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‘Supernatural’ Star Jensen Ackles Is Opening a Texas Brewery

The family business is found in Dripping Springs

Family Business Beer Co.'s team, including Jensen Ackles
Family Business Beer Co.'s team, including Jensen Ackles
Family Business Beer Co./Facebook
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Supernatural star Jensen Ackles and his family are opening a brewery, Family Business Brewing Co., in Dripping Springs. The brewery and taproom will focus on various beer types, including ales, lagers, session IPAs, and barrel-aged stouts. It’s aiming to open before the end of the summer.

Ackles, along with his wife Danneel, brother-in-law Gino Graul, and parents are behind the brewery. Family Business’ brewmaster is Nate Seale. He was the former head brewer at Austin brewery (512) Brewing Company.

The 15-acre grounds include the brewery and taproom spaces for production and tastings, as well as family-friendly features like a playground, live music areas, and room for food trucks. It’s undergoing construction currently, but it can make beer now.

Ackles’ Supernatural co-star (and Austinite) Jared Padalecki drank Family Business’ first keg from the production line on an episode of Conan during Comic Con last week, during a keg stand no less. Padalecki also co-owns Sixth Street bar San Jac Saloon.

Southeast of Dripping Springs will be another massive brewery, Vista Brewing. When it opens in 2018, it will include the brewery, taproom, beer garden, and restaurants.

Family Business Brewing Co.
Family Business Brewing Co.
Family Business Brewing Co./Facebook

Family Business Beer Co.

19510 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs, Texas 78620 Visit Website