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

Sat 28 Oct
Fermentation Fest Funf
Show 12:00PM

Fermentation Fest #5 at the ABGB
12pm-12am Saturday October 28th 2017

A Celebration Of Live Culture And Everything Fermented. Join us for a day of Fall revelry.


A CHEESE & WINE TASTING With Antonelli’s Cheese Shop!- Time 3p
Our chef, Tim Stevens has teamed up with our friends at Antonelli’s Cheese Shop to bring you a unique wine and cheese pairing and seated in our brewery, behind the scenes. Wine! Cheese! Thank you, fermentation!

Sun 29 Oct
The Hell Yes Project : AIDS Walk Austin
Show 9:00AM

Hell Yes! These boots are made for walkin’ and that’s just what they’ll do in the 30th Annual Austin Aids Walk. ABGB is proud to be participating in the walk this year and we want YOU to join our team and/or donate to the cause! Our goal is to raise $3,000 and we can do it with your help!!!

By walking together on Sunday, October 29th, we are giving back to our community, helping AIDS Services of Austin to raise funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS and reduce the stigma of this tragic disease for which there still is no cure. Let’s show the world that beer makes it better and coming together we can make a difference!

Hell Yes People, Hell Yes!

And check THIS out…By joining our team and raising money you will receive an exclusive Hell Yes Project Volunteer t-shirt!

More information to come when you sign up. If you have any question in the meantime, please contact Shelli Longfield at

Thu 02 Nov
The Hell Yes Project: ABGB Day at the ReStore
Show 9:30AM

Say Hell Yes to joining our team volunteering at the Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore!

We’ll be helping wherever we’re needed, based on the ReStore leadership team’s needs. Generally volunteers are utilized to help receive donations, set up displays, organize/assemble product, and more!

Wear your Hell Yes Project tee…. or tell us your size and come pick it up from us that morning! And if you can, come back for some love and lunch with us at The ABGB.

If you plan on joining us, make sure to click the link to check out their volunteer orientation. and create a user account!

Austin Habitat for Humanity
Eliminate poverty housing through the power of home ownership. Visit our website: Follow us on twitter:
We’re best known for our Homeownership program that builds simple, quality homes in partnership with low-income families and the community. We also preserve homeownership and neighborhoods by helping low-income homeowners maintain their homes through our Home Repair program. Finally, we provide counseling, education and advice in housing issues to new and existing homeowners with our Housing Counseling program.

The Hell Yes Project In Action

Hell Yes To Strutting Your Mutt!

Beer makes it better! Dogs make it better! Hell yes, beer and dogs make everything better. The Hell Yes Project was formed by The ABGB as a way for them to give back to the Austin community. While we are lucky that Austin is a no-kill city, every day over nearly 6,000 dogs and cats … Continued

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

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.

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!

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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!