LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a Lubbock business’ chance to earn national recognition for its beer. Well, the results are in.
“We’ve been named the number one brewpub in the country by USAToday,” said The Brewery LBK’s head brewer, Sally Taylor.
At the beginning of the month, It was “The Brewery LBK” versus 19 others nation-wide. Voters selected the downtown brew-pub, which is only in its third year. Taylor is one of the few women to hold the title in the nation and said it’s been an interesting process.
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“Our first year, you know, we kind of perfected and tried to hone things and you know, just work on making our beer better. When the pandemic hit, it was just a shock for all of us. And we had to really pivot quickly because everyone was shut down. So we started canning beers on just this little hand canner one at a time,” said Taylor. “We probably went through 20,000 cans last year of beer, but we were trying to put things out, new things, every single week to stay fresh and stay relevant and be able to stay in business really.”
Taylor said she’s grateful for all the love and support.
“It makes us feel very warm and fuzzy about Lubbock. You know, without them, this wouldn’t happen,” said Taylor, “just the community in general just kept voting and we kept hearing every day, ‘hey, we’re voting for you every day. We hope you win.’ And it wasn’t something that we really expected this year, so we’re pretty amazed and very grateful”
USAToday specifically recognized the ‘Doc Chilton’ blend as well as the brewery’s ‘LBK IPA’ and the ‘Breakfast Brown Ale.’ The brewery LBK was the only Texas business to make the top 20.
You can find the USAToday article, here.
You can find a link to The Brewery LBK website, click here.