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New Alehouse and Beer Garden Brings a Craft Brewery to East Dallas

Buddy Entrepreneurs Will Soon Brew Their Own

BY // 11.28.17
photography Kathy Tran

Something is brewing in Lakewood … This Thursday, November 30, White Rock Alehouse & Brewery will open at the intersection of Gaston and Garland roads, offering a large variety of craft beers and pub food.

Founded by Dave Kirk and Greg Nixon, close friends and East Dallas residents who share a love of the craft beer movement, the alehouse will serve up American-themed menus for brunch, dinner, and happy hour. Perhaps one of its best features is a 4,000-square-foot patio and beer garden, where guests can enjoy a sweeping view of the trailhead.

“We saw a need for a destination that focused on craft beer, craft cocktails, and a smart menu, all backed by the White Rock name that many of us revere,” Kirk says.

The duo is licensed for a brewpub, meaning they can make beer to be consumed on-site. Kirk and Nixon are currently working with their head brewer, Blake Morrison (formerly of Cedar Creek Brewery), testing batches with plans to produce their own beer by the beginning of 2018.

For now, the beer menu lists brews from across the country, i.e. Alaskan Brewing, Houston’s Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Founders Brewing (Michigan), Coop Ale Works (Oklahoma), Martin House (Fort Worth), and Dallas-based Peticolas.

There are also fun mixed drinks like the Beer & The Beez (gin, Blood & Honey beer, honey syrup, and lemon juice), while the fare includes hearty dishes of tater kegs — jumbo-sized tater tot kegs stuffed with bacon, cheddar, and chives, or crab, and served with house-made jalapeño ranch — pulled pork flatbread, fish and chips, and a half-pound burger.

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Want to stock up on your favorite brews? White Rock Alehouse will also sell growlers for beer to-go.

White Rock Alehouse & Brewery, 7331 Gaston Ave., 214.989.7570.

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