If you think of the big beer companies as one big hot, stuffy room, then craft beer makers—with their endlessly innovative new flavors and brewing methods—are the cool, refreshing breeze blowing in through the window. If you’re looking for something beyond basic Bud Light for your next bash, Green Grocer‘s selection of fine, locally crafted beer is ready for convenient home delivery.
Here are Artizone’s top picks from Green Grocer’s well-curated craft beer selection:
Lakewood Brewing Company
A star of Texas’ craft beer community, Lakewood Brewing Company uses combination of traditional brewing techniques and a little bit of their own innovation. Try the Lakewood Lager, a Vienna-style beer with a caramel scent and some bitterness from the hops. It’s got a dry, clean finish, and it pairs well with queso and grilled meats, making it a hit at block parties and barbeques.
The Temptress is another favorite Lakewood brew. This imperial milk stout pours with a thick, milk chocolate head. Chocolate and caramel malt give it a rich body, and its low carbonation results in a silky mouthfeel. You’ll taste its seductive warmth with every sip.
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Having had enough of bad beer, the creators of Deep Ellum Brewing Company set up shop in Dallas’ Deep Ellum district with the single goal of showing Big D what it’s been missing. To that end, they’ve crafted Deep Ellum Dallas Blonde, a citrusy, balanced session ale.
The Deep Ellum IPA, on the other hand, is composed of American hops varieties with high alpha acid contents in ways that emphasize their fruity, citrusy, pine and floral flavors.
Real Ale Brewing Company
Real Ale Brewing Company has been brewing up craft beer in the Texas Hill Country since 1996. In addition to being unfiltered and unpasteurized, their beer is made without the use of preservatives or artificial colors.
Firemans #4 is Real Ale’s most popular and best-selling beer to date. With an ever-drinkable balance of smooth malt and zesty hops, this refreshing blonde is perfect on a hot day or paired with spicy food.
Revolver Brewing Company
Located just southwest of Fort Worth, the family-owned Revolver Brewing Company crafts beers with water from the Trinity Aquifer and incorporates seasonal, local ingredients into its masterfully created beer.
Our favorite from Revolver is Blood and Honey, a unique, unfiltered deep golden ale made with malted two-row barley, blood orange zest, local Fall Creek Farms Honey and other spices.