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 26 Sep
Hell Yes Project: The Central Texas Food Bank At The ABGB!
Show 6:30PM

This month, Volunbeer comes to The ABGB!

The ABGB’s The Hell Yes Project brings our friends from Central Texas Food Bank over for a night of Warren Hood music, the opportunity to learn more about the Food Bank’s mission, and the chance to say “Hell Yes!” to a one-night food drive!

We will be collecting items off the Food Bank’s most requested items! Please bring:
peanut butter
canned chicken breast or tuna
canned low sodium vegetables
canned fruit in its own juice (no sugar added)
dry pinto beans
brown rice
non-fat dry milk powder
100% whole grain cereal

And we’ll be having a Virtual Food Drive, too!
(link coming soon!)

Thu 11 Oct
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.

Thu 18 Oct
Hell Yes Project: Build Day at The House That Beer Built
Show 7:30AM
7212 Boyle Drive, Austin TX 78724

ABGB Build Day at The House That Beer Built
October 18
7:30am – 4pm

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

It’s an ABGB build day at The House That Beer Built with our Hell Yes Project partner, Austin Habitat for Humanity. The House That Beer Built? We’re joining forces to build a home with other great Austin breweries, y’all.

Grab your slot alongside our crew of ABGB staffers & The Hell Yes Project volunteers. We’d love to have a crew of regulars, musicians, 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 a spot for October 18.
https://austinhabitat.volunteerhub.com/lp/abgb/

And, we’ll want you to tell us your shirt size!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1unPdKn09oo46rtXmAQdiex3srueSk_zFpNFfZ9oasyo/edit

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/

Sat 03 Nov
Hell Yes Project: AIDS Walk Austin
Show 11:00AM
@ Republic Square

Hell Yes! These boots are made for walkin’ and that’s just what they’ll do in the 31th Annual Austin Aids Walk. ABGB is proud to be participating in the walk again this year and we want YOU to join our team and/or donate to the cause! Our goal is to raise $5,000 and we can do it with your help!!!
By walking together on Saturday, November 3rd, we are giving back to our community, helping AIDS Services of Austin to raise funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS and reduce the stigma of this tragic disease for which there still is no cure. Let’s show the world that beer makes it better and coming together we can make a difference!

Hell Yes People, Hell Yes!
And check THIS out…By joining our team and raising money you will receive an exclusive Hell Yes Project Volunteer t-shirt!
More information to come when you sign up. If you have any question in the meantime, please contact Shelli Longfield at iamsupershelli@hotmail.com

Thu 15 Nov
Hell Yes Project: Build Day at The House That Beer Built
Show 7:30AM
7212 Boyle Drive, Austin TX 78724

ABGB Build Day at The House That Beer Built
November 15
7:30am – 4pm

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

It’s an ABGB build day at The House That Beer Built with our Hell Yes Project partner, Austin Habitat for Humanity. The House That Beer Built? We’re joining forces to build a home with other great Austin breweries, y’all.

Grab your slot alongside our crew of ABGB staffers & The Hell Yes Project volunteers. We’d love to have a crew of regulars, musicians, 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 a spot for November 15.
https://austinhabitat.volunteerhub.com/lp/abgb/

And, we’ll want you to tell us your shirt size!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1unPdKn09oo46rtXmAQdiex3srueSk_zFpNFfZ9oasyo/edit

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/

The Hell Yes Project In Action

A Night Of Strait Country Raises $3700 For The SIMS Foundation

The Space In The Hole Band did it again! Hosted by Jacob Jaeger and Kristopher Wade, and joined by a star-studded cast of some of Austin’s finest musicians, all came together for one of our favorite nights of the year!  For the fourth year in a row, the dance floor was packed with folks paying tribute … Continued

MCA DAY Says Hell Yes To Kicking Off House That Beer Built Fundraising!

Co-hosted by KUTX 98.9 and The Breaks with Confucius Jones and Fresh, ​the #1 hip-hop show in Austin, Texas​!​, we celebrated MCA DAY for our third year.  MCA DAY  was born in Brooklyn  seven years ago and created from a global community built on GRATITUDE and to celebrate the life of Adam Yauch through Music, Art and Community. MCA … Continued

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

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/