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Dallas dads express love for craft beer and Lake Highlands with new brewery

Dallas dads express love for beer and Lake Highlands with new brewery

Craft beer is coming to Dallas' Lake Highlands neighborhood via Oak Highlands Brewery, a brewery and taproom opening on July 18 at 10484 Brockwood Rd.

That location is a warehouse that was previously owned by a T-shirt company and, before that, a vending machine and ice cream distributor. Nicknamed OHB, it comes from "local dads" Brad Mall and Derrin Williams, with the goal of becoming a destination for craft beer aficionados, starting with their neighborhood. Half of their investors are residents of Lake Highlands.

Their year-round lineup will include five beers: Tripel, Dunkelweizen, Kolsch, IPA and a Dortmunder Lager. It'll be served in their taproom, but also eventually on draft and in cans in in local bars, restaurants and retail stores.

They'll enhance that with rotating, experimental, seasonal beers, produced in small batches and featured on tap at the brewery. Ultimately, they plan on 20 taps of house-brewed beers, with up to 15 new beers at any given time. They'll also do a charity beer, with proceeds benefiting local nonprofit groups.

The brewery is 16,200 square feet, and the 3,000-square-foot taproom has windows that look into the brewing operation. OHB will be open Thursday through Saturday, with food trucks on the weekends.

To celebrate its debut, OHB is hosting a grand opening on July 18 with food trucks; beer; and live music by Charley Crockett, Shotgun Friday and Ole G. Tickets are $16.82 in advance and $20 at the door, sold on the website. There'll be a limited number of tickets sold, with no guarantees of availability on the day of the event.

Oak Highlands Brewery
Oak Highlands Brewery in Lake Highlands will feature five year-round beers and more than a dozen rotating flavors. Photo courtesy of OHB