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

Fri 25 May
2nd Annual Missing Children's Day at The ABGB
Show 11:30AM

Austin, Texas, join us once again at The ABGB for the finish line of the Texas Ride for Missing Children on #NationalMissingChildrensDay!

The ride will end at the ABGB around lunch time, so come on by! If you can’t make it for lunch, you can still do some good by coming by any time on Friday.

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

#HopeIsWhyWereHere #CommunityHelpingCommunity

Mon 28 May
The Hell Yes Project Olympics & Memorial Day Party
Show 12:00PM

You’re invited to our Memorial Day party! Bring your friends for food, beer, music… and sports!
Come to party, and cheer on… and maybe, help, EIGHT of our Hell Yes Project partners as they go for a $1000 Gold Medal prize!
Austin Pets Alive!
Ghisallo Cycling Initiative
Austin Habitat for Humanity
Save Our Springs Alliance
Health Alliance for Austin Musicians – HAAM
Central Texas Food Bank
Foundation Communities
AIDS Services of Austin

They’ll all be here for the Hell Yes Project Olympics!
The Olympics start at 3p! Just some of the events awesome (potential) events: Egg On Spoon Race, Water Balloon Toss, Speed Hole, Crowler Can Stackin’, & Poop The Potato!
And back again! Live Band Karaoke with Karaoke Apocalypse! Each team will have one song to impress the crowd. Crowd participation will help determine the winner of the event, and perhaps, the entire Olympics!

For more info on The Hell Yes Project., join our facebook group, and visit:
http://theabgb.com/hell-yes-project/

Mark your calendars! Stay tuned for more details!

Tue 29 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.

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

Thu 07 Jun
The Hell Yes Project: Barton Springs Pool Cleaning
Show 11:00AM

LAST ONE OF THE YEAR!!!

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.

Wed 13 Jun
The Hell Yes Project: Austin Pets Alive Long Stay Dog Love Day!
Show 9:30AM
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.​

​We’re starting up this monthly volunteer event to help Austin Pets Alive! find these great dogs homes. We’ll ​​​be ​going out to ​APA!’s ​Town Lake Animal Center for a morning of ​fun ​volunteering (feeding, walking, watering, etc) 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!

​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!

The details:
Date: Wednesday, June 13th 9:30a-12:30p
Place: APA! Town Lake Animal Center, 1156 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78703
Dress: Dress comfortably! You’ll be around excited dogs.
​Waiver Required. There is a short term volunteer waiver required.

#lovealongstay
#selfieswithalongstay
#hellyesproject

Thu 14 Jun
APA!APA #11 Release Party, Doggie Spotlight & Talent Show
Show 7:00PM

This one goes to 11!

You (and if you’ve got one, your talented pup) are invited to help celebrate the release of our 11th 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!

11 beers into this series means we’ve raised almost $45,000 with these beers and parties! We’re celebrating the beer’s release with an evening of matchmaking, revelry, and talent! ​

​SPOTLIGHT! ​
Folks from Austin Pets Alive! will be here with ​to spotlight adoptable dogs for you to fall in love with! Come see if you can find your new best friend!

TALENT SHOW!
Bring your dog for the APA!APA #11 Talent Show! We want to see what your doggie can do! Your pup’s talents could win you an ABGB Golden Ticket (a beer and pizza party for 10!). Your pet’s trick will be recorded for a special online video contest. Five finalists will be going for The Golden Ticket!

Stay tuned for more details!

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/