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Four Corners Brewing Company Proves North Texas Craft Beer Gold Rush Continues

Nov 14, 2012 - 02:22 PM
Four Corners Brewing Company Proves North Texas Craft Beer Gold Rush Continues

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings (center) with owners of Four Corners Brewing Company, at the brewery's ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Last night, Four Corners Brewing Company held the “Official First Pour with Mayor Mike Rawlings,” a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the brewery’s headquarters. The latest of Dallas’ suds operations sits at the West Dallas foot of the Dallas mayor’s pet project, the Santiago Calatrava-designed Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, within the Trinity Groves retail and entertainment district meant to spur economic development in the area. No surprise then that the gregarious city official was present and primed for a pint — or two.

“When in doubt, remember: beer is a food product,” quipped Rawlings at the event. “Less talking. More drinking,” he later declared in the brewery’s taproom.

A dynamic entrepreneurial environment is essential to a vibrant city’s well-being. And if brewskies are involved…well…Cheers!

That’s what the team behind Four Corners is all about. They’re just a bunch of beer-loving neighborhood guys who want to help the city by increasing the craft beer profile of Dallas. Partners George Esquivel, Steve Porcari, Greg Leftwich, and brew master John Sims are certainly ready to help, as those of who attended last night’s function in the converted auto repair shop saw and tasted.

Red’s Roja, an amber red ale with caramelized malts and a thick, toffee-dominated head, was the better of the two beers served Tuesday and sure to be a favorite of bourbon drinkers. Local Buzz, a golden ale made with rye and area honey, was the other option.

As part of the function, Sims gave attendees a brief tour of the facility, highlighting a bucket overflowing with foam. "That's a happy beer fermenting," he said, adding there's room for expansion and eventual bottling and canning lines.

The brewery will host its inaugural tour, Saturday, November 17, as part of Dallas Beer Week. If you can’t wait that long, head over to Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House for today’s tap takeover.

Until then, raise your glass to the new gold rush, one that’s focused on crafting excellent beer.

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