In November, Pinthouse Pizza will celebrate turning three-years-old — and the Burnet Road brewpub has already gotten an extra big birthday present: a new location that’s now open on South Lamar Boulevard.
This second location, in an old Chili’s building in the Brodie Oaks Shopping Center, has been in the works for awhile as a beer-and-pizza haven for Austinites living farther south.
Brewing director Joe Mohrfeld, who helped to open the first Pinthouse Pizza in fall of 2012, said that the new brewpub has the same warm, casual “feel” as the original, albeit with some notable differences. It’s larger, he said, with “a new huge patio space with a bar that will be able to service it with 4 Pinthouse beers, a really cool open fermentation room where you will be able to see the beer actively fermenting and an awesome mural painted by a local artist on our tap wall.”
Plus, the second brewpub will have lots more fermentation space for brewing beer — and the beer program is going to veer from the one Mohrfeld, who honed his brewing chops at Colorado’s Odell Brewing before moving to Texas, started up at the first Pinthouse Pizza. The South Lamar spot has two special rooms: one with an open-top fermenter, he said, that will allow them to focus on Belgian-style ales, and another dedicated to housing barrels for sour and wild ales.
“There will be new beer offerings across the board,” he said. “Our three new mainstays will be Electric Jellyfish IPA, Jib Cutter Craft Lager and Blunderbuss Bock, and we will be doing a series of mountain bike-inspired beers being so close to the Greenbelt called 26″ Pale Ale, 27.5″ IPA and 29’r Double IPA.”
At heart, it’ll remain a kid-friendly place with freshly made pizza and beer. Pinthouse Pizza South Lamar, at 4236 S. Lamar Blvd., currently has the same hours as the Burnet flagship — 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays through Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to midnight Thursdays through Saturdays — so visit soon for lunch or dinner. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/PinthousePizzaLamar.