Austin Welcomes One of the City's Largest New Breweries

Austin is set to welcome one of the city's largest new breweries with the addition of the Flemish Fox Brewery and Craftworks, a new brewery set to open in North Austin in early 2017. Flemish Fox is the brainchild of Christine Celis, the daughter of Pierre Celis, the Dutch brewer credited with sparking the city's craft beer scene. Particularly known for his specialty Belgian-style witbier, Celis' brewery was unfortunately bought out by the Miller Brewing Company and would eventually shutter, thereby ending the family name. 

Looking to revive the long family legacy of brewing, Christine Celis is partnering with her daughter Daytona, who has also recently been working as a brewery at the local Uncle Billy's brewery. When Flemish Fox opens, it is set to be one of Austin's largest breweries with an extensive, four building warehouse that will house a production and distribution facility, a gift shop, beer garden and 3,800 square-foot museum that will host original brewing equipment from the family's Celis Brewery. Read More

Austin's Blue Owl Brewing Debuts as Nation's First Sour Mash Brewery

Blue Owl Brewery  | Yelp, Colin S.

Blue Owl Brewery | Yelp, Colin S.

One of the newest breweries to open within the Austin city limits, Blue Owl Brewery is also making headlines for being the nation's first brewery of its kind. So what makes this local brewery unique? Blue Owl Brewery is the first brewery in the United States to brew and distribute entirely sour mash beers. 

Sour mash beers, currently the darlings of the craft beer movement, are defined by a specific fermentation process generally reserved for creating liquors. By utilizing naturally occurring bacteria and yeast, brewers are able to create beer with a natural tartness and acidity. 

Blue Owl Brewery opened its doors November 12th and has plans to offer brewery tours to visitors in the near future. In addition to the brewery concept, Blue Owl is also distributing its beers to local vendors and can be expected to be found in some of Austin's best craft beer joints. Read More