Just outside of Granbury, Texas (between Acton and Pecan Plantation) you will see two large revolvers, marking the spot of Hood County’s one and only brewery, Revolver Brewing Company. Located on 16.5 beautiful acres, Revolver is equipped with a fresh water well from the Trinity Aquifer located 450 ft. below. This custom built microbrewery is 6,000 sq. ft. with a 30 barrel brewing system.
Revolver was established in 2011 by father and son Ron and Rhett Keisler. The Revolver name for the brewery came from the 1847 Colt Walker Revolver that Samual Walker, Texas Ranger had commissioned Samuel Colt to design. “The revolver pistol is an iconic symbol of self-sufficiency in the American West. We hope to bring a bit of that spirit to our little brewing company”.
Rhett’s love for craft started when he took a trip to Munich, Germany after graduating college from University of Texas. He worked in the world of finance many years before deciding to quit the corporate world and ask his dad to open up a brewery together. With the help of Brewmaster & Cicerone Grant Wood from Boston based brewing co. Samual Adams (also Lone Star, and Pearl brewing co. back in the day) Revolver began brewing up beer and opened its doors in October 2012.
The year round beer line up includes “High Brass” Blonde Ale, “Revolver Bock” and the popular ”Blood & Honey” Wheat Ale, (nicknamed “the beast”) made with blood orange zest and local honey from Fall Creeks Farm. This is one of my go to beers. Blood & Honey is a great session beer and is on tap at a lot of the Dallas-Ft.Worth area bars that sell craft. Some of the seasonal beers include “Mothers Little Fracker” (another favorite of mine) a full bodied sessionable stout with flavors of roasted malt and a touch of sweetness. Other Seasonals include the “Sidewinder” Southwest Pale Ale, brewed with agave nectar, citrus, spices and Citra hops. And saving the best for last, “Mullet Cutter” English Style Double IPA, special release (currently my favorite Revolver beer) brewed with Weyermann Belgian Abbey Malt, Summit, East Kent Goldings, and Bramling Cross hops then dry hopped with Citra hops giving this beer a lovely 80 IBU and 9% ABV.
Head out to Revolver Brewing for the perfect Saturday outing. Taste some delicious beer while listening to some local licks and enjoy the beautiful Texas scenery.
Open every Saturday 12-3 pm. Brewery Tour at 1:30 pm. $10 gets you four 8 oz beer tastings (before 2 pm and two tastings after) and a souvenir glass. Family friendly, but leave the four legged family member at home. No pets allowed. Play a game of horse shoes, giant jenga, and a brewery wouldn’t be complete without corn hole. Local food truck on site.
Revolver Brewing is located at 5600 Matlock Rd. Granbury TX, 76049. About 50 min. from Ft. Worth and 80 min. from Dallas. From Hwy 377, head south on FM 167 (Fall Creek Hwy) for 5 miles. Take Left on Matlock Road. Turn right into second gate.
Check out the website for current beer line up and upcoming events. www.revolverbrewing.com