This is a guest post by Andrew Schwab.
More and more breweries are coming to Texas every week. Last week, TABC has approved the sale of Foolproof Brewing Company and Champion Brewing Company out of Virginia.
Foolproof Brewing is located in Rhode Island, which would make it the first brewery from Rhode Island to be sold in Texas.
Seeing how Foolproof was founded in Pawtucket and only started operations in 2013, it is a surprise to see them coming into the Texas market so quickly. As of now, they are only distributed in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont and Connecticut.
Foolproof’s beer portfolio includes canned six-packs of an IPA, Porter and Golden Ale. They also have a larger format bomber line which includes some higher ABV beers such as their Russian Imperial Stout, Imperial IPA and a Farmhouse Ale.
No word yet on who will be distributing this beer or their ETA to the shelves in Austin.
For more information on Foolproof, check out their website at http://www.foolproofbrewing.com/.
Along with Foolproof, Champion Brewing Company received approval from TABC to begin sales in Texas. Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, Champion first started production brewing back in 2012 and operate out of a 30 barrel brewhouse.
Their lineup includes canned six packs of their Killer Kolsch and Missile IPA. They also keg a lot more offerings including their Face Eater Gose, Tart Berliner Weisse, ICBM Double IPA and a Pacecar Porter. Champion likes to create traditional styles as well as throwing in more experimental styles as well. I feel that these can be a great addition to the Texas market and can only hope that they send their experimental brews our way as well.
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Andrew’s Bio: My craft beer journey started sometime in university when light beer just was not cutting it anymore. I started venturing out to the beer store and buying any 6 pack that I had not had before. This has now continued for ten years. You will see me visiting almost any and every brewery that I can. I have a passion for travel, craft beer, and college football.
When I am not drinking craft beer, I work as a manufacturing engineer in Austin.
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