Yo San Antonio, Your Beer Sweetheart is Back for Season 3

Yo San Antonio, Your Beer Sweetheart is Back for Season 3

SHE'S CRAFTY? WHAT ARE YOU? MARTHA STEWART?

The She's Crafty Podcast is a comedy and craft beer show taped in San Antonio, Tx. Join Catherine Contreas on her drunken Journey to beer knowledge. 

OKAY, SO WHO IS THIS BEER LOVING CHICK?

Catherine is a San Antonio native. She was proudly raised on pan dulce and chimse and is majorly obsessed with good beer. As the host of the She's Crafty Podcast she travels around the great state of texas to get all the scoop on the latest beers and brewers...but, she always brings along her wildly inappropriate humor and unfiltered opinions. 

Panifico Unveils a Puro Pan Dulce Food Truck with Puro Beer Awesomeness

Panifico Unveils a Puro Pan Dulce Food Truck with Puro Beer Awesomeness

John and Edna Miggins, owners of Panifico Bake Shop, are excited to announce the unveiling of San Antonio’s first Pan Dulce food truck! All of that delicious Panifico Pan Dulce in one truck! The truck, named 2Sueet, will be making it’s grand debut on March 25th at Freetail Brewing on S. Presa. The event, named Puro Pan Dulce Pachanga, will have delicious beer paired with pan dulce straight from the truck. Also attending as vendors are SweetCraft Jewelry and BarbacoApparel. 
Come spend the day and cure your sweet tooth with the first ever rolling panderia!

There are two ticket options for this event or enjoy fresh pan dulce directly from the truck!

Pan Dulce Pachanga $15: Two pan dulce samples paired with Freetail’s Local Coffee Stout and a complimentary Puro Pan Dulce snifter glass

Puro Pan Dulce Beer Flight $20: 4 Freetail Beer Samples paired with 3 Pan Dulce samples and one cookie. Includes complimentary Puro Pan Dulce snifter glass

 

Puro Pan Dulce Pachanga

March 25, 2017

12-2pm

Freetail Brewing

2000 S Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78210

Eventbrite link: puropandulce.eventbrite.com

8 Tips for Surviving the San Antonio Beer Festival

8 Tips for Surviving the San Antonio Beer Festival

On October 15th, the 11th annual San Antonio Beer Festival will once again open it's gates to thousands of thirsty beer drinkers. Floods of ravenous tasters will file into Dignowity and Lockwood Parks on San Antonio's eastside. But...will they survive the lines? Will they drink every craft beer sample? Will they make it to the beer pong and giant seesaw?
o worries. She's Crafty is here to help with a step-by-step guide to surviving this year's San Antonio Beer Festival. No crying into your empty taster cups, folks. Your craft beer 411 is here.

Branchline Brewing Company - Tap Room Grand Opening and Bottle Release

San Antonio, Texas- What are you doing the weekend of August 20th? I'll tell you what you're doing, you're getting your ass over to Branchline Brewing Company in San Antonio, Texas. 

One of our favorite breweries and She's Crafty: Drunk for Teacher educators were recently
approved by TABC for a brewpub license. 

What does that mean? It means you can drink your beer and take it home too! Right from the brewery! 

Our buddies at Branchline are going to open their brewpub to the craft beer loving masses on August 20th. Beer enthusiasts can come to the brewpub from 2-9pm to get their fill of golden brewed heaven, both on premises and to take home. " The celebration will have a few specialty cask-conditioned ales, a few new small batch releases, and year-round and fall seasonal favorites". (Branchline Brewing Company) 

On the same day, Branchline will be releasing it's first "brewpub exclusive" release that day. This new brew will be available in 16.9 oz specialty bottles, crowlers, and growlers...and guess what? You can take that sh*t home. 

Wondering how you'll find the time to enjoy all this craft beer awesomeness? No worries, Branchline has you covered. They're expanding their tap room hours to be open from 2-9PM daily from Tuesday through Sunday each week, starting August the 20th. 

No excuses, y'all. Get your Texas craft beer loving asses over to Branchline Brewing, this month. And grab me a growler...or two.  

Branchline Brewing Company is located at 3633 Metro Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78247. The brewery tap room is open to the public every Friday (4-9PM) and Saturday (2-8PM).  Beginning August 21, 2016, the brewery tap room will be open 2-9PM daily every Tuesday-Sunday.

 

Shocking Places to Get Craft Beer in San Antonio

We all know about the good ol' standbys for craft beer here in San Antonio...but, I was shocked as sh*t to find out that some of these places had craft beer too...Check out my list of shocking places to get craft beer in San Antonio. If you know of more shocking places to get craft beer in San Antonio, put it in the comments and I'll add it to my list! 

Earl Abels

You can get your fried chicken with a side of Busted Sandal or Alamo Beer! Are you as shocked as me?! I hope so. 

SeaWorld

Say what?! Yes...you can get local craft beer at Seaworld. That is some crazy sh*t. 

San Antonio Rodeo 

Rodeo, San Antonio!..and do it with some f*cking Freetail! 

Walmart 

Say, what?!!...Yes, you can get local craft beer at select Walmart's in San Antonio. Do it, ya'll. 

Valero- 421 Valley Hi Dr. 

This Valero has a shockingly good selection of craft beer. Get your gas and your brew at the same time! 

Toro Taco Bar 

Not SUPER shocking; but, still worth mentioning that they have delicious f*cking tacos and sh*t load of local Texas craft beer. 

8 Texas Craft Beers I Can't Live Without-Summer 2016

It's going to be a long and hot summer, ya'll. This crazy Texas heat is already starting to hit us and there's only one way to survive it...BEER.

Here are a few Texas craft beers I'm taking to every party, every bbq, every float down the river...

You can find these delicious Texas craft beers at the following websites:

Shady Oak from Branchline Brewing,  10 Ale from Busted Sandal Brewing, Dry Hopped Berliner from Ranger Creek Brewing, Yo Soy Un Berliner from Freetail Brewing, Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star Brewing, Tighty Whities from Cedar Creek Brewing, El Hefe from No Label Brewing , A Pale Mosaic from Hops and Grain Brewing

5 Game of Thrones Characters That Need to Drink a Beer with Me

Admittedly, I have a small problem...some people might call it an obsession. I am a Game of Thrones addict. I wait patiently for the next episode. I research theories and spoilers...I imagine riding a dragon like a scene out of the Neverending Story...So, it only makes sense that I would fantasize about drinking some beer with these amazing characters...

How to Drink Beer Like a Girl (and not give a sh*t)

Ladies, it's our day, our time! Our mothers and grandmothers marched and fought for us...They stared society in the face and demanded equality! it's our turn to capture our own moment. We can vote, we can run for President, we can dominate Fortune 500 companies...NOW...let's drink like we earned it! Put down that Moscow Mule. Throw that Cosmo in the garbage...It's time for you to start drinking beer like a muther truckin' girl! LOOK GRANDMA, I'M DRINKING A STOUT! I'M CHUGGING AN IPA...AND I F*CKING LOVE IT!

5. Talk about it.

Spread the word of craft beer love to all your girlfriends. Share your favorite beer with them and encourage them to spread the love too.

4. Don't let it intimidate you

There's nothing more approachable than beer. It's not an exclusive club and anyone who's snobby about it shouldn't be in your life boat, anyway. Try as many as you can and don't be scared to ask questions. Craft beer is probably the most delicious thing you'll ever experiment with. Don't stop until you find the ones you love.

3. Visit breweries in your city and meet the people that make the beer.

Keep your beer local, fresh, and made with love. Visit local breweries in your area and try their beer. Meet the brewers, take a tour, and see how your beer is made. I promise, it'll taste even better after you do.

2. Ignore the haters.

Remember that one time, you went on that date with that one guy, and he shamed you for drinking beer? Forget that guy. Just like Jon Snow, he knows nothing. While he's sipping on his red wine, you're drinking beautiful, hoppy, liquid gold.

1. Shotgun that sh*t. Just once. Do it for me.

Grab your favorite can and shotgun that sh*t. Do it for every woman in this country that feels trapped in a world of white wine and lady like cocktails.

5 Beer Koozies We F*cking Love

It's almost summer and I want my craft beer looking it's best.  It's time to tell your canned beer to dress for the job it wants, not the job it has...I don't know...something like that...Check out these five awesome koozies I want to shove in my bag and take everywhere:

5. I'm pretty sure the "D" stands for "Dunkel"....right? I mean, what else would it stand for? Buy it on Amazon for $6.99 here http://amzn.to/1W5SWR6

4. It's a bear with deer antlers. Get it?! BEER?!!!...Whatever, I thought it was hilarious. Buy it for $6.49 from Coolie Junction here http://bit.ly/1rkxj2B

3. You guys! YOU GUYS! I'm pretty sure this is what Jon Snow uses. Find them for $10 on Etsy here http://bit.ly/1rkxj2B

2. It's LITERALLY a necklace you can keep your beer in...and not in a gross pearl necklace way...in a totally rad, "I'm gonna drink all night" way. Buy it for $15.00 on Etsy here http://etsy.me/1TtiCRG

1. Let's not mess around. You're crafty as f*ck and so are we. Buy it for $3.00 from the She's Crafty Podcast here http://bit.ly/1SXu6PZ

5 Thing You Can Do With Bud Light

You had a party and told all your guests it was BYOB. That was your first mistake. You only have yourself to blame for that....NOW; because of your poor decision making,  you have a case of leftover Bud LIght. Well, OBVIOUSLY, you're not gonna drink it...but, you're not a wasteful person, so here are 5 things you can do with it. 

5. Use it for beer pong. 

Your good craft beer doesn't deserve to have dirty balls in it; but, I guarantee that Bud Light is used to it. Dirty balls are just another day at the office for a case of Bud Light, and if cups spill and stuff gets crazy, it's no big deal. If you get some puke or grass in there, you were gonna dump it out, anyway. 

4. Give it to your redneck neighbor 

You know who I'm talking about. That one guy with the lift on his truck and the Confederate flag sticker on the back. That guy will think Bud Light is liquid gold. It's a huge step up from that Keystone he's been chugging. Don't be surprised when you catch him peeing on the side of your house, though. Once he breaks the seal, there's no stopping him. 

3. Pour it out for your homies 

Don't waste good craft beer on sentimental symbolism. Use that leftover Bud Light. The only thing it's really good for is saturating the soil.

2. Regift it 

Ugh. Another baby shower?! And you don't even like that girl. Why is she having a shower for her third baby? Doesn't she already have everything she needs??!!! You can't afford to keep up with this girl's greedy reproductive system. No biggie. Here's a case of warm Bud Light. She deserves it. 

1. Use it as fake urine 

Did you meet that special someone, only to find out they enjoy a different brand of sexy? No need to worry. Use your Bud Light as a pee decoy. It looks and tastes just like urine, they'll never know the difference. Just don't get any in your mouth. That would be gross. 

4 TEXAS CRAFT BEERS TO HELP YOU CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Let's be honest. Most St. Patrick's Day celebrations involve some shitty macro beer dyed green, plastic green mardi-gras beads, and some attention loving d-bag dressed like a leprechaun spewing horrible pick-up lines about his "lucky charms." All that being said, that doesn't mean you can't celebrate in your own way. Here are some recommendations of Texas craft beers to look for this weekend that give a nod to the Irish.

1. BRANCHLINE BREWING: PADDY O'POUNDER

The Paddy O'Punder is an Irish Red Ale clocking in at 5.9% ABV. "We brew this new favorite with UK Maris Otter malt, Special Roast malt, East Kent Goldings and Fuggle hops, and English yeast for a floral, slightly toasty red ale."

The Paddy O'Punder is an Irish Red Ale clocking in at 5.9% ABV. "We brew this new favorite with UK Maris Otter malt, Special Roast malt, East Kent Goldings and Fuggle hops, and English yeast for a floral, slightly toasty red ale."

2. CYCLERS BREWING: 55-11 IMPERIAL RED ALE

The 55-11 is an Imperial Red Ale with an ABV of 7.9%. "Murky, malty, almost plum like color, with a tan head. Little hop bite, but balances well. Hits your mouth with a decadently sweet toffee and toasted nut flavor and then scours it away with citrus and pine hop spiciness."

The 55-11 is an Imperial Red Ale with an ABV of 7.9%. "Murky, malty, almost plum like color, with a tan head. Little hop bite, but balances well. Hits your mouth with a decadently sweet toffee and toasted nut flavor and then scours it away with citrus and pine hop spiciness."

3. PETICOLAS BREWING: IRISH GOODBYE

Irish goodbye is an Irish Red Ale boasting a 6.5% ABV. "It is a beautiful copper red in color with low fruity-ester aroma accompanied by a rocky dense off white head. Candy like malt sweetness is enhanced by a subtle degree of roasted malt that brings a level of complexity to nice even keeled hop flavor and bitterness."

Irish goodbye is an Irish Red Ale boasting a 6.5% ABV. "It is a beautiful copper red in color with low fruity-ester aroma accompanied by a rocky dense off white head. Candy like malt sweetness is enhanced by a subtle degree of roasted malt that brings a level of complexity to nice even keeled hop flavor and bitterness."

4. SHANNON BREWING: CHOCOLATE STOUT

This Chocolate Stout clocks in at a smooth 5.7% ABV. "Our milk stout is brewed to have a deeper, almost black hue that surprises the drinker with its wonderful chocolate aroma, a slightly sweet first taste and a complex rewarding finish. Our fire-brewed process delicately caramelizes the sugars in the dark wort and accentuates the malty flavors in the roasted barley and chocolate malts. The addition of raw cocoa nibs during fermentation impart subtle chocolaty aromas that make this stout a year-round treat."

This Chocolate Stout clocks in at a smooth 5.7% ABV. "Our milk stout is brewed to have a deeper, almost black hue that surprises the drinker with its wonderful chocolate aroma, a slightly sweet first taste and a complex rewarding finish. Our fire-brewed process delicately caramelizes the sugars in the dark wort and accentuates the malty flavors in the roasted barley and chocolate malts. The addition of raw cocoa nibs during fermentation impart subtle chocolaty aromas that make this stout a year-round treat."

7 THINGS WE DRANK THE SH*T OUT OF, BEFORE WE KNEW BETTER

Look...I think we can all agree that the 90's were a terribly confusing time. Kelly had that eating disorder on 90210...Kurt Cobain was screaming all the time...Alanis Morisette just wanted us to know EVERYTHING. The pressure was high and there weren't a lot of options for quality alcoholic beverages. I mean, there probably were; but, my parents only gave me $50 a week when I was in college, and Kraft Macaroni and Cheese was expensive, even in 1998...so were hemp necklaces with little stoned frogs on them. There wasn't much dough left over for quality "local" beer. Also, I was a young. My palate preferred bullshit. Let's just be honest. 

So, for just a moment, let's take a ride in Doc Brown's DeLorean and revisit 7 things we drank the sh*t out of, before we knew better. #ILoveThe90's 

7. Zima with a Jolly Rancher 

First of all, don't even give me that look. You know you popped that cap and dropped that candy, just like we did. That sh*t tasted like boozy Sprite laced with poor decision making. Mmmm...poor decision making. So good...

6. Natty Light

Everyone empty their pockets. Hmmm...let's see what we have here...$13 dollars in loose change, two expired condoms,  and a pocket knife. We can definitely throw out those condoms and it looks like we're getting that pony keg of Natural Light. Who's down to party?  The end. 

5. After Shock 

I'm gonna take a shot in the dark and say the only real "after shock" was probably the thousands of positive pregnancy tests that followed a long hard night of cinnamon schnapps. What the f**ck is schnapps, anyway? Who cares. We drank the sh*t out of it. 

4. Malibu and Coke

Because, every day should feel like a tropical vacation.  Fill er' up. 

3. Smirnoff Ice 

I think it had Vodka in it; but, I'm not entirely sure. It definitely didn't have any ice. Zima's first cousin once removed...and that was good enough for me. 

2. Trash Can Punch 

Everclear, vodka, Hawaiian Punch. If you were REAL classy you garnished it with fruit; but, chances are you couldn't afford fruit. No one was eating fruit, then. Not on purpose. Not for nourishment.  

1. Boone's Farms Strawberry Hill

Here's $5. Go buy 15 bottles of Boone's Farms and meet me at the spot.  Result: Best night of my life, followed by one day of dry heaving and vomiting. It wasn't until I was much older that  Boone's Farms called it "wine". Which means, even in the 90's, we were classy AF. 

Branchline Brewing Company Launches 3rd Anniversary Tripel

We were some of the first to sample Branchline's 3rd Anniversary Tripel about a month ago, and now they're available to the public!

Our homies at Branchline are excited to announce the launch of three brand new beers to celebrate their 3rd anniversary. The beers include the 3rd Anniversary Tripel, 3rd Anniversary Oak-Aged Tripel, and the 3rd Anniversary Cherry Tripel. This special brand of beers is brewed with Belgian Pilsner Malt, Aromatic Malt, Styrian Goldings and Tettnang Hops, clear candi syrup, and a Belgian yeast blend. Each beer packs an 8.7% ABV.  All three variations of the 3rd Anniversary Tripel are available in 750ml bottles at local retailers and on draft in San Antonio only.  You can also enjoy this threesome of brews at the Branchline Brewing Company located at 3633 Metro Pkwy, San Antonio, Tx 78247.

Congratulations to our friends at Branchline on their Three Beers for Three Years!




5 WAYS WE CURE A HANGOVER

Oh man...that was a seriously long weekend. You really celebrated nothing and drank all your cares away; but, now it's Monday and, Beer Nuts, you've gotta get up and get your asses to work. How will you survive?  No worries. Here's how the She's Crafty Podcast cures a hangover. 
You. Are. Welcome. 

5. EAT TACOS

Put on those shades. Slide on those shoes and walk...no crawl to the closest taco hut.  When you get there, there's not even a reason to utter an entire sentence...just put your hand up and say "Tacos". Then, make it rain, taco rain. 

4. ALKA SElTZER TO THE RESCUE 

Plop, plop, fizz, fizz. Oh what a horrible day this is. You're not a seagull, your system can handle it. Down some Alka Seltzer and avoid hurling all over your loved ones...OR don't take it and hurl all over someone you hate. The choice is yours'. 

3. COFFEE 

Skip the "tall" and go straight to the "venti". In fact, if they offer a "jacuzzi" size, that would probably be better. Remember that scene from The Mask, when Jimmy Carrey puts that creepy wooden mask on for the first time? Drink that much coffee. Be that guy. 

2. VOMIT 

For one day only, become Karen Carpenter. Release those toxins. Bring in an exorcist. Nothing feels better after a heavy night of drinking, than a real good purge. 

1. NETFLIX AND CHILL WITH YOUR BED

Your bed is your very best friend, even on the days you're not dying from an overabundance of beer and shots. Give it some love and don't leave it. Bring in a bed pan if you need to. Have all your meals delivered by your significant other. Binge watch everything on Netflix until you look up and realize the sun is going down and your entire day is gone. Search every category, even the weird Swedish films with too much sex and weird dialogue. Go to the documentaries and read every description. "I've never seen a documentary on making pencils". Watch it.