Head brewer Austin Jones left Zio Carlo Magnolia Brew Pub in December after two years to pursue further personal projects. Brewing duties have been taken up by founder Carlo Galotto, manager Adam Gonzales and their staff.
Two North Texas brewers and one Austin brewer jointly filed suit against the state of Texas in an effort to overturn legislation passed last year that limits the distribution rights for their products. The owners of Peticolas Brewing, Revolver Brewing and Austin’s Live Oak Brewing claim that changes introduced in 2013 violate the state constitution … Continue reading
Reds Roadhouse added brewpub operations to their facilities in Kennedale this month with the debut of their house-brewed beers last weekend. The brewing duties are handled by first-time brewer Lyle Valentich. Reds Roadhouse opened in May 2012 as a restaurant, bar and live music venue with a Texas roadhouse theme.
Small Brewpub opened this week in Dallas’ Oak Cliff neighborhood. Founder and head brewer Aaron Garcia has paired with Misti Norris, formerly of FT33, for a seasonally inspired menu with a mix of house-brewed and commercial craft beers and cocktails.
Rowlett’s FireWheel Brewing relocated to a new production brewery as part of their commercial expansion. Still within the city of Rowlett, the new facility more than doubles their available space and, with a new 15-barrel brewing system, enables them to better meet growing consumer demand. The new brewery location also includes room for an expected commercial … Continue reading
On page 114, Jason van Gilder’s name is omitted from the list of Rahr & Sons brewers. Van Gilder was employed at Rahr & Sons Brewing during 2008-2009, and was also employed at Lakewood Brewing as lead brewer from 2012-2014.
The Texas Ale Project opened in Dallas’ Design District in mid November. Founders Brent Thompson and Kat Stevens hired German native and Weihenstephan graduate Jan Matysiak, formerly of Austin’s Live Oak Brewing and Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Brewing, as their head brewer. Texas Ale Project was formerly known during development as Reunion Brewing Company.
Co-founder and brewer Michael Harper parted ways with Panther Island Brewing in August over an unspecified disagreement with investors. Harper was an original part of the brewery during its years of development and opening last June, and his future involvement with the local brewing industry is uncertain.
“The release of North Texas Beer is timely. As co-authors Paul Hightower and Brian Brown state in their introduction, the beer industry has grown exponentially in North Texas over the past two years. Against the backdrop of this renaissance, the co-authors provide a rich historical primer on our region’s on-again/off-again love affair with malt beverages…” Continue … Continue reading
On page 133, Lakewood Brewing owner Wim Bens’ name is misspelled.