Saturday, March 20, 2021

House beers supplement the scene at Old Texas Brewing Co. in Burleson

Old Texas Brewing Co. is located in Old Town Burleson, with easy access to I-35W (all images © Brian Brown/Beer in Big D).

You'd be forgiven for not knowing a brewpub exists in the City of Burleson. Despite its name, Old Texas Brewing Co. didn't serve house beers when it debuted in spring 2013. Social media posts (and Untappd check-ins) indicate Old Texas didn't go into production until mid-2018, and even then, less than a dozen different beers have appeared periodically since.

Given that, it's not surprising to find that Old Texas presents as a restaurant first and foremost. House beers are limited to selections poured from three serving tanks behind the bar, with beers like Father Kent's Heavenly Honey Wheat, Glowing Raspberries (a saison) and Hazy Sun Shine NEIPA helping to fill a 30-tap draft lineup containing both craft and macro offerings.

Tasters, flights and full pours are offered at Old Texas Brewing Co., with growlers available to take home.

Truth be told, house beers at Old Texas are just one of a number of added amenities designed to supplement the overall vibe. Whether it's the expansive and varied food menu, multiple patio areas (including the "Skybar" on the roof), or regular band bookings, Old Texas is a venue serving at times as a restaurant, weekend hangout and live music venue.

So, while Old Texas does qualify as a brewpub, one imagines the other aspects are what bring people in to this eight-year-old business. But then, appealing to a wide range of interests appears to be the central goal, considering Old Texas describes itself as a place with "a little something for everyone."

Old Texas Brewing Co. is open daily at its location in the city's historic Old Town Burleson district. Free parking is available nearby, with lots only steps away from the restaurant's front door.

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