The ABGB

Beer Makes It Better

Our guiding philosophy ​is: Beer Makes It Better.  A fresh, hot slice of pizza. A great band on a Saturday night. Hanging out in our beer garden with friends and dogs.  Hell Yes, beer makes things better. But it’s bigger than that: We believe our beer has the power to make our community better.

​The Hell Yes Project is our way of putting this philosophy into action. We team up with non-profit partners that share our passions. Making our city a place where kids don’t go hungry, where it’s safe and fun to bike, where our Veterans are respected, and where our treasured Barton Springs Pool stays pristine are just some of things we say “Hell Yes!” to making happen.

We donate 5% of profits to our Hell Yes Project Partners. To do it, we do fun and cool stuff, we host events and parties, and usually, enjoy a beer or two along the way. We’re always looking for people like you to join us and prove the truth of our philosophy. Check out our partners below!

     

Upcoming Hell Yes Events

Tue 25 Jun
Hell Yes Project: At The Central Texas Food Bank
Show 6:00PM
Ends 8:30PM

Are you ready to Volunbeer with us?

The ABGB, as part of The Hell Yes Project, is teaming up with the Central Texas Food Bank on the last Tuesday of the month for an evening of volunteering at the Food Bank’s warehouse.

And, after a shift of putting your hands, heart and soul to work, you can enjoy the satisfying taste of a cold ABGB beer. That’s what we’re calling Volunbeer Night, and we want you and your crew to join us.

Different good times are planned for each month! Activities, speakers, and music are all coming up on tap! Come for the first one, February 27th, as it will feature a behind-the-scenes tour of the Food Bank and all its amazing abilities to serve our neighbors in need!

Mark your calendars for the last Tuesday of each month. The shift runs from 6pm-7:30pm, and brews and events go 7:30pm-9pm. All volunteers must be 21+ and provide proof of ID for beverage service. Please drink responsibly and make prior transportation arrangements as needed.

The Food Bank is located at: 6500 Metropolis Dr, Austin, TX 78744

Join us for a cooperative effort in giving-back, and unwinding! Claim your spot here: https://cafb.volunteerhub.com/event/index/7526390

Thu 04 Jul
Bikes, Fireworks, and The AvocadosLuau! Watermelon-Eating Contest! & More!
Show 12:00PM

A holiday afternoon. Awesome beer and pizza. A Luau-themed cookout. Our annual watermelon-eating contest. Surf rock from the The Avocados. #andmore

Then, a big group bike ride to the fireworks to watch them together!

That’s our plan. We (and Uncle Sam) want you to join us.

We’re teaming up with our Hell Yes Project friends from Ghisallo Cycling Initiative. They’ll chat you up about all the cool stuff they do and then help get us safely down the hill to Town Lake. They’ll even host a power hour of Cornholearama (come see for yourself) where you win prizes.

The ABGB will be open 12-8p.

The Avocados play two sets, starting at 5p!

Our annual watermelon-eating contest happens on set break!

Around 7:30ish, we’ll saddle up our bikes (maybe with some ABGB crowlers) for the ride to Auditorium Shores.

The Austin Symphony plays at 8:30p. The fireworks are at 9:30p.

Come on over and join us!

Tue 09 Jul
Hell Yes Project: Night Ride & Swim with Ghisallo Cycling

Say Hell Yes to doing something fun with Ghisallo Cycling Initiative, one of our favorite non-profit partners of The Hell Yes Project!

The plan:
1. We ride bikes together from the ABGB to Barton Springs Pool for free swim (9-10p)!
2. We ride bikes back together to the ABGB for a night cap (and prizes!).

We can not think of a better way to spend a Tuesday night. Come join us! We’ll be rolling out of here as close to 8:30p as possible, so make sure here on time.

Ghisallo Cycling Initiative is a 501c3 nonprofit providing youth bicycle classes and clinics to kids. Over 15,000 Austin-area youth participants have attended Ghisallo’s bicycle riding, maintenance, and safety Bike Club and Earn-A-Bike classes since 2013.

Thu 11 Jul
Hell Yes Project: Barton Springs Pool Cleaning
Show 11:00AM
@ Barton Springs Pool!

HEADS UP! A WEEK LATER THIS MONTH DUE TO 4TH OF JULY!

Come help keep the pool sparkling for the swim season by jumping in to help Friends of Barton Springs Pool. The group meets the first Thursday of the month. The pool is closed, so it’s so nice to be there when we have it to ourselves.

We’ll be doing the 11a-1p shift, but there are 9am and 1pm shifts, too! …and check it out, everyone that volunteers to join will be welcome to come to the ABGB afterwards for a ‘slice of love’ on us.

Please tell us you’re coming by saying “Hell Yes!” in the comments. And we’ll share the official signup link when it’s available.

ABOUT THE HELL YES PROJECT
We believe that beer makes it better. Times with friends, a hot slice of pizza, seeing a great band, and, after a nice dip in Barton Springs and some time on the pool’s hill, getting something cold to drink. Hell yes, beer makes all of these things better. But we also believe that beer has the power to make our entire community better. The Hell Yes Project’s goal is to prove this idea true. The Hell Yes Project harnesses beer’s innate goodness and puts it into action improving our city and enriching the lives of lots of folks.

Hell yes, the ABGB loves Barton Springs Austin TX. Long before we ever broke ground on the ABGB, we had many a “meeting” on the pool’s hill dreaming the place up. It’s near (thank goodness) and dear to our hearts. We think think it’s one of the best things about our city (and pretty much, Planet Earth, too). So Hell Yes to doing our part to celebrate and preserve it for us and for future generations. That’s why it’s a Hell Yes Project.

Tue 23 Jul
The Hell Yes Project 'Christmas In July' Build-A-Bike Parties
THROUGH JULY 28TH!

Beer + Pizza + Party = Bikes for Kids

Looking for a great lunch or work escape idea for your co-workers or a group of your super-cool friends? This one helps ​gets deserving kids riding bikes!

Say “Hell Yes!” to getting together with your friends and co-workers and gives kids the opportunity to learn to ride to the park, the pool, their friend’s house, and school.

Your group purchases one (or two, or 10!) bikes for donation, and builds them with bike mechanics from Ghisallo (with beer​, ​pizza,​ and awesome ​camaraderie)!

This bikes will become part of Ghisallo Cycling Initiative Bike Start (Learn To Ride) program fleet. You’ll give the gift of learning to ride a bike for the first time to more kids across Austin!

It only costs $250 to sponsor a bike. Your donation goes directly to Ghisallo and is tax-deductible! And, even better, woombikesUSA is matching every sponsored and built bike with an additional bike! Hell Yes!

Ghisallo Cycling Initiative is a 501c3 nonprofit providing youth bicycle classes and clinics to kids. Over 15,000 Austin-area youth participants have attended Ghisallo’s bicycle riding, maintenance, and safety Bike Club and Earn-A-Bike classes since 2013.

These parties can be booked anytime between 7/23​ and ​7/28. To reserve your Build-A-Bike Party, send an email to: millie@theabgb.com
then visit:
http://ghisallo.org/donate/abgb-summer-bike-build/

Thu 25 Jul
Not Quite Yoakam: A tribute by Jonathan Terrell & Friends Benefiting HAAM
Show 9:00PM

The ABGB presents
Not Quite Yoakam
A tribute by Jonathan Terrell & Friends
Benefiting HAAM
Thursday, July 25 8p

Thursday, July 25th… the streets of Bakersfield turn right into 1305 West Oltorf as Jonathan Terrell and his super-talented crew of Friends and musicians are going to take us along for an evening of guitars, Cadillacs, and good vibes that will be a thousand miles from nowhere. We want you to come along. Your ticket will help support the amazing, and ever-necessary, non-profit: Health Alliance for Austin Musicians – HAAM. Tell your friends, this is going to a be special night.

TICKETS: $15
https://shop.theabgb.com/collections/tickets/products/not-quite-yoakam-a-tribute-by-jonathan-terrell-friends
Your tickets will not be mailed. Your name will be added to our guest list.

DOORS 8pm SHOW 9pm

​ABOUT JONATHAN TERRELL​
Jonathan Terrell is a new breed of country, pulling inspiration from dreamscapes and in depth stories from the gorgeous and gritty corners of Americana. He received international praise for his 2008 full length solo debut, “Trials and Stimulations”, and began work on his next record until shelving the project in 2011 to front and tour with the rock’n’roll band, Not In The Face.
Terrell returned to his second album of songs and shaped them into an enchanting collection of yearning and bravado, heartbreak and redemption. He released “Past the Lights of Town” four years later, in 2015 on Candy Bang Records. He followed the release of “Past the Lights of Town” with residencies in NYC, DC and Philadelphia, a UK tour and a sold out French Tour. Jonathan is currently touring in the U.S. and finishing a new full length record set to release spring of 2019.
“Jonathan Terrell Is a Feminist, Gun Toting Singer Smashing Country Stereotypes”- Noisy
“On last year’s notable sophomore LP, Past the Lights of Town, Terrell hits sparse and direct, his voice rusted with a hard twang in sharp ballads that twist exceptional lines like barbed wire”- Austin Chronicle

ABOUT HAAM
HAAM provides access to affordable healthcare for low-income, working musicians in the Austin area. Since 2005, HAAM has provided over 4,400 musicians with over $44 million in affordable healthcare, including primary & specialty care, dental, vision, hearing, alternative wellness, and Hep C treatment.

ABOUT THE HELL YES PROJECT
Our guiding philosophy is: Beer Makes It Better. The Hell Yes Project is our way of putting this philosophy into action. We team up with non-profit partners that share our passions. Making our city a place where kids don’t go hungry, where it’s safe and fun to bike, where our Veterans are respected, and where our treasured Barton Springs Pool stays pristine are just some of things we say “Hell Yes!” to making it happen.​ ​We donate 5% of profits to our Hell Yes Project Partners. To do it, we team up with them and do fun and cool stuff, we host events and parties, and usually, enjoy a beer or two along the way. We’re always looking for people like you to join us and prove the truth of our philosophy.

Sat 10 Aug
Hell Yes Project: Regional Summit Service with The Mission Continues
Show 9:00AM
Ends 2:00PM
pin Mary Lee Foundation 1339 Lamar Square Dr, Austin, Texas 78704

We’re joining our new friends at The Mission Continues – Austin for a morning of good times and work at the Mary Lee Foundation! The Mission Continues is empowering veterans across the country to serve their country in new ways. Say “Hell Yes!” and join us!

Here’s the details:

This August, join Austin 1st Platoon and 50+ Veteran Leaders and Volunteers from all over Texas at this years Regional Platoon Summit! This year: we are dominating in Austin, TX with a 4 hour project with our partners and friends at Mary Lee Foundation.

Founded in 1963, Mary Lee Foundation is a staple in the community specializing in residential treatment and vocational services for persons with disabilities, including veterans impacted by traumatic brain injury. Through the MLF residential program, those with disabiities are able to access affordable housing providing them the opportunity to live, learn, and work in the community.

REGISTER HERE: https://www.missioncontinues.org/event/details?id=a1l1W000007NCK6QAO

Tasks Include:
– Building MLF Garden Planters
– Mural Painting
– Therapy Kitchen Rehab
– Planting Herbs
– Mulching Trees
– Pruning Roses

You can expect sweat, hard work and fun from this project! A celebratory lunch will be provided. See you there!

Sat 07 Sep
Hell Yes Project: Freddie For A Day!
Show 7:30PM

AIDS Services of Austin, The ABGB, and Magnifico want you here for the international annual event, Freddie For A Day!

Feelthy Good People will be here to kick things off and get everyone danced up and ready to rock.

Austin’s world-famous Queen cover band, Magnifico will be here to rock you. So tie your mother down, find somebody to love, get on your bike, and ride on over. We’ll all be the champions for a stone cold crazy night!

Please join the Hell Yes Project facebook group for more discussion, ideas, and community! If you want to say "Hell Yes!" to volunteering with our partners, here are some volunteer links:

The Hell Yes Project In Action

The Hell Yes Project Raises $4000 for Amadeo’s Army/MDA

Our SIXTH year of hosting this great event promoting awareness and fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and support of Amadeo’s Army was a blast. A great afternoon of music, raffling, and cakewalking! A big thank you and a ‘Hell Yes!’ to everyone that came out and to the bands that rocked it — Scott Collins … Continued

The ABGB And The Texas Observer Team Up For 2019 Rabble Rouser

The 2019 Rabble Rouser, a benefit concert and fundraiser for The Texas Observer, welcomed local favorite bands Shinyribs and TC Superstar to its stage for amazing night of music on February 26th! The Texas Observer is an Austin-based nonprofit news organization known for fearless investigative reporting, narrative storytelling, and sophisticated cultural criticism about all things Texan. … Continued

Our Hell Yes Project Partners

These awesome people are near and dear to our hearts. We say “Hell Yes” to all they do to make Austin a better place to live.

Austin Pets Alive!

Promotes and provides the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals by developing comprehensive, innovative programs that targets key groups of animals and pulling directly from euthanasia lists. They saved thousands and thousands of dogs and cats since 2008.
In addition to hosting adoption events here with them, we brew a beer on a regular basis for them! It’s an American Pale Ale that features a different variety of American Hop in each batch. $1 of every pint sold of the beer goes to benefit APA!, and specifically, their Long Stay Dogs.

http://www.austinpetsalive.org

Friends Of Barton Springs Pool

The Friends of Barton Springs Pool creates a community of people dedicated to restoring, improving and maintaining the pool and surrounding grounds through organizing, advocacy, volunteer work, education and fun.
We jump into to help with monthly pool cleanings and in 2015 organized the largest pool jump ever into Barton Springs Pool to help shine a lot on their efforts. Over 1200 people jumped into the pool at once!

http://friendsofbartonspringspool.org/

Ghisallo Foundation

Their primary mission is to develop youth who safely and expertly integrate bicycling into their daily lives, to teach participants self-sufficient cycling skills, and to facilitate the experience needed for youth cyclists to be peer leaders.
We have a lot of fun with these folks. Bike rides to Barton Springs Pool, bike rides to the fireworks on the 4th of July, and during the Winter holidays, we’ve hosted Build-A-Bikes where folks come eat pizza, drink beer, and put together a bike for a deserving kid. To date, over 50 deserving kids have received a great new bike at the holidays through this program.

http://ghisallo.org/

Save Our Springs Alliance

The Save Our Springs Alliance works to protect the Edwards Aquifer, its springs and contributing streams, and the natural and cultural heritage of the Hill Country region and its watersheds, with special emphasis on Barton Springs.
You’ll find their table out in front at some of our events, our beer at some of their events, and look for a party here with them this Summer!

http://www.sosalliance.org/

The SIMS Foundation

The SIMS Foundation is a local non-profit that assists our music community with mental health & recovery support.
We hosted a party here in January that featured an all-star cast of Austin musicians (White Denim, Shinyribs) celebrating the life and music of David Bowie. It raised over $2.6K!

https://simsfoundation.org/

Aids Services of Austin

The mission of AIDS Services of Austin is to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS.
We throw a great big party for them on “Freddie For A Day” every year that celebrates Freddie Mercury. It’s also a registration kickoff for Austin’s Aids Walk and shirts from past events have become collectors items. Always one of the best parties of the year!

http://www.asaustin.org/

Austin Habitat For Humanity

Austin Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to ending the cycle of poverty housing and the deeply held belief that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live.
We spent a day building a house, played games of Stumpf, hosted a dunk tank of Austin’s best brewers, supported a Christmas musical, and raised more than $8,000 to help build a house for a deserving family from Morocco.

https://www.austinhabitat.org/

Foundation Communities

Foundation Communities creates housing where families succeed. They provide people with an affordable, attractive place to call home as well as opportunities right at their doorstep to transform their lives.
We’ve have had a lot of fun bringing pizza parties to kids in South Austin to reward them for their participation in the after-school program. We’ve got some great things in the works with them for 2018.

https://foundcom.org/

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians

Provides access to affordable health care for Austin’s low-income, uninsured working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness.
We have hosted several musical showcases for them and have also been lucky to have hosted their HAAM Day closing party for the last couple of years!

http://myhaam.org/

Central Texas Food Bank

Bigger than Massachusetts! That’s the area that Central Texas Food Bank covers, bringing more than 45 million meals to its community last year and into the hands of families and local nonprofits.  The ABGB, teams up with the Central Texas Food Bank on the last Tuesday of the month for an evening of volunteering at the Food Bank’s warehouse. And, after a shift of putting your hands, heart and soul to work, you can enjoy the satisfying taste of a cold ABGB beer. We call it Volunbeer Night, and we want you and your crew to join us.

https://www.centraltexasfoodbank.org/

Volunteer Healthcare Clinic

Volunteer Healthcare Clinic’s mission is to improve the health of the uninsured and the working poor by providing access to high quality health care and prevention education. They want to help create and sustain a healthy community where all people, especially the indigent, have access to quality health care and personal well-being.  The ABGB has has partnered with them on a benefit called Tuned To Health with Black Joe Lewis: A Musical Celebration Benefiting VHC! The event helped raise $15,000 dollars for VHC programs and services.

 

http://www.volclinic.org/