The company, which received a special permit to open in 2014, hosted a soft opening on May 2, which was supposed to be an isolated opportunity for locals samples the goods. But because of the positive response, owners Jeff Douglas and Andrew Smeeton decided to open the doors every Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
Douglas says he is planning a grand opening soiree with barbecue and live music for a yet-to-be-determined date in mid-June. But for now thirsty hopheads can come hang out on the patio or in the taproom, where they'll find mismatched furniture, corn hole and giant Jenga, and sample the three to four beers available.
"We have three staple beers and usually one specialty beer, which changes every week," Douglas said.
The staple beers include Royal Flush Red, an Irish red ale; Black Jack Brown, an English-style brown ale; and Two Pairs Pale Ale. Drinkers can expect more English styles from this operation since Smeeton, the head brewer who attains 25 years experience, is from England.
And bet your bottom dollar, all the beer names are casino-themed.
Four Bullets is currently brewing on a 5-barrel system in 2,600 square-foot warehouse located off North Central Expressway and Arapaho Road in Richardson. Saturday tastings cost a $10 entry fee, which includes three free pints of beer. If a fourth brew is available, patrons can purchase it separately, said Douglas. Tours are offered once an hour.
Douglas hopes to extend open hours to Thursday and Friday evenings "very soon."
If you can't make it on the weekend, Four Bullets is also on tap at a handful of establishments in Richardson, including Alamo Drafthouse, Haystack Burgers and Barley, Line Bar and Grill, and Tavern on Main Street. The brewery has a launch party on May 27 at Craft and Growler, and plans to distribute to more Dallas bars once it has the capacity to do so.
"We don't want to over-promise," Douglas said, adding the primary focus is distribution in Richardson. "We want to be known as a neighborhood bar."
640 N. Interurban St., Richardson. fourbulletsbrewery.com.