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Brick & Forge Brew Works

Craft Brewery in Abilene - 13.62 mi

Brick & Forge Brew Works began as a tiny operation in Harrison, Arkansas. The brewery later expanded to Paragould, AR and Abilene, TX. The brewery operates closely with the Brick Oven Pizza Company, which has 11 other pizza locations across Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, and Mississippi. Only the three locations, however, offer craft beers on the menu. The brewery started in 2012, long after the Brick Oven Pizza, which started in 2004. Brick & Forge's hand crafted brews, however, intend to complement Brick Oven's pizza menu. The brewery acquired a separate identity to allow it to be distributed even to competing pizza places. Each location of Brick & Forge has its own brewmaster, and don’t always have the same beers on tap. However, the brewmasters share recipes with one another, and have five staples on hand – an IPA, a pale ale, a porter, a blonde, and a brown ale.

Grain Theory

Craft Brewery in Abilene - 16.36 mi

Grain Theory is a brewpub in a newly renovated downtown Abilene building. Spanning 5,000 square feet, Grain Theory occupies the entire 2nd floor of the Motis Building. Owned and operated by Jeramie Sivley, Matthew Cogburn, and David Kasselman, the trio opened a “community-focused brewery”. It has a working brewery, a taproom with an industrial vibe, a kitchen, and a coffee bar. With a wraparound balcony on two sides, the taproom also provides outdoor seating. All accomplished and award-winning homebrewers, the three owners met at the local home brewing club, Big Country Homebrewers.  

Pappy Slokum Brewing Co

Craft Brewery in Abilene - 16.77 mi

Pappy Slokum Brewing Company is a small production brewery in the heart of Abilene, dedicated to the principles that the beers they offer will be well crafted and very flavorful. The company was formed in 2011 when three partners came together to create uncompromised, “high quality artisan ales and lagers” in West and Central Texas. The team brings 37 years of brewing experience to the craft brewing industry with a combined “50 award winning beers along with 5 Brewmaster of year titles” collectively. From the ice cold, easy drinking Local Yella, malty and dark McPappy's 80 Shilling to the Tom 23 whose flavors hit you like a shot from a hop howitzer, Pappy promises to deliver the flavor that their customers love!

Sockdolager Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in Abilene - 16.79 mi

Established in 2017, Sockdolager Brewing Company provides a consistent, unique, and quality product, using only the best ingredients, for their friends, family and anyone else who wants to join in. It is located in Abilene, Texas, and they would love to share their passion for brewing with you! Head Brewer, James Bridwell has a certain affinity for the beverages they sell at the brewery and works to ensure that the liquid in your glass is exactly what it's supposed to be. With a tip o’ the cap to tradition and a keen eye set on innovation, Sockdolager Brewing Company seek to provide beverages worth gathering around, beverages that inspire community and conversation, and beverages that are a real Sockdolager.

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