Granbury is the site of the latest local craft brewer: Revolver Brewery, which broke ground last week (March 6) on Matlock Road in the Acton community, with a goal of being up and running by August. Its the brainchild of father-son team Ron and Rhett Keisler, whove partnered up with brewer Grant Wood, a veteran of Samuel Adams in Boston for 16 years.
It will be the newest addition to the growing wave of craft breweries in DFW.
We poured foundation yesterday and were looking to start welding steel this next week, said Rhett Keisler. We hope to have the brewery done by the end of April and are looking to start brewing in July. Rhett is a native of Texas who moved back last year with his wife and two daughters. I had it in the back of my mind for a number of years, he said. I saw that Texas had some breweries already and felt like the Dallas-Fort Worth area was a great opportunity for us, he said. His parents Ron and Doris have lined in Granbury for about 11 years. Its a really good spot -- theres lots of local attractions around here, he said. People can come out and taste some beer, throw a horseshoe, and enjoy the countryside. Wood, who is their brewer, grew up in Irving, and was ready to return to Texas after an especially brutal winter in New England in 2011. I had about four feet of snow in my front yard and seven-foot drifts in the driveway, Wood said. My wife is from Florida and grew up in Texas as well. She was really excited when this opportunity to work at Revolver came up and totally encouraged me to take it and get back close to home. I still have a lot of family here, and its exciting to come back and be a part of the craft brewing scene.