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:

3 Nations – GPA (c, K)
3 Nations – American Wit (c, K)
Adelbert’s – Castaway Blonde Ale (K)
Alpine (under Green Flash’s approval) – Duet IPA (B)
Alpine – Hoppy Birthday IPA (B)
Alpine – Nelson IPA (B)
Anchor – Double Liberty Ale (b, K)
Anchor – Summer Wheat (b, c, K)
Audacity – Boss Raptor IPA (K)
Audacity – Nemesis IPA (K)
Audacity – Lil D Ale (K)
Bayerischer Bahnhof Brau – Goseator Double Bock (K)
Big Sky – Pygmy Owl Itty Bitty IPA (c)
Birrificio Baladin – Le Baladin Barrel XYAUYU (bb)
Birrificio Baladin – Le Baladin Fume XYAUYU (bb)
Birrificio Baladin – Le Baladin XAYUYU (bb)
Black Sheep Brewery – Monty Python’s Holy Grail Black Knights (bb)
Blue Star – Dunkelhead (K)
Blue Star – Texican Lager (K)
Blue Star – Cinco Peso (K)
Brasserie BFM – BFM Le Salamandre (K)
Brasserie BFM – La Torpille (K)
Brasserie Du BOCQ SA – Du Bocq Saison (B)
BS Brewing – Mennonite Pale Ale (K)
Cedar Creek – Dankosaurus (c)
Circle – Fanny Pack Kolsch (K)
Cobra – Dawn of the Dank Imperial IPA (K)
De Glazen Toren – Zymatore Saison D’epre Mere (K)
Eggenberg – Doppelbock Dunkel (b)
Fish – Leacenworth Biers Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen (b)
Franconia – Rough Riders Red Beer (K)
Goliad – Redfish IPA (b)
Goose Island – Ten Hills Pale Ale (b)
Grapevine – Taproom Series #1 (K)
Grapevine – Taproom Series #2 (K)
Grapevine – Taproom Series #3 (K)
Grapevine – Taproom Series #4 (K)
Grapevine – Taproom Series #5 (K)
Grapevine – Taproom Series #6 (K)
Grapevine – Taproom Series #7 (K)
Grapevine – Taproom Series #8 (K)
Grapevine – Taproom Series #9 (K)
Grapevine – Taproom Series #10 (K)
Great Divide – Orabelle Belgian Style Tripel (c)
Great Divide – Showdown Rye IPA (b)
Great Divide – Claymore Scotch Ale (b, K)
Great Divide – Fresh Hop Pale Ale (K)
Great Divide – Nomad Pilsner (b, K)
Great Divide – Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout (B, K)
Het Anker – Lucifer Belgian Ale (B, c, K)
Hops and Grain – Dispensary Series Dry Hopped Pilsner (K)
Jester King – 2015 Hibernal Dichotomous (B)
Jester King – Boxer’s Revenge (B)
Karbach – Yule Shoot Your Eye Out (c)
L’Huyghe – Delirium Argentum 25 (B, K)
L’Huyghe – Delirium Tremens Ale (K)
Left Hand – Introvert IPA (K)
Magic Hat – Encore American Wheat IPA (b, K)
Magic Hat – Miss Bliss (b, K)
New Belgium – Long Table Farmhouse Ale (b)
Odell – Brombeere Blackberry Gose (b, K)
Odell – Barrel Thief Imperial IPA (B, K)
Odell – Oktoberfest Lager (K)
Oud Beersel – Oude Kriek Vieille (b, B)
Pyramid – India Red Ale (b, K)
Rahr & Sons – Azacca It To Me (K)
Redhook – Game Changer Session IPA (K)
Revolver – Anodyne Wheat Wine Ale (K)
Rogness – Sophina Sour Ale (K)
Seguin Brewing – Freedom Fiesta Ale (b, B, K)
Sierra Nevada – India Style Farmhouse Ale (K)
Sixpoint – Jammer Ale (c, K)
Stone – Stochasticity Project HiFi + LoFi Mixtape Ale (B, K)
Sunner – Kolsch Kellerbier (K)
Uncle Billy’s – Ace in the Hole Pale Ale (K)
Uncle Billy’s – Barton Springs Pale Ale (c)
Uncle Billy’s – Lazy Day Lager (c)
Uncle Billy’s – The Green Room IPA (c)
Wicked Beaver – Blood Eagle Viking Ale (b)

TABC Brewery Approvals:

Oak Highlands Brewery – Dallas
Whitestone Brewery – Cedar Park
Elysian (Anheuser Busch) – Seattle

A couple things to take from these releases:

Uncle Billy’s – Their widely announced new cans have been approved. They are putting out a couple of new recipes and are going to be having them in new 12oz cans. Look for them around town in the very near future.

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 28 2015 Uncle Billy's

Alpine – Since they are being brewed at Green Flash now (or some of it, at least), we will continue to see more approvals on them. We have already seen their kegs show up around town, and this time , we have approvals for bottles. I was originally told we would see them at the beginning of next year, but, since we are getting approvals already, I hope it will be much sooner.

Alpine Beer Co
Credit: Alpine Beer Co

Whitestone Brewery – This will be the fourth brewery in the Cedar Park area. This one goes along with Red Horn, Idle Vine, and Ironsight. They are hoping for a late summer, early fall opening.

Whitestone Brewery

Local Labels Approved:

Blood Eagle Viking Ale Uncle Billy's Green Room IPA Uncle Billy's Lazy Day Uncle Billy's Barton Pale Ale Freedom Fiesta Ale Jester King Dichotomus Jester King Boxers Revenge Karbach Yule Shoot Eye Out Redfish IPA Cedar Creek IPA Three Nations Brewing American Wit Three Nations Brewing GPA

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 28 2015

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