The Texas Brewshed Alliance

Protecting Our Watersheds to Ensure Great Craft Beer

Our Mission: The Texas Brewshed® Alliance inspires communities all across Texas through fun educational events and engages them in taking action to steward their local lands and waters which are vital for brewing exceptional craft beer.

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Brewmaster of Vista Brewing, Pat Korn, talks about how vital clean water is for brewing beer on a brewery tour.

The Wimberley Valley Watershed Association designed the Texas Brewshed Alliance Initiative to illuminate the overlapping interests between the conservation and beer communities. Protecting Texas lands and waters preserves the unique beauty of Texas for generations to come and also protects our top-notch downstream craft beer.

Craft brewers have a great appreciation for water as an essential component of the beer they brew. We are at a time in Texas’ history where land fragmentation, outdated water laws, extreme droughts, devastating floods, and incredible population growth are putting a strain on our resources. Our water prices are steadily rising and at this current trajectory, water quality will certainly be impacted. Continued threats to land and water across the state will drive up the price of beer. These rising costs, combined with a very competitive craft brewing market, will make it a lot harder on small brewers to remain both profitable and sustainable.  

Our Brewery, Brewpub and Craft Beer Garden Partners

Great craft beer begins with clean water. Brewers with foresight understand that to protect their beer they have to help protect the beautiful Texas lands and waters that make that beer possible.

TBA Brewers are leaders in water and land conservation efforts because they know the value of ensuring the resiliency of their communities into the future.

We team up brewers with conservation organizations that help steward their source waters. Through fun educational events with our conservation partners we help communities learn more about the things that are affecting their watersheds and take action to ensure their local waters clean, clear and flowing for generations to come.

Our Conservation Partners

Our members know that every beer they buy at one of our events or from one of our brewer partners helps to protect the Texas watersheds, wildlife and the people they love. This creates a robust relationship where we support each other in ethics, beer quality and business success.  When our brewer partners are successful that empowers us to have bigger statewide impact in the stewardship of our beautiful homeland.

We are a robust alliance of brewers, brew pubs, beer lovers, conservation organizations, land trusts, conscious business leaders and water utilities on a mission to ensure pristine Texas waters for future generations and the absolute best Texas craft beer from raindrop to tap.

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Watershed Protection & Conservation Science

The Texas Hill Country is blessed with incredible charm and aesthetic appeal; Its natural environment including creeks, rivers, and springs are a central draw. Many Hill Country residents rely on wells for their drinking water and livelihoods. Creeks and springs serve as important recreational hubs and help sustain wildlife and livestock. Water in the Hill Country is also a precious limited resource. This report helps us begin to understand how we can protect Hill Country waterways while also meeting the wastewater service challenges of our region.

In the Hill Country, there is a need for approaches to development that serve well on multiple fronts– that prevent wastewater effluent pollutants from impacting local streams, that consider the water limitations of our drought-prone region and provide affordable and reliable wastewater systems. Planning for wastewater service in a development can also be considered with other water needs such as the need for non-potable water within and outside buildings, and stormwater planning. This holistic approach to planning water within a development, called One Water, is gaining momentum nationally and in our region.

This report is not a comprehensive guide for how to design the ideal wastewater system for any given development. Instead, its purpose is to familiarize developers, property owners, city planners, and policymakers with modern, cost-effective wastewater solutions that can meet the unique service needs and conditions of the Hill Country.

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