Craft Brewery in Salado
The Barrow Brewing Company owners Graydon and KD Hill hold fast to three principles in running their brewery. These are quality, sustainability, and community.The brewery’s popularity is a testament to the quality of their beers. To underscore their sustainability practices, the couple reused discarded knotty pine planks to decorate the brewery's walls. Before the building was converted into a brewery, the planks were used to store tons of grain at the granary.Salado is a small town of about 2,000 people. It has a “rich, diverse community of veterans, hippies, golfers, artists, saints, and free spirits". The Hills realized, however, that the town couldn't have its own craft brewery because of existing laws. With the community's support, they petitioned to have local laws changed. In honor of the people who supported them, the brewery created the 784 Belgian Style White Ale, representing the number of people who voted in their favor.