The good news for Deep Ellum just won't stop coming. Fresh on the heels of the news that barbecue gods Pecan Lodge are moving from the farmers market to Main Street this summer, CultureMap's Teresa Gubbins reveals that a beer power trio has big plans for a space just down the block: a brewpub. Pretty exciting news, especially because as Gubbins points out, the only existing brewpubs in the area "are big chains like Gordon Biersch and Humperdink's."
The three names behind BrainDead Brewing will be familiar to any serious craft beer drinker in DFW: Sam Wynne, owner of Fort Worth's Rodeo Goat and son of Shannon Wynne (Meddlesome Moth, The Flying Saucer, Lark on the Park, et al); Drew Huerter, former brewmaster at Deep Ellum Brewing Co.; and Jeff Fryman, a cicerone (basically a beer sommelier) who did time at the craft beer-heavy Common Table. What to expect from BrainDead?
· The brewpub will "feature 42 taps, a dozen of which are their own beers made onsite."
· Thanks to recent law changes, the beer will be available to-go in addition to being consumed on-site.
· The trio is currently chef hunting, but plans to keep the menu small (around 11 items) to keep the focus on the beer.
· The 5,000-plus square foot space "will include a bar, dining room and a brewing room with a glass wall that's visible to diners."
· Look for BrainDead to debut spring 2014 in the 2600 block of Main Street.
· Craft Beer Savants to Open BrainDead Brewpub in Deep Ellum [CultureMap]
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