In addition to my show, you can now follow me with my frequent rants on the Austin food and culture scene! I’ll try my best to keep you in the know when it comes to food, drink, and awesome events going on in and around our capital city.
Now let’s get down to business! If you thought Saveur Seeking was only about food you got another thing comin’. You might remember the predecessor to this show, Boozin’ on a Budget. Even though we only did one episode I’m pretty sure there is one thing anyone could have gathered from it: I love to drink. Specifically I love to drink good beer, and in the last few years there has been, dare I say it, a renaissance in Texas brewing. Tough economic times have not stopped Texans passionate about brewing beer from starting up their own microbreweries all over the lone star state. In the last two years alone there have been several craft breweries started in the central Texas region alone.
Over the course of my life I’ve been to a lot of breweries, brewpubs, and bars all over the country and I can honestly say that I have thoroughly enjoyed the majority of the premium Texas brews I have tried. While companies such as Real Ale, Saint Arnold, and Southern Star have been around for a while, new breweries such as Thirsty Planet, Jester King, and Rahr & Sons have diversified the scene and added new options. So if you’re like me you’re often faced with the predicament of there being so many new breweries and delicious beers that it’s hard to try them all without going bankrupt. Well this Saturday is your chance to sample the best of the best without draining your wallet.
Saturday September 24th is the Texas Craft Brewers Festival at Austin’s Fiesta Gardens located on the north side of Town Lake. Since the heat is dying down (95 degrees is practically sweatshirt weather at this point) I think it is finally safe to drink outdoors and the Texas Craft Brewers Festival is the ideal place to do it. The festival features over 75 craft beers all brewed right here in Texas. There will be live tunes, local food, and a whole lot of beer drinkin’ goin’ on. ACL is over and the heat is beginning to slowly fade away to fall. That means we can finally leave the confines of our air conditioned caves and party. I will be out in full force filming my show so come raise a toast to Texas beer with Saveur Seeking! Laissez les bons temps rouler!
The Texas Craft Brewers Festival is on Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 2PM till 8PM.
Visit http://www.texascraftbrewersfestival.org/ for tickets and more info.
Draught House Pub & Brewery
Jester King Brewery
Live Oak Brewing
New Republic Brewing
No Label Brewing
Rahr & Sons Brewing
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
Real Ale Brewing
Saint Arnold Brewing
Southern Star Brewing
Thirsty Planet Brewing
Twisted X Brewing