Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Community Beer now open on Thursday and Friday nights
New state laws mean Community can sell onsite from its taproom.
DESIGN DISTRICT The Texas legislature recently made some changes to the laws that govern how beer is distributed by its manufacturers, which, while not going quite far enough to help local brewers manage their businesses, made some good strides forward. Here’s how the changes in law can benefit you right here in the Design District.
Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, the Design District is now home to several of Dallas’ best craft breweries. Peticolas Brewing Company, one of the city’s brewery pioneers, churns out a variety of hoppy masterpieces over on Farrington while Community Beer Company brews in a large place just off of I-35. Both also host great brewery tours most Saturdays, just in case you haven’t been. Soon to open Reunion Brewing Company on Riverfront will join their ranks.
But back to this particular piece of news. The recent changes in Texas laws allow breweries to sell beer for on-premise consumption, something the breweries used to sneakily get around by charging guests for a “tour” and glassware and offering free samples instead. What does that mean for the Design District? How about the ability to enjoy an ice cold brew straight from the tap just steps away from where it was brewed to begin with? It doesn’t get any fresher than that hopheads.
If that doesn’t sound tempting, you’re not a beer drinker. For the rest of you, here’s the deal.
On Thursdays and Fridays, at least for now, Community Brewing Company is turning a portion of their brewery into a tapping room from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy some of Community’s popular brews such as the Mosaic IPA, Public Ale or Vienna Lager.
All you have to do is show up, pay up and don’t forget to enter the back of the building to access the tap room. For more information, head to Community Beer Company’s website.
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