Dallas-Fort Worth's craft beer scene has been on a hot streak, with 10 brewery openings in 2016. This year, the industry didn't show signs of slowing.
Fifteen new microbreweries and brewpubs opened or plan to open by the end of the year, boosting the total count of local beer producers to about 60. That's a lot of new suds to wrap your palate around, so we'd like to introduce you to the Class of 2017 brewers. Keep these in mind the next time you go for a local pint.
Harvest Seasonal Kitchen
Began brewing: January
Since opening in 2014, Harvest restaurant has become a mainstay on McKinney's downtown square. This year, managers decided to add house-brewed beer to the menu. Harvest's operation is small -- the team recently upgraded to a one-barrel system -- so drinkers probably won't find more than one house beer on tap at a time. They will, however, find consistently rotating offerings that use seasonal ingredients, many grown in Collin County. Recent recipes include two collaboration brews, a honey spelt beer and an altbier, with the local Franconia Brewing Co.
112 E. Louisiana St., McKinney. 214-726-0251. Find hours and more info at harvesttx.com.
Good Neighbor Brews
Husband-and-wife duo Darin Petersen and Jill Bresnan are proof that beer brings people together. They began brewing in Wylie in hopes of being a place that brings their community together, as well. Good Neighbor Brews' year-round lineup includes Slim Sweetness blonde ale, Nickelville IPA, and Jackalope Stout. Its rye ale M'Rye, ah! is named for their daughter.
211 Regency Drive, Wylie. 972-905-5378. Find hours and more info at goodneighborbrews.com.
Hemisphere Brewing Co.
Brandon Mullins and Ruben Garcia began playing music together in 1998, and shortly after getting to know one another, they realized they shared another passion: beer. More than a decade later, the two are the owners of Hemisphere Brewing Co. in Rockwall, where patrons can stop by to try the house beers Thursday through Saturday. Current offerings include Straight Dope Northeastern IPA and Shiver blueberry wheat.
2015 Kristy Lane, Rockwall. 972-722-4535. Find hours and more info at hemispherebrewing.com.
Pegasus City Brewery
With the addition of Pegasus City Brewery this spring, the Dallas Design District solidified its reputation as a bona fide brewery district. But don't go looking for an India pale ale here. Co-owner and brewer Will Cotten is admittedly partial to malty flavors, so he plans to showcase recipes with that flavor profile. The brewery launched with its flagship "porch ale" Highpoint, a Belgian tripel, a porter, a black lager and an amber.
2222 Vantage St., Dallas. 972-366-7722. Find hours and more info at pegasuscitybrewery.com.
Outlaw Cider Co.
No beer here, but visitors to downtown Grapevine can indulge in a hard cider at the local Outlaw Cider Co. After several years as proprietors of Sloan and Williams Winery, owners Alan Kunst and Ralph Mattison opened the cidery in the space formerly used as their wine tasting room. The cider is currently made in Washington; however, next year Kunst and Mattison plan to produce it locally at a facility they're building in Southlake.
112 E. Texas St., Grapevine. 817-527-7868. Find hours and more info at outlawcider.com.
Denton County Brewing Co.
When the Denton City Council voted in 2015 to change zoning codes for businesses that brew beer commercially, it made way for entrepreneurs like Seth and Jennifer Morgan to bring their boozy ideas downtown. The couple opened Denton County Brewing Co. first as a bar with 24 taps for local and national beers, and began brewing a couple months later. House offerings include an imperial stout, a Belgian quadrupel and a Scotch ale.
200 E. McKinney St., Denton. 940-435-0710. Find hours and more info at dentoncountybrewingco.com.
Landon Winery and Bistro
Began brewing: June
Landon Winery and Bistro was founded in 2005 with a single shop in McKinney. It has since opened two more locations in Greenville and most recently Wylie. The Greenville winery is unique, though, because owners Bob and Katie Landon began brewing beer there this summer. The shop now offers a house blonde ale and bock that drinkers can only get on-site.
2508 Lee St., Greenville. 903-454-7878. Find hours and more info at landonwinery.com.
Dirty Job Brewing
It's a dirty job, but someone's got to brew it. That's the mantra behind the new Dirty Job Brewing in Mansfield. Owners Derek and Lashawn Hubenak and Justin Watson made a name in the homebrew community after snagging several awards for their original recipes. Expect to find some of those award-winners rotate through drafts here, including a raspberry hefeweizen and cantaloupe saison.
117 N. Main St., Mansfield. 682-518-1791. Find hours and more info at dirtyjobbrewing.com.
Malai Kitchen -- Fort Worth
Expected opening: October
Malai Kitchen has built a reputation for its food and beer inspired by Southeast Asia. The restaurant opened its third location in the Shops at Clearfork development in Fort Worth, and like its predecessor in Dallas, the spot has a half-barrel brewing system. (The other location is in Southlake.) For an authentic taste of Vietnam, try the bia hoi, a light lager traditionally served from sun-up to sundown.
5289 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth. 682-707-3959. Find hours and more info at malaikitchen.com.
Expected opening: October
The Castle Hills community in Lewisville will soon have a brewery to call its own. TKO Libations comes from Ty Sefton, Kamel Maude and Cory Kuchinsky, who teamed up for local homebrewing competitions before going pro. Stop by the taproom to try award-winning beers such as gingerbread porter or a house-made soda. The bar will also serve wine and fill growlers and crowlers.
2520 King Arthur Blvd., Suite 109, Lewisville. 469-630-2337. Find hours and more info at tkolibations.com.
Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co.
Expected opening: November
Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co. anchors the new chef-driven food hall at Plano's Legacy West development. Built on the second and third stories of the food hall, it houses a 15-barrel brew house, 16 fermentation and brite tanks that run the length of the building, and a spiral slide that takes brewery tour attendees down one level. (Your pint meets you at the bottom by way of mini beer elevator.) Grab a brew in the taproom, or meander around the first floor to find food from the hall's 20-plus stalls to pair it with.
7800 Windrose Ave., Plano. 469-210-2337. Find hours and more info at unlawfulassembly.com.
Railport Brewing Co.
Expected opening: November
Those planning to visit Waxahachie will soon have an opportunity to try the local beer. Railport Brewing Co. comes from husband-and-wife duo Richard and Shannan Womack, who plan on opening a nanobrewery -- that means tiny -- with a two- or five-barrel brewing system near downtown. Hopheads will find something to love here; Richard plans to do several iterations of India pale ale, including smash, double and New England-style IPAs.
405 W. Madison St., Waxahachie. Find more information at facebook.com/railportbrewing.
Cellarman's Pub and Brewery
Expects to begin brewing: November
For nearly 19 years, Cellarman's Pub has been Sherman's craft beer stalwart, serving brews from across the nation and world. In November, it will begin serving house suds directly from brewing tanks on-site. Owner Randy Derzapf, who is a home brewer of 22 years, recently built an 1,800-square-foot addition to the restaurant where he plans to brew a variety of styles, including Belgian and English ales. If patrons find one they like, they'll be able to have a pint at the bar and take some home in a growler.
2130 Texoma Parkway, Sherman. 903-813-0994. Find hours and more info at facebook.com/cellarmans.
Union Bear Brewing Co.
Expected opening: December
From 2012 to 2014, Union Bear was a Dallas-based gastropub with ambitions of brewing its own beer. It closed before reaching that goal, but the restaurant has new owners and soon a new life in Plano. 33 Restaurant Group is reopening the concept with a 10-barrel brew house at the Boardwalk at Granite Park. In addition to beer, patrons can expect "elevated comfort food with Texas influence," says co-owner Preston Lancaster.
5880 State Highway 121, Suite 101, Plano. Find more info at facebook.com/unionbear.
Parker County Brewing Co.
Expected opening: December
If you've never visited Willow Park, Texas, you might have a new reason. Parker County Brewing Co. is allegedly the first brewery to open in its namesake county since Prohibition. Owners, professors and longtime home brewers Joshua Tarbay and Ryan Stewart are planning to serve their original recipes alongside a menu of Neopolitan pizzas. The brewpub also plans to have a robust cask program, serving many of its house brews on European pub-style beer engines.
225 Shops Blvd., Suite 105-106, Willow Park. Find more info at facebook.com/parkercountybrewingcompany.