What Community Means to The Brewer’s Table


Beer and food are all about community. Some would argue, myself included, that beer was the basis for the reason humans joining together into communities. Their shared resources and labor to till, plant, and harvest grains created the first villages, towns, and cities. Beer, and alcohol in general, by nature, helps foster community. It’s a social drink. One that helps break down barriers and encourage laughter and discussion among the folks enjoying it.

Breweries and restaurants naturally become community centers for their neighborhoods. When someone from another city visits and goes back home and someone asks how their trip was, I imagine most often that they would relay where they ate and drank. Those experiences are memorable...if done correctly. To create the best guest experience, you must have a happy and motivated staff. This is done by creating a sense of community. A sense of a shared mission to change the world. Creating a good staff community is done any number of ways but it always involves compassion, sensitivity, and integrity.

Still, having a great staff community will only get you half of the way there. Once you look inward, then you can look outward to our broader community of neighbors and friends. East Austin was here long before us and it’s up to us and others as well to help keep its community and culture growing. Buying produce from local farms and engaging local charities are two steps of many to stay involved and we plan to do that and more.

The cultural identity of any city or neighborhood is grown and fostered by businesses like ours. We take that responsibility seriously and plan to do anything we can to help grow our beloved East Austin community.

To quote The Kindness Prayer:

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.”

Here’s to Beers and Cheers!


Cody Haltom