Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Trinity Forest is calling, with beer

Image credit: Trinity Forest Brewing Co.

Debuting in late July, the region's newest brand of beer is one that hopes to promote the protection of a local urban oasis some North Texans may not know about.

Trinity Forest Brewing Co. (TFBC) is a Dallas-based company whose namesake is the Great Trinity Forest, a 6000-acre woodland that stands as one of the largest urban hardwood forests in the country. Located a mere 10 miles southeast of Downtown Dallas, the park's trails and bounding waterways (Trinity River, White Rock Creek) are home to a variety of outdoor activities.

It's also an area being eyed by TFBC for a permanent location, a seemingly suitable site choice for a brewery built on the concept of enjoying the outdoors with a craft beer in hand.

"We know where we want to be," says Ricky Del Bosque, co-founder and head brewer at TFBC. "Our long-term goal is to establish a destination brewery just outside the City of Dallas near the Great Trinity Forest."

While development activities continue on that front, TFBC will brew its recipes under an alternating proprietorship agreement with Hop & Sting Brewing Co. of Grapevine. An initial offering, Trinity Forest SMaSH IPA, is already out on the market, as is Trinity Forest Blonde Ale. Others, including a hazy IPA, will roll out as TFBC expands its lineup over the next few months.

"I want to brew all around good beers, but also beers that are trending at the moment, hence the upcoming Trinity Forest Haze IPA." explains Del Bosque. "Beyond that, I'm looking to get label approvals for a red ale, a porter, and a double IPA for fall and winter."

As for availability, TFBC's beers will be draft-only to start, but consumers can expect limited runs of packaged products in the near future.

"We're going to stick with kegs for now while we build our brand," says Del Bosque, "but we're able to can at Hop & Sting, and it would be crazy not to take advantage of that!"

For now, though, seek out TFBC brews on tap at select locales in and around Dallas.

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