Where in Austin to grab beer to go on Sept. 1


On Sept. 1, a new Texas law will go into effect, allowing breweries, regardless of license type, to sell beer to go at their breweries. Texas was the last state in the union to legalize the practice.

The new law—a last-hour addition to a bill allowing the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to continue operating—permits brewers of all licenses to sell up to 288 ounces of beer per daily customer for off-premises consumption.

Several breweries in and around Northwest Austin are holding events Sept. 1 in celebration. Many breweries are rolling out special releases to commemorate the event.

4th Tap Brewing Co-Op
North Austin brewery 4th Tap Brewing Co-Op will celebrate the day with live music and free screen-printing services.

10615 Metric Blvd., Austin

Austin Beerworks
Austin Beerworks co-founder Adam DeBower serves as a director and board vice chair for the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, which was integral in getting the Texas Beer to Go legislation passed. The brewery is celebrating the event with a variety of crowler sizes available to be filled.

3001 Industrial Terrace, Austin

Bluebonnet Beer Company
Round Rock’s Bluebonnet Beer Company is filling commemorative Texas Craft Brewers Guild 32 ounce crowlers. Proceeds of those sales go to support the CraftPAC, the political action committee of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild.

1700 Bryant Drive, Ste. 107, Round Rock

Celis Brewery
North Austin’s woman-owned-and-operated brewery is offering growler and six-pack deals Sept. 1. Live music will also be playing at the brewery for all attendees.

10001 Metric Blvd., Austin

NXNW Restaurant & Brewery
NXNW Restaurant & Brewery is holding a special event for beer to go Sept. 1. The Stonelake brewery is also celebrating its 20th anniversary and will uncork three special releases for its birthday.

10010 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin

Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse & Brewery
The Central Austin brewery is pouring its limited edition Belgian collaboration brew to fill commemorative Texas Craft Brewers Guild crowlers.

1530 Barton Springs Road, Austin

Zilker Brewing Company
Texas Rep. Eddie Rodriguez will open Zilker Brewing Company’s event with the first crowler sale of the day. Zilker Brewing Company will be offering special releases of beers that have never been canned.

1701 E. Sixth St., Austin

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Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the reporter for Northwest Austin.
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