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Collective Brewing Project opens

The Collective Brewing Project opened in south Fort Worth in early November. Founders Ryan Deyo and Mike Goldfuss located their new brewery in the industrial district immediately south of I-30, and include an expanded on-site taproom as they operate their production brewery as an extended brewpub. The Collective Brewing Project originally began brewing this past June in a temporary warehouse … Continue reading

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Frisco City Grainworks folds

Frisco City Grainworks abandoned plans for development of their production brewery in Frisco after primary investors withdrew support. Brewer Jonny Daylett left the project in August, and owner David Clark has no immediate plans to pursue further development of the brewery.

Audacity Brew House opens

Audacity Brew House opened in an industrial park in Denton with a grand opening celebration this weekend. A local UNT graduate, owner Scott Lindsey hired Doug Smith as his head brewer, a former brewer at Colorado’s Fort Collins Brewery.

Bearded Eel Craft Brewery opens

Bearded Eel Craft Brewery opened in far north Fort Worth in early October. Owners and brewers B.J. and Becky Burnett built the tiny commercial brewery in an industrial park but hope to eventually move from their current location to a rural farmhouse setting.

Independent Ale Works closes

Independent Ale Works of Krum ceased production in August and has now closed, according to a statement posted on their Facebook account. Owners and brewers Stefen Windham and David Miller opened Independent Ales in March 2013 as a business experiment to see how far their pilot project could proceed without outside funding. Windham will continue brewing as he … Continue reading

The Legacy of North Texas Beer

It seems as if a new brewery pops up in North Texas every month. This hour, Krys Boyd talks about how we transformed from the land of Bud and Coors into one of America’s budding beer capitals with the authors of North Texas Beer: A Full-Bodied History of Brewing in Dallas, Fort Worth and Beyond. “Think,” … Continue reading

Book details history of brewing in Fort Worth and Dallas

“If you are at all interested in local brewing, two area writers are publishing a comprehensive history, North Texas Beer. The authors, Paul Hightower and Brian Brown, go back to the first short-lived attempts to run antebellum suds factories — by a Frenchman who stayed on after the demise of the utopian La Reunion community in … Continue reading

Union Bear closes

The former West Village brewpub and restaurant Union Bear closed at the end of August due to a decline in business. Union Bear opened in February 2012 as a nano-brewpub and craft beer bar but later abandoned its in-house brewing operations to focus on its pizza kitchen and commercial craft beers. The business and concept was … Continue reading

Panther Island Brewing opens

Panther Island Brewing officially opened in Fort Worth in mid June, slowly putting beers on the market ahead of a formal grand opening. Founders and brewers Michael Harper and Ryan McWhorter took over the historic Texas Beer Company location directly north of downtown for their new brewery. Panther Island Brewing was known as Wahoo Brewing during … Continue reading

North Texas Beer: A Full-Bodied History of Brewing in Dallas, Fort Worth and Beyond

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