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 25 May
National Missing Children's Day
Show 11:30AM

Stop by ABGB on Thursday, May 25th and grab a beer or pizza to support the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children-Texas Regional Office.

ABGB is donating 10% of all proceeds from 11:30am-11pm to NCMECTX and our work on child exploitation and prevention education in Texas.

Help us bring awareness to the 13 missing children in the Austin area on National Missing Children’s Day!

Mon 29 May
The Hell Yes Project Olympics & Memorial Day Party
Show 12:00PM

You’re invited to our Memorial Day party! Bring your friends for food, beer, music… and sports!
Come to party, and cheer on… and maybe, compete for, FIVE of our Hell Yes Project partners as they go for a $1000 Gold Medal prize!
Austin Pets Alive!
Ghisallo Cycling Initiative
Austin Habitat for Humanity
Save Our Springs Alliance
Health Alliance for Austin Musicians – HAAM
Theyll all be here for the Hell Yes Project Olympics! Six awesome events!
1. Egg On Spoon Race
2. Speed Hole
3. Water Balloon Toss
4. Crowler Can Stacking
5. Pie Eating Contest
6. Live Band Karaoke with Karaoke Apocalypse!
The Olympics start at 3p, and the first five events will culminate around 5:30 with the pie-eating contest. Then, it’s live karaoke where each team will have one song to impress the crowd. Your votes will help determine the winner of the event, and perhaps, the entire Olympics!

For more info on The Hell Yes Project, visit:
http://theabgb.com/hell-yes-project/

Mark your calendars! Stay tuned for more details!

Thu 01 Jun
The Hell Yes Project: Barton Springs Pool Cleaning
Show 11:00AM

Come help get the pool all ready for the summer by jumping in to helpFriends of Barton Springs Pool clean up the 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 other shifts!) …and check it out, everyone that volunteers and joins will be getting our new HELL YES PROJECT T-SHIRT! Please tell us you’re coming by saying “Hell Yes!” in the comments on the facebook event and telling us your shirt size!!!! And… you’ll be welcome to come to the ABGB afterwards for a ‘slice of love’ on us.

Sign up for a shift at the Friends of Barton Springs Pool’s SignUp page. (LINK COMING SOON).

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.

The Hell Yes Project In Action

Ground Control : A Bowie Birthday Bash Raises $ For SIMS Foundation

An all-star cast of Austin musicians gathered at the ABGB on Saturday January 7th 2017 to celebrate the birth, life and music of David Bowie. Through tickets sales and on-site printed shirts t-shirts by Native Factories, We raised $2600 for the SIMS Foundation. Thanks to all the musicians! Kevin Russell – Shinyribs/The Gourds James Petralli – … Continued

Hell Yes Projects: The Ghisallo Cycling Initiative

BEER MAKES IT BETTER – AT THE HOLIDAYS The Hell Yes Projects is our way to prove that beer has the power to make everything better. Not just a Friday night, but our entire community. This Holiday season, we want to put beer to work making the lives of lots of kids better! Hell Yes … Continued

The ABGB & The Go Local Card Team Up For The Give Local Program

GIVE LOCAL: A NEW PARTNERSHIP, A NEW WAY TO IMPROVE OUR COMMUNITY The ABGB is proud to partner with Go Local Austin as they introduce a new charity effort for their Go Local card: The Give Local program. The ABGB shares Give Local Austin’s belief that local businesses can get together with their patrons and … 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 2017.

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/