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Something Is Brewing In Dallas; 5 New Breweries To Keep Your Eye On

Texas breweries grew 24% from 2013 to 2014, and Dallas has been one of the most active markets, with 14 new breweries or brewpubs bubbling to the surface in 2015 alone. Here are five of the newest and most influential craft breweries in the city to delight your taste buds.

1. Texas Ale Project

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Texas Ale Project joined the scene in January 2015 and immediately became a local favorite. Breaking free from the hops-heavy beers that overpopulate the craft market, this brewery has a variety to suit every palate. Their three year-round beers (Simply Glorious, Fire Ant Funeral, 50ft. Jack Rabbit) join a stable of limited release and rotational beers brewed with the seasons and local taste buds in mind. While the Texas Ale Project taproom has become famous for extravagant events and concerts, you can also find its offerings at more than 50 bars across the city.

Address: 1001 N Riverfront Blvd, Dallas, TX

2. Nine Band Brewery

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Calling on inspiration from the terrain and rugged features of Texas as well as local ghost stories and dangerous critters, Nine Band Brewery prides itself on putting Texas in a can and keeping it on the tip of your tongue. With an Armadillo as a mascot and names like Cactus Cat, Hoop Snake and Ghost Cow, this brewery makes its two-steppin’ roots clear. Whether you sign up for a tour, tip a few back in the 1,500 SF taproom or kick your heels up on the patio, this is one brewery where any Texan should feel right at home.

Address: 9 Prestige Cir, Allen, TX 

3. BrainDead Brewery

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Calling itself a casual brewpub, BrainDead Brewery has a friendly atmosphere without the snobbery of many microbrews. The Brewroom is as bright and vivacious as the suds themselves and open for the whole family. The beers made at BDB are approachable for laymen drinkers, while still offering complexity and depth of character for more studious beer nerds. The food has a distinct comfort feel, from the "Coma burger," a bacon-brisket patty burger, to the best Brussel sprouts you’ve ever had in a bar (did we really just type that?).

Address: 2625 Main St, Dallas, TX

4. Bitter Sisters Brewery

This brewery is run by and for families. As the Ehinger-McHugh family grew, they decided they had just the team to start a full-scale brewery, and Bitter Sisters was born. With the facility done up with couches and home furnishings, you’ll feel like part of the family, too. The only brewery in Addison plays up the sisterly love with beer names like cat fight and hissy fit. The sibling rivalry may be bitter, but this family produces seriously good beer.

Address: 15103 Surveyor Blvd, Addison, TX

5. Tupps Brewery

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Tupps isn’t just nestled into the old cotton mill in McKinney, it’s retrofitted with much of the materials used in the mill’s construction. Though the décor gives off a bit of a cold, antique industrial vibe, the beer is cozy and creative. Offering five of its own beers (the Cotton Mill Gold isn’t for fools) on tap year-round, as well as some seasonal offerings, Tupps promises to have something for every palate. Have someone in your group that likes to show off? Have them try a beer cocktail like the Ale Mary, a beer-based brunch lover's dream.

Address: 721 Anderson St, McKinney TX