"...DIY may have long been a buzzword in punk rock and home decorating, but recently it has become a mantra in the food and beverage industry, where corporate Goliaths are increasingly being toppled by local Davids. But this new breed of entrepreneurs couldn't succeed without the support of a public who not only value their communities but actively engage in them..."
"...Some craft beer enthusiasts will argue that the gose ("GO-zuh") – a sour and salty brew originating in 16th century Goslar, Germany – is once again gaining popularity merely because of its obscurity. Why would anyone intentionally inoculate beer with bacteria, souring the flavor, and then add salt? Our Socratic response: Do you lick every last grain of salt off the rim of your margarita? Do you ask for three extra limes in your vodka tonic? Do you feel that no floating trip is complete without Twang? If so, the highly sessionable gose just might be your new favorite beverage, and 10 Texas breweries are offering their interpretations...."
"...And if you've lived in Austin longer than 10 seconds, you've undoubtedly glimpsed ABW's thoughtful aluminum packaging, flashing about with its iconic oil drop logo against a backstop of striking pigments like potable pop art. As Austin sits on the verge of international acclaim for its beer proclivity, ABW stands as the city's largest production brewery and a symbol of Austin's emerging brewing talent..."
"...1) St. Elmo Brewing Co..."
"...Austin Gets Soccer, a new soccer supporters group "using the principles of" Dan Wiersema's Free Beer Movement (www.thefreebeermovement.com), invites you to St. Elmo Brewing Co..."
"...This year, the bash falls on Saturday, Sept. 30 at Austin’s Fiesta Gardens, and will feature a list of nearly 200 beers by a festival-record 68 breweries..."
"...Austin Chronicle: Nice! A beer fest veteran. Well, you should know that the TCBG realizes that an intrepid consumer such as yourself is prepared to register his or her instant delight or disgust to social media within 12 seconds of entering the festival grounds..."
"..."But my big challenge right now is finding out how I can use my drag as a vehicle to explore some of the other impulses I have as an artist." Hentaii credits her drag career to a year as an exchange student in Tokyo, as well as a friend shopping for pantyhose in Walmart and drag mom Chitah Daniels Kennedy. Even her name is Japanese, meaning – to "most Americans," she says – anime porn (coincidentally the name of Sunday's dance party)..."
"...Queer culture has always been drawn to irreverence. Brandished as "outsiders," "freaks," and "perverts" by the mainstream, cis-het world for so long, queers and trans folks unite under our freak flags and laugh at the boring, brittle world of our hetero counterparts..."
"...Recently, Royal Jelly owner and chef Matt Walker thought to pickle groundnuts to give his Thai shrimp lettuce wraps a little more acidity and a slightly softer texture. On any given day, the Royal Jelly crew is concocting a new brine to play with..."
"...Longtime beer recipes have been reimagined while longtime tap-only beers have been packaged for the first time. Bottles have become cans and cans have become crowlers..."
"...4th Tap Brewing Cooperative 10615 Metric, 78758, www.4thtap.coop..."
"...Here at the Chronicle we'd love to just make every brewery in the city (or breweries just outside the city who wanna flex like they're Austin locals – hey, that's cool with us, Drip!) tied for first place but that would be so boring and dumb and bloodless. Local beer is all about the microaggressive rivalries (it isn't) and the beefy feuds (nope) that breweries have with one another over our semiregular power rankings..."
"...But wait, it gets better. This year there are several noteworthy breweries making their TCBF debut, like Vista Brewing from Driftwood, who are creatively re-accostoming traditional beer recipes to all those wine jerks out in Hill Country; Family Business Brewing over in Dripping Springs whose celebrity co-founder and Supernatural actor man, Jensen Ackles, is attracting the long-coveted undead cosplay demographic to go handsomely with craft beer’s current gaggle of lardy, middle-aged beer nerds; and finally, Houston’s Great Heights Brewing who are undoubtedly sick and goddamned tired of absorbing Postal Service puns..."
"...When tragedy befalls an artist or group of artists – such as the Jan. 2 fire started by a still-at-large arsonist that burned down Raw Paw’s headquarters full of irreplaceable art – it isn’t just an affront to those particular people, it’s an attack on the entire creative community..."
"...Donating $1 from all beers sold this week towards hurricane Harvey recovery. Paramount Theatre: Free Admission to Red Cross Donors..."
"...(There's always next year for Bumfuzzle Microrganic Farm Ales!) As before, we disclose only the 10 finalists from our big board of 52 area breweries. Selections are made based on the quality of core beers, seasonals, and limited releases; recent accolades they've collected within the industry; the appeal of their taproom or biergarten; character of service; and their overall impact on the Austin-area brewing scene..."
"...It's a beautiful Hill Country April day just west of Oak Hill – the perfect time of year to cruise a little country road. Bluebonnets are popping up everywhere..."
"...(512) Brewing Co. 407 Radam www.512brewing.com..."