- Monday, March 14: The Celt, McKinney – featuring a pre-release of TUPPS IPA
- Tuesday, March 15: The Bearded Monk, Denton – featuring a pre-release of Northbound 75
- Wednesday, March 16: World of Beer, Plano – featuring a pre-release of Black Ale
- Thursday, March 17: San Francisco Rose, Dallas – featuring a pre-release of Cotton Mill Gold.
- Friday, March 18: The Rustic, Dallas – OFFICIAL Can Launch Party featuring the complete TUPPS lineup in cans.
DFW Craft Beer recently stopped by the Tupps Brewery, located just off Hwy 5 right behind the old cotton mill close to the downtown square, to speak with the owner Keith Lewis. He spent some time talking with me about the the brewery, his beers and the wonderful items he used from the cotton mill to create his “old world” taproom.
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“The black ale that Tupps is offering is a very dark beer with a medium body and a hoppy, coffee flavor with slight chocolatey hints. The aftertaste was a light coffee flavor, too, so if you are fan of coffee beers, you will love this one. And, at 5.6% ABV, this will make for an awesome winter session beer.
Between the rustic decor and country bands playing, Tupps has that perfect rural Texas feel. For those who live in McKinney, this is a great place to take the family and drink beer while your kids play bimini ring toss or cornhole while you put back a few beers. Otherwise, look for Tupps on taps in Dallas and be sure to order their IPA.”
“Tupps Brewery, one of the many slated to open in 2015, has a firm date — Saturday May 2, the company opens its doors and joins local favoriteFranconia Brewing Co. in McKinney. Founders took over and renovated The Cotton Mill, a historic warehouse-like events center that once housed the world’s largest denim factory.”
McKinney’s Newest Craft Brewery Flings Open Its Doors in May
The northern suburb of McKinney, already home to the wildly popular beermaker Franconia, will soon have another draw for craft brew enthusiasts: Tupps Brewery will open its doors for tastings and brewery tours on May 2.
Per Brians Twitter profile he runs the Beer in Big D blog, co-author North Texas Beer (bit.ly/1pnTJr3), Plano Craft Beer Examiner, Cert BJCP Judge, and is a Cert Beer Server. So, it’s easy to say the man is both busy and has a large spot in his heart for craft beer. Our kinda guy!
Brian was nice enough to stop by this week and speak with our owner Keith about our up and coming brewery. It’s been a long hard road, b ut worth it and we cannot wait to open the doors and meet everyone.
You can read Brian article here.
“Tupps founders Keith Lewis and Tupper Patnode are former techies with a passion for brewing beer who decided to throw their hats in. They signed on with Terry Casey, Cotton Mill owner, to take a warehouse space for the brewery, which will mark its ribbon-cutting at the end of January.”
Over the past few years we’ve been cooking up a huge variety of different beer styles, it’s been an amazing learning process. After trials, successes, and tooling we have pulled together what will be our A-String lineup of brews to open with in early 2015.
So, without having ya’ll wait any further, we proudly present our offerings:
We had the honor of taking part in and support this years “Gala at the ‘Gait”. An amazing organization that helps children and adults with disabilities through the healing power of the horse.
TUPPS Brewery is and will always be more than great beer. We strive to be about family and community and would argue that those should be one in the same.
The tap handle has been created and it almost looks heroic next to its neighbors (who, of course, we admire).
We had a company forge our handle out of metal. The process started from our logo. It was then placed onto an antique spindle, which will “give a nod” to The Cotton Mill, every time someone orders a Tupps brew.
We are very fortunate to create such quality on historical grounds and think the new tap depicts that appreciation.