Austin, TX — Austin Beer Week, set to run Oct. 25 through Nov. 3, 2013, kicks off its annual celebration of all things craft beer with an opening night party at Texas’ premiere craft beer venue, Craft Pride.
Austin Beer Week showcases independent national, regional and local craft beers and brewers as part of a 10 day-long aggregation of daily tastings, rare tappings, beer & food pairings, beer dinners, special events, beer education, contests, socials and more, hosted in bars, brewpubs, restaurants, retailers and entertainment venues throughout Central Texas.
With its emphasis on local and regional craft beer, Craft Pride is an ideal partner and host of Austin Beer Week’s opening night. More than offering a killer venue and a passion for craft beer, co-owners Brandy and JT Egli have a special affinity for Austin Beer Week. For them, Austin Beer Week was life changing.
Austin Beer Week as Life Changer
“Our original plan back in 2010 was to open a wine shop. Then came Austin Beer Week,” says Brandy Egli.
“It was amazing, a revelation. We ran around to so many events, met so many cool local craft beer people and tasted so much amazing beer. After that, we knew we had to focus on craft beer.”
The Eglis poured that passion into Craft Pride, which in less than a year has become a craft beer heavyweight, featuring 54 taps, two casks, 100+ bottle selection and even its own in-house nitrogen system.
The Austin Beer Week Opening Night Party, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25, will feature a kick-off toast, live music and live panel discussion that will be recorded and hosted by Locapour’s Mike Langford. The panel, featuring some of the most influential individuals in the Austin craft beer scene will be screened during an upcoming Locapour event at Craft Pride on Novemeber 1. The opening event will also mark the debut of Craft Pride’s growler sales.
Entering its fourth year, Austin Beer Week continues to deliver profound craft beer experiences, with an ever expanding roster of craft brewing events at local venues.
“Austin Beer Week is one of the year’s busiest times for brewers and venues,” says Austin Beer Week Co-Founder Tom Roli. “More rewarding than the business that’s generated, though, is working with enthusiastic supporters of craft beer like Brandy and JT, and hearing how much fun everyone has.
“People travel near and far to ‘do’ Austin Beer Week. It’s a great opportunity to take in all the Texas craft beer scene has to offer.”
Austin Beer Week is made possible thanks to the generous support of the craft beer community, especially:
The Texas Craft Brewers Guild along with:
- (512) Brewing
- Adelbert’s Brewing
- Austin Beerworks
- Austin Eastciders
- Austin Homebrew Supply
- Boston Beer Co. / Samuel Adams
- Cafe Mueller at H-E-B
- Chicago House
- Circle Brewing
- Craft Pride
- Draught House Pub & Brewery
- Independence Brewing
- North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
- Rahr & Sons Brewing
- ÔÇïReal Ale Brewing
- Red’s Porch
- Snack Bar