Whether it’s high quality hops, grain, water and yeast combined to craft the perfect beer or a group of folks hitting it off over an afternoon of pints, something truly magical happens when the right elements come together to create something that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Nine lucky years ago, we had our first date at a pub and quickly realized our great chemistry sparked by a shared passion for craft beer and an admittedly nerdy sense of humor. You could say that beer brought us together. It’s been the catalyst for many of our travels and adventures, and eventually prompted us to combine our powers to brew up the concept for The Brewtorium.
Chris has been honing his beer recipes and brewing process over the last decade and has taken home over 125 awards from homebrew competitions nationwide. Although he loves to brew all styles, he’s most passionate about the classic German beer styles, so you’ll see some German influence throughout our beer lineup and in other ways as well. Our garage brewery has served as a laboratory for many wild experiments and late nights of entertaining neighbors, friends and fellow brewers who have encouraged him to consider taking his hobby to the professional level. A software engineer by trade, Chris is elated to finally be making that a reality. Whitney, a business development and marketing professional, is excited to cultivate a whole Brewtorium community with beer education and regular events like yoga and movies in the beer garden, Oktoberfest, Maifest, special beer tappings, beer pairing dinners and learn-to-brew and tasting classes.
As residents of north Austin, we and all our neighbors have been dreaming of a neighborhood brewpub to spend afternoons and evenings in the company of friends and family, sipping on quality house-crafted beer and enjoying great food in a casual beer garden atmosphere where everyone and their dog (literally) is welcome. We’ve developed the concept for The Brewtorium with this in mind…100% locally-owned and operated, dog-friendly, comfortable, unique and community-focused. With old world style and an Austin state of mind, we’re thrilled to be bringing the reality of The Brewtorium to the neighborhood.
Members of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, Brewers Association, Master Brewers Association of the Americas and the Austin Zealots homebrew club, we feel so fortunate to be in the company of so many amazing Austin craft brewers and enthusiasts who push us to be better, learn more, stay true to our roots and put quality at the forefront of everything we do at The Brewtorium.
We’re on track to open our doors in just a few months, so check out our beer lineup and initial food concepts, and follow us on social media for updates on our progress! We can’t wait to raise a pint with you very soon(ish)!
Love & beer,
Chris and Whitney