This edition of Six Things You Need to Know covers a few exciting stories outside of the Austin area.

Wrapping Up 2022 with a Comprehensive List of Openings and Closures

Over the past several years, breweries have modified business models, expanded food programs, and for the most part, have been able to keep the beer flowing. Despite efforts to adapt to the “new normal” several other breweries were forced to close. This list rounds up the closures, openings, and expansions in the Austin area since January 2020.

Fitzhugh Brewing Announces New In-House Chef

Chef Andrew Lange joins the Fitzhugh Brewing team, and will oversee their in-house kitchen at Fitzhugh replacing, PEJ Kitchens; a subsidiary of Poke-E-Jo’s Smokehouse. Under Chef Andrew’s direction, Fitzhugh Brewing will deliver new menu items focused on approachable, scratch-made dishes with a twist. The new menu will highlight smoked meats, comfort foods, and seasonal sides, all of which will satisfy any palate. 

“When I was presented with the opportunity to join the Fitzhugh Brewing team and lead their new in-house kitchen, I knew right away that I couldn’t pass on the opportunity,” said Chef Andrews. “Being able to reimagine a one-of-a-kind experience for guests from the ground up has always been a passion of mine and I look forward to sharing our new menu items that features my unique spin on local classics.”

Give Dry a Try for January

Sponsored content: Giving dry a try this January? Athletic Brewing Co. is offering 50% off your first month when you sign up to build a subscription to their monthly delivery program through January 31, 2023. Membership also includes perks like early access to new beer releases and merch, plus a free glass.

The BA Releases Year-End Report

Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American craft brewers—recounts a year filled with varied growth, continued supply chain disruptions, and increased competition.

Craft Beer Marketing Awards

Central Texas breweries are among the frequent winners of the CBMAs and the entry deadline for 2023 awards closes on January, 27. Recognized by Feedspot has been recognized by Feedspot as one of the top craft beer blogs in the Austin area.

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