On Tuesday, at Nickel City in Austin, TX, 22 of Texas’s best bartenders competed in Liquor.com’s 2018 Ultimate Bartender Championship sponsored by Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky. The competition went five rounds, testing the skills that pay the bills with the grand champion headed to the Athens Bar Show in Greece.
Curious about what is West Texas? Want to escape from the city? Whether you want to keep yourself busy hiking and exploring Big Bend National Park, or would prefer to lay on a hammock with a cold beer in with no idea where your phone is, West Texas is a peaceful oasis where you can take advantage of both.
Ever notice the overlap of craft beer and dog lovers? Well so did Divine Canines. This year their fundraising event, Barks for Beers, is partnering with 20 of Austin’s finest craft breweries for a fun, month-long, community event for you and your pup!
With 22 years in the bag, there’s plenty of Real Ale Brewing Company history, interesting tidbits, and random trivia behind the brewery and its beers. Which is exactly why I wanted to share some of that with not only beer drinkers everywhere, but especially new craft beer drinkers in Hill Country.
Big Texas Beer Fest is Dallas, Texas’s original beer festival. Spanning two sessions, 100+ breweries, and 500+ beers, this festival was started several years ago by a husband and wife team passionate about great beer, local businesses, and giving back to their community.
Inspired by some of Belgium’s most popular pubs, Mort Subite gives visitors a Belgian experience and the most diverse assortment of Belgian beers right in the heart of downtown Austin. There’s 24 taps (pouring both Belgian and local craft beers), plus a cellar stocked with a long, long list of unique and rare bottles.
Caroline Wallace has a lengthy (and diverse) resume packed with accomplishments that have had a massive impact on not just Austin’s craft beer community, but the industry at large. And it’s an honor to share her story and passion for craft beer with you all in this exclusive interview!
A few days before the craziness of SXSW kicked in, I met up with Arianna Auber for a quick chat. As the beer, spirits, and wine writer for the Austin American-Statesman, the city’s major daily newspaper, she keeps us all in the know when it comes to booze.
Celis Brewery in Austin, Texas gained national and international notoriety way back in 1992, years before craft beer was anything like what it is now. The beer that put Pierre Celis on the map was his heavenly Celis White, a Belgian witbier with European origins. Read my interview where I sit down with Pierre’s daughter and granddaughter to see how they’re carrying on the family brewing tradition.
In Austin, Texas we’re blessed with several brewpubs pulling double-duty serving up magnificent dishes to pair with their delicious craft beers. In this guide, you’re gonna find details on each one and their can’t miss brews and bites, Plus, everything else you should know about each unique brewpub.