Our Appreciation for Craft

As the principal of his architectural planning and design firm, OPA Design Studio, Stephen Oliver has been involved as an architect in the design of several dozen breweries, distilleries, and wineries, and Caitlin has extensively covered the quickly growing craft beer scene in Austin, Texas, from her craft beer and travel blog, Big World Small Girl. Together, they have grown to appreciate both the products and unique trappings of the breweries and brewpubs they’ve made it their passion to understand, appreciate, and celebrate.

Why Drive an RV Across Texas?

Owing to their shared passion for craft beer, Steve (The Brewery Architect) and Caitlin (Big World, Small Girl) have made it their mission to better connect with the growing craft beer communities throughout Texas and beyond. Since both are based in Austin, they have come together in 2019 to explore the Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth communities to gain a better understanding of their needs, hopes, aspirations, challenges, and goals. What better way could they hope to engage with all of these wonderful breweries and brewpubs than to visit as many as possible while on a week-long cross-state RV road trip?

Come Along for the Ride!


The Brewery Architect
The Brewery Architect
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The Brewery Architect
The Brewery Architect
The Brewery Architect
Long overdue visit to Austin’s Brewer’s Table...such a well designed space. Great job to @designhound.atx and @beerevangelist! Inspirational space. Brunch on Sunday was amazing and can’t wait for cool patio evenings! @ The Brewer's Table
The Brewery Architect
The Brewery Architect
Our 2nd stop in #Clermont was another new brewery, @suncreekbrewery. Great spot along the bike trail with the lake just behind him. I think the triathletes are going to love this pit stop. Dynamic space as it unfolds down to a view of the operations from the taproom. Takes advantage of the slopes site. Thank you to their team for taking so much time with us to share their stories of getting open...Worth the short trip over from Orlando.





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The Brewery Architect
The Brewery Architect
Hit the recently opened @clermontbrewingcompany for lunch. Plenty of good pies and the tangerine hazy hit the spot. Looks like live music there will be quite the draw too. @ Clermont Brewing Company
The Brewery Architect
The Brewery Architect
Perfect pit stop along our #Orlando brewery tour. Would have loved to have stayed a bit longer. #coffeeandbeer. Tasty recommendation on @boldcitybrewery Big John’s Apricot Wheat!






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