The Free Beer Movement had the privilege of getting an invite to the grand opening party of Austin's Jester King Brewery. When we got to the party around five it had been going strong for a few hours and figured that there'd be plenty more good times until its closing at nine.
Dozens of cars and loads of people were sitting outside the gates of the brewery's Hill Country property with one poor soul informing the crowd that the event was at capacity and the county sheriffs, along with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, was not allowing anyone else in for the remainder of the evening.
A quick phone call to Jeffrey Stuffings (owner of Jester King) and we were in! And, really, a massive thanks to him to allow the FBM in to cover the event. Much to the disappointment to the growing hoards of people outside Jester's property we drove past.
Jester King's property is a sprawling piece of Texas Hill Country land. If you've never been to Texas Hill Country is one of the state's most beautiful parts. Rolling hills pop out from the landscape as you drive west from Austin. This place is home to Texas wine country and several other breweries (and a distillery as well).