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Escape the Summer Heat with a Weekend of Texas Beer and Plenty of Music


Beer and music. Music and beer.

What more do you need?

Real Ale of Blanco is one of the breweries signed up to pour at Beer by the Bay Music Festival.

Real Ale of Blanco is one of the breweries signed up to pour at Beer by the Bay Music Festival.

That’s the philosophy behind the three-day Beer by the Bay Music Festival set for July 26-28 at Horseshoe Bay Resort.

Performances range from Texas country artists to reggae, soul and gospel, all of which you can enjoy while feasting on selections from award-winning Texas microbreweries and all-you-can-eat treats.

The breweries that have committed so far include Real Ale Brewing of Blanco, 512 Brewing of Austin, South Austin Brewing of Austin and Saint Arnold Brewing Co. of Houston.

The music lineup is as follows:

Friday, July 26
Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; music begins at 5 p.m.

  • Cross Over
  • Matt Kimbrow
  • Michaelis
  • Ryan Harkrider and the Nightowls
  • Two Tons of Steel

Saturday, July 27
Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; music begins at 5 p.m.

  • Jason Helms Band
  • Matt Caldwell
  • Kylie Rae Harris
  • The Effinays
  • Bart Crow
Two Tons of Steel

Two Tons of Steel

Sunday, July 28 (Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Music begins at 11 a.m.)

  • Warrior Gospel Band
  • Sister C

To experience all three days of live music, food and beer, you can book one of the hotel’s packages:

  • The $399 package includes standard accommodations; two-night minimum; late Sunday checkout; two adult passes to the festival, which include all-you-can-eat food and non-alcoholic drinks; two adult Beer by the Bay T-shirts; two Beer by the Bay pint glasses; and parking.
  • The $489 VIP package includes standard accommodations; two-night minimum; late checkout Sunday; two adult passes to the festival, which include all-you-can-eat food and non-alcoholic drinks; access for two adults to the VIP lounge, which includes beer and wine from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and specialty cocktails from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Sunday brunch; two adult Beer by the Bay T-shirts; two Beer by the Bay pint glasses; and parking.

For more information about the Beer by the Bay Music Festival, visit www.hsbresort.com or call (877) 611-0112.

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Meet the Makers of Texas’ Wines and Beers


redwine1On the third Thursday of each month, The Grapevine in Gruene invites visitors to meet the people who are responsible for making some of the finest wines in Texas.

Now you have the chance to meet the folks behind the growing craft beer movement in the state as well.

The dual tastings will be featured in the Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Road, New Braunfels.

Each event will be held on The Grapevine’s outdoor patio and garden and will be uniquely designed around the featured winery and brewery, providing an intimate setting for each representative to tell about how they craft their wines and make their beers. Complementary tastings will be offered of the craft beer and three of the winery’s latest releases, top-selling and hardest to find wines. You can also sample the food that is for sale.

This a great opportunity to learn direct from these craftsmen, engage with other visitors interested in wine and beer and enjoy the natural surroundings and all the other offerings of Gruene Historic District.

Each event features Ryan Waguespack’s Classical & Spanish guitar duo or French bistro music by Rumbullion, both local artists. Giveaways include wine, Grapevine merchandise and possibly gift certificates for wine tours, resort accommodations or winery merchandise.

beer icyThe lineup of wineries for the rest of the year will include the following:

  • April 18 – Pedernales Cellars
  • May 16 – Haak Winery
  • June 20 – Bell Springs Winery
  • July 18 – Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards
  • August 15 – Fiesta Winery
  • September 19 – Duchman Family Winery
  • October 17 – McPherson Cellars
  • November 21 – Westcave Cellars
  • December 19 – Grape Creek Vineyard

For more information, call (830) 606-0093 or click here.

 

 

 

 

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Hofbrau at the Rim, Beer at the Point, and More


The Hofbrau is opening a second location.

The Hofbräu & Beer Garden is opening a second location. In late February, the restaurant will open in the Rim Shopping Center off I-10.

The new location will cover 8,400 square feet in a ranch-style structure and will feature the same Texas favorites found at the original location, 7310 Jones Maltsburger Road, which has been open for the past three years.

In addition to the likes of chicken-fried ribeye and brisket nachos, the Hofbräu will feature various versions of its famous Dos-a-Rita cocktail.

For more information, check out the Hofbräu’s Facebook page.

Excitement on tap at the Point

Pedernales Brewery, maker of Lobo, will be featured at the Point.

The Point Park & Eats, 24188 Boerne Stage Road, is celebrating a Year of Beer with an inaugural event taking place Jan. 10.

Each month, the Point will showcase a Texas brewery, offering guests the chance to come out meet the brewer and learn a little about their beers and their operation.

Food trucks will incorporate the featured brewery into their menu or pair a select menu item with the beer, according to a post from the Point on Facebook: “We welcome Pedernales Brewing Company for January’s Year of Beer Dinner!”

It doesn’t cost anything to show up and meet the brewer, but food and beer will be sold separately.

For more information, call (210) 251-3380.

Vegeria named one of the best

USA Today has singled out Vegeria. .

Vegeria Vegan Tex-Mex & American Cuisine, 8407 Broadway, has been named one of the 10 great places for vegetarian food in the county, according to USA Today.

Vegan nachos and smoked mushroom tacos were standouts, as were raw beet ravioli filled with chipotle almond cheese and a raw avocado burger.

If eating more healthfully in the new year were one of your resolutions, you may want to give the restaurant a try, especially the raw offerings.

Call (210) 826-4223 for information.

Smells good enough to eat

I got after a restaurateur recently because her perfume was so overwhelming that I couldn’t smell the food in front of me.

I wonder if I would feel the same had she been wearing Tamale, a new fragrance that may appear this spring. And yes, it smells of corn, according to an article on Huffington Post.

I just wonder how many of the women who work in San Antonio’s tamalerias would appreciate finding a bottle of this wrapped up for their birthday or Christmas present.

Frothing at the mouth for foam at home? 

The CocktailMaster is one gadget from MolecularRecipes.com.

Didn’t get the culinary whipper you wanted for Christmas? Or perhaps you’re just hankering to make Liquid Popcorn with Caramel Froth or Air Bread Philly Cheesesteak.

You practically need a chemistry set and an advanced science degree to whip up some of these culinary creations.

For years now, molecular gastronomy has been the domain of chef’s, but it couldn’t remain in the commercial kitchen forever. Now you stock up on all the gadgets you need, thanks to MolecularRecipes.com, which offers recipes as well as the equipment needed to make caviar out of Cointreau.

For some ideas, visit http://store.molecularrecipes.com. Here’s hoping your experiments turn out better than a few of the molecular gastronomy touchdishes

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