Austin: Twenty Beers and Breweries You Won’t Want to Miss

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Written by Franz Hofer for A Tempest in a Tankard

Another edition of SXSW is upon us. If you’re from out of town, or even if you live in Austin, the plethora of excellent craft beer possibilities can make drink decisions a little daunting. But fear not. I’ve put together a list of some of my favourites so you can easily find both the finest beers and purveyors of those brews.

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The 16 Best Breweries in the Northeast

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The Northeast is known for lots of things: massive snowfall that cripples your ability to think and makes you cold and depressed for weeks on end to the point where you look at the sky and start screaming at God… and blueberries. Great blueberries. But it’s also a cauldron of creativity when it comes to brewing beer, thanks to a long history of craft innovation. To that point, I’ve selected the 16 breweries I think put out the best, most creative, highest quality beers in the region. After all, you’ve got to have something to drink with those blueberries.

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Weekly Mix Pack: Fakery, Extinct Beer, and Reefer Madness

This was a big week! Daylight Savings Time started, temperatures climbed above freezing for many parts of the country, and it finally became acceptable to drink one of the Spring seasonals that breweries have been pushing on us since early February. Jerks. Let’s take a look at some the most interesting beer stories we’ve come across in the past week!

1. Looking at Tomorrow’s Extinct Beer Styles Today
Beer is old enough that most styles that have ever existed are now extinct. While it’s hard to imagine, some of the very styles that are right now at the peak of their popularity will likely inevitably become relics at some point. Jeff Alworth ponders which of our current beers will eventually become recipes that a future Sam Calagione-type will try to recreate some day far in the future.

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