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Meet the Brewery Architects Designing the Next Generation of Taprooms

What makes OPA Design Studio unique is their eye for creating taprooms that are as beautiful as they are functional. They’ve designed some of the most innovative and mesmerizing taprooms in Austin, Texas. From Friends & Allies to Live Oak Brewing, there’s a good chance you’ve enjoyed a craft beer in one of their buildings.

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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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A Peek into Monkey Shoulder’s 2018 Ultimate Bartender Championship

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.

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Barks for Beers: Dogs, Craft Beer, and a Good Cause

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!

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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.

Big Texas Beer Fest

Big Texas Beer Fest 2018 Recap

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.

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Discovering Belgian Beer Through a Pub in Downtown Austin

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.

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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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