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The Brew 4/15

Posted on 16 April 2015 by Admin - Mike Cortez

This week in, The Brew! Tax day is here and we could all use a beer. I am sure many are excited that this day is past us and hopefully you made some money to spend on beer. This week we look into the beer festival rolling into Austin, we see who’s having an anniversary in the Hill County and we see why women rock! Check it out now in this week’s edition of, The Brew!


Austin – This weekend the Untapped Music and Beer Festival rolls into Austin. Festival organizers have found great success in past years with festivals in Dallas, Houston and Ft. Worth but this year they have added Austin to the mix. This Saturday, attendees will have the opportunity to sample more than 250 beers from over 65 breweries from Texas and beyond. Much like the festivals past events they will also have live music from up and coming local and national musicians. Manchester Orchestra will headline the event along with co-headliner and Austin native, Joe Black Lewis. While music is an important part of the festival, the beer will take most of the attention, especially beers from breweries that are either new to Texas or those that have limited distribution in the Austin area. Some that are worth looking out for are Goliad Brewing, Lone Pint, Community Beer Co, Middleton Brewing, Strange Land Brewing, Peticolas Brewing and the latest beer releases from Alamo Beer Co. Tickets are still on sell so get yours now. We will be out at the festival shooting interviews to be sure to say hello if you see us around. For tickets and more information, please click here.


Fredericksburg – When many think of Frederickburg, all that comes to mind is Oktoberfest and weekends away at a Bed & Breakfast but there is much more in the small German town in the Texas hill country. Pedernales Brewing Company is located just 3 miles outside of downtown Fredericksburg and they have been brewing great beers for the last 3 yrs. This Saturday, they will celebrate 3 great years with a party at the brewery from 11-3pm. They will have live music, local food trucks and they will be selling pints of their beer. Pedernales will be releasing their latest seasonal Krystal at the event so this will be a great chance for you to try it before it hits your local watering hole. Who know, maybe Robert Earl Keen will stop by to have a few beers named after him. Congratulations to the great folks at Pedernales Brewing Company.


Austin – The beer industry has long been a male dominated community but when you look around, there are plenty of women who enjoy a good beer just as much as the men. With thanks to organizations like Girls Pint Out and writers like Beer Bitch, there have been more women exposed to craft beer. On International Women’s Day last month a worldwide event known as International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day asked women brewers to create their own recipe for a beer called Unite Red Ale. The ladies from Bitch Beer, Girls Pint Out and the Pink Boots Society teamed up to brew at Adelbert’s Brewery, Middleton Brewing and Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse & Brewery to create different recipes for the Unite Red Ale. Next week there be a very special event to showcase the beers brewed for last month’s International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day. The event will take place next Tuesday, April 21st at Stadium (908 E 5th St., Ste 106. Austin, TX 78702) in east Austin from 6-10pm. For a donations of $5 to the Central Texas chapter of Pink Boots Society, attendees will get a chance to try the beers that these great women brewed from the three Austin area breweries. Cheers to all of the kick ass women who made this event possible. For more information, please click here.

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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