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

Thu 13 Dec
Austin Beer Guide Best of 2018 Party
Show 6:00PM

Join Austin Beer Guide in our annual “Best Of” party at The ABGB at 6PM on Dec 13th.

There will be fun beers and hijinks along with the Best of 2018 Awards ceremony… where The Austin Beer Guide folks announce the winners of the Readers’ poll and Editors’ picks.

 

Tue 18 Dec
Hell Yes Holiday ParadeWith Ghisallo Cycling Initiative
Show 5:30PM

THE HELL YES HOLIDAY PARADE
On Tuesday December 18, say “Hell Yes!” to a bike ride/parade from The ABGB to the Austin Trail of Lights in Zilker Park and back. Wear your best holiday outfit, decorate and light up your bike. and ride with us on a free ride with the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative.

The Hell Yes Holiday Parade Costume Contest for fabulous prizes!
Categories: Best, Funniest, & Most Festive

Timeline:
5:30PM Register for the ride!
6:15PM Gather up time!
6:30 PM Wheels Down/Leave The ABGB
7:15 PM Arrive at the Trail of Lights
8:30 PM Gather to come back, near the bikes across the street
8:45 PM Leave the Trail of Lights
9:15 PM Back at The ABGB for the Costume Contest

The ride will leave the ABGB and travel directly to Zilker Park. We’ll take a casual walk through the awesome Trail Of Lights and return straight back to the ABGB to continue the party and award prizes.

And for awesome stuff with Ghisallo check out:
Build-A-Bike Holiday Lunches!

MORE ABOUT THE GHISALLO CYCLING INITIATIVE
The Ghisallo Cycling Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2011 and based in Austin, Texas. Our goal is not only to provide Austin youth with supervised access to outdoor physical activity, but to help them develop into self-sufficient riders who have the skills and knowledge to use their bicycles for transportation without depending on adults. Our programs focus on transportation, navigation, and exploration while purposely developing opportunity, access, and equity.

Our primary clients are are low-income under-served students to whom we provide semester-long, after-school Bike Clubs, a free Youth Bike Shop and Earn-A-Bike program, Bicycle Rodeos, and maintenance and safety clinics. Since 2013 we have served over 14,500 youth participants via Bike Clubs and Earn-A-Bike programs, and over 8,000 via Bike Rodeos.
http://ghisallo.org/

MORE ABOUT THE HELL YES! PROJECT
The idea behind the Hell Yes Projects is to prove out The ABGB’s philosophy that beer has the power to make everything better. Sharing times with friends. A fresh, hot slice of pizza. Seeing a great band. Hell yes, beer makes all of these things better. But we also believe that beer has the power to make our entire community better. We believe we can harness beer’s innate goodness and put it into action improving our neighborhood and city and enriching the lives of lots of folks. So, Hell Yes to more bikes around our city. And Hell Yes to making kids happy at the holidays with the joy (and the responsibility) of a brand new bike.
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Sat 09 Feb
APA! Sweet Barks 2019!
Show 12:00PM

SAVE THE DATE!

For the day when we get to celebrate our relationship with our true loves… our dogs!

On Saturday, February 9th, Sweet Barks, the annual Austin Pets Alive! Lovefest and Fundraiser, is happening here at the ABGB once again, and this year promises to be amazing.

A full-on celebration of pups:
Pet Portraits!
Kissing Booth!
Amazing vendors!
Treat Station!
…and lots more exciting details to come!

If you’ve got a dog-related or dog-loving business and you’d love to be a vendor, sponsor, or part of this frivolity, please contact Millie at millie@theabgb.com

The Hell Yes Project In Action

ABGB Day at The Central Food Bank

This crew. These fine folks. The ABGB Team created 4,608 pounds of Stew Bags today that will contribute to an incredible 3,840 meals to Central Texans at risk of hunger. And, we had such a good time, too. Sharing laughs with each other and helping others is so worth your time. Grab some of your … Continued

ABGB Swings Hammers, Shoots Nail Guns For The House That Beer Built

We’re so happy to be a part of this year’s House That Beer Built. The project teams up local craft breweries  to build a house with awesome people of Austin Habitat Humanity. ABGB volunteers were there from the first wall-raising to the dedication of the new home for Lucy Suarez and her son, Javier. We … Continued

The ABGB And The Volunteer Health Care Clinic Team Up For Music Benefit Smash!

On 11/15, The ABGB hosted a benefit for The Volunteer Healthcare Clinic  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! It was an amazing night of music, great food, and delicious beer. Huge thanks goes out to Black Joe Lewis, The Joe … 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/