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Good news, good brews from San Antonio.
The heavy-hitting imperial brown ale (10.9 percent alcohol by volume), first in Ranger Creek's new Texas Bourbon Barrel series in 22-ounce bomber bottles, brings together the beer and whiskey side of the business. "The intent is to really highlight that we are a combined brewery and distillery," co-founder Mark McDavid said. [...] given time, it will be a seamless operation, and McDavid said the crew hopes eventually to have enough surplus barr...
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Freetail Brewing, the San Antonio brewpub, will begin selling beer in Houston on Monday. This is another example of your government at work, as the substantial overhaul of Texas beer laws in the 20...
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Kicking off a busy season of new beginnings this week, venerable Hill Country craft brewer Real Ale rolls out a fresh new look and introduces fans to an updated version of an old favorite. [...] Full Moon Rye IPA starts hitting the shelves this week, initially in Austin and San Antonio and eventually in Houston and other markets. Rather, it's an updated version of Full Moon Rye Pale Ale, one of the first two beers the brewery made when it opene...
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New brew: Atlanta craft brewery SweetWater begins Houston, San Antonio sales on Monday.
After being named best small brewery of 2002 at the Great American Beer Festival, Atlanta's SweetWater Brewing Co. has grown substantially and is now among the 20 largest craft breweries in the U.S...
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New Heights brewery will be 1.8 miles from my house -- an easy bicycle trip.
Despite the freezing hands and numb toes, Justin Engle was one of probably a handful of Houstonians glad to be working outdoors today. Just before lunch, Engle was in the street in front of his Tow...
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Anheuser-Busch InBev unsaddles the Clydesdales in latest marketing push, hopes to counter prolonged slide in Bud sales.
Will craft beer spell curtains for the Clydesdales? The iconic Budweiser horses are stampeding through the Internet today following a Wall Street Journal story today that includes this nugget: The ...
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There's a new No. 1 among U.S. craft brewers, at least in terms of size. Following the Brewers Association's decision last year to tweak the definition of "craft brewer," the industry trade associa...
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A proposal to let Texas breweries sell more beer directly to consumers got a frosty reception from the head of a major wholesalers group on Friday, suggesting it might not be easy to get more pro-brewer legislation passed two years after the sweeping overhaul of last session. Donley said the Beer Alliance is still digesting the details of this and other legislation affecting alcohol sales in Texas, but he sounded skeptical. The guild also suppo...
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March is shaping up to be a month for anniversaries and new beginnings in the beer business. Following is a by-no-means-complete list of happenings at local breweries: San Antonio's Alamo Beer Co. ...
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Saint Arnold strikes aluminum.
Houston's oldest craft brewery is the latest to embrace the aluminum can. Saint Arnold Brewing Co. this month acquired a 20-valve canning line capable of filling 160 cans per minute and plans to be...
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The top 10 beers of Google searches for 2014 include Budweiser, Sierra Nevada.
Web surfers were more likely to search for "Budweiser" on Google this year than any other beer, the search engine giant announced. One of the sublists in Google's Year in Search listed the beers mo...
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Wurstfest, long popular with the sausage and polka crowd, now gives craft beer fans a new reason to make the drive to New Braunfels: http://blog.chron.com/beertx/2014/11/sprechen-sie-craft-beer-wurstfest-says-yes/
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