We are owned by a community of more than 3,000 individuals and organizations, and we're democratically managed by our Workers' Assembly. Co-operatives are businesses owned by the people that purchase or manage its services. You don’t have to be a member-owner to come to the brewpub, but supporting Black Star Co-op means supporting livable wages, democratic workplaces, local farms, and quality products from your community brewpub!

The best way to be involved in the Co-op is to own it. If you love us, support local businesses, believe in sustainable practices, agree with fair labor treatment, and enjoy good beer, we encourage you to become a member.



Black Star Co-op: Planted

Aug 2018

We’re back for more! On Tuesday, August 14th, join us from 5pm-10pm for a Southern Comfort Night. We will be serving up our veganized menu items as well as some Southern classics for one-night-only.

We’ll  be donating $1 from every Rational beer sale (ask them at the bar!) to ATX Vegans, which will help fund free vegan & educational programming for Austin.

We’re offering free reservations by the hour so that you have the best experience possible – check that out in the ticket link. Menu details coming very soon!

About Planted: Planted works to spread veganism and plant-based eating through strategic partnerships with restaurants and chefs everywhere. We throw big parties, bring lots of people – and make lots of positive change for restaurants, communities and animals!

About ATX Vegans: ATX Vegans is a non-profit that builds community through events, activism, fundraising and education. We work at subsidizing ticket costs with donations from individuals and businesses so that students and people with less economic advantage can enjoy our community activities and gain better access to veganism in Austin. When you attend our events, all the proceeds go directly to our many programs.

House Beer Release: Island Baby

Aug 2018

Tiki. Beer. Need we say more? We were so pleased with how Island Baby came out last year, we decided to brew it again. Inspired by a Hurricane (the tiki cocktail, not the storm, not the boxer) this delicious beer baby begins as a 9.0%ABV malty base that we age in Mt. Gay Rum barrels and then re-ferment with pineapple, passionfruit and pomegranate juice. Sip on this and be instantly transported to your favorite tropical island.

Wine Down Wednesday featuring Chef Brian

Aug 2018

Chef Brian has taken his favorite ingredient (beer!) and created a special recipe for Pulled Pork and Waterloo Coleslaw. Wine pairing TBD, so stay tuned!