by Steven Doyle
We checked in at the fairly new Deep Ellum Taproom located inside the brewery of the same name, and was pleasantly surprised to find what resembles a pretty cool looking pub found on the outskirts of Deep Ellum. You can often find beers that the brewery produces that might not be served elsewhere, such as the new Four Swords Cabernet Barrel Aged brew released today in bottles. If you go today when they open their doors, you might be able to find a few snifters left of this unique beer. Otherwise you will need to scout out a bottle or two at your favorite high-end beer retailer. The supply is horrendously limited at about 45 cases.
We chatted up Deep Ellum Brewery owner John Reardon for the low down on this special beer and he said it was the Four Swords quad that has been barrel aged in casks they purchased from Ben Calais over a year ago when Calais winery was still located in Deep Ellum, If you recall, Calais has since moved to their new vineyard in the hill country of Hye, Texas. Continue reading
Labor Day weekend comes early this year, and we will be starting you off right on Saturday the 30th with some beer, barbecue, and fun in the sun for $100 or less. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
This weekend marked the 4th Annual Brew-B-Q event at Deep Ellum Brewing Company which featured a total take over of the brewery with crowds filing throughout the compound. Even with a pending downpour, fans of the Dallas brewery came out in record numbers to sample many of their seasonal favorites including the powerful 8.7% double IPA Dreamcrusher, and the Zwickel Tickle, a blonde lager. Continue reading
The day has come we’ve all been waiting for! – The day we wake up late, skip lunch and head over to Deep Ellum Brewing Co. to celebrate one of Texas’ biggest holidays of the year, Memorial Day Weekend.
The Skinny ~ 4th Annual Deep Ellum Brewing Company BREW-B-Q on Sunday May 25th from 5PM to 10PM with your favorite seasonal and limited release beers from the last 3 years with Whole Foods BBQ. We have local musicians, SUGARFOOTE & CO., THE O’S and featuring SHANE SMITH AND THE SAINTS in the Beer Garden on stage. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Last night the boys from Deep Ellum Brewing Company were out in full force at Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House to celebrate the release of their latest and insanely good beer, Four Swords. Four Swords is not a beer for the faint of heart or weak of knees. This Belgian quadruple has a bold flavor of dark fruits, figs and toffee. The mouth feel is gentle and creamy, although it clocks in at a powerful 9.5% ABV.
We scurried up to Goodfriend last night for a taste and meet up with brewmaster, Jeremy Hunt who was happy with his latest brew. We are as well. We asked what his inspiration was behind Four Swords. Continue reading
by Brian Wall
It’s not easy to start a business. Many of you that have understand how difficult it can be. If it isn’t the financial aspect, it can be the location or the legality of the business. Craft beer breweries hit these problems frequently. If it is not all the bureaucratic red tape of the liquor laws then it may just be the financial downside of equipment and ingredients to make that liquid ambrosia we enjoy tasting so much. Ask any home brewing enthusiast if they would enjoy making beer for a living and the answer would probably be unanimously “YES!”. Armadillo Ale Works knows this knowledge firsthand. Continue reading
by Brian Wall
Being a craft beer lover means that there are plenty of opportunities to find a festival for sampling a multitude of different beers. Some of these fests are designed specifically around beer and allow one to try a one to three ounce sample with the ability to buy more sample cards. This past Sunday was another beer fest with minor exception- it featured home brewers’ creations.
Labor of Love, as it is known, celebrated its second year at Deep Ellum Brewing Company. Young, old, male, female, it didn’t really who they were because they all shared the same desire to try beers that are not on the market. It is amazing to see what home brewers can develop, create and make into a brew that would knock anyone’s taste buds into a beer frenzy. Names are created for these “breweries” just as the name of the beers offered- to add a special zing. All the beers that were tasted were without a doubt exceptional. Continue reading