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The Brew 7/2

Posted on 03 July 2015 by Admin - Mike Cortez

This week in The Brew! We took a couple weeks off to host the Texas Tequila & Margarita Festival down in Galveston but now we’re back and it is time to celebrate 4th of July! This week we talk about some legal drama brewing in Dallas, we let you know what new brewery is finally rolling beer out in Houston and finally give you a list of events to check out for the weekend. Austin, be sure to make your calendars for August 21st, I will be doing a book signing of Beer Lover’s Texas at BookPeople and I will be bringing a couple of breweries along to celebrate the book release. I am currently looking for dates and locations for Houston, Dallas and San Antonio so I will let you know as soon as those dates are book. Until then, enjoy the holiday weekend and this week’s edition of, The Brew!


Dallas – As if we haven’t seen enough legal drama this year, another lawsuit is in the works. Dallas based Deep Ellum Brewing Company was issues a cease and desist letter from Maryland brewers Flying Dog. Flying Dog is claiming that Deep Ellum’s beer Easy Peasy IPA is too close to their Easy IPA. Deep Ellum took to Facebook to openly discuss the matter and stated that they registered Easy Peasy IPA with the United States Patent & Trademark Office back in February. While it seems like a stretch, Flying Dog plans to proceed with this situation while Deep Ellum goes about having fun and brewing beer. Many on social media outlets are showing their support for Deep Ellum and it is leaving many to wait and see the outcome. This could hurt Flying Dog sales in Texas much like the case against New Belgium and Oasis Brewing. We will be sure to follow up with any details.

Deep Ellum


Houston – Houston, we have beer! The long awaited arrival of Brash Brewing is finally over. On Tuesday, the brewery posted a photo of Brash branded kegs full of their EZ-7 Pale Ale and the Houston craft beer community in a hunt to be the first to try the beer. Tuesday evening many flocked to their local craft beer bar to show their support for the long awaited release of Brash Brewing’s beers. Brash has stated that the next release will be their Pussy Wagon IPA expected by the end of July but for now Houstonians is enjoying the EZ-7 Pale Ale over the long holiday weekend.


Texas – With the 4th of July here many will be spending time in or around water, barbequing and drinking a cold beer. While we strongly suggest celebrating Independence Day with a Texas beer, we have a list of some great events to check out this weekend at some of the breweries across the state.

July 3rd

Bitter Sister Brewery Addison, TX

Start your celebrations early with Bitter Sisters Brewery on Friday from 6pm-10pm. Bitter Sisters has the prime location in Addison to watch the Kaboom Town Fireworks show. Come enjoy this kid friendly event with craft beer, warbird fly-bys, and legendary fireworks. Yim Yam food truck will be serving some delicious eats. Make sure to bring chairs and arrive early to guarantee the best spot.

Real Ale Brewing Company Blanco, TX

We’ll have on our usual 8 year-round taps plus the 6 special taps with limited edition Brewers’ Cut beers, Mysterium Verum tappings, plus plenty of Real Ale swag for you to buy in the Tap Room from 11am-5pm. Old 300 BBQ will be on-site selling food on Friday and Saturday to keep you fueled for your holiday in the Hill Country. Let’s raise a glass to ‘Merica!

Saint Arnold Brewing Company Houston, TX

It’s a Freedom Edition of PUB NIGHT this Friday night! You have the freedom to come to the brewery and enjoy one of the options from our cellar or something from our regular lineup. You also have the freedom to order the Hott Messs (chips, fries, brisket, Santo queso, sour cream, guac, jalapeño – no substitutions).

July 4th

TUPPS Brewery McKinney, TX

Get the family together and celebrate the 4th of July in McKinney! Start the day off watching the McKinney 4th of July parade starting at 10am in historic downtown McKinney. Then come down the street to TUPPS Brewery for a day filled with award winning Craft beers, Live music including “Oil Boom”, Spoons food truck, and games! (kiddos are welcome and will love the family games!) TUPPS is a 15,000 sq. ft. indoor brewery with a large bar, stage, seating, games, and an outdoor covered beer garden with acoustic stage. We’re adjoined to a 105-year-old cotton mill and brought that historic feel to the brewery with century old building materials and artifacts. Get away from the city for the day and spend it with us. We guarantee you will have an amazing day without the long lines and remote parking.

Hops & Grain Austin, TX

What are you doing this 4th of July? Because here at Hops & Grain we’re COMPLETELY FREE! So in the spirit of freedom we’re throwing another one of our famous shin-digs! The event will offficially start at 12:00 pm, tickets are $15 and for the first 125 people, that includes a special glass with 4 pours, an American Flag key chain and an all around good time! Hand Helds food trailer will be there (menu for the day can be seen below and it looks excellent) to serve up some all-american sliders and you better believe some American tunes will be pumping through the old speakers until we close! (God Bless The U.S.A. sing along, anyone?). Click here for tickets.

Independence Brewing Company Austin, TX

There’s no better place to be for 4th of July than here at Independence Brewing Co. to celebrate this historic day! Our founders Rob and Amy Cartwright founded Independence Brewing within the same spirit as our forefathers that fought for Independence. And we here at Independence Brewing fight to bring you incredible craft beer that’s separate from all others!

Music: The Mutton Busters (fronted by Silas Lowe Musician) – 12:30-3:30pm Palomino Shakedown – 4:00-7:00pm Food: Wünder Pig Barbecue Co. will be providing all of your 4th of July barbecue needs all day. The Good Times Ice Cream Austin food truck will be keeping us cool from 2-4pm

What you can bring: Lawn chairs & well-behaved dogs — must remain on leash and under owner’s control, and cannot be in production areas.

All ages welcome! Please bring the whole family but children must remain under adult supervision at all times. If you bring EZ up tents, please don’t forget weights or tiedowns

We’re proud to offer you all of our classic and limited release beers along with our new summer seasonal RedBud Berliner Weisse, for purchase by the 4 oz. taster, 10 oz., 16 oz., or a flight of your choice! No cover OR charge, so come on out with the whole family as we celebrate 4th of July together!

No Label Brewing Company Katy, TX

Price: $10/person ($5 for DD, children accompanied by parent are FREE) Price includes sample glass, 4 beers, live music and vendors! Nom Mi, Custom Confections and Savor the Bite food trucks will be out selling delicious foods. Let’s celebrate our freedom and those who fought for it!

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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