Saturday, May 28, 2011

Texas Brewing Legislation Fails

AUSTIN - All three pending bills in the State House of Representatives were left to expire as the current Texas legislative session ended this week.

House bills HB 602, HB 660 and HB 2436 all dealt with modest modifications to the state's TABC codes for selling beer directly to the public. HB 660 and HB 2436 were left pending in committee, whereas HB 602 successfully passed committee but was never placed on the calendar. None were ever scheduled for a vote on the House floor.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Austin Beerworks Opens

AUSTIN - The newest Texas craft brewer opened this weekend, with Austin Beerworks officially pouring its first beers commercially at the Texas Craft Beer Fest in Waco.

Along with a fully updated website, Austin Beerworks plans to bypass bottling operations and sell only canned beers for the Austin area and eventually state-wide.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Twisted X Brewing Opens

CEDAR PARK - Twisted X Brewing Company became the newest independent Texas brewery at an Austin event this week (official opening, May 5th -- Cinco de Mayo).

Twisted X Brewing is located in Cedar Park just outside of Austin and plans to produce several beers with a "Tex-Mex" flair.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Saturday, May 07, 2011

New Republic Brewing Opens

COLLEGE STATION - The New Republic Brewing Company has become the latest craft brewery to open commercially in Texas, now fully licensed.

Draft products will be available as soon as this weekend, with bottles to follow after a few months.

Monday, May 02, 2011

World of Beer to Open in Arlington

ARLINGTON - Florida-based beer-bar chain World of Beer plans to open its first Texas location in south Arlington, scheduled for August 2011.