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

Wed 18 Jul
The Hell Yes Project: Austin Pets Alive Long Stay Dog Love Day!
Show 9:30AM
Ends 12:30PM
APA! Town Lake Animal Center, 1156 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78703

Let’s shine a light on a deserving doggie and help a pup find its forever home.

The primary focus of ABGB’s partnership with Austin Pets Alive! is with their Long Stay Dogs: amazing dogs that have been with the shelter for 300+ days and are still waiting for their forever homes. They are all looking for love, ready for a family.

This monthly volunteer event is to help Austin Pets Alive! find these great dogs homes. We’ll be going out to APA!’s Town Lake Animal Center location for a morning of fun volunteering (enrichment activities, and kennel set up) and then we’ll all hang out with one of their Long Stay Dogs.

And here’s the really fun part! In addition to giving a great dog some extra love, we want our volunteers to help us create a social media “Hell Yes!” for this deserving pup. Share a selfie with the dog, sing the pup a song, write it a haiku, whatever you got! Use your creative talents and your social media skills to help get the word out about a great dog. Imagine how great will it be if somebody you know, or somebody who knows somebody you know, falls in love with the pup and adopts it. Hell Yes!

Volunteers slots are limited to 20 people at this link:
https://goo.gl/forms/cmUih68EeKWpQtix2

​Volunteers are asked to bring one of the following:
38oz bag of Pup-peroni
or
40oz bag of Beggin’ Strips (any flavor)
These are available at HEB

Even if you can’t join us, we still need you. Share every post you see and get in on the saying of Hell Yes to the these great pups!

Tue 24 Jul
The Hell Yes Project 'Christmas In July' Build-A-Bike Parties
Show 11:30AM
Ends 11:30AM

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 ​get bikes to ​deserving kids!

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.

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

This bikes being built will become part of Ghisallo Cycling Initiative  Bicycle Lending Library at Langford Elementary School. Students will be able check out the bikes (and helmets, locks, lights) at no cost, similar to how they check out library books. Students can then use the bikes for transportation to school as well as other neighborhood destinations… activities that improve physical and mental health as well as school performance.

It only costs $200 to sponsor a Lending Library rider which includes a bike, helmet, lock, and lights, which have a overall value of $350! Plus, your donation goes directly to Ghisallo and is tax-deductible!

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 7/24​ and ​7/29. To reserve your Build-A-Bike Party, send an email to: millie@theabgb.com

or visit: http://ghisallo.org/donate/abgb-summer-bike-build/

Tue 31 Jul
Hell Yes Project: At The Central Texas Food Bank
Show 6:00PM

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.

Join us for a cooperative effort in giving-back, and unwinding! Claim your spot here:http://individual-volunteers.cafb.volunteerhub.com/EventsV1/Event/Summary.aspx?EventID=5930630

Sat 04 Aug
MCA DAY ATX 2018benefiting Austin Habitat For Humanity
Show 7:00PM

MCA DAY ATX 2018
Co-hosted by KUTX 98.9 and The Breaks with Confucius Jones and Fresh, ​the #1 hip-hop show in Austin, Texas​!​

With sets from:​
DJ Confucius Jones
Bemyfiasco
http://bemyfiasco.com/
The Dojo
http://dojoinitiative.com/
Tee Double
https://tee-double.bandcamp.com/

Plus​:
Beastie Boys Trivia For Swag!
A Super Awesome Raffle!
& More!
​​We’ll be raising funds ​for The House That Beer Built with Austin Habitat for Humanity!

MCA DAY~ An event created from a global community built on GRATITUDE and to celebrate the life of Adam Yauch through Music, Art and Community.
Born in Brooklyn, and now ​7​ years on, MCA DAY is back for year ​three​ in the ATX.
The mission is to bring “all lifestyles, sizes, shapes, and forms” together to: Honor the creative, tenacious spirit and life of Adam Yauch​ and ​​ commemorate the accomplishments of the Beastie Boys through the true appreciation of community, art and music.

Wed 08 Aug
The Hell Yes Project: We Are Blood Donor Drive & Warren Hood!
Show 3:30PM

AN EXTRA SPECIAL WEDNESDAY!
Happy Hour starts at 3p
Blood Drive starts at 3:30p
Warren Hood at 6:30p

If it’s Wednesday… than it’s time to get happy. And it’s time for Warren. Our weekly shows on Wednesdays with Warren Hood are just the thing you need to get you through the week.

This Wednesday is extra special! Black Fret Winner Warren Hood is going to help us out with a blood drive with our friends from We Are Blood in the afternoon before his show! Slots are limited, so don’t delay to grab yours!
https://www.wrbdonor.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/52797
And if the slots fill up, you are still needed! You can still give anytime! Visit: https://weareblood.org/

Wednesdays are happy hour all night all long with a $1 off pints and reduced prices on pitchers starting at 3p.

So, come over. We’re going to be having a real good time… and we’re going to be dancing. And giving blood! And we want you here.

The Hell Yes Project In Action

2nd Annual Hell Yes Project Olympics & Memorial Day Party

The ABGB is hosting its 2nd Annual Hell Yes Project Olympics & Memorial Day Party on Monday, May 28th. Starting at 3pm, eight Austin non-profits will compete in field-day style events for a $1000 Gold Medal prize. It will be a fun-filled all-afternoon party of food, beer, music… and sports. The scheduled events include Water … Continued

Hell Yes To Amadeo’s Army Musicfest

One of our longest running events! We’ve been really lucky over the years hosting this event to see Amadeo grow up…  and to see his Army grow! Thanks to all the musicians: Lucas Hudgins, Billy Broome, Edison Chair, and Meanswell for coming out and entertaining everyone!  Thanks to Amurica TX photo booth for being here.  And a very special … Continued

5% To Mother Earth = Helping Out Great Local Non-Profits

We say “Hell Yes” to protecting Mother Earth! The ABGB participated in giving 5% of our sales on Friday April 20 to benefit 9 Austin environmental nonprofits Austin Parks Foundation, Friends of Barton Springs Pool, Hill Country Conservancy, Pease Park Conservancy, Shoal Creek Conservancy, Sustainable Food Center, Texas Campaign for the Environment, TreeFolks, Waller Creek Conservancy.  as part of Austin Give 5! Check … 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/