Texas Beer, Wine, and Spirits

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A Toast to Texas Beer, Wine, and Spirits

Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or looking for the perfect beverage to pair with dinner, raise a glass to beer, wine, and spirits from the Lone Star State. Texas wines are gaining national and international recognition, while beer and spirits from Texas are growing industries with increasing recognition and worldwide. 


Shake Things Up with Texas Spirits
Texas is home to over 130 distilleries producing whiskey, vodka, gin, tequila, and more. Over the last decade, producers of notable Texas spirits have become international household names, winning numerous international awards for excellence in the process.
Distilleries in Texas have a close, symbiotic relationship with the agriculture industry. Texas distillers purchase crops grown in the state such as barley, juniper berries, oranges, and sugar cane to produce uniquely-Texas spirits. Texas distillers are also committed to sustainable water practices like water recycling for plant production process water. 

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Uncork Texas Wines
As the 5th largest wine producing state in the US, Texas has over 400 wineries and 8 American Viticultural Areas, with ideal geography, soils, and climate for growing exceptional wine grapes. Texas is bigger than France, offering a wide diversity of grapes from warm-climate Mediterranean varieties to cooler climate grapes that enjoy the state's higher elevations.
Texas is home to over 36 members of the Vitis grapevine family, 15 of which are native to the state (more than any other region on earth). The primary varietals produced in Texas include Cabernet, Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Merlot, Black Spanish/Lenoir, Blanc du Bois, Sangiovese, Viognier, Syrah/Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Riesling, and Primitivo/Zinfandel. 
From grapes to glass, Texas offers a wide range of wine varieties and styles that reflect the beauty of the Lone Star State. 
Cheers to Texas Beer
No matter where you are in Texas, there's a craft brewery nearby. Texas is home to more than 360 craft breweries producing more than 1 billion barrels each year. Everything from lagers and IPAs to stouts and sours are produced in Texas, offering a wide range of beers to meet every customer's needs.
Sustainability in the Texas beer industry in a major topic of discussion over a freshly poured pint. One of the main byproducts of brewing with "spent grain," which is barley that's been steeped in hot water during the brewing process. Texas breweries partner with farmers and ranchers to provide spent grains as a livestock feed. Brewers have also found creative ways to utilize spent grains like baking them into breads and other baked goods for restaurants and partnering with biotech companies to transform the grains into consumer-ready flour.