There is a lot going on this week with TABC label approvals. I will start with The Bruery. We are getting the first batch of their approvals showing up. I think this will give us an good idea of what we can expect to see in Texas – which is a bunch of solid beers. Tart of Darkness will always be a favorite, but we are also getting So Happens It’s Tuesday, which is a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout. The Bruery puts out some great barrel aged beers, so this one will be worth hunting down.
Austin Beerworks with another can. This is a good sign of things to come, by the way. The first one of their new “seasonal” releases is Bloodwork Orange, which is a Blood Orange IPA. It has been on in their taproom off and on for some time. They have been hinting at Sputnik in cans for a bit now, and I fully expect it to fall under this series next fall/winter.
Backcountry Brewery from Colorado, and now Rowlett, Texas. These are their first cans that they have received approval for from the “new” brewery in Rowlett (it opened a month or so ago….they took over the old Firewheel Brewing when they shut down). I have yet to have any of their beers but have heard good things about them. I would expect to see them make it down to Austin eventually, but not at the very beginning.
Deschutes, after many months of delays, finally has label approval for both their Rye Whisky and Cognac barrel aged Abyss beers. When they do show up, expect it to be very limited and likely the people who have jobs that allow them to hunt beer during the day (or no jobs at all) to get these. Which means I probably will not see them at all.
A quick note, for consistency reasons, I am now listing which brewery the beers are made at for all of them. This will not factor into most of the approvals but for 5% of them. Basically, beers from Magic Hat are made at a place called Independent Brewers, which I assume is just some contract facility in the Northeast. Prairie is made from Krebs Brewing in Oklahoma. So, instead of listing it as Prairie – Flare, it will show up as Krebs Brewing – Prairie Artisan Flare. The reason I am doing this is just so everyone can know exactly what brewer is making the beer that is coming into TX.
One last side note – on most of the Karbach can approvals, there are just minor revisions in the cans. I didn’t put the images up because there really was not any noticeable differences on them.
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
11 Below – Big Mistake (K)
Alaskan – Smash Galaxy Double IPA (B)
Atwater – Tunnel Ram (b, K)
Atwater – Corktown Rye IPA (b, K)
Austin Beerworks – Bloodwork Orange (c)
Austin Beerworks – Bayeux Road (K)
Ausitn Beerworks – Rainbow in the Dark Black IPA (K)
Austin Beerworks – Red Snapper Kettled Sour (K)
Avery – Lunctis Viribus Barrel Aged Sour
Backcountry – Pale Ale (c, K)
Backcountry – Double IPA (c, K)
Backcountry – Amber (c, K)
Backcountry – Imperial Saison (K)
Branchline – Paddy O’Pounder Irish Red Ale (K)
Brasserie Cantillon – Classic Gueuze (B, K)
Brasserie De Silly – Stupid Silly Sour (K)
Bruery – So Happens It’s Tuesday (B, K)
Bruery – Mischief (B, K)
Bruery Terreux – Tart of Darkness (B, K)
Bruery Terreux – Saison Rue (B)
Bruery Terreux – Imperial Cabinet (B, K)
Cobra – Betty Whyte (K)
Deschutes – The Abyss Cognac (B)
Deschutes – The Abyss Rye (B)
Deschutes – Pub Specialty India Red Ale (b)
Four Corners – Noble Cock Belgian Quad (c, K)
Hermitage – Baseball Beer Spring Training (bb)
Hops and Grain – 78702 Ale (c)
Independent Brewers – Magic Hat Agave Ale (b)
Ivanhoe – Knights Latte Ale (c)
Ivanhoe – Dizzy Blonde (c)
Jolly Pumpkin – Sea Buckthorn Fandango (B)
Jolly Pumpkin – North Peak Sinuous (b)
Karbach – Love Street Kolsch (c)
Karbach – Rodeo Clown (c, cc)
Karbach – Hopadillo (c)
Karbach – Weisse Versa Wheat (c)
Karbach – Weekend Warrior (c)
Karbach – Sympathy for the Lager (c)
Krebs Brewing – Prairie Artisan Flare (b)
Krebs Brewing – Prairie Artisan Funky Gold Simcoe (bb, K)
Lagunitas – Waldos’s Special Ale (K)
Lagunitas – High Westfield Imperial Coffee Stout (B, K)
Left Hand – Ambidextrous Old Ale (K)
Lone Pint – Undead Head Ed Ghost Chile Porter (B)
North Coast – Old Stock 2014 Cellar Reserve Rye Whiskey Barrels (bb)
North Coast – Old Stock 2014 Cellar Reserve Wheat Whiskey Barrels (bb)
Rabbit Hole – Bluebonnet 29 Pro Amber Ale (K)
Rabbit Hole – Ryteuous Knight Ale (K)
Rogue – Cold Brew IPA (B)
Stone – Old Guardian 2016 Dry Hopped with Pekko Hops (B, K)
Strange Land – Ebulon Strong Ale with Elderberries (B, K)
Uncle Billy’s – Lazy Day Lager (c)
Whitestone – Long Gone Blonde (K)
Whitestone – Konverter Kolsch (K)
Whitestone – Siesta Saison (K)
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)
Adelbert’s – Austin (BP) – Basically them switching to a brewpub license so they can sell to go.
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