10 May 2014

April Beer Tour - Second Stop

Surprisingly close to our hotel.
Independent Ale Works was our second stop. It's in a nondescript industrial park a couple of miles west of I-35W on University Drive. It's a little hard to find, which explained why were the only folks there. We'd bumped into the owners, Stefen Windham and David Miller, at Denton's East Side Social Club. (It's a great neighborhood bar downtown, around the corner (sort of) from Rooster's Roadhouse.)

Stefan and David made us feel right at home. Their tasting room is a little more comfortable that Rabbit Hole Brewing Company's because of the big armchairs in the front room, and the large sofa and big screen TV in the room behind that.  It's the perfect place to sit and visit.

The two had only recently opened the tasting room, and mentioned that the craft beer lovers were just
beginning to find them.

I have to say that the Dark Intentions black ale is delicious! Smooth, with coffee notes and just enough hops to lighten all that malt!

We had a nice chat with the two and they showed us their brewery. It is all hand made equipment. It's a small brewery, but they have a lot of room to grow.

While we were the only ones there, they did get a call from someone trying to find them.  So hopefully, they had more visitors after we left.

I stay at the Best Western on the Interstate all the time. It's close to my cousin's house, and now I know it's close to Independent Ale Works, too!

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