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    Crafting Beer with (512) Brewing Company
    by John M. P. Knox

    "Definitely worth adding to your collection – it’s as good a visual record of the brewing process as I’ve ever seen." -Dave of

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Entries in Beer (37)


Photos from the Great American Beer Festival: Day -1

Tap Wall

The day before GABF is reserved for finding your beer friends and enjoying a few pints before the excitement begins. You can find more of my pre-GABF photos here.


(512) Brewing Company Open House

Beer in TexasThese photos from the (512) Brewing Company open house in March are a little late, but they're still fun.

Just look at these folks enjoying a nice craft beer. You don't need any fancy equipment. No chairs. No fancy hats. Just pick a nice little oasis next to a cactus and take a sip. Ah!

Be sure to take a look at the other beautiful people who came to enjoy beer and good company.

Contemplating the Beauty of Beer


Hank's Garage


Even though they cry for food pairings, most Austin restaurants don't have taps like Chimay or Maredsous. Dry your tears, St. Bernardus: Hank's Garage is ready and aiming to pair.

Beer, meet food. Food, meet beer. Oh yeah, that's how I like to eat.

Thanks to Hank's Garage for inviting me to their media event. More photos to come.


Rare Beer Tasting Party

IMG_8244You've seen beer commercials on TV. You probably imagine that only beautiful models and handsome jet setters attend beer tasting parties. In this case you're correct.

Check out some fun photos from a recent party which might have featured a hand labeled test batch bottle which had been carefully cellared since the 90's. It also might have featured a pair of not-sold-in-Texas bottles of Bull & Bush which flew in from Denver the same day.

In addition to rare beers, you might just spot a few Austin beer and cocktail celebrities. Enjoy!


Beer Pairing at Judges' Hill Restaurant


I met Chefs Rob and Sarah of Judges' Hill Restaurant at the Independence Brewery's open house this New Year's Day. The two chefs were promoting a beer dinner they're putting on January 16th. Both seemed really excited about the event, which they have planned themselves.

I love beer pairings, especially when a dish has been prepared specifically with a beer in mind. Especially when the chefs are so enthusiastic!

If you're a like minded Austinite, consider attending Judges' Hill Restaurant's beer pairing on January the 16th. They're serving a five course meal with a selection of Independence Brewing Company's beer.

I've transcribed the menu below:

Austin Amber paired with Boursin and portabella crostini with oven dried cherry tomato & fried boudin balls with spicy remoulade.

Bootlegger brown with kobe slider with sage derby, mole, balsamic onions, house-made sweet pickles, parmesan-truffle gaufrettes.

Stash IPA with butter lettuce wedge, champagne soaked apricots & cherries, bleu cheese, smoked pistachio vinaigrette, candied pistachios.

Freestyle Wheat with shrimp, chevre & black pepper grits, braised collard greens, cirtus chipotle vinaigrette.

Convict Hill Stout with up-side down molasses pear cake, convict hill ice cream, convict hill caramel, toasted almonds.


You can make your reservations at (512) 495-1800.

Update: You can read about and see photos from Jennie's test of this dinner here.