Neighborhood craft beer bar The Brass Tap opening at Rockwall Harbor Sept. 21

Neighborhood craft beer bar The Brass Tap opening at Rockwall Harbor Sept. 21

ROCKWALL, TX – September 16, 2020 — A Rockwall businessman will open an upscale, neighborhood craft beer bar at The Harbor on Monday, Sept. 21. Ridham Bhatt, who runs the Cold Stone Creamery at The Harbor along with his wife Helat, invites the community to the opening of The Brass Tap (2075 Summer Lee Dr. […]

Good Brew: When a ‘beercation’ tour leads to a book

Good Brew: When a ‘beercation’ tour leads to a book

When Jason and I headed to Fort Collins, Colorado this summer neither of us had any idea that it would lead to a childhood dream coming to fruition. We have a “deal” that formed years ago as we started taking “beercations.”  For every brewery tour that Jason wants to go on, I get to shop […]

Hops: The Magical Beer Flower

Hops: The Magical Beer Flower

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 29, 2019) We all know someone who is a self-professed “Hop Head” – not to be mistaken with “Pot Head.”  While this plant is a cousin to Cannabis, it does not contain any THC. So what is the deal with this magical beer ingredient?  Hops are flowers from the plant Humulus […]

Saison — The Original Homebrew

Saison — The Original Homebrew

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 29, 2019) Many beer styles have interesting origins, but none have a story quite like saison.  Saison is a Belgian style from the French speaking region of Wallonia.  Saison translates to “season” in English. Traditionally home brewed on farms in the winter, fermented and aged during the colder months, then brought […]

The Tortoise and The Hare: A Beer Geeks Fable

The Tortoise and The Hare: A Beer Geeks Fable

(ROCKWALL, TX) What is a lager? What is an ale? Is there a difference? A common misconception is that lagers and ales are beer styles, when they are actually different classifications of beer. Much the same way you could classify animals as mammals and reptiles. The difference between lagers and ales is what type of […]

City council tables public hearing on proposed brewery in downtown Rockwall

City council tables public hearing on proposed brewery in downtown Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 17, 2018) After a lengthy discussion during its July 16th meeting, the Rockwall city council decided to table the public hearing on the Specific Use Permit for the proposed Siren Rock Brewing Company in the downtown district. The proposed brewery would be located directly across the street from City Hall, just […]

New craft beer and bottle shop opening in downtown Rockwall

New craft beer and bottle shop opening in downtown Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 30, 2018) Local business owner Deidra Roe and her husband Jason Roe are brewing up a new store in downtown Rockwall that’s sure to bring out the “beer geek” in everyone. Located at the site of Deidra’s former business, Dee Dee Style, at 105 S. San Jacinto on the downtown Rockwall […]

New additions, classic traditions at Royse City’s 25th Annual FunFest

New additions, classic traditions at Royse City’s 25th Annual FunFest

ROYSE CITY, TX (July 23, 2014) The annual Royse City FunFest is back and bigger than ever on Saturday, October 18. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the festival will include several brand new features in addition to all of its classic traditions. Royse City Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Julia Bryant said this will […]

North Texas Beer Week returns this fall

North Texas Beer Week returns this fall

DALLAS, TX (July 24, 2014) North Texas Beer Week returns this year on Friday, October 31 and will run through Sunday, November 9. The 10-day celebration of craft beer in North Texas features hundreds of events with local, regional and national craft breweries. Events will take place all across DFW, and updated event details will […]