Kick off Texas Craft Brewers Festival weekend at the opening night event—Partners in Craft. 

Fiesta Gardens (East Side Entrance) | Friday, September 27 | 5:30-9pm


A distinctively Texan celebration of collaboration, this intimate evening sampling event the night before the big 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 Aubrey Hays and Rock Bottom String Band, a variety of local artisans curated by Austin Flea, local food vendors Hold Out Brewing, Vista Brewing, and S. Baker Kitchen at Roughhouse Brewing, and a beautiful view of sunset on Lady Bird Lake.

Standalone tickets & TCBF bundle tickets are available HERE.

 


House of Torment Pumpkin Ale

Collaboration with House of Torment, 13th Floor Productions

Pumpkin Amber Ale
6% ABV | 24 IBU
A lighter, crisper pumpkin ale than most. Designed for the standing in line with crowds of horror fans, waiting to get into the House of Torment and 13th Floor Production haunted houses.

Collaboration Notes

One of our owners moonlights as a make-up artist at the House of Torment here in Austin, TX. After a successful collaboration last year, and a number of smaller events, we are expanding our collaboration to both Houston and San Antonio for 2019.

Con Beer

Collaboration with MondoCon

Tropical Wit
5% ABV | 10 IBU
A Belgian-style Wit and Hazy IPA hybrid, fermented with Norwegian Kveik yeast for an extra tropical punch.

Collaboration Notes

Our 3rd collaboration beer with MondoCon, an annual showcase of some of the world's best screenprinting artists.

Before The Internet: Digging in the Crates

Collaboration with B52 Brewing, Craft Pride

Hazy Milkshake DIPA
8.5% ABV
Hazy Milkshake DIPA hopped with Citra and El Dorado- conditioned on oodles of Apricot Puree and TONS of Hand Cut Mexican Vanilla Beans

Collaboration Notes

With our new and fostering relationship with our beer friends at Craft Pride- we put our heads together to create a decadent stone fruit-focused, milkshake DIPA. Thick, fruity, creamy & Hoppy! We're excited about this beer-friendship.

Austin Underground

Collaboration with Real Ale, Vista Brewing, Texas Brewshed Alliance

American Pilsner
4.5% ABV | 11 IBU
Brewed with City of Austin water, pilsner malt, flaked corn, Ahtanum hops and lagered to showcase the profile of our unique water sources. Light, crisp and refreshingly drinkable.

Collaboration Notes

This beer was brewed with breweries from 3 different water sources across the central Texas area. Inspired by the Texas Brewshed Alliance, all 3 breweries used the same ingredients and recipe to create 3 unique versions of the same beer.

Tiger's Blood

Collaboration with Easy Tiger Crew

Sour Summer Beer with Watermelon, Strawberries, and Coconut
3.5% ABV | 7 IBU
Just like the shaved ice...a Hawaiian tropical delight!

Collaboration Notes

A whole lotta hands were needed to chop up hundreds of pounds of watermelon and fresh strawberries. The Easy Tiger Crew came prepared with claws out!

Mini Margarita

Collaboration with Bravado Spice

IPA w/Pineapple and Jalapenos
6.3% ABV | 75 IBU
This double dry hopped IPA combines Citra and Mosaic hops plus a whole heck ton of love from the spicy crew at Bravado Spice. Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita mix balances out the bitterness from the IPA base.

Collaboration Notes

There is one true face in life that no one can argue against, every single person in the universe loves hot sauce and beer. Eureka Heights high fived their way into Bravado Spices life and we've been super best friends ever since.

2019 Texas Harvest

Collaboration with Bending Branch Winery

American Sour/Wild Ale
8.9% ABV | 5 IBU
Our original barrel-aged wild ale Ananke refermented with Texas Tannat wine grapes.

Collaboration Notes

Our second collaboration, we have mirrored the previous incarnation. 60 gallons of Tannat grape must was refermented with Ananke aged in Bending Branch Carbono barrels with a blend of Pediococcus and Brettanomyces morpheus from Inland Island instead of Brett. bruxellensis. Slightly more sour than the original, still with tons of tannin and cherry-like fruit character.

Honey Blonde

Collaboration with Round Rock Honey

Blonde Ale brewed with Honey
5.5% ABV | 18 IBU
Clean easy drinking Blonde Ale with a touch of oats for a silky mouthfeel. Brewed with Round Rock honey to give it a subtle sweetness and a wonderful aroma.

Collaboration Notes

We used a gallon of Round Rock Honey in a 3.5bbl batch of a blonde ale recipe. This is a new beer for us and our first time working with Round Rock Honey but are hoping to make this beer a regular in our lineup forging an ongoing partnership with Round Rock Honey.

Really Really Good Hops, Like for Real

Collaboration with 11 Below and Sigma Brewing

DDH Fresh Hop Pale Ale
6% ABV | 40 IBU
Made with stupidly high amounts of real good hops flown in fresh from harvest.

Collaboration Notes

Really, though. Really good hops.

DDH Greenhouse IPA

Collaboration with Carlos Arellano, Joshua Bullock

Hazy IPA
6.8% ABV | 30 IBU
Greenhouse IPA was originally launched in 2013 as a way for us to showcase our favorite brewing ingredient, hops! Each batch was dry-hopped with a single hop variety. We're bringing this hop experiment back to life, this time even bigger and better than before! With a grain bill built on base malt with hefty additions of flaked oats and wheat, we layer in some of our favorite hop varieties with multiple dry-hop additions throughout fermentation and conditioning. The result is an absolute juice bomb with hefty notes of tangerine, peach, pineapple and grapefruit and a smooth, soft finish.

Collaboration Notes

We've partnered up with a couple of our best buds and favorite local artists to create the branding for the re-introduction of our DDH Greenhouse IPA! This beer has been one of our favorite projects since we first released it in 2013 and we're stoked to bring in collaborators to represent the beer visually through can label and tap handle design.

Fruit with Friends (Blackberry Cobbler a la Mode)

Collaboration with Turning Point Brewing Co

Berliner Weisse
6.8% ABV | 7 IBU
Tart Berliner conditioned on blackberries, cinnamon sticks, pastry dough and vanilla beans.

Collaboration Notes

This is the 3rd in the Fruit with Friends series of collaboration Berliner Weisses and our 8th collaboration with our friends from Turning Point in Dallas.

Tejano Coffee

Collaboration with Quantum Coffee Roasters

Coffee stout
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

Collaboration Notes

We try to support local business if at all possible. For this brew we wanted to highlight Quantum Coffee Roasters for their amazing coffee roasting abilities. It was fun sitting down to decide on a blend for the Tejano. They are as passionate about coffee as we are about beer.

Morning Rye'd

Collaboration with Red Horn

Black Rye IPA Infused w/ Red Horn Coffee
6.9% ABV | 70 IBU
Collaboration between Last Stand Brewing and Red Horn. A delightful Black Rye IPA infused with coffee.

Collaboration Notes

Red Horn Coffee added to Last Stand Brewing Black Rye IPA. Both brew teams came together at out at the Last Stand brewhouse.

Beowulf

Collaboration with Hopperdashery

Scandinavian Fresh Hop Ale
5.2% ABV | 20 IBU
Fresh hops local pale ale

Collaboration Notes

Beowulf has notes of berry, mango, sweet citrus/clementine, and a slight spiciness. All fresh hops from Hopperdashery (Zeus, Triple Pearl, and Centennial), fermented with Voss kveik yeast.

El Cuero

Collaboration with Cuvee Coffee

White Stout
7% ABV | 37 IBU
A white stout brewed with extra Extra Pale Maris Otter, Caramalt, flaked oats, flaked barley, Ecuadorian Cacao Nibs, and Cuvee Coffee.

Collaboration Notes

This coffee comes from the Las Mingas Project in the southwestern part of Columbia in La Plata. Loosely translated, Las Mingas means "For the Good of All". The project is a co-op of several small farmers who come together as a group to collaborate and raise the quality of their coffee collectively. Their commitment to education and quality allows them to provide freshly harvested coffee year-round.

Rum Barrel Aged Merdude

Collaboration with Coffee Waves, Wild Horse

BA Russian Imperial Coffee Milk Stout
10% ABV | 60 IBU
Our Stout abides with the flavors of roasted barley, chocolate and smooth cold brew coffee from our partnership with Coffee Waves here in Corpus & Wild Horse Distillery in Kingsville to use their Rum barrels for our first BA beer. The initial nose is soft & boozy notes. the mellow rum flavor and warming as you finish. Slight woody appeal from the barrel and a more velvety fullness and toasty notes of the beer. The milk sugars have a sharper sweetness with the rum and we feel that really ties it all together, but that’s just, like our opinion, man.

Collaboration Notes

Coffee grounds from Coffee Waves a local coffee roaster, Rum barrels from Wild Horse Distillery

Moogerfooger

Collaboration with Batch

Hazy Blended IPA
5.5% ABV | 40 IBU
Hazy Blended IPA brewed with our friends at Batch. Hopped heavily with Citra Cryo, Amarillo Cryo, and Comet. Blended with sour Foeder beer to brighten things up.

Collaboration Notes

Neighborly Manor Rd. collaboration!

Old Fashioned Monster Blood

Collaboration with Christopher Orf, Jason Vines

terrifyingly unique ale brewed with gremlin blood, warlock sweat, and dragon tears, touched with brimstone and fire
5.5% ABV | 23 IBU
A mad scientist's blend of an Old Fashioned, blonde ale, and movie monster blood, made with edible SFX ingredients used by the likes of Alfred Hitchcock ("Psycho"), William Friedkin ("The Exorcist"), and Bruce Campbell ("Evil Dead"). The concoction is rumored to give the gifts of shapeshifting and telekinesis to those who imbibe it properly, under a full moon in a graveyard. It should taste surprisingly light and slightly sweet, with hints of citrus and bourbon.

Collaboration Notes

Jason Vines is a special effects makeup artist who has worked on Fear The Walking Dead and other horror shows. Since several items used in making fake blood are edible--for instance, Alfred Hitchcock's famous shower scene in "Psycho" used straight chocolate syrup for the blood--we decided to put them into beer. Jason Vines will also be making a "gargoyle with beer" figurine for a table display to present with the beer.

HIPster Ale

Collaboration with My Possibilities

Blonde
4.8% ABV | 25 IBU
This blonde ale is brewed with Lemon Drop and Cascade hops. Light and slightly bready, it is ideal for drinking anytime. The hops will leave the beer with a citrus finish with some notes of pine.

Collaboration Notes

My Possibilities is a 501(c)(3) for cause organization serving adults with disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Autism, Asperger’s, Prader-Willi, head injuries and more. My Possibilities is the first full-day, full-year educational program of its kind in Collin County. My Possibilities is designed to provide people with cognitive disabilities the chance to continue their education. We provide vocational skills, socialization opportunities, trade skills, and independent living skills to HIPsters, Hugely Important People. Their students, that give them the chance to live the life they deserve.

Pizza Party Pils

Collaboration with abgb

Crispy Lager
3.8% ABV
A crispy boi brewed by friends showcasing a new experimental hop ADHA1940.

Collaboration Notes

Who doesn't love a pizza party! Brewed for us industry folks, who love to throw a few ice crispy lagers back after a long day in the brewhouse. Blending Pinthouse Pizza's love of hops and ABGB's love of lagers Pizza Party is the beer we want to drink when we want to drink a few.

The Haire and Antler

Collaboration with Denton County Brewing Co.

Texas Farmhouse Ale
7% ABV | 28 IBU
This farmhouse style ale has a medium-light body, with peach, pear and citrus notes derived from an ale yeast strain harvested from Big Bend National Park in West Texas. The biscuit malt backbone, low vanilla notes and gentle hop spicing complement the bold yeast character from this uniquely Texas creation.

Collaboration Notes

Rabbit Hole Brewing and Denton Counting Brewing are located near each other, and brewers Josh Mercer of RHB and Seth Morgan of DCB share similar philosophies on brewing. We wanted to collaborate to create a beer showcasing many of the ingredients available from Texas producers, that would be refreshing and eminently drinkable on a hot Texas summer day. All malts that were used are Texas-derived, from Maverick Malt House in Wildorado. The yeast is from Texas Cultures Laboratories, harvested from the Big Bend region in West Texas.

Downpour Lager

Collaboration with Brewshed Alliance: Blackstar Coop & Vista Brewing

American Lager
4.5% ABV | 10 IBU
American Lager using rainwater as brewing source. 75% Pils malt 25% flaked rice Ahtunum hops for bittering and flavor/aroma

Collaboration Notes

Clean lager emphasizing water source, to be compared with same recipe from other breweries utilizing their local water source.

Full Tilt Boogie

Collaboration with Eureka Heights Brew Co

Hoppy Wheat Wine
10% ABV | 45 IBU
A Hoppy Wheat Wine with Citra + Amarillo

Collaboration Notes

We both love super session-able, low ABV beers. So naturally we brewed a 10% Hoppy Wheat Wine and called it Full Tilt Boogie.

Rob and Todd’s Excellent Adventure

Collaboration with Green House Craft Food

Pumpkin Pecan Pie Pale Stout
9% ABV | 30 IBU
Pale Stout w/ smoked and roasted pie pumpkins, spices, roasted pecans, Cacao, Molasses, Coffee, vanilla, and Lactose.

Collaboration Notes

Brewed in collaboration with Green House Craft Food in Round Rock & Georgetown. A special brew to celebrate our relationship and their relationship with Texas Craft Beer. Green House Craft Food regularly hosts Texas Craft Beer and food pairings, and is a fixture at special events hosted at Red Horn.

Blazin Bock

Collaboration with Mikey V's Hot Sauce

Doppelbock with added peppers and spices
6.2% ABV | 45 IBU
This doppelbock is rich and malty and provides a nice well rounded body.

Collaboration Notes

Mikey and Andrew teamed up to brew a doppelbock mixed with some of the most popular and hottest peppers ON EARTH. Dried and powderized peppers provide a wealth of flavor, forming the yin to the doppelbock's yang. The peppers are added to balance the maltiness and the heat and flavor from the peppers so that this beer is still easily enjoyed.

Perry Me

Collaboration with Polk Sharp Farms

Barrel Aged Pale Ale
6.8% ABV | 48 IBU
For this beer, we took approximately 60 lbs of whole, fresh pears from Polk Sharp Farms in San Augustine, Texas and added them to a single Remy Martin Cognac barrel. We then racked Pub Crawl, our Pale Ale, onto the pears and allowed the beer to mature for 19 months. We then blended some 3 year old stock of Texas Honey Saison in Chardonnay barrels as well as some fresh Day Dream prior to packaging. The result is a refreshing beer with subtle notes of sourdough and pears balanced with soft bitterness, that ultimately highlights some unique flavors of TX

Collaboration Notes

We met the folks from Polk Farms at a farmers market and now source many items from them for adjuncts.

Easy

Collaboration with Easy Tiger and St Elmo Brewing Co (Matt Russell, David Norman, Bryan Winslow)

Helles Lager
4.4% ABV | 15 IBU
Munich-style Helles lager brewed with an heirloom Weyermann Barke Pilsner malted barley and Hallertau Mittlefruh. This beer lives up to its name. It is Easy. But don't mistake that for flavorless. This beer is light, yet packs a ton of swagger and nuance.

Collaboration Notes

We teamed up with the famed baker and DoughPuncher himself, David Norman, to brew a traditional German lager that would pair perfectly with Easy Tiger's pretzels.

SmokeTaylorFest

Collaboration with Ryan Davenport

Oktoberfest
6% ABV | 20 IBU
Built on the backbone of our seasonal release the OkTaylorfest, the SmokeTaylorFest is a traditional Marzen Lager brewed with smoked 2-row. Pitmaster Ryan Davenport blended Pecan and Post Oak to create smokey blend that is rich in flavor yet subtle enough to not overwhelm the malty sweetness of the grain bill and smooth lager finish.

Collaboration Notes

Taylor Texas is well know for its BBQ and Ryan Davenport is one of the best Pit Masters in town and when the idea of a collaboration Smoked Beer came up both the JD Gins of Texas Beer Company and Ryan jumped at the opportunity. Outside of collaborating JD and Ryan enjoy playing corn hole, drinking beers and listening to music!

184ft Stout

Collaboration with Kong Screenprinting

Dry Stout
3.8% ABV | 28 IBU
Deliciously roasty with light caramel and toffee undertones

Collaboration Notes

Dry stout is a favorite style of the owners of Kong and its "inky" color makes for a nice tie-in with our screenprinting collaborators since they also plan to use the beer to print t-shirts for the festival.

Honeyland

Collaboration with Texas Yeast Lab, Blacklands Malt, Austin Honey Company, Alamo Drafthouse

Honey Saison
5.75% ABV | 28 IBU
This bright, effervescent Saison is Brewed with local honey, malt, and yeast to highlight some of the flavors of Central Texas. Fruity and floral aromas blend with a crisp crackery malt flavor that finishes pleasantly dry.

Collaboration Notes

Brewed in collaboration with Alamo Drafthouse, Austin Honey Co, Blacklands malt & Texas Yeast Lab to celebrate the Biggest Little Farm Documentary feature. As many local ingredients as possible were used to reflect the spirit of the film.

Peach Jalapeño DDH IPA

Collaboration with Profound Microfarms

Double-Dry Hopped IPA
7% ABV | 40 IBU
We took our juicy, New England style double-dry hopped IPA and added local peaches and jalapeños to give it a fruity aroma with a bit of spice at the end.

Collaboration Notes

Profound Microfarms was conceived out of a desire to share a passion for fresh and local produce, and truly sustainable agricultural practices while making a difference in our community. We are a family farm located in Lucas, Texas driven by a passion to provide the absolute highest quality, best tasting fruit, lettuces, herbs and microgreens.

130 Toll

Collaboration with Two Wheel Brewing, Texas Beer Company

IPA
6.3% ABV | 75 IBU
From one small town to another we took a little bit of this and that and added warrior, cascade, and simcoe hops. We brought back the classics to this American IPA.

Collaboration Notes

Done on our one barrel system we combined 2-row, Crystal 10L , Crystal 20L, victory, and carapils. OG - 14.8

Well Head

Collaboration with Texas Brewshed Alliance

American Lager
5.1% ABV | 15 IBU
Vista's Brewshed Lager is a crisp & crushable classic American Lager. Vista sources all of its water for brewing from the Middle Trinity aquifer, 450 feet below the surface in Driftwood. Light, clear, and slightly sweet, this beer truly puts the mineral-rich water front and center.

Collaboration Notes

Great craft beer starts with clean water. The Brewshed is a collaboration of breweries, conservation groups, local businesses and beer lovers working together to preserve our most critical natural resource: clean groundwater. The Vista Brewshed Lager is part of a state-wide collaboration with other Brewshed member breweries to create the exact same recipe, using water from different sources across the state. We chose an American Lager style, a clean and light beer which will highlight the role that water plays in the brewing process.

Numb Numb Juice

Collaboration with Whitestone Brewery & Flix Brewhouse

Imperial Hazy IPA
10% ABV | 60 IBU
A big batch of pineapple and orange juice coming in at 10% loaded with 4 different hop varieties.

Collaboration Notes

Our second Partners in Craft collaboration together, Whitestone and Flix have paired up again to brew a beer we just haven't been able to fit into our schedule up until now. So we chose to go big, especially because we've been wanting to use the name "Numb Numb Juice" for about a year now, so an Imperial Hazy was the natural choice.

Purple Cadillac

Collaboration with Pondaseta Brewing

Imperial Kettle Sour
8.5% ABV | 20 IBU
Imperial blackberry kettle sour

Collaboration Notes

Collaboration with Pondaseta Brewing