Back in March, we told you about the groundbreaking for Revolver Brewing, the latest in a growing list of craft breweries in North Texas. Rhett Keisler, who runs the place with his father Ron and former Samuel Adams brewmaster Grant Wood, said he expected to be brewing by July, and it did recently release its first beer, Revolver Blood and Honey.
But the big opening is this month. From noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 20, Revolver will have a grand-opening celebration -- with a ribbon-cutting at 1:30 p.m. -- for the brewery at 5650 Matlock Road in Granbury. The grand opening will feature tours of the brewery and free beer tastings.
Revolver is the first craft brewery in Hood County. It's housed in a 6,000-square-foot new building and holds a 30-barrel brew house, fermentation tanks and packaging equipment. Blood and Honey (a wheat ale with blood orange zest and local honey from Fall Creek Farms); High Brass Ale (a blonde ale) and Revolver Bock will be available for sampling, as will some beers not currently available anyplace else. But just samples -- because of Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission regulations, beers are not available directly for purchase from the brewery.
However, you can buy the beer at certain restaurants and brewpubs, such as The Flying Saucer, Live Oak Music Hall and Lounge and Magnolia Motor Lounge in Fort Worth, and at World of Beer in Arlington. For other North Texas locations, go here and scroll down to "beer".