Friday, January 15, 2021

Oldest brewing operation in North Texas is no more

The bar and brewing operation occupied the second floor at Uncle Buck's (© Brian Brown/Beer in Big D).

Bass Pro Group, LLC has confirmed Uncle Buck's Brewery & Steakhouse will no longer operate within Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Grapevine.

Originally established as Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse by a Michigan-based brewpub chain in 2000, Bass Pro purchased the restaurant and re-branded it in 2008. Naturally, Uncle Buck's played up an outdoor theme, with the brewery side of the business producing beers like Bass Kickin' Pale Ale, Old Angler's Amber and Four Stroke 60 IPA.

Uncle Buck's continued to operate alongside Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World until the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, announcing what was assumed to be a temporary closure in March 2020. At the time, Uncle Buck's was recognized as the oldest active brewing operation in North Texas, having been around for nearly 20 years.

As for the space, an email from Bass Pro indicates the company is "exploring opportunities to create an enhanced customer experience in the future."

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