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. 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

Here are this week’s TABC Label releases:

Abita – Chili Pepper Seersucker Pilsner (K)
Abita – Fresh Hop Wrought Iron IPA (K)
Abita – Ginger Restoration Pale Ale (K)
Abita – Peach SOS Ale (K)
Atwater – Purple Gang Pilsner (b, K)
Atwater – Shaman’s Barrel Aged Porter (b, K)
Atwater – Traverse City Cherry Wheat (b, K)
Ayinger – Oktoberfest Marzen (b)
Beaded Eel – Funky Sour Mash Farmhouse (K)
Bitburger – Benedikitiner Helles Lager (C, K)
BJ’s – Brewhouse Blonde Kolsch Style Beer (K)
BJ’s – Hefeweizen Bavarian (K)
BJ’s – IPA 602 (K)
BJ’s – Red Irish Ale 602 (K)
BJ’s – Lightswitch Lager 602 (K)
BJ’s – Lightswitch Lager 616 (K)
BJ’s – Nutty Brewnette Brown (K)
BJ’s – Oasis Amber 602 (K)
BJ’s – Piranha Pale Ale (K)
BJ’s – PM Porter 602 (K)
BJ’s – PM Porter 616 (K)
BJ’s – Studio Session IPA (K)
BJ’s – Tatonka Imperial Stout 602 (K)
BJ’s – Tatonka Imperial Stout 616 (K)
Brash – Cali Green IPA (K)
Brash – EZ-7 Pale Ale (K)
Brash – Pussy Wagon IPA (K)
Brewdog – Jack Hammer IPA (K)
Bull Creek – Longhorn Blonde (b)
Collective Brewing Project – American Sour (bb, K)
Community – Public Enemy #1 American Wild Ale (K)
Destihl – Wild Sour Counter Clockwise Berliner Weisse (c)
Epic – Blue Law Porter (B, K)
Epic – Element 29 Pale Ale (b, K)
Epic – Hop Syndrome Lager (c, B, K)
Epic – Mid Mountain Mild Ale (B, K)
Freetail – Hopothesis Imperial IPA (B, K)
Freetail – Taproom Ale (K)
Freetial – Taproom Beer (K)
Freetail – Yo Soy Un Berliner (c, K)
Funkwerks – Dahlia Belgian Style Dark Ale (B, K)
Funkwerks – Quad Belgian Style Quad (B, K)
Galactic Coast – GPA Galactic Pale Ale (B, K)
Huff – Huffmeister (b)
Lakefront – Fixed Gear American Red Ale (K)
Nine Band – Cactus Cat Kolsch (c)
No Label – Bourbon Barrel Elda M Stout (K)
No Label – 5 Year Anniversary Ale (K)
No Label – Suburban Funk Cherry Sour (B, K)
No Label – TX/CO Honey Pecan Pale Ale (K)
Prarie – Okie Ale (b, K)
Revolver – Ironhead Ale (b)
Southern Star – Taproom Series 2522 (K)
TUPPs – Cotton Mill Gold (K)
TUPPs – McKinney Rye (K)
TUPPs – Northbound 75 (K)
TUPPs – Texas Shade (K)
TUPPs – IPA (K)
Uinta – Birthday Suit Sour Plum Abbey (B, K)

TABC Brewery Approvals:

Evil Twin – Gypsy brewery but for Connecticut
Stillwater Artisanal – Gypsy but for Connecticut
Loverbeer – Italy
Blue Point – New York (Another Anheuser Busch brand)
3 Nations – Farmer’s Banch
Ironsight – Cedar Park

A couple things to take from these releases:

Brash – Apparently there was some concerns that the TABC would not approve some of their beer names. Pussy Wagon was one of those, but apparently the TABC did approve of it. Brash should be hitting the Houston area in the near future, but it is good to see that they are starting to get their approvals. They should be making great things.

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 12 2015

Prairie – Okie Ale is the next in line for their barrel aged beers to hit TX. This time, it is a whiskey barrel aged imperial brown ale.

Prairie - Okie Ale

Evil Twin/Stillwater – Both are being brewed out of a brewery called Two Roads in Connecticut. While they do not brew every Evil Twin/Stillwater beer, they brew a large amount of them. I am just happy to have this option in TX and look forward to being able to purchase these.

Evil Twin Brewing

Local Labels Approved:

Liberty Hill Longhorn Blonde

Funkytown American Sour Red

Freetail Hopothesis

Freetail Berliner

Galactic Coast Brewing GPA

Huff Brewing Buffmeister

Cactus Cat Kolsch

Off Label Suburban Funk

Revolver Irinhead IPA

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 12 2015

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