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Small Business Saturday 2022

November 26th is Small Business Saturday & 90 small and independent craft breweries and retailers across the state of Texas are inviting you to get back out there to shop–and sip–local! For the fourth year, your purchase of a limited edition artist glass at a participating location supports that small business and the Texas Craft…

Texas Brewers Take Home 21 GABF Medals

10 Texas breweries brought home a total of 13 medals at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) awards ceremony in Denver, Colorado.

Announcing the 2022-2023 Brewery in Planning Grantees

In 2021, Allied Trade member Method Architecture approached the Guild with an unprecedented idea. In the spirit of growing and strengthening the craft brewing industry in Texas and aiding in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, these longtime supporters of the Guild offered to cover the cost of one year of membership for up to five Breweries in…

Texas Craft Brewers Take Home 36 Medals at U.S. Open Beer Championship

Congratulations to the Texas craft breweries who brought home 36 medals in the 2022 U.S. Open Beer Championship “The annual U.S. Open Beer Competition returned to its normal schedule at its new event center in Oxford, Ohio following two years of pandemic-related schedule changes. Breweries sent more than 9,000 brews representing over 150 styles of…

Texas Craft Brewers Take Home 14 awards in the 2022 World Beer Cup

Congratulations to the Texas craft breweries who brought home 14 awards in the 2022 World Beer Cup! “Returning after cancellation in 2020 due to the pandemic, the 2022 World Beer Cup was the largest competition to date, with 10,542 entries from 2,493 breweries representing 57 countries.” Award Winning Texas Beers: Herb and Spice Beer Gold:…

Brewery in Planning Dues Grants – Application Deadline Extended!

Application period ended Friday, May 20 In the spirit of growing and strengthening the craft brewing industry in Texas, longtime Allied Trade member Method Architecture is offering another round of one-year Guild memberships for Breweries in Planning for 2022-2023. While dues grants will be awarded with consideration of candidates’ financial need, we encourage all interested…

Small Business Saturday 2021

November 27th is Small Business Saturday & 80 small and independent craft breweries and retailers across the state of Texas are inviting you to get back out there to shop–and sip–local! For the third year, your purchase of a limited edition artist glass at a participating location supports that small business and the Texas Craft…

Texas Brewers Take Home 13 GABF Medals

10 Texas breweries brought home a total of 13 medals at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) awards ceremony in Denver, Colorado.

Our Guild’s response to gender-based violence in our industry

Prepared with input from the staff, DEI Steering Leads, and Board of Directors of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild True to each other? True to our craft? Differently punctuated, the motto above was developed as part of the branding and merchandise for a Guild event a few years ago. The words felt so grounding then,…

BA Collab Hour – Sexual Harassment Webinar Series

The Brewers Association is presenting a 3-part webinar series to help members better understand how to identify, prevent, and build systems to protect and support their employees. Register to attend live sessions or use the links below to watch content you may have missed: May 27: Preventing Sexual Harassment: The BasicsJune 24: Preventing Sexual Harassment:…

Sexual Harassment Prevention & Reporting Program Providers

Prevention and responding to reports of sexual harassment at your place of work are key. When quality beer production has to come first, many breweries don’t implement HR programs or partner with service providers until it’s too late. The three third-party providers below are good starting places if you are in need of support for…

Color Code of Conduct for Staff Safety

The Color Code of Conduct is a simple system for addressing sexual harassment in hospitality settings. It provides a shared language and protocol so we all know what to do when we encounter sexual harassment or even situations that just don’t quite feel right. Created by an all-woman team at Homeroom restaurant in Oakland, California,…

Announcing the 2021 Brewery in Planning Grantees

In early 2021, Allied Trade member Method Architecture approached the Guild with an unprecedented idea. In the spirit of growing and strengthening the craft brewing industry in Texas and aiding in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, these longtime supporters of the Guild offered to cover the cost of one year of membership for up to five Breweries…

Liquid Bake Sale

Old School Fundraiser. New School Collaboration. This spring, dozens of Texas breweries are joining forces to raise some funds for the Texas Craft Brewers Guild with a twist on the old school community bake sale. Only, instead of baking brownies and lemon bars, they’re brewing handcrafted beers with a foundation of Texas-grown malt. Just like…

Texas Craft Brewers Take Home 26 Medals at U.S. Open Beer Championship

Congratulations to the Texas craft breweries who brought home 26 medals in the 2020 U.S. Open Beer Championship “Breweries from Luxembourg to Louisiana sent in more than 6,000 beers representing over 140 different styles for the 2020 U.S. Open Beer Championship. This competition is the only one to include beers from professional breweries and beers…

Small Business Saturday

How it Works Participating Businesses Altstadt BreweryArmadillo Ale WorksAstral BrewingBakfish BrewingBalcones DistillingBeer Geeks ShopBrew:30 TaphouseBuckstin Brewing CompanyCircle Brewing Co.Civil PourDancing Bear PubDraught House Pub & BreweryEureka Heights Brew CoFire Base Brewing CompanyFrontyard BrewingFunky Picnic Brewery & CaféGalveston Island BrewingGhost Note BrewingGreat Heights Brewing CompanyHemisphere Brewing CompanyHold Out Brewing Holler Brewing Co.Hop and Sting Brewing Co.Hops…

Texas Craft Brewers Festival Online

Grab a beer + your laptop because we’re bringing Texas Craft Brewers Festival to YOU this year for a one-night-only virtual event celebrating community and craft. Tune in to watch brewers from across the state take the stage for live panel discussions. Plus, hop around to dozens of breweries’ virtual festival booths to stream exclusive…

Texas Brewers Take Home 10 GABF Medals

Congratulations to the ten Texas breweries who brought home medals in the 2020 Great American Beer Festival Competition. “This year’s GABF competition may have looked a little different, but the beers entered into the competition were as impressive and innovative as ever,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager, Great American Beer Festival. “This has arguably been one of the most…

Stream GABF Awards Ceremony Online

The 2020 Great American Beer Festival Awards Ceremony will stream live online Friday, October 16 at 6pm CDT. Want to join the fun? Pick up some beer-to-go from a local brewery (don’t forget to collect a passport stamp in your Texas Brewery Explorer app while you’re at it) and then tune in to the live…

Texas Brewery Passport™ App Launches

PRESS RELEASE:The Texas Craft Brewers Guild is excited to announce the launch of Texas Brewery Passport™, a mobile app designed to help beer enthusiasts find and visit the association’s small and independent brewery members across Texas, plus, create their own brewery trails, add stamps to a digital passport, climb the leaderboard, earn badges, and collect points to…

Save Texas Breweries

PRESS RELEASE: Two out of Every Three Texas Craft Breweries Stand to Permanently Close by 2021 if Relief Doesn’t Come Soon The economic and public health crisis brought on by COVID-19 and back-to-back shutdowns of on-premise business at “51% establishments” threaten to decimate the Texas craft brewing industry, according to a new survey of members…

Texas Craft Brewers Festival 2020 Announcement

Texas Craft Beer Community, Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic came to Austin in March, we’ve been having tough conversations about the plan for this year’s festival, and the safety of our staff, volunteers, brewers, and guests. While we would love nothing more than to be able to gather with thousands of our closest craft beer-loving…

Black is Beautiful Collaboration

San Antonio brewery and TCBG member Weathered Souls announced the Black is Beautiful Initiative earlier this week, and already more than 100 breweries across the nation have signed on to participate.  The initiative provides a recipe for a high-ABV stout, label art, and promotional tools to allow any operating brewery to produce their own version of this beer with the goals…

Great Texas Beer Run

PRESS RELEASE:It’s never been more important to support local, independent businesses. That’s why, this weekend April 23-26, the Texas Craft Brewers Guild is inviting Texans to join us in making the #GreatTexasBeerRun to restock home fridges across the state with Beer-To-Go from local craft breweries offering takeaway, drive-thru, and curbside pickup. “Craft breweries have always…

Texas Craft Breweries See 71% Revenue Decline Due to COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE:The public health and economic crisis brought on by COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on Texas’ small and independent craft breweries and the thousands of Texans they employ. In a survey of brewery members last week, the Texas Craft Brewers Guild found that the average revenue decline these small businesses are experiencing due…

Explore Texas Craft Beer on Small Business Saturday

PRESS RELEASE: In celebration of Small Business Saturday, dozens of Texas craft breweries and craft-friendly bars and restaurants invite beer enthusiasts to get out, bring family and friends, and explore Texas craft beer on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. To commemorate the occasion, these small businesses will be offering a collectible souvenir glass designed around the…

Texas Craft Brewers Celebrate Beer-To-Go Day This Sunday

PRESS RELEASE:On Sunday, September 1st Texas will become the final state in the country to legalize take-home sales from manufacturing breweries as the result of a law passed during the 2019 Texas legislative session. Brewers are celebrating Beer-To-Go Day with events across the state. “September 1st marks a historic day for the Texas craft brewing…

Governor Signs TABC Sunset Bill: Beer-To-Go Sales to Begin Sept. 1st

On Saturday, June 15th, Governor Greg Abbott officially signed the HB 1545, the TABC Sunset Bill. Among the many positive reforms to the Texas alcoholic beverage code contained in the law, Beer-To-Go sales from manufacturing craft breweries will become legal on September 1, 2019.

TABC Sunset Bill Passes Texas Senate with Beer-To-Go

PRESS RELEASE:In a landmark victory for the Texas craft brewing industry and craft beer consumers, substantial modernizations to Texas beer laws, including the ability for manufacturing craft breweries to sell Beer-To-Go, passed the Texas Senate Wednesday evening with a unanimous vote. Contingent upon the House concurring and the Governor’s signature on the bill, Beer-To-Go sales…

Agreement Reached with Beer Alliance on Beer-To-Go

PRESS RELEASE:The Texas Craft Brewers Guild (TCBG), the trade association representing nearly 300 small and independent Texas craft breweries, and the Beer Alliance of Texas (BAT), a trade association representing malt beverage distributors across Texas, have reached a stakeholder agreement on SB 312 and HB 672, the bipartisan Beer-To-Go bills currently filed in the Texas…

Bipartisan Beer-To-Go Bills Filed

PRESS RELEASE:Texas State Senator Dawn Buckingham (R-Lakeway) and State Representative Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) have filed SB 312 and HB 672, for consideration in the 86th Legislative Session. These important companion bills propose to legalize beer-to-go sales from Texas craft breweries, an issue which the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, along with its political action committee arm,…

TCBG Applauds Sunset Commission’s Findings

PRESS RELEASE: The Texas Craft Brewers Guild (TCBG) has submitted a response to the Texas Sunset Commission’s Review of the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Commission. TCBG applauds the independent commission for its thorough and thoughtful review of the agency and concurs with the overall theme of the findings – “TABC and the Alcohol Beverage Code are…

Texas Republicans, Democrats Support Beer-to-Go Sales from Craft Breweries in 2018 Party Platforms

PRESS RELEASE: At State Conventions, Parties Show Bipartisan Support For Granting Manufacturing Breweries the Same Rights as Breweries in 49 Other States
 As the 2018 Midterm Elections and 2019 Legislative Session approach, Texas Democrats and Republicans have included planks in their party platforms supporting expanded rights for Texas craft breweries. As the only state in…

TCBG Launches CraftPAC

PRESS RELEASE: The Texas Craft Brewers Guild is excited to announce the launch of CraftPAC, a political action committee (PAC) created to protect the rights of Texas breweries and champion common sense, 21st century legislative reforms. It’s a testament to the quality of Texas craft beer, the pioneering spirit of Texas brewers, and the passion…