A Definitive Guide To Every Dallas-Fort Worth Area Brewery Currently In Operation.

According to the Brewers Association’s annual growth report, craft beer is on the rise — to the extent that there was an 18 percent increase in the number of microbreweries operating in 2014 over the previous year. In Texas, though, the boom was even more major as our state increased to the tune of a 24 percent rise.

No wonder the Budweiser folks feel so threatened of late. Because, if it seems like new craft breweries are opening up all the time here in North Texas, that’s because, well, they pretty much are.

Next month, for instance, Intrinsic Brewing will open up in Garland, giving a few early backers a lifetime of free beer as they do. In the months following, a whole slew of others are set to follow suit, including Hemisphere Brewing in Rockwall and Steam Theory Brewing in Dallas.

It’s almost impossible to keep track of it all — although that hasn’t stopped us from trying. Here, we’ve compiled a list of all the pertinent details for North Texas’ 35 currently operating production breweries and brew pubs, including tour and taproom hours, plus some interesting factoids.

 

Rahr & Sons Brewing.
Address: 701 Galveston Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104.
Established: July 2004.
Brewmaster: Nate Swan.
Year-Round Brews: Rahr’s Blonde, Ugly Pug (black lager), Texas Red (amber lager), Stormcloud (IPA), Buffalo Butt (amber lager).
Tours: Wednesdays 5-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays 1-3 p.m. A $10 tour includes three pint samples and a complimentary glass. Specialty beers are tapped Wednesdays and food vendors are on site.
Taproom Hours: n/a.
Fun Fact: The woman on the Rahr’s Blonde label is owner Fritz Rahr’s mother. She was second runner-up Miss USA in 1952.

Franconia Brewing Company.
Address: 495 McKinney Parkway, McKinney, TX 75071.
Established: November 2008.
Brewmaster: Dennis Wehrmann.
Year-Round Brews: Franconia Koelsch, Franconia Lager, Franconia Wheat (hefeweizen), Franconia Kristall Weizen, Franconia Dunkle.
Tours: Saturdays at 11 a.m. A $5 tour includes free samples.
Taproom Hours: n/a.
Fun Fact: Franconia is a green brewery, reusing 85 percent of the water that comes into its facility and sending leftover hops to a farm where it’s used to feed cattle. And because the brewery doesn’t produce waste or trash that will end up in a landfill, it doesn’t even have a dumpster.

Chimera Brewing Company.
Address: 1001 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104.
Established: June 2011.
Brewmaster: Adam Gonzales.
Year-Round Brews: Plutoweizen (Dunkelweizen), Chimerica (session IPA), Pils in Your Pants (pilsner).
Tours: n/a.
Taproom Hours: Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to midnight.
Fun Fact: Originally called Zio Carlo Magnolia Brew Pub, you may recall the incident in 2011 in which co-owner Carlo Galotto posted an F-bomb-laden rant about “spoiled Obama kids” on the pub’s Facebook page, catching the eye of publications like Forbes.

Deep Ellum Brewing Company.
Address: 2821 Saint Louis St, Dallas, TX 75226.
Established: July 2011.
Brewmaster: Jeremy Hunt.
Year-Round Brews: Deep Ellum IPA, Double Brown Stout (oatmeal porter), Deep Ellum Pale Ale, Dallas Blonde, Dream Crusher (double IPA).
Tours: Thursdays 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays 12-3 p.m. Tours are $12 in advance or $15 at the door, and include three beers and a free pint glass. Live music and food trucks on site.
Taproom Hours: Monday through Friday 3-10 p.m. and Saturday 12-10 p.m.
Fun Fact: DEBC’s iconoclastic staff maintains a tradition of shotgunning every new release.

Peticolas Brewing Company.
Address: 2026 Farrington St, Dallas, TX 75071.
Established: August 2011.
Brewmaster: Greg Matthews.
Year-Round Brews: Velvet Hammer (imperial red ale), Royal Scandal (English pale ale), Golden Opportunity (Kolsch), Operation Collaboration (IPA).
Tours: First and third Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. A $10 tour includes three drink tickets and a complementary glass. Food truck on site.
Taproom Hours: n/a.
Fun Fact: Formerly a lawyer, Michael Peticolas was inspired to start brewing by his mother, who used to brew Mexican-style beers in her home in El Paso.

Revolver Brewing.
Address: 5650 Matlock Road, Granbury, TX 76049.
Established: October 2011.
Brewmaster: Grant Wood.
Year-Round Brews: Blood & Honey (American wheat ale), High Brass (American blonde ale), Revolver Bock, Ironhead IPA.
Tours: Saturdays 12-3 p.m. A $10 tour includes four, 8-ounce tastings and a complimentary glass. Food vendors and live music on site.
Taproom Hours: n/a.
Fun Fact: Unlike pretty much every other brewery in town, it took Revolver two years to get around to brewing an IPA.

FireWheel Brewing Co..
Address: 2806 Lawing Lane, Suite C, Rowlett, TX 75088.
Established: April 2012.
Brewmaster: Brad Perkinson.
Year-Round Brews: Redneck Redemption (imperial India red ale), A-Sake-Son (sake-style blone ale), FireWheel Blonde, Slow-Pitch Wheat, Rowlett Red, TPA (American pale ale), StrIPA (strawberry IPA), Bulls IPA (Citra-hopped IPA), Special #1 (brown ale), Midnight Ninja (imperial stout).
Tours: Saturdays at noon, 2:00, 4:00 and 6 p.m. Only 16 tickets per time slot. A $10 tour includes four samples and a complimentary glass.
Taproom Hours: Thursday 6-9 p.m., Friday 6-10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 12-6 p.m.
Fun Fact: Aside from its beers, FireWheel also makes sodas and root beers.

Lakewood Brewing Company.
Address: 2301 Executive Drive, Garland, TX 75041.
Established: May 2012.
Brewmaster: Wim Bens.
Year-Round Brews: Rock Ryder (American rye wheat), Hop Trapp (Belgian-style IPA), Temptress (imperial milk stout), Lakewood Lager, Hopochondria (session IPA).
Tours: Saturdays 1-5 p.m. and Sundays 1-3 p.m., $10.
Taproom Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 3-8 p.m., Friday 3-9 p.m., Saturday 12-9 p.m., Sunday 12-6 p.m.
Fun Fact: Despite its name, Lakewood Brewing Co. is actually located in the City of Garland. The name actually comes from the brewery’s humble beginnings in Bens’ garage at his Lakewood residence.

Cedar Creek Brewing Company.
Address: 244 E. Cedar Creek Parkway, Seven Points, TX 75143.
Established: July 2012.
Brewmaster: Damon Lewis.
Year-Round Brews: Elliott’s Phoned Home (pale ale), The Lawn Ranger (cream ale), Dankosaurus (IPA), Gone-a-Rye (double IPA), Spinning Mule (robust porter), Patio Pounder (pale lager).
Tours: Saturdays at 1:30 and 3:30. $4 pints, $5 seasonals, and $6 flights are available.
Taproom Hours: Wednesday through Friday 4-9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 12-9 p.m.
Fun Fact: All of Cedar Creek’s brewing equipment was made from repurposed stainless steel — none of which came from old brewing equipment.

Four Corners Brewing Company.
Address: 423 Singleton Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201.
Established: September 2012.
Brewmaster: Zach Petty.
Year-Round Brews: Local Buzz (honey-rye golden ale), El Chingon (IPA), Block Party (robust porter), El Super Bee (Saison), La Bajada (brown ale).
Tours: Free tours happen Saturdays at noon and 1:30 p.m. and include small samples. Bring your own food.
Taproom Hours: Monday through Friday 5-10 p.m., Saturday 12-10 p.m., Sunday 2-8 p.m.
Fun Fact: Four Corners is the first brewery in Texas to put its beer in cans with 360 End fully removable lids.

Community Beer Company.
Address: 1500 Inspiration Drive, Suite #200, Dallas, TX 75207.
Established: November 2012.
Brewmaster: Jamie Fulton.
Year-Round Brews: Mosaic IPA, Vienna Lager, Witbier, Public Ale (ESB), Legion (Russian imperial stout), Barrel-Aged Legion.
Tours: Saturday 2-5 p.m. Tours are $10 in advance or $15 at the door, and include three drink tickets. Food trucks and live music on site.
Taproom Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 5-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5-10-ish p.m.
Fun Fact: Prior to helping start Community, head brewer Jamie Fulton served as a consultant for Newlands Systems, the company that manufactured Community’s state-of-the-art brewing equipment.

Martin House Brewing Company.
Address: 220 South Sylvania Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76111.
Established: November 2012.
Brewmaster: Cody Martin.
Year-Round Brews: Day Break (four-grain breakfast beer), The Imperial Texan (double IPA), River House (Texas saison), Pretzel Stout, Cellerman’s Reserve IPA, Gateway Blonde Ale.
Tours: Thursdays 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays 2-5 p.m. A $10 tour includes three free pints and a complimentary glass.
Taproom Hours: n/a.
Fun Fact: Martin House has released two beers named after Fort Worth rockers the Toadies.

903 Brewers.
Address: 1720 S. Elm St., Sherman, TX 75090.
Established: April 2013.
Brewmaster: Jeremy Roberts.
Year-Round Brews: The Chosen One (coconut ale), The Land of Milk and Honey (stout), Roo’s Red Ale, Breezy Blonde Ale, Crackin’ Up (pecan porter), Sasquatch (chocolate milk stout).
Tours: Saturdays 12-5 p.m. Tours are free with beers available for purchase.
Taproom Hours: Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Saturday 12-5 p.m.
Fun Fact: 903 Brewers self-distributes, meaning, although it takes on a lot of extra work, it’s able to get its brews in stores straight from the canning line.

Grapevine Craft Brewery.
Address: 906 Jean St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Established: April 2013.
Brewmaster: Gary Humble.
Year-Round Brews: Lakefire (rye pale ale), Monarch (American wheat), Sir William’s (English brown ale), Night Watch (oatmeal stout), HopFest (IPA).
Tours: n/a.
Taproom Hours: Every day 3-10 p.m.
Fun Fact: Austin-based Infamous Brewing Co. uses Grapevine’s brewery a few days each month.

Rabbit Hole Brewing.
Address: 608 Topeka Avenue, Justin, TX 76247.
Established: July 2013.
Brewmaster: Matt Morriss.
Year-Round Brews: Mike Modano’s 561 (kolsch-style), Rapture (fusion brown ale), 10/6 (English IPA), Wonderlust (Saison), Centennial Pale Ale, Off With Your Red, Hold Lang Syne, Dark Snark (stout), Tweedleyum (strawberry hefeweizen), Rude Jester (American IPA).
Tours: Saturdays 12-4 p.m. and Sundays by appointment only. A $10 tour includes a complimentary glass. Live music and food trucks on site.
Taproom Hours: n/a.
Fun Fact: Everything from the names and décor of the brewery and its beers is Alice in Wonderland-themed.

Cobra Brewing Company.
Address: 146 Whatley Avenue, Lewisville, TX 75057.
Established: November 2013.
Brewmaster: Neil MacCuish.
Year-Round Brews: Dawn of the Dank (double IPA), Best Mistake Stout, Donut Dunker (coffee porter), Hoppy Dazed IPA, Golden Girl.
Tours Friday and Saturday 5-10 p.m. A $10 tour includes three samples and a complimentary glass.
Taproom Hours: Friday and Saturday 5-10 p.m.
Fun Fact: Initially starting as homebrewers, the Cobra crew worked their up to full blown brewery using old dairy equipment.

Shannon Brewing Company.
Address: 818 North Main St., Keller, TX 76248.
Established: December 2013.
Brewmaster: Shannon Carter.
Year-Round Brews: Shannon Irish Red, Shannon All American Blonde, Shannon IPA, Shannon Chocolate Stout.
Tours: Saturdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A $12 tour includes three pints of beer or a four-beer tasting flight plus one full pint, and a complimentary glass. Food trucks and live music on site.
Taproom Hours: Thursday and Friday 4-9 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m.
Fun Fact: Setting this Irish-leaning brewery apart is the use of natural spring water piped directly from nearby Samantha Springs, as well as a fire-brewing process.

Nine Band Brewing Company.
Address: 9 Prestige Circle, Allen, TX 75002.
Established: February 2014.
Brewmaster: Ian Larsen.
Year-Round Brews: Nine Band Pale Ale, Cactus Cat Kölsch, Hoop Snake Hefeweizen, June Bug Summer Wheat.
Tours: Saturdays at noon. A $15 (cash only) tour includes a pint glass and samples.
Taproom Hours: Monday to Thursday 5-8 p.m. and Friday 5-10 p.m.
Fun Fact: Allen’s first craft brewery derives its name from the nine bands on an armadillo.

Texas Ale Project.
Address: 1001 N. Riverfront Road, Dallas, TX 75207.
Established: March 2014.
Brewmaster: Jason van Gilder.
Brews: Better Horizontal (extra pale ale), Fire Ant Funeral (amber ale), Naked Truth (wheat ale), Somethin’ Shady (porter), 50 FT Jackrabbit (IPA).
Tours: Free brewery tours every Saturday at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tours are first come, first serve, just sign up at the door.
Taproom Hours: Thursday and Friday 5-9 p.m. and Saturday 1-9 p.m.
Fun Fact: Having razed the previous building that stood on this spot, Texas Ale Project is, technically speaking, the first brewery to be built from the ground up in Dallas since the 1800s.

Panther Island Brewing.
Address: 501 N Main St., Fort Worth, TX 76164.
Established: May 2014.
Brewmaster: Ryan McWhorter.
Year-Round Brews: Allergeez (American wheat ale), Cannonball (Scotch strong ale), Real Good (American cream ale), IPf’nA.
Tours: Fridays 5-9 p.m. A $10 tour includes three beers and a complimentary glass. Live music and food on site.
Taproom Hours: Friday 5-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-6 p.m.
Fun Fact: Owner Ryan McWhorter also play in ’90s cover band The Dick Beldings.

Bearded Eel Craft Brewery.
Address: 12509 Business Highway 287 N., Suite 210, Fort Worth, TX 76179.
Established: May 2014.
Brewmaster: B.J. and Becky Burnett.
Year-Round Brews: Hopposebly (IPA), Texican (Serrano-infused ale), The Stout, Wizard Status (double rye IPA).
Tours: n/a.
Taproom Hours: n/a.
Fun Fact: Bearded Eel is an anagram for Leaded Beer, a term the brewery’s owners coined to describe their full-flavored brews.

Audacity Brew House.
Address: 1012 Shady Oaks Drive, Denton, TX 76205.
Established: July 2014.
Brewmaster: Doug Smith.
Year-Round Brews: Sunset Vienna-Style Lager, Bulletproof Texas Pale Ale, Repercussion German Alt, Nemesis IPA, Black Widow Imperial Chocolate Stout.
Tours Saturdays 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Free tours are limited to 20 patrons.
Taproom Hours: Tuesday through Thursday 2-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fun Fact: Though it wasn’t the first Denton-based brewery, Audacity was the first microbrewery in town to actually brew its own beer.

Bitter Sisters Brewing Company.
Address: 15013 Surveyor Blvd., Addison, TX 75001.
Established: August 2014.
Brewmaster: Matt Ehinger.
Year-Round Brews: Busy Body (blonde lager), Cat Fight (IPA), Knock Out (Irish red ale), Hissy Fit (Märzenbier).
Tours: Saturdays at noon. A $15 tour and tasting includes three pints and a complimentary glass.
Taproom Hours: Thursday and Friday 4-9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fun Fact: Unlike most other breweries in the area, Bitter Sisters focuses 50 percent of its production on lagers, which are brewed at cooler temperatures and for longer periods of time than other style of beer.

Collective Brewing Company.
Address: 112 St. Louis Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104.
Established: August 2014.
Brewmaster:Ryan Deyo.
Year-Round Brews: Pale Galaxy (session IPA), Pale Wood, Mustache Rye’d (robust porter), Mom Azacca (Witbier).
Tours: n/a.
Taproom Hours: Wednesday through Friday 5-9 p.m. and Saturday 2-9 p.m. (Offers growler and crowler fills).
Fun Fact: This place offers 10 percent discounts to card-carrying members of the American Homebrewers Association, as well as to those who bike to the brewery on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Small Brewpub.
Address: 333 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208.
Established: September 2014.
Brewmaster: Aaron Garcia.
Year-Round Brews: On rotation.
Tours: n/a.
Taproom Hours: Every day 4 p.m. to midnight.
Fun Fact: The brewpub’s “offbeat” grub offerings earned it a spot on Bon Appetit‘s list of the 50 best new restaurants in America.

Four Bullets Brewery.
Address: 640 N. Interurban St, Richardson, TX 75081.
Established: October 2014.
Brewmaster: Andrew Smeeton.
Year-Round Brews: Royal Flush Red Ale, Two Pairs Pale Ale, Black Jack Brown Ale.
Tours: Saturday 12-6 p.m. A $10 tour includes three drink tickets and complimentary pint glass.
Taproom Hours: Saturday 12-6 p.m.
Fun Fact: The bullets this English-style brewery refers to with its name are the four aces in a deck of cards. Theirs is a card-themed brewery, in case the logo and/or names of the brews hadn’t tipped you off.

On Rotation.
Address: 7328 Gaston Road, Suite 110, Dallas, TX 75214.
Established: December 2014.
Brewmaster: Lindsay and Jacob Sloan.
Year-Round Brews: On rotation.
Tours: n/a.
Taproom Hours: Monday through Thursday 4-10 p.m., Friday 4 p.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday noon-12 a.m. and Sunday 12-10 p.m.
Fun Fact: A few regular stock favorites are brewed here, but On Rotation’s bread and butter are the constantly changing, “explosively experimental” one-off batches available in the taproom.

Ivanhoe Ale Works.
Address: 220 W. Main St., Denison, Texas 75020.
Established: January 2015.
Brewmaster: Johnny Wells.
Year-Round Brews: Dizzy Blonde, Red River Ale, Knight’s Latte Stout, Ivanhoppa IPA.
Tours: Saturdays 1-4 p.m.
Taproom Hours: Saturdays 1-4 p.m.
Fun Fact: Ivanhoe owner Gabe Parker also owns Homestead Winery and, because of the shared tasting room, they like to refer to themselves as the state’s first brewinery.

BrainDead Brewing.
Address: 2625 Main St., Dallas, TX 75226.
Established: February 2015.
Brewmaster: Andrew Huerter.
Year-Round Brews: Gritz (cream ale), Braindead Red (India red ale), Dry Hopped Wheat (American pale ale), Foreign Export Stout (oatmeal extra stout).
Tours: n/a.
Taproom Hours: Monday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to midnight, Thursday through Saturday 11-2 a.m. and Sunday noon to midnight.
Fun Fact: As BrainDead likes to say, it’s good at one thing — food and beer. Aside from its top-notch housemade brews, the pub’s Coma Burger has been named the best in the city by various local publications.

TUPPs Brewery.
Address: 721 Anderson Street, McKinney, TX 75207.
Established: February 2015.
Brewmaster: Tupper Patnode.
Year-Round Brews: Black Ale, Cotton Mill Gold (golden pale ale), TUPPs IPA, Texas Shade (wheat), Northbound 75 (specialty pale ale).
Tours: Saturdays 11 a.m. — 10 p.m. A $15 tour includes three full pours and a complimentary glass. Live music and food truck on site.
Taproom Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 4-8 p.m. and Friday 4-10 p.m.
Fun Fact: TUPPS is located in McKinney’s historic, 105-year-old Cotton Mill. In the ’60s it was the largest denim mill in the world, producing 300,000 yards of cloth using only locally-grown cotton.

Armadillo Ale Works.
Address: 1512 Interstate 35W, Denton, TX 76207 (under construction).
Established: February 2015.
Brewmaster: Bobby Mullins.
Year-Round Brews: Quakertown Stout, Greenbelt Farmhouse Ale.
Tours: n/a, currently brewing at Deep Ellum Brewing.
Taproom Hours: n/a.
Fun Fact: Armadillo Ale Works’ owners are UNT grads that raised $34,000 on Kickstarter in 2011 to startup Denton’s first brewery.

Woodcreek Brewing Company.
Address: 1400 I-30 Frontage Road, Rockwall, TX 75087.
Established: March 2015.
Brewmasters: Noah Cutshall and Brad Bramblett.
Year-Round Brews: New Horizon Wheat, Texas Star Bock, Red Rockwall, Lakeside Blonde, Vanilla Porter, Highway IPA.
Tours: Saturdays 12-4 p.m. A $15 tour includes three drink tickets and a complimentary glass. Food trucks and live music on site.
Taproom Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 4-8 p.m. and Saturday 12-8 p.m.
Fun Fact: Originally destined to be called Longhorn Brewing, the Rockwall production brewery changed its name after receiving its brewing license to reflect the name of the neighborhood where its owners first began brewing in their garage.

Oak Highlands Brewery.
Address: 10484 Brockwood Road, Dallas, TX 75238.
Established: May 2015.
Brewmaster: Jon Sims.
Year-Round Brews: Allgood (Kolsch-style ale), Derelict IPA (American IPA), DfDub (Dunkelweizen), Freaky Deaky (Belgian-style Tripel), Golden Mustache (Dortmunder).
Tours: Saturday 12-6 p.m. Beer tokens available for purchase for $5 each. Bands and food trucks on site.
Taproom Hours: Thursday and Friday 4-8 p.m. and Saturday 12-6 p.m.
Fun Fact: The brewery boasts a perpetually rotating charity beer on tap, and proceeds from that beer’s sales will be donated to a local charity that’ll rotate on a quarterly basis.

 

3 Nations Brewing Company.
Address: 2405 Squire Place, Suite 200, Farmers Branch, TX 75234.
Established: May 2015.
Brewmaster: Gavin Secchi.
Year-Round Brews: American Wit, GPA (German pale ale).
Tours: n/a.
Taproom Hours: n/a.
Fun Fact: This brewery is the space that originally housed Grapevine Craft Brewery before it finally moved to its namesake town earlier this summer.

Noble Rey Brewing Company.
Address: 2636 Farrington St., Dallas, TX 75207.
Established: June 2015.
Brewmaster: Justin Krey and Chris Rigoulot.
Year-Round Brews: Steampunk Lager (California common).
Tours: Thursdays through Satudays.
Taproom Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 4-9 p.m., Friday 4-10 p.m. and Saturday 12-10 p.m.
Fun Fact: Aside from the 26 beers Noble Rey offers on tap, you can also buy beers to go in crowlers, growlers, bombers and six-packs.

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