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The Eater Austin Beer Heatmap, December '13

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Eater Austin has always alerted readers to the newest and buzziest drinking heat, but with such a booming bar scene, it's time to specialize. Welcome to the first ever Beer Heatmap, dedicated to all things brewed. The December edition also presents a handy look at Austin's Year in Beer.

Austin loves craft beer. The proof is everywhere: brewers have more demand than supply, restaurants at all price points are offering local and seasonal brews, and the city's options simply keep growing by the day. While stalwarts like The Ginger Man, Easy Tiger, and Billy's On Burnet are known to many, allow Eater to direct you to newer stops worthy of your time and attention.
-Tom Thornton


Don't see your favorite new spot on the list? Heard about an older place that's made some changes? Hit the tipline or leave advice in the comments.

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Glass Half Full at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Lakeline

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This Alamo Drafthouse creation from Bill Norris gives Lakeline 10 solid taps, beer cocktails, and a deep bench of bottled selections. Michelada and Lager and Lime fans, take note.

Adelbert's Brewing

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[Photo: Lauren B./Yelp]

Growler Room

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Haymaker

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Darts. Pool. Sports on TV. And lots and lots of beer. The team behind Black Sheep Lodge brings you 40 taps (almost half from Texas), poutine, and "Midwestern" pub grub.

School House Pub

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From the Mi Madre's family comes School House, with drafts that lean heavily on local selections and American craft favorites. Food revolves around burgers, sausages, and snacks.

Quickie Pickie

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24 taps, tacos, breakable 6-packs - is there anything Quickie Pickie can't do? A weekly local pint night and gluten-free brews are additional bonuses.

Salt & Time

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Salt and Time's combines an extensive bomber selection with a deep focus on local brews on draft and in bottle. It's a great pairing for your sandwich or charcuterie.

Hi Hat Public House

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Nestled in an unassuming apartment building, Hi Hat offers quality taps (Hops & Grain Greenhouse, Old Rasputin, and Rogue Yellow Snow among them) with laid-back brunch, lunch, and dinner service.

Wright Bros. Brew & Brew

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[Photo: Jeff S./Yelp]

Craft Pride

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This craft beer bar went all in on the local angle: all 54 taps are Texan. As a consequence, they have the deepest local selection in town. 100 additional bottles are available to-go.

The ABGB

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This new project from former Uncle Billy's brewers is a hit - grab a Day Trip pale ale and a pizza and soak in South Austin. There's also regular live music.

Twisted X Brewing Co

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[Photo: Kevin N./Yelp]

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Glass Half Full at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Lakeline

This Alamo Drafthouse creation from Bill Norris gives Lakeline 10 solid taps, beer cocktails, and a deep bench of bottled selections. Michelada and Lager and Lime fans, take note.

Adelbert's Brewing

[Photo: Lauren B./Yelp]

Growler Room

[Photo: Freddy F./Yelp]

Haymaker

Darts. Pool. Sports on TV. And lots and lots of beer. The team behind Black Sheep Lodge brings you 40 taps (almost half from Texas), poutine, and "Midwestern" pub grub.

School House Pub

From the Mi Madre's family comes School House, with drafts that lean heavily on local selections and American craft favorites. Food revolves around burgers, sausages, and snacks.

Quickie Pickie

24 taps, tacos, breakable 6-packs - is there anything Quickie Pickie can't do? A weekly local pint night and gluten-free brews are additional bonuses.

Salt & Time

Salt and Time's combines an extensive bomber selection with a deep focus on local brews on draft and in bottle. It's a great pairing for your sandwich or charcuterie.

Hi Hat Public House

Nestled in an unassuming apartment building, Hi Hat offers quality taps (Hops & Grain Greenhouse, Old Rasputin, and Rogue Yellow Snow among them) with laid-back brunch, lunch, and dinner service.

Wright Bros. Brew & Brew

[Photo: Jeff S./Yelp]

Craft Pride

This craft beer bar went all in on the local angle: all 54 taps are Texan. As a consequence, they have the deepest local selection in town. 100 additional bottles are available to-go.

The ABGB

This new project from former Uncle Billy's brewers is a hit - grab a Day Trip pale ale and a pizza and soak in South Austin. There's also regular live music.

Twisted X Brewing Co

[Photo: Kevin N./Yelp]

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