After outgrowing it's original facility in Rowlett, FireWheel Brewing has announced a grand opening event for a new, expanded brewery. Owner Brad Perkinson says he has reached the point where demand has outpaced his ability to fill kegs with beer with his first facility. The expansion was the only next logical step as craft beer sales continue to rise in Dallas.
Using his own rudimentary welding skills, Perkinson cobbled together his first commercial brewing set up. It was enough to get his beer into local bars, including LUCK in Trinity Groves, Alamo Cinema Draft House and the Brass Tap in Fort Worth, but the 1,000-square-foot facility quickly maxed out.
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All of that will change, though, as soon as TABC approves the new brewery. Perkinson is hoping the permits will come in sometime next week, and he plans to start brewing beer immediately.
But for now, there's a party to plan. On December 6, Perkinson and his team will be cutting the ribbon at the new, full-scale brewery, also in Rowlett. Like most beer happenings, expect live music throughout the day, at least one food truck (they're working on more) and 15 different FireWheel beers flowing freely. The event runs from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., so you have plenty of time to drink all 15.
And then in two or three weeks you can expect to see beer brewed at the new facility roll out the door, and subsequently, a lot more FireHouse at bars around town. More beer has never been a thing to frown upon.
FireWheel Brewing, 3313 Enterprise Drive, Rowlett