Uncle Billy’s is no stranger to change. But change is good for the Austin brewpub that’s going on 12 years of serving brews and BBQ.
At the beginning of November, Uncle Billy’s announced that their general manager, Stephen Wagner, will be transitioning into a new role as new brewer. The brewpub that’s only a stone’s throw away from Austin’s Zilker Park, also coupled that news with exciting plans for a craft beverage program.
Welcoming in a New Era of Uncle Billy’s
Though this is his first time brewing professionally, Wagner has worked on many sides of the beer industry. His interest in brewing was sparked by working at Cricket’s Grill & Drafthouse, a craft beer bar in Waco, Texas. Since then, he’s competed in homebrew competitions, toured the country to visit new breweries, and worked in many beer-focused roles.
“As a student of craft beer, I’ve developed a serious appreciation for classic beer styles,” says Wagner. “In addition to brewing our current recipes, and playing with experimental brews, I plan on bringing back tried and true beer styles to our menu. My extensive bar management experience will also influence the way we create our menu to ensure that everyone who walks in the door will be excited about the beer selection. It’s great to have the freedom brew both experimental and true classics.”