Written by Phil Cerroni
Although a relatively young phenomenon, the craft beer movement has taken North Texas by force. Five years ago, The Ginger Man deep in Dallas or the Flying Saucer all the way in Fort Worth were virtually the only places to find craft drinks. Since then, the Meddlesome Moth, which tied for World of Beer’s ‘Best Bar in the World,’ has opened less than a 20 minute drive down HWY-183, and Las Colinas Beverage has been selling craft beer and fine wine off of MacArthur Blvd. since 2009.
“I think it’s just an education that we’re going through. America lagged behind a lot of other countries when it came to enjoying full flavored beers,” said Michael Peticolas, founder of Peticolas Brewing Company. “Bud, Miller, Coors brainwashed Americans after Prohibition all the way to the 70’s [into thinking], ‘Hey this is beer.’
“England, Germany they are enjoying all these wonderful, full flavored beers. Then [in the 80’s] you have Fritz Maytag starting Anchor Brewing Company. You’ve got Sam Adams starting, and slowly Americans started to realize man there’s more to beer than the classic American lager.”