Category Archives: Breweries

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7 Things You Should Know About Austin’s Circle Brewing

Circle Brewing strives to create better beer using water, malt, hops, yeast, and absolutely nothing else. Since 2010, Circle Brewing in Austin, Texas has been brewing beer that combines the principles of the German Purity Law with a little creativity & Texas spirit. Here’s 7 things everyone should know about this classic Austin brewery.

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7 Things Everyone Should Know About Real Ale Brewing Company

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.

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Like Mother, Like Daughter: Two Women Keeping Their Family Tradition Alive

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.

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Big Changes are Coming to One of Austin’s Oldest Brewpubs

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.

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Craft Breweries That Distill: Real Spirits Distilling Co.

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

Fresh AF: Wet Hopping with Austin Beerworks

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.

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Reviving Milwaukee’s Historic Pabst Brewery

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.

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What to Know About Celis Brewery’s Return to Austin

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

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