Distillery Tours: Balcones Distillery

The city of Waco, Texas had been a relatively minor player in the Texas landscape for a few decades. The only two attractions in the city were Baylor University and the Dr. Pepper museum… which all changed in 2015, when the stars of Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna Gaines, opened Magnolia Market (aka The Silos). Since then, the city has seen an explosion in popularity as a tourist destination — and correspondingly, in increase in craft production facilities. Balcones Distillery, located just three blocks south of Magnolia, might just be the more worthwhile attraction of the bunch.

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How To Store Your Traeger Grill for Winter

Traeger grills are a fantastic tool for the backyard pit master, but they also represent a significant investment. (They ain’t cheap, in other words.) So if you’re like me, looking at the looming shift in weather patterns and wondering how to protect your grill during the cold winter months, take it from someone who has done it wrong in the past and figured it out the hard way: there’s a couple things that could help prevent a painful start to next year’s grill season.

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This Weekend in Texas: Balcones Bourbon Festival

Are you running out of things to do during these long summer weekends? Too pruned out from floating down the Guadalupe? Hopelessly sunburned from hanging out at Zilker Park? Tired of dodging boats on Lake Travis? For those who are looking for a little variety, Balcones Distilling up near Waco is holding their first ever Bourbon Festival this weekend, and you can guarantee that we’ll be in attendance!

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