Sing it with me; “It was all a dream, I used to read word up magazine”. Y’all know the lyrics. The Notorious B.I.G. song reminds me of NY native, Marine and longtime San Antonian, Donovan Thomson. He is the co-founder of SATX-rated, a local influencer page on social media and nuevo co-owner of Big Hops brew house in New Braunfels. Audi Paredes, Army veteran and Thomson are longtime friends and the new owners of the 4th branch in the Big Hops franchise and they hope to bring a fun, familia environment along with great cerveza and new jobs to the NB area.
Paredes and Thomson both dreamed of becoming business owners and as avid beer connoisseurs, a taproom was a no brainer! The grand opening is expected to happen in early November and they will offer Tejas beers with a few non-Texan beers along with wine at their new location. Thomson plans on keeping SATX-rated alive and well while also juggling the new business venture. “I can’t see San Antonio without SATX-Rated. We are working with so many small businesses and helping to promote them on our platform, so we have to continue for them,” Thomson states.
You can find them on google and social media at @bighopsnb. Be sure to support this veteran and family owned business next time you’re driving to New Braunfels and grab a cold one!
Address: 2188 Texas Highway 46 New Braunfels, TX 78132