Loctated at 3108 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78723
The East Austin brew scene continues to expand with the addition of Oddwood Ales, a new brewpub on Manor Road founded by brothers Taylor & Brett Ziebarth. Inspired by lambic producers in Belgium and American wild ales, Taylor originally started Oddwood as a side project while he was head brewer at Adelbert’s brewery, “lambic producers make one beer and spin it twenty different ways and it’s usually amazing,” he adds. Oddwood produced the wildly popular Saison and Taming of the Savage Heart, a sour beer during his time at Adelbert’s.
Oddwood Ales will continue to focus on wild ales fermented in oak foeders and wine barrels, but will also add hoppy IPAs, pale ales and stouts to their line up, along with a selection of guest taps and limited to go beers. With a 10 BBL system 3 white oak foeders and 30 wine barrels to start, there is room for expansion, “we are planning to let the customers drive which direction we initially expand based on what type of beers are most popular,” explains Brett.
Bar-style pizzas and Italian driven appetizers will complement the beer line up from the walk-up kitchen. Taylor and Brett partnered with chef Ryan Dunn who grew up in a Sicilian family to create a menu that would complement the cozy neighborhood feel of the brewpub and pair well with the beer selection. Bar-style pizzas were the perfect choice, “they are thin crust personal pizzas where the cheese goes beyond the crust and bakes onto the pan to create a crispy edge,” Taylor explains. The menu compliments the team’s goal to be an approachable and affordable addition to the neighborhood.
Unique wood features can be found throughout the brewpub including the exquisite bar top and a tree chandelier. The team partnered with Devos Custom Woodworking for the various woods that help create a cozy neighborhood tavern-style space with a spacious deck and social rooms. Look for the brewpub to open in March 2018.
PS – the building has an interesting history, so check out the “secret lair” on their website to discover a glimpse of the buildings past.