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The Brew 9/3

Posted on 04 September 2015 by Admin - Mike Cortez

This week in, The Brew! Summer is coming to a close and before we know it fall will be bringing in cooler weather along with fall seasonal beers and of course Oktoberfest. We have a lot of great things to look forward as the season start to change. This week, It’s Labor Day weekend and were talking about Texas’ latest brewery to open their doors to the public this Saturday in Cedar Park, we talk about a great art and beer event in Austin, we talk about a three day beer festival down in Galveston and lastly, we say thanks for everyone that came out to the book signing in Austin. Check it out now in this week’s edition of, The Brew!


Cedar Park – This weekend, IronSight Brewers opens their doors for their long awaited grand opening. Founded by brother-in-laws Robert Chaney and Grady Reynolds, IronSight is housed in the former space where Twisted X Brewing Company started before they relocated to their current location in Dripping Springs. This weekend guests will get to try their four core releases Amber Ale, IronSight Cream Ale, Oatmeal Pale Ale, White IPA as well as a few specialties brewed just for this big event. If you didn’t get your tickets yet then you are out of luck because the grand opening is officially sold out. For those lucky enough to attend, the party will take place Saturday from 12-4pm. Mission Dogs will be selling food and Bear Creek Wilderness will keep the crowd entertained. If you didn’t get tickets fear not, IronSight will host brewery tours on weekends coming soon. Until they are able to expand their production, their beers will be limited to the brewery and a few select accounts in Cedar Park and Leander, with Austin coming after production expansion. Congratulations to Robert and Grady on opening their brewery and we wish them all the best!

Art of the Brew

Austin – Craft beer is an art form and this weekend local Austin artists will display art inspired by 20 local breweries. Art of the Brew is the crossroads of contemporary art, craft beer, music, and food. This one-day event demonstrates the connections and influences these creative communities have on one another and encourages greater collaboration between them. Inside artists will showcase their art while breweries will be setup outside in the beer garden pouring samples of their artfully crafted beer. The event takes place at the Canopy Arts Complex, on Saturday from 3-10pm. This event is free and open to the public but they are suggesting a $20 donation to assist offsetting the cost of the event. This will be a great chance to meet the breweries and check out some of the state’s latest breweries. Click here for more information.


Galveston – This weekend, the annual Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival descends upon Galveston once again for the 3 day event. The festival is centered around two big events, the BrewLicious Brews and Foods Pairing and BrewHaHa Grand Tasting. The BrewHaHa Grand Tasting is for those who are coming down for the beer. The event takes place Saturday from 3-6:30pm and features Over 400 beers from over 80 breweries. The BrewLicious Brews and Foods Pairing event will take place Sunday from 5-8pm and will bring together professional chefs and featured restaurants pairing specialty beers to compliment the delicious food. Tickets are still available so if you are still looking for Labor Day plans there is nothing better than a weekend on the beach along with a beer festival thrown in. Click here for tickets and more information.

book signing

Austin – On August 21st I had the pleasure of hosting a book signing for “Beer Lover’s Texas: Best Breweries, Brewpubs and Beer Bars” at BookPeople in Austin. I met a lot of great people and I would like to say thank you to everyone that came out and purchased the book. A huge thank you to Rahr & Sons Brewing and Infamous Brewing for coming out and pouring samples of their great beers. It was a fun evening and it was a very special moment to finally share the book with you all. I have booked a signing in San Antonio coming up in November and I am currently in the works of putting events together in Houston and Dallas. Thank you all for the continued support!

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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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