This is the beginning of a very busy season for us here at the brewery! We have a TON going on, hope to see you all out and about.
Tweet up @opaldivines
Austin City Limits Music Festival is right around the corner and we want you to come celebrate with us. The Austin Beer Guide and the man behind @ACL_craftbeer present the inaugural ACL Craft Beer tweet-up Wednesday, Sept. 14th from 6pm-9pm at Opal Divine Freehouse and Independence will be there serving up some of our finest brews for only $2.50! Come join us as we drink, tweet, and discuss what we love (or hate) about the 3-day ACL Fest happening Sept. 16th - 18th at Zilker Park.
Flying Saucer Cask Night
When packaging a beer, one must always do so with the utmost respect and caution. The only way we could pay our respects to the All Seeing (Eye) PA was to stick it in a cask for one last go this year. We will be serving up this intimidating beast of a brew at the Austin Flying Saucer on Thursday Sept. 15th at 6pm. This bad boy will go quickly, so don’t miss your chance to drink it up before it’s gone!
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Brewtopia at Central Market San Antonio
Central Market is hosting its second annual Brewtopia event, providing patrons a chance to meet brewers from across the country. Amy Cartwright will be at the San Antonio Central Market on Friday, September 16, 4-7 pm to sample the latest Stash IPA, Bootlegger Brown Ale, and Austin Amber.
Oklahoma Suks Is Almost Here
Texas football is in full swing, so that means it’s almost time to kick some Sooner butt! The way we like to show our “appreciation” to our neighbors to the north is to name a beer after them. Oklahoma Suks will be out on Monday Sept. 19th, just in time for the Red River Shootout. Remember, these cleverly disguised Austin Amber beers are a fan favorite and will sell quickly once they hit shelves. Don’t miss your chance to show your Texas pride and enjoy an ice cold Oklahoma Suks on game day. Stay tuned to the newsletter for more info on where it will be available.
Brewluminati Night at Zax
The ever mysterious Brewluminati will be at Zax in Austin on Wednesday, Sept. 21st serving up its last batch of Thinkers Ale, All Seeing (Eye) PA, and Gold Deluxe from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Come join us as we uncover the secrets behind these mystic brews once and for all. Get in the know leading up to the event by visiting the Brewluminti blog
Houston Beer Bike Bash
Onion Creek will be putting on an epic bike bash! Bike Raffles, Giveaways and live music! Neil from Independence will be out and will give away a custom Independence Bike!
Houston Big Bite Nite
Experience an epic journey of food as Houston Museum of Natural Science dishes up cuisine from some of Houston’s most prestigious restaurants, and beer from Independence Brewing Co. on Thursday, September 22nd, 6-9pm.
Texas Craft Brewers Festival
The original Texas Craft Brewer's Festival is back and bigger than ever! This one-of-a-kind outdoor beer festival is going down Saturday, Sept 24th from 2pm - 8pm at the historic Fiesta Gardens in Austin, TX. The best beer and brewers from all across Texas will be on-site for what is anticipated to be the largest annual celebration of craft beer in Texas. This non-profit outdoor festival, produced by the Young Men's Business League and benefiting Austin Sunshine Camps, will feature Texas-brewed beer and ales (as well as non-alcoholic beverages), a commemorative tasting glass, live music, local food vendors, food and beer pairings, and a good time to be had by all at this beautiful venue on the banks of the Colorado River. For more info on purchasing General Admission and VIP tickets click here
Texas Craft Brewers Festival Volunteers
Want to do more than just attend the Texas Craft Brewers Festival? Sign up to volunteer here Remember limited volunteer space is available and these spots will fill up fast.
Great American Beer Festival
The Great American Beer Festival will be in full swing Sept. 29th - Oct. 1st at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. The three-day event brings visitors from all around the world to sample beers from over 450 American Breweries. Independence will be there representing some of its finest brews including; Saison, Stash IPA, Austin Amber, Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout, and Brewluminati picks: Thinkers Ale, and Braggot. If you will be out in Colorado make sure to stop by our booth
No First Saturday in October
We will NOT be hosting a First Saturday Brewery Tour and Tasting in October. Instead we will be throwing a kick-ass 7 year Anniversary Party at the brewery on Oct. 22nd from 4pm - 8pm.
7 Year Anniversary Party October 22nd
Mark your calendars -- this year’s anniversary party will feature a special brew, limited edition 7 year anniversary glassware, two local food vendors and live music by Deuce Coupe.