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August 2014

There are 4 blog entries for August 2014.

Austin Beerworks Captures Big Box Title

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 3:44pm. 2,038 Views

Austin Beerworks 99 packSix-pack? 12-pack? Maybe somewhere other than Texas. An Austin brewery has found the perfectly proportioned package of beer in its new seven-foot, 99-pack box, which is, by all accounts, the world’s “first and only” 99-pack of beer. At 12 ounces each, that’s over half a keg’s worth of beer – and a mighty heavy (82-pound) box that takes a few folks to carry and may or may not fit in your car, at least conventionally.

Austin Beerworks released the limited edition $99 package in conjunction with renaming its original ale, Peacemaker Anytime Ale. While this may sound like a joke or a piece for the The Onion, Austin Beerworks commented: “Is it a joke? Yes. Is it real? Also yes."

We brew what we like to drink.

Austin Beerworks local brewThe 99-pack is only available with

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Austin, Texas Real Estate Market Update and Statistics August 2014

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 at 3:48pm. 4,276 Views

Austin real estate Austin-area Real Estate Statistics

This month’s Austin real estate market report is dominated by two statistics: a dip in home sales for the first time in over three years and an annual increase in housing inventory for the first time in three years.

Home Sales

In July, Austin-area home sales dipped three percent to 2,944 single-family homes sold, according to an Austin Board of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report. Since this is the first decrease in home sales since May 2011, it is notable, but it also follows a surge in June, which saw a double digit increase of 13%.

In addition, “July 2013 had the highest monthly home sales volume in Austin’s history, so we knew it was going to be a tough month to beat,” said ABOR President

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Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Re-Opens

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 at 2:45pm. 3,806 Views

alamo drafthouse south lamar re-opensThe wait was long – but now it’s over! The expanded Alamo Drafthouse in the Lamar Union complex on South Lamar opens to the public this Saturday, August 16. After an extensive renovation, the venue will feature three brand new auditoriums for a total of nine screens.

Just in time to host Fantastic Fest 2014 and the Austin opening of director Michel Gondry’s highly anticipated Mood Indigo, the Drafthouse will now be part of the same building as The Highball, which features seven karaoke rooms, a ballroom dance floor and stage, a lounge area, and an outdoor patio.

“We wanted to preserve as much of the spirit of the old Alamo South Lamar but extend on the ideas we explored in the first place," said CEO and founder Tim League. “We hired the same

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"When Austin Got Weird" Counterculture at the Bullock Museum

Friday, August 8th, 2014 at 12:47pm. 3,466 Views

bob bullock museum austinFrom the political capital of Texas to the music capital of the world

Discover the how and when of Austin’s weird roots in the “When Austin Got Weird” exhibit at the Bullock State History Museum. Set to run until September 14, 2014, the daily exhibit explores the artists and music venues that defined the counterculture of Austin in the 1960s and 1970s.

Visitors can reminisce upon famous musicians portrayed through the viewpoint of poster artists, in posters created between 1967 and 1980. Featured musicians include Janis Joplin, Willie Nelson, Pete Seeger, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Fats Domino, and the Ramones. The exhibit also includes posters for many Texas music favorites, such as Asleep at the Wheel, Sir Doug and the Texas Tornadoes, and Shiva's

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