A #southasianbeerlady writes on craft breweries in and around Austin, across Texas and beyond, while exploring contemporary issues in the beer world
In October 2017, a South Asian craft beer barfly-gal rolled up in Austin, Texas all the way from London, England on a mission to Try All The Beer.
After a year of intensive exploration of every beery nook and cranny this amazing city has to offer, I began to compile this guide to taproom-visiting in my beloved adopted city. Before long, my beer-musings expanded to include features, travelogues and essays on diversity and inclusion in the beer world – a subject that’s not only topical but especially relevant to my drinking experiences as a British South Asian woman.
Much has changed in the world, in Texas and in the beer industry since I started this blog, and although some content may be out of date (please check brewery opening times against Covid hours!), my aim to share my love of Austin and Central Texas as a must-visit beer-destination remains, and I’m continuing to work on my newer goal of writing about contemporary issues and ideas in the beer world, taking a keen and critical interest in questions of diversity and inclusion.
All views and experiences are my own, so please don’t take offence if you disagree with anything, these are nothing more than opinions reflecting the times I’ve had. While I’m not a certified beer sommelier (yet) I can now count myself as a fledgling brewer and I am certainly a highly experienced beer drinker, visitor of taprooms and bars around the world, and general culture nerd. Although this doesn’t necessarily qualify me for anything, it does mean I’m not short of things to say. So here they are.
An adoptive Austinite, the Craft Beer Amethyst is a native Londoner, where she’s a member of Boozers.Beer Craft Beer Collective, event organiser and Craft Beer Crawl tour leader. She’s also an active CAMRA member, helping run PR for two London Drinker festivals and volunteering at many other events. Writing credits include PorchDrinking.com, Craft Beer Austin and Hop Topic World.