Hops & Grain Celebrates The Ability To Pour A Full Pint
(Austin,TX) – A note from our Founder: The City of Austin, in its infinite wisdom, decided that they needed to look a little further into the city code before granting all Austin breweries the right to sell beer on-site, even though the state granted us that right. Upon their inspection they decided that breweries that existed at least 540 ft away from a single family residence would be able to take part in these newfound rights. Those within 540 ft. would be required to apply for a conditional use permit, here forward to be referred to as a CUP.
After 2 years of back and forth, re-submittals, answering staff comments and trying to convince our neighborhood association that we are a positive thing for our neighbors, we were finally given a date to go in front of the planning commission for final approval. 2 FREAKING YEARS! With a planning commission date set and the flicker of a light at the end of the tunnel in front of us, we were cautiously optimistic. Even though we had full city staff approval for our CUP there was still a slim chance that someone from our neighborhood association could show up to oppose our application. So we began reaching out to our dear friends and neighbors to join us at the City Hall chambers.
And low and behold, no one showed up to oppose us! We sat, waited for the planning commission to approve, and upon approval, promptly exited the City Hall chambers for a proper celebration. Since it’s frowned upon to bring alcohol on the City Hall grounds we decided the next best option would be to take a unified “jumping” picture to commemorate the occasion!
So what does all of this mean?
We’ll no longer be offering the $10 glass with 4 tokens. Instead, you can just purchase a pint. Imagine that!
– Josh Hare