2016 is really Austin’s beer year, now with Austin Beerworks’ plans to expand its current home in North Burnet. The brewery will extend into the next-door warehouse, turning it into a production site, tasting room, and event area. This allows Beerworks to brew more of the can-only beers, as well experiment with new limited releases. The staff teased the expansion with a video in February.
The expanded brewery will be designed by go-to restaurant architect Michael Hsu’s firm. Austin Beerworks hosts brewery tours and tasting hours in the current space. The new space will debut sometime later this year.
The brewery knows its Austin beer loving audience very well. In 2014, Beerworks unveiled 99-beer can packs for just $99. For this year's SXSW, the brewery unleashed tallboy can Festbier, adorned with taco and beer graphics.
Austin Beerworks is just one of the many breweries in brewed booze hotspot North Burnet. Neighbors include Adelbert’s Brewery, Circle Brewing Company, and 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative. Then there are the forthcoming ones like Oskar Blues Brewery and Flemish Fox Brewery.