Branchline Brewing gives up Old Boxcar name →
Travis Poling writes that still-in-development brewery Old Boxcar brewing has become Branchline Brewing, after they received a cease-and-desist from Boxcar Brewing in Pennsylvania.
Ale to the Chief: White House Beer Recipe | The... →
The White House released 2 homebrew recipes today - Honey Ale and Honey Porter. Brew ‘em now, drink ‘em on Election Night.
When California, Oregon and New York are more business-friendly than Texas,...– Free beer: Let’s loosen up on craft brewers. - Houston Chronicle
Given consumer demand and planned increases in capacity, a tremendous...– Scott Metzger, author of Texas craft beer impact study - via TX Craft Beer Impact $608 Million, Could Be Billions | Texas Craft Brewers Guild
Rogue beermaster takes yeast from own beard →
Awesome? Or gross? Yeast is yeast, I guess. Can’t wait to see what they call it. Rogue Hair of the Dog?
Texas House of Representative Research... →
Via Open the Taps - check out the Texas House of Representatives Research Organization report on how small craft brewers here in Texas are hoping to change the legal landscape for alcohol regulation in Texas. Craft brewers hope the changes will spur economic development, even the playing field with megabrewers and even promote tourism the way Go Texan has done for wineries.
I Love Beer: "Week of Wood" at Black Star →
Got wood? Austin beer drinkers can enjoy the “Week of Wood” at Black Star Co-op. Surf on over to Lee’s blog, “I Love Beer,” for the details.
Please do not buy Freetail beers on eBay →
Oh, no! Some evil soul out there is trying to re-sell Freetail Brewing Company’s beer on eBay. No good.
Saint Arnold Brewing Company - Homefront IPA →
Saint Arnold Brewing releases Homefront IPA today, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. 100% of the proceeds go to Operation Homefront, which provides assistance to returning service members and wounded warriors.
First bar opens at Pearl brewery →
Long time no post, y’all! But Blue Box at Pearl Brewery opened up over the weekend. A brewery with beer? Astounding!
Open the Taps Beer Voting Guide →
Have you checked out how your candidate stacks up when it comes to supporting the craft beer industry in Texas? It’s worth a look!
Brewers Association | Brewers Association Releases... →
The Brewers Association released their top 50 craft brewing companies and top 50 overall breweries for 2011, based on beer sales volume. Big-little brewery Boston Beer (the brewer of Sam Adams) tops the craft brew list while, no surprise, Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors come out on top of the overall list. What’s interesting to me is all the footnotes on the bottom list - which brewery groups...
Homebrewing = Best of both worlds
Way back before our son was born, Ryan and I used to homebrew. Well, Ryan did, and I helped, but it was something we enjoyed doing together. It’s the marriage of craft beer and cooking, two things I love. It’s also a great way to learn how different steps in the brewing process work and how they can affect the outcome of the beer. It’s also a little bit science and a little bit...
Ranger Creek Strawberry Milk Stout →
Rob Landerman of Ranger Creek announced that they’re kegging their new seasonal today, a Strawberry Milk Stout that features 500 lbs of Poteet strawberries in the batch. He says that it will be very limited. Click the link for his timeline on getting this brew on tap around Texas!
Live Oak 15th Anniversary Party
Live Oak Brewing sent out this email blast today: Hello Live Oak Fans! It’s that time of the year again - time for the Live Oak Anniversary Party. This is our 15th anniversary and possibly the last Anniversary party at our old, original address. As usual we will have live music, sausage wraps by our neighbor Smokey Denmark, hummus treats from Zilks Foods, a bouncy house for the kids...
Craft Beer Evangelism: Save the Drama for Yo' Mama →
Hanna Laney, the marketing coordinator for Great Divide Brewing Company, writes up a great article about tearing down the walls between micro and macro drinkers. I’ll still say I’m a beer snob, but really - isn’t tolerance what “getting together over a beer” is all about?
I Love Beer: Metzger Challenges Restaurants to Up... →
Lee Nichols of “I Love Beer” writes up Ryan’s story on Scott Metzger’s challenge to San Antonio restaurants. And I got a mention too, sweet! Thanks Lee!
Craft Beer Enthusiast Challenges Restuarants To... →
Full disclosure: the reporter is my husband, Ryan. But he took this story and ran with it. Kudos to Scott for issuing the challenge as well!
American Craft Beer Week Returns: May 14-20 →
Mark your calendars! Clean your glasses! Find your bottle opener!
Yay! Summer is almost here! Saint Arnold Brewing Company noted on Facebook today that they’ve just brewed up 240 barrels of Summer Pils. Sweep the deck and dust off the lawn chairs, y’all!
Lucky Ol' Sun - Ranger Creek →
Ranger Creek announced in their latest newsletter that Lucky Ol’ Sun, their spring seasonal, is being released this Thursday at Flying Saucer San Antonio. The beer is a Belgian-style ale that sounds perfect for drinking on the porch.
The Top 10 Beers on Facebook - A Virtual Pub Crawl... →
Social Media Today takes a look at the top beer brands on Facebook. There’s only two of these I would drink. Yes, Blue Moon is one (even though it’s owned by a beer giant) and Guinness is the other. I do love articles where beer and social media intersect. It’s like my two best friends who don’t know each other really hitting it off.
Beer Reform Your City →
Local restaurants: would you serve a meal made with past-their-prime ingredients, trucked in from across the country, made by some giant conglomerate? No? Then why is it okay for you to serve your customers something like that in a glass? EAT LOCAL, DRINK LOCAL!
By 2015, I challenge Texas to the following: - Be home to 160 actively licensed...– Scott Metzger, Freetail Brewing (Texas Beer & The 2015 Challenge)