point watermelon dorado boulevard chocolate ale with raspberries copperhead kangaroo killer copperhead stricker ipa karbach chocolate bbh kinematic ascension knee deep belgo hoptologist Knee Deep Midnight hoppyness knee deep wet wittee odell meddler oud bruin odell st lupulin oudbeitje prairie ape snake rogue 6 hop ipa Stone Charred Xocoveza TABC Label and Brewery Approvals January 29 2016-uinta stompin grounds coffee stout

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals January 29 2016

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