Gino Graul, left, head brewer Nate Seale, and Jensen and Danneel Ackles, opened Family Business Beer Co. in early January.Nick Wagner/AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Family Business Beer Co. — co-owned by "Supernatural" star Jensen Ackles and his relatives, including wife Danneel — has been open for two months and is already flourishing as a destination brewery in the Texas Hill Country.
Perhaps partly because of that success, the famous founders are considering a second location of the brewery. Danneel Ackles revealed in a recent Austin Woman profile that it would be ideal in Austin proper.
"I’d love a second location definitely in Austin because we want to bring people into this city," she said in the profile.
The Dripping Springs brewery has been in the spotlight since it was announced last year because of both Ackles’ star power, but Family Business Beer is an all-around good place to hang out regardless, thanks to its roster of well-made beers, focus on family with a playground and food truck, and beautiful Hill Country views.
But if you’re not up for the drive to Hamilton Pool Road, where Family Business Beer Co. is located, you can get the beers in town this week during South by Southwest.
The DC Comics activation featuring Batmobiles and more at Eighth and Red River streets is pouring free beer from Family Business after dark. Free and open to the public through March 18, the activation includes a recreation of the nightclub Oswald’s from the DC television show "Gotham."
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