15 Years of Brigadoon Brewery 

Brigadoon Brewery & Brew School is a unique brewpub and teaching facility located on the grounds of the Texas Renaissance Festival in Todd Mission (Plantersville), Texas. Brigadoon Brewery and Brew School was born from a desire to bring our love of brewing beer and our love of the Texas Renaissance Festival together. We opened in the fall of 2008 as a unique living history demonstration booth brewing with historical equipment and techniques.  In 2011 we expanded production to include a modern stainless system off stage. Both the historical and modern brewed beer are sold back to the public. To our knowledge we are the only renaissance style brewery or brewpub operating on the grounds of a Renaissance Festival using period specific recipes, equipment, and methods as well as modern equipment to brew hand crafted ale and serve it to the public.   

What does that actually mean? Well, nine weekends a year (a total of 19 days) we don our garb and brew beer using equipment, ingredients, techniques, and recipes that would have been available during the 1400s through the 1600s. We then give samples of ale away and sell pints to visitors that pass through our booth allowing them the opportunity to taste a piece of living history. 

Time Line

Date Item Pic/Info
2000 Linda gives Alan Mr. Beer Kit Text
2000 Alan Meets Scott Birdewll Text
2005 ALan and Linda open Pixie Candy Craft Shop at the Texas Renaissance Festival. Text
2006 Linda Delivers the "Brew Ultimatum" Text
2008 Spring Brigadoon Brewery & Brew School is born. Text
2008 Summer Brigadoon aquires new home at the Texas Renaissance Festival Text
2008 Summer Renovaion and Construction Text
2008 Fall Brigadoon Opens it doors Text
2010 Fall Fairs gives Brigadoon the go ahead to brew and sell Text
2011 Spring Brigadoon Brewery 1st Brewery or Brewpub to open in Grimes County! Text
2011 Spring Brigadoon forms an LLC and accepts investors. Text
2011 Spring Brigadoon joins the Brewers Assocation Text
2011 Spring Brigadoon joins the Texas Craft Brewers Guild Text
2011 Summer Long hot summer of construction. Back Building is built. 

2011 Summer Fire almost destroys the fair grounds and Brigadoon Brewery  Text
2011 Fall The beer flows! Text
2012 Brigadoon Brewers join the Master Brewers Association of the Americas.  (MBAA) Text
2013 Spring Working with the Texas Craft Brewers Guild we get the laws changed to allow brewpubs to sell outside of their building. Text
2013 October Brigadoon taps first keg on stage for Brew King/Queen Contest. Text
2014 April Men's Journal April 2014 names Brigadoon the 5th best brewery tour in the United States.
2014 1st Houston Firkin Fest - (Concessionsire)  we partener with the Texas Craft Brewers Guild to Found the first Houston Firkin Fest. Text
2015 1st City of La Porte Mardi Gras Beer Garden - (Concessionsire)  Founded Text
2015 October Brigadoon has a fire on a Sunday morning before cannon at 9:00 am.  We open at 11:00 am.  The show must go on!
2016 Spring 2nd City of La Porte Mardi Gras Beer Garden - (Concessionsire) 
2016 Spring Assist Downtown Bryan with their first Firkin Fest Text
2016 Spring 2nd Annual Houston Firkin Fest -(Concessionaire) Text
2017 February Brigadoon finds a Second year round locaiton in Pasadena.  1st Brewery or Brewpub opened in Pasadena. Text
2017 February 3rd City of La Porte Mardi Gras Beer Garden - (Concessionsire) 
2018 Spring 4thCity of La Porte Mardi Gras Beer Garden - (Concessionsire) 
2018 July Brigadoon Pasadena opens it doors to public! Text
2019 Spring 5th City of La Porte Mardi Gras Beer Tent - (Concessionsire) 
2019 Dec Brigadoon recognized as a "Highly rated "Veteran-Led" business on Google Search and Maps.
2020 March 4th *Covid-19 makes it to Texas.   The world turns upside down! Text
2020 March 31st Brigadoon Brewery Pasadena closes!  Text
2020 Fall Brigadoon Brewery will open for its 12 season at the Texas Renaissance Festival! Text
2021 Brigadoon Named Best Pub & Bar in Todd Mission by Restaurant Guru 2021  
2023 Brigadoon Brewery turns 15!!!!!  
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