Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Twin Peaks is building a brewery at its Irving location
The breastaurant will officially be a brewpub by Christmas.
IRVING In response to the changes in Texas beer industry legislation this summer, Addison-based company Twin Peaks is building its own brewing facility in Irving — a first for the nationwide franchise with more than 40 locations.
Crews broke ground at Twin Peaks breastaurant on Market Place Boulevard in Irving August 16 and expect to complete construction in November. Newly hired brewmaster Tom Janik hopes to be brewing by late November and have product out by “Christmas at the latest,” he said.
“The advantage of doing this for Twin Peaks is increasing the quality and consistency, and expanding the portfolio of different styles of beer,” Janik explained on Wednesday.
Twin Peaks currently brews contractually with a local microbrewery, which the company asked not be identified.
The new brew house will contain a 30-barrel system for brewing Twin Peaks’ signature recipes Dirty Blonde (American white ale) and Knotty Brunette (American brown ale), as well as a new pale ale called Ginger’s Ale. Janik, who worked as assistant and head brewer at Humperdink’s for 17 years, said he hopes to incorporate seasonal brews once the brewery is fully operational, though none are officially in the works.
Janik said Twin Peaks in Irving will technically classify as a brewpub, since more than 25 percent of its sales will be made on site. Although, under recently-passed legislation, the restaurant will be able to distribute up to 1,000 barrels annually. The Irving Twin Peaks brewpub will supply beer to other restaurant locations around North Texas, Janik said.
Twin Peaks Irving will not close during construction.