Monday, November 24, 2014

FireWheel opening doors to new site December 6

Image credit: FireWheel Brewing Company

Following news of their expansion in April, the FireWheel Brewing Company of Rowlett has completed construction of their new facility, with plans to unveil the site during a daylong celebration on December 6.

Located at 3313 Enterprise Drive, less than a mile from their previous location, founder Brad Perkinson has spent the last few months prepping the space while installing a new 15-barrel brewhouse. Now, he and brewer Nate Breitzman are ready to showcase their work as they prepare to take the next big step in FireWheel's future.

In anticipation of the grand opening, several new beers are in the works, one of which will be an Imperial red ale called Redneck Redemption (9.3% ABV). The brewery will also bring back Cool Beans, an espresso Porter that was originally released last year. These will take their place alongside other brewery offerings among twenty-four taps in FireWheel's new taproom. Perkinson indicated two of the taps will be nitro-enabled, though these may not be operational until after the debut.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will occur at 11 a.m. the morning of the event, with the party expected to go on until 9 p.m. that night. Special releases will be staggered over the course of the day, but attendees can expect to choose from over 15 of the brewery's beers while enjoying live music and the culinary creations of attending food trucks. The festivities will be both dog and kid friendly, and Perkinson points out that he'll have at least 4 flavored root beers (non-alcoholic) on tap for the little ones.

Also note that admission is free, with beer to be sold by the glass.

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