Devon Ponds and Ben Sabin, two industry veterans, founded Friends and Allies Brewing in mid-2015. With Head Brewer Nathan Crane, formerly of Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey, on the stand they expertly combine West Coast brewing techniques, standards and practices with the vibrant and eclectic east Austin culture, delivering a fresh, high-quality, unique local beer to a growing, influential, passionate community.
Friends and Allies Brewing is currently producing beer at 4th Tap, a Cooperative Brewing Company through an Alternating Proprietorship Agreement until the Friends and Allies facility is fully completed.
Friends and Allies proudly self-distributes all of it's product in the Austin area, believing that personal relationships with customers and the community are the best way to provide consistent, fresh, and enjoyable beer.
Friends and Allies Brewing Company’s primary facility will be located in the heart of East Austin on 979 Springdale Rd and is set to open in late 2016. It will be adjacent to the Austin Eastcider’s Experimental Facility and the Austin Bouldering Project, the largest bouldering gym in North America.