[News] The Family Business Brewery Interviews
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[News] The Family Business Brewery Interviews

Over the weekend Jensen, alongside wife Danneel took part in interviews and press held at their brewery The Family Business, which will be officially opening to the public this Wednesday. Press who got to visit and carry out interviews have been sharing articles and photos of their time; I have uploaded some new photos to the gallery and you can watch an interview which Jensen and Danneel did for Fox7Austin’s Good News segment.

The above video interview was shared by Fox7Austin.
Another great interview was carried out by KXAN where they talked with all members of the brewery (Jensen, Danneel Ackles, Gino Graul and Nate Seales) as well as sharing great photos of the inside of the brewery which you can view by visiting their full article.

When Ackles started homebrewing with his brother-in-law Gino Graul in Los Angeles, it was just a hobby.

“We would go in the backyard and tried to brew our own beer. It was horrible,” says Ackles with a chuckle. “Our friends were very kind and said that it wasn’t.”

Fast forward several years and the idea of starting a craft brewery became a reality when Ackles and his wife decided to move back to Texas after having their first child. Ackles, who is originally from North Texas, and Danneel Ackles, who is from Louisiana, always enjoyed visiting friends in Austin.

More images have also been added to the gallery;

[News] The Family Business Brewery Preview
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[News] The Family Business Brewery Preview

The first few days of the new year have been very exciting for the Ackles! This week several press and magazines etc. got the opportunity to visit The Family Business Brewery in Austin to hear more about the venture. Several press outlets shared photos and sneak-peaks from their visit with articles etc. promised to be shared soon – here are some excerpts from an article shared by Austin360 who were at the event;

He and Danneel, also an important figure at the brewery, moved to Austin from Los Angeles because they wanted to be closer to family — the Graul parents live nearby. And from the start, the brewery has been a family affair. That’s where the name came from, though it had originally been a placeholder for something else, Ackles said.

“We racked our brains for close to two years because everyone emphasizes how important the name is to the success of the brewery,” he said. “And we just kept calling it the family business because family was pretty much all that was involved with it. But at one point, we said, ‘What if we just call it that?’

“We want people to appreciate the quality, appreciate the experience,” he said. Danneel “and I have always loved entertaining people at our home, and this is kind of an extension of that. This gives an opportunity to do something we’re passionate about and be part of an industry we are really proud of.”

Today Jensen and Danneel took part in a Facebook Live with Fox7Austin which you can view here. They shared that the brewery will be officially opening on Wednesday 10th of January 2018 (due to work commitments Jensen will not be in attendance).

Several photos from the day have now been added to the gallery as well as a photo from last night when a preview opening for family and friends was also held.

NEWS | The Family Business Launch Website
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NEWS | The Family Business Launch Website

Exciting times for The Family Business Beer Company as they launch their website! The site promtes the opening of the brewery as Fall 2017 so we can expect it to launch sometime soon in these coming months! While you are waiting you can browse the website reading about the various beers they will be serving and definately check out the We Are Family section, sharing funny photos and bios on all the team!

As well as their main site there is also a shop where you can purchase official The Family Business Beer Company Merchandise such as t-shirts, hoodies and caps!

I have uploaded some photographs that are on the site;

  

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Hollywood Rallies for Harvey Relief Effort
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Hollywood Rallies for Harvey Relief Effort

There is no denying that the fundraising efforts from Jensen/Danneel/The Family Business Beer Company have been amazing – at the time of this post over $225,000 has been raised on the crowdrise page, with Jensen and Danneel pledging a direct donation to Random Acts of $50,000. This is going to be an immense help to all of the chosen charities who will be benefiting from the fundraising, which you can read about, under the read more here.

But first, check out these thank you video’s that were posted by Jensen on his Instagram and also one shared by Danneel featuring JJ, Zeppelin and Arrow.

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Texas Flood and Hurricane Relief
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Texas Flood and Hurricane Relief

Due to the recent Hurricane’s and flash flooding in Texas due to Hurricane Harvey, lots of Texans are struggling after losing their homes, belongings, car’s etc. Earlier today The Family Business Beer’s announced on their instagram account that they are starting a fundraiser in an effort to raise money for the victims of these floods and hurricane. The fundraiser is partnered with Random Acts in order for 100% of proceeds to go to helping out victims – in less than 6 hours over $20,000 of the $50,000 goal has been met!

If you would like to donate to this cause please visit the fundraising page; and please share the link to help spread the word and raise as much awareness and money for victims as possible.

Danneel shared a short video clip on her Instagram account thanking everyone for their donations so far!

The Family Business Beer Co Opening this October!
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The Family Business Beer Co Opening this October!

Fans have been anxiously awaiting news of the opening of Jensen and family’s brewpub this year since the news was shared of this venture early this year in February. Thanks to a recent interview with general-manager and Jensen’s brother-in-law, Gino Graul, we now have some more information on what the brewery will include and an update on when the brewery will open!

AUSTIN – If you’re a fan of Austin’s craft beer scene, you know there are more breweries popping up than ever before.

And one of the newest is being built by ‘Supernatural’ star, Texas native, and Austin resident, Jensen Ackles. He and his family are opening up a brewpub in Dripping Springs near Hamilton Pool.

It’s called Family Business Beer Company, it includes Ackles’ wife and brother-in-law, Gino Graul.

“We’ve always kind of loved craft beer and been able to kind of bond,” General Manager Gino Graul said.

For the co-owner, quality family time is best spent over a few drinks.

“It probably originated about five years ago with myself, my brother-in-law and my sister. We were just doing some backyard BBQ,” he said.

Their passion for experimenting with different beers transformed into a hobby.

“And then a mild obsession, and then eventually we started to put together a business plan,” Graul added.

Making the move near Hamilton Pool was strategic for the family.

“With gorgeous oak groves in the hill country, it’s something that we kind of wanted to tie those two together,” he said.

The business is still in the beginning phases with two 15 barrel fermenters, and three 30 barrel fermenters to start.

However, Austinites are already eager to snag a seat at the bar. The Family Beer Business Company Instagram feed has nearly 50,000 followers, and comments are flooding their Facebook page.

“The response from everybody online and in person seems to be really welcoming and warming,” Graul said. “People are excited and looking forward to it.”

And the fanbase may only get bigger from here because last month Ackles was featured on Conan O’Brien, offering their new craft beer on the show. The CW star brought in their first keg and presented it on stage to ‘Supernatural’ co-star Jared Padalecki.

From blonde ales, stouts and porters to barrel aged beers, there’s something for everyone.The owners believe variety is key, especially when it comes to the crowd.

“We wanted to make sure we made it family-friendly, kid-friendly, dog-friendly,” Graul said.

That means a playscape for the kiddos, picnic tables, snow cones, and live music.

“We appreciate what the Austin beer scene has done for Texas and for beer in general, and we wanted to be a part of that,” he added.

He and his partners hope the Dripping Springs brewpub will be another destination for Austinites and travelers.

Family Business Beer Company plans to launch this October. KVUE plans to attend the grand opening.

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We look forward to see how this adventure continues for the Ackles’ and all those involved!

The Family Business Beer Company
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The Family Business Beer Company

As Jensen previously talked about he is launching a brewery with his brother-in-law, Gino, early this year, called The Family Business Beer Company. Today he linked out to brand new social media pages which hint at a spring-time opening for this new venture! Be sure to follow @TheFamilyBeer on twitter, @FamilyBusinessBeerCo for Instagram updates and also be sure to like their Facebook page.



 

Serving people…fermented things. The Family Business Beer Company.

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