Houston area craft beer fans are fully aware of City Acre Brewing and its quest to open a brewpub in the northern part of the city on Folger Street, close to Hwy 59. The operation has already held events and brewed multiple barrels of beer. It has slowly expanded its plans, made structural changes, and devised ways to deal with potential problems. But as soon as one hurdle is jumped, another seems to appear. The latest issues include parking lot design, drainage and environmental issues, ventilation, etc.
Of course, no one ever said building a brewpub was easy, but owners Matt Schlabach and Meredith Borders are still pushing forward, complying with all the rules and regulations and trying to get the establishment ready for business within the next few months. I asked Matt about the progress of the business and he said that things are moving forward, but he wouldn’t be surprised if another city ordinance, regulation, or something else reared its ugly head.
Still, there is much good news to report. As City Acre fans already know, the brewpub plans to grow much of its own food and with the onset of spring, some vegetables have already sprouted and more fresh produce will be forthcoming now that City Acre has constructed a greenhouse. Oh, and then there is the beer. The 5- barrel brewing system should be finished soon and should be in place by the beginning of April.
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