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:

Adelbert’s – Whimsical Hibiscus Saison Ale (K)
Alaskan – Azacca Pale Ale (b, K)
Anchor – Liberty Ale (c)
Atwater – Conniption Double IPA (b, K)
Atwater – Detroit Pale Ale (b, K)
B-52 – American Wit (K)
Brooklyn – I Wanna Rye-It (K)
Buffalo Bayou – Great Blue Buffalo Ale (K)
Buffalo Bayou – Mud Turtle Ale (B, K)
Damm – Daura Marzen (b)
Deep Ellum – Neato Bandito (c, K)
Deep Ellum – Wealth & Taste (B)
Deschutes – Jubel 2015 Ale (B, K)
Destihl – Wild Sour Series – Lynnbrook Raspberry Sour Ale (c, K)
Fetching Lab – Breaktime Wheat Ale (K)
Fetching Lab – Scratch Batch Ale (K)
Fetching Lab – Teumessian Fox Pale Ale (K)
Horny Goat – Archer Apple Brown Ale (bb)
Horny Goat – Black Vanilla IPA (bb)
Horny Goat – Brownie Flavored Porter (bb)
Horny Goat – Tango Delta Tangerine IPA (b, bb)
Horny Goat – Wiscon-zin IPA (bb)
Ivanhoe – Ivanhopa Ale (K)
Ivanhoe – Knight’s Latte Ale (K)
Ivanhoe – Pale Ale (K)
Jolly Pumpkin – IO Saison Ale (B)
Kazematten – The Wipers Time (K)
Lakefront – Extended Play Session IPA (b)
Lakewood – Hopochondria Session IPA (K)
Maui – Kihei Kolsch (c, K)
Mission – Hard Root Beer (K)
New Holland – Mad Hatter Midwest IPA (b, K)
Nine Band – Ghost Cow Oktoberfest (c)
Nine Band – Hoop Snake Hefeweizen (c)
Nine Band – June Bug Summer Wheat (c)
Nine Band – Pale Ale (c)
Old Omen – Blonde Ale (K)
Old Omen – Sam Houston Ale (K)
Panther Island – Cannonball Scottish Strong Ale (K)
Panther Island – IPFN’A Imperial IPA (K)
Sierra Nevada – Kellerweis (b)
Sierra Nevada – Porter (b)
Sierra Nevada – Stout West Coast Style (b)
Texas Ale Project – Horizontal Ale (K)
Texas Beer Refinery – Husky Irishman Dry Stout (K)
Texas Beer Refinery – Peanut Butter Blonde (K)
Unibroue – Ephemere Pear (B, K)
Victory – Moving Parts 04 IPA (K)

TABC Brewery Approvals:

Central City Brewing – Vancouver area
Aquabrew – San Marcos
Braman Brewing – Richmond, TX
Mahrs-Brau Bamberg – Germany

A couple things to take from these releases:

Aquabrew – A San Marcos brewpub that has been in the works for some time finally received their license to start brewing. They recently bought all of their equipment for the brewpub and are hoping for a September opening date for the downtown San Marcos location. Expect a gastropub, beer garden with a large patio, and live music.

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 5 2015

Nine Band – This DFW based brewery recently opened with their core beers. Now, it appears, they do plan on canning and getting them more into distribution. I doubt we will see them in the Austin area anytime soon, so if you take a trip up to DFW, it may be worth grabbing one or two.

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 5 2015

Ivanhoe – Ivanhoe is a new brewpub located in Denison, TX (which is north of Dallas, near Oklahoma). These are their first approvals that I have seen, which makes me think that they plan to distribute their beer some, or at least show up at beer festivals. Otherwise, they would not need label approvals.


Local Labels Approved:

Buffallo Bayou Mud Turtle

Deep Ellum Bandito

Deep Ellum Wealth and Taste

Nine Band Brewing Ghost Cow Octoberfest

Nine Band Hoop Snake Hefe

June Bug Summer Wheat

Nine Band Pale Ale

TABC Label and Brewery Approvals May 5 2015

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