Texas Craft Brewers Festival to be Held September 28

Austin, TX — Over forty Texas brewers will be gathering at this year’s Texas Craft Brewers Festival (TCBF) to celebrate and toast a landmark year for the state’s craft beer industry. This cherished, nonprofit outdoor event, held Saturday, September 28, at Fiesta Gardens in Austin, promises to deliver the best Texas craft brewers have to offer, highlighting innovative and special releases, new and seasonal offerings, and rare tappings from established and newly launched breweries operating across the state.

Produced by the Young Men’s Business League of Austin (YMBL), with support from members of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild (TCBG), the festival benefits Austin Sunshine Camps, a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing mentorship, education and personal development for high-potential, low-income girls and boys throughout Central Texas.

“We are excited to collaborate with the Texas craft brewers again, and for such a great cause,” says TCBF Co-Chair Dan Price, lead organizer for YMBL. “This event is as grassroots and direct a line to the brewers as a festival can get. We sincerely thank all our supporters, especially lead sponsors H-E-B, Google+ Local, the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, Saint Arnold Brewing, Rahr & Sons Brewing, Real Ale Brewing, Deep Ellum Brewing, Jack Martin Associates and Brown Distribution, our designated driver sponsor.

“Ground-breaking law changes passed earlier this year by the Texas legislature have given craft brewers and fans of independent Texas craft beer reason to celebrate,” says TCBF Co-Chair Charles Vallhonrat, executive director of the TCBG. “The 2013 Texas Craft Brewers Festival is the only event the Texas craft brewers are this actively involved in… It is the most festive yet most surprisingly intimate of craft beer occasions.”

2013 Texas Craft Brewers Festival Participating Brewers (** = new for 2013)

  • (512) Brewing
  • 5 Stones Craft Brewing **
  • Adelbert’s Brewery
  • Alamo Beer
  • Armadillo Ale Works **
  • Austin Beerworks
  • Branchline Brewing **
  • Brigadoon Brewery **
  • Buffalo Bayou Brewing **
  • Cedar Creek Brewery**
  • Circle Brewing
  • Community Beer **
  • Cycler’s Brewing **
  • Deep Ellum Brewing
  • Hops & Grain Brewing
  • Independence Brewing
  • The Independent Ale Works **
  • Infamous Brewing **
  • Jester King Craft Brewery
  • Karbach Brewing **
  • Lakewood Brewing
  • Live Oak Brewing
  • Lone Pint Brewery **
  • New Republic Brewing
  • No Label Brewing
  • Pedernales Brewing
  • Rahr and Sons Brewing
  • Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
  • Real Ale Brewing
  • Revolver Brewing
  • Rogness Brewing
  • Saint Arnold Brewing
  • Shiner / Spoetzl Brewing
  • South Austin Brewing
  • Southern Star Brewing
  • Texian Brewing **
  • Thirsty Planet Brewing
  • Twisted X Brewing
  • Uncle Billy’s Brew ‘n’ Cue

…more to be announced!

Joining the breweries and lead sponsors in directly supporting this year’s festival are Capital Beverage Distribution, Ben E. Keith Distribution, G&D Chiller, Arrow Electronic, Outhouse Designs, (512) Brewing, Live Oak Brewing, Austin Beer Week, Brand! Pop and Open the Taps.

The TCBF launched in 2003 with fewer than ten brewers participating. In the last year, the number of actively licensed brewers in Texas has reached 87, with 92 in planning, according to the Brewers Association, a national organization of independent craft brewers. A must-attend for enthusiasts, the festival features live music, local food vendors and beer education, and is the year’s premier social gathering for a supportive and enthusiastic craft beer community. Visit the Texas Craft Brewers Festival website for details.

  • WHEN: Saturday, September 28, 2013, 2-8 pm (11:30 am entry for VIP ticket holders)
  • WHERE: Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia Street, Austin, TX
  • FOR DETAILS… Official site: http://www.texascraftbrewersfestival.org/
  • Twitter: @TXBrewersFest
  • Hashtag: #TXBrewFest
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TexasCraftBrewersFestival
  • Google+: http://bit.ly/TCBF-Gplus
  • General Inquiries: info@texascraftbrewersfestival.org
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