The OG’s of Craft Beer | Six Pack Stories Panel One

Live Truth or Dare Panel between The OG’s of Craft Beer  

Alamo Drafthouse and Blue Owl Brewing to kick off Six Pack Stories, a monthly series highlighting the craft beer industry

Alamo Drafthouse and Blue Owl Brewing unite to present Six Pack Stories, a six-part monthly series of panel discussions illuminating the multi-faceted evolution of craft beer. The inaugural panel, titled The OG’s of Craft Beer, will be hosted at Google Fiber Space on Thursday, July 14, 2016.

A meet and greet happy hour kicks off at 6:00 p.m. Guests, along with those joining via the globally broadcast Google Hangout, will be invited to enjoy the long-lost tales of the early days via a fun game of Truth or Dare between distinguished beer experts from Saint Arnold Brewing CompanyReal Ale Brewing Company, Firestone WalkerIndependence Brewing Company, and NxNW Restaurant and Brewery.

The spirited game will conclude with an interactive Q&A session with the panelists. Immediately following the event, an after party will be hosted a short walk down the street at Frank for those looking to spend more face time with their favorite beer heroes.

Craft brew enthusiasts are able to join the live studio audience in Austin by purchasing tickets for $15 through Ticketbud. Due to limited space guests are encouraged to secure seats in advance. Along with admission to the event, tickets also include generous portions of craft beer, artisan hor d’oeuvres catered by Frank and discounts on beer during the afterparty.

“No doubt, America’s living in a beer golden age right now,” said Alamo Director of National Beer Promotions, John Gross. “Along with our hard working friends at Blue Owl, we’ve carved out Six Pack Stories as a place where the premier industry minds can come together in an accessible format for craft beer fans of all levels. And, thanks to Google Hangouts, the panels can be seen anywhere, ideally with a cold one in hand — but do be careful with that open brew around your keyboard.”

“I’m excited about this event in so many ways,” said Suzy Shaffer, Founder and Co-Owner of Blue Owl Brewing. “We’re honored to be working with Alamo Drafthouse and creating such an interesting project. We’re happy to support Courtney, one of our Blue Owl gang, in raising funds for 1400 Miles. Lastly, we’re ALL excited to see a founder dance the MC Hammer after choosing dare.”

About Six Pack Stories

It may just be four main ingredients: hops, water, barley and yeast, but the people that makeup the craft beer industry also put their souls into it. They create great beer, new technology, push the standards of marketing and design, and share their passions every day with the end consumer — the craft beer drinker. This is the crossroad where craft beer is no longer simply the four main ingredients; craft beer is a movement.

Capturing the industry where it is right now, Six Pack Stories is a monthly series of panel discussions that showcase craft beer, facets of the industry, social qualms, and how craft beer positively impacts the community.

Mark these dates on your calendar for upcoming Six Pack Stories events:

Thursday, August 11 — Jester King Brewery
Thursday, September 15 — The Highball
Wednesday, October 26 — Google Fiber Space
Thursday, November 10 — Blue Owl Brewing
Thursday, December 1 — Google Fiber Space

About Alamo Drafthouse

Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin. Nineteen years later, the now 24 chain has been named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly and “the best theater in the world” by Wired.com. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high profile, star-studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including Drafthouse Films, which has garnered two Academy Award nominations in its short four-year existence, and Birth.Movies.Death., an entertainment news blog curated by veteran journalist Devin Faraci.

About Blue Owl Brewing

Blue Owl Brewing is an all sour-mashed brewery nestled in the heart of East Austin. It was founded by Jeff Young and Suzy Shaffer, formerly of Black Star Co-Op, at the end of 2015. Young got his first hands-on brewing experience during a summer apprenticeship at Founders, and in answer to Austin’s summer heat, the brewery makes approachable and sessionable sour-mashed ales in cans available year-round. Using proprietary equipment to inoculate the wort from grain, Blue Owl’s 30 barrel brewhouse produces sour variations on known styles, as well as experimental, seasonal, and barrel aged brews.

About Google Fiber Space

Google Fiber is proud to be a part of the Austin community. Enabled by state of the art production technology and connected with super fast Internet, the Fiber Space is designed to showcase the people, organizations, and ideas that make Austin so great.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Courtney Cobb, Blue Owl Brewing
phone: 512-593-1262
email: courtney@blueowlbrewing.com