If you're a craft beer enthusiast passing through Dallas – Fort
Worth area, you're going to have some tough decisions to make. There
are just too many breweries to hit in one trip. However, we're here
to help with a list containing five of our favorites.
Use the interactive map at the end of the post to find your way, and let
us know how you like the brews!
Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.
You'd be hard pressed to find a heritage of quality microbrews as deep
or strong as that of Rahr & Sons. Founder Fritz Rahr established the
brewery in 2004, as a continuation of the Rahr family's multigenerational
passion for brewing.
Since then, Rahr & Sons has grown from a small 2000 barrel per year
brewery to one that produces well over 20,000 barrels per year. Furthermore,
the brewery has won more than 50 awards for its various beers. This brewery
is a north Texas must-drink!
Find out more here:
Deep Ellum Brewing Co.
As the largest brewery in Dallas, Deep Ellum is positioned not only as
a producer of great beer but also as a hub for local events and a community
gathering place. The brewery crafts a whole slew of delicious beers, too
many to list here.
See a full list of brews, calendar of events, and more at
Martin House Brewing Company
Having just set up shop in 2012, Martin House is already off to a great
start. Their year round brews and seasonal offerings can be found in bars,
restaurants, and retail stores throughout the metroplex. What's more,
Martin House is committed to sustainability and environmental consciousness,
which is why they choose to distribute their brews only in cans, growlers,
or taps – no bottles here.
Check out Martin House for yourself by visiting them online:
Four Corners Brewing Co.
Launched by three friends who met by happenstance at the
Brew Riot in Oak Cliff, Four Corners has taken off and never looked back. The brewery is located
west of downtown Dallas, and its proprietors work hard to gather inspiration
and influence from their surrounding community.
Guests can take a full-on tour of the brewery or simply visit the tasting
room, which is open 7 days per week, to have a cold one. Learn more here
Peticolas Brewing Co.
Great beer can come from unlikely places – unlikely people too. Michael
Peticolas was a fifth generation trial lawyer when he decided to ditch
the courtroom and pursue his passion for crafting high quality beer.
Peticolas brews three outstanding beers year round: an English Pale Ale,
a golden Kolsch, and a killer American IPA. Find out more about the Peticolas
story and the brews that go with it here:
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