Buckstin Brewing Co. owner talks Beaumont opening details, plans for Nederland expansion

Published 12:26 am Wednesday, April 3, 2024

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BEAUMONT — Buckstin Brewing Co. is opening this month in Beaumont, but fans of the original Nederland location don’t have to worry about losing one of their favorite taprooms.

Co-owner Gabrielle Blanco said the Nederland location at 1211 Boston Avenue is going to undergo its own expansion once the Beaumont brewery is up and running.

Located at 6280 Phelan Blvd. in Beaumont, Buckstin Brewing Co.’s second location officially opens Tuesday (April 9).

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Blanco is equal parts excited and nervous and she and co-owner Justin Buchanan-Lopez are in “crunch time” for making it happen.

She wants fans of the Mid County brewery and restaurant to know they are recreating exactly what has been established in Nederland.

“It is because of the amazing workers and the amazing customers that we have in Nederland that the brand has grown this big,” Blanco said. “It is because of the way our customers have treated our workers that we had over 300 very good applicants to come work for us over here. We need to do everything we can to recreate that perfect recipe for success and bring it to a city that deserves an experience like this.”

Besides delicious pizzas, appetizers and desserts, the larger Beaumont kitchen will also provide salads and expanded cold and fresh options.

The larger menu is helping feed a full-service mid-day offering, as the Beaumont location will open each day for lunch.


Buckstin Brewing Co. Nederland is only going to get bigger and better, Blanco said.

“We moved all of our brewing operations over to Beaumont on a much larger system,” she said. “We will be getting all the beer day fresh and bringing it over to Nederland.”

According to Blanco, the Buckstin team will sell their Nederland brewery equipment to an entrepreneur looking to open a taproom out of town.

That will allow for the expansion of the Nederland kitchen to match the larger menu planned for the Beaumont location.

The Nederland taproom will also expand into the extra space to serve more customers and families in a comfortable setting.

“If anything, Nederland is getting way more attention and will only keep growing,” Blanco said.