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.
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.
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.
Going down in East Austin’s Festival Gardens on Saturday, September 30th, is the largest beer festival in Texas focused soled on Texas-brewed craft beer! This year, the festival is hosting 65+ Texas craft breweries who will be sampling nearly 200+ brews. For the full lineup and rotating taps, head over here.
New Braunfels was founded in 1845, by, no joke, a German prince looking to start a colony in what was at that time the Republic of Texas. Despite the fact that “New Germany” never came to be, New Braunfels stood the test of time. Today,
In way far west Texas, there’s Marfa: a very tiny town of 1900 or so people. When it comes to restaurants and bars in Marfa, they have weird hours, or like we learned, they will close randomly. Just remember to be patient, open-minded, and kind and remember there’s a 24/7 convenience store in town should you be caught hungry with nothing open, but this guide should help!
Dripping Springs is full to the brim with just about every kind of booze out there! Beer, rum, wine, cider, vodka, and tequila; whatever you like to drink, it’s made here. Come hungry too, cause there’s plenty of pizza and BBQ around to soak it all up!
One of the most exciting parts about being a craft beer lover is hunting down new breweries to visit. And that’s exactly what I did on my recent visit to Fort Worth and surrounding North Texas towns. Fort Worth is just a short drive north from Austin, and with all the great craft beer and BBQ, it makes a perfect destination for your next weekend trip in Texas.
HopFusion Ale Works – Macy Moore and Matt Hill are two guys who are all about good friends, enjoying the ride of life “preferably on a bicycle,” and brewing great craft beer in Fort Worth. During my recent Fort Worth trip I headed out to