On most weeks, TABC releases what labels 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 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:
11 Below – Oso Bueno Amber Ale (K)
11 Below – Color Blind Red IPA (K)
11 Below – 7-Iron Session Ale (K)
903 Brewers – The Chosen One Coconut Ale (c)
903 Brewers – 903 Blonde Ale (c)
903 Brewers – Roo’s Red Ale (c)
903 Brewers – Sasquatch Imperial Chocolate Ale (c)
Adelbert’s – Vintage Nun Barrel Aged 2013 (B)
Alltech – Kentucky Honey Barrel Brown Ale (b, K)
Anderson Valley – Blood Orange Gose Ale (c, K)
Bayou Teche – LA-31 Biere Noire Black Ale (K)
Bayou Teche – LA-31 Boucanee Smoked Wheat (K)
Bayou Teche – LA-31 Passionne Malt Beverage w/ Passion Fruit (b, K)
Bayou Teche – Miel Sauvage (K)
BS Brewing – Pale Reserve (K)
BS Brewing – Pecan Ale with Honey (K)
BS Brewing – 1888 Whitechapel (K)
Buffalo Bayou – Gingerbread Stout (K)
Buffalo Bayou – Reindeer Tears (B, K)
Buffalo Bayou – Wit Xmas Ale (K)
Champion – Black Me Stout (c, K)
Champion – Missile IPA (c, K)
Champion – Stickin; in my IPA (C, K)
Fort Bend – Dirty Bills IPA (K)
Fort Bend – Barista Dolce (K)
Green Flash – CItra Session IPA (B, K)
Green Flash – Jibe Session IPA (K)
Green Flash – 30th Street Pale Ale (b)
Green Flash – 12th Anniversary Dry Hopped Sour Pale Ale (K)
Green Flash – Silva Stout Black Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels (B)
Green Flash – Soul Style IPA (b, K)
Green Flash – Mosaic Session IPA (b)
Lakefront – New Grist Pilsner Style (b)
Lazy Beach – Belgian Wheat (K)
No-Li – Rise and Grind (B, K)
No-Li – WInter Warmer (K)
Odell – Fernet Aged Porter (B, K)
Prairie – Prairie Ale (B)
Prairie – Christmas Bomb (K)
Rogness – Bock (K)
Rogness – Boomslang IPL (c)
Rogue – Red Fox Amber (b)
Rogue – Voodoo Doughnut Lemon Chiffon Crueller Ale (B)
Saint Arnold – Icon Red Sorachi Ace Dubbel (K)
Saint Arnold – Icon Blue Rye IPA (K)
Smuttynose – Winter Ale (b, K)
Smuttynose – Tripel Belgian Style Ale (B, K)
Southern Tier – Tripel Cake (B, K)
TABC Brewery Approvals:
Nothing new since the last article.
A couple things to take from these releases:
1) 11 Below – Another brewery opening in Houston. No word yet on if we will receive any of their beer in Austin, but it does sound like they plan on opening in early 2015. Based on their label approvals, it sounds like they will be keg only to begin with.
2) Rogness – Boomslang IPL – It appears Rogness is going to start canning some of their beer. This will be their first beer that is not in keg or bomber format.
3) Champion Brewing – These are the first label approvals for this Virginia based brewery. Their lineup includes canned six packs of their Killer Kolsch and Missile IPA. They also keg a lot more offerings including their Face Eater Gose, Tart Berliner Weisse, ICBM Double IPA and a Pacecar Porter.
4) Green Flash – Seems like they are sending us some more interesting beers. This week’s more intriguing ones include a Sour Pale and their Bourbon Barrel Aged Silva Stout. The stout will be coming in bombers so we should see that on store shelves. This goes along with their usual line of IPAs.