This was an odd week for TABC approvals – not many came through and most that did were keg only. With that said, I am happy to see Pinthouse Pizza’s Electric Jellyfish on the list for kegs. I am hoping this means that we can see it at the north location of Pinthouse in the near future (easier for me to get to, so it is completely selfish reasons).
Since the label approvals have been somewhat slow, be sure to check out the newly opened Whitestone Brewing up in Cedar Park. They officially opened their doors around a week ago and should have 4-5 beers on tap by now. It should be a great addition to the scene up there.
Another local brewery that received TABC approval is Orf Brewing. They have been in the works for a number of years, and have been fighting ongoing permit/licensing issues, so it is good to see them finally receive that. They will be on the south side of Austin (near Independence).
As far as Austin goes, we should start seeing Knee Deep Brewing (from California) show up this month around town. They are known for making some great IPAs. For the rest of Texas, that likely won’t show up until later this year.
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
Boston Beer Company – Time Traveler Strawberry Shandy (b)
Boston Beer Company – Jack-O Traveler Pumpkin Shandy (cc)
Branchline – 3rd Anniversary Tripel (K)
Branchline – 3rd Anniversary Cherry Tripel (K)
Branchline – 3rd Anniversary Oak Aged Tripel (K)
Firestone – Nitro Merlin Milk Stout (K)
Firestone – Nitro DBA Double Barrel Ale (K)
JW Lees – Manchester Star Ale (bb, K)
JW Lees – Harvest Ale Matured in Sherry Casks (b, K)
JW Lees – Harvest Ale Matured in Calvados Casks (b, K)
JW Lees – Harvest Ale Matured Port Casks (b, K)
New Belgium – RyePA IPA (c)
NXNW – Parkside Sunbreak IPA (K)
Pinthouse Pizza – 700C Wit (K)
Pinthouse Pizza – 26 Pale Ale (K)
Pinthouse Pizza – Blunderbuss Bock (K)
Pinthouse Pizza – Electric Jellyfish IPA (K)
Pinthouse Pizza – Jib Cutter Craft Lager (K)
Sierra Nevada – Blizzicane Bock (K)
Sixpoint – Resin Ale (K)
Sweetwater – 420 Extra Pale Ale (K)
Twin Peaks – Dirty Blonde America White Ale (b)
Note: I have only been putting new brewery approvals here – anything that is just getting re approved, 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)
Orf Brewing – Austin (B)
Battered Boar Brewery – Oklahoma