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.
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.
Uncle Billy’s is no stranger to change. But change is always good for this Austin brewpub that’s going on 12 years of serving brews and BBQ. Uncle Billy’s announced this past week, Stephen Wagner, will be transitioning from his role as the brewpub’s general manager to the new head brewer.
“The more breweries the better.” That was something Mike Alvarado, General Manager of the new Ballast Point Brewing in Daleville, Virginia, said to me several times during our interview on my recent visit home. And Mike wasn’t talking about more Ballast Point breweries. He was
Homebrewing is 100% legal, and doesn’t require a fancy setup to get started. You’re allowed to master your craft while experimenting with ingredients and styles. Unfortunately, being a home distiller, or moonshiner, is highly illegal and requires a still, making it further out of reach
This week, the brewers at Austin Beerworks were patiently waiting the arrival of a very special ingredient: fresh Centennial hops. The hops were harvested Wednesday morning in Oregon and immediately thrown into the jet-set life. Arriving by plane late Wednesday evening, the Centennial hops from Crosby Hop Farm in Willamette Valley Oregon are a crucial ingredient to Austin Beerwork’s Heavy Machinery Wet Hop IPA.
The historic Pabst Brewery campus closed without notice in 1996 while under a different ownership group. The abrupt closure left hundreds of Milwaukeeans unemployed and the buildings sat empty until September 11, 2001. That was the day Jim Haertel heard the news that his offer to purchase the Pabst Brewery was accepted.
Celis Brewery will hold its Grand Opening Tuesday, July 11, to mark the official return of Austin’s first craft brewery. Originally founded by famed Belgian brewer and Christine’s father, Pierre Celis, the party is scheduled 25 years to the day of the original’s brewery’s grand
Uncle Billy’s Brewery in Austin, Texas is one of the oldest brewpubs in the city. This weekend, they’ll be celebrating 11 incredible years of brewing craft beer. The brewery and smokehouse will celebrate its 11th anniversary with a specially brewed Belgian Ale (plus, firkins!!) and
Parkway Brewing is a brewery in Southwest Virginia that will always be special to me. This Virginia Brewery was where my love for craft beer developed and the same place I first felt a connection to the craft beer community. I’ve written about a lot