So what makes Austin such a special place for craft brewers and beer-lovers alike?
Galligan explains, “Austin has always been very supportive of craft in general – getting to know your local butcher, the person who’s making your shoes, all sorts of stuff. There’s a DIY mentality in this city, which is very conducive for our business. And, with it being Texas, there’s always that fight for the underdog.”
Because of that there’s a certain loyalty towards the local product, and it’s part of the reason craft brewing is booming across the country right now. As brewers, all we care about is putting a smile on peoples’ faces. People ask if we want to go national, but that’s not the focus. Of course we want to grow, but I’ve got no problem saying ‘we make really good beer, come down to Austin’.”
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