Kick off Texas Craft Brewers Festival weekend at the opening night event—Partners in Craft.
Fiesta Gardens (East Side Entrance) | Friday, September 28 | 5:30-9pm
A distinctively Texan celebration of collaboration, this intimate evening sampling event the night before the fest highlights the close-knit camaraderie and community-oriented spirit of the Texas craft beer industry. Taste a unique lineup of handcrafted Texas beers brewed with help and inspiration from a wide variety of community collaborators—like fellow Texas breweries, local farms, coffee roasteries, artisans, and more.
In addition to a terrific lineup of beers (including some making their debut at Partners in Craft) the event, held in the courtyard on the East Side of Fiesta Gardens, will also feature live music from Possessed By Paul James and Steel Betty, a variety of local artisans curated by Austin Flea, and a beautiful view of sunset on Lady Bird Lake.
Get your tickets to Partners in Craft HERE.
Standalone tickets or TCBF bundle tickets available.
PIC Beer List
Brazos Valley Brewing Company
Collaboration with Independence Coffee Company
Pumpkin Spiced Coffee Brown Ale
6.5% ABV | 60 IBU
American style brown ale blended with cold brewed pumpkin spice coffee from Independence Coffee company out of Brenham, TX
BVB and Independence Coffee have been collaborating for a few years now in the making of 7 Spanish Angels coffee brown, this year we decided to spice it up by blending the base beer with pumpkin spiced coffee to help celebrate their 15th anniversary this fall on October 6.
Circle Brewing Company
Collaboration with Blacklands Malt
7.5% ABV | 37 IBU
Archetype Historical IPA pays homage to the India Pale Ales by emulating the Burton-on-Trent IPA. Working closely with Blacklands Malt, we recreated the Burton White Malt, by maintaining low moisture content and kilning at exceptionally low temperatures, thereby keeping down color development. Using only East Kent Golding, we mirrored the hopping schedule and rates of the brewers that invented the style. The brew then spent the next four months in oak barrels, emulating the journey to India. To ensure historical accuracy, each barrel was inoculated with Brettanomyces to recreate its natural introduction from barrel stave reuse on that trade route.
Working closely with Blacklands, we recreated the Burton White Malt from notes, historical records, and descriptions of the beer, targeting that 200 year old specific malt profile. Blacklands was able to mimic that malt by modifying kilning temperatures, keeping color down during development, and emphasizing key characteristics in the final malt's result. The result was an unforgettable beer that won Gold at the World Beer Cup in 2016 in the Historical Beer category.
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Collaboration with Lightsey Farms
7.2% ABV | 55 IBU
The nose is a blend of peaches, apricot and tropical fruit and mango. The taste starts with a big bitter blood orange that morphs into mangos and sweet tropical fruits. There is a lightly sweet malt body that allows the hops to shine while maintaining a nice complexity to the flavor.
We took 50 lbs of whole fresh peaches from Lightsey Farms in Mexia, Texas and added them to our Art Car IPA. The beer was allowed to mature cold on the peaches along with Citra hops for several days. The beer was then kegged, unfiltered, directly from the maturation tank. We work with the Urban Harvest Farmer's Market and host events at our brewery regularly. Lightsey Farms frequents these markets.
Texas Beer Company
Collaboration with Black Sparrow BBQ
5.2% ABV | 30 IBU
This is a smooth amber beer with a light smoked flavor and a clean kolsh yeast finish.
Black Sparrow BBQ is located inside the Black Sparrow Music Parlor. Their Pit-master Ryan Davenport took our base grain and lightly smoked it with his smoker at a low temperature using a some classic varieties of wood.
Rabbit Hole Brewing
Collaboration with Acre Distilling, Ft. Worth TX
Barrel Aged Imperial Red IPA
12.2% ABV | 88 IBU
Off With Your Red Imperial Red IPA aged in a Acre Distilling Bourbon Barrel.
Aged for 6 months in a barrel previously used to age Longhair Jim Bourbon from Acre Distilling in Ft. Worth TX. Extremely limited, only one bourbon barrel of this was made.
Blue Owl Brewing
Collaboration with Lazarus Brewing Co
Sour Mild with Earl Grey Tea
3.6% ABV | 7 IBU
This beer is a light, refreshing, tart English mild brewed with Earl Grey tea for a quenching "Arnold Palmer" feel to it.
This is the second time that the quirky sour brews of Blue Owl have been combined with the subtle, classic stylings of Lazarus.
Collaboration with Waterboy Farms
Heirloom Tomato New England Style Double Dry Hopped IPA
7.2% ABV | 40 IBU
This New England Style IPA is hazy, juicy and double dry hopped which has been brewed and ultimately fermented with heirloom tomatoes. The tomatoes have been skinned, cooked and reduced into a delicious slurry.
These delicious heirloom tomatoes are grown at Waterboy Farms in Lucas, Texas.
Collaboration with Holdout Brewing
6.5% ABV | 20 IBU
A bone dry effervecant IPA. vinious and fruit forward hops are backed by a prickly high carbonation. The dry finish demands another taste.
Austin Beerworks has a long-standing relationship with the fellas behind Holdout Brewing, a brewery in planning in downtown Austin. Brewing veterans Brent "Schmitty" Sapstead and Hayden Winkler, the brewing minds behind this operation, asked if we would be interested in collaborating for the Partners in Craft. Naturally, our reply was "shit yeah, you kidding me," or in actuality, "we would be honored." So we set out to produce a style none of us knew much about, Brut IPA a new emerging style.
Collaboration with Pellets and Patience BBQ, Austin Honey Company
Smoked California Common
5.8% ABV | 32 IBU
A Texas twist on a classic American style. Smoked honey added to a California Common ale.
Pellets and Patience BBQ smoked honey from Austin Honey Company. The honey was then added to our California common style amber ale for an easy drinking beer with a subtle smoky sweet character.
Collaboration with Greenway Coffee, Feges BBQ
Smoked Coffee Marzen
5.4% ABV | 20 IBU
A classic Oktoberfest-style lager brewed with maplewood smoked malt (Feges BBQ) and Brazil pulp-natural coffee (Greenway).
We're thrilled to be collaborating with a local BBQ legend and a true coffee craftsman to create a unique and beautiful beer!
Collaboration with Oddwood Ales
Blended Double IPA
8.5% ABV | 40 IBU
Just Hunks is summery Double IPA that combines some of our favorite elements of sour beer and West Coast IPAs. We took a dry, aggressively hopped double IPA and blended it with aged, foeder fermented sour beer. The resulting blend is an over the top fruity beer with a refreshing tartness.
Brewed at Oddwood Ales
Collaboration with Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Bier De Garde
6.5% ABV | 20 IBU
A classic interpretation of a Biere De' Garde with a little Hill Country Flair. Vista brewed this beer with traditional Belgian and French Malts, Hops and Yeasts. Partnering with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, we used their intimate knowledge of native species to incorporate edible/foraged ingredients from the property to infuse a spice blend unique to our neck of the woods. This beer pours a light red/amber and has subtle savory notes.
Vista Brewing built a recipe for a traditional Bier De' Garde and utilized our relationship with the Wildflower Center to allow a creative and collaborative project where native Central Texas foliage could impart a unique profile to this unique Ale.
Hops & Grain Brewing
Collaboration with Spokesman Coffee
Mixed Culture Barrel Aged Saison with Coffee
6.5% ABV | 18 IBU
We took a custom blend of mixed culture Saison chosen with our friends from Spokesman Coffee and then introduced with one of their righteous, locally roasted coffees. The blend of acidity from both the base beer and the coffee coupled with notes of oak, funk, fruit and a touch of citrus make for an experience you won't soon forget. One of a kind and only produced for Partners in Craft!
A radtastic blend of skills from the brewing team at Hops & Grain and the Coffee wizardry from fine folks at Spokesman Coffee.
Collaboration with Flix Brewhouse
6.5% ABV | 55 IBU
We use a large dose of Simcoe fresh hops as a mash addition and late and dry hop additions of Galaxy and Amarillo for a tropical fruit forward fresh hop hazy IPA
Whitestone Brewery and Flix Brewhouse came together to simultaneously brew a single batch at each location immediately upon next day delivery of our fresh hop order. The hop profile and method of adding was carefully constructed to take advantage and maximize each hop's unique and powerful qualities.
Collaboration with Mikey V
6.7% ABV | 50 IBU
Rentsch Brewery's Weizenbock brewed with Mikey V's spices.
Rentsch Brewery and Mikey V collaboration to combine chili flavors with our Weizenbock.
Zilker Brewing Company
Collaboration with Cuvee Coffee
Coffee Milk Stout
5.8% ABV | 25 IBU
Nitro Coffee Milk Stout with Cuvee Coffee Costa Rican coffee and Hemp Oil
Inspired by Cuvee Coffee's new Hemp Oil Cold Brew. We took our Coffee Milk Stout and added Cuvee's milk chocolatey Costa Rican coffee, then added a touch of their Hemp oil. Served with nitrogen for a silky smooth mouthfeel.
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Collaboration with Oskar Blues Brewery, other CANarchy breweries
Southwestern Rose Ale
5.5% ABV | 20 IBU
CANarchy collaboration ale brewed with mesquite honey, juniper, prickly pear, and yellow dock.
A collaboration beer between all six breweries within CANarchy - Deep Ellum, Oskar Blues, Cigar City, Perrin, Wasatch and Squatters.
St. Elmo Brewing Company
Collaboration with Easy Tiger
Rye Bread Beer
6.5% ABV | 20 IBU
Clean, Spice, Lager-esk, Bread Baby
We teamed up with David Norman, Head Dough Puncher, of Easy Tiger to make a bread-inspired beer. We brewed a roggenbier with our house kolsch yeast, pilsner malt, and Hallertau Mittlefruh. We substituted 110# of Dark Rye Sourdough for the rye malt.
Jester King Brewery
Collaboration with Blacklands Malt
4.4% ABV | 53.5 IBU
farmhouse ale brewed w/ 100% Texas malt and Perle hops
This beer was brewed with 100% malt from Brownsfield, Texas and malted by Blacklands Malt. This is the first beer in recent history to brewed with 100% Texas grown and Texas malted barley.
Lone Pint Brewery
Collaboration with A local bee farm near Livingston, TX
7% ABV | 46 IBU
Braggot is a mead-ale hybrid dating back to the Middle Ages. Our Braggot uses American two row malt and raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized Texas wildflower honey. Whole cone American hops are added to the kettle; it is also dry hopped. This ale is named after the Texas Penateka Comanche War Chief Pots Po-Cha-Na-Quar-Hip. Po-Cha-Na-Quar-Hip's leadership helped to shape the early history of Texas. The Penateka were known as Pehnahterkuh or "honey eaters". Tasting notes: bright orange-yellow with a hoppy citrus and honey scented white head; robust wildflower honey and hop flavor, followed by clean hop bitterness, finishing with light herbally sweetness.
Po-Cha-Na-Quar-Hip was brewed in collaboration with a local bee farm near Livingston.
8th Wonder Brewery
Collaboration with Greenway Coffee Co
Vietnamese Coffee Porter
4.6% ABV | 18 IBU
Brown porter infused with lactose and coffee. Based on the popular Vietnamese coffee drink cafe sua da.
Greenway Coffee Co. is the local Houston roaster who provides the tasty potent beans we brew and infuse this porter with.
Real Ale Brewing Company
Collaboration with Austin Beerworks
7% ABV | 30 IBU
In Texas we don’t follow the trends of New Englanders! We do lagers, ‘cause it’s hot as hell! We make our own trends! In that inventive spirit we’ve partnered with our friends at Austin Beerworks to create a hazy, India pale lager. Juicy, round, hazy, hoppy as hell with the Bite of a lager!
Collab. with Austin Beerworks brewed on our new 10Hl pilot system.
Southern Star Brewing Company
Collaboration with Channing Herrin (Nobi Public House)
9.3% ABV | 18 IBU
Tripel brewed with a gypsy brewer (Channing Herrin) in a traditional style, then dry hopped with Sorachi Ace
Channing has been doing a gypsy brewer program this year with several Texas breweries. We initially discussed and designed the beer, then on brew day Channing came out and worked with our brewers to produce the beer.
Collaboration with White Elephant Coffee Co
8.25% ABV | 36 IBU
I made a cup of coffee, and I swear I heard the beers in our tanks whisper: “WTF?!”, so I quickly combined the two. Thank goodness, because now we can drink beer for big ideas and coffee to get them done – all at the same time. This is a Robust Porter base with lots of malty, chocolate undertones, perfect for the 30 lbs of coffee we added.
We try to support local business if at all possible. For this brew we wanted to highlight White Elephant Coffee Company for their amazing coffee roasting abilities. It was fun sitting down in their eclectic shop, to decide on a blend for the Tejano. These guys are as passionate about coffee as we are about beer. We agreed on a blend of Mexico-Chiapas and Colombia-Tolima. If you haven’t been yet, go visit Dorian and crew at 110 W. Carolina Street – just 5 minutes from our brewery.
Uncle Billy's Brewery & Smokehouse
Collaboration with Lone Star Citrus Growers
3.7% ABV | 15 IBU
Refreshingly well balanced with bready-sweet malts, delicate noble hops, and bright grapefruit flavor.
We sourced grapefruit juice from south Texas to "keep it local"
Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co.
Collaboration with NXNW (Stone Lake)
American IPA w/ White Wine Juice
7.5% ABV | 50 IBU
Wineoceros is a bright and fruity take on IPA. Brewed with New Zealand white wine juice and Australian and American hops, Wineoceros bursts with melon, grassy, and citrusy aromas and flavors.
Brewed in collaboration between Red Horn and NXNW Stone Lake.
Eureka Heights Brew Co
Collaboration with Freetail Brewing Company
Hoppy Rye Kolsch (Citra and Ekuanot hops; house Kölsch yeast)
4.5% ABV | 40 IBU
Our version of this I-10 collaboration uses Kolsch yeast to add a nice, clean floral characteristic to this hybrid beer. Citra hops and rye malt combine in the most enjoyable way.
The love child of Mostly Harmless Citra Pale and Rye Wit, this beer is almost as beautiful as Scott Metzger himself. The third time Jason Davis bailed us out of jail we knew we owed him a favor. This beer is that favor.
Freetail Brewing Company - Pub
Collaboration with Eureka Heights Brewing Co.
Dry-Hopped Rye Kolsch Wit Bier (Citra and Mandarina hops; Hoegaarden yeast)
4.5% ABV | 30 IBU
Our Rye Wit and Mostly Harmless, combined to form the next new trend in craft beer: a citrus-forward Dry-Hopped Kolsch with rye in place of traditional wheat, and fermented with Belgian wit yeast.
Two house originals--slightly out-of-whack styles that meld together like two slightly out-of-whack breweries deeply in like with each other.
Collaboration with Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co.
5.2% ABV | 14 IBU
An easy-drinking altbier with toasty malt flavors and fruity yeast notes.
Zack and Chris worked on the recipe together and brewed it at the Brewtorium
Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company, The
Collaboration with Farm To Table
Fruited American-Style Sour Ale
The sixth batch of our "You'll See Baby" sour project, we use 225 pounds of strawberries from Poteet, TX and ferment with lactobacillus. The result is a refreshing sour ale with an aroma of fresh strawberry jam, and a flavor that bursts on your palate like a strawberry SweeTART®.
Farm to Table supplies us every year with strawberries grown right here in Texas, Poteet Texas to be exact. And every year we put a bunch in our fermenter and add lactobacillus.
Orf Brewing LLC
Collaboration with Justin Davis
6.2% ABV | 32 IBU
Orf Brewing's Honey Roast amber-black hybrid ale, made with Vienna malt and roasted barley, aged on bourbon-infused applewood chips.
Justin Davis is an Austin improvisor, actor and writer, as well as an avid foodie and connoisseur of spirits. Orf is the chief brewery officer at Orf Brewing, and he is also a experienced improvisor and actor. Davis and Orf have performed on stage together many times over the past decade at theaters around Austin. The idea for this beer came about after one such performance as the two craftsmen discussed about new ideas for both shows and beers.