Update: The five beer bills in question this session will go before the Texas House of Representatives tomorrow. If passed, the bills will then go before Gov. Perry to be signed into law as soon as Sept. 1.
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.
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.
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?
In a move that pays tribute to common sense and the wisdom of calling a spade a spade, brewers both in and outside our republic that could be called the Beer Star State for its love for a cold one can now label and promote beers with over four percent alcohol content as… yes… beer.
Mixing beer with liquor sounds a littly wonky, but the trend has a storied history with drinks like the boilermaker and the Irish car bomb. A new crop of Austin-style beer cocktails are joining the mix at Austin bars.
Bacon is a sneaky ingredient, insidiously slipping its way into chocolate bars, perfume (what?), and now, cocktails. Frank, a downtown oasis for sausages and dogs, has one of the most creative bar menus in Austin,