Today is the annual Texas Craft Brewers Festival. It's billed as the largest celebration of microbreweries in Texas.
Many of the 27 breweries participating in the festival are new Austin businesses, part of a recent surge in local microbreweries.
Austin Beerworks was busy canning Black Thunder, a German-style schwartz beer, on Friday. There’s plenty of technology involved, though not the same as other high tech industries in Austin.
“It is absolutely our version of Austin’s tech industry,” said Adam DeBower, co-founder of Austin Beerworks. “We have a lot of controls, but most of them are analog.”
DeBower and three friends started Beerworks in 2011. Mike McGovern said the idea for a microbrewery grew out of a shared love of the drink.