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
bb = 16oz format bottle
b = Small format bottle
c = Small format (12oz) can
C = Larger format cans
This week’s TABC Label releases:
Breckenridge – Belgian Style Pale Ale Mountain Series (b)
Clown Shoes – Mango American Kolsch
Founders – Nitro Centennial IPA (K)
Founders – Nitro Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale (K)
Founders – Nitro Rubaeus Ale (K)
Goose Island – Goose Autumn Ale (b, K)
Hops & Grain – Stay Hoppy IPA (K)
Oasis – MetaModern Session IPA (K)
Oasis – Negroni (K)
Oasis – Old Fashioned (K)
Oasis – Pub Series: Early Morning Shakes (K)
Oasis – Pub Series: He-Man Session Hater IPA (K)
Royal Jamaican – Alcoholic Ginger Beer (b)
Victory – Dirtwolf (K)
Victory – Festbier (K)
Victory – Headwaters Ale (K)
Victory – Summer Love Ale (K)
Victory – Winter Cheers (K)
TABC Brewery Approvals:
Mad Pecker Brewing – San Antonio.
A couple things to take from these releases:
Again, not many this week on the Monday approvals. I am cautiously optimistic that more may come through later this week based on last week’s approvals.
Oasis Texas Brewing Company – He-Man Session Hater IPA coming in at above 6%? Looks like Oasis is trying something new with this IPA. Considering how great MetaModern is, I can only hope a full strength IPA from them will be equally as good.
Almost no new label art on this update, but here are the few that were.