A Scottish Renaissance Brewpub and Teaching Facility
located on the grounds of the Texas Renaissance Festival
Life is too short to drink bad beer!
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Brigadoon Brewery & Brew School LLC
About Brigadoon Brewery
Brigadoon Brewery & Brew School is a unique brewpub and teaching facility located on the grounds of the Texas Renaissance Festival in Todd Mission (Plantersville), Texas. Brigadoon Brewery and Brew School was born from a desire to bring our love of brewing beer and our love of the Texas Renaissance Festival together. We opened in the fall of 2008 as a unique living history demonstration booth brewing with historical equipment and techniques. In 2011 we expanded production to include a modern stainless system off stage. Both the historical and modern brewed beer are sold back to the public. To our knowledge we are the only renaissance style brewery or brewpub operating on the grounds of a Renaissance Festival using period specific recipes, equipment, and methods as well as modern equipment to brew hand crafted ale and serve it to the public.
What does that actually mean? Well, eight weekends a year (a total of 17 days) we don our garb and brew beer using equipment, ingredients, techniques, and recipes that would have been available during the 1400s through the 1600s. We then give samples of ale away and sell pints to visitors that pass through our booth allowing them the opportunity to taste a piece of living history.
Brewing on the grounds of a renaissance festival means we see about 500,000 plus visitors during the season but since the gates are closed off season we have no access to the public. In 2014 wishing to expand our presents Brigadoon looked to holding beer festivals away from the festival grounds during the off season. As a part of the expansion we teamed up with the Texas Craft Brewers Guild and founded the Houston Firkin Festival in June of 2014. Today we are the concessionaire for several beer festival across the State of Texas.
Here is a list of the beer festivals for which Brigadoon Brewery has been the concessionaire for: