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Revamped Scratchin’ Hippo Amber Release

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Our new and improved Scratchin’ Hippo is a classic amber with a perfect balance of malty backbone with subtle hop bitterness to scratch the itch of even the tamest beer drinker.

You may recall Scratchin Hippo was originally brewed as a Biere de Garde, an historic and obscure style that even the most seasoned craft beer drinkers could easily look over. We realized that we were missing out on brewing a time-honored beer, an American Amber, that would allow us to highlight the characteristics of what people loved about the old Hippo, while pushing it further towards a more approachable and recognizable style. We kept the name because it’s a great story, plus hippos are pretty damn cool.

Scratchin’ Hippo pours deep amber releasing a bready aroma with hints of dark fruit. Rich roasted malt and hints of caramel balance elegantly with the clean citrus bitterness and earth tones from the hops. We recommend pairing it will BBQ, tangy cheeses, and banana bread pudding.

Join us on Friday, January 2 when we will be releasing a limited run of these cans at our taproom. It will also be on tap for your enjoyment. Following the brewery release, we will do a small batch of cans (~50 cases)  into the Austin market with wider keg availability.

Don’t forget to let us know what you think by checking it in on Untappd!

Travelin’ Man, the New School Intercontinental IPA

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Some of you may have noticed that the Travelin’ Man has taken a brief hiatus in the market. Originally, Travelin’ Man mainly inhabited the Wallonian Region. He was a Belgian IPA that was unique, but sometimes as medieval as the ancient times it was inspired by. In addition, we learned bottle conditioning an IPA is not near as rewarding as it is with a good Quad or Tripel.


Flash forward to today, Travelin’ Man has done a complete 180. We’ve revamped the malt, the hops, the yeast and even the water. This overhauled version is what we’re calling a “new school intercontinental IPA.” Classic enough to satisfy the hop heads on the West Coast and juicy enough to appease any member of the haze craze in the Northeast. All the while still retaining our own Texas sovereignty.


Embracing the Travelin’ Man name we’ve now included malt and hops gathered from around the world. The beer will also evolve on a regular basis as he travels around the globe in his hop sourcing. Further branching out from our traditional roots, we’ve expanded our palate to now include our first non-Belgian yeast.


This beer is a soft, juicy, flavor bomb of an IPA with an amalgamation of tastes and aromas spanning the hop rainbow. It’s a fresh beer that should be consumed quickly, but can continue to evolve in the package for months due to massive dry hopping and biotransformations.


Leading the charge on this revamp is our new brewer, Cory Hebert, who came to us from another production brewery in Texas. His knowledge and expertise helped us craft this beer into the delightful beverage that it is.


Come by for our release on Friday, January 5 at 4 pm to try our new beer and high five Scott, Cory, Mark & Steve.


Stay tuned. This is the first of many new ideas we have to come in 2018.

It’s the Tits Fest

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Join us for our annual fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Resource Center on October 21, 2017!
We’ll kick the day off at 11:30 am with a yoga class by CorePower Yoga (registration required for yoga class).
At 1 pm, we’ll kick off the fest with over 15 beers on tap, music, pop-up market, Oh Snap photo booth and huge silent auction! Plus we’ll have our awesome It’s the Tits glasses, koozies and shirts available for sale.
Thanks to your support last year, we were able to raise over $4,000 for the BCRC. Join us on Oct. 21 to raise a glass and help blow last year’s number out of the water.
Silent auction items donated from or to:
CorePower Yoga
Treaty Oak Brewing & Distilling
Texas beer bus
Sprayed Expressions
Kendra Scott
Amy’s Ice Creams
Terra Toys
Freetail Brewing Co.
Texas Renaissance Festival
And more to come!
This is a family friendly event with activities for all.
– It’s the Tits glasses will be $16 = donation to BCRC and three beers.
– Regular Adelbert’s glasses will be $14 = souvenir glass and three beers.
– Individual beers, cider, kombucha and wine will also be available for sale.
No tickets, just come on over! (except for yoga – please book in advance)
Market Vendors:
Abstract Expressions BY RESI
– ATX Handmade
Desert Rose Depot
Espacio Handmade
Fabulous Paws
Charm & Grace Designs
– Kendra Scott
– Knotty Misty
– Mike Ruston Antiques and Collectibles
Morningstar Curio
Night In Light
South Austin Bath & Body
Sprayed Expressions

Barks for Beers Returns May 2017!

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It’s back! We’re excited to be partnering again with a local nonprofit, Divine Canines, for a fun event at our brewery: Barks for Beers! Come enjoy our full selection of beers, meet fellow dog- and beer-lovers, and toast the tail waggers who make Divine Canines’ work possible!

Purchase a special Divine Canines commemorative pint glass and you’ll get a ‘Pawsport’ valid at our brewery and 29 other locations around town. Then join us during the month of May (5/1-5/31) to get free beer!

You can purchase pint glasses during the event or in advance at our brewery, as well as a few stores throughout Austin. Get more information about locations and pricing here:

Divine Canines provides free therapy dog services to various populations in need in Central Texas. Their dogs deliver unconditional love, affection, gentle exercise and companionship, thereby promoting physical and emotional wellness. Learn more at

We look forward to seeing you out with your 2- and 4-legged drinking buddies!

Press Release – Adelbert’s Brewery Launches Exclusive Line of Fruited Sours

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February 1, 2017 – AUSTIN – Adelbert’s Brewery is pleased to announce the release of Passion Fruit Sour, the first in a new fruited sour series available exclusively at the brewery. Passion Fruit Sour, which will release on February 10th, has been nicknamed a “vacation in a bottle.”

The brewery blends in passion fruit with a variety of house yeast strains during its 18 months of aging in oak barrels to develop a refreshing, tropical sour ale balanced with just the right amount of unique barrel notes.

Scott Hovey, Founder & Brewmaster of Adelbert’s Brewery said, “Every batch in this series will taste unique. We use a blend of several barrels for each sour. Some were inoculated naturally while others were inoculated with strains we chose. We don’t use a standard house yeast strain or base beer recipe. We change what we put into the barrels each time to give more complexity to the blends.”

Confirmed fruit sour releases will include Passion Fruit Sour, Raspberry Sour and Blueberry Sour. Several other flavors are still in the testing phase and will be announced once the brewery is happy with the blends. Future release dates will be announced on social media and by press release.

Hovey added, “We select the barrels to blend for each individual batch based on what tastes best at that time. In fact, we already dumped 20% of the barrels aged because we didn’t like the flavors that developed.”

In light of the brewery converting to a brewpub permit in 2016, the brewery plans to use the new license as an opportunity to test the response to limited release beers before evaluating for larger market release. Blackberry Barrel of Love, released in late 2016, and the fruited sours will be the first of many such beers to become available.

About Adelbert’s Brewery:

Adelbert’s Brewery is an award-winning microbrewery in Austin, Texas. The brewery believes excellent beer requires quality ingredients and hands-on brewing. It uses non-GMO Bohemian floor malted barley, Noble hops, and fresh yeast propagated at the brewery. While brewing, Adelbert’s utilizes a multi-temperature decoction mash to extract a more complex flavor from our grains. For more information, visit

To stay up to date on brewery information, connect with them on Facebook at or follow the them on Twitter at


Adelbert’s Donates Over $5,000 to the Breast Cancer Resource Center

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BCRC Adelberts Check

AUSTIN, Texas (December 15, 2016) – Adelbert’s Brewery is excited to announce a donation of $5,583.50 to the Breast Cancer Resource Center as the result of sales from Hibiscus Saison cans year to date and its annual It’s the Tits Fest fundraiser in October.

“It is humbling to see how something that started small to honor my mom as a breast cancer survivor has grown into project with momentum to raise money to help so many women,” said Sarah Haney, General Manager and Marketing at Adelbert’s Brewery.

“The Adelbert’s Brewery team is truly dedicated to the work we do in the community. Since 2015, they’ve donated over $8,000 for BCRC services,” said Ray Anne Evans, BCRC Executive Director.  “Their passion for our shared cause is evident not only in the funds they’ve raised, but also in their decision to put our organization’s name on every can of their Hibiscus Saison. To me, that says a lot about a company’s commitment to our mission. Their investment will go a long way to help improve the lives of local women with breast cancer. For that, we are tremendously grateful.”

In line with its commitment to supporting the local community, the brewery donated to over 100 non-profits in 2016. In 2017, the brewery also plans to introduce a canned blonde ale to support coastal conservation associations.

About the Breast Cancer Resource Center:

Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is an Austin-based nonprofit that provides guidance, education, and assistance to thousands of local women whose lives have been disrupted by breast cancer. Staffed by breast cancer survivors, BCRC helps each woman find her footing and determine the solutions that are right for her. To learn more, visit

About Adelbert’s Brewery:

Adelbert’s Brewery is an award-winning microbrewery in Austin, Texas. The brewery believes excellent beer requires quality ingredients and hands-on brewing. It uses non-GMO Bohemian floor malted barley, Noble hops, and fresh yeast propagated at the brewery. While brewing, Adelbert’s utilizes a multi-temperature decoction mash to extract a more complex flavor from our grains. For more information, visit





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