Archive for the ‘Brewsweek’ Category

Jester King wins prestigious small-brew industry activism award


Congratulations to Texas’ own Jester King Brewery, which this week received the F. X. Matt Defense of the Small Brewing Industry award at the huge Brewers Association’s Craft Brewers Conference happening right now in Denver. Just about 9,000 people are attending this conference, and the award to Jester King is the burgeoning industry’s nod to [...]

Flip-flop by Texas craft brewers ignores one thing: They’re fighting the laws that help them

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Texas has one of the strongest craft brew environments in the country, made even stronger by a package of laws that crafts and distributors hammered out and agreed to during the last legislative session. Less than a year after those laws took effect, however, the legislative director of the state’s craft brewers group is backpedaling [...]

Your Turn: Join the TABC biennial strategy session on Tuesday


It’s your turn to tell the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission what their priorities should be – and as a vital part of Texas’ celebrated alcoholic beverage industry, the TABC needs to hear from you. Clear the decks next Tuesday, March 25, and plan to join the TABC to discuss the agency’s strategic plan for 2013-17 [...]

First round: Time to update the TABC’s operational plan


On March 25, 2014, stakeholders in Texas’ alcoholic beverage industry will meet to discuss how much progress the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has made on the following goals, set out in March 2012, and what needs updating for the future. Details of the meeting here. After your input, here’s what they came up with in [...]

Historic milestone for craft brews in Texas – first TX brewpub to distribute keg under new laws


AUSTIN _ We have ourselves some history in the making tomorrow, when Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse in Austin becomes the first Texas brewpub in the history of Texas to have its beer distributed through a third party to bars and restaurants across Texas. The Friday afternoon event is open to the public and is [...]



          (Updated below on 2/7 with statement from Beer Alliance) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sarah Marshall 512.699.8208 BREWPUB TO DISTRIBUTE FIRST CRAFT BREWED KEG Changes in State Laws Help Industry to Flourish   AUSTIN, TX, February 6, 2014 – Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse will become the first Texas brewpub in state history [...]

Judge reverses New Braunfels can ban, says it’s unconstitutional


Not that we didn’t already know that, nor did we believe that this whole brouhaha was all about the environment. Good on you, Judge Don Burgess, for that summary judgment, which found the law also unenforceable. Burgess’ decision upholds what many of us already  knew – that only the state can put these kinds of [...]

Reuters reporting that AB InBev likely to buy Oriental Brewery for $4.5 billion


The newswire Reuters has an exclusive report citing anonymous sources who say that Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, the world’s largest brewer,  is in talks with owners of the South Korea-based Oriental Brewery to buy the shop for a whopping $4.5 billion. “The parties are hammering out final terms of what would be one of Asia’s biggest ever private equity [...]

Small brewery making push for wet/dry election, thanks to new laws


And it looks like they’re getting help from the local media, whose coverage of the Save the World Brewing Co. in Marble Falls, Texas – namely, its hope for changing the law to let it sell beer on site – is decidedly positive. Thanks, KXAN! From their report: “Owners of a new brewery in the [...]

Beaumont Enterprise: Have a very craft beer New Year’s


Now THIS is a NYE idea we can get behind. Ditch the champagne bottle and get yourself a craft beer bomber to celebrate New Year’s Eve! Thanks to the folks at the Beaumont Enterprise for this charming East Texas approach to the holiday season: Starting the new year right with a celebration of the great [...]

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