You can find Martin House creations all across the metroplex, and for good reason: they offer a diverse and savory slate of brews befitting any fun outing with the crew. Try the True Love Raspberry Sour Ale, a brew that, true to its name, will have you feeling lovestruck.
This brewery hosts open houses every Saturday and partners with local charities, but never fear, the focus is still on beer. Community Beer Co. has its own yeast lab and brews up unique concoctions like its Barrel-Aged Legion—a Russian stout—and the seasonal Funnel Cake ale. State Fair season just got a lot more fun and a little less healthy.
Downtown Waxahachie is home to so much Texas history, and you’re bound to make some memories of your own at Railport Brewing. Join the gang at Railport for a Saturday tour, and be sure to sample the frighteningly good Railyard Ghost—a wheat ale infused with oats, spices and a tinge of ale.
Most establishments would settle for just being a great brewery, but BrainDead became a great restaurant, too! Their burgers and sandwiches pair well with just about any of their original brews, but my personal favorite is We Own the Night, an Imperial Stout with just the right amount of coffee.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a bar that doesn’t house Deep Ellum Brewing’s signature Deep Ellum IPA. However, if you’re looking to mix it up, give the Cherry Chocolate Stout a try. Cherry, chocolate and beer—now there’s a combo worth a trek from just about anywhere.
The crew at Panther Island is so kind that they go out of their way to illustrate which of their can’t-miss creations pairs with what kind of food. Case in point: The American Wheat Ale, which pairs perfectly with a couple of quesadillas. This is one brewery that’d be worth the trip even if it was on an actual island!
Founded by a lawyer and a medical logistics pro, Legal Draft Beer Co. proves every Texan has the right to delicious craft beer. You can get just and more when you join a taproom tour and try their Accused Amber Ale or Legal Blonde Ale. DFW—you’ve been served. In like, the most delicious, best way possible.