St Elmo Brewing Company was started by two guys that love beer.
They love sharing it, drinking it, and most of all, making it.
Imagine, if you will, winding the clock back 10 years and walking down the same aisle. You’d see the iconic bowtie of Budweiser and the regal Rockies, home to Coors. You’d probably have seen the fantastic landscape of Sierra Nevada’s label and the profile of St. Arnold...but probably not much more.
Say hello to Carl. He is a Kolsch-style ale. Think of Kolsch like a beautiful love child of Pilsner and Golden Ale. Kolsch-style ale was one of the first beers I fell in love with.
Construction keeps rolling along. It’s not speedy by any means, but is consistent. We managed to get the dirt back in the ground. There is even a level floor that you can walk on! It’s pretty dang level and even if you ask me.
Brewers get asked all the time about their 'secret' recipes. What kind of hops in this one? How much? When did you add them? What did you ferment at? What was the grain bill? Fermentation and brewing are very magical processes. We are so fortunate for enzymes and microorganisms like yeast. Without them, no beer.
You can do everything right, work your ass off, and plan wisely, but sometimes, you just get screwed for a few months and there’s nothing you can do about it. This is something that I have been told over and over again by other entrepreneurs.
We have officially broken ground! It has taken years of work to reach this point. And there is still so much that lies ahead. But I am very proud to announce that construction is underway at St. Elmo Brewing Company! One day closer to beer!
We are Tim Bullock and Bryan Winslow of Austin, Texas. It’s a quaint little town where nothing really changes, in central Texas, along the Colorado River. Not THE Colorado River, but A Colorado River. The funny thing about A Colorado River in Texas is that it doesn’t come from, or even touch, Colorado. It has nothing to do with THE Colorado River that goes to California…for now. We’ll see how much longer that one lasts before it dries up. Maybe then ours will get an upgrade from A to THE, as in one-and-only. Why am I talking about rivers?