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.
This is by no means a complete list of all the dog-friendly places in Austin, Texas. I think that might be impossible to list out. In fact, last summer Realtor.com ranked the Top 10 American Cities for Dogs and Austin came in 6th. Considering Realtor.com
It must be that sweet, sweet hill country water, because distilleries both big and small, in Austin are putting out some of the best spirits in the country. There’s nearly a dozen distilleries in Austin and surrounding areas, with more always popping up. Some of these local made Austin spirits have taprooms, and some don’t. Either way, I thought it’d be fun to create a guide for you featuring the best distilleries in Austin. So check out these easy, but in-depth guide to spirits and distilleries in Hill Country. There’s a little something for everyone, so drink up, Austin!
Cider is one of the best gluten-free options for those who appreciate craft beverages. Lucky for them (and everyone else!), Austin is blooming with cider right now. So here’s my updated guide to all things Austin cider.
It’s that time of year! Girl Scout Cookie season is upon us and it’s time to stock up and munch out. Of course, a holiday like this deserves a craft beer celebration. Girl Scout Cookie and beer pairings are a delicious spin on the popular treat. Here’s how to pair your favorite Girl Scout Cookies with craft beer. Plus, my local Austin beer and Girl Scout Cookie pairing picks.
The San Antonio Cocktail Conference is a 5-day long celebration of cocktails. With the top experts and bartenders around the country hosting educational seminars, crafting incredible cocktails, and finishing it off with some of the best parties you’ll ever attend. Here’s what to you need to know about the San Antonio Cocktail Conference, plus the 3 big trends I’m predicting for 2018!
I can’t believe another year is in the bag. Before we head into 2018, I wanted to share some of my favorite memories and moments from 2017. This little blog sure has kept me busy with one exciting project after another. Unfortunately, in the hustle and bustle of all these projects, many incredible stories have unfortunately fallen through the cracks.
Most of the breweries in this city have only been making beer for a few years, but they’re already putting out some phenomenal beers and people across the country are beginning to notice. This guide includes some of the most essential Dallas breweries (and even a cidery!). If you’re coming to the ‘Big D’ for a visit or just driving through, here are 7 spots in Dallas that are not to be missed.