Thursday, August 18, 2011

List of Texas Breweries Attending 2011 GABF

There are currently over 470 breweries listed as attending the 2011 Great American Beer Festival (GABF). Texas has its largest showing ever with 22 breweries listed, up from the previous year of 19. I'm sure this number will continue to grow for the next few years as more of the startup breweries begin operations.

The breweries representing Texas this year are:

(512) Brewing ~ Austin
Austin Beerworks ~ Austin
Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery ~ Austin
Circle Brewing ~ Austin
Darkside Fermentation ~ San Marcos
Flix Brewhouse ~ Round Rock
Fredericksburg Brewing ~ Fredericksburg
Freetail Brewing ~ San Antonio
Humperdink's Restaurant and Brewery ~ Dallas
Independence Brewing ~ Austin
Jester King Craft Brewery ~ Austin
Live Oak Brewing ~ Austin
No Label ~ Katy
North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery ~ Austin
Rahr & Sons Brewery ~ Fort Worth
Real Ale Brewing ~ Blanco
Saint Arnold Brewing ~ Houston
Southern Star Brewing ~ Conroe
Spoetzl Brewery ~ Shiner
Twisted X Brewing ~ Cedar Park
Uncle Billy's Brew & Que ~ Austin
Uncle Billy's Brew & Que (Lake Travis) ~ Austin

A few breweries that attended last year but are not currently listed this year include:

Draught House Pub & Brewery ~ Austin
Lovejoy's ~ Austin
The Covey Restaurant & Brewery (Closed) ~ Fort Worth
Thirsty Planet Brewing ~ Austin
Blue Star Brewing ~ San Antonio

Three breweries from Texas took home medals last year, including one that is now closed:

Gold (German-Style K├Âlsch):  Fancy Lawnmower - Saint Arnold Brewing Co.
Gold (Ordinary or Special Bitter):  Rio Blanco Pale Ale - Real Ale Brewing Co.
Silver (Extra Special Bitter or Strong Bitter):  Elissa IPA - Saint Arnold Brewing Co.
Silver (Scottish-Style Ale):  Oktoberfest - Saint Arnold Brewing Co.,
Bronze (Munich-Style Helles):  Cowboy Lager - The Covey Restaurant & Brewery

1 comment:

texantiff said...

#1 I've never had a hefe that I loved more than the one from Circle. Hope they get accolades for all their delicious beer.
#2 I didn't realize Lovejoy's brewed - I thought they just served great beer. That's where I had 512 Pecan Porter for the first time.