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historic beer headed to Austin, TX
« on: March 17, 2016, 04:32:39 PM »
http://austin.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/03-16-16-christine-celis-opens-new-flemish-fox-brewery-austin-craftworks-wheat-beer-pierre-celis-atwater/#slide=2

This will be the 5th brewery within 2 miles of my house. Interesting concept to have a museum alongside a brewery. Some cool pictures of her dad's old cast-iron mash tun and copper kettle are in the article. Not sure what the association is with Atwater Brewing other than them perhaps kicking in capital for space for a satellite brewery location. Haven't been all that impressed with the Atwater stuff I've had from the bottle shops down here but I've only had a few.

Anyone been in/around Austin long enough to remember the Celis name? I've only lived here for 6 years.

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Re: historic beer headed to Austin, TX
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2016, 06:38:07 PM »
I do!

Pierre Celis Pale Bock, Grand Cru and a Raspberry Witbier. It was really cutting edge beer and I remember enjoying quite a bit of it. Was amazed to find that the brewery closed.

Then I got some in 2010? that was contract-brewed. It wasn't as good and I haven't seen it since.

Glad to hear she's making a go of it again.
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Re: historic beer headed to Austin, TX
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2016, 07:24:31 PM »
I'm from Louisiana, but one of my fondest beer memories was hanging out with Pierre on the pub crawl at the 1995 Dixie Cup in Houston.  Really cool guy.  It was a travesty what Miller did to his brewery.

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Re: historic beer headed to Austin, TX
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2016, 07:36:57 PM »
I do!

Pierre Celis Pale Bock, Grand Cru and a Raspberry Witbier. It was really cutting edge beer and I remember enjoying quite a bit of it. Was amazed to find that the brewery closed.

Then I got some in 2010? that was contract-brewed. It wasn't as good and I haven't seen it since.

Glad to hear she's making a go of it again.

Don't forget Celis Wit.

The Celis name and equipment were bought from Miller by Michigan Brewing. Pierre help them get the Wit up and running, working with Brewer Dan Rogers. When Dan Rogers left, the Celis labels suffered in quality. Dan is at Griffin Claw in MI, and makes a darn fine Wit. Go figure.

Michigan Brewing Co. went under a few years back.

Saw this a few days ago.
http://www.michiganbeerguide.com/?news&newsID=1359
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Re: historic beer headed to Austin, TX
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2016, 10:00:21 PM »
Ah lol my memory fades after 20ish years.

And Pierre Celis was known for his Wit.

Bet it will be a cool place to work.
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Re: historic beer headed to Austin, TX
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2016, 01:31:00 AM »
I toured his brewery in Austin way back when.  I was impressed with the contrast between old world mashing equipment and modern lab.
I met Pierre at a pub at GABF one year, and I was so drunk at the time my friends thought I was going to kiss him or something.  It was a big moment for me.
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Re: historic beer headed to Austin, TX
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2016, 02:08:49 AM »
I do!

Pierre Celis Pale Bock, Grand Cru and a Raspberry Witbier. It was really cutting edge beer and I remember enjoying quite a bit of it. Was amazed to find that the brewery closed.

Then I got some in 2010? that was contract-brewed. It wasn't as good and I haven't seen it since.

Glad to hear she's making a go of it again.

Don't forget Celis Wit.

The Celis name and equipment were bought from Miller by Michigan Brewing. Pierre help them get the Wit up and running, working with Brewer Dan Rogers. When Dan Rogers left, the Celis labels suffered in quality. Dan is at Griffin Claw in MI, and makes a darn fine Wit. Go figure.
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Michigan Brewing Co. went under a few years back.

Saw this a few days ago.
http://www.michiganbeerguide.com/?news&newsID=1359

Griffin claw is freaking amazing. I've never had anything close to a bad beer on tap there

Atwater I'm not so sure if, never been to their taproot but their bottles are not nearly as good as their drafts.

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Re: historic beer headed to Austin, TX
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2016, 11:18:36 AM »
I do!

Pierre Celis Pale Bock, Grand Cru and a Raspberry Witbier. It was really cutting edge beer and I remember enjoying quite a bit of it. Was amazed to find that the brewery closed.

Then I got some in 2010? that was contract-brewed. It wasn't as good and I haven't seen it since.

Glad to hear she's making a go of it again.

Don't forget Celis Wit.

The Celis name and equipment were bought from Miller by Michigan Brewing. Pierre help them get the Wit up and running, working with Brewer Dan Rogers. When Dan Rogers left, the Celis labels suffered in quality. Dan is at Griffin Claw in MI, and makes a darn fine Wit. Go figure.
Q
Michigan Brewing Co. went under a few years back.

Saw this a few days ago.
http://www.michiganbeerguide.com/?news&newsID=1359

Griffin claw is freaking amazing. I've never had anything close to a bad beer on tap there

Atwater I'm not so sure if, never been to their taproot but their bottles are not nearly as good as their drafts.

Griffin Claw does a pretty good job. Talked to the lead Brewer, who said they are doing a big expansion soon.

Atwater has been up and down for me. The new(-ish) owner wants to expand, and they have added a brewpub on the east side, and are even doing a place in Grand Rapids.
http://woodtv.com/2015/09/24/atwater-brewery-to-open-biergarten-tap-house-in-downtown-gr/

Atwater has been talking about a Texas facility for a while.
http://www.brewbound.com/news/atwater-brewery-plans-15-million-texas-brewery

Last time we were in Austin, we stopped at Craft Pride which is all TX craft beer. The food truck in the back was 313 Pizza. That is Detroit's area code, and they do Detroit style Pizza. It gave us a laugh.
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