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Number of Craft Breweries Quadruples in Five Years

Entering into 2013, Austin was home to 17 craft breweries, which occupied 239,896 square feet of primarily industrial space. Fast-forwarding five years, the Capital City and surrounding environment is home to 62 breweries, which can be found in 418,036 square feet of industrial and retail space.

NAI Partners, backed up by information from Craft Beer Austin’s Texas Breweries and Brewpubs Map, indicated the 265% increase over five years is due to the law. Specifically, a law allowing producers with a brewpub license to sell beer directly to consumers, rather than relying on the three-tiered distribution system.

Even with the increase in breweries both in Austin and other Texas cities, Texas still has one of the lowest breweries per capita in the United States. “There is little concern about a bubble,” NAI Partners’ analysts said. “If anything, there is a strong case to be made that cities in Texas are still wildly underserved.”

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