Food News

The New Craft and Growler Offers a Whole New Craft Beer Experience

Patent attorney Kevin Afgani and his wife, Catherine Kinslow, opened Craft and Growler just outside of Fair Park in mid-November. This new spot plays a unique role in the growing North Texas beer culture because it allows Dallasites to buy local beer and take it home to drink. See, only two local breweries bottle beer: Deep Ellum Brewing Co. and Rahr. So, the only way to try most local beer is to go to a bar.

This is how it works: you buy a growler there ($4.99 to $149), bring one you already own or they even offer small plastic ones for free. Then you choose your beer and it is injected straight from their keg gun system (more on that in a minute), after which the growler is sealed shut and ready to take home.

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Lauren Drewes Daniels is the Dallas Observer's food editor. She started writing about local restaurants, chefs, beer and kouign-amanns in 2011. She's driven through two dirt devils and is certain they were both some type of cosmic force.