(Willard's Brewery Instagram)

As the weather cools off, it is prime time to get out and enjoy a new local brew—especially in a time when bars need support the most.

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Public consumption of alcohol is now legal in all of East Austin, including several neighborhoods where it was previously illegal to do so.

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A sign outside Nightcap bar and restaurant in July pushes to let establishments re-open.

Bars with food trucks and other ways to sell and serve food—including food prepared off-site and sold on premises—will be able to get a permit to reopen under a new rule approved Tuesday during a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission emergency meeting.

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Seven of Austin's own "White Claws," hometown hard seltzers.

Journalism can be a tough business, and sometimes you get an unappealing assignment that you just have to power through.

That's not this one. This time, the Austonia team assembled under perfect conditions—a 102-degree Austin afternoon, poolside, under shade—for a label-on tasting of seven authentic Austin hard seltzers.

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Sign outside NightCap in downtown Austin this summer.

By REESE OXNER, Texas Tribune

Hundreds of Texas bars and restaurants are scrambling to change how they operate, maneuvering through loopholes that will allow them to reopen after being closed by Gov. Greg Abbott's latest shutdown targeting bars.

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(Karen Brooks Harper)

Austin sports bar owner Trey Dart was excited—along with the general drinking community—when last month Gov. Greg Abbott told establishments like his that they could sell cocktails to go during the pandemic shutdown.

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