Meanwhile Brewing Co. recently announced it will be opening a brewery in Southeast Austin in April 2020. Located at 3901 Promontory Point Drive, Meanwhile Brewing will be a small 15-bbl brewery and taproom, dedicated to the production of world-class beer and its 3.7 acres grounds will be a hub for gathering, playing and creating community. Meanwhile will be primarily focused on draught beer, which will be available in its taproom and in a few select accounts around town. The brand will also have monthly can releases for specialty beer.
Meanwhile Brewing is helmed by craft beer industry pros, Will Jaquiss and Nao Ohdera, both hailing from Breakside Brewery in Portland. With years of production and brewing experience, the duo will use their recipe design and production expertise to develop a wide variety of beer for Meanwhile’s customers. While the brewery has a 15-bbl system, they are creating the facility with an ultimate 10,000-bbl capacity in mind. Meanwhile will also serve collaboration beers, wine, sangria, coffee drinks and popsicles for the kids and adults.
Jaquiss said about the beer: “We are primarily focused on draught beer, we hope to brew a total of 50 different styles of beer in our first year of operations. While our focus is primarily on sessionable, hoppy ales and wood aged sours, our talented brewing staff will offer a wide selection of beer, ranging from the new and experimental to the trusted and traditional. In general, though, taste before style is our mantra. It may seem obvious, but drinkability is paramount to us.”
The Meanwhile taproom will have 250+ seats. Within the taproom, there is an event space that can hold approximately 60 people. While the food truck selection is ongoing, but the company is in discussions with several local concepts to complement the space. Plans for the property include: a playground; bocce court; outdoor soccer snooker/pool court; a small recreational/soccer field; a mini “hammock forest;” and a small stage. The event room, soccer field and whole brewery will be open to rent upon request and enough advanced notice.