North Texas Daily

Alum to open microbrewery in Denton

Alum to open microbrewery in Denton

Alum to open microbrewery in Denton
June 01
18:52 2014

Joshua Knopp / Senior Staff Writer

In a warehouse on Shady Oaks Drive, UNT graduate Scott Lindsey hopes to bring fresh beer to Denton and, eventually, to the DFW metroplex.

After graduating with an international business degree in 2004, Lindsey moved to Fort Collins, Colo. where local breweries are prominent and got the idea to establish one in Denton. Lindsey will co-own Audacity Brew House with brewmaster Doug Smith, a 10-year brewing veteran who is relocating from the Fort Collins Brewery to work at Audacity.

“Normally, a national brewery is going to focus on one particular beer and then maybe a light beer of the same product,” Lindsey said. “A craft brewery is really a way to focus on a small business, just like if you went to a local restaurant owned by a local owner.”

Lindsey said they plan to open in September with a lineup of at least six beers, including a pilsner, a dark beer and what he calls a Texas Pale Ale, which will be brewed strictly from ingredients grown in Texas. Lindsey said start from there, with plans to have as many as 12 to 15 beers on tap at any given time. Initially the duo will focus heavily on Denton and then expand south to Dallas. He has not started formal talks with local bars yet, as they are still waiting on a license to brew.

“I don’t think it’s going to be a hard sell at first,” he said. “I think it’s something everybody is going to be excited about.”

Denton bar patrons reflected that sentiment. Robin Durbin tended bar six months ago when Armadillo Greenbelt Ale, from the Armadillo Ale Works brew house which is based in Deep Ellum, hit taps. She said every third or fourth beer she served was Greenbelt.

Tiffany Oberlender said she thinks Texas pride plays a role.

“I think Texas, especially when it comes to booze, they’re one of those states that are so proud that anything that comes from it will flourish,” she said.

Julian Sutherland said quality was more important.

“I buy a lot of Dallas stuff, but I actually like the Dallas stuff,” he said. “But there’s a lot of people in Denton who are like, ‘Yeah man, Denton!'”

Featured Image: UNT graduate Scott Lindsey and Doug Smith, a brewmaster with a decade of experience, plan to open Audacity Brew House here in September. The microbrewery will cater specifically to Denton. Photo by Joshua Knopp, senior staff writer. 

About Author



Related Articles


No Comments Yet!

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one?

Write a comment

Write a Comment

The Roundup

<script id="mcjs">!function(c,h,i,m,p){m=c.createElement(h),p=c.getElementsByTagName(h)[0],m.async=1,m.src=i,p.parentNode.insertBefore(m,p)}(document,"script","");</script>

Search Bar

Sidebar Thumbnails Ad

Twitter Feed

North Texas Daily @ntdaily
THE DOSE: Cost-friendly Valentine’s Day ideas for college couples📝: Xander Weems - @ntd_kcw 🖼️: Jazmine Garcia - @jazminesg_Read more:
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
OPINION: Bodyshaming celebrities can lead to internalized shame📝: Gianna Ortner-Findlay - @Gianna_NTDailyMedia 🖼️: Erika Sevilla - @jasperbeeeRead more:
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
THE DOSE: 4 new anime to cozy up with this winter📝: Max Davis 🖼️: Felicia TshimangaRead more:
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
@DentonCountyOEM: The Winter Storm arrived quicker than previous forecast. There are slick spots on the road, & multiple accidents reported. @TxDOTDallas & other crews are aware & treating roadways.If you can, PLEASE stay off the roads!(1/2)
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
SPORTS: Men’s basketball defeats Texas-El Paso for third straight win📝: Jillian Nachtigal - @jillnachtigal 📸: Matt Iaia - @iaiaphotographyRead more:
h J R

Sidebar Bottom Block Ad

Flytedesk Ad