Spirit of Texas expands Pflugerville distillery, adding brewery

Spirit of Texas' newly opened taproom features offerings such as a vanilla porter and India pale ale as well as amber and blonde ales. (Courtesy Shaun Siems)
Spirit of Texas' newly opened taproom features offerings such as a vanilla porter and India pale ale as well as amber and blonde ales. (Courtesy Shaun Siems)

Spirit of Texas' newly opened taproom features offerings such as a vanilla porter and India pale ale as well as amber and blonde ales. (Courtesy Shaun Siems)

Spirit of Texas, a commercial distillery located in Pflugerville, expanded its business and added a brewery Nov. 8, founder Shaun Siems confirmed in a Dec. 4 email. Located at 1715 Dalshank St., Pflugerville, the distillery side of the business features offerings that pay homage to Pflugerville, such as Pecan Street Rum and Pfluger Single Malt Whiskey. For its brewery offerings, items on tap include a vanilla porter and India pale ale, along with amber and blonde ales. 512-989-9292. www.spiritoftx.com
By Kelsey Thompson

Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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