These Austin-area breweries are celebrating Small Business Saturday

Taps line the bar at Austin Beerworks in North Austin.
Austin Beerworks is one of nearly 20 Austin-area breweries participating in Small Business Saturday this year. (Evan Marczynski/Community Impact Newspaper)

Austin Beerworks is one of nearly 20 Austin-area breweries participating in Small Business Saturday this year. (Evan Marczynski/Community Impact Newspaper)

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More than a dozen Austin-area breweries are selling special glassware on Small Business Saturday to support the Texas Craft Brewers Guild. (Courtesy Texas Craft Brewers Guild)
More than a dozen Austin-area breweries and restaurants are celebrating Small Business Saturday this year by selling limited-edition glassware to participating customers.

According to a news release from the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, about one dollar from the sale of each glass Nov. 30 will go to benefit the nonprofit organization. The glass was designed by Texas-based artist Alana Louise and features scenes of Texas’ landscapes and wildlife.


A total of 18 breweries and restaurants In Austin and surrounding communities are participating in the event on Small Business Saturday. The shopping event is held annually and aims to support local businesses the day after Black Friday.

“The story of craft beer in Texas is the story of small business,” said Caroline Wallace, the deputy director of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, in the organization’s news release.

The Texas Craft Brewers Guild helped to pass legislation in the 86th Texas Legislature that permits Texas breweries to sell beer to go from their premises. Texas was the last state in the country to permit those sales.
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.