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

Sat 19 Oct
Fermentation Fest Sieben
Show 12:00PM

Fermentation Fest #7 at the ABGB
12pm-7pm Saturday October 19th 2019

A Celebration of live culture and everything fermented. Join us for a day of Fall revelry.

PIG ROAST!
BRATS, BRATS & BRATS!
FEST BIER!
BREWERS IN LEDERHOSEN!
Austin Polka Band!!
HÄLFTE MASSKRUGSTEMMEN! (Stein hoist competition!)
FERMENTATION DEMOS!

Schedule (stay tuned for updates!)

12pm Festivities begin! Come early to get your festival mug!

12:30pm Learn to make kraut with Boulanger Fermentations!
Sign up required (Sign up here!)

2:30pm Learn to make Kombucha with Buddha’s Brew Kombucha!
Sign up required (Sign up here!)

2:30pm Rose All Day

Enjoy a guided flight of French Rose with emphasis on tasting notes, styles and regions of production. Tickets are $20 and benefit our Hell Yes Project Partner, Ghisallo Cycling Initiative.

3:30pm GESCHWINGDIGKEITLOCH
(speed corn hole with a little twist!)

5pm Fun with Austin Polka Band

5:45pm The return of the Hälfte-Masskrugstemmen (stein hoist!)

6:16pm More Polka fun!

**Schedule subject to change

Tue 29 Oct
Hell Yes Project: At The Central Texas Food Bank
Show 6:00PM
Ends 8:30PM
6500 Metropolis Dr, Austin, TX 78744

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.

The Food Bank is located at: 6500 Metropolis Dr, Austin, TX 78744

Join us for a cooperative effort in giving-back, and unwinding! Claim your spot here: https://cafb.volunteerhub.com/event/index/7526390

Tue 05 Nov
Hell Yes Project: APA! Long Stay Spotlight/Thrift Store Clean Up
Show 6:00PM
Ends 7:30PM

Hell Yes to APA! Thrift Store fun! Volunteers needed!

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.

To help Austin Pets Alive Long Stay Dogs find these great dogs homes, we hold volunteer sessions designed to shine a light on deserving doggies and help them find forever homes.

This is a 90-minute shift during which we will be doing special projects at the Thrift Store to put a shine on their inventory! Then, we’ll walk across the tracks for some good times at The ABGB.

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJ3Pkp9RdAokgrNh79qG1Ls7k6-G8rKiu74DFLu9rCysEt1A/viewform

Even if you can’t join us, we still need you. Share every post of APA! dogs you see and get in on saying of “Hell Yes!” to finding these great pups a forever home!

 

Thu 07 Nov
Tuned to Health: A Musical Celebration Benefiting VHC Featuring Bob Schneider with bidi bidi banda & The Austin School of Rock
Show 8:00PM
Ends 11:30PM

Tuned to Health: A Musical Celebration Benefiting VHC

Bob Schneider
Bidi Bidi Banda
School of Rock Austin

Thursday November 7th 2018 6:30pm-11:55pm
$25.00 advance ticket on sale now. Ticket Link Above.
All Ages Welcome.

Join us for VHC’s Second Annual Tuned to Health Music Benefit which helps local uninsured children and adults with access to high quality health care services. Volunteer Healthcare Clinic is excited to be partnering on our second show with The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company (The ABGB) on an amazing show that you won’t want to miss!

The ABGB has graciously agreed to donate their space, all ticket sales and 10% of the day’s sales to VHC as part of their community outreach program, The Hell Yes Project. All proceeds from the show will benefit VHC’s Medical Services Program that provides much-needed health care and prevention education families in need.

Bob Schneider 10:15p
Bob Schneider just released his new album, Blood and Bones – his 7th studio album – on June 8th via his Shockorama Records imprint. Bob is one of the biggest acts in Austin, if not in Texas. His fans, who often discover him from being brought to his shows by their friends, are fiercely loyal. Thanks to these fans, Schneider has won more Austin Music Awards than any other musician, including Best Songwriter, Best Musician, and Best Male Vocals, rounding in at 54 total awards to date.

Bidi Bidi Banda 9p
Bidi Bidi Banda is Austin’s first all-star Selena Tribute. Composed of members of some of Austin’s premier Latin bands, Bidi Bidi Banda is the refried dream of Stephanie Bergara, a native Austinite who grew up listening to Tejano radio and singing into a hair brush while wearing her mother’s red lipstick. The band’s interpretation of Selena’s greatest hits will leave you belting lyrics, doing the washing machine and reliving greatness of the Queen of Tejano Music.

The Austin School of Rock 8p
The Austin School of Rock House Band is comprised of students under 18 years of age who perform at local Austin rock venues throughout the year.

About Volunteer Healthcare Clinic
Since 1966 VHC has provided low-income and uninsured Travis County residents with access to basically free, high quality health care and prevention education during three evening clinics each week. Medical services are provided by over 500 volunteer medical professional and support volunteers, community partners and a small paid staff. Last year on a modest budget, VHC provided nearly 4,400 medical visits and saved the Austin community over $630,000 dollars in avoided Emergency Room visits (as self-reported by patients). For more information, visit volclinic.org

The ABGB
Our philosophy: Beer Makes It Better. We believe our beer has the power to make everything better. A fresh, hot pizza. A nice big Muffaletta sandwich. A great band on Saturday night. And hanging out in the shade of our beer garden with your pup, friends, and fellow Austinites. We also believe our beer has the power to make our entire community better. You’re invited to help us prove it with The Hell Yes Project! Join us!

Tue 26 Nov
Hell Yes Project: At The Central Texas Food Bank
Show 6:00PM
Ends 8:30PM
6500 Metropolis Dr, Austin, TX 78744

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.

The Food Bank is located at: 6500 Metropolis Dr, Austin, TX 78744

Join us for a cooperative effort in giving-back, and unwinding! Claim your spot here: https://cafb.volunteerhub.com/event/index/7526390

Please join the Hell Yes Project facebook group for more discussion, ideas, and community! If you want to say "Hell Yes!" to volunteering with our partners, here are some volunteer links:

The Hell Yes Project In Action

KaitKares Benefit Raises Over $3000 For Fire Safety

On October 4th, we hosted KaitKares. This non-profit was born from the very sad loss of Kaitlyn Deneson who passed away in an apartment fire over the Summer. Their mission is to educate the public on the fire-related risks of their surroundings. Thank you to our friends at The Hippie House for curating a special … Continued

A Night Of Strait Country Raises $4,267 For The SIMS Foundation

On September 26th, we hosted the 5th annual Night of Strait Country for The SIMS Foundation. Hosted by Jacob Jaeger & Kris Wade, The Space In The Hole Band kept people dancing and feeling good all night long! A special thank you to the all-star band and star-studded cast of Austin’s finest musicians! Thanks, y’all! … Continued

HAAM Day 2019!

On September 24th, all of Austin celebrated HAAM Day: A day of city-wide music and fundraising for Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.  Every year, The ABGB commits to donating 5% of the day’s sales on HAAM Day. This year, we doubled our contribution of $500 to $1000, all to help keep local musicians healthy! We … 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/

Central Texas Food Bank

Bigger than Massachusetts! That’s the area that Central Texas Food Bank covers, bringing more than 45 million meals to its community last year and into the hands of families and local nonprofits.  The ABGB, teams 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. We call it Volunbeer Night, and we want you and your crew to join us.

https://www.centraltexasfoodbank.org/

Volunteer Healthcare Clinic

Volunteer Healthcare Clinic’s mission is to improve the health of the uninsured and the working poor by providing access to high quality health care and prevention education. They want to help create and sustain a healthy community where all people, especially the indigent, have access to quality health care and personal well-being.  The ABGB has has partnered with them on a benefit 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.

 

http://www.volclinic.org/