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Supernatural Star Jensen Ackles’ Destination Brewery: The Family Business

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Hollywood star and Dallas native Jensen Ackles opened the doors to the Family Business Beer Company in January of this year. Nestled in the Texas wilderness of Dripping Springs, the brewery comes with a warm atmosphere and cold beer. While it isn’t the first Hill Country pairing of beer and the supernatural, it comes with its own unique charm.

The brewery was built on land owned by the Jensen and Daneel Ackles, next to an old, “haunted” mansion. The mansion currently serves as the head brewer’s office. Tours of the brewery take place Wednesday through Friday at 4:30 p.m. The business itself is open Wednesday through Sunday. The taproom interior is fresh and industrial. The Family Business is filled with wood tables, stimulating art, and minimalist centerpieces. While seating inside is limited, an expansive patio is available. In the surrounding area, picnic tables sit among the trees. Children and dogs are welcome, and there’s even a playground for kids to enjoy while their parents have a flight of Family beer.
The Family Business Beer Company

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Besides the exquisite location, the Family Business also boasts a reputation for brewing excellent craft beer. Because of their commitment to accessibility, there is something for everyone there. They have an American IPA called the “Cosmic Cowboy.” Their black stout is the “Grackle.” “The Fox Rye Lager,” named for a curious, wild visitor, is offered year-round. They also offer seasonal brews, such as their “Summer Spree,” a variation on a year-round sour wheat ale, which includes notes of watermelon and basil. You can drink a pint of your favorite or try a variety in a flight.

A Line-Up of the Diverse Beer Selection at The Family Business
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