Need sanitizer? Help from Tito’s is on the way

Need sanitizer? Help from Tito’s is on the way

Last week, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau announced it is authorizing production of ethanol-based hand sanitizers by permitted distillers and many have since jumped on board. The latest is Austin’s Tito’s Handmade Vodka, which said it...
Barton Springs Mill — still open! — launches YouTube channel

Barton Springs Mill — still open! — launches YouTube channel

James Brown of Barton Springs Mill posted a video announcing the mill’s new YouTube channel. He also said that during the COVID-19 health crisis, the mill would switch its business model to a majority retail with some wholesale. In normal times, the mill is a...
In a time of crisis, San Saba loses its only food store

In a time of crisis, San Saba loses its only food store

Posted by Mike and Lynn McHenry of Wedding Oak Winery: “In the early morning hours of Friday March 20, Lowe’s Food, the only grocery store in San Saba burned down. In our community, it was a key business that served people and businesses, like ours, in many...
Jester King will be ‘to go only’ during coronavirus outbreak

Jester King will be ‘to go only’ during coronavirus outbreak

Jester King announced late Monday that during the coronavirus global pandemic and public health emergency, the popular craft beer destination is closing its tasting room, restaurant, and farm, and private event hall to the public and moving to a “To Go Only” model for food and beer for the foreseeable future.

Dallas: Top-pop can from Four Corners Brewing

Dallas: Top-pop can from Four Corners Brewing

I am totally impressed with this IPA from Dallas, Tx. This “pop-top” can is very cool. Check out the picture. – Drinking an El Chingón by @fcbrewing – https://t.co/0EJ7lHSSTx— Mark Miller (@tnmmill) December 30, 2019
Texas Foodies TV launches streaming channel

Texas Foodies TV launches streaming channel

Texas Foodies TV has launched the first of a line up of shows that will debut on the TG Network. Produced by The Time Group, a Dallas-based marketing firm, and sponsored by Best of Guide, Texas Foodies TV will showcase the best food and events Texas has to offer. The...
Houston’s Art in the Park calls for entries

Houston’s Art in the Park calls for entries

Midtown Art in the Park is calling for entries for its April festival on the grounds of historic Elizabeth Baldwin Park in centrally located Midtown Houston. The area is known for its many attractions, including picturesque park spaces, long-standing arts...
2018 Wimberley Arts Fest

2018 Wimberley Arts Fest

Abundant tree pollen aside, Wimberley’s 2018 Arts Fest was filled with sunshine and some impressive artisans showing a wide range of works in various media.

Exploring East Texas’ growing winery scene

Exploring East Texas’ growing winery scene

Karla DeLuca of the Marshall News Messengertakes us on an informative tour of three wineries in East Texas. As she notes, “Not so long ago, the idea of a winery in East Texas, much less a trail of them, was unimaginable.”

Pink Boots Society taps women for brewery careers

Pink Boots Society taps women for brewery careers

The Pink Boots Society helps women beer industry professionals advance their careers through access to education and inspiration. The organization also teaches women beer professionals the judging skills necessary to become beer judges at beer competitions.

Saint Arnold now offering Orange Show brew year-round

Saint Arnold now offering Orange Show brew year-round

Saint Arnold Brewing Company says its Orange Show has been added to the Houston brewery’s year-round lineup. Orange Show, named after the famed folk art monument in Houston’s East End neighborhood, is a blonde ale made with real blood oranges. The brewery says each...
San Luis Spirits merges with Empresario Brands

San Luis Spirits merges with Empresario Brands

San Luis Spirits announced its merger with fellow spirits house Empresario Brands. The merger combines two well-known Texas beverage companies under the new name, Dripping Springs Distilling (DSD). The deal brings together various brands, including Dripping Springs...
Argus Cidery launches new can for Ginger Perry

Argus Cidery launches new can for Ginger Perry

Austin’s Argus Cidery has redesigned the can for its popular Ginger Perry cider. It features “a dry pear palate with a tart bite, finishing bright and a bit spicy at the end.” Ginger Perry can update ???? A post shared by Argus Cidery (@arguscidery)...
Without beer and chocolate, what is the point of living?

Without beer and chocolate, what is the point of living?

After starting the year with warnings about the negative effects of climate change on the world’s major cocoa producing countries, now we have more to worry about. Texas Public Radio ran this concerning report: Montana Barley Fields Become Front Line For Climate...
Will Rooster and Butch back your deal?

Will Rooster and Butch back your deal?

When a TV show mixes together dudes with the names of Rooster and Butch, you know you’re in for some colorful characters. And that’s what we’re getting with A&E Network’s  Rooster & Butch, which premieres today at 9 p.m CT.  Mike...
Artisan food makers — is this the place for you?

Artisan food makers — is this the place for you?

If you are an artisan food maker looking for a permanent home in the #Austin area, Elgin may be the place. The town is hanging its downtown development on artisan food makers and is offering financial incentives. Gregg Brown, the co-owner of ATX Homemade Jerky and...
Have yourself a merry artisan Christmas with our shopping guide

Have yourself a merry artisan Christmas with our shopping guide

It is that time of year. The turkey will scarcely be off the table and the stuffing bowl in the dishwasher before fingers will be gripping the mouse and shopping websites will droop under the weight of millions of anxious visitors. Elsewhere, in the real world,...
B&N Kitchen will sprinkle on the artisan goat cheese

B&N Kitchen will sprinkle on the artisan goat cheese

Beyond artisan producers getting global distribution opportunities from Amazon, other corporate brands are realizing the appeal of the craft and maker movement. @Dallas_Observer has an interesting story about Barnes & Noble’s new restaurant concept, B&N...
Do you know SPON? Jester King does

Do you know SPON? Jester King does

Last Friday, Jester King Brewery released its 2017 SPON — Three Year Blend, which blends three vintages from 2014, 2015 and 2016 — all of it 100 percent spontaneously fermented beer.