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 26 Mar
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:

Fri 29 Mar
Leon Nights II: A Tribute To Leon Russell benefiting The SIMS Foundation
Show 8:00PM

Leon Nights II–A tribute to Leon Russell benefiting The SIMS Foundation.

April 2nd, 2019 would have been Leon Russell’s 79th birthday and to celebrate and remember his staggering musical genius and legacy, we’ll be gathering at the ABGB to pay tribute to The Master of Time & Space with a concert for the ages. And all ages are welcome, too. And it’s free. And it’s a guaranteed good time, the whole time, from start to finish.

We’ve got special big ole house band, The Space Captains: two drummers, a bunch of guitars, horns, a space choir, and a handful of Austin’s finest keyboard players and singers, all ready to blast off on the rock & roll rocketship and we hope you’ll come along for the trip.

It’s gonna feel like Austin, Texas circa 1973 so don’t miss it, or you’ll miss it, ya know?

Stay tuned for more details!

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.

Thu 04 Apr
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.

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.

Sat 13 Apr
Community Ride & Keep Austin Beautiful Day Park Clean-Up!
Show 7:45AM
Springdale Neighborhood Park

Enjoy helping others get outside and give back to their community? Great! Celebrate with us on a bike ride, a park clean up and party on Keep Austin Beautiful Day!

Ghisalllo Cycling Initiative needs folks who are fun, dedicated, personable, and ready to take action to fulfill the Keep Austin Beautiful mission: engaging citizens to build more beautiful communities.

Interested in helping lead, ride lead or just coast along for the fun? Contact

Please register your spot here:

7:45AM Meet
8:15AM Wheels Down! Community  Ride from Doug Sahm Hill to Springdale Neighborhood park
9:00-11AM Park Clean Up
11AM/11:30AM head over to Givens where Keep Austin Beautiful is providing burgers, water, soft drinks (more details as we get closer to the event). Bike Parking and Bicycle Safety and basic tune up station available by Ghisallo Cycling Initiative! IF you are planning to go to the Earth Day event over at HTU afterward, Ghisallo and KAB would like to help provide you with a route – just ask us!

OPTION: You can also just meet us at Springdale Neighborhood Park for the clean up and party!

Sat 20 Apr
Amadeo's Army: The 2017 Austin MDA Musicfest
Show 2:00PM

Join us for a Saturday afternoon at The ABGB to promote awareness and fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Association… and support of Amadeo’s Army!

It’s our SIXTH year of hosting this great event!

As always, a great lineup of local music!

2:30 Scott Collins

3:30 Collin Russell Mullins

4: 30 Chill Russell

There will be awesome raffle with amazing prizes. Stay tuned for the list!
And there’ll be cake, of course… via a cakewalk!

Cakewalk at 6p, y’all! Raffle winners at 6:30p!

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 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

The ABGB Donates $5800 To Campfire Relief Fund

The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. joined over 1400 craft breweries across the country to brew #ResilienceIPA. 100% of sales of the beer go to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund to support those impacted by the Camp Fire. The effort was organized by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. The craft brewing pioneers enlisted the … 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.

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!

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.