UPDATE: Here is a list of Austin-area breweries offering clean drinking water for residents in need

Hopsquad Brewing Co.
Hopsquad Brewing Co. in North Austin is opening its doors to residents to fill containers with sanitary water and charge electronic devices during the winter storm. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Hopsquad Brewing Co. in North Austin is opening its doors to residents to fill containers with sanitary water and charge electronic devices during the winter storm. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

UPDATE, Feb. 19:

Here is a list of breweries distributing potable drinking water to residents in need across the Austin area. Some breweries state they have a limited supply of drinking water available. Meanwhile Brewing Co. in South Austin has run out of clean water to distribute on Feb. 19. Customers are asked to bring their own containers to fill with water. This list is not comprehensive.


Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches, 3220 Manor Road, Austin; open 12-6 p.m.

Black Star Co-Op, 7020 Easy Wind Drive, Austin; open at 12 p.m.

Blue Owl Brewing, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez St., Ste. 300, Austin; open 2-6 p.m.

The Brewtorium, 6015 Dillard Circle, Bldg. A, Austin; open 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Central District Brewing, 417 Red River St., Austin; open at 12 p.m.

Friends and Allies Brewing, 979 Springdale Road, Austin; open 2-5 p.m.

Hi Sign Brewing, 1201 Old Bastrop Hwy., Austin; open at 12 p.m.

Lazarus Brewing Co., 1902 E. 6th St., Austin; open until 10 p.m.

Oddwood Ales, 3108 Manor Road, Austin; open 3-7 p.m.

Pinthouse Pizza, locations open until 8 p.m.

Southern Heights Brewing Co., 6014 Techni Center Drive, Ste. 2-101, Austin; open until 8 p.m.


4th Tap Brewing Co-Op, 10615 Metric Blvd., Austin; open 12-6 p.m.

Adelbert’s Brewery, 2314 Rutland Drive, Ste. 100, Austin; open 12-6 p.m.

Austin Beerworks, 3001 Industrial Terrace, Austin; open 12-5 p.m.

Circle Brewing, 2340 W. Braker Lane, Ste. B, Austin; open 12-4:30 p.m.

Hopsquad Brewing Co., 2307 Kramer Lane, Austin; open 12-5 p.m.


(512) Brewing Co., 407 Radam Lane, Austin; open 12-5 p.m.

Last Standing Brewing Co., 7601 S. Congress Ave., Bldg. 6, Austin; open at 11 a.m.

Nomadic Beerworks, 3804 Woodbury Drive, Ste. A, Austin; open 12-7 p.m.

St. Elmo Brewing Co., 440 E. St. Elmo Road, Ste. G-2, Austin; open 12-5 p.m.


Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co., 13010 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 800, Cedar Park; open 12-5 p.m.

Whitestone Brewing, 601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 500, Cedar Park; open 12-7 p.m.


Bluebonnet Beer Co., 1700 Bryant Drive, Ste. 107, Round Rock; open 3-7 p.m.

Compadre Brewing, 16920 Joe Barbee Drive, Bldg. 1, Round Rock; open 12-6 p.m.

Pinthouse Pizza, 2800 Hoppe Trail, Round Rock; open until 8 p.m.

ORIGINAL POST, Feb. 18 at 2:52 p.m.: As Central Texas deals with a historic winter storm, breweries in and around Austin are opening their facilities to help local residents with utility outages.

The Texas Craft Brewers Guild, a nonprofit trade association, has compiled a collection of breweries across the state that are open Feb. 18 to distribute potable drinking water and serve as warming shelters while thousands of Texans remain without power or running water.

“While many craft breweries across the state are not yet safely able to reopen until road conditions improve, utilities are restored and facility repairs can be assessed, an increasing number of brewers are opening to provide potable water and a warm place to rest and recharge for their neighbors and community members,” said Caroline Wallace, deputy director of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, in an email to Community Impact Newspaper.

In Austin, breweries have opened up in different neighborhoods to provide services to residents in need. Because of their operations, breweries have the ability to boil and sanitize large volumes of water. The city of Austin is currently under a citywide boil water notice after Austin Water said it lost power at the city's largest water treatment plant.

Hopsquad Brewing Co. in North Austin posted on its social media pages that it would open at 3 p.m. Feb. 18 to fill containers with drinking water. The brewery, located at the corner of Braker Lane and Kramer Lane, is also inviting people to charge their devices inside the brewery.

The Brewtorium in North Central Austin, located off Airport Boulevard, is open through 6 p.m. Feb. 18 as a warming shelter to residents who have lost energy. Residents may also come with their own containers to fill with safe drinking water.

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Less than a mile down the road from The Brewtorium, Black Star Co-Op off North Lamar Boulevard is also open Feb. 18 and distributing water to residents. According to a post on Black Star’s social media pages, the brewpub is also serving food.

In South Austin, Meanwhile Brewing Co.—one of the city’s newest beer makers—remains open through 5 p.m. Feb. 18 to fill containers with potable water.

The Texas Craft Brewers Guild is updating its Instagram page with breweries offering services in Austin and other cities across Texas. You can find its feed of participating breweries here.
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.


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