Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Deep Ellum Brewing Company

DALLAS - Another new craft brewery called Deep Ellum Brewing Company is in the late development and planning stages for the Deep Ellum entertainment district of east Dallas.

Owner John Reardon is already searching for a professional brewer and staff, and hopes to be open by spring 2011.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Austin New Brewery Roundup


AUSTIN - Lee Nichols of the Austin Chronicle sums up the local new breweries expected to open soon in the Hill Country with his piece, "Beer in Bloom."

Included in this profile are breweries presently in the construction stage such as Jester King Craft Brewery, Circle Brewing, South Austin Brewing, Pecan Street Brewing, Hops and Grain, and Thirsty Planet Brewing, and even enterprises still in the planning and fundraising stages such as Orf Brewing, Moonlight Tower Brewing and Twisted X Brewing (formerly Barbed Wire Brewing).

Friday, June 18, 2010

Rahr & Sons Resumes Brewing

FORT WORTH - Brought to a halt from a snowy roof collapse months ago, Rahr & Sons Brewing has finally finished repairs and is brewing once again in their newly refurbished site in Fort Worth.

The new facilities include many new amenities and layout improvements that were able to be made during reconstruction. A new bottling line has yet to be installed but kegs should once again be moving out the door soon.

No word yet on resuming their popular Saturday tours and tastings. Construction has left the surrounding industrial area fairly rough, and they are awaiting some remediation before hosting the expected crowds once again.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Saint Arnold Celebrates 16 Years

HOUSTON - Saint Arnold Brewing Company celebrated its 16th anniversary this weekend with events both at their newly occupied facilities as well as corresponding events in other cities.

The celebrations include the third annual Saint Arnold Olympics at the Houston brewery location as well as a downtown Austin pub crawl on June 19th and special keg tappings all week at select locations in Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Dallas/Fort Worth.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Armadillo Ale Works

DENTON - Former professional brewer Bobby Mullins announced via Facebook/Twitter that he will open a brewpub in Denton called Armadillo Ale Works. The brewpub is still in the planning and development stages, and no opening date has been set.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Barbed Wire Brewing Name Change

AUSTIN - Startup brewery Barbed Wire Brewing was forced to abandon their name after receiving legal papers from Sutter Home, who is attempting to trademark their Barbed Wire wine, as reported by Patrick Beach of the Austin American-Statesman this week.

Rather than enter a struggle for the legal rights, owner Jim Sampson and his partners decided an easier course of action was to change the name of their enterprise to Twisted X Brewing Company. This brewery is still in the planning and development stages.