HOPS AND GRAIN
Gold Medal winning craft brewery in Austin, Texas
Hops & Grain is a local Texas brewery. We brew and package all of our beers on-site and sell them throughout Austin and the surrounding areas. After 5 years of expansion in our current facility, we have finally reached max capacity and are now looking to double our capacity with a new brewery. The investment will be in a new LLC to develop the new tap room and brewery in San Marcos, TX.
- 2015 Revenue of first tap house: $1,916,091.
- Investment: New tap room / brewery right next to Texas State Univ. (30,000 students).
- Capacity of new facility: 20,000 barrels.
- Powered 100% by wind energy.
Since Day 1 our goal has been to craft high quality beers that tell a compelling story and go beyond our customers’ expectations. We operate a full time on-site laboratory and craft some of the most exciting and innovative beers in Texas in pursuit of this goal – efforts we plan to double in San Marcos. And our customers love us: we’ve had 100% year over year growth in our first location since 2011.
WHY I LIKE HOPS AND GRAIN
As an investor, I have had first-hand exposure to how and why the Hops & Grain brand has been successful. It starts with Josh Hare, the CEO and founder who is committed to creating a culture that allows his employees to flourish. Josh embodies his company’s commitment to continually evolving. Early on, he discovered the importance of motivated employees and the… READ MORE
BREWING THE BEST BEER IN CENTRAL TEXAS
Rather than saying, “These are our beers, enjoy it or not.” We open our doors, invite people in, and hear what they want. There are aspects of… [+ READ MORE]
THE BEGINNING: BEERS AND BIKES
SAY HELLO TO OUR BEERS
78702 is brewed in the style of a traditional Kolsch. This German style brew is blonde in color, bright and clear with a lasting white foam head. It has a refreshing medium hop bitterness upfront and clean and crisp finish.
Our 2012 World Beer Cup Gold Medal winning Altbier is brewed with old world techniques, quality German malts and noble hop varieties. It undergoes a multiple temperature mashing program to make a classic upfront maltiness with a clean, crisp finish.
The Greenhouse is a breeding ground. Each month we’ll release around 300 cases per batch and each month we’ll change the hop varieties that we use for dry-hopping in order to give you a different aroma and flavor experience with every new batch.
Our Baltic Porter starts with a base of Pilsner and Munich malts and we layer in chocolate wheat and de-bittered black malt to provide flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, and just a hint of roast. A neutral yeast profile lets the malts take center stage.
American style IPA showcasing a fairly new hop variety called Mosaic. The beer begins with a base of German Pale Ale and we dry-hop with Mosaic, Simcoe, and Nugget to deliver a clean and complex finish with notes of pine resin, grapefruit pith, and blueberries.
Pale Dog is full of malt character with a dry, crisp, and hoppy finish. We start with a base of the highest quality 2 Row malted barley and blend with a small amount of Vienna and Caramel malts to add distinct character and a mouthful of hoppiness.
It’s similar to old world German lagers but dry-hopped to add an extra layer of complexity. Zoe is based on pale and vienna malts, with a beautiful white layer of foam resting on top, delivering floral and citrus dry-hop aromatics with every sip.
OUR FIRST LOCATION: AUSTIN, TX
GROWTH IN AUSTIN (SEPARATE ENTITY, SAME BRAND)
REVENUE GRAPH FOR LOCATION 1. SAN MARCOS LOCATION HASN’T OPENED YET.
INVEST IN OUR NEW LOCATION
(NEW ENTITY, SAME H+G BRAND)
JOIN US FOR A DRINK
It’s an exciting time to be a small business owner and an even more exciting time to be a small business owner in the craft beer industry! We thrive as a brewery because our customers love to hear our story. That story revolves around our community and without that strong support base we wouldn’t be where we are today. With that commitment to community, we’re incredibly excited to be able to raise funds for the next phase of our growth through this crowdfunding platform. Enabling anyone interested to invest in our company, not just the wealthiest investors, is incredibly gratifying and truly encapsulates our company culture. We are committed to brewing the highest quality beer that we can and serving it fresh for our customers to enjoy. Quality beer is what has enabled our industry to experience rapid growth and we’re confident that our commitment to quality will enable us to sustain our growth into the future. I’m very excited for the opportunity to involve you in our business and look forward to growing our community together. Cheers!
Founder & Managing Member
Hops & Grain Brewing