Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Uncle Billy’s Welcomes New Brew Master Michael Waters at Barton Springs Location

Changes are a-brewing at Austin’s favorite Barton Springs spot for handcrafted, award-winning beers. Uncle Billy’s Brew & ’Que welcomes new Brew Master Michael Waters, who recently joined the renowned brewpub and will assume all brewing responsibilities at the Barton Springs location.
 A Florida native who made the move to Texas in 2001, Waters is a passionate and clever suds devotee who turned an established home-brewing addiction into an accomplished and respectable career in the world of beer. Upon relocating to Austin in 2009, he joined much-loved local brewer Independence Brewing Company. By 2011, he was named head brewer at Independence, introduced a new series of limited and seasonal beers, and brought an elevated level of quality to all products, as well as increasing productivity and winning a coveted Good Food Award.   

Waters is drawn to and excels at creating hop-forward beers and Belgian-inspired beers, styles that remain popular with Uncle Billy’s patrons. As brew master, Waters plans to continue offering Uncle Billy’s favorites like the Axe Handle Pale Ale, the Hell In Keller and the Hop Zombie IPA. But he also intends to add some creativity when brewing up local libations, while paying homage to the established brewing philosophy of Uncle Billy’s.
“I plan to carry on the beer philosophies, theories and outlook of Uncle Billy’s, hopefully continuing to make great beers while adding my signature brewer’s touch to them,” Waters says.  “I’m really looking forward to having an opportunity to be more creative and make better and better beer.”

Uncle Billy’s Brew & ’Que is located at 1530 Barton Springs Road. Offering a casual, Austin-style setting, stellar Texas barbecue and a selection of award-winning beer handcrafted from scratch on the premises, Uncle Billy’s is open and serving its distinguished beers every day. For more information about Uncle Billy’s impressive beer menu or new Brew Master Michael Waters, call (512) 476-0100 or visit

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