Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Cedar Creek opts for brewpub license

Coming up on their second anniversary, the Cedar Creek Brewery in Seven Points is making changes to the way it does business. Looking to leverage recent revisions to laws regulating breweries in the State of Texas, Cedar Creek announced today that they have switched to a brewpub license, which will allow them to sell packaged beer to the public from this point forward.

From the press release:

"In its early days, visitors to Cedar Creek Brewery paid for a tour that included a souvenir glass and free beer samples. As Texas law prohibited breweries from directly taking money for beer to be consumed on-premise, this was common practice in many Texas breweries.

In 2013, changes to Texas legislation allowed manufacturing breweries to begin selling beer for on-site consumption, a change that Cedar Creek Brewery took advantage of. A climate-controlled taproom was built that has become a popular hangout for locals and weekenders alike, and has helped foster a real sense of community.

Owner Jim Elliott made the decision to change to a brewpub license in early 2014 after numerous requests from customers to buy packaged goods at the brewery.

'This licensing change allows us to sell beer 'to go' directly from our brewery,' said Elliott. 'This makes it so much more convenient for customers, and with margins being tight in some markets, this certainly does help our bottom line.'

The brewery is currently selling four-packs of its year-round and special release products, with plans to add refillable Party Pigs to the lineup in coming months. With the brewery being so close to Cedar Creek Lake, a popular weekend destination for Dallasites, Elliott anticipates this addition will be a popular, eco-friendly option for craft beer lovers in the lake area." 

Those looking to pick up Cedar Creek brews to take home can do so this weekend while attending the brewery's 2nd Anniversary Bash.  The two-day event, happening Friday and Saturday (July 4-5), will feature food, live music and the return of Cedar Creek's summer seasonal witbier, Repartee.

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