The beer gods has blessed the good city of Houston with another brewpub. And this one was a longtime coming.
City Acre Brewing Co.. was given the greenlight today to build a brewbup. Owner Matt Schlabach made the announcement on Facebook this morning:
We are absolutely over the moon to announce our biggest news yet: the City of Houston has finally approved all of our permits for construction! It's been a long road and we are so thankful for your patience and support. We're pretty thrilled to dive into construction and get our doors open!
The soon-to-be brewpub, located in the Eastex-Jenson area of North Houston, faced a number of permitting hurdles. Those problems stemmed from plans to convert a Victorian-style house into a restaurant. With today's victory, City Acre Brewing Co is one step closer to opening.
Construction can move forward but Schlabach notes in the brewpub's newsletter, the "next steps are construction [and] city inspections." No announcement date was given but the City Acre Brewing Co owner writes, "the main takeaway here is that we are closer than ever and thrilled with our progress!"