The 2014 Texas Craft Brewers Festival is just around the corner–September 27 to be exact. And, this year, it’s larger than ever with an impressive 57 Texas-bred breweries joining the lineup. While VIP tickets are already sold out, general admission and designated driver tickets are still available for purchase. In anticipation for this year’s festival, we’re running a series of profiles featuring some of the newest breweries to join the festival’s ranks. You can check out the profiles we’ve already published here. Today, we introduce you to Shannon Carter, Founder of Keller-based Shannon Brewing.
Interview with Shannon Brewing:
Shannon Carter: Our brewery’s philosophy can be summed up in one word: wholesome. This word drives our brewing process, ingredient supply, and brewery operations. We are passionate about great beer—all natural, beautiful, wholesome, easy-drinking beer! Our beer is brewed with pure spring water and non-GMO grain using our unique fire-brewed system. The brewery is located on Samantha Springs Bottling Company’s property, so we can brew with the pure, unadulterated spring water.
BB: Where can people currently find your beers, and where do you hope to have them available in the future?
SC: We are a brand new brewery in Keller, Texas. We open our doors for the first time [this] week 8/29 and 8/30. Our beer is currently only available at our brewery but will be available throughout the mid-cities area this Fall. We will also be bottling early on. We are licensed and able to sell beer by the pint in our air-conditioned taproom, as well as, sell packaged goods right out of the brewery.
BB: How does it feel to be participating in the Texas Craft Brewers Festival this year?
SC: The Texas Craft Brewer’s Festival is really one of our “coming out” parties, so we are very excited to be participating.
BB: What should people expect if they come to visit your booth at the Texas Craft Brewers Festival?
SC: We will be bringing our unique Fire-Brewed IPA and Chocolate Stout to the festival. Fire brewing gives our beer a flavor profile that is unique: malt-forward but very balanced and drinkable.
BB: What other breweries’ offerings are you hoping to try at the festival?
SC: As many as we have time for…Texas has a great craft beer scene. This year’s festival should be a blast!
BB: Anything else we should know about your brewery?
SC: Air-conditioned taproom, big beer garden, opening to the public for the first time on 8/29 and 8/30.
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We’ll continue this profile series tomorrow with our final featured brewery–Texas Ale Project.