Name, partner announced for new brewery on South Persimmon Street in Tomball

The brewery will be named Paradigm Brewing Co., co-owned by Chris Juergen (right) and Josh Schwaiger (left). (Courtesy Winkler Public Relations)
The brewery will be named Paradigm Brewing Co., co-owned by Chris Juergen (right) and Josh Schwaiger (left). (Courtesy Winkler Public Relations)

The brewery will be named Paradigm Brewing Co., co-owned by Chris Juergen (right) and Josh Schwaiger (left). (Courtesy Winkler Public Relations)

CCJ Collaborations, founders of the brewery underway in the Tomball Business & Technology Park, announced the name and partner of the brewing operations in a press release March 23 from the Tomball Economic Development Corp. The brewery will be named Paradigm Brewing Co., co-owned by Chris Juergen and Josh Schwaiger.

Juergen is a Tomball native and former brewmaster at Houston's Karbach Brewing Co., Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.

"Paradigm means the standard. The core brewing philosophy for Paradigm Brewing Co. is to be the standard at which technology meets technique," Juergen said.

Juergen is also a professor of brewery operations and management at Texas A&M University, according to the release. Schwaiger has years of experience in sales, marketing and distribution, including at Karbach, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo., according to the release.

"Also keeping in mind brewing is an art form; we have plans to be off the wall and extremely creative," Juergen said. "This is incredibly important, as new technology, techniques, styles and ideas are discovered daily."


Paradigm Brewing Co. broke ground in early February for the 10,500-square-foot brewery at 2130 S. Persimmon St., located within the TEDC's Business & Technology Park.

"The TEDC is extremely excited about the project and what it means for the future of Tomball and the Business & Technology Park," TEDC Executive Director Kelly Violette said. "Paradigm Brewing brings a truly unique offering to Tomball."

The brewery will also include space for a restaurant, packaging and distribution. The project is under construction by Dmac Construction & Development, according to the release.

Juergen and Schwaiger said they are targeting an opening in the fourth quarter of 2021.

"Chris and I are thrilled to launch this project together. With our combined industry background, education and core beliefs, we hope to establish a brand that not only engages customers, but provides customers and educational opportunity unlike any other," Schwaiger said.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.