Austin’s original craft beer maker Celis Brewery, is back again, serving its Belgian-style witbiers in North Burnet starting tomorrow, Friday, June 23. The brewery is staying in the family, under the command of founder Pierre Celis’ daughter, Christine.
Pierre started brewing beer in Hoegaarden, Belgium, and left for Austin, where he opened the stateside brewery in 1992. The brewery was sold to the Miller Brewing Company, and subsequently closed in 2001. He passed away in 2011, but his daughter, Christine, set out to revive his brand with the brewery revival.
Celis’ beer lineup, made with Pierre’s original recipes, includes three for now: the original Celis White, the Celis Pale Bock, and the reborn brewery’s first new one, the Celis Citrus Grandis IPA. Its beers have been making the rounds across Austin bars, and retail bottles will be available in Texas shops starting in August.
Celis’ brewery will include a taproom, with food and music. The bar comes from one of the brewery’s first copper kettles, which was sourced from the early 1900s.
Christine was originally going to open the brewery as Flemish Fox Brewery, but she managed to recover Celis’ name and trademark. The team includes head brewery Craig Mycoskie, who worked at Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, as well as Christine’s daughter, Daytona Camps, as a brewer.
The Metric Boulevard brewery joins the hopping brewery destination that is North Burnet, from Austin Beerworks and Adelbert's Brewery to out-of-towners Oskar Blues Brewery.