Events

  • Caleb Boles Band: Local Live Band Showcase

    Friday, July 28th - 6:00pm-9:00pm

    Friday Night Local Band Live Music Showcase at Southern Star Brewing Company featuring The Caleb Boles Band, live in the Biergarten outdoor stage. Free to enjoy, taproom will open at 4:00pm, The Caleb Boles Band will be taking the stage at 6:00pm and playing until 9:00pm.
    Bring your Southern Star pint glass for $4 beers from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, or $6 for your glass and first beer ticket.

    If Folk, the Dirty Blues and Classic Country all had a baby. That’s what you feel when you hear Caleb Boles music. It has a unique, down to earth and original sound. Caleb Boles grew up on a ranch in the small town of Diana,Tx in the northeastern part of the state. He grew up riding bulls and workin cows with his brother and father.


    The raw Texas cowboy lifestyle has a strong impact on the way his music and songs flow. Throw in some Native American roots as well and you have yourself a very nature influenced soul with a passion for creating and playing music.At the age of 18 Caleb Boles joined the United States Marines. After 4 years of service and receiving a honorable discharge with decorations in war combat, he returned to Texas eager to get back to rodeo'n.
    Caleb began riding bulls all over the United States professionally in the PBR and PRCA. After his life long friend and one of his traveling partners passed away Caleb rode bulls for a few more years then turned to music. He moved south to study agriculture at Texas State University. Then later officially confirming his love for the Texas Hill Country and decided to stay after College.


    Now rooted in a very small and inspiring river town called New Braunfels in south Texas, he plays at a lot of local pubs and popular venues locally, as well as many venues from all throughout the southern states, and is eager to branch outward around the northern, western, and eastern states this summer.Caleb's gysy/ranchin'/native/drifter type life experiences reflect through his lyrics in the songs he writes. All true, raw, passionate story tellin' feel good grooves.Caleb Boles is  also affiliated with a group called the Red Feather Tribe!
     

  • Brandon McDermott Band: Local Live Band Showcase

    Friday, August 4th - 7:30pm – 9:00pm

    Friday Night Local Band Live Music Showcase at Southern Star Brewing Company featuring Brandon McDermott Band live in the Biergarten outdoor stage. Free to enjoy, taproom will open at 4:00pm, Brandon McDermott Band will be taking the stage at 7:30pm and playing until 9:00pm. Bring your Southern Star pint glass for $4 beers from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, or $6 for your glass and first beer ticket.

    If you were to think of the most glorious sound that could ever be produced...As if Heaven itself were to part the clouds for the briefest of moments and all the Angels gathered to sing their most Angelic song, and it was so beautiful that it could only be heard for a single whisper of a moment or the gloriousness of the sound would overwhelm everyone on Earth….yep, that’s the Brandon McDermott Band.


    From Galveston to Houston to College Station and all the way up to Amarillo, the Brandon McDermott Band has been bringing their exciting brand of Texas country music to stages across the Lone Star State. The Brandon McDermott Band released their first studio album titled “Mile Marker Zero” and just like their live shows, which continue to leave the audience wanting more, the album is chock-full of fun, energetic songs that are guaranteed to make their listener have a good time. From good ol’ fashion party songs, to songs about relationships gone bad, this album has something for everyone and has been getting great reviews from country music publications and industry people alike. Now the band is about to head into the studio to record their follow up album with Producer Adam Odor. The Brandon McDermott Band has played shows with many of Texas Music's top acts including Stoney LaRue, Kevin Fowler, Reckless Kelly, Micky and the Motorcars, Josh Abbott Band, Aaron Watson, Brandon Rhyder, Bri Bagwell, Honeybrowne and even 90's megastars Poison, plus many more. So no matter whether you prefer mud on your boots or sand between your toes, if you like Texas Music then the Brandon McDermott Band has something for you.


    The Brandon McDermott Band is - Brandon McDermott (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Nathan Taylor (lead guitar, vocals), Brent Topa (drums), Soloman Garcia (bass).

     

  • Pint Night at Joker’s Ice House (Killeen)

    August 9th - 6:00pm-9:00pm

    Come out and throw some horseshoes and enjoy a great selection of Southern Star brews.  Beat Aaron at horseshoes and he may just owe you a cold one!

  • Pint Night at Dancing Bear (Waco)

    August 10th - 6:00pm-9:00pm

    Come join us at Waco's best pint night location, The Dancing Bear!  Event starts at 6:00pm sharp, and the line builds up fast.  If you want a glass be there early.  We will have our Blood Belt featured.

  • Austin Layne: Local Live Band Showcase

    Friday, August 11th - 6:00pm – 9:00pm

    Friday Night Local Band Live Music Showcase at Southern Star Brewing Company featuring Austin Layne in the Taproom. Free to enjoy, taproom will open at 4:00pm, Austin Layne will be performing in the Taproom at 6:00pm and playing until 9:00pm. Bring your Southern Star pint glass for $4 beers from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, or $6 for your glass and first beer ticket.

  • Pint Night at Dolcetto (San Marcos)

    August 12th - 2:00pm-5:00pm

    Southern Star will be on the patio sampling some fantastic beer.  Come and enjoy the art and atmosphere of San Marcos' hidden gem wine bar.  We hope to see you there for some wonderful beer and a relaxing afternoon.

  • Market & Dog Adoption Fair

    Sunday, August 13th - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Come on out to the Southern Star Farmers & Artisans Market featuring a dog adoption fair by Brave Bully Rescue every 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 12:00noon to 4:00pm to enjoy your favorite brew while you shop a variety of locally grown, organic and hand crafted items!

    Proceeds from the Market will be donated to Brave Bully Rescue.

    Taproom will be open for Sunday Funday from 12:00noon to 6:00pm. Enjoy lunch and/or dinner from a mix of different food trucks serving a variety of cuisines.

    Interested in becoming a vendor?

    Contact:
    Danielle Betz
    Events Manager
    Danielle@southernstarbrewing.com

     

  • Pint Night at Big Hops Bridge (San Antonio)

    August 17th - 6:00pm-9:00pm

    Oktoberfest and Blood Belt will be flowing freely.  Enjoy some amazing beer with Aaron and challenge him to a game of Rock Paper Scissors for a special treat.

  • The Lime Traders & The New Offenders: Local Live Band Showcase

    Friday, August 18th - 6:00pm-9:00pm

    Friday Night Local Band Live Music Showcase at Southern Star Brewing Company featuring 2 amazing bands: The Lime Traders and The New Offenders live on the Biergarten outdoor stage. Free to enjoy, taproom will open at 4:00pm, The bands will be taking the stage starting at at 6:00pm and playing until 9:00pm. Bring your Southern Star pint glass for $4 beers from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, or $6 for your glass and first beer ticket.

    The Lime Traders


    The Lime Traders have a sound that's hard to describe. It comes from such a strange and diverse background, you can't help but wonder what mood will fall on you as the next note plays. Almost genre less, yet familiar, it has a way of seamlessly replacing the soundtrack to your inner monologue. With members as diverse as the music they play, The Lime Traders are making music with no boundaries.


    Originating somewhere in Texas, they found each other through a variety of circumstances, becoming a close group of friends all together in a town far from the scene. They decided to spend sundays creating their own unique sound and batch of songs over a wood burning stove, cold drinks and plenty of pizza. Sooner than later they had enough material to consider recording the collection.


    Described as a number of things, the wide array of influences make it hard to pinpoint exactly what to call The Lime Traders. A duo of soulful vocalists harmonizing over a duo of heavy blues guitars, with a foundation of deep bass and a groovy pocket to sit it all in make it hard not to dance along. Their live shows have a habit of forming a large and receptive crowd that gathers at the front, curious about the new groove they can't help but stomp their feet to.
    Making noise in a scene filled with some truly amazing bands, The Lime Traders are sure to be here for a while. Come to a show and see why for yourself.

    The New Offenders

    A Houston-based, southern roots/rock band, The New Offenders was formed in August of 2014. Although there were a few renditions of this band in the years before, 2014 was the year the band solidified it’s line up and took to the streets.

    Fronted by a Houston native, Hunter McKithan (vocals/guitar), whom once he started playing acoustic shows around the Houston area would come to meet Jason Nelson (bass) from St. Louis, Missouri. Hunter and Jason would go on to form ‘Hunter McKithan & the Offenders.’ Not long after the band’s inception, a craigslist ad netted T.Ray Porche (vocals/guitar) from Edna, Texas. These three went on to record a couple of albums and played numerous shows across the state.

    In early 2014, the band looked to friend, Dustin Edwards (drums) from Athens, Texas to fill the void of drummer. Dustin and T.Ray had met and became friends in 2008 while playing together in another band earlier in their careers. The two kept in touch after that particular band dissolved. This was a unique opportunity to join forces again.

    With this new lineup being more collaborative in musical arrangements and songwriting, in August of 2014 the band decided to change the name from ‘Hunter McKithan and the Offenders’ to simply ‘The New Offenders.’ With the new members and a reinvigorated attitude, the band set out to record it’s debut album “Stones to Throw” in December 2014 in Austin, Texas at 512 Studios with producer Omar Vallejo. With influences spanning from guitar greats such as Warren Haynes, Anders Osborne and Mike Campbell from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers to songwriters among the likes of Ryan Adams, Ben Harper and Jack White, this project promises to be of the eclectic variety.

    With the album 'Stones to Throw' set to release in March 2016, The New Offenders are ready to add to the story.

     

  • Pint Night at Pizza Italia (San Antonio)

    August 24th - 5:00pm-8:00pm

    Grab a slice and enjoy a cold Oktoberfest and Blood Belt.  One of the Oldest proponents of craft beer in San Antonio will be hosting Southern Star for a pint and glass night.  Hope to see you all there.

  • New Clear Weapon: Local Live Band Showcase

    Friday, August 25th - 6:00pm – 9:00pm

    Friday Night Local Band Live Music Showcase at Southern Star Brewing Company featuring New Clear Weapon live on the Biergarten outdoor stage. Free to enjoy, taproom will open at 4:00pm, New Clear Weapon will be taking the stage starting at 6:00pm and playing until 9:00pm. Bring your Southern Star pint glass for $4 beers from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, or $6 for your glass and first beer ticket.

    New Clear Weapon is an up and coming trio comprising of Guitarist John Ruiz, Bassist Steven Dixon and Drummer Jack Amerson. Their music is a mix of Blues, Rock, and Reggae with many other styles mixed within. As multi-instrumentalists, the group often rotates musical duties to showcase the bands diversity. NCW draws its influence from many musical acts such as, Sublime, The Allman Brothers, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and The Band. After being selected to help represent Houston's musical diversity during the Houston Super Bowl LIVE Concert Event, the trio is looking to expand to surrounding areas and showcase their original music, as well as unique covers from many popular artists.

     

  • 2nd Annual Bombshell Car Exhibit Benefit for Camp HOPE

    Saturday, August 26th - 12:00pm-6:00pm

    2nd Annual Bombshell Car Exhibit at Southern Star Brewing Company to benefit Camp Hope & Foundation for PTSD on Saturday, August 26th from 12:00-6:00. Presented by Southern Star Brewing Company and Woodlands Performance & Suspension, LLC. There will be lots of fun with a variety of cars, raffles, 50/50, silent & live auctions, food, music, and of course Southern Star Beer. Performing on the Biergarten stage is The Michael Player Band and The Prettybads. Free to get in.

    Car show categories:
    Muscle 1st & 2nd
    Classic 1st & 2nd
    Truck 1st & 2nd
    Paint Job 1st & 2nd
    Import 1st & 2nd
    Domestic 1st & 2nd
    New/Late Models 1st & 2nd
    Best in Show
    Winners announced at 4:00pm.

    Car entry fee:
    $20- entry submitted on or before August 18th
    $30- entry submitted after August 18th
    Includes a specialty souvenir SSBC pint glass & 3 beer tickets. Proceeds from the entry fee will be donated to Camp Hope and the Foundation for PTSD
    For exhibit Entry, email: wpsinfo@woodlandsperformance.com

    Sponsors: Mancave Toyz, Graphic Design FX
    Donors: Woodlands Performance & Suspension

    Interested in becoming a sponsor or making a donation, contact Danielle Betz, Southern Star's Events Director. danielle@southernstarbrewing.com

  • Market and Dog Adoption Fair

    Sunday, August 27th - 12:00pm-4:00pm

    Come on out to the Southern Star Farmers & Artisans Market every 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 12:00noon to 4:00pm to enjoy your favorite brew while you shop a variety of locally grown, organic and hand crafted items!

    Kids painting classes provided by Paint On Tap, classes held at 1;00pm and 3:00pm.

    Enjoy our Sunday Funday Market year around, every 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

    Dog adoption fair by Operation Pets Alive. The proceeds of the market will be donated to OPA.

    Taproom will be open for Sunday Funday from 12:00noon to 6:00pm. Enjoy lunch and/or dinner from a mix of different food trucks serving a variety of cuisines.

  • Pint Night at Whole Foods Domain (Austin)

    August 29th - 6:00pm-9:00pm

    Where else can you use the excuse of grocery shopping to attend a Southern Star Event?  We will be out with Oktoberfest and Blood Belt this evening with free glassware and swag.  We look forward to seeing you there.

  • Pint Night at Big Hops Huebner

    August 31st - 5:00pm-8:00pm

    Head straight over from work for a great selection of beer with Southern Star.  We will get you ready for the weekend with pints, growler, and growler fills all available.  Everyone knows Thursday is the new Friday.

  • BrisketU Backyard Pitmaster Class

    Sunday, September 3rd - 12:00pm-3:00pm

    BrisketU Hosting Backyard Pitmast classes at Southern Star Brewing Company. Fun and informative 3-hour classes are forming now and the waiting list is filling up fast. You'll learn hands-on from top area BBQ pitmasters about everything from choosing the right brisket, to trimming and prep, to smoking techniques and serving. It's a fun half-day of brisket and beer for only $69. Register now at BrisketU.com