Chris Hamje grew up in North Austin, so it made sense to choose his own neighborhood as a location for the brewing facilities of 4th Tap Brewing Co-Op.
“We’re local kids; this is our neighborhood,” he said, adding four of the brewery’s other worker-owners also live in North Austin. “We’re from here and we built this here.”
The brewery is still under construction at 10615 Metric Blvd., but when it opens in late July or early August it will also have a taproom—with air conditioning—open daily to the public. The space will have tables and benches made from pallets and glass windows overlooking the production side.