After months of work and lots of beer-related R&D, By the Horns Brewing has opened its doors in Mansfield. The concept was created by Jason Boso, the restaurateur behind Twisted Root and Truck Yard, and features house-brewed beers, a full bar and delicious tacos in a comfortable indoor/outdoor space. It’s ready to serve you lunch, dinner and drinks—all you have to do is stop by. In fact, if you’re in the neighborhood for the St. Paddy’s Pickle Parade, By the Horns will be selling beer to-go. Because one cannot properly attend a pickle parade without a beer in hand.
By the Horns inhabits an old gas station, as evidenced by the retro gas pumps and rusted truck sitting out front. Inside, the 4,000 square foot space has plenty of seating, and through the large garage doors you’ll find the pet-friendly backyard stocked with picnic tables.
The brewery is helmed by brewmaster Justin Meyers, who plied his trade across the country at craft breweries. While working at Paulaner Brauhaus in New York, he made regular trips to Munich, Germany to learn from Paulaner brewmasters at the famed Bavarian brewery, which dates back to 1634. So, he knows a thing or two about suds. Speaking of, he’s developed six beers that are served on tap: a Helles Lager, a New England-style IPA, a Pale Ale, a Hefeweizen, a Brown Ale and an Agave IPA. Beers can be ordered individually or as flights, and customers can also make their own six-packs of 20-ounce growlers that can be purchased on site and enjoyed at home.
If you’re hungry, eat some tacos. Those come via the Tacos & Avocados restaurant that’s nestled inside the space. It’s serving up tacos loaded with rotisserie pork and chicken, beer-braised brisket, shrimp and chorizo on house-made tortillas, plus tostadas, fresh guacamole and more things you like, seven days per week for lunch and dinner.
In addition to all the food-and-drink-related fun mentioned above, By the Horns will also offer brewery tours, so you can see how the magic happens behind the scenes. And beginning March 8, the backyard will host live music ranging from solo guitarists to small bands.
By the Horns Brewing is located at 109 South Main Street in Mansfield, TX. It’s open daily at 11 a.m.