August 2018

History of the Beer Growler and Crowler

2018-08-21T21:24:42+00:00 Categories: Craft Beer|

A common question we are asked here at Taps and Caps is what are Growlers & Crowlers? Aside from being fun to say, they are essentially vessels used to transport and store draft beer from a keg. The history of the growler itself is somewhat murky and muddled with drunk history about the origin [...]

July 2018

What’s the Difference Between German and Belgian Beers?

2018-07-31T18:36:19+00:00 Categories: Craft Beer|

Beer is one of those great things that just seems to be universal. Most every country has their own signature brew, but that doesn’t mean things are the same wherever you go. The pale lagers of China have their own certain unique distinction, just as the pale lagers of Japan have theirs. And if [...]

Featured Beer: TUPPS DDH IPA

2018-07-23T19:28:54+00:00 Categories: Featured Beer|

The impressive array of brews offered up by McKinney’s TUPPS Brewery truly cover a wide range. From their Raspberry Shade all the way down to their illustrious Full Grown Man stout, everyone is sure to find their own personal taste somewhere amongst the TUPPS line-up. IPA’s have been gaining popularity since the craft brewing [...]

Featured Brewery: TUPPS Brewery

2018-07-17T19:34:49+00:00 Categories: Brewery Spotlight|

In most any creative endeavor, there are guidelines one must follow. Guidelines, not rules. The true innovators and game changers know the difference, and when they dare to go outside of the lines and take a risk, the results can be nothing short of incredible.McKinney’s TUPPS Brewery is a perfect representation of that concept. Craft [...]

June 2018

Is Draft Beer Always Better Than Canned or Bottled Beer?

2018-06-20T22:36:37+00:00 Categories: Uncategorized|

You were probably taught from a young age that it’s what’s on the inside that counts. While this is certainly true, let’s not dismiss this cold, hard fact: what’s on the outside matters. This is especially true when it comes to beer. It seems like that wouldn’t have such an impact on taste, right? [...]

Featured Beer | Deep Ellum Lager

2018-06-18T20:21:59+00:00 Categories: Featured Beer|

Those Deep Ellum Brewing boys certainly march to the beat of their own keg. In their never-ending quest to make beer great again, they’ve brought IPA’s, stouts, ales, and more up a notch. (Some might argue that it’s several notches, in fact.) You can taste it in every one of their brews. You’ll notice a [...]

Brewery Spotlight: Deep Ellum Brewery

2018-06-14T19:37:18+00:00 Categories: Brewery Spotlight|

The punk rock, take-the-bull-by-the-horns attitude of the men and women at the Deep Ellum Brewing Company is something you can clearly taste in every one of their brews. The company came to be when Dallas’ own John Reardon was, we’ll say, “less than enthused” about the barroom mainstays that have been on tap since taps [...]