Craft Beer Hits Bump

Grapevine Craft Brewery opening gets rerouted to Farmers Branch

Grapevine Craft Brewery opening gets rerouted to Farmers Branch

Grapevine Craft Brewery glasses
These Grapevine Craft Brewery glasses will soon be full — in Farmers Branch. Grapevine Craft Brewery/Facebook
Grapevine Craft Brewery at Farmers Branch
Grapevine Craft Brewery wants to get beer out on the original November deadline, so it will have a temporary home in Farmers Branch.  Grapevine Craft Brewery/Facebook
Grapevine Craft Brewery Rendering
Grapevine Craft Brewery plans to open its Grapevine brewhouse in March 2014. Rendering by Munn Harris Architecture
Grapevine Craft Brewery glasses
Grapevine Craft Brewery at Farmers Branch
Grapevine Craft Brewery Rendering

Grapevine Craft Brewery has hit a speed bump in its quest to open a brewhouse in downtown Grapevine. So they’re rolling with it and setting up a temporary home in Farmers Branch. Thus is the struggle of small business owners.

The plan was to open in Grapevine by November, but the brewery has run into some issues with construction. Although they’re on track to open the main home by March 2014, CEO Gary Humble knows that having beer is important.

For that, he has decided to lease a space in Farmers Branch to set up a full brewing production so he can hit that November deadline. After all, when you set some crowdfunding records, you have to please the people.

In fact, Grapevine Craft Brewery is optimistic that it can hold on to the Farmers Branch location once it’s settled into the official home. Humble believes they can use the current location as a distribution hub and a site for barrel aging — rather ambitious for a fledgling brewery.

Humble hasn’t figured out a name for the Farmers Branch location, but for now he and his team are busy setting up shop while finishing construction on the Grapevine location and getting the beer out to the masses. But there will be beer by November, even if Grapevine Craft Brewery is in Farmers Branch.

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