While everyone was hunkered down in their pandemic bubbles, Vacancy was busy building themselves a nifty little warehouse brewery in the truest sense: a sectional garage door as the main entrance, a dozen tight little recipes on the big board (including a first-class mainstay Pilsner called June and a spectacular rotational dark lager in Puddle Splasher schwarzbier), and indoor picnic benches to workshop grand post-pandemic ideas with your drinking pals. This small but cleverly embellished, open-late, St. Elmo-area brewery is reminiscent of something straight out of Seattle’s Ballard District, like Stoup or Reuben’s Brews, bringing a fresh perspective to Austin’s replicating taproom scene.
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