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This culminating event comes a little more than three years after the original ownership group first made public its intention to open the Reunion Brewing Company in Dallas. They went on to endure changes in partnership, difficulties with their initial site location, and various bureaucratic hurdles before changing the company name to Texas Ale Project (T.A.P.) and finally getting the go ahead to start work on the first Dallas brewery to be built from the ground up since Prohibition.
"We're so excited to celebrate our grand opening with all our friends, neighbors and fans," said T.A.P. owner and operator Brent Thompson. "When we started this brewery, we envisioned it as a place to share stories and great beer with everyone, and we're so stoked to celebrate that reality now. This is only the beginning, though. We've been welcomed by the craft beer community and will only continue to brew the best beers we know how and contribute to the North Texas beer scene."
Regarding the opening day festivities, the afternoon will be filled with "live music, delicious food, good company and plenty of beer," not to mention the multitude of craft "beerds" likely to be on hand for the Texas Big Hair & Mustache Competition at 5 p.m.
Four of the brewery's beers will be served, including Fire Ant Funeral Amber Ale, Naked Truth American Wheat, Somethin' Shady Porter and the newly released 50 FT Jackrabbit IPA - a beer described as being a tribute to American-grown hops. Celebratory tunes will be provided by Madison King, as well as J. Charles & the Trainrobbers, and there will be plenty to eat with fare provided by Ruthie's and the Easy Slider food trucks.
Tickets are available online by way of Eventbrite. The VIP package runs $65, which includes early entry at 2 p.m., priority parking, exclusive restrooms and a commemorative t-shirt. You may also opt for general admission tickets (entry at 3 p.m.), which are $32 in advance or $36 at the door. Note that everyone in attendance will receive coupons for three beers of their choice.