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Oct. 22 | The Brewtorium – Virtual Tour
October 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Join us as we talk with Whitney and Chris, founders of the Austin’s local brewery and kitchen, The Brewtorium. Whitney will take us on a virtual tour of their brew room, and we will learn about what they do and how they have successfully navigated this new normal with the pandemic.
Whitney Roberts, Co-Founder & CEO
Whitney grew up in Dallas, TX and received her Bachelors in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. Throughout her 19 year career, she’s held management and director level roles in marketing and business development with a specialty in event marketing. Before moving to Austin in 2008, she owned her own music booking business and continued that work with Austin musicians until 2010.
Whitney’s interest in craft beer was sparked in college, and grew over the years prompting her to learn more about style, flavor, aroma and especially food and beer pairings. In preparation for her role at The Brewtorium, she attended the intensive Siebel Institute of Technology’s ‘Starting a Brewery’ course and also became a Cicerone Certified Beer Server.
After 3 years of planning, fundraising & many sleepless nights, she and her husband Chris finally opened The Brewtorium in 2018. Every day since has been an adventure and an extremely rewarding learning experience. As CEO of The Brewtorium, Whitney has been able to combine her love of craft beer and event marketing, developing opportunities that engage and build a community around The Brewtorium.
Chris Rauschuber, Co-Founder & Head Brewer
Chris grew up in Gainesville, Texas and received his Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science from UT Dallas and spent 17 years working as a software engineer.
Just a year after moving to Austin in 2004, Chris happened upon the Austin Homebrew Supply shop on Burnet Road, and thus began his decade-plus love affair with homebrewing. After 12 years of homebrewing, he was finally able to “hop” into brewing as a full-time profession when he and Whitney opened the Brewtorium.
These days, he spends most of his time on brewing, recipe development, planning and distribution. Brewing and selling beer during a global pandemic has forced the brewery to step up its game in many areas and learn how to plan for drastically higher package sales when the majority was previously on-site draft.