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The Brew 6/4

Posted on 05 June 2015 by Admin - Mike Cortez

This week in, The Brew! Texas is finally drying out after over 20 days of rain and severe storms. Our hearts go out to those affected by the storms and we hope that you are all recovering. A big cheers to all of the first responders who were out during the storms to help those in need. This week we are going to talk about the outskirts of Texas. First, we see what far north Texas brewery is celebrating 2yrs, we see what west Texas brewery is heading east and finally we go camping at an east Texas brewery. Last week we went to Houston to do interviews with the Drink of Ages and What’s on Tap radio shows about my book Beer Lover’s Texas which is now on shelves and also available for ordering online. We will be posting those interviews once they are available. Until then, enjoy this week’s edition of The Brew!


Sherman – Way up in north Texas is a small little town that sits less than 30 minutes from the Oklahoma is the quiet town of Sherman. It is an easy town to pass if you blink but thanks to the gang at 903 Brewers, has made stopping in Sherman well worth the trip. This weekend, 903 is celebrating 2yrs in business and what a great two years it has been. Over the last few months they have started to increase their distribution with some hitting the Hill Country while more still remains up in the north Texas region. Their old warehouse turned brewery has done a great job of putting out some pretty stellar beers such as my personal favorite, the Sasquatch Chocolate Milk Stout but their Crackin’ Up Pecan Porter and Sugar on Top IPA are just more examples of the great beers that they have brewed. Hats off to the hard work of founders Jeremy & Natalie Roberts over at 903 and congratulations on all their hard work. The party kicks off this Saturday with live music, food vendors and 21 beers available to try. General Admission tickets are still available and only a handful of VIP tickets remain. For tickets and more information, please click here.

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Alpine – Out in the west Texas town of Alpine sits Big Bend Brewing Company. It was founded by Steve Anderson who has a long celebrated career of brewing in Texas. He was originally the brew master for Waterloo Brewing Company which was the first brewpub in the state and even brewed for Live Oak Brewing before heading out west to establish a brewery of his own. Now, Steve is head back to Austin. Well, not physically but in the form of beer. Big Bend Brewing Company has expanded their distribution and as of this week, their beers have begun hitting shelves across the city. This is a big move for the lone brewery out in west Texas. We hope that this is a sign of things to come and hopefully we will see the beers distributed to Dallas and Houston soon.


Seven Points – With summer quickly approaching, it is time to head in to the great outdoors and be one with nature. I for one enjoy doing so with a cold beer in my hand and this weekend you can be doing just that. Cedar Creek Brewing Company is excited to show off their new brewery and hosting a camp out for a night of great food and damn good beer. The up and coming Intrinsic Brewing will also be participating in the even with their Pitmaster Tex taking care of the food as well as pouring some of their beer. Tickets are all inclusive so grab a tent and head on out for a great night under the stars. For tickets and more information, please click here.That’s my story of how a beer saved my life. But others in the area weren’t so lucky. Hundreds of people are left homeless and heartbroken. I ask if you take anything from this story, it’s that you spead the word that people in Wimberley and San Marcos need donations of food, water, clothing, blankets, etc. Send it to the Red Cross and Salvation Army in the area, and there are multiple drop off points in those towns.

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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