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 – Bourbon Street Maple Pecan (B, K)
Alaskan – Cran-Spruce Ale (b)
Anchor – California Uncommon Ale (K)
Avery – Fortuna Barrel Aged Sour (b)
Avery – Tectum El Elix Barrel Aged Sour (b)
Avery – Raspberry Sour Ale (B, K)
Avery – Insula Multos Collibus Barrel Aged (b)
B-52 – IPL (K)
Ballast Point – Three Sheets Barleywine (K)
Ballast Point – Pescadero Pilsner (K)
Bearded Eel – Mu IPA (K)
Bearded Eel – Pretty Fly Gose (K)
BJ’s – Blonde Kolsch Style Beer (K)
BJ’s – Harvest Hefeweizen Bavarian (K)
BJ’s – IPA 616 (K)
BJ’s – Red Irish Stout (K)
BJ’s – Brewnette American Style Brown (K)
BJ’s – American Brown (K)
BJ’s – Oasis Amber Ale (K)
BJ’s – Piranha Pale Ale (K)
Black Star Co-Op – Insubordinate Dockhand (K)
Black Star Co-Op – Rebellious Dockhand (K)
Boulevard – The Calling IPA (K)
Boulevard – Imperial Stout X Aztec Chocolate Stout (B)
Branchline – River Bend Pale Ale (B)
Brewery Ommegang – Ommegang Adoration (b)
Brewery Ommegang – Ommegang Glimmerglass (b)
Buffalo Bayou – Smoke on the Bayou Bourbon Barrel Aged (B)
Elevation – Apis IV Honey Quad (b)
Freetail – Cask Ale (K)
Green Flash – Citra Session IPA (b)
Green Flash – Segal Ranch Session IPA (b, B, K)
Halve Maan – Straffe Hendrik Quad (b, K)
Hops and Grain – Dispensary Series – Dry Hopped Imperial IPA (K)
Hops and Grain – Dispensary Series – Dry Hopped Red Ale (K)
Hops and Grain – Dispensary Series – Dry Hopped Porter Ale (K)
Hops and Grain – Dispensary Series – Dry Hopped Pale Ale (K)
Hops and Grain – Dispensary Series – Dry Hopped IPA (K)
Hops and Grain – Volumes of Funk: Oak-Aged Strong Ale (K)
Hops and Grain – Volumes of Funk: Oak-Aged Stout Ale (K)
Hops and Grain – Volumes of Funk: Oak-Aged Barleywne Ale (K)
Lakewood – French Quarter Temptress (B)
Left Hand – Introvert IPA (b)
Magic Hat – Irish Style Red Ale (b, K)
Magic Hat – Lucky Kat IPA (b, K)
Mercury – Muffin Top Beligan Style Tripel (B)
Mercury – Clown Shoes Pierre Ferrand Billionaire (B, K)
Nine Band – Ghost Cow Oktoberfest (K)
Nine Band – Toad Choker Barleywine (K)
No Label – Forbidden Lavender Ale (b)
Oskar Blues – Brewhouse Special Ale (K)
Perdenales – Lobo Negro (c)
Prairie – Pirate Noir (b)
Pyramid – Red Pale Ale (b, K)
Rahr and Sons – Visionary Brew – Imperial Smoked Lager (B)
Shmaltz – He’Brew She’Brew Triple IPA (B, K)
Shmaltz – He’Brew Wishbone Session Double IPA (b, K)
Shmatlz – Bock Bock Imperial American Bock (B, K)
Spoetzl – Shiner Strawberry Blonde (b, B, K)
Stone – Ruination Double IPA 2.0 (b)
Sweetwater – Hop Hash Infused Double IPA (b, K)
Sweetwater – Happy Ending Imperial Stout (b, K)
Sweetwater – Georgia Brown Ale (b, K)
Sweetwater – Spinnerbait Belgian Style Red (b, K)
Sweetwater – IPA (b, c, K)
Town in City – City Amber (K)
Town in City – White Linen IPA (K)
Weihenstephan – Vitus Weizenbock (b)

TABC Brewery Approvals:

None this week.

A couple things to take from these releases:

Avery – They continue to give us a bunch of their barrel aged releases. These are all going to be good based on their last releases, and likely will be limited. All I can say is that they will be worth getting.

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 19 2015 Avery Brewing

Hops and Grain – Looks like they will be starting a new series of beer called the Dispensary Series. I have heard that they were going to start limiting the use of the Greenhouse Series name now that they were canning it as an IPA (if you had been in their taproom, they often had other beers under the name of Greenhouse). Along with this, for those who have not heard, Alt and Pale Dog are becoming seasonals.

Hops & Grain

Local Labels Approved:

BBCo River Bend

Buffalo Bayou Smoke on the Bayou

Lakewood French Quarter Temptress

Nola Brewery Forbidden Lavender

Pedernales Brewing Lobo Negro

Rahr & Sons Lobo Negro

Shiner Strawberry Blonde

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 19 2015

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