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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.

After each label, I have indicated what they have been approved to sell in. They are as follows:

Here are this week’s releases:

K = Keg
B = Large format bottle
b = Small format bottle
c = Small format (12oz) can
C = Larger format cans

Adelbert’s – Triple Treat (B, K)
Alaskan – Big Mountain Pale Ale (b, K)
Alaskan – Imperial Red Ale (b)
Alaskan – Hop Turn IPA (b)
Ballast Point – Even Keel Session Beer (K)
Ballast Point – Sea Monster Imperial Stout (K)
Big Sky – Ivan the Terrible Imperial Stout (b)
Big Thicket – Angelina Grand Cru Belgian Style Ale (K)
Big Thicket – Axe Guard Biere de Guarde (K)
Big Thicket – Lonestar Electric Imperial American IPA (K)
Big Thicket – Long Way Around Belgian Style Triple IPA (K)
Big Thicket- Lumberjack’d Belgian Style IPA (K)
Big Thicket – Joe Porter Imperial Porter with Coffee (K)
Big Thicket – Natural Blonde Belgian Style (K)
Big Thicket – Oktoberfest Lager (K)
Big Thicket – Pineywoods Beglian Style Pale (K)
Big Thicket – Pollination Rose Hip Honey Ale (K)
Big Thicket – Rooter Smoked Bacon Red (K)
Big Thicket – Samani Belgian Style Tripel Aged on Bourbon Barrel Oak (K)
Big Thicket – Scarecrow Pumpkin Ale (K)
Big Thicket – Unnatural Blonde Belgian Style Blueberry Blonde (K)
Boulevard – Silver Anniversary Ale (B, K)
Brasserie Dubuisson Feres – Scaldis Peche Mel (b, K)
Brasserie Dupont – Foret Libre Ale (B, K)
Brouwerij Verhaeghe Vichte – Echt Kriekenbier (b, K)
Crazy Mountain – Old Soul Beglian Style Ale (w/ Juniper Berry) (B, K)
Crazy Mountain – Cara de Luna Black Ale (B, K)
Crazy Mountain – Bridge Street Holiday Ale (K)
Crazy Mountain – Hookiebobb IPA (B, K)
Crazy Mountain – Mountain Livin’ Pale Ale (b, K)
Crazy Mountain – Boohai Red Ale (b, K)
Crazy Mountain – Amber Ale (b, K)
Crazy Mountain – Snowcat Coffee Stout (B, K)
Crazy Mountain – Sticky Fingers Fresh Hopped Ale (B, K)
Crazy Mountain – Lawyers, Guns and Money Barley Wine Style Ale (b, K)
Crazy Mountain – Lava Lake Wit (b, K)
Crazy Mountain – Neomexicanus Native Pale (K)
Crazy Mountain – Horseshoes and Hand Grenades (B, K)
Einbecker – Mai-ur-bock (b, K)
Einbecker – Schwarzbier (b, K)
Einbecker – Ur-bock Dunkel (b, K)
Einbecker – Winter-Bock (b, K)
Firestone Walker – Velvet Mocha Merlin (B)
Franconia – Tripel Dunkel Ale (b)
Full Sal – Wheatwine Ale (B, K)
Hops and Grain – Concentrated Dark Matter (K)
Hops and Grain – Rye So Strong (K)
Kahl – Six Gun Texas Ale Burn Jalapeno Porter (B)
Karbach – Hop Delusions Imperial IPA (c)
New Belgium – Shadow of the Foeder, Wood Aged Sour Ale (K)
Prairie – Barrel Aged Bomb (b)
Rahr and Sons – Lockhart Lager (K)
Ranger Creek – Love Struck Hefe (b, K)
Sam Adams – Illusive Traveler Shandy (b, K)
Sam Adams – Curious Traveler Shandy (b, K)
Sam Adams – Jack-O Traveler Shandy (b, K)
Shmaltz – He’Brew Jewbelations 18th Anny (b, B, K)
Shmaltz – He’Brew Chanukah Beer (b, K)
Sierra Blanca – Bone Chiller Brown Ale (b)
Sierra Blanca – Sun Chaser Pale Ale (b)
Twisted Pine – Raspberry Wheat (K)
Twisted Pine – La Petite Saison Farmhouse (K)
Twisted Pine – Hoppy Boy Pale (K)
Twisted Pine – Big Shot Espresso Stout (B)
Twisted Pine – Hop Zealot IPA (K)
Victory – Earth and Flame Ale (B, K)

TABC Brewery Approvals

Southerleigh Fine Foods and Brewery – San Antonio

A couple things to take from these releases:

1) Big Thicket Brewery – Big Thicket, based out of Lufkin, is one of the few breweries that has opened in East Texas. Their grand opening was just last week. They plan on doing a lot of Belgian inspired ales while still brewing more American style craft beers.

Big Thicket Brewery logo

2) Adelbert’s – Tripel Treat – This is a rum barrel aged belgian tripel, which will continue with their barrel aged beers. Needless to say, I am guessing it will be delicious.

Adelberts Tripel Treat label

3) Southerleigh Fine Foods and Brewery – If you have never been to the old Pearl Brewery in San Antonio recently, it has completely transformed. It is a large restaurant and shopping complex with a lot of great new places going in. Along with The Granary, this will be the second brewery in the complex. This brewery has been in the works for some time now and they are starting to receive their brewing equipment. So, hopefully, they will open early next year.

Southerleigh logo

TABC Label & Brewery Approvals Nov 5 2014

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