Austin-Area Breweries Victorious at "Super Bowl" of Beer

The Austin craft beer scene has something worthy of a toast after local breweries brought home five medals from last weekend’s Great American Beer Festival.

Best Craft Cocktail Bars in Austin

Put on your fanciest of pants, trim that facial hair, and stuff that koozie back in the kitchen drawer because it is time to step up your drinking game. If you’re looking to impress a new date or simply take a break from Fireball shots and dirty dance clubs, we know a few good places to get it done. Check out this list of places to find craft cocktails in Austin.

What Would the Founding Fathers Drink?

The Austin Post is going old school in honor of Independence Day. How old, you ask? Well, if you really want to know what our founding fathers were drinking, how about some of Martha Washington’s once infamous Rum Punch or a cocktailized version of the Philadelphia Fish House Punch, both frequently enjoyed by our founding fathers.

UPDATE: Texas Breweries Win Right to Open Tasting Rooms

UPDATE (June 15, 2013): Gov. Perry signed the bills outlined below into law on June 14.

Joel Shuler Wants to Make You a Coffee Connoisseur

If your idea of a South American coffee grower is a mustachioed peasant in a wool pancho, you’re due for a quick history lesson from Casa Brasil’s Joel Shuler.

UPDATE: Craft Beer and Brewpub Rights Pass Senate, House

Update (May 20): The five beer bills were approved by the Texas House of Representatives today and could be signed into law by Gov. Perry as early as Friday.

Spring Membership Drive Happy Hour

Join us for a special Tribune happy hour as we kick off the Tribune's Spring Membership Drive, May 7-10, and gear up for the third annual Texas Tribune Festival, Sept. 27-29.


Liberty Tavern will host Hops & Grain for a "Meet The Brewer" reception on Thursday, March 7 from 6 to 8pm.

Amplify Texas Happy Hour

Help us ring in the last two hours of Amplify Austin, the 24-hour citywide giving festival! Bring friends, coworkers, family members and neighbors to help us cross the finish line.

Six Austin Women and One Blog Change the Meaning of 'Bitch Beer'

Last February, a group of St. Edwards’s University graduates went on a brewery tour. They looked around and noticed they were not only part of a small number of women at the brewery to begin with, they were also the only women there not on a guy’s arm.

The Five Best Dive Bars in North Austin

If you’ve lived in Austin for more than, say, one week, you know better than to head to Sixth Street for your late night fun, so leave downtown bar hopping to the amateurs and check out five of the best déclassé watering holes north of downtown.  

Texas Sake Company: A Marriage of Local Rice and Japanese Tradition

There’s a small warehouse off N. Lamar, near Yost Automotive and Titaya’s Restaurant, where Yoed Anis and his crew perform Japanese processes so old that the dates are lost in time. Anis makes sake, the ancient Japanese alcohol made from rice, right here in Austin.

Distilling the Spirit of Craft Cocktails in Austin: A Five Day Odyssey

A lot of fuss has been made over the “craft cocktail” craze.

Discover Your Inner Beer Nerd with Tips from Austin Beer-tenders

Austin is proving itself to be a beer town. With so many brewpubs, beer bars and craft breweries, it’s hard not to get caught up in the heady fun. But with this many beers to try, where does an aspiring beer nerd start?

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