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Looking to get good craft beer with great company? Discover these 6 must-try Texas breweries!

Home to more than 300 active breweries, Texas is known as the unofficial “Beer State” and is undoubtedly one of the best craft beer destinations in the United States. Residents who live at Wildcat Ranch will be in the heart of it all, but with so many different breweries, it can be difficult to know where to start. Begin with these six must-try hometown breweries, made up from locals’ suggestions!

1) Braindead Brewing

Braindead Brewing is known for being good at two things: beer and food. The menu offers a wide selection – with more than 30 beers and delicious bites such as frito chili pie and shrimp etouffee. Some of the most popular brews here are the Gritz, a cream ale, and the Honey Lager made with Texas wildflower honey. A friendly atmosphere and casual interior make this place a perfect destination for date night.

2) Deep Ellum Brewing

As the first craft brewery in Dallas, Deep Ellum Brewing is celebrated for their innovative brewing and exceptional quality. Located of course in Deep Ellum, the area’s rich culture, history and personality inspires the beer, as well as the brand. DTX Golden Ale is the happy-hour go-to for locals and out-of-town visitors alike. Stop by for the super tasty craft beers or a tour of the brewery!

3) Peticolas Brewing Company Taproom

There’s a reason Peticolas Brewing Company Taproom is known for delivering world class passion in a glass. As a respected leader in the Dallas craft brewery community, Peticolas provides a wide selection of craft beers, including a brew called The Usual, a take on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail – be sure to try this fan favorite! Brewery tours are also available for visitors who want to meet the pioneer of Texas breweries and check out the amazing facility.

4) Four Corners Brewing Company

Four Corners Brewing Company has become a dedicated fan of “better beer” since they started their craft beer journey in 2009. Four Corners is a brewery that stands for raw ambition, wild creativity and new traditions. When you stop by, enjoy original offerings from their Year-Round, Specialty, or Taproom Series. Be sure to step outside and see their signature outdoor beer garden, boasting the downtown Dallas skyline as a photo-perfect backdrop!

5) White Rock Alehouse & Brewery

Located in Dallas’ picturesque White Rock Lake area, it’s known for the mixed atmosphere of entertainment and relaxation. Here, you can choose a beverage from their extensive selection of locally brewed beers or their collection of specially curated brews from across the nation. They also serve quality local dishes that pair perfectly with their libation offerings. You can also step outside and unwind in their casual beer garden.

6) Community Beer Company

People from all walks of life gather here for quality craft beer and diverse events. Their name says it all, Community Beer Company is about bringing everyone together and supporting the community through award-winning beers and events featuring local artists. This is the perfect place to enjoy great beer with even better company.

All within a 30-minute drive, these hometown breweries offer convenience and some of the greatest craft beer in Texas. And residents who live in the area can be in the heart of it all.

Have you heard? There is a new community coming to Crandall, Texas that offers the perfect hometown feel. Introducing Wildcat Ranch with a prime location for employment opportunities, shopping and dining. Just 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas, this community offers easy access to major roadways connected to the Dallas Metroplex. You are invited to be a part of something new in the fastest growing county in the region, Kaufman County.

Residents have an assortment of amenities at their fingertips. There is something for everyone from the Amenity Center with an expansive pool and Fitness Center, to the dog parks, and the miles of trails. There is even a brand-new school, Noble Reed Elementary, within walking distance of the homes. This is where value meets lifestyle, with homes priced from the $200’s and floorplans hand crafted for your needs. Choose from three Award-Winning Home Builders to construct your dream home; Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar. The Model Row Village is now open to tour! Discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch. Join the interest list to meet the Builders.

Texas is known for its delicious BBQ delicacies. Whether you prefer it saucy or smoked, these local BBQ joints are a must-try.

Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the love of barbecue. When you’re in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, not only are you in the unofficial barbecue capital, but you have your choice of barbecue variants and restaurants to try. Whether you prefer smoky Memphis style ribs or pulled pork with a vinegar-y North Carolina style tang, you will be pleased with our selections from what locals consider to be some of the best barbecue in Dallas. Check out a few of Wildcat Ranch’s favorites below:

Pecan Lodge

For many residents here, the name Pecan Lodge is synonymous with BBQ. Since owners and pit masters Justin and Diane Fourton first walked away from their desk jobs and picked up grill tongs, locals and visitors alike have been lining up for their Texas style brisket, pulled pork and handmade sausage. If you’re lucky, they might even show you the smoker when you visit their Deep Ellum location.

Baby Back Shak

With its great food and casual atmosphere, Baby Back Shak has established itself as having some of the best barbecue in Dallas. The biggest draw for most diners is their extraordinary ribs, but nobody would blame you for grabbing a Cornish game hen or a smoked bologna sandwich either. If you ask the staff, they’ll say that the secret is in their special rub (and yes, you can buy it to bring home!).

Lockhart Smokehouse

Owner Jill Grobowsky Bergus must know what good food tastes like – her grandfather Edgar Schmidt owned the Kreuz Market, the birthplace of Texas BBQ. Her experiences with the culinary world led her to create Lockhart Smokehouse. If you are here, the shoulder clod (a leaner and beefier version of brisket) and the pork chops are must tries. You won’t want to this pass up.

18th & Vine

Chef Scott Gottlich’s 18th & Vine is a mix of a few different things. Its exterior and decor have a cute southern flair, while the menu is full of sticky, sweet barbecue delights, such as homemade sausage and burnt ends shepherd’s pie. The first floor is a restaurant, while the second floor servers as a bar and live music lounge. Dallas agrees that this restaurant is a whole lot of things in one, but a combination that works for everyone.

Off the Bone Barbecue

Off the Bone Barbecue has become a landmark in Dallas barbecue for a good reason. Known for it’s delicious smoked meats, this restaurant offers the double whammy: a casual hometown feel that steals your heart and down-home BBQ that will make your mouth water. Diners come from all over to enjoy their classics such as smoked sausage and pulled pork. Their combo platters are even big enough to feed an entire family!

When it comes to barbecue, Dallas is a cultural powerhouse. For locals here, location makes all the difference. One of Texas’ best neighborhoods is only a few minutes from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, making it easy for folks to have the warm comforts of home and some of the best barbecue in Dallas all in the same day. Just southeast of Dallas this community is bringing a new meaning to ‘hometown living.’

Introducing Wildcat Ranch with a prime location for employment opportunities, shopping and dining. Just 20 minutes from Downtown Dallas, this community offers easy access to major roadways connected to the Dallas Metroplex. You are invited to be a part of something new in the fastest growing county in the region, Kaufman County.

Residents have an assortment of amenities at their fingertips. There is something for everyone from the Amenity Center with an expansive pool and Fitness Center, to the dog parks, and the miles of trails. There is even a brand-new school, Noble Reed Elementary, within walking distance of the homes. This is where value meets lifestyle, with homes priced from the $200’s and floorplans hand crafted for your needs. Choose from three Award-Winning Home Builders to construct your dream home; Beazer Homes, Express Homes, and Lennar. The Model Row Village is now open to tour! Discover “Life On Your Terms” at Wildcat Ranch. Join the interest list to meet the Builders.