Rick Ali, co-owner of Lone Star Taps and Caps in Lewisville and Lonestar Beverages in Carrollton.

Rick Ali, co-owner of Lone Star Taps and Caps in Lewisville and Lonestar Beverages in Carrollton.

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Denton beer drinkers will soon have multiple places to fill growlers around the square. In addition to the previously reported growler bar and filling station, the Bearded Monk, the father-son duo behind Lewisville's Lone Star Taps & Caps recently announced an expansion into the college town.

The new bar will be called Lone Star Taps and Caps Denton, and it marks the third beer-centric venture for owners Rick and Sam Ali, who also own Lonestar Beverages bottle shop in Carrollton.

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Taps and Caps Denton will marry the owners' previous two concepts, says Rick -- it will be a craft beer growler bar as well as retail shop. He's planning for 50 rotating draft taps and more 500 bottles to fill the space, located at the corner of Carroll Boulevard and Hickory Street, slightly removed from the Denton Square.

"We want to provide you everything you could possibly need as a craft beer drinker," he says.

The owners are currently awaiting the proper permits to begin construction, but say they hope to be open by Halloween.

At 3,000 square feet, Taps and Caps Denton is larger than its predecessor in Lewisville, so ambiance will be more important than ever, Rick says. He's contracted local firm planB (Velvet Taco, Whiskey Cake) to design the space, which he says will be "pretty swanky." In addition to the bar, preliminary plans call for a lounge and maybe a private room for events. There will also be a walk-up window where thirsty hopheads will be able to order growlers to-go on the fly.

The expansion comes less than a year after Lone Star Taps and Caps opened in Lewisville, but according to Rick, a spot in Denton was always in the cards. 

"Denton is a growing city," he says. It's "creating a real craft beer destination for North Texas."

Denton will be the second branch location for Taps and Caps, but Rick promises there are more to come. He said Fort Worth is next on the docket, but the goal is to open six or seven more in 2016.

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