Although it seems like Austinites are increasingly drinking local beers these days, we may want to branch out this summer with the arrival of a nearly 20-year-old California brewery, 21st Amendment.
21st Amendment Brewery is the 26th-largest craft beer producer in the country, with beers sold in nearly 30 states, but it hadn't made the move to Texas, a massive undertaking — until now. Later this month, the brewery, named after the amendment to the U.S. Constitution that repealed Prohibition, will make a statewide expansion here.
Beers that will soon hit the local market include the Brew Free! or Die IPA, El Sully Mexican-style Lager, Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer, Sparkale Sparkling Rosé Ale and the Blood Orange Brew Free! or Die IPA, according to a news release. They will be available both on draft and in six-packs and 12-packs. After the initial summer launch, 21st Amendment will continue to roll out new-to-Texas options.
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“Since I started brewing beer back in the day, it’s always been a dream to sell our beer in the great state of Texas. There is no greater thrill for me to roll-up and enjoy a 21A beer with Texan craft beer fans," co-founder and brewmaster Shaun O'Sullivan said in the release.
He founded 21st Amendment as a San Francisco brewpub in 2000 with Nico Freccia. In 2017, New York-based Brooklyn Brewery purchased a minority stake in both the West Coast brewery and in Colorado's Funkwerks, which created a combined sales team. Brooklyn and Funkwerks have already been available in Texas.
For more information, visit 21st-amendment.com.