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: https://rahrbrewing.com/
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 http://www.deepellumbrewing.com/.
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: http://martinhousebrewing.com/
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 https://fcbrewing.com/.
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: https://www.peticolasbrewing.com/.
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