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The brewery that started it all
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13 Essential Dallas Breweries

Where to drink the city's best beer

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As much as Texans love beer, it's no surprise that the craft beer boom would hit North Texas as hard as it has. What started off as a few home brewers pursuing their collective passions has become a thriving craft beer industry, with dozens of new styles and flavors to choose from.

Because you need literally no excuse to go drink copious amounts of locally-brewed beer, scope out this guide to Dallas' essential breweries. From IPAs and rich stouts to crisp and fruity ciders, these 12 breweries have a brew that's right for you.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 903 Brewers

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1720 S Elm St
Sherman, TX 75090
The beers produced out of this Sherman brewery are the epitome of local, as the community helped head brewer Jeremy Roberts decide from more than 100 different concoctions which ones were a hit. So now you’ll find flavors like coconut in The Chosen One, or toasted pecans in the Crackin’ Up pecan porter. It's a bit of a drive up 75, but you can tour the brewery for free on most Saturdays.
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2. Armadillo Ale Works

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122 N Locust St
Denton, TX 76201
Despite setbacks that have prevented them from brewing in their hometown of Denton, the folks of Armadillo Ale Works continue to rep the Little D with brews like the Greenbelt Farmhouse Ale, and the help of Deep Ellum Brewing Co. on the production end of things.

3. Bishop Cider Co.

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509 N Bishop Ave Ste C
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 364-7728
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Dallas' first cidery so quickly outgrew its Bishop Arts location that it had to expand its production in the Design District. The original Oak Cliff location now serves as a tasting room for signature brews like the sweet and spicy Suicider.

4. Community Beer Company

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1530 Inspiration Dr
Dallas, TX 75207
With a slew of accolades under its belt, Community Beer Co. has more than earned its reputation as one of the most prolific breweries in the area. You can check out how award-winning brews like the Witbier are made weekly during their brewery tours every Saturday.

5. Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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2823 Saint Louis St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 888-3322
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Whether it was by taking the Dallas blonde stereotype and turning it into a brew, or partnering with one of the area’s most popular coffee roasters, DEBC is about as Dallas as a brewery can get.
A pint of beer in a clear glass with a “Deep Ellum Brewing Company” logo. A wall of beer taps is in the background. Deep Ellum Brewing/Facebook

6. Four Corners Brewing Co

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423 Singleton Blvd
Dallas, TX 75212
In addition to a line up of iconic brews like the Notorious O.A.T. and El Chingón, Four Corners makes the drinking process even easier with removable beer can tops.

7. Grapevine Craft Brewery

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906 Jean St
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 488-2337
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Grapevine's first dedicated brewery honors its town's history with brews like the Monarch Pilsner, the Sir William’s English brown ale and the NightWatch oatmeal stout.
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8. Lakewood Brewing Company

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2302 Executive Dr
Garland, TX 75041
This East Dallas staple prides itself on developing new styles of beer, while honoring the precision of craft brewing. From classic, year-round brews like the All Call Kölsch, to more playful flavors like those of the Temptress series, Lakewood has a brew for just about every type of beer drinker. Visit the taproom for a freshly pulled pint, or head to the brewery on the weekends for the full tour.
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9. Noble Rey Brewing Company

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2636 Farrington St
Dallas, TX 75207
The relatively newcomer has made waves with its Steampunk-inspired brews, which you may have seen stacked curiously at your local grocery store. The brewery is open for tours on Saturday, and you can visit the taproom Wednesday-Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

10. Peticolas Brewing Company

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2026 Farrington St
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 234-7600
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Thanks to his law background, owner Michael Peticolas has been able to utilize his experience and passion for brewing on the board of directors for the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, helping to establish his company as a craft beer industry leader. And, the beer – like the uber-popular (and potent) Velvet Hammer – ain't half bad, either. Unlike most breweries, Peticolas is only open to the public for four hours each month, and hosts tours on 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
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11. Rabbit Hole Brewing

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608 Topeka St
Justin, TX 76247
(940) 441-3528
This off the beaten path brewery pays homage to Dallas sports with its Mike Modano's 561 Kolsch style beer, a Beverage Tasting Institute gold award winner. The beer can also be found in their signature beer soap. Yes, you read correctly -- beer soap. The brewery is open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays for tours.

12. Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.

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701 Galveston Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 810-9266
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Each Rahr & Sons beer embodies the spirit of Fort Worth by focusing on tradition and classic styles and flavors, from the Texas Red amber lager to the Rahr’s Blonde helles lager. Should you find yourself in FTW, you can tour the brewery and score three beer samples for $10 on the weekends.
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13. Braindead Brewing

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2625 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(469) 286-9005
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The rise of the brewpub means excellent things for people who enjoy killer food alongside their craft beers, and Braindead certainly brings both to the table. Try the smooth & drinkable Gritz Cream Ale if you're looking for something a bit lighter before moving your way up the bitterness scale to beers like the India Red Ale.

1. 903 Brewers

1720 S Elm St, Sherman, TX 75090
903 Brewers/Facebook
The beers produced out of this Sherman brewery are the epitome of local, as the community helped head brewer Jeremy Roberts decide from more than 100 different concoctions which ones were a hit. So now you’ll find flavors like coconut in The Chosen One, or toasted pecans in the Crackin’ Up pecan porter. It's a bit of a drive up 75, but you can tour the brewery for free on most Saturdays.
1720 S Elm St
Sherman, TX 75090

2. Armadillo Ale Works

122 N Locust St, Denton, TX 76201
Despite setbacks that have prevented them from brewing in their hometown of Denton, the folks of Armadillo Ale Works continue to rep the Little D with brews like the Greenbelt Farmhouse Ale, and the help of Deep Ellum Brewing Co. on the production end of things.
122 N Locust St
Denton, TX 76201

3. Bishop Cider Co.

509 N Bishop Ave Ste C, Dallas, TX 75208
Dallas' first cidery so quickly outgrew its Bishop Arts location that it had to expand its production in the Design District. The original Oak Cliff location now serves as a tasting room for signature brews like the sweet and spicy Suicider.
509 N Bishop Ave Ste C
Dallas, TX 75208

4. Community Beer Company

1530 Inspiration Dr, Dallas, TX 75207
With a slew of accolades under its belt, Community Beer Co. has more than earned its reputation as one of the most prolific breweries in the area. You can check out how award-winning brews like the Witbier are made weekly during their brewery tours every Saturday.
1530 Inspiration Dr
Dallas, TX 75207

5. Deep Ellum Brewing Company

2823 Saint Louis St, Dallas, TX 75226
A pint of beer in a clear glass with a “Deep Ellum Brewing Company” logo. A wall of beer taps is in the background. Deep Ellum Brewing/Facebook
Whether it was by taking the Dallas blonde stereotype and turning it into a brew, or partnering with one of the area’s most popular coffee roasters, DEBC is about as Dallas as a brewery can get.
2823 Saint Louis St
Dallas, TX 75226

6. Four Corners Brewing Co

423 Singleton Blvd, Dallas, TX 75212
In addition to a line up of iconic brews like the Notorious O.A.T. and El Chingón, Four Corners makes the drinking process even easier with removable beer can tops.
423 Singleton Blvd
Dallas, TX 75212

7. Grapevine Craft Brewery

906 Jean St, Grapevine, TX 76051
Grapevine Craft Brewery/Facebook
Grapevine's first dedicated brewery honors its town's history with brews like the Monarch Pilsner, the Sir William’s English brown ale and the NightWatch oatmeal stout.
906 Jean St
Grapevine, TX 76051

8. Lakewood Brewing Company

2302 Executive Dr, Garland, TX 75041
Lakewood Brewing Company/Facebook
This East Dallas staple prides itself on developing new styles of beer, while honoring the precision of craft brewing. From classic, year-round brews like the All Call Kölsch, to more playful flavors like those of the Temptress series, Lakewood has a brew for just about every type of beer drinker. Visit the taproom for a freshly pulled pint, or head to the brewery on the weekends for the full tour.
2302 Executive Dr
Garland, TX 75041

9. Noble Rey Brewing Company

2636 Farrington St, Dallas, TX 75207
The relatively newcomer has made waves with its Steampunk-inspired brews, which you may have seen stacked curiously at your local grocery store. The brewery is open for tours on Saturday, and you can visit the taproom Wednesday-Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
2636 Farrington St
Dallas, TX 75207

10. Peticolas Brewing Company

2026 Farrington St, Dallas, TX 75207
Peticolas Brewing Company/Facebook
Thanks to his law background, owner Michael Peticolas has been able to utilize his experience and passion for brewing on the board of directors for the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, helping to establish his company as a craft beer industry leader. And, the beer – like the uber-popular (and potent) Velvet Hammer – ain't half bad, either. Unlike most breweries, Peticolas is only open to the public for four hours each month, and hosts tours on 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
2026 Farrington St
Dallas, TX 75207

11. Rabbit Hole Brewing

608 Topeka St, Justin, TX 76247
This off the beaten path brewery pays homage to Dallas sports with its Mike Modano's 561 Kolsch style beer, a Beverage Tasting Institute gold award winner. The beer can also be found in their signature beer soap. Yes, you read correctly -- beer soap. The brewery is open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays for tours.
608 Topeka St
Justin, TX 76247

12. Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.

701 Galveston Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Rahr & Sons/Facebook
Each Rahr & Sons beer embodies the spirit of Fort Worth by focusing on tradition and classic styles and flavors, from the Texas Red amber lager to the Rahr’s Blonde helles lager. Should you find yourself in FTW, you can tour the brewery and score three beer samples for $10 on the weekends.
701 Galveston Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104

13. Braindead Brewing

2625 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
The rise of the brewpub means excellent things for people who enjoy killer food alongside their craft beers, and Braindead certainly brings both to the table. Try the smooth & drinkable Gritz Cream Ale if you're looking for something a bit lighter before moving your way up the bitterness scale to beers like the India Red Ale.
2625 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226

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