Albeit still a few rounds from calling myself a zythophile, local breweries are really creating a beer renaissance in Dallas/Fort Worth. Beer connoisseurs know that good beer is more than just barley malt, hops, yeast, adjuncts and water. Good beer is a potion that makes the imbiber feel relaxed, content and delicious from the inside out. Deep Ellum Brewing Company is one such example. DEBC is just about to debut their newest two beers. Wealth and Taste,Barrel Aged Belgian-style Golden Strong AleBarrel Aged Belgian-style Golden Strong Ale is a seasonal batch, a mixture of beer aged in Chardonnay barrels blended with that of the normal fermentation process. This is the only batch until next year, so come out and savor it at the launch party at The Common Table, on July 31, starting at 5 p.m
Dallas Blonde, an American Blonde Ale, will be available all year long, with its smooth flow and hoppy taste, perky and original. The launch party for Dallas Blonde will be held at the Katy Trail Ice House, August 3, starting at 5 p.m.
Deep Ellum Brewing Company founder and Chief Evangelist-John Reardon, Drew Huerter-Chief Brewer, Jim Piel-Founder and Chief Taster, Scott Frieling-Founder and Chief Hop-Head, are dedicated and have taken a very serious vow-to create, drink and provide the masses of Dallas craftsman beers worthy of local taste buds. No more bad beer! It seems that both they and DEBC’s mouth-watering brews are quite convincing. In their mere six months of business they’ve already won over locals, Dallas bars and even triumphed in getting their brews into golf facilities.
To prove that DEBC has concocted icy cold beers that will rattle your senses, every Thursday from 6:30 to 9pm and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Deep Ellum Brewing Company, at 2823 Saint Louis St. in Dallas, shares its luscious beverages with the public.
For a cover charge of $10, patrons get access to treats from food trucks that could range from hot dogs to ethnic delights to sweets to accompany the real attraction-the beer! A Deep Ellum Brewing Company embossed souvenir glass and five drink tickets will give access to a 15-20 minute tour of the facilities and brewing process perfected by Deep Ellum Brewing. Although some beers are seasonal, like the popular Cherry Chocolate Double Brown Stout and Festivus (a Black Ale); others are available year-round, including the rich, Double Brown Stout, Rye Pils(ner), and Deep Ellum IPA (American Pale Ale), amongst others.
Most days, there is also local live music on the outdoor stage to accompany the beer. DEBC shirts, hats, glasses, posters can be bought here but they are not the main attraction.
Groups can also rent out the facilities for parties, meetings, and other social sessions. Rental of the private tasting rooms would include the indoor private tasting room, outdoor private beer garden, brewery tour-25 minute tour, presentation of grain room, brew house and brew cellar, and DEBC custom logo beer glass with complimentary three pints of DEBC beer.
For those who want a more intimate and private setting for their sampling and socializing, private events can be held during regular tour hours at the indoor tasting room, with a price discount of 25%. Event rentals during non-public tour times are available Monday through Saturday with the following stipulations: two hour rentals are priced at $600.00 minimum or 30 people at $20.00 per person for a 2 hour max limit (one additional hour $100.00), 3 hour max per event. Rentals will last no later than 10:00 p.m. For events requiring a Beertender, the fee will be $25 per hour per 30 people. Custom glassware can be ordered through the DEBC event coordinator. Other fees may apply.
To inquire about special events, contact Zack Fickey, Event Planning Ninja at (214) 888-DEBC (3322). For sales or media requests, contact Tait Lifto, Brand and Sales Ninja. Just for fun, show up and mingle with beer lovers and staff Thursdays and Saturdays during public tour times for a few drinks and a lot of fun.