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

Tue 21 May
Hell Yes Project: SIMS Foundation Art+Project Night
Show 6:00PM

The Hell Yes Project is getting together with The SIMS Foundation for a fun evening of volunteership and art! May is Mental Health month and you’re invited to help us on project that will make you feel good as you do good. We’ll be working with the folks from SIMS on a collaborative art project at their space.

Like to draw? Enjoy coloring? Like making people happy? Just want to help Austin musicians and the industry that supports them? We want and need you! This 90-minute volunteer session will have you putting your artistic skills at play on a “secret” project. And, did we mention that there will be pizza and beer, too? Say Hell Yes and join us. We’ve got space for 25 people! Email yall@theabgb.com to reserve your spot.

We need a head count!
Claim Your Spot!

About The SIMS Foundation
SIMS Foundation provides mental health and substance use recovery services for musicians, music industry professionals, and their families to support the well-being of the Austin music community. Live music is the heart and soul of Austin, but living as a musician can be a real challenge. Musicians and music professionals are at higher risk for mental illness and substance abuse, working under the stress of an unstable income, a skyrocketing cost of living, erratic tour schedules, distance from family and support, and constant proximity to drugs and alcohol. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five Texans experiences a mental health condition each year, yet Texas ranks 46th among U.S. states for mental health care accessibility. That’s why SIMS Foundation ensures that members of Austin’s music community have access to a full array of mental health and substance use recovery treatments, delivered with no barriers and at low or no cost. To succeed in our work, we have built a community of health care providers, volunteers, local business leaders, music industry professionals, and Austin music fans to amplify our efforts. Together, we provide vital services so that our Austin music family can thrive.

About The Hell Yes Project
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 folks have access to healthcare, 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.

Sat 25 May
Hell Yes Project: 3rd Annual Missing Children's Day at The ABGB
Show 12:00PM

As part of The Hell Yes Project, The ABGB has partnered with #NCMECTX and will donate 5% of proceeds from the day to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Texas Regional Office.

Can’t stop by but want to make Central Texas safer for kids? Donate here: https://www.classy.org/give/150955/#!/donation/checkout

Make a social media post and help awareness of this important organization and their mission!
#NationalMissingChildrensDay!

#HopeIsWhyWereHere #CommunityHelpingCommunity

Tue 28 May
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.

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

Thu 30 May
Hell Yes Project: Walk The Dogs, Hug The Kitties, And Ride The Bikes!
Show 9:00AM
Austin Animal Center : 7201 Levander Loop Bldg. A Austin, TX 78702

We are joining our friends from Ghisallo Cycling Initiative on this fun outing!

Save the Date! More details to follow!

On May 30th from 9-11AM we are volunteering for the AAC by walking dogs and socializing with the kitties ♥ ♥ ♥ Bike Ride Follows – Please Join Us!

Thu 06 Jun
Hell Yes Project: Barton Springs Pool Cleaning
Show 11:00AM
@ Barton Springs Pool!

Come help keep the pool sparkling for the swim season by jumping in to help Friends of Barton Springs 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 9am and 1pm shifts, too! …and check it out, everyone that volunteers to join will be welcome to come to the ABGB afterwards for a ‘slice of love’ on us.

Please tell us you’re coming by saying “Hell Yes!” in the comments. And we’ll share the official signup link when it’s available.

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.

Tue 11 Jun
Hell Yes Project: APA! LongStay Spotlight -Lady Red & Jazzy
Show 6:00PM
Austin Pets Alive Thrift! 1409 W Oltorf, Austin, Texas 78704

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 month session is taking place on a Tuesday evening at Austin Pets Alive! Thrift!

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.

Claim your spot! Accepted volunteers sign up at this link: https://app.betterimpact.com/Volunteer/Schedule/OpportunityDetails?guid=580b5ec7-c400-42a8-a842-139d5a598a92&goBackToList=True
All non-orientated volunteers can complete the volunteer waiver at the event!

Beautiful Lady Red and Jazzy are the dogs we’ll be spotlighting with our efforts!
Lady Red
https://www.austinpetsalive.org/adopt/available-dog-details/?ID=46437
Jazzy
https://www.austinpetsalive.org/adopt/dogs/apa-a-46179?page=2?&scroll=puppers

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

Tue 18 Jun
APA!APA #13 Beer Release + Summer Pup Party
Show 5:00PM

APA!APA #13 Release Party!
Tuesday June 18
5p to 8p

We’re celebrating the release of our 13th 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!

Come help us shine a spotlight on these great dogs looking for their forever homes with an early summer party!

Tuesday nights are BYOV nights here, so we want you to bring your dog’s favorite vinyl (and your dog!)! We’ll be spinning records outside, weather permitting! So BYOV, and BYOD!

We’ll have fun, cool games for you and your pup outside!

Stay tuned for more details, including this edition’s featured hops!

Thu 20 Jun
Hell Yes Project: Build Day with Austin Habitat For Humanity
Show 7:30AM
7212 Boyle Drive, Austin TX 78724

ABGB Build Day with Austin Habitat for Humanity
June 20
7:30am – 4pm

Here’s your very own chance to prove that #beermakesitbetter!

It’s an ABGB build day with our Hell Yes Project partner, Austin Habitat for Humanity.

Grab your slot alongside our crew of The Hell Yes Project volunteers. We’d love to have a crew of regulars and friends! That’s you!

Check this link out, first to see if sounds like something you’d dig doing:
http://www.austinhabitat.org/volunteer-orientation
A few things:
1. There’s a little paperwork and an online-orientation required to volunteer.
2. “Please arrive by 7:30 A.M, dressed appropriately, prepared for the weather and ready to work! Our staff works tirelessly to get families into their homes on time, and ask all volunteers commit a full day, (8 A.M. to 4 P.M.) when volunteering; Shifts and early/late departures break project momentum.”

Here is the direct link to volunteer, grab your spot:
https://austinhabitat.volunteerhub.com/lp/abgb/

Tell us what size t-shirt you want!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScDVWUqlA6TyMkx4E6ZMfLFONID0TNCXIs5OmxHrMet2oMgeg/viewform

We’ll work all day doing some good, and then come back to the ABGB and say “Hell Yes!” some more goodness.

The Hell Yes Project: proves our philosophy that #beermakesitbetter. We use the goodness + power of beer to help the efforts of our local non-profit partners. https://theabgb.com/hell-yes-project/

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

The Hell Yes Project Raises $4000 for Amadeo’s Army/MDA

Our SIXTH year of hosting this great event promoting awareness and fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and support of Amadeo’s Army was a blast. A great afternoon of music, raffling, and cakewalking! A big thank you and a ‘Hell Yes!’ to everyone that came out and to the bands that rocked it — Scott Collins … Continued

The ABGB And The Texas Observer Team Up For 2019 Rabble Rouser

The 2019 Rabble Rouser, a benefit concert and fundraiser for The Texas Observer, welcomed local favorite bands Shinyribs and TC Superstar to its stage for amazing night of music on February 26th! The Texas Observer is an Austin-based nonprofit news organization known for fearless investigative reporting, narrative storytelling, and sophisticated cultural criticism about all things Texan. … 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/