SEPT. 27, 2014



Music | Food | Beer

2013 Participating Breweries

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(512) Brewing Company

Austin, TX
(512) Brewing is a family-owned, draft-only 100% self-distributed craft brewery located in the heart of Austin, using organic base malt in every beer. Draft beer is our focus, which we believe ensures superior taste with zero packaging waste and encourages that nearly lost tradition of enjoying beer in a communal setting. (512) beers are big and flavorful, built on old world English and Belgian styles, and enhanced to celebrate bold domestic ingredients. Made with Austin's mineral rich water, (512) beers taste like none other.

5 Stones Craft Brewing Company

Cibolo, TX
We are a small batch brewery located "down around" San Antone. Our primary focus is limited releases each season, brewed with the freshest local ingredients we can get our hands on.

Adelbert's Brewery

Austin, TX
Adelbert's Brewery is committed to brewing Belgian-style, bottle-conditioned ales for people to seek, savor and share with others. We believe quality beers require quality ingredients and a painstaking attention to detail throughout the brewing process. Adelbert's uses Bohemian old-world floor malted barley, low alpha Noble Czech hops, and fresh yeast propagated at the brewery. In our seven-vessel brewhouse, we use a time-consuming, multi-temperature decoction mash technique, which extracts a more complex flavor from our grains. We produce a gambit of hand-crafted Belgian style ales right here in Austin, Texas. With our vast array of beer styles, you're sure to find a brew that suits you.

Alamo Beer Company

San Antonio, TX
Alamo Beer Company has operated under a special brewing agreement with Real Ale Brewing of Blanco Texas since 2003. In celebration of ten years of brewing ALAMO Golden Ale... Alamo Beer Company is schedule to break ground on their own brewery in December 2013. The downtown San Antonio location will be a haven for locals and visitor when officially opened to the public in October 2014. Less than a 15-minute walk from The Alamo, the brewery will feature a large beer garden and an air-conditioned beer hall.

Armadillo Ale Works

Denton, TX
Armadillo Ale Works is a brewery that's as unique as the city of Denton. Our beers are inspired by the history, culture, and most importantly, the people of Denton. Our first two beers are named after a couple of our favorite parks in Denton, just another little nod to our hometown. Our standard line up of beers are meant to be accessible, flavorful, and a little different from what you are used to. We love our town and want to put it on the map in a big way. Join us on our journey and enjoy the ride!

Austin Beerworks

Austin, TX
We are a Texas brewery hell-bent on excellence. We brew for two reasons: to make consistently exceptional craft beer and to build community in the town we love.

Branchline Brewing Company

San Antonio , TX
Branchline Brewing Co. is a production brewery in San Antonio, TX, utilizing local and regional ingredients when possible. Branchline is community focused and provides 90% of its product in and around the San Antonio area. Branchline Brewing has three year-round offerings: Woodcutter Rye IPA, Shady Oak Honey Blonde and Evil Owl Amber. Outside of these offerings, Branchline likes to play with unique styles of beer for their seasonal and one-off beers. You can find Branchline beers around the San Antonio and Austin areas available in kegs and 22-oz bottles.

Brigadoon Brewery & Brew School, LLC

Pasadena, TX
Brigadoon Brewery & Brew School is a unique Scottish Renaissance brewpub and teaching facility located on the grounds of the Texas Renaissance Festival in Plantersville, Texas. Brigadoon first opened in the fall of 2008 as a living history demonstration booth and in 2011 licensed as a brewpub. To our knowledge, we are the only functioning brewpub located on the grounds of a renaissance festival brewing using both period-specific equipment and modern equipment to brew hand crafted ale and then serving it back to the public. Our mission is to educate the masses on the important role beer has played in the development of civilization and to educate as many palates as possible to the qualities and attributes of craft beer. In short, we believe "Life is too short to drink bad beer!"

Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company

Houston , TX
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. is about extreme beer nerdery and kinetic energy. Defying archaic brewing guidelines, our ales are cathedrals to unlikely elements. Aggressive and boundary pushing, each brew is a revolutionary act of sedition against traditional recipes.

Cedar Creek Brewery

Seven Points, TX
Cedar Creek Brewery started as an idea in October 2010 and has become a reality in 2012. Session beers are our passion and we really want that to be the focus of the brewery. Don't get us wrong, we really love those huge hop and malt bombs and will be releasing them as part of our seasonal and specialty lineup, but having a few while enjoying the company of friends is the way we love to drink beer. Keeping our beers drinkable and with enough creativity that you want to keep coming back for more is our goal.

Circle Brewing Company

Austin, TX
Our brews embody that concept of purity through simplicity of design. You won't find chemicals, stabilizing or clarifying agents, cheap additives or adjuncts, or even gimmicky fruits or spices in any of our brews. At Circle, we embrace Reinheitsgebot's legacy and strive to continually brew better beer with it in mind. For us, the circle is a symbol of perfection in its most basic form. Our goal is to taste that perfection in each and every pint of Circle.

Community Beer Company

Dallas , TX
Community Beer Company is a Dallas-based brewery that is already crafting award-winning beers in only eight months after launching in January 2013. We embrace the sense of community by supporting the arts, charity, and of course... beer!

Cycler's Brewing

Montgomery, TX
(The name should tell it all.) Funny how all this stuff starts... Seriously, in our case, Cyclers Brewing came about by friends who enjoy varied taste elements in food. Food is social. It has been, and it always will be. This transferred over into our varied creation of ales along with their different taste elements that we enjoy. We're confident you will too. We are located in Historic Montgomery, Texas, inside The Sam Houston National Forest. Our private, deep well furnishes the source for the unique taste of our beers. We enjoy the process immensely and are confident you'll enjoy our commitment to making unique and flavorful products. Let's ride!

Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Dallas, TX
Deep Ellum Brewing Company is the maker of high quality, hand-crafted beer that thrives on artistry and creativity. Between skilled renditions of classic styles and imaginative creations that take beer in new directions, DEB seeks to restore the 12,000-year-old tradition of full-flavored beer. The brewery will contribute to the craft beer renaissance by operating an exciting new microbrewery in the fastest growing market in the United States.

Guadalupe Brewing Company

New Braunfels, TX
Ten-barrel microbrewery. The dream began in 2009 after many beer inspired visits to Europe and the US Pacific Northwest. Keith Kilker home-brewed, graduated from Siebel's Brewing Technology program and experienced hands on brewing in a Colorado brew pub. Soon after Keith and his wife Anna opened Guadalupe Brewing Company in 2011 outside the New Braunfels City Limits. Using Texas honey has been our focus. We have been able to donate 2% of our Texas Honey Ale sales to Texas A & M's Entomology Department. Making beer the way we like it and inviting craft beer drinkers to enjoy the small batches we turn out every week using the finest and local ingredients, anytime possible. Support Fresh~Local~Beer! Cheers!

Hops & Grain Brewing

Austin, TX
Hops & Grain Brewing was founded in 2011 in an old warehouse located where 6th Street ends and life begins. The brewery currently offers three beers year round, available both on draft and in six packs of 12-oz. cans. Be sure to check out the Greenhouse series of experimental brews and pick up a bag of Brew Biscuits, our up-cycled dog treats made from our spent brewing grains.

Independence Brewing Company

Austin, TX
Independence Brewing Co. was founded in Austin in 2004 by Amy and Rob Cartwright. Over the years, the microbrewery has become a staple in Central Texas bars, restaurants and grocery stores. Independence has developed a repertoire of favorite craft beers available year-round in bottles, from the easy-drinking Austin Amber, to the dankly hoppy Stash IPA and the dark, rich and roasty Convict Hill Stout. More adventurous fans seek out seasonal draft-only brews like the Lupulust Tripel and the limited Brewluminati series.

Independent Ale Works, The

Krum, TX
Independent Ale Works is a small craft brewery in Denton, TX. We are 100% self funded and proud of it! Our ales represent our passion for great tasting, hand-crafted beer and our love of brewing. "Drink Independent, drink for yourself."

Infamous Brewing Company

Austin, TX
We brew aggressive renditions of traditional style beers.

Jester King Craft Brewery

Austin, TX
Located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Jester King is an authentic farmhouse brewery committed to making artisan ales of great depth and character. Like the small, farmhouse breweries that inspired us, we seek to embrace nature and local terroir in our brewing, giving our beers a true sense of place. We draw water from our well at the brewery to make our beer and at times call upon naturally occurring yeast from the Texas Hill Country to shape our unique flavors. We use as many organic ingredients as possible with the majority of our beer being USDA Certified Organic. We do not rush beer to market, but instead allow it to mature naturally -- often in oak barrels -- prior to re-fermentation in the bottle, cask or keg.

Karbach Brewing Company

Houston, TX
We like beer. A lot. Our background is in the beer biz. Everything from distribution and importing to German training and brewery operations. A few years ago, we had an opportunity that would allow us to open up our own brewery. We jumped on it. We're extremely excited about this brewery, and we think it shows in everything we do. This is just plain fun for us. The day it starts to feel like a job is the day when lightning shall strike us dead. 'Cause, hey, at the end of the day we're making beer. And beer is fun. Join us; it should be a kick ass ride with some cool stops along the way!

Lakewood Brewing Company

Garland, TX
We're a family owned-and-operated microbrewery making internationally inspired and locally crafted beers on the upper east side of Dallas. Schol!

Live Oak Brewing Company

Austin, TX
Live Oak Brewing Company employs an old-world style of brewing rarely found in America today but practiced extensively throughout Germany and the Czech Republic. A decoction mash, open fermentation, and secondary lagering are essential to duplicate the rich maltiness and unique flavors of central European beers. Live Oak has been making extraordinary beer in East Austin for thirsty Texans and travelers since 1997.

Lone Pint Brewery

Magnolia , TX
The Lone Pint Brewery is a grassroots insurrection with the true beer lover in mind. We are dedicated to creating distinctive local Texas ales that are tasty, hoppy and quaffable. We use raw whole cone hops for bittering, flavoring, aroma and dry hopping additions in all of our brews. However, an equally important ingredient is the renewable energy that powers our brewery. The spent grain is fed to a local dairy farmer's cows and the spent hops are composted. Craft brewing is an American institution. Our brewhouse and tanks are from Nevada, our boiler from Pennsylvania, our kegging machine from California, our chiller from Oregon, and our mill from Canada (close enough, eh!). Point being, we kept the love at home, doing our part to insure that craft brewing will always remain an American institution.

New Republic Brewing Company

College Station, TX
The first and only microbrewery in Aggieland. Founded in 2010 by a bunch of Aggies, and one slightly befuddled non-Aggie, that love to drink & share craft beer.

No Label Brewing Company

Katy, TX
No Label Brewing Co.'s first home was an old rice silo sitting empty in Old Town Katy. We signed the lease and after many months of sweat and tears our brewery was ready. We started holding small tastings for family and friends, who told their families and friends, and the numbers began to grow. We like to think of the tasting at the brewery as a backyard party with some of our closest friends. We look forward to having you join us and chatting over a pint of beer.

Pedernales Brewing Company

Fredericksburg, TX
Texas Hill Country's newest microbrewery, Pedernales Brewing Co., features skillfully crafted classic- and German-style lagers and ales, including its flagship Lobo, a distinctive lager whose recipe dates back to 1910. Based in Fredericksburg, PBC honors tradition by brewing distinctive seasonal beers year round.

Rahr & Sons Brewing

Fort Worth, TX
The Rahr name has been associated with the brewing industry for over 166 years. Starting in 1847 with Fritz Rahr's great-great Grandfather and the opening of the Rahr Brewery and Malt Company in Manitowoc, WI. Fast-forward to 2004, when 5th generation brewer Fritz Rahr opened the Rahr & Son's Brewing Co in Fort Worth, TX. As a pioneer in the craft beer industry, Fritz has maintained his family's high quality standards and the love for producing a fun, family-friendly environment. With his feet firmly planted on Texas soil, Fritz Rahr, along with the Rahr crew, plan on being around as long as you keep drinking.

Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling

San Antonio, TX
Ranger Creek is a combined brewery/distillery proudly located in San Antonio, TX. We make beer and whiskey in our "brewstillery," and we make it by hand one batch at a time with lots of love and attention. We like to focus on the relationship between beer and whiskey. As a combined operation, we can do things to highlight this relationship that no one else can, like age our own beer in our own bourbon barrels and distill our beers into whiskeys. We also use much of the same equipment to make both our beer and our whiskey, and we can do this because there are a lot of similarities between the two processes. It's actually really cool to see, and we invite you to come take a tour and learn about it for yourself.

Real Ale Brewing Company

Blanco, TX
Welcome to the Texas Hill Country - the home of Real Ale Brewing Company, where a dedicated team of brewers produces quality handcrafted ales. Utilizing a 60-barrel stainless steel brewing system, we incorporate 100% malted grain, domestic and imported hops, and crystal clear water into our unique recipes. We've been brewing since 1996, and now you can find Real Ale all over the Lone Star State. If you don't see us at your favorite stores, bars and restaurants, make sure to ask for us by name! Cheers and thanks for your support!

Revolver Brewing

Granbury, TX
Revolver Brewing has been brewing fine craft beers since August 2012. The brewery is located in Granbury, Texas, 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth. The brewery was founded by the son and father team of Rhett and Ron Keisler along with Grant Wood, former brewmaster with nationally known craft brewer Samuel Adams (a.k.a. Boston Beer Brewing Co.).

Rogness Brewing Company

Pflugerville, TX
Located in the north Austin/Pflugerville area, Rogness Brewing Company specializes in creating small, handcrafted batches of beer. Their first two beers, Ost (Porter) and Bella (Belgian Golden Ale), debuted on draught on March 26, 2012. Forrest and Diane Rogness have experimented with many different hops and exotic ingredients over the years and are proud to be sharing their unique recipes on draught and in 22-oz bottles. Their growing lineup of beers range from imperial IPAs to Scotch ales to chai spiced ambers and everything in between.

Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Houston, TX
Saint Arnold Brewing is Texas' oldest craft brewery and it's most award winning. Located in a 1914 warehouse, the brewery overlooks downtown Houston. Saint Arnold has won a combined 26 Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup Medals. Started in 1994, the goal of Saint Arnold is to brew and sell the best beer in Texas and to be an institution Texas is proud of.

South Austin Brewing Company

Austin, TX
Austin microbrewery specializing in style-challenging, naturally carbonated 750ml wire-corked bottles. We brew our Belgian-inspired strong ales with authentic old-world Abbey techniques, and the finest malted barley available in the world. We also regularly host the most authentic Texas musicians in our event space and tasting room.

Southern Star Brewing Company

Conroe, TX
Southern Star Brewing Company is the first brewery in Montgomery County and the first Texas brewery to can craft beer. Best known for Bombshell Blonde, Southern Star makes many other beer styles; most leaning toward regionally traditional styles.

Spoetzl Brewery

Shiner, TX
The Spoetzl Brewery was founded in 1909, and is the oldest independent craft brewery in Texas. Our original brewmaster, Kosmos Spoetzl, brewed for 35+ years in Shiner, Texas, surviving Prohibition and the growth of large breweries during his tenure. In the 1970s and 1980s, the brewery's Shiner Premium and Shiner Premium Bock beers had less than 1 percent of the Texas market. In 1983, Spoetzl produced 60,000 barrels of beer; in 1990 only 36,000. Facing tough times, the brewery focused on creating more specialty/craft styles under the supervision of new brewmaster Jimmy Mauric. Also, we expanded our footprint to the entire state, instead of just servicing the areas around the brewery in Shiner. Jimmy has been with the Spoetzl brewery 35 years now, and as of 2013, the Spoetzl brewery is the fourth-largest craft brewery and tenth-largest overall brewery in the United States, employing 125 Texans!

Texian Brewing Company

Richmond, TX
At Texian, we're more than a brewery, we're a State of mind. Not only do we strive to brew world-class beers but we also embody everything Texan and help spread our state's rich history.

Thirsty Planet Brewing Company

Austin, TX
Good, old-fashioned passion. Doing the right thing. Giving back. Thirsty Planet Brewing Company strives to produce great beer while aspiring to these higher purposes. We are a small, passionate three-year-old brewery located in Oak Hill producing three beers year round and a host of seasonal beers. Tours and tastings are every Saturday, 11-3 (sign up at thirstyplanet.net).

Twisted X Brewing Company

Cedar Park, TX
Mexican-style craft lagers made right here in Central Texas that we call Tex Mex Beer. Twisted X Brewing Co. recently moved to Dripping Springs, Texas. After running our pilot brewery for two years in Cedar Park, we are launching our new Hill Country destination-style brewery location with nearly 10,000 sq. ft. in October 2013. Our specialty is Mexican-style beer made in Texas, which we call Tex Mex Beer. So try a Tex Mex Lager, and always drink upstream from the herd.