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 21 Sep
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 32nd 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 $7,500…. and we can do it with your help!!!

By walking together on Saturday, September 21, 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!

Lace up your walking shoes and join The Hell Yes Project for the 32nd annual AIDS Walk Austin on Saturday, September 21st at Republic Square!

Did you hear? Big Freedia is going be there! Come bounce with us and her!

Our team is here:
https://give.classy.org/hellyesproject
Go there! Join us! Or donate to us!

Saturday, September 21st at Republic Square
9:00 am: Registration Opens
9:00 am: Zumba in the park
9:00 am- Noon: Live music and fun in the park!
Noon: Walk kicks off
1:00 pm: Walk returns

You have the power to heighten awareness, reduce stigma, and raise funds for care services and prevention education in Central Texas.

AWA is a community-wide awareness and fundraising event benefiting 10 local organizations. And everyone is welcome to join- even our four-legged dog friends!

Here’s the official timeline! We’ll be gathering our group at 11a!

9:00 am: Registration Opens
9:00 am: Zumba in the park
9:00 am- Noon: Live music and fun in the park!
Noon: Walk kicks off
1:00 pm: Walk returns

 

Tue 24 Sep
HAAM Day 2019 with Tomar & The FCs, KP & The Boom Boom, Icing and Zack Morgan!
Show 7:00PM

SXSW & FVF Law are proud to present HAAM Day at The ABGB with support from Frontier Airlines and American Bank of Commerce!

The ABGB is a proud supporter of HAAM and will be donating 5% of the day’s sales through The Hell Yes Project in support of Austin musicians. See you here for this awesome line up!

7p Zack Morgan & Friends
Funky keyboardist from ATX.

8p ICING – Cake Tribute
Austin’s best and only Cake tribute band!

9p KP and the Boom Boom
Austin-based KP & the Boom Boom is reinventing neo-soul for a new generation, mixing innovative and progressive sounds with soulful roots.

10p Tomar and the FCs
Tomar and the FCs is a soul band from Austin, Texas

What is HAAM Day?

HAAM Day is a nationally recognized musical celebration that helps keep music alive and well in Austin. Free to the public, HAAM Day is a great way to experience the incredible musical talent that Austin boasts, and a unique opportunity to get to know the musicians behind the music.
The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians encourages Austinites to head out and enjoy a music showcase or spend the day shopping and eating at participating stores and restaurants, many of which will donate up to 5 percent (or more) of their daily proceeds to HAAM. Many events are family friendly! Supporters should keep an eye out for the black HAAM donation boxes where they can make monetary donations to help keep Austin music alive and well.

More about Health Alliance for Austin Musicians – HAAM
The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) provides access to affordable healthcare for Austin’s low-income working musicians. With a focus on prevention and wellness, the organization has helped more than 5,000 musicians access over $44MILLION in healthcare services. Learn more about HAAM at http://www.myhaam.org/.

Thu 26 Sep
A NIGHT OF STRAIT COUNTRY FOR THE SIMS FOUNDATION The Space In The Hole Band / Special Guests / George Strait's Hat
Show 8:00PM
Pearl-snaps will be starched, Wranglers will be creased, and ladies’ hairdos will be as big as Texas as we honor George Strait with a night of songs, dancin’, and beer drinkin’.
 
One of our favorite nights of the year! A great night of music to benefit the great folks of The SIMS Foundation.
 
AND CHECK THIS OUT! ​This year we will be raffling a cowboy hat worn and signed by George Strait himself!​ ​All ticket-holders will receive a raffle ticket and a chance to win it!
 
Hosted by Jacob Jaeger and Kristopher Wade, and joined by a star-studded cast of some of Austin’s finest musicians, The Space In The Hole Band!
 
Taking turns wearing the King of Country’s crown will be a star-studded cast of guest singers!
 
This will be a ticketed show and we’re proud to announce that the proceeds will benefit The SIMS Foundation. Tix on sale 8/27!
Tue 01 Oct
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!

Fri 04 Oct
KaitKares, The Hippie House and The Hell Yes Project Present Josh Pearson with Henry & The Invisibles, The Halfways &The Reeling Kind
Show 6:30PM

KaitKares & The Hippie House Present:
KaitKares Benefit Show! 🌺

Josh Pearson w/ Horns 🎺(http://joshpearson.org/)
with Henry + The Invisibles, The Halfways and The Reeling Kind!

Kaitlyn Denson and Joseph Tarin tragically passed away in an apartment fire in July 2019.

Kaitlyn was a beautiful magical spirit with a soul that shined brighter than the sun! Her need for adventure and her curious mind led her all over the world….into jungles, climbing mountains, and exploring the deep depths of caves and canyons. Whether she was traveling abroad, or exploring here at home, she took every opportunity to meet new people and experience everything that life had to offer.

Joseph Tarin’s passion in life became his desire to cook and create new dishes at different restaurants and food trucks in Austin but started his culinary career in Pecos. He strived to learn different dishes and to perfect his culinary skills by enrolling at Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in Austin. Joseph is survived by his loving parents, Victor and Rachel Tarin of Pecos, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends that cherished his friendship and ability to remain a “free spirit”

🤝 How You Can Help 🤝

:: Give ::
This is one of the simplest ways to help our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work planned by KaitKares. Every donation will go directly to the mission to educate everyone on the fire-related risks of their surroundings.

:: Act ::
Send a personalized letter or email to your legislators about the issues important to you. Be an advocate for change by helping us increase awareness, implement life-saving programs, and pass legislation.

:: Honor ::
Our organization knows that so many are impacted by the senseless loss of a loved one in fires that could have been prevented. We want to hear your story.

You can read more about her story, and how to get involved here: https://www.kaitkares.org/

Donations are being accepted to support fire safety research and education at the State and National level, fire safety equipment distribution as well as law reform efforts.
To donate, please go to www.kaikares.org and click the donate now button.

🎉RAFFLE DETAILS 🎉
There will be several raffle items available at the event as well including a 50/50 jackpot!

There will be Vendors and Live Painters!

This show is FREE!!!
And All Ages, so bring the little ones!

🎸 More about Josh Pearson 🎸
Over the past twenty years, composer / guitarist / vocalist Josh Pearson has created a growing network and fanbase in the jam band culture. He is a founding member of Moving Matter, Phish tribute A Live One & Talking Heads tribute HeartByrne, well known for their musical prowess and high energy improvisation

🎸 More about The Halfways 🎸
Born from the sonic spaces between reality and fantasy, The Halfways are a psych noir ensemble currently residing in Austin, Texas on Planet Earth.

🎸More about The Reeling Kind 🎸
Introducing The Reeling Kind, a string quartet from Austin, Texas featuring acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and double bass. Using the bluegrass style as a foundation, TRK incorporate elements of Folk, Americana, Jazz and Psychedelia to give you a musical experience brimming with authenticity and unbounded in its scope

 

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

Our Biggest and Best Freddie For a Day Yet!!

Freddie For a Day is one of our favorite events of the whole year and this year y’all brought it! With the help of this amazing community, we were able to raise $6527 for our friends at AIDS Services of Austin! That is $1500 more than last year’s event which officially makes 2019’s event the … Continued

Not Quite Yoakam: A Tribute By Jonathan Terrell & Friends

On Thursday, July 25th… the streets of Bakersfield turned right into 1305 West Oltorf as Jonathan Terrell and his super-talented crew of Friends and musicians took us along for an evening of guitars, Cadillacs, and good vibes that was a thousand miles from nowhere. A portion of the proceeds benefited our amazing friends, and ever-necessary, … Continued

Volunbeer Nights At The Food Bank!

What happens?  What’s it all about?  Watch: And then we drink beer! And while we do it, our great crew will hash out some ABGB trivia, discuss desired pizza toppings and rare ABGB beers, and sometimes, we have awesome guest speakers. Hell Yes to everyone who comes out. Join us next month!      

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/