On Saturday September 28th 2013 Austin, Texas will be ground zero for the craft beer community across Texas….and the nation. We’re not the knock-kneed little sister anymore folks. Texas is approaching the magic 100 number of craft breweries in the Great State; this in spite of the industry being hamstrung by a hodge podge of archaic laws and regulations that would make Huey P. Long blush. There have been baby steps made in the most recent lege, but as the years pass, the sleeping leviathan that is the Texas beer industry will awaken, and soon our scene will be spoken of with the same hushed reverence that folks currently reserve for Oregon, California and Colorado.

Below we’ve assembled a partial list of participating breweries from Texas. We honed in on our all time favorites like Saint Arnolds, Real Ale and Live Oak, but also made room for young comers like Lone Pint out of Magnolia-makers of our all time favorite brown ale; Gentleman’s Relish as well as the best beer we tasted so far in 2013; The Yellow Rose. It’s little toddler breweries like this one that get us most excited these days. Out of nowhere, tiny, underfunded, working out of old sheds in dusty forgotten towns-it’s this fresh young blood that keeps us rushing back to our favorite bars to see what magical potions are pouring out of bright tanks across The Republic.

Hope to see y’all at Fiesta Gardens next weekend. It’s going to be a time.

(512) Brewing Company

(512) Tripel

Barrel-aged Belgian-style Tripel ( ABV 9.5% | IBU 22 )

(512) Stingo

Barrel-aged English Strong Ale ( ABV 7.5% | IBU 35 )

** SPECIAL TAP @ 4:30 pm **

Whiskey Barrel Double Pecan Porter

Whiskey Barrel-aged Robust Double Porter ( ABV 8.2% | IBU 30 )

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Armadillo Ale Works

Greenbelt Farmhouse Ale

Farmhouse / Wheat Ale ( ABV 5.2% | IBU 20 )

Quakertown Stout

Imperial Oatmeal Stout ( ABV 9.2% | IBU 50 )

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Community Beer Company

Vienna Lager

Vienna-style Lager ( ABV 5.2% | IBU 23 )

Community Witbier

Witbier (Belgian-style Wheat Ale) ( ABV 5.1% | IBU 18 )

Inspiration

Belgian Strong Ale ( ABV 9.6% | IBU 45 )

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Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Dallas Blonde

Extra Pale Ale ( ABV 5.2% | IBU 23 )

Deep Ellum IPA

American IPA ( ABV 7.0% | IBU 70 )

Double Brown Stout

Baltic / Oatmeal Porter ( ABV 7.0% | IBU 27 )

Rye Pils

Neo-American Pilsner ( ABV 4.6% | IBU 38 )

** SPECIAL TAP @ 12:00 pm **

Wealth & Taste

Chardonnay Barrel-aged Belgian Golden Strong Ale ( ABV 10.3% | IBU 25 )

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Live Oak Brewing Company

Helles Rauchbier

Bavarian-style Helles Rauchlagerbier (Smoke Lager) ( ABV 4.8% | IBU 20 )

Dunkelweizen

Bavarian-style Dunkelweizen (Dark Wheat Ale) ( ABV 5.3% | IBU 12 )

** SPECIAL TAP @ 1:00 pm **

Smoaktoberfest

Marzen / South German-style Rauchlagerbier (Smoke Lager) ( ABV 5.8% | IBU 20 )

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Lone Pint Brewery

667 Neighbor of the Beast

IPA ( ABV 6.6% | IBU 67 )

Yellow Rose

Pale Ale dry hopped with Mosaic ( ABV 6.8% | IBU 62 )

Gentleman’s Relish

English Brown on Nitro ( ABV 6.2% | IBU 28 )

** SPECIAL TAP @ 3:30 pm **

Pioneer Po-Cha-Na-Quar-Hip

Braggot ( ABV 10.0% | IBU 54 )

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Real Ale Brewing Company

Hans’ Pils

German-style Pilsner ( ABV 5.3% | IBU 52 )

Iron Swan

English-style Pale Ale ( ABV 5.5% | IBU 56 )

Lost Gold

IPA ( ABV 6.6% | IBU 63 )

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Oktoberfest

Spiced Marzen – CASK ( ABV 5.7% | IBU 25 )

** SPECIAL TAP @ 5:00 pm **

Scots Gone Wild

Barrel-aged Sour Scotch Ale ( ABV 9.7% | IBU )

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Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Endeavour

Double IPA ( ABV 8.9% | IBU 76 )

Icon Gold: Biere de Saison

Saison Hybrid ( ABV 9.0% | IBU 32 )

Santo

Black Kolsch ( ABV 4.7% | IBU 27 )

2012 Pumpkinator

Imperial Pumpkin Stout ( ABV 10.0% | IBU )

** SPECIAL TAP @ 6:00 pm **

Bishop’s Barrel 2 with Brett

Chardonnay Barrel-aged Old Ale with Brettanamyces ( ABV 7.8% | IBU 13 )

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visit http://texascraftbrewersfestival.org/ for all the details on the festival

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