South Austin is getting a new brewery very soon: St. Elmo Brewing, in the multi-use Yard complex, is hosting a grand opening celebration on Dec. 3.
Two Austin Beerworks veterans, Bryan Winslow and Tim Bullock, have had a brewery of their own in the works for awhile, crediting their time at the beloved North Austin brewery beforehand with honing their brewing skills and giving them the knowledge to run a business. Winslow was Austin Beerworks’ lead brewer for a time, while Bullock served as bar manager there.
“I had, not-so-secretly, been planning my own brewery since I started at Austin Beerworks. I decided from day one to learn every single aspect about how beer is made,” Winslow said in a press release about the grand opening. “It wasn’t until about 2013 that I started to get an idea about what I wanted to do in Austin. The St. Elmo neighborhood was the goal from the beginning. It is so unique and ripe with opportunity.”
St. Elmo Brewing — which will have its own on-site food truck, Soursop, with which to make beer pairings — will have three brews on tap year-round, in addition to rotating options. Those mainstays are a clean kolsch called Carl, a hoppy pale ale called Chico and a dry stout called Angus.
When the brewery opens, it’ll also have “an American IPA named Slater, a hefe-barley named Dampf and a German IPA named Jan,” according to the release, with other upcoming styles ranging from saisons to kettle sours. These are all getting produced on St. Elmo’s 15-barrel brewhouse.
But St. Elmo Brewing’s beverage menu will be quite diverse, going beyond beers. Winslow and Bullock are going to serve coffee from a variety of different roasters, as well as two things they have created themselves: house-made soda and house-made mineral water called Wholly Water.
They brought in Chef Teddy Bricker to have food on-site. At Soursop, he’ll have a diverse menu of Southeast Asian-inspired dishes that are intended to pair with St. Elmo brews, according to the release.
Named after the road where the brewery and the Yard are located — and where other booze businesses like the upcoming Still Austin Whiskey Co. will be — St. Elmo Brewing, at 440 E. St. Elmo Rd., is set to be opened 4 to 11 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 4 p.m. to midnight Fridays, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturdays and 12 to 10 p.m. Sundays.
And keep an eye on the brewery’s social media: St. Elmo might be in soft open starting in early November, well before the grand opening celebration.
For more information, visit stelmobrewing.com.