Location: Dallas, TX
Last visited: March 2019
The brewery was sold to Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective in June 2018. Deep Ellum will become one of six independent craft breweries (including Oskar Blues) operating under the partnership that was founded in 2015. The brewery has quickly grown to become the 3rd largest independent craft brewery in Texas and the 65th largest brewery overall. The buy-out by Canarchy means access to chain level buying and to distribution contacts outside the state. Per the brewery’s website, “It’s really business as usual as far as the customer,” says Deep Ellum founder John Reardon.
A second location, a research-and-development brewery and restaurant, just opened in Fort Worth: Deep Ellum Funkytown Fermatorium. And they are expanding distribution to Oklahoma, the first state outside of Texas.
The Dallas brewery is located in a large warehouse space with a patio, and there are 15 beers on tap.
Dallas Blonde Golden Ale (4.00) – Light-bodied, easy drinking ale; low hop bitterness; a real lawnmower beer
Deep Ellum Lager (3.25) – Not fancy, not adventurous; very low hop bitterness; light-bodied lager, needs more malt character to be a great beer
Oak Cliff Coffee Ale (Coffee Infused Brown Ale) (4.25) – Coffee character prominent in bouquet and flavor profile; robust ale made more robust thanks to coffee
Local Legend English Milk Stout (4.50) – Big, roasty, malty flavor; smooth as silk; sweetness perfectly balanced with malt character
Belgian Squeeze Belgian Single (4.75) – Sweet, complex, hugely malty Belgian ale; tremendously smooth and drinkable
They offer a good variety of appetizers, pizza, tacos, salads, sandwiches and burgers. More decadent options include Loaded Tots and Layered Nachos, offset by Lite Bites, such as Shrimp Ceviche and Spring Rolls.