Brewery Spotlight: Deep Ellum Brewery

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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 were a thing. Ever the innovator, this self-proclaimed “Chief Evangelist” took matters into his own hands. He put together a team of motivated and like-minded individuals and started the Deep Ellum Brewery Company. Their mission? To make beer great again.

It’s all right there in their Beerfesto. (Their word, not ours.) These taproom heroes don’t play games, and anyone who’s enjoyed a pint of one of their killer offerings will back us up on that claim. Deep Ellum perfects upon what we’re already used to, while also taking chances and adopting an innovative spirit, just like a good craft brewery is supposed to. What’s more American than that?


You needn’t be a beer connoisseur to enjoy what Deep Ellum is serving up. Rookies and hardened veterans alike can all appreciate their canned and bottled masterpieces.

Take their Dallas Blonde, for example. Their take on the classic American blonde ale brings in citrusy and floral American hops with Pale, Vienna, and Wheat malts. That all adds up to a bold, yet balanced brew that you certainly won’t be forgetting anytime soon. We all “know” Blonde Ales, but you never knew it could be like this. Now there’s no going back.

Do you like IPA’s? Well, crack open a can of Deep Ellum’s take on the taproom favorite. Known as the Dream Crusher, this Double Rye India Pale Ale “goes to eleven,” to quote Spinal Tap’s Nigel Tufnel. Leave it to Deep Ellum to take a beer known for its robust taste and take it to the extreme. Their site states that they’ve “taken the IPA to its Event Horizon.” That says it all, doesn’t it?

That’s just a few examples of their vast selection, which includes some seasonal concoctions that give Dallas beer lovers a lot to look forward to all year long.

Once again, these people do not mess around. Can’t stress that enough.


Not only do Mr. Reardon and his team know how to brew a great beer, but they also know how to throw one hell of a party, too. Their sixth annual homebrew competition, which they have dubbed “Labor of Love,” is taking place at their brewery on September 3rd, and this one promises to be their best one yet. Dallas homebrewers enter the competition each year and put their brews to the ultimate test, and patrons of this killer festival get to sample what they brought to the table. On top of that, great local Dallas bands and food trucks will be serving up some fun of their own. No matter who wins the competition, it’s safe to say we’re all winners.

But if September 3rd isn’t going to work out for you, Deep Ellum Brewing has got your back. Not only do they put on their Labor of Love each year, but they also open their brewery doors each week for Dallas’ beer lovers. Every Saturday from noon to 3 pm, you can get three of their beers and your very own Deep Ellum Brewing Company glass for just $15. Isn’t that just so neighborly of them?


Since Deep Ellum is your new favorite brewery (trust us), it only makes sense that you’d want to rep them when you’re out and about. They got you covered on that one, with a line of merch that includes clothing you would actually wear in public. Their selection of shirts, hoodies, and hats have a style and look that you’d come to expect from Deep Ellum, given their bold, in-your-face spirit. So after you’re done stocking your fridge with that sweet DEBC magic, why not go ahead and do the same for your closet?

As always, we invite you to come on down to our Taps & Caps locations in Lewisville or Fort Worth so you can experience the DEBC for yourself. Those Deep Ellum boys certainly know how to go big, and you can do the same by picking up a growler of their stuff today.

On June 11th, 2018, it was announced that Deep Ellum Brewery was acquired by CANarchy which is also Oskar Blues. Let’s join them in their fight and pursue the noble endeavor of making craft beer great again!

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2018-06-14T19:37:18+00:00 Categories: Brewery Spotlight|0 Comments

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