I finished my crazy adventure after two months, circumnavigating Texas—all 3,000-plus miles—by bicycle.
Articles by Aaron Chamberlain
Oct 21, 2020 — By Aaron Chamberlain
Bicycling the Big Bend region was an unforgettable experience, with beautiful desert and mountain vistas making up for the painful hills.
Oct 15, 2020 — By Aaron Chamberlain
Nothing beats the feeling of flying down a hill toward the picturesque El Capitan peak.
Oct 7, 2020 — By Aaron Chamberlain
At first, I had only cows and wind turbines for company on lonely stretches of Panhandle highway. Then supporters showed up to help the miles go faster.
Sep 30, 2020 — By Aaron Chamberlain
I struggled to keep my bike straight on stretches of desolate highway this week. When the wind was at my back, I’d never been more thankful.
Sep 23, 2020 — By Aaron Chamberlain
Breweries in Sherman, Nocona, and Wichita Falls had just what I needed after sixty-mile days on the bike.
Sep 16, 2020 — By Aaron Chamberlain
I cycled nearly 400 miles across East Texas this week, enjoying the kindness of strangers along the way.
Sep 10, 2020 — By Aaron Chamberlain
I kicked off my adventure by pedaling from Brownsville to Galveston, zipping past cars stuck in Labor Day traffic.
Aug 3, 2018 — By Aaron Chamberlain
Parishioners of all ages can come for divine service, cold drinks, and an ambitious menu.
Jan 22, 2018 — By Aaron Chamberlain
By bringing head brewer Nate Seale back to Austin, the new brewpub draws beer geeks as well as fans of ’Supernatural.’
Sep 27, 2011 — By Aaron Chamberlain
The Texas Craft Brewers Festival is back! Well, it was back and now it's gone. Don't worry, you can always catch it next year. It happened this past Saturday, September 24th at Fiesta Gardens in Austin--the first time the festival had been put on since 2005. There have been other craft beer festivals held around the state since then, but this is the "original" put on by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild. 18 Texas brewers were in attendance, with 75+ beers (including many rare and special beers). All the old school Texas craft brewers were there, like Shiner, Saint Arnold, Independence, Rahr & Sons, and Live Oak. They were mixed in with the fresh young bucks of Texas brewing such as (512) Brewing, Circle, Southern Star, No Label and Ranger Creek. VIP ticket holders were allowed to enter at noon, while general admission was at 2pm. Early on I was worried the heat would keep festival goers away (I don't think I was the only one with that thought). By 4pm, that idea seemed ridiculous. Beer and food lines started stacking up, bands were playing and smiles were broadening. Twisted X, a new brewery out of Cedar Park, seemed to be wildly popular, with one of the longest lines of the afternoon, which never seemed to shorten. New Republic and No Label are also new breweries, but unlike Twisted X, their beers are not available in Austin, so attendees made the best of this opportunity. A few standout beers: Jester King Das Wunderkind! - funky and tart (My favorite beer of the day) Thirsty Planet Smittlefest - a hoppy, yet malty (balanced!) Oktoberfest/Märzen style lager Twisted X Señor Viejo – a tequila laced dark lager, heavy for such a hot day, but something I definitely want to try again Real Ale Empire - IPA aged in oak wine barrels for 7 months - winey, hoppy New Republic Skylight Dunkelweiss - a classic example of a wonderful style; wish we had this in Austin Austin Beerworks Battle Axe- an imperial red ale showcasing aggressive hops
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