Denton County Brewing Company is the brainchild of Seth and Jen Morgan. The husband and wife initially envisioned the brewery as “Denton’s second living room”, where Denton residents can “(hang) out on your couch”. These days, they call it Denton’s “adult playground (with) board games, trivia nights, delicious appetizers, and the coolest bar staff”.The brewery has been serving craft beers “born and brewed in Denton” since 2017. Besides their house brews, they also serve a selection of wine, sake, ciders, and beers from other local breweries. For $1,000, customers can buy a “Biersal”. With reference to German mythical folklore, Biersal members get a free beer for life. The “Augustine – The Extended Experience” at $295, meanwhile, gives members discounts to beers and early access to new beer releases, among other benefits.
Barley & Board is recognized as Denton's first Gastropub and is located in a historic building that dates back to 1858 at the heart of downtown Denton. The restaurant boasts an original brick interior walls and an "elegant" and "serene" atmosphere. It offers an ever-changing menu deeply influenced by seasonal and fresh, high-quality ingredients in harmony with handcrafted brews. The menu showcases New American cuisine, featuring small plates like "truffled portobello fries", boards like "charcuterie", soups like "tomato bisque", salads like "chicken goat", sandwiches like "the cuban", and main dishes like "curried shrimp & grits". The menu also highlights an extensive selection of cocktails, beer, and wine, along with a variety of non-alcoholic drinks.
It was a long road to opening their own brewery for Armadillo Ale Works founders Bobby Mullins and Yianni Arestis. The brewery finally opened its doors on June 1, 2018, but their story starts much earlier. It actually starts in 2010 when the resilient duo won a grant to pursue their dream of brewing their own beers. Since then, they’ve run a successful Kickstarter campaign, had a location deal that went south, and overcame alienating their fans because of a supply disruption. Uniquely, the brewery claims the distinction of having won prestigious industry awards without ever having its own brewing facility.Now settled at their Denton location, they continue to craft their award-winning beers and sodas. They even brew coffee at the taproom. The space is also available for special event venue rentals, with liquid refreshments from the brewery, of course.
Brewing up some fantastic beer in Gainesville, Texas, Krootz Brewing Company is an “independent craft brewery” offering traditional and experimental ales and lagers in a nice laid back atmosphere. They have an “outstanding selection of great beers” from blond ale, pale ale, IPA, Peter and stout. They make the best stout and vanilla porter! Whether you like darks, lights, or something new, they have something to fulfill your pallet. They also have some great eats to go with it! You can choose from one of their pub favorites or create your own! Believe it or not, these go great with one of their cold craft beers! At Krootz Brewing Company, you get the small town vibe and the most friendly bartenders in town.
Skott and Bryan Knowles are brothers and both share a passion for craft beers. Together with brother-in-law Chaz, the husband of their sister Kristy, they started homebrewing at Bryan’s kitchen. Bit by bit, they’ve expanded their operations to accommodate bigger tanks and capacities. They’ve even thought of knocking down walls in their houses to realize their dreams.Skott and Bryan Knowles are now deep in the process of realizing Knowles Brothers Craft Brewing’s commercial operations. They’ve been popping up at different events around North Texas, and letting others sample their brews. Their mission is “to brew a wide range of excellent and innovative craft brews”.