Brewer Matt Reynolds draws a glass of Golden Triangle at Malai Kitchen Southlake on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Southlake, Texas.

Brewer Matt Reynolds draws a glass of Golden Triangle at Malai Kitchen Southlake on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Southlake, Texas.

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Fort Worth foodies with a hunger for Southeast Asian cuisine have a new destination to get their fix -- complete with house-brewed beer.

Malai Kitchen opened a new brewpub at the Shop at Clearfork development on Oct. 9, its third in North Texas behind Dallas and Southlake. Like its predecessors, this Malai Kitchen will serve dishes inspired by owners Braden and Yasmin Wages' travels to Southeast Asia, such as Thai coconut soup, iron pot green curry chicken and Vietnamese pork ribs.

Malai Kitchen (Fort Worth)

The location, which inhabits 3,000 square feet in the development, is outfitted with a half-barrel brewing system to serve guests beer made onsite by head brewer Matt Reynolds. The brewpub's signature: Bia Hoi, a Vietnamese light lager that's traditionally drunk from sun-up to sundown.

Malai Kitchen opened its first location in Uptown Dallas in 2011, but it wasn't until three years later that the restaurant began brewing beer. Drinkers may find a coconut-chili-chocolate porter, an India pale ale with ginger and galangal, and a dry-hopped saison, in addition to seasonally rotating brews.

Besides beer, Malai Kitchen has robust cocktail and wine programs. Wine even comes by the flight at some locations.

In Fort Worth, the restaurant seats 76 patrons and has an outdoor patio.

Malai Kitchen is one of the first restaurants to open at the Shops at Clearfork. The development, which is anchored by a 95,000-square-foot Neiman Marcus, also boasts a Joy Macarons and Starbucks, and retail shops like a Tesla showroom, Tory Burch and Z Gallerie. Many others are on the way.

Malai Kitchen, 5289 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth. malaikitchen.com.

Here are grilled tiger prawns: coconut-marinated Texas Gulf prawns with pomelo salad and cilantro-pesto rice, as prepared at the Malai Kitchen Restaurant in the West Village in Dallas.

Here are grilled tiger prawns: coconut-marinated Texas Gulf prawns with pomelo salad and cilantro-pesto rice, as prepared at the Malai Kitchen Restaurant in the West Village in Dallas.

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