Board Update

Member-Owner Extravaganza
Tuesday 2/13 6-8pm – Come join directors and your co-owners for a pint or two and some snacks and experience some co-operative community!

Join the Annual Report Review Committee
Want to help out your co-op? Passionate about transparency? Curious about the Board’s work?  Have we got the committee for you! Active from late February through early June, the Annual Report Review Committee will review the co-op’s 2017 Annual Report to Owners to ensure that it is understandable, accurate, and meets the requirements of the Texas Business Organization Code. The work typically requires email communication and 1-3 in person meetings at the pub. To find out more or join the committee, email the committee’s chair at kyle.voosen@blackstar.coop

Board Meeting Date
The February Board meeting is still being scheduled and will take place late in the month. Email the board at board@blackstar.coop to be notified of the meeting date personally.

By Beth Beutel

The Impossible Burger Lands at Black Star

For those of us who have been friends and fans of Black Star’s vegetarian options, you’re probably more than aware that we have gone through many iterations of the good ol’ veggie burger. On the menu, off the menu, beets and black beans, we always seemed to come annoyingly close to a delicious, hearty product. And while we haven’t had an actual vegetarian burger on the menu in quite some time, we consistently offer a handful of items that can be made vegan or vegetarian, while the Avocado Club remains one of the best vegetarian sandwiches in town (and know that your opinion is wrong if you disagree). Then, one by one, our epicurious group of Team Leaders started to learn about the Impossible Burger. Whether we had scrolled over a suggested Instagram post (#blessed), or stumbled across a Vice video because we still haven’t had the wherewithal to completely break up with the media conglomerate, we knew that the Impossible Burger was something that could satisfy returning vegetarians, as well as potentially attract a new fan base. read more

Kellerbier

You may be asking, “What is a Kellerbier?” Well, simply put, a Kellerbier is a lager that is served neither pasteurized or filtered(in our case clarified) so that it is slightly hazy and still contains some yeast in suspension. Inspired by my recent trip to Germany, we have decided to hold a special event that is in celebration of this yeasty beverage where we will be filling, cellaring and subsequently serving a portion of our Pilsner, Midtown Light, out of a 15 gallon wooden barrel. read more

Island Baby

Island Baby has been an idea in the works for about half a year now but we finally pulled the trigger on brewing it back in August. We wanted to create a series of beers that were inspired by Tiki drinks/cocktails and the first of the series needed to be a big one, so we landed on the Hurricane as our inspiration.

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Black Star Co-op Elections: Call for Candidates!

Every fall Black Star Co-op Member-Owners vote for three Board of Director positions.  Directors review and craft policies and principles, represent the interests of all Member-Owners, and collaborate with the Workersʼ Assembly.  Take your love of Black Star Co-op to the next level by running for the Board.  To run for the Board, you must:

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Space Bear

For those who were are the Texas Craft Brewers Festival this past weekend, you may already know about Space Bear. For those who were not, we have a very exciting beer that we debut at the festival and will be releasing kegs at the pub on the 24th of October and a limited bottle release will be announced later this month. 

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ADIOS MOFOS

Yesterday was my last day as a member of the Workers’ Assembly at the Co-op. I wanted to take a minute to talk about some of my experiences serving Black Star Co-op, and to thank some of the truly amazing people who challenged, inspired, or helped me grow over the past twelve years. 

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Brunch at Black Star!!!

Over the past few years, it seems like the idea of weekend brunch has taken on an entirely new meaning in the culinary world and in the life of its consumers. What was once viewed as an extra opportunity to quietly sip morning cocktails without being judged (at least that’s how I felt about it) has slowly morphed into a glittering party of its own, filled with bright lights, flights of bacon, and the occasional DJ.

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