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 18 Nov
The APA!APA #10 Release Party & Mutt Rub
Show 3:00PM

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We like mutt butts and we can not lie!

We’re celebrating the release of our 10th APA!APA beer for Austin Pets Alive! Our series of single-hopped American Pale Ales gives $1 from every pint sold to promote the adoption & care of Austin Pets Alive Long Stay Dogs! The hop for #10 is El Dorado. Bursting with juicy stone fruit and tropical notes, this bitter beauty from the Yakima Valley first came on the scene in 2010.

And 10 beers into this series means we’ve raised over $40,000 with these beers and parties! And this party is going to be all about rubbing some doggie butts to raise cash money for Austin Pets Alive!

Bring your own dog for a booty scratch and give some some scratch to help keep Austin no-kill.

Come meet some adoptable Austin Pets Alive! dogs, do some butt-rubbing of your own, and you might find your very own butt rub partner for life!

Fine Southern Gentlemen is going to be here live-printing some booticious merchandise to raisie money for APA!, too! Stay tuned for the awesome designs!

In fact, say you’re coming, and we’ll keep you updated on all the supercool stuff that’s going to happen!

See you here!



Tue 28 Nov
Show 11:30AM
Ends 5:00PM

Beer + Pizza + Party = Bikes for Kids

Looking for a great holiday lunch idea for your co-workers or a group of your super cool friends?


We’re hosting Build-a-Bike Holiday Lunches the first three weeks of December! Your group purchases one (or two, or 10!) bikes for donation and along with bike mechanics from Ghisallo, build them (with pizza, beer, and awesome food). 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.

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

These lunches can be booked anytime between 11/28 and 12/22. To reserve your Build-A-Bike Holiday Lunch, send an email to:

Tue 12 Dec
Hell Yes Holiday ParadeBenefiting Ghisallo Cycling Initiative
Show 5:30PM

On Tuesday December 13, say “Hell Yes!” to a bike ride/parade from The ABGB to the 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 ride to benefit the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative. Entry for the ride costs just $10 and benefits Ghisallo!
Your entry gets you:
•Free bike light to the first 50 to sign up provided by Vision Zero (City of Austin)!
•A pint upon your return from the ride
•Entry into a raffle with fabulous prizes
•Entry into the Hell Yes Holiday Parade Costume Contest. Categories: Best, Funniest, & Most Festive
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
8:15 PM Gather to come back, near the bikes across the street
8:30 PM Leave the Trail of Lights
9:00 PM Back at The ABGB
9:15 PM Costume Contest & Raffle Prizes, raffle winners must be present to win
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.
Sign ups, and more raffle tickets, will be available at The ABGB prior to the ride. To reserve your spot now, visit:
Stay tuned for awesome raffle prizes!
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 10,000 youth participants via Bike Clubs and Earn-A-Bike programs, and bike Rodeos.
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.

The Hell Yes Project In Action


Beer + Pizza + Party = Bikes for Kids Looking for a great holiday lunch idea for your co-workers or a group of your super cool friends? THE HELL YES PROJECT BUILD-A-BIKE HOLIDAY LUNCHES 11/28-12/22 We’re hosting Build-a-Bike Holiday Lunches the first three weeks of December! Your group purchases one (or two, or 10!) bikes … Continued


Our amazing team had an amazing day,  The ABGB – Hell Yes Project team ended up the #3 fundraising team in our first year! At $3,920.99! Say Hell Yes to being  #1 next year!

Strait Night Of Country raises $3100 for SIMS Foundation

A night of George Strait music to benefit The SIMS Foundation? Hell yes! We love The SIMS Foundation and what they do for our community. Hell Yes to helping them out! A big Hell Yes to all the musicians (Jacob Alan Jaeger, Brian Kremer, Kristopher Lee Wade, Bill Ogden, Ann Elizabeth Wade, Amandar Ogden,Douglas Day, Billy Broome, Samuel Grey Horse,Parker Georgia, Dan Walton, Stephanie Bergara, Lucas Hudgins, Warren … 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!