America's Independence Day is practically a sanctioned beer drinking holiday and this year Dallasites can get a first taste from a new local microbrewery opening the very same day.
After a couple of hurdles -- OK a lot of hurdles -- Noble Rey Brewing Co. is prepared to open its doors in Dallas' Design District on July 4. And the brewery will be hosting a red, white and blue party to celebrate.
Noble Rey inhabits a 8,400-square-foot space in the same neighborhood as the local Peticolas Brewing Co., Community Beer Co. and Texas Ale Project, although it is technically the only brewpub to take root there because of its license.
Right now, Noble Rey is operating on its pilot system, so only a few experimental house-brewed recipes will be available. But the brewpub is serving pints and cans from other local, state and national breweries, including Bishop Cider Co., Four Corners Brewing Co., Real Ale Brewing Co. and Karbach Brewing Co., which just made its way to North Texas this week. Entry to the party is free and beers can be purchased individually for $5.
Here's what else you need to know:
- The party runs from noon to 10 p.m. on July 4
- Not Just Q barbecue food truck will be on-site with eats
- Bands will play at the event beginning at 7 p.m.
Noble Rey co-founder Chris Rigoulot says the 15-barrel brew house will arrive in about two weeks and then he will begin production. Eventually Rigoulot plans to sell six-packs, growlers and crowlers from the taproom, as well as distribute beer to bars in the area.
For more information about the Fourth of July event, follow Noble Rey on Facebook.