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I’ve always loved maps - I like to know where I am, what’s around me, where is the sea and the nearest mountain. Then I developed an interest for illustrative maps and historical ones. I imagine these people travelling the land, drawing rivers and hills, defining territories for this clan and this one for this lord.
We were on a visit to Dallas in the last weeks and were amazed at the choice, quality and popularity of the local craft beers. Basically every pub had their choice of crafts, with supermarkets promoting the local drinks like mad.
Some of our favourites:
Grapevine Craft Brewery
Est. April 2013
Grapevine Craft Brewery was only the second brewery on record to raise more than $60,000 through a crowd-funding campaign. Prior to getting into the craft beer business, Humble was a pastor for 15 years. He has hired Caton Orrell as head brewer, who previously worked at Boulevard Brewing Co. in Kansas City. They hope to open their new brewery in late December of 2014 but might have beer on taps by the end of October.
Four Corners Brewing Co.
Est. September 2012
Four Corners Brewing Co. is located just west of downtown Dallas, across the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and in a large, open-air brewery. Head brewer John Sims worked at several brewpubs more than a decade ago during the first craft beer boom in Dallas. Local Buzz, Red's Roja, El Chingón, Block Party and Paletero can be found at more than 100 restaurants and bars in North Texas.
Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.
Est. July 2004
Rahr sometimes uses the tag line "the brand new beer with a 150-year history" as a token to founder Fritz Rahr's German brewer lineage. Rahr is distributed throughout much of Texas and in 2012 won a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival for Iron Thistle. The Fort Worth brewery's full lineup includes five year-rounds and seven seasonal beers. Laid-back brewery tours that resemble community block parties helped arouse a loyal craft beer movement in North Texas.
Also the craft beer from The Independent Ale Works Co is awesome and hard to find...
Big thanks to the Dallas observer for the breweries description and details.
At MiniCorp we're always on the hunt for the next piece of inspirational content. We love to listen to different podcasts in the office over our Sonos setup. One podcast that we've came across recently is Working Out.