East Austin craft brewery Hops & Grain will expand its hours and begin selling beer on premises beginning the first week of July, thanks to the passage of new, more lenient craft beer laws in Texas. Via a press release sent this morning, the brewery has successfully applied for a license to operate as a brewpub, and owner Josh Hare is pumped:
"We are stoked to be able to continue to offer the experience that our customers have come to expect with the added benefit of being able to purchase beer from our tap room to take home with you," says Hare. "It's a better, more sustainable experience for everyone."Hops & Grain's brewpub hours will begin July 1st, when they'll open Thursdays (but not July 4th) and Fridays from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 6 p.m. Meantime: here's a Vine of some handsomely mustachioed H&G brewers at work.
The Hops & Grain tasting room. [Photo: Heather F./Yelp]