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!

Jensen to Star in The Buddy Games Movie
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Jensen to Star in The Buddy Games Movie

Today some very exciting news was shared when Jensen attended the annual Creation Salute to Supernatural convention in Vancouver, Canada – on Saturday he filmed for his role in the upcoming movie The Buddy Games! The movie is the directoral debut for Josh Duhamel and Deadline shares the following synopsis for what is to be expected;

The film revolves around a group of thirtysomething friends who reunite to play the Buddy Game — a wild assortment of absurd physical and mental challenges. In the process, they heal old wounds, right past wrongs and figure out the true meaning of friendship — or die trying.

While we don’t know much about Jensen’s role in the upcoming flick we can take a pretty good guess that he will be playing a construction worker thanks to this Instagram photo that was shared from the set;

 

San Diego Comic Con Appearances and Portraits
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San Diego Comic Con Appearances and Portraits

On Sunday Jensen and his fellow Supernatural cast members attended the Supernatural Panel in Hall H of San Diego Comic Con; a surprise for fans in attendance was the band Kansas, known largely to the Supernatural fandom for the unofficial theme song to the Winchester brothers, ‘Carry On My Wayward Son’s’ performed the hit live for the audience at the beginning of the panel!

I have added lots of HQ photos to the gallery of Jensen attending on Sunday – as well as portraits from Jensen attending Friday. I want to give a huge thanks to Kaci and Carol.

I have added photos of Jensen watching Kansas rehearse their performance, the Supernatural panel, autograph session and press line.

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Home – Appearances – 2017 – July 23: Comic-Con International 2017 – Kansas Perform
Home – Appearances – 2017 – July 23: Comic-Con International 2017 – ‘Supernatural’ Panel
Home – Appearances – 2017 – July 23: Comic-Con International 2017 – ‘Supernatural’ Autograph Session
Home – Appearances – 2017 – July 23: Comic-Con International 2017 – ‘Supernatural’ Press Line

Images from Jensen’s solo portrait session have also been added to the gallery.

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Home – Photoshoots – 2017 – Session 003

 

SiriusFM Appearance & Comic Con Portraits
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SiriusFM Appearance & Comic Con Portraits

Images from Jensen’s interview with and his Supernatural co-stars; Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins, have been added to the gallery; you can watch a video of the radio interview below.

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Home – Appearances – 2017 – July 21: SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel

3HQ Portraits from San Diego Comic Con have also been added to the gallery.

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Home – Photoshoots – 2017 – Session 002

San Diego Comic Con Appearances & Portraits
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San Diego Comic Con Appearances & Portraits

Yesterday Jensen and Supernatural co-stars; Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins, once again took to San Diego Comic Con to take part in some press for the upcoming 13th season of the show. The cast took part in a Facebook live Q&A video which stream from the official Supernatural facebook page – you can watch it below if you missed it or simply want to view again.

#CWSDCC Live with Supernatural

Posted by Supernatural on Friday, July 21, 2017

 

While on the WB Boat at Comic Con Jensen also attended the Nintendo At The TV Insider Lounge At Comic-Con; 2 HQ images have been added to the gallery.

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Home – Appearances – 2017 – July 21: Nintendo At The TV Insider Lounge At Comic-Con

Jensen and the Supernatural cast took part in other various promotion, including some interviews and photoshoots which have not become available yet – but 3HQ images from their photo session with Entertainment Weekly have been added to the gallery;

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Home – Photoshoots – 2017 – Session 001

Huge thank you to Jasper for helping me with getting these pictures!
Be sure to keep visiting the site as more interviews and photos will be added as they become available!

The Conan Show Appearance
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The Conan Show Appearance

Yesterday Jensen and Supernatural co-star Jared Padalecki made their way to San Diego to record their appearance on The Conan Show – below are videos of Jensen signing autographs for fans outside.


Pictures of Jensen arriving and of his appearance have been added to the gallery.

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Home – Appearances – 2017 – July 19: The Conan Show Appearance

 

Below is a clip from their appearance; as it was Jared’s birthday Jensen decided to bring a little surprise along…

Jensen to make Conan Show Appearance
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Jensen to make Conan Show Appearance

The very exciting news was shared today that Jensen, along with Supernatural co-star Jared Padalecki, will be featured on the Conan show! Jensen and Jared will make their appearance on Wednesday 19th of July as part of Conan’s Comic Con shows.

Conan O’Brien returns to San Diego for the third year in a row with a week of star-filled shows to be taped during Comic-Con® International. The roster includes stars from the upcoming Netflix movie Bright, the new Warner Bros. film The LEGO Ninjago Movie, HBO’s Game of Thrones, The CW’s Supernatural and a surprise film cast to be announced. CONAN’s Comic-Con® International shows will be taped at San Diego’s historic Spreckels Theatre on Wednesday, July 19 – Saturday, July 22. Episodes will air that Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS, with availability across TBS and Team Coco’s digital, mobile and VOD platforms the following day.

The following is the schedule for the week’s episodes and guests:

Wednesday, July 19
Stars from Bright: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramirez and Lucy Fry.
Stars from Supernatural: Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles

Supernatural attending San Diego Comic Con
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Supernatural attending San Diego Comic Con

Supernatural will once again be visiting San Diego Comic Con in Hall H to talk about the upcoming season 13. The Supernatural panel will take place on Sunday July 23rd 2017.

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Series stars and executive producers answer questions about the shocking events in last season’s intense two-part finale and preview what’s in store for lucky season 13. Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights of your favorite guys from Kansas and maybe a surprise or two! The series is produced by Kripke Enterprises Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.. Hall H, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Jensen shared a new photo on his Instagram account sharing the exciting news that he is back in Vancouver ready to film the new season!

Back in beautiful British Columbia to start season 13. Goodbye hiatus beard. It's been real. #spnfamily

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2 Year Anniversary + New Layout
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2 Year Anniversary + New Layout

Today marks the 2 year anniversary since Simply Jensen was launched! To celebrate I have put on a new layout for both the main site and the gallery.

I have also set up a new gallery, where I will be uploading all new photos and replacing all the old ones – so please keep checking back for HQ photos, stills, screencaps etc being added over the coming weeks!