Three Wide now wide open in Fort Worth
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All images © Brian Brown/Beer in Big D. Three Wide Brewing Co. has opened in Fort Worth, as the business is celebrating its highly-anticipated debut with Grand Opening festivities this weekend. Located at 16230 Three Wide Dr., the brewery lies just west and within earshot of Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). For team members Matt Morriss and Tom Anderson, Three Wide represents a return from down the 'Rabbit  Hole,' if you'll recall the Alice in Wonderland-themed brewery the two helped establish just four miles down the road in Justin. With this new venture, they've joined forces w ..read more
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A first look at Tupps' new location in McKinney
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A view from the balcony outside the rentable office space in the production building at Tupps (all images © Brian Brown/Beer in Big D). After over four years in development, Tupps Brewery is finally ready to pull back the curtain on its massive new facility near Downtown McKinney. Conversations surrounding a move and expansion for Tupps began in 2019, with an official press release announcing the brewery's plans coming in July 2020. The setting for the new showplace to be a 4.3-acre site at 402 E. Louisiana St., with the project involving the repurposing of a 1900s-era grain processin ..read more
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Uptown Rail Brewery setting up shop in Sanger
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Image: Uptown Rail Brewery. Looking to add to craft beer's presence in the northwestern part of the Metroplex, Uptown Rail Brewery has secured a spot at 204 Bolivar St. for what would be the first business of its kind in Downtown Sanger. Founded by Todd and Vanessa Benson, Uptown Rail will occupy a structure with 7500 square feet of usable space, originally built in 1903. According to Todd, plans call for amenities to be set up outside as well, with a focus on making the brewery a family-friendly destination. "We plan on having an outdoor green space and a stage for live music, with f ..read more
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Locals land 19 medals at 2024 Texas Craft Brewers Cup
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Image credit: Texas Craft Brewers Guild. Results from the 2024 edition of the Texas Craft Brewers Cup were announced this evening in Austin, with 14 North Texas breweries recognized for a combined total of 19 beers. And, for the second year in a row, a local got the nod for Brewery of the Year in the Under 600 bbl Group - congrats to Maple Branch Craft Brewery of Fort Worth! Organized by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, the Texas Craft Brewers Cup is a competition open to all licensed and operating Texas breweries meeting the criteria of the Guild's "craft brewer" membership definition ..read more
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Royal Goat targeting Arlington for new brewing venture
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2w ago
Image credit: Royal Goat Brewing Co. If all goes as planned, come spring of 2025 an area in the heart of Downtown Arlington will become home to a new brewery with a rather noble-sounding name. Royal Goat Brewing Co. will be the culmination of a dream many years in the making for Anthony Byington, a U.S. Army veteran and longtime homebrewer who was formerly a crew member at New Main Brewing Co. of Pantego. For his own venture, Byington hopes to secure a spot within walking distance to nearby Arlington venues, with only a short drive needed to reach major sporting events in the city. "W ..read more
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Glen Echo Brewing a welcome addition to Wylie
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All images © Brian Brown/Beer in Big D. One year after initially announcing plans to establish a new brewery in Wylie, Glen Echo Brewing is now open and operating near the city's downtown district at 106 N. Birmingham St. Reading through the company's website, you get the impression owners Steve and Debbie Schoenekase are all about craft beer, conversation and camaraderie. So, it's not surprising to find upon visiting that the couple has created a space exactly in line with those ideals. An open and unified floorplan fills the interior of a 4,000 square foot structure occupied by Glen ..read more
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Lakewood and Oak Highlands notch nine wins at 2024 USBTC Winter Competition
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Image credits: United States Beer Tasting Championship, Oak Highlands Brewery, Lakewood Brewing Co. This past weekend, the United States Beer Tasting Championship (USBTC) completed judging for its 30th Anniversary Winter Competition. And, based on the two winning breweries from North Texas, it seems there may be something in the water around a particular area of Northeast Dallas County. Lakewood Brewing Co. of Garland and Oak Highlands Brewery of Dallas, breweries located just two miles apart, received recognition for their beers in 9 of the 18 available style categories whi ..read more
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Lakewood taps next generation of brewing talent with UTA
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Image credits: Lakewood Brewing Co., The University of Texas at Arlington. Expanding on its educational efforts, Lakewood Brewing Co. of Garland is working with another local university to help bring up the next generation of brewing talent. Lakewood's latest collaboration is with The University of Texas at Arlington, an institution offering a new Brewing and Fermentation Science Certificate. Dylan Parks, Ph.D., biology assistant professor of instruction and former Lakewood lab technician, is head of the four-course certificate program, and the brewery is helping provide hands-on exp ..read more
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Funky Picnic launches Dry Bar Pop-Up, a mocktail experience
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Mocktail offerings in The Back Room at Funky Picnic: I Know That She's Pretty (top left), Mule Love This Too (top right), Mochaccino Martini (bottom). Over the last couple of years, it's been noted how breweries have begun to offer alternative drinks and experiences as a way to expand their customer bases. Following through on this approach seems particularly important in light of Dry January and the growing demand for alcohol-free alternatives. As such, The Back Room at Funky Picnic Brewery & Café has launched its Dry Bar Pop-Up, bringing a refreshing twist to the world of m ..read more
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Jaquval, a new small-batch brewpub, now open in Bishop Arts
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2M ago
All images © Brian Brown/Beer in Big D. It may be surprising to learn that the Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff has never been home to a brewery. This, despite the Dallas neighborhood's long history of celebrating local beer, especially during the years it hosted the Brew Riot Homebrew Competition. Today though, thanks to the work of Jason Roberts and Amy Wallace Cowan, it's an element the neighborhood is no longer missing. Jaquval Brewing Co. is the newest concept from Cowan Roberts, a partnership behind three other businesses operating in Bishop Arts: A.J. Vagabonds, Oddfellows and ..read more
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