We are happy to announce that Todd Henry, the long-time brewer of Austin’s Lovejoys brewpub, has joined the team of Independence Brewing Co. brewers.
Like most Austinites, we were sad to see Lovejoys – the last remaining brewpub in downtown Austin - close its doors. It seemed emblematic of the changing craft beer scene in Austin. In the mid-90′s, downtown Austin was home to Waterloo Brewing Co., Bitter End Bistro & Brewpub, The Copper Tank, and Lovejoys. These brewpubs along with the Ginger Man pub were some of the only places one could enjoy a craft beer downtown.
Oh how the times have changed. Now the majority of downtown bars feature at least a couple of locally-brewed craft beers on tap. And the size of tap walls have grown – new downtown arrival Banger’s has 100 taps! While the downtown brewpubs closed, Austin microbreweries have grown to 10 and counting over the last few years. And with new brewpub openings on the horizon, the Austin craft beer scene has evolved and grown.
Independence Brewing has changed and grown over the years as well. We are proud to be brewing delicious craft beers for our community, and we’re excited about the growth in the variety of available beers and breweries in Austin. We are excited to have an intrepid brewer like Todd Henry join our team, and we’re excited about the new brews that will come.
Welcome aboard, Todd!
2 Responses to “Fairwell Lovejoys, welcome aboard Todd Henry”
Leave a Reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.