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Photos: Texas Craft Brewers Festival 2019

It took me a while to get around to editing my pictures from this years past, giving me plenty of time to reflect on the day. The VIP session was stress-free and uncrowded like years past. I was able to… Continue Reading →

Batch Brewery Launch

The Eastside’s craft beer and kolache purveyor Batch is holding the grand opening of their brewery this weekend. Head on over Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., or Sunday from 9 a.m…. Continue Reading →

Photos: Partners in Craft 2019

Texas Craft Brewers Festival kicked off strong this year with the third annual Partners in Craft. Much like the previous years, the event was less crowded than the main fest, and much cooler! The beer selection this year was great…. Continue Reading →

ABW Hidden Images

ABW has quite a few different seasonal cans. First starting with the Heavy Machinery IPA series, they eventually branched out into some other styles. These colorful patterned cans gathered a lot of attention around the city at their release. Over… Continue Reading →

Spacewolf Hazy IPA

Spacewolf Hazy IPA Brewery: Zilker Brewing CoStyle:   Specialty IPA (21B)Package: 12oz CanPurchased: HEB Tech Ridge, August, 2019Canned Date:  August 12, 2019Consumed Date: September 26, 2019   Details From the Brewer ABV: 6.8% This one pours a beautiful light yellow with… Continue Reading →

Texas Craft Brewers Festival 2019

The 2019 Texas Craft Brewers Festival is quickly approaching the final weekend of September.  I was able to cover the full fest last year with media credentials, and had a blast. Check out my writeups of last year’s Partners in… Continue Reading →

Wine Barrel Aged Dark Skies

Wine Barrel Aged Dark Skies Brewery: Vista BrewingStyle:   specialty Wood-Aged Beer  (33B)Package: 500ml BottlePurchased: Vista Brewing, June, 2019Packaged Date:  N/AConsumed Date: September 1, 2019 Details From the Brewer ABV: 4.9% Review Aroma – 8/12 Biscuit and fresh bread crust smell… Continue Reading →


Pilsgnar Brewery: Zilker Brewing CoStyle:   German Pils (5D)Package: 12oz CanPurchased: HEB Tech Ridge, June, 2019Canned Date:  May 22, 2019Consumed Date: August 11, 2019 Details From the Brewer ABV: 4.8%IBU: 38 A collab with Waterloo Surf Boards Review Aroma – 10/12… Continue Reading →

Dance Pants

Dance Pants Brewery: Thirsty PlanetStyle:   Kölsch (5B)Package: 12oz BottlePurchased: Whichcraft, July, 2019Best By Date:  September 25, 2019Consumed Date: August 27, 2019 Details From the Brewer ABV: 5.6%IBU: 23 Dance Pants Kolsch pairs great with getting your groove on.  This easy… Continue Reading →

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