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Microbrewers Bill Alive but 'On Life Support'
Farrar's HB 2094 gets out of committee
"...Houston Rep. Jessica Farrar's bill to allow Texas microbreweries to sell their product on the premises finally made..."

May 6, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Texas Microbrewers Head to Lege
Small breweries want to sell directly to consumers
"...to vintners, and not to beer makers. Texas' five microbreweries have bonded to form Friends of Texas Microbreweries to..."

Jan. 3, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

Count the Blessings
The Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival at 25
"...22. Microbreweries/Distilleries..."

April 16, 2010 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File
Celebrating Eat Local Week, clearing up some sub shop confusion, and more
"...farmers' markets off the ground, new legislation that encouraged microbreweries, and a statewide wine industry still in its infancy...."

Dec. 5, 2008 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Lege Notes: Taser talk and more
Stories from under the pink granite dome
"...allowed to do). As the organization Friends of Texas Microbreweries had asked, HB 1926 defines eligible brewers as those..."

March 2, 2007 News Column

From Farm ... to Farm: Food for Animals
En route to compost, some food remains food
"...Both farms also visit local microbreweries to collect spent grain – the barley, wheat, or..."

April 24, 2015 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Lege Lines: Brewing Up Beer Bills, Biz Lobby Smacks Tax Cuts, and More
The Lege brews up beer bills, the biz lobby slams Patrick's tax cuts, and more
"...(which could sell on-site, but not to retailers) and microbreweries (which could sell off-site, but not directly to customers)...."

March 27, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Art of the Brew Will Quench Your Aesthetic Thirst
Co-Lab Projects' second annual celebration of beer and visual art
"...Thirteen Austin microbreweries and their tastiest craft beers. Each brewer paired with..."

Sept. 5, 2014 Food Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Raise a Glass to 'Drinking Buddies'
Something big is brewing with Joe Swanberg these days
"...According to Drinking Buddies director Joe Swanberg, microbreweries are just like microbudget indie films. "There are major..."

Sept. 6, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Pinthouse Pizza's Neighborhood Honeymoon
The craft brews are solid, but the pies are still evolving
"...of their own, plus a voluminous roster from other microbreweries, choosing just one glass of suds can be daunting...."

Jan. 11, 2013 Food Review by Rachel Feit

Home's a Brewin'
An embarrassment of hoppy riches await
"...or hospitality people – organized this weeklong concert of microbreweries, chefs, farmers, and artists. Joanne Marino and Tom Roli,..."

Oct. 26, 2012 Food Column by Ivy Le

Texas Craft Brewers Festival
Dirndl-clad, I investigate craft beer "explosion" at Fiesta Gardens
"...be Pierre's grandsons, at this festival featuring 29 Texas microbreweries. TEN of these breweries were founded just in the..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Food Post by Ivy Le

Beer Flights
Local brews make good
"...court alleging, among other things that laws that prevent microbreweries from selling on-site and brewpubs from selling off-site are..."

Nov. 18, 2011 Food Feature by Lee Nichols

Speak No Ale: Beer Men Sue for Free Speech
Texas' arcane beer laws may be busted by a First Amendment lawsuit
"...laws have failed to adequately address production evolutions like microbreweries. That means craft brewers like Jester King cannot sell..."

Oct. 28, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Don't Roll Out the Barrel Just Yet
Microbrewers between a rock and a hard place at the Lege
"...was to help small businesses (such as the eight microbreweries in Austin) grow to the point that they would..."

May 13, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Beer Flights
Austin says good-bye to a master brewer
"...would provide distribution options for Texas craft brewers – microbreweries and brewpubs, respectively – more in line with what..."

April 29, 2011 Food Column by Lee Nichols

Storm in a Beer Stein
Craft beer makers and fans make their case at the Lege
"...The Austin area has five brewpubs and seven microbreweries (eight if you count nearby Blanco's Real Ale Brewing),..."

March 23, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

LegeLand: Brew the Looking Glass
If Texas' liquor laws look good, you must be wearing beer goggles

Feb. 25, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Brewers Lobby at the Capitol
Beermakers hopeful that deal has been worked out with distributors
"...As for allowing on-site sales by microbreweries (small brewers that only produce beer): Houston Rep. Jessica..."

Feb. 23, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

Beer in Bloom
If local dreamers have their way, Austin will be the next craft brew hub

June 18, 2010 Food Feature by Lee Nichols

Beer Flights
The Texas craft-brewing scene has finally reached a benchmark: It's gotten big enough to have a book written about it

Nov. 27, 2009 Food Column by Lee Nichols

Brew News
Local brew-head news
"...different groups of entrepreneurs are trying to bring new microbreweries to Austin; both are currently in the process of..."

Aug. 28, 2009 Food Feature by Lee Nichols

Event Menu
A guide to some August foodie events in and around Austin
"...the end of the year, featuring beers from area microbreweries. Tastings are free with the purchase of dinner. The..."

Aug. 14, 2009 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

When Good Things Happen to Bad Bills – and Vice Versa
Bad bills fly, while good bills die
"...HB 2094: Houston Rep. Jessica Farrar's bill to allow microbreweries to sell their products on-site is clearly a great..."

May 22, 2009 News Column by the News Staff

The Revised On-Site Brewery 'Sales' Bill
Bill would allow beer as part of brewery tour, but not true sales
"...the previous post about the on-site sales bill for microbreweries:..."

May 6, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...and Real Ale is in nearby Blanco. Texas' other microbreweries are Saint Arnold in Houston, Southern Star in Conroe,..."

Feb. 20, 2009 News Feature

Microbrew Renaissance
It's a good time to drink beer in Texas
"...maturity is the variety in styles. Almost all our microbreweries have not only their flagship beers appealing to the..."

July 4, 2008 Food Feature by Lee Nichols

Blanco Lavender Festival
Fragrant entertainment is to be had at Blanco's Lavender Festival
"...will be available along with beers from other Texas microbreweries. The free Speakers' Pavilion will be located upstairs in..."

June 13, 2008 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

On the Lege: Freshman Watson Thrives in Senate Environment
Lege is preferable to City Hall for former mayor

May 18, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

Capitol Briefs
"...Arnold Brewing and a leader of Friends of Texas Microbreweries, the coalition lobbying for the law. "We met with..."

May 18, 2007 News Column

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