Bankhead Brewery Tour

Saturday, June 9, 2018 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
3840 Main Street
Ron Harwick

The award-winning Bankhead Brewery, located in downtown Rowlett, has offered to host the North Texas Section for a tour and tasting.

History of Bankhead - The Bankhead highway was one of the first transcontinental highways built in 1916 that ran from Washington D.C to San Diego. The route included 850 miles through Texas, including a span through downtown Rowlett. You can even see the three original three bridges from the old highway peeking out of Lake Ray Hubbard, just south of Highway 66.

One of the first of its kind, the Bankhead highway was a pioneering venture and proof of American ingenuity and progress. Today, one hundred years later, Bankhead Brewing uses that same spirit to craft delicious, local-made, artisanal beer.

Brains Behind the Brew - Bankhead is the shared vision of chef Kevin Lefere and brewmaster Ryan Pyle. Lefere, a veteran of several DFW kitchens, is best known for his Italian/Mediterranean concept Zanata, located across Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall. Pyle is a familiar face in North Texas homebrew circles. He’s been making beer for going on 20 years, honing his skills on traditional European styles while serving as the president of the Rockwall Brewers’ Association and as a certified beer judge at regional homebrew competitions.

They currently have 13 beers on tap and a very broad menu for a super lunch.

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