KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
November 28, 2020
By Jennifer Miko
The rain won't stop Katy’s No Label Brewing Co. from celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Today and tomorrow, the popular local brewery hosts free, all-day events featuring live music, axe throwing, Santa Claus, and the debut of new beers.
The Katy community is invited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of No Label Brewing Co. Saturday and Sunday, November 28 and 29, from noon - 10 p.m., on the grounds of Katy’s historic rice silos at 5351 1st St. in Katy, TX.
At the event, all patrons are required to wear masks when not seated, and all tables are arranged 6-8 feet apart to encourage guests to socially distance.
Entertainment, Santa, and Cold Brews
Guests will enjoy live music, food trucks, and of course No Label beers.
On Sunday, Epic Axe will be onsite for guests to try their hand at axe throwing or join the tournament for a chance to win a competition-throwing axe. Plus, Santa Claus will visit and walk through the crowds for pictures.
Due to the rain in the area, No Label Brewing Co. posted this revised "Anniversary Weekend" schedule on social media:
This weekend, the brewery will showcase more than 24 beers on-tap, and release three commemorative beers from new head brewer Ryan Traylor, who joined the brewery in August.
No Label will pour its latest creation, "Perpetual Peace," a special edition barrel-aged Scottish wee heavy (12.3% ABV). The brewery will also debut barrel-aged and regular editions of “This is Fine Barley Wine,” an anniversary beer (11.3% ABV).
Admission is free all day, and No Label will be offering 10 “VIP For Life” beer packages for $1,000 each. These exclusive, first-of-their-kind passes will give their owners one free beer at the brewery every day for the rest of their lives.
10 Years in the Making
When Katy natives Brian and Jennifer Royo opened the location in 2010, No Label Brewing Co. became just the third brewery in the Houston area. In 2019, the Royos moved on to new adventures, the local brewery endured pandemic closures and lots of changes from the new owners.
Garrett Hart and Tom Paynter have rebranded No Label’s entire lineup of beers, upgraded the 20,000-square-foot facility, and renovated the taproom and outdoor space.
“We’re a big craft brewery with a small-town feel,” says Tom Paynter. “We are incredibly community-focused on giving back to the community that makes up No Label.”
Today, No Label produces 4,000 barrels of beer per year and draws an average of 500-600 guests per day on weekends in a family-friendly, dog-friendly setting.
“We’re fortunate to have the same regulars here every day, and there’s always a friendly face,” says Paynter. “It’s important to us on a beer-loving level, but it also has become the place for milestones in people’s lives. When a place becomes bigger than the beer you sell, it’s pretty special.”