Cowtown Brewing Company opened this past weekend on East Belknap Street, close to Fort Worth’s historic downtown. The location will operate as a brewpub taproom with eventual plans to offer a full barbecue menu. Owner and head brewer Shawn Kidwell began as a local homebrewer, and has professional experience that includes work as assistant brewer at … Continue reading
HopFusion Ale Works opened their new brewery and taproom on Fort Worth’s near Southside this month. The brewery is a collaboration among local homebrewers Macy Moore, Matt Hill and Chuck Epperson. HopFusion beers have been commercially available on a limited basis at select Fort Worth beer bars since June, brewed under license on the owner’s homebrewing equipment as … Continue reading
Wild Acre Brewing Company opened this weekend on the south side of Fort Worth’s downtown, occupying the site of the old Ranch Style Beans factory. The brewery is a venture of John Pritchett, a former senior manager for local beer distributor Ben E. Keith, along with head brewer Mike Kraft, formerly of TwoRows, Lagunitas and … Continue reading
Fort Worth’s Bearded Eel Craft Brewery announced that it will close at the end of this month after little more than one year in business. Owners and brewers B.J. and Becky Burnett cited the continued stress and financial concerns as reasons for the closure, and plan to continue to be active in the local craft brewing … Continue reading
Fort Worth’s Zio Carlo Magnolia Brew Pub has renamed and rebranded itself as Chimera Brewing Company. The move comes after the departure of brewer Austin Jones and a desire for a fresh image and identity for the brewpub after several difficult years in business.
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.
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 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
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.
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