Whole Foods Market Brewing Company, the first craft brewery inside a grocery store, will begin distribution of its first draft beer in two phases, starting with the greater Houston area on August 8 followed by the launch of statewide distribution in Texas on September 18. Both launches will be celebrated by special tapping events, including a tapping event in Austin on September 18 at the Lamar Whole Foods Market hosted by Dave Ohmer, Brew Master of Whole Foods Market Brewing Company.
Guests are invited to visit any Houston-area Whole Foods Market store on Saturday, August 8, at 12:00 p.m. and help tap the first keg of Whole Foods Market Brewing Company beer. All ten Houston-area Whole Foods Market stores will tap the keg simultaneously.
The first beer for Houston distribution will be a Post Oak Pale Ale, a deep golden beer that starts off with an orange marmalade sweetness and rolls directly into tangerine, grapefruit, and tropical tones. The hoppy bitterness continues to build all the way through, finishing dry, and inviting you to take that next sip.
Post Oak Pale Ale is one of 38 beers produced by the Whole Foods Market Brewing Company, located inside the company’s Post Oak store in Houston. To date, more than 5,220 gallons of beer have been produced in Houston, and a Whole Foods Market store in San Jose, California has opened the company’s second onsite brewery.
Beer enthusiasts will have another opportunity to meet Ohmer at the 2015 Texas Craft Brewers Festival on September 19, where Whole Foods Market Brewing Company will be featured throughout the day as a presenting sponsor of the event.
To connect with Whole Foods via social media, find Whole Foods Market Houston on Facebook and Twitter at @WFMBrewing.
About Whole Foods Market®
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 78,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2013, the company had sales of $12.9 billion and currently has more than 360 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.