The northern suburb of Allen will get its first craft brewery this summer with the debut of Nine Band Brewing Co., so named for the nine bands on an armadillo.
Construction on the brewery and showroom is now underway, with a groundbreaking ceremony held just last week at the site near Central Expressway and Bethany Road.
Owner Keith Ashley and brewmaster Jack Sparks clearly have big plans for Nine Band; Ashley tells the Dallas Business Journal, "Everyone feels like Shiner is the craft beer in Texas and we'd like to produce 40 percent of their volume in the next five years."
Keep tabs on the brewery's progress via Nine Band's Facebook and Twitter.
· Nine Band Brewing Co. to Build Craft Brewery in Allen [DBJ]
· Nine Band Brewing [Facebook]
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