Austin Beer Garden Brewing

PERFECTING THE CRAFT:

Brian Peters and Amos Lowe are brewing up good things at Austin’s newest brewpub, the ABGB

[an excerpt from ATX Man by Jane Kellogg, Summer, 2013]

It’s a dream that’s been fermenting in the minds of one of Austin’s pioneer craft brewers for some time now: a German-style brewpub and beer garden, nestled in the heart and soul of South Austin. After almost a year of planning and months of construction, the much-anticipated Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company—or the ABGB, for short—is finally ready to open its doors.

Admittedly, the name doesn’t quite roll off the tongue as easily as their in-house craft brews. But it’s the product of a perfect union—Amos Lowe, the mastermind behind the idea and ultimately its construction, and Brian “Swifty” Peters, a veteran in the brewing world and a legend among aspiring home brewers. The two men share similar backgrounds—both are established engineers—but Swifty got a head start in the world of craft brewing, making his first home brew batch in 1989. A failure analysis engineer for GM, Peters came to Austin in 1991 to work for AMD.

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  • Mike

    Good beer and I had a good time. We need more brew pubs like this one.

    September 1, 2013

  • Steven M.

    Great to see all those that showed... Great beer, and a great addition to South Austin! Just what we've been needing! See y'all on the next meetup!

    September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time, beer was awesome!

    September 1, 2013

  • Christopher K.

    Back table to the right of the bar.

    September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just arrived and I am sitting at the bar. I have black shorts, orange shirt, and black hat on.

    September 1, 2013

  • Daniel J.

    "Drink what you want, not what you're told to drink"... http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=91DH4lNpniE&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D91DH4lNpniE

    September 1, 2013

  • Carlos

    Hey Everyone: It doesn't look like there will be a host for the Austin Beer Garden Brewing event. I'm not sure who posted it but I will leave it scheduled since there is a lot of interest. I also sent out an email regarding this. Thanks

    August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait. I love beer!

    August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't go recovering from surgery.

    August 31, 2013

  • Sarah F.

    I love Beer! Excited to be apart of this!

    August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We're gonna stop by ABGB later today. Did receive the following e-mail after inquiring about the Texas Game..

    This Saturday we won't have our big screen ready for the game. In the future, we plan to have a projector with the game on. Come in before or after for some delicious beer!

    Thanks!

    August 31, 2013

  • Terri A.

    Going out of town this weekend to my Family Reunion.
    Can't make it :( ... See you all at the next meetup!

    August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gonna be RIDING the 3 SISTER'S.....

    August 24, 2013

  • kikipub

    love love love

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait. I love beer!

    August 24, 2013

  • JayB changed the date and time to Sunday, September 01, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Y'all, they opened yesterday........

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    South Austin Baby!!

    August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    More beer! Always good to see new breweries in town.

    July 18, 2013

  • Beth W.

    So excited to see a new great craft brew pub place in my hood!

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just learned about this on the Live Oak tour! Super excited!

    July 15, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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