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Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Craft brewers lift a glass to new beer laws

When Texas legalized brewpubs in 1993, the owners could only sell their product on-site. That changed Jan. 1 with the implementation of the largest overhaul of the craft beer industry in two decades.

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Functional Girl: Pick the perfect Cupid’s brew for Valentine’s

For at least 5,000 years — and possibly 5,000 more — humans have known that consuming a malt-flavored beverage made from fermented yeast was the perfect way to celebrate a fresh romance or to cure an aching...

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

TABC changes what it means to be a beer

Until recently, beer drinkers who took their time to read the labels on their bottles or cans may have encountered some head-scratching fine print concerning Texas.

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Small Texas brewers want to tap into bigger market

While the locally brewed beer business is booming nationally, it is lagging in Texas, where the laws governing distribution are restrictive. As a result, he said, the state is losing out on tax revenue.