New Meetup for the San Antonio Beer Club! For more details, see the full listing:http://www.meetup.com/beer-137/calendar/14306236/When
: Saturday, August 7,[masked]:00 AMWhere
: Independence Brewing Company
3913 Todd Ln
Austin, TX 78744
Join us August 7 for the summer SABC Road Trip to Independence Brewery in Austin, TX. This is a chance to visit the brewery and sample their COLD beers and quench your summer thirst. Last year we were having so much fun drinking beers and socializing that we missed the actual tour of the brewery. The official hours are 1-3 PM, but usually it lasts a bit longer.
Rob and Amy Cartwright are the brewers and owners, and you won't find a friendlier couple to share conversation on all aspects of beer. They always have food available and there may be a band. You can also buy T-shirts, hats, and coozies but this is not a large operation and as such they only accept cash. More details about the event are available at http://www.independen..
The Brewery is on the south side of Austin and close to I-35. For those wanting to caravan, we will meet in the Costco parking lot, 15330 IH-35 North in Selma (exit at Olympia Parkway) at leave at 11:00 AM. I'll have room in my car for a few folks and I'll post my cell phone number prior to the event for additional assistance. Please indicate in your response if you are interested in the caravan.
Update: They limit the number of wristbands to about 350, so you need to get there early. Last time I went they ran out before 1:30 PM.
HINT: Bring $6 and buy an Independence pint glass for larger "samples". They give you three free beers, but sometimes I seem to remember having more than that. Keep the glass and bring it back next trip!
HINT #2: They have picnic tables, but if you'd like to sit down, a camping chair would be a good idea. Sunscreen too. I usually get more sun than I thought I would. Even this time of year.
Here's a map to the caravan location. We'll be on the southwest corner of the Costco lot, between the gas pumps and the bank.
You can always get in touch with me through the "Contact Organizer" link on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/beer-137/suggestion/