Jarring brewery closure rocks this week's 5 most-read Austin stories
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1. Outdoorsy Austin brewery known for foraged ingredients closing after 4 years. Beerburg Brewing prepares to hang up its hat on its anniversary, January 20, at a party with discounts, games, and more.
2. New and improved IKEA store coming to famous North Austin mall. The furniture store revealed plans on four new Plan & Order and pick-up points across the U.S., including one in the Austin area.
3. Owner of Brotherton's Black Iron Barbecue in Pflugerville dies. "My dad was the kindest, funniest, most generous, and most dependable person I’ve ever known, but I’m sure you all know that firsthand from your own interactions with him," his son wrote.
4. Austin's Blues On The Green calls off 2024 season with earnest message about costs. Onlookers on social media were eager to suggest charging an admission fee — one of the only times Austinites have been caught begging to be charged more for anything.
5. L'Oca d'Oro chef looks forward to a year of collabs for Austin hospitality fundraising. The Pasta Paisanos dinner series is kicking off 2024 with its second beneficiary: Good Work Austin (GWA). So far it's raised $9,000 for GWA.