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Independence Brewing Company | Cowboys from Helles

February 21, 2018 |

Austin-based Independence Brewing Company just announced the release of their newest seasonal — a Munich-style Lager inspired by Pantera’s “Cowboys from Hell.” According to head brewer Brannon Radicke, “We listened to a lot of Pantera while making that beer, so it’s kind of infused with that attitude.”
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Texas Craft Brewers Festival Beer List Announced

September 21, 2017 |

The Texas Craft Brewers Festival returns September 30 to Fiesta Gardens and features 68 craft breweries. Tickets will sell out, so get yours in advance today! See the official beer list below.

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Ultimate 6er | Texas Charity Brews

August 30, 2017 |

Beer collaborations happen frequently and usually with other breweries; however, over the past few years, I have noticed a different type of collaboration throughout Texas.  Breweries all over the state are partnering with various charities in their communities by creating a beer, in many cases inspired by the charity, and donating a portion of their sales to the organization. For this piece, I have chosen six examples from Texas, but these are just a few examples of the many collaborations that occur all over the state. For each of the brews, I reached out to the brewery to find out what inspired the beer and why they partnered with a particular charity.
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Ultimate 6er | Beers to Drink in the Desert

August 29, 2017 |

Regardless of the time of year, when you’re spending time in the desert, it is important to stay hydrated, thanks to the dry climate and low humidity. The same concept applies to drinking beers in the desert—you want a beer that is refreshing and easy-drinking, particularly in the summer months when the daily temperature can easily exceed 110°F. This is a six pack that speaks to the lighter side of the desert culture.

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Let’s Start a ‘Revolución’ | An Austin Brewery Made A Beer to Pair with Tacos

July 26, 2017 |

Independence Brewing Co. (Austin, TX) and “The Tacos of Texas” authors start a ‘Revolución’ with new Saison made to pair with tacos.

Now, you know that is something we can get behind. Smashing tacos and skulling Saisons is, like, one of our top five favorite things to do during patio porch season.

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12 Beers of Christmas | Live Oak Brewing Co. | Primus

December 20, 2016 |

ABV: 8.0% | IBU: 10

You have probably heard the old adage, “if you don’t like the weather in Texas, wait thirty minutes”. Quite true, it’s more than typical for temperatures to rise and fall over thirty degrees in a matter of hours; therefore, Christmas in Texas can mean flip flops or fur lined boots. However, one thing that is consistent year to year is the release of one of my all time favorite seasonal releases Primus by Live Oak Brewing Company.

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

September 27, 2016 |

Bell’s heads to Texas, Mississippi brewers attempt to modernize beer laws, and Fizzics brings draft beer to your house. We know you’re busy, so we summed up the highlights of the craft beer news for you. Keep reading to catch all of the details in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
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Women in Beer | Ladies Craft Beer Community of Austin

September 13, 2016 |

Austin is on the forefront of the burgeoning craft beer scene in Texas with with names like Jester King, Craft Pride and Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden frequently making “top 10” lists around the country. However, it may surprise you to know that Austin also boasts an established and growing community of women who work in, and enjoy craft beer. Women here love beer so much that Austin has several women’s groups dedicated to all things grain, water, hops and yeast. Read More

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

August 29, 2016 |

 AB InBev is taking over the beer news this week with job cuts, business deals, and beer collaborations. If you’re tired of hearing about the megalodon of the beer world, you can also read about a Texas judge that ruled against a bad law for Texas craft brewers and a Scottish brewery that sent a ‘truth serum’ beer to the Clinton and Trump campaigns. Clearly, this is news you cannot miss. Keep reading to catch the details in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Ultimate 6er | Austin Summer Cans to Beat the Heat

July 6, 2016 |

People everywhere are rejoicing because summer is officially here, and with it comes pool parties and a plethora of outdoor fun. While other people around the country are enjoying a lovely boozy lunch on the patio with a mild breeze and plenty of sunshine – those of us here in Texas are bracing for oppressive triple digit heat.  Pile on the high humidity and you have the perfect sweat soup. So what do folks here do? We grab a can of the perfect summer beer and head to the nearest body of water. Read More

Event Preview | Untapped Fort Worth

June 10, 2016 |

When: Saturday, June 11th  from 3:30 – 10:30PM (VIP/Stout Ticket Holders, Doors Open 2:30PM)

Where: Panther Island Pavilion

Happy Birthday to me! Untapped is back and furious than ever hosting five events through out Texas returning to Fort Worth for its fourth year this upcoming Saturday. Lucky for me, this date falls exactly on my birthday so you know a full, blown celebration is ahead. Featuring 80 breweries and over 300 beers to choose from plus a stellar lineup of musical guests. Eight bands are scheduled to appear such as Built to Spill, David Ramirez, Rayland Baxter, The Hendersons, Hayes Carll, Grupo Fantasma, White Reaper and Bummer Vacation. For more information on the lineup visit here.

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Beer Showcase | Mardi Gras Beers

February 9, 2016 |

Louisianans sure know how to party! Beads, Bourbon and Beer take over the lovely days during Mardi Gras season.

Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday, refers to the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, the last hurrah before the start of the Lenten season. This means no more indulging yourself with rich food, delectable-colorful King Cake and alcoholic beverages for most. Though not everyone practices the religious tradition of this “fasting” season, it is a celebration that happens worldwide. Exotic festival colors fill this time with hues of bright green, purple and gold. Everyone joins in this celebration but no one has quite perfected it than those from my Louisiana neighbors. Festivities include parades with custom-built lavish floats, costumed performers and filled with copious amounts of booze. To kick off the Fat Tuesday festivities, I present two Mardi Gras beers for your Fat Tuesday celebrations.

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

September 21, 2015 |

This week I’m bringing you a jam-packed growler full of craft beer news that you need to know. MillerCoors shuts down their North Carolina Brewery, North Texas craft brewers sue the state, and there is an R2D2 mini fridge that will bring you beer. Not compelling enough? How about the news that AB InBev proposed a takeover of SABMiller. Yeah, I knew that would grab your attention. Read on to get the details of these stories and more in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

June 1, 2015 |


New uses for tea, emergency relief and freedom-centered workplace awards. None of these sound like they belong in the Growler Fill but I promise, all of these stories involve craft beer. If you keep reading, I’ll tell you all about them and more in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Bitch Beer Blog-a-Thon

May 9, 2015 |

Dear readers, sorry for briefly interrupting whatever fun activities you have planned this weekend to let you know about an opportunity to help a wonderful group of ladies who are just as passionate about beer as we are.

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

March 23, 2015 |

A new week has begun which means there is new craft beer news to cram into your mind. Luckily for you, I summarized all of the important stuff. In this Growler, you’ll read about the return of SAVOR, a backwards bill being proposed in Texas, and the record breaking craft beer sales in the US. Catch up on all of these stories and more in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

March 16, 2015 |

Happy Monday, folks! As always, the Growler is here to soothe your Monday blues with the best news stories from the craft beer world. This week, we will be giving you an update on Stone’s new facility in Berlin, highlighting charity work done by Odell, and giving you the details of the newest Texas bill that could allow for sales of ‘take home’ beer. Catch up on all of these stories and more in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Peticolas Brewing Company | Velvet Hammer

January 19, 2015 |

ABV: 9%

IBU: 85

As if there weren’t enough days to drink during the week. Somehow Thursday’s always seem to take the prize as one of my favorite drinking days.  Something about  knowing you’re a day away … Read More

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

December 15, 2014 |

This week’s craft beer news contains a little something for every type of craft beer fan. For the frequent flyer, Delta will be offering many more craft beers on their in-flight menu. For the pet lover, compiled the cities with the most alcohol related dog names. For the active craft beer junkie, Outside Magazine will be hosting it’s 2nd Annual Bike and Brew festival. Read about all of this and more in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

June 23, 2014 | 1

I’ve scoured the internet far and wide (with the help from some other Porch Drinkers) to bring you this week’s beer news. We’ve got updates on laws – some good, some bad – a list of some fun beer names, tips on brewing, and a great SNL skit of Rick Perry. How could it get any better? Read More