Barley & Board opened this week as the first independent brewpub to operate in Denton. Located directly on the historic county square in the old Texas Building, the new gastropub is a joint project among owners John “Sparky” Pearson, Eric Pulido and actor Jason Lee.
Derrick Rima of Four Corners Brewing Company will act as head brewer and Chad Kelley formerly of the Meddlesome Moth will run the kitchen. Rima does not intend to leave his brewing position at Four Corners Brewing but instead host guest brewers from time to time for house-branded beers.
Barley & Board’s first batches should be available later this month.