by Brian Wall
It’s not often that a brewery opens with little fanfare. This might be because of our love of beer or may be because of the flavors blending together from the genius mind of the brewer. When you hear about this new brewery, your heart flutters slightly, your pupils may dilate and your mouth may water in the anticipation of finding where this beer. If you’re lucky, the beer happens to surface at your local watering hole or maybe the restaurant you got dragged to friends or a significant other. When the brewery bottles or cans its beer, you search everywhere for its location.
The only downside to all this is that the full beer experience will be limited. What if you were able to sip the golden nectar from its birthplace? Sniff the grains that offered their sugars, touch the tanks that coaxed those sugars out and met the people responsible for imparting this little taste nirvana upon you? It might be time for a local brewery tour if this sounds exciting. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
A few short months ago Deep Ellum Brewing Company hired a new brewmaster, Jeremy Hunt, who has been working at Bluegrass Brewing Company in Louisville, Kentucky for the past two years. Hunt brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm which should translate into some very innovative beers being pumped out of the 8,000 square foot facility. All this comes off of a recent expansion and a thirst to better penetrate the market.
Yesterday the brewery penned a deal that will bring their craft beer to College Station, a major boon for the young company.
This past weekend I had the pleasure to dine with Hunt to discuss beer, Deep Ellum and the future of the brewery. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
When Peticolas announced on Facebook that they would be selling their new growlers tomorrow during their brew tour at their offices in the Design District, a lot of people took notice and were possibly visibly excited. The very thought of taking home award winning beer such as Golden Opportunity or the Velvet Hammer seemed like a wonderful proposition. Alas, the growlers will be empty. But they are super cool looking.
Do not let the fact that our odd Texas laws will not allow Michael Peticolas to sell you a growler full deter you from buying one of these nifty vessels. They cost $10 for the small version and $20 for the big boy, and you can take them to places like Whole Foods or Craft and Growler and have them filled as often as you care to do so.
The very empty growlers go on sale at 1pm tomorrow.
by Steven Doyle
Revolver Brewing Company is located in Granbury, Texas which is about thirty-five minutes southwest of Fort Worth. Made up of a team of three including Ron and Rhett Keisler, and Grant Wood, they have managed to place the brewery on the map and in many pubs and restaurants in North Texas quite possibly due to a single brew they call Blood and Honey. Launched a year ago this August, Blood and Honey is far and away Revolver’s biggest hit. Continue reading
by Andrew Chalk
Cook Hall, the gastropub at the W Hotel in Dallas, held their second beer dinner last week. Four Corners Brewing Company was the showcased brewery and I was fortunate to be an invited media guest.
You could almost hand-deliver Four Corners beers to Cook hall. The brewery is at Trinity Groves on the west end of Santiago Calatrava’s glorious bridge over the Trinity River. Continue reading