Blue Owl Brewing will open on a reservation-only basis Oct. 8 with plans for regular hours still in the works.

The sour-mash brewery at 2400 E. Cesar Chavez St., Ste. 300, has four beers on tap: a sour session wheat, sour pale ale, sour red ale and sour cherry stout. Co-owner Suzy Shaffer said Blue Owl Brewing plans to also launch a raspberry Belgian strong ale in November.

Blue Owl Brewing process Blue Owl Brewing's process includes using wild bacteria to create its sour-mash beers.[/caption]

Shaffer and co-owner Jeff Young are both alums of Black Star Co-op brewpub in Crestview, and Davy Pasternak and Jacob Piland round out the brew team.

"We're trying to make things interesting, fun—not being overly serious—and take time to educate people," Shaffer said. "Experimenting is very important to Jeff. Taking things and creating new flavors and continuing to do so. We also feel it's very important to have a fun and comfortable customer experience."

The first canning trial run occurred Oct. 7, and the team hopes to offer cans of Little Boss, a sour session wheat, and Spirit Animal, a sour pale ale, in stores by November.

For now, only tasting room tours are availabe, but full brewery tours will begin in the near future, Shaffer said. Patrons can purchase tickets for a tasting room tour online.

The brewery will be open Wednesday through Sunday when regular business hours are established.

Other impacts:

COMING SOON—New concept Nosh & Bevvy English Kitchen & Bar plans to open Oct. 25 in the former home of Sarovar Indian Restaurant and self-described dive bar Baby Blues at 8440 Burnet Road. Sarovar closed in August, and Baby Blues will host a Sarovar closing party Oct. 10. The same ownership team will run the Nosh & Bevvy, which will serve Indian, traditional English and American dishes.

NOW OPEN—New music venue Tellers has taken over the former home of The Chicago House, which closed Sept. 23, at 607 Trinity St. Chad Goldwasser, owner of the new venture, said the two-story venue will offer live music, burlesque shows, comedy acts and other entertainment seven nights a week. Menus from Gino's East and Iron Cactus are available to Tellers patrons with plans to add an on-site food truck, Goldwasser said. A grand opening party will be held Oct. 24 with five to 10 bands performing, he said. 512-750-8333

COMING SOON—Austin resident Amin Esar will open the first city of Austin franchise of Houston-based Russo’s New York Pizzeria in late 2015 at Northcross Mall, 2525 W. Anderson Lane, Ste. 100. The restaurant will serve specialty pizzas, salads, soups and homemade pastas. The chain also has a location in Pflugerville and is planning another in Cedar Park.

CLOSINGS—Dharma Yoga closed its 3110 Guadalupe St. location Sept. 22 with group classes in Buddhist yoga and meditation now solely held at the 3317 Manor Road location, which opened April 1, 2014. Classes include Dharma Flow, Meditation and Hatha Night Caps. The studio also offers 200-hour teacher trainings.

IN THE NEWS—Community Impact Newspaper received 17 awards at the National Newspaper Association’s 2015 Better Newspaper Contest awards ceremony held Oct. 3 in St. Charles, Missouri. The contest recognizes achievement in writing, advertising and graphic design. For a complete list of winners, visit