Black Star Co-Op’s call for help results in biggest sales day ever

Black Star Co-Op is an Austin brewpub owned by over 3,000 member-owners.  Emma Janzen/American-Statesman

Black Star Co-Op is an Austin brewpub owned by over 3,000 member-owners. Emma Janzen/American-Statesman

A North Austin favorite put out a call to help, and Austinites answered. After announcing they may have to close their brewpub cooperative after six-plus years in business, Black Star Co-Op had its biggest sales day ever on Saturday, taking it $15,000 in sales and another $1300 in donations, while accepting dozens of new memberships.

“The bolstered sales will help Black Star Co-op maintain the values we have championed since we began,” Black Star said in a press release. “Moving forward, it is now our responsibility to preserve and cultivate all of the goodwill we have received from this experience. In the coming months we hope to earn your continued support and business as we make improvements to the co-op.”

In addition to the member-owners, Black Star acknowledged a slew of businesses and organizations that reached out in their time of need. The list included Project Transitions, Whip In, Craft Beer Austin, Jester King Brewery, Emancipet, High Brew Coffee, Vessel Coworking, Hopfield’s, Craft Pride, Blacklands Malt, Modo Yoga, Emmer & Rye, The Brewtorium, Austin Zealots, SHADE TX Craft Beer, The Beer Diaries, Red Horn Coffee, 4th Tap Brewing Co-op and more.


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