The craft beer is coming to Lakewood and environs with White Rock Alehouse & Brewery, a new brewpub set to open on November 30 at the great crossroads of East Dallas at Gaston and Garland roads.
Founders Dave Kirk and Greg Nixon are sending a craft beer love letter to the neighborhood with their new concept serving craft beer and an appealing menu of sandwiches, flatbreads, and entrees such as fish and chips.
Having witnessed the craft beer world evolving around the country, and in Dallas, too, the duo is helping to colonize the craft beer dry stretch between East Dallas and Garland.
White Rock Alehouse & Brewery will feature local beers on tap, but will also serve beer from cities across the U.S.
And since their license is for a brewpub, they'll also make beer to be consumed onsite. Head brewer is Blake Morrison, a home brewer-turned-pro who is also a resident of Lake Highlands.
The food menu is American in theme, but with elevated, creative twists. Starters include charcuterie, a hummus platter, pretzels with cheese sauce, jumbo-size tater tots, and sliders in choice of meatball or Buffalo chicken.
Flatbreads come topped with pulled pork, Luscher's spicy sausage, chicken pesto, and a margherita. There are three salads, including one with spinach and one with kale.
Sandwiches include two burgers, including a veggie burger made from black bean and zucchini. There's a Reuben, banh mi, fish tacos, and a fancy BLT with pork belly subbed in for bacon.
The fish and chips use cod and come with pub fries. There's also a beef rib with mashed potatoes, roasted chicken, and salmon with asparagus.
They’ll be open for dinner, brunch, and happy hour (lunch hours added in the near future), and will also sell growlers for beer to-go. They're situated in a spot that overlooks the trailhead, which you can peek from their 4,000-square-foot patio and beer garden.