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:

B-52 – Rye Extra Pale Ale (K)
Bavik – Kwaremont Ale (K)
Brooklyn – Wild Horse Porter (K)
Buffalo Bayou – Black Raz Ale (B)
Buffalo Bayou – Ginger Citrus IPA (K)
Cerveceria Mexicana – Chocolate Stout The Necromancer (b)
Clown Shoes – Crasher in the Rye Imperial Stout (K)
Clown Shoes – Hoppy Feet 2.0 Black IPA (K)
Community – Barrel Aged Inspiration Belgian Dark Ale (b, K)
Cyclers – Palmares Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels (K)
Cyclers – Tourmalet Ale (K)
Destihl – Abbey’s Single Belgian Style Beer (c, K)
Destihl – Black Angel Stout (K)
Destihl – Hoperation Overload Double IPA (c, K)
Destihl – Wild Sour Series – Adambier German Style Sour Beer (B, K)
Einstok – Icelandic Toasted Porter (K)
Einstok – Icelandic White Ale (K)
Ensenada – Red Agave IPA (b)
Fish – Leavenworth Biers Premium Lager (b)
Fish – Leavenworth Biers Whistling Pig Hefeweizen (b)
Fish – Reel Ales Hodgson’s Double IPA (B)
Founders – Mosaic Promise Ale (K)
Four Bullets – Brown Ale (K)
Four Bullets – Red Ale (K)
Four Bullets – Pale Ale (K)
Four Corners – Heart O’Texas Red Ale (K)
Galveston Island – Ejection Seat Double IPA (B, K)
Goose Island – Halia (B, K)
Goose Island – My Shout Sparkling Ale (K)
Goose Island – Proprietor’s Bourbon County (B, K – it lists it as a can, but know it is a bottle)
Goose Island – Summer Ale (b, K)
Harpoon – 100 BBL Series – Trip 2014 Tuscan Pool Party (B)
Hops and Grain – Volumes of Funk: Blonde Ale (K)
Hops and Grain – Volumes of Funk: Sour Brown (K)
Hops and Grain – Volumes of Funk: Sour Pale (K)
Hops and Grain – Volumes of Funk: Sour PorterCulture (K)
Hops and Grain – Volumes of Funk: Hoppy Brett Pale Ale (K)
Independence – Redbud Berliner Weisse (c, K)
Karbach – Blood Orange Ale (K)
Karbach – ESB Ale (K)
Karbach – Irish Red Ale (K)
Karbach – Irish Stout Ale (K)
Karbach – Pilsner (K)
Karbach – Roggenbier (K)
Karbach – Staycation (c)
Karbach – Watermelon Wheat Beer (K)
Lakewood – Mole Temptress (B)
Leinenkugel’s – Big Eddy Royal Nektar (c, K)
Live Oak – Berliner Weisse (K)
Live Oak – Lichtenhainer (K)
Martin House – The Salty Lady (c)
New Belgium – Hop Kitchen Oatmeal IPA (K)
New Belgium – Trippel Ale (b, K)
No-Li – Big Bang Barleywine (B, K)
Odell – Stalwort Oak Aged Old Ale (K)
Odell – Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA (b, K)
Sierra Nevada – Scotch Style Ale (K)
Smoke’n Hops – Canyon Pale Ale (K)
Smoke’n Hops – Smoke’n Blonde (K)
Smoke’n Hops – Whirlaway IPA (K)
Southern Tier – 2XPresso (b, K)
Southern Tier – Right O Way IPA (b, K)
Southern Tier – Where the Helles Summer (b, K)
Stone – Enjoy By (b)
Strange Land – Alemannia Alt (K)
Strange Land – Athold Brose Scotch (K)
Strange Land – Bishopsgate Barleywine (K)
Strange Land – Tibicos (K)
Strange Land – Dewi Sant Braggot (K)
Strange Land – Entire Porter (K)
Strange Land – Ploughshare Saison (K)
Strange Land – Sanctum Dubbel (K)
Strange Land – The Last Gentleman Bourbon (K)
Tennent – Original Export Lager (b, C, K)
Urban Family – Citron Noir Dark Farmhouse (B)
Urban Family – Rustic Road (B)

TABC Brewery Approvals:

Bare Arms Brewing – Waco
SoCo Taphouse – San Angelo

A couple things to take from these releases:

Bare Arms Brewing – Waco will finally have a brewery. This has been in the works for some time now and it is much needed up there. This, along with one other brewery in the works, should be opening in the near future. I look forward to checking it out at some point.

Strange Land – If you have not had a chance to try some of their beers, do yourself a favor and check them out. They are making solid stuff already. They have a great looking (even if small) taproom that should be visited in South Austin.

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals March 16 2015

Independence – I have been wanting a local place to put out a Berliner Weisse or Gose in cans for a long time. It looks like we are one step closer to having that happen (well, along with Blue Owl, and Live Oak finally making a Berliner Weisse as well). It should be a good year for those of us who like those styles.

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals March 16 2015

Hops and Grain – The Volumes of Funk series has always been the first thing I grab when I hit up their taproom. Having them available around town will be even greater. Hopefully these are going into distribution (as opposed to just to festivals which is what some breweries get approvals for).

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals March 16 2015

Smoke’n Hops – They are a brewpub that is near Dripping Springs. Up until now, they have only sold on site. It is interesting that they are now getting label approvals. I had not heard them plan on distributing, so maybe we will get to see them at local bars now.

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals March 16 2015

Other happenings:

Red Horn Coffee House and Brewery opened their doors last week. They will not have their own beer on tap for the next month or so, but definitely check out the space if you are in the area. They have a tap wall with 40ish beers and great coffee.

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals March 16 2015

World of Beer on South Lamar officially opened their doors on Monday. It will be a great addition to that area. I am always happy with more options for beer.

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals March 16 2015
If you want to try some Big Bend Brewing beer, they are sponsoring a SXSW party at Stay Gold on 3/20. It is from 12-7. They will; also start distributing to Austin over summer.

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals March 16 2015

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals March 16 2015

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  1. Hi Andrew,

    Quick question — what’s the deal with the Goose Island – Proprietor’s Bourbon County? I’m used to these being released on Black Friday, so why do we see a TABC approval now?


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