Houston Start-up Brewery Seeks Investors


Houston Start-up Brewery Seeks Investors

Owning a brewery doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be making it rain, but for a fair price, you could become a part-owner in Houston’s next booming brewery.


Want to own a brewery? A Houston Start-up Brewery Seeks Investors, and you could be one of them if you didn’t spend so much dang money on beer!

We were fortunate enough to get a look at the business plan and all the specifics, and even with modest projections, you may be able to make it drizzle if you decide to be an investor.

After years of planning and even more years of killing it at homebrew competitions, there’s a brewery that’s looking to get started in Northwest Houston.

Looking to get started might be a bit of an undersell.

They’ve got a ton already planned, and they’re almost 100% funded. They’re just looking for a few more folks to come in and help get them to the finish line. You might be that person.

The Houston Start-up Brewery Seeks Investors is Stained Glass Beerworks.

Stained Glass Beerworks started as a hobby and passion project of Andy Benton back in 2002 while studying for his Masters of Divinity at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

It was about that time when beer in Texas began booming. Over the years, Andy began homebrewing and asking questions to anybody with answers. It wasn’t long before he purchased his own equipment and began developing his own recipes that would become the basis for the Stained Glass Beerworks lineup.

During this time, Andy sharpened not only his brewing skills and recipes, but also his business administration and development skills serving as the President/CEO of Cornerstone Family Ministries. It’s a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization serving low-income families in the Spring Branch area of

We’ll save the details for those that are truly interested, but in 9 years Andy has overseen a 2100% program attendee growth percentage, a 461% budget increase percentage, and has grown the staff of one to 3 fulltime employees, and 7 part-time employees. He’s going to bring all that cool stuff along too.

The plans have been combed over by some the finest folks in Houston’s beer industry. From Brash to Platypus, 11 Below and Holler, and even some Saint Arnold brass have all weighed in to help Andy bring Stained Glass Beerworks to a Northwest Houston corner.

Wanna join the team and own a part of Houston beer history? Bust out the piggy bank and cash in the 401K. It’s your time to shine.

Andy is seeking investors that are invested more than financially. Your dollars will earn you a seat at the board, and he even mentioned to us, “Honestly, I would love to lean on investors to help in areas that they have expertise and be able to pull from the collective knowledge base in order to grow the brewery.”

You don’t have to be an artist to be a part of artistry in a glass. Give Andy a holler via email at andy[at]stainedglassbeerworks[dot]com.

Tony and his uncle are working on it, so hopefully you beat them to it.

Beers to you, Houston!

Beer Chronicle Team
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