Thursday, December 30, 2010
No Label Brewing is still awaiting delivery of a larger 15-barrel system early next year, after which their production should grow considerably.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Owner/brewer Michael Peticolas has secured a brewing system and expects to open sometime in 2011.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
According to Patrick Beach of the Austin American-Statesman, they are planning a March opening next year.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
A brewery website is still under development.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Dubbed "Project: Gemini," an estimated opening date may be as late as 2011 after site selection and fundraising is complete.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Ranger Creek will begin with a South Texas Lager, an Oatmeal Pale Ale (OPA), a Mesquite Smoked Porter and 750-ml bottles of a Belgian-style strong dark ale named La Bestia Aimable.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
They expect to be open and brewing by January of 2011.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 07, 2010
This edition of the series is a new English barleywine based on homebrewer Chris Landis' recipe as winner of the Big Batch Brew Bash competition this past spring.
The addition of this new equipment raises the annual capacity of Saint Arnold from 35,000 to around 50,000 barrels, nearly doubling their total capacity from only a year ago.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Owners Michael and Jeffrey Stuffings and brewer Ron Extract have begun brewing in their newly built facility located on 200 acres in rural Austin. They are planning on five different styles initially, including Boxer's Revenge, an oak barrel-aged wild ale, as well as a British-style dark mild, a rye IPA and "Franco-Belgian inspired farmhouse ales."
Jester King has also designed a 8000-square-foot rustic beer hall along with their brewhouse and plan to host tastings, festivals and special events at the brewery site.
Correction: Employee Ron Extract is assisting in brewery sales and distribution, not brewing operations.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Owner and brewer Jamie Fulton has accepted an opportunity with a new brewpub project called Farmers & Brewers based in Washington, DC. No news yet on what will become of The Covey's equipment or location.
Update: The Covey's brewhouse equipment has been sold to a start-up brewpub in Bangalore, India, and Fulton will be consulting with them for a few months as they get operations underway.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
The closure is due to rising rent prices for the prime Rice Village site that TwoRows has occupied for the past 14 years, and the owners being unable to sign an acceptable lease agreement. Currently, there are no plans to reopen or attempt to move to a new location.
TwoRows was the last operating independent brewpub in the Houston metro area. Hired just this past April, brewer Ray Mitteldorf has expressed interest in partnering to develop another new brewpub.
Recognized Texas brewers include:
- Saint Arnold: Gold for Fancy Lawnmower as a German-Style Kölsch
- Real Ale Brewing: Gold for Rio Blanco Pale Ale as an Ordinary or Special Bitter
- Saint Arnold: Silver for Elissa IPA as an Extra Special Bitter
- Saint Arnold: Silver for Oktoberfest as a Scottish-Style Ale
- The Covey Restaurant & Brewery: Bronze for Cowboy Lager as a Munich-Style Helles
The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is an annual event sponsored by the Brewers Association, the professional organization for the craft brewing industry. This year's competition included 3523 entries from 522 brewers with a total festival attendance of more than 49,000.
Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded for beers in 79 different style categories plus a separate pro-am competition.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Ranger Creek is owned by partners TJ Miller, Dennis Rylander and Mark McDavid, with head brewer Rob Landerman and assistant brewer Pete Landerman. Their custom-built 6000-square-foot "brewstillery" includes a 30-barrel brewing system and enough room to accommodate tours and tastings.
Monday, September 06, 2010
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Owner and brewer Jeff King is already pretty far along with development and awaiting TABC certification. He expects to be open and brewing by October.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
No word yet on any plans for a grand opening celebration. An on-site tasting room is currently awaiting a certificate of occupancy.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The brewers John McKissack and his wife Tammy may be better known as "Johnny Max" and "the Queen" for their online podcasts at BrewCrAzY and Beer Talk Radio. A long-time homebrewer and BJCP certified beer judge, McKissack is committed to building his brewery debt-free.
A location is already being prepared in Buna, with a projected opening date of 2011.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Hans' Pils will be available on draft only for now, and only as a summer seasonal.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Brewers Michael Adams and Che Shadle are currently finalizing brewery plans for a site near Clarendon on the Greenbelt Reservoir, about 50 miles southeast of Amarillo. No date has yet been announced for a brewery opening.
Monday, July 26, 2010
This second site will be part of the Oasis, Texas, commercial development of restaurants and specialty retail located high on the cliffs next to the Oasis restaurant. The new Uncle Billy's Brew & Que will include on-site brewing and is expected to open in late 2010.
Monday, July 12, 2010
FORT WORTH - The Covey Restaurant & Brewery was featured recently in a premium television spot on local NBC affiliate KXAS (Channel 5) in their "Around Town" segment, airing just before the opening of Saturday Night Live.
The full video as well as a short online write-up is available on NBC's website as the feature entitled "One Brewmaster and a Chef: The Covey."
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
The quarterly releases will be:
- Weedwacker, the Fancy Lawnmower fermented with a Bavarian hefeweizen yeast;
- Altared Amber, the Amber Ale fermented with Belgian Trappist yeast;
- Bitter Belgian, the Elissa IPA also fermented with Trappist yeast; and
- Brown Bitter, the Brown Ale fermented with German alt yeast.
Owner Scott Hovey plans to specialize in bottle-conditioned Belgian styles of beer, and hopes to be open by mid-2011.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Owner John Reardon is already searching for a professional brewer and staff, and hopes to be open by spring 2011.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
AUSTIN - Lee Nichols of the Austin Chronicle sums up the local new breweries expected to open soon in the Hill Country with his piece, "Beer in Bloom."
Included in this profile are breweries presently in the construction stage such as Jester King Craft Brewery, Circle Brewing, South Austin Brewing, Pecan Street Brewing, Hops and Grain, and Thirsty Planet Brewing, and even enterprises still in the planning and fundraising stages such as Orf Brewing, Moonlight Tower Brewing and Twisted X Brewing (formerly Barbed Wire Brewing).
Friday, June 18, 2010
The new facilities include many new amenities and layout improvements that were able to be made during reconstruction. A new bottling line has yet to be installed but kegs should once again be moving out the door soon.
No word yet on resuming their popular Saturday tours and tastings. Construction has left the surrounding industrial area fairly rough, and they are awaiting some remediation before hosting the expected crowds once again.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
The celebrations include the third annual Saint Arnold Olympics at the Houston brewery location as well as a downtown Austin pub crawl on June 19th and special keg tappings all week at select locations in Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Dallas/Fort Worth.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Rather than enter a struggle for the legal rights, owner Jim Sampson and his partners decided an easier course of action was to change the name of their enterprise to Twisted X Brewing Company. This brewery is still in the planning and development stages.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Brewery rep John Ennis says they are playing things quietly right now, still awaiting official state and federal licensing. Having already acquired necessary equipment and capital, they plan to be the only microbrewery operating in Galveston County.
No word yet on a planned opening date.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
The brewing equipment should arrive at South Austin Brewing's location by the end of the month. No word yet on whether this affects their anticipated opening date sometime in 2011.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Monday, May 03, 2010
Dancing Bear Pub is a local Waco beer bar with eventual plans for brewpub operations. The festival will run from 5pm to 1am, with tickets costing $30 per person.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Attending breweries are still being confirmed, but it appears this is not a Texas-centric event but will feature craft brewers from around the US and a number of imports. Admission is $30, with the price rising to $40 the day of the event.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Mitteldorf has experience brewing at several Central Texas and Houston-area brewpubs, including the now-closed Houston Brewery and more recently at the Dodging Duck in Boerne.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Owner and brewer Fred Hernandez will build and operate his tiny brewery from property he owns in Boerne. He anticipates brewing and bottling commercially by this summer.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Estimates place roof repairs at 60 to 90 days for the building structure alone, with evaluation of the brewing and bottling equipment still pending access to the facility. Water damage throughout the brewery was extensive, with as much as a foot of standing water resulting from an open water main.
All bottled stock was taken immediately by Coors Distribution, and the product remaining in the fermentation tanks will have to be evaluated. Rahr is expected to be out of operation for at least three months, with their Saturday and Wednesday brewery tours and tastings cancelled until further notice.
Retail shortages of Rahr & Sons beer may occur in the short term, but the losses and repairs are expected to be covered by insurance.
Friday, February 12, 2010
No one was injured in the collapse but the regular Saturday tour and tasting is canceled for this week. Production is suspended until further assessment.
Photos: Jamie Brunner / Rahr
Owner and brewer Brian Smittle seems to have already secured a physical location for the brewery in southwest Austin, with no status available for a production date.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Patrick Beach of the Austin American-Statesman reports that veteran brewer Jordan Weeks has already secured a location for an expected opening sometime in 2011. Weeks is planning "aggressive beers that appeal to the already sophisicated craft beer drinker, people who drink Stone and Avery and Lost Abbey. They’re going to be style-challenging."
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Silas Parker, who spent time brewing with Bruce Collie of Wimberley Brewing, will be producing only half-barrel (15 gallon) batches that are bottled (no taps) for both on-site consumption and to-go sales.
Brewer Bruce Collie now operates as Brewster's Pizza, supplying locally made beer with New York-style pizza, and plans a reopening celebration sometime later this month.
AUSTIN - Patrick Beach of the Austin American-Statesman gives a summary of what new local breweries Austin can expect in 2010 with his piece, "Make room for more craft brews in Austin."
In addition to the already established Real Ale, Independence, Live Oak and (512), this year introduces a host of new start-up brewers such as Jester King Craft Brewery, Circle Brewing, Hops and Grain, and Moonlight Tower Brewing, as well as the world's first co-op brewpub, the Black Star Co-Op Pub & Brewery.
Friday, February 05, 2010
Only one 200-liter batch was produced of this special beer in 750-ml bottles only, so availability is expected to be very limited. No release date has been announced.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Ranger Creek just announced the purchase of their brewing and distilling equipment yesterday. No date has been announced for the start of brewing operations, nor has a final location been provided.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
AUSTIN - Lee Nichols of the Austin Chronicle profiled the Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery in a recent piece entitled, "From Beer to Infinity: A gold star for Black Star Co-op."
Included in the piece are not only profiles of the founder, Steven Yarak, but also head brewer Jeff Young as well as an explanation of the co-op's operation and descriptions of their planned beers.
Black Star recently announced the acquisition of its future location at Crestview Station, with construction to begin next month.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
The Shiner 101 will most likely be made available on February 1st.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Year Production Growth 2009 25,710 barrels 13% 2008 22,749 barrels 28% 2007 17,811 barrels 30% 2006 13,638 barrels 25% 2005 10,946 barrels 20%
Production has not yet begun at Saint Arnold's new facility north of downtown. Once brewing begins, the initial capacity of 40,000 barrels can be expanded up to 120,000 barrels per year.