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The Brew 4/28

Posted on 29 April 2016 by Admin - Mike Cortez

This week in, The Brew! We have been away taking a little break to deal with work life and a much needed short vacation. Don’t worry we are back but we did miss a few very important things. Happy belated 10th Anniversary to our good friends at Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse & Brewery, we missed Burning Can but heard amazing things and we are really looking forward to the Oskar Blues Brewery opening in Austin around June and lastly, a huge congratulations to our friends over Real Ale Brewing for marking 20 great years. Now let’s catch up on what’s going on this week throughout the state. This week, we talk about a big anniversary for an Austin brewery with big new to celebrate, we talk about another Texas brewery that is closing their doors, we give you the details on one of the state’s latest breweries grand opening tomorrow near Houston, we talk about a Houston brewery that is giving back to the community after this month’s damaging storms and lastly, we head north to see what Dallas area brewery is celebrating their 1st anniversary. Check it out now in this week’s edition of, The Brew!

Austin Beerworks

Austin – Anniversaries are celebrations to mark another year, some do it quietly while others go all out. This weekend, Austin Beerworks sets the stage to celebrate their 5th Anniversary and this year they are planning to go big. Aside from having 5 delicious food trucks selling food, live music throughout the day and a massive list of their beers including their core beers, easonal’s, Heavy Machinery IPA’s, small batches, casks, barrel aged beers and the release of their 5th anniversary beer, Gringo de Mayo Mexican Lager, Austin Beerworks is celebrating their news of expanding the brewery. They are in the process of expanding their 8,000 Sqft brewery to include an adjacent 16,000 Sqft warehouse which would greatly increase their size and brewing capacity. The expansion is expected to be completed by Spring of 2017 so we can only imagine the size of their 6th anniversary celebration next year and fingers crossed for another release of the 99-pks. We would like to wish the guys at Austin Beerworks a happy 5th anniversary and continued success as they expand over the next year. Their anniversary party kicks off this Saturday from 1-6pm.  Click here for tickets and more information.

Texas Big Beer

Buna – Today news broke from Texas Big Beer Brewery that they are closing down. Back in November of 2015, the brewery started a GoFundMe campaign to help them raise funds to pay for their brewery licensing state fees and they raised $4,870 of the $8K they were hoping for. They were able to pay for their licensing and continue running the brewery but it looks like the brewery has brewed its last batch. They are inviting everyone out this Saturday for one last hurrah starting at 5pm.  It is always sad to see a business shutter and we know that John, Tammy and their daughter Carol were very passionate about what they did. They are some of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and were always so enthusiastic to introduce people to their beers at festivals and events. The statement listed above is from Texas Big Beer Brewery’s Facebook page. We wish John and Tammy a happy retirement enjoying their family and Carol all the best in her future endeavors.

saloon door

Webster – This week, Saloon Door Brewing spent the last week inviting patrons out for the soft opening of their brewery but tomorrow, they kick off their official grand opening. Founded by Galveston natives, Josh Anderson, Jason Graham, Jeff Graham and Austin Webber are the men behind the latest brewpub in the state. Tomorrow they will be raffling off swag, games on the patio and a DJ setting the mood as they celebrate the opening starting at 2pm for those of you lucky enough to get off early on a Friday or it will also be a great way to wait out the Houston rush out traffic. We would like to wish the guys behind Saloon Door Brewing the best of luck and we look forward to checking out the brewery soon. Click here for more information.


Houston – Many Houston residents were affected by the torrential floods the other week including many people we know personally and our hearts go out to those who lost their lives or homes. The guys at Brash Brewing Company have been given permission from the powers that be (Stone Brewing) to sell crowlers of Adopted Bastard. If you weren’t aware, Stone Brewing announced that they would be discontinuing Arrogant Bastard but they allowed Brash Brewing to adopt the recipe and brew it for on premise consumption but in light of recent events, Brash will be selling crowlers for $15 and proceeds will be donated to help those affected by the recent floods starting today. There is no limit so you better get there quick before they run out!


Dallas – It’s hard to believe a year has flown by already but the team behind Texas Ale Project are gearing up to celebrate their 1st anniversary this Saturday. They will have live music from The Driftin’ Outlaw Band beginning at 2:30pm and Brian Lambert following.  Pit Commander will be out selling delicious BBQ all day and Texas Ale Project will have 10 beers on tap which are listed below.

Special Limited Edition Releases

– Payne Pils – Zwickel Pilsner
– Imperial Fire Ant Funeral – Imperial Amber
– Nuttin’ Shady – Peanut Butter Porter
– Warning Label 2016 – Quad IPA
– The Caucasian 2015 “Aged Dude” – White Russian Imperial Stout

Our T.A.P. Beers

– 100 Million Angels Singing – Double IPA
– Fire Ant Funeral – Amber
– 50 FT Jackrabbit – IPA
– Naked Truth – Wheat IPA
– Somethin’ Shady – Porter

We are happy to see Texas Ale Project celebrate their first year and we wish them continued years of success. Be sure to buy your ticket and head on out Saturday from 2-9pm. 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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