Treaty Oak Announces Grand Opening of its New Brewery

Wednesday December 7, 2016

Originally published via Craft Beer Austin by Irina Plakas.

Central Texas has its first fully operational Brewery/Distillery as Treaty Oak Brewing & Distilling’s new brewery is now open.

The 10 year old distillery has had fermentation as an essential part of its operations, and now is using that expertise to make beer. Please see the press release below and attached for information about Treaty Oak Brewing and its beers.

Treaty Oak Brewing & Distilling Announces the Grand Opening of its New Brewery

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (December 7, 2016) –Treaty Oak Brewing & Distilling has opened a new craft brewery at Treaty Oak Ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas. The addition of a brewery to the award winning distillery, makes it a unique beverage company producing a wide variety of high quality products. The 30-barrel brew system is slated to brew 2,000 barrels, or the equivalent of 27,500 cases of beer a year. Former Treaty Oak head distiller, Chris Lamb, has assumed the role of brew master.

The brewery is an excellent fit for the company as it marries Treaty Oak’s award winning spirits with its long-time passion for home brewing. In addition, the fermentation process essential to making beer, is also a primary component in the production of the company’s core spirits such as rum and whiskey. Because of this, brewing has been an integral part of Treaty Oak Distilling’s operations for 10 years.

“We’re stoked to introduce a new line of beer, brewed fresh at the Treaty Oak Ranch,” says brew master Chris Lamb. “Our beers reflect the same commitment to quality ingredients and precise production methods as we have with our distilled spirits to create the best possible products.”

America’s thirst for craft beer has grown significantly in recent years. The Brewers Association says that in 2015 U.S. craft brewers saw a 13 percent increase in the amount of beer made, and there are now more breweries than ever before. Texas alone had 65 new licensed brewpubs and breweries in 2015. Treaty Oak Brewing enters the market where consumers increasingly demand locally made craft beer.