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The Brew 11/5

Posted on 06 November 2015 by Admin - Mike Cortez

This week in, The Brew! We missed you all last week and we hope everyone made it through the storms ok. We hope everyone had an enjoyable Halloween. Now this weekend is going to be a busy one all across the state. We see what Austin brewpub is celebrating 3yrs, we talk about another Austin brewpub that is celebrating 47yrs, we give you the details about Austin’s newest brewery, we see what big festival is taking over Dallas on Saturday, see what delicious event is kicking off at a Houston brewery, talk about the North Texas Beer Week, talk about a free San Antonio festival going on Saturday, give you the details about our upcoming book signing and lastly talk about a 10 day celebration of sausage. Check it out now in this weeks edition of, The Brew!

pint house

Austin – Local brewpub Pinthouse Pizza has a lot to celebrate lately. Just the other week they opened a second location in south Austin but this Saturday they will celebrate their 3rd anniversary at their original Burnet St. location. The celebration kicks off at noon with special beer tapping’s throughout the day including a limited edition of Man O’ War which they say “We developed a new technique for using these hops to give this beer an even juicier, oily, resinous hop profile” which sounds good to me. They will have limited edition and quantity glassware to mark the occasion and live music from an “award-winning” Elvis impersonator from 2-9pm. The kitchen will be open, making some of the best pizza in Austin. Parking can be tricky so consider taking Uber or public transportation. Click here for more info.


Austin – It is crazy to think how much over the 4yrs I have been here and I can only imagine how much the city has changed to the folks at Draught House Pub & Brewery. This weekend they will host their 47th anniversary party which was rescheduled from October 24th due to bad weather. As is the norm for Draught House, they will have a killer line up of beers ranging from rare, cellared, barrel aged, soured, reserve and otherwise exceptional beers. DJ JBL will keep the evening entertained and food will be available from Garbo’s Food Truck along with a pig roast. Lastly, Balcones Distillery will be on hand sampling their great Texas whiskey. The event kicks off at 1pm so bring your lawn chairs and help Draught House celebrate 47 amazing years of supporting craft beer. Parking is limited so consider public or alternative transportation. Click here for more info.

4th Tap

Austin – As the craft beer community continues to grow we have the privilege to explore new beer. This week Austin’s own 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative hosts their grand opening on Saturday. It has taken them 4yrs to get the brewery up and running and they are excited to finally show Austin what they have in store. This is a free event and all are welcome, you just have to purchase your beer. They will have their three core beers along with a handful of special beers that they will only have available in the tap room. Chi’Lantro BBQ will be on hand selling food so bring your appetites. This event will go on rain or shine from 1pm-midnight. Click here for more info.


Dallas – This Saturday the Untapped Festival returns to Dallas at the Fair Park grounds. Once again they bring together a stellar lineup of craft beers and awesome bands. This year they will have over 400 beers from 100+ breweries, many of which come from Texas. With live music from act such as the Pharcyde, Dr. Dog and the Flaming Lips, you know it is going to be a fun day. VIP is sold out but general admission tickets are still available and you will kick yourself if you miss this event. For $45 you will get access to all the live music and a tasting card for a dozen 2oz samples of beer. For tickets and more information click here.

Saint Arnold

Houston – If you live in Texas then you know that there is nothing better than BBQ and beer. This Sunday, the Houston Barbecue Festival and Saint Arnold Brewing Company are teaming up for the Houston BBQ Throwdown! which will be hosted at the Saint Arnold brewery. The event will put local pit masters head to head in a blind taste testing competition. Attendees will get to sample the barbecue and wash it town with Saint Arnold beer. Only a limited number of guest tickets were available and unfortunately tickets are officially sold out. For those lucky enough to have tickets, be sure to stop by and say hi to our friends at Feges BBQ and prepare your taste buds for a delicious afternoon. Click here for more information.

ntx beer

North Texas – Last Sunday Austin Beer Week officially came to a close and starting tomorrow the North Texas Beer Week kicks off all across the northern Texas cities. From the November 6th– 15th, bars, restaurants and breweries will host special events with craft beer in the focus. From special tapping’s and beer samplings to beer brunches and beer dinners, it is a great time to get out a check out some great events. Be sure to check out their website here for all of the events lined up by clicking here.

2015 SA Homebrew Fest Poster 2

San Antonio – For all the San Antonio homebrewers and craft beer fans, get ready because the San Antonio Cerveceros are hosting their 2015 San Antonio Homebrew Festival and Competition this Saturday at 2015 San Antonio Homebrew Festival and Competition from 10am-4pm. This is surprisingly a free event and all are welcome to attend (21+ only). They will have a ‘People’s Choice’ Homebrew competition, homebrew demonstrations, raffle tickets with great prizes, live music and of course local food trucks selling food. Click here for more information.


San Antonio – Save the date, November 21st we will be in town that afternoon at the Twig Book Shop signing copies of “Beer Lover’s Texas: Best Breweries, Brewpubs & Beer Bars”. The shop is located on the grounds of the old Pearl Brewery just outside downtown, where you will also find Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery and The Granary ‘Cue & Brew. Later that afternoon make your way to the Untapped Festival San Antonio at the old Lone Star Brewery just a few miles away. Come out and say hi, we look forward to seeing you there!


New Braunfels – Tomorrow kicks off a 10 day salute to sausage and beer at Wurstfest. You will feel like you are in Germany as you walk into the park grounds. Polka music will play and beer will flow as the event has every year for the last 52yrs. It is a great event that you must experience at least once in your life. This may be a German festival that is dedicated to sausage but the beer is second to none. You will find any classic German beers but every year the craft beer list continues to grow. Many of the Texas breweries will be represented at this years festival. It kicks off tomorrow and runs until next Sunday. This is a family friendly event but the later it gets, the more people let loose. Click here for tickets and information.

As always, if you’re looking to get out this weekend we suggest you visit a local brewery, don’t forget that we have a list of all of the breweries near you so head over to the Breweries and Brewpubs page and go support your local brewers.

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