A new brewery has opened at Trinity Groves. Called Steam Theory Brewing Company, it's at 340 Singleton Blvd., on the street level of Cypress at Trinity Groves, an apartment complex across from the original Trinity Groves center.
Steam Theory is owned by Jonathan Barrows and Chuck Homola, who met in the North Texas Homebrewers Club. Their vision is of a restaurant with beer and food that showcases fresh, simple ingredients.
"Our focus is on showcasing everything local," Homola says. "From the Dallas artist who designed the artwork in the restaurant, to the local fence maker who designed our tables, to the food we showcase on our menu."
Homola says that their beer will follow a "traditional" style that pairs with the food. For non-beer drinkers, they'll also have a full wine list and vintage cocktails.
Chef is Michael Weinstein, whose resume includes The Grape and Cadot, where he met Homola and Barrows. His menu will incorporate their beer into select dishes and will rotate four times a year to incorporate local seasonal ingredients, as well as daily specials.
Dishes from the summer menu include a half-pound cheeseburger, house-smoked salmon, rosemary-parmesan beignets, a "PLT" with pancetta, and shrimp with green curry coconut broth. Weinstein makes all condiments, even ketchup and mustard.
The beer selection will also rotate seasonally. Brew master is Kirk Roberts, a West Coast native who worked at Newport Beach Brewing Company and The Beer Company in San Diego. His first round of brews include a blonde ale, red ale, West Coast IPA, extra special bitter (ESB), lemon saison, American pale ale, American stout, and Scottish ale.
When Steam Theory’s beers are on tap, the restaurant will be able to can the beers made on-site for people to take their beer home to enjoy. They'll start with 32-ounce crowlers, and introduce 16-ounce cans in the fall. Customers will also be able to purchase kegs to go.
Steam Theory Brewing joins Dulcet Café and BingBox Snow Cream which opened at Cypress at Trinity Groves in June.
In addition to indoor seating, there are 40 seats on the patio along with both indoor and outdoor TV’s.
"After searching for a home for our concept for almost five years, Trinity Groves ended up being the perfect location for us," Homola says.
Steam Theory will be in "soft opening" mode for most of July, serving charcuterie boards only until the full menu rollout on July 26, and 12 guest beers from breweries across the country, while the in-house brewery operation gets up and running. Lunch will be added August 15.