You know what Beaumont doesn’t have?
Fresh air? Freedom from humidity? Happiness?
Ha-ha, don’t worry Beaumont, we love you. No, we’re staying right here.
Beaumont doesn’t have a craft brewery.
But that’s about to change.
The Beaumont Enterprise reported Wednesday that the City Council has granted a permit to Pour Brothers Brewery to open at an undisclosed date.
The Enterprise reported that the permit application called for "an outdoor space for recreation and entertainment and brewery tours."
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It’s certainly time — the city has hosted three annual craft beer festivals, each one quickly selling out. The next one is Sept. 15.
The Enterprise reported that the only craft brewery in the area was Neches Brewing Co. in nearby Port Neches, which opened in 2016.
Stranger still, tiny Buna, 30 miles north of Beaumont also beat Big Money Texas when it came to craft breweries, though Texas Big Beer Brewery ended up closing in 2016.
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You would think some of the action would have spilled over from Houston, home to dozens of craft breweries, including Texas’ oldest — Saint Arnold — and one that swipes some of Beaumont’s best history — can you believe Spindletap is not in Beaumont?
(Here’s the history, in case you forgot.)
Anyway, congratulations Beaumont. Welcome to the party.