Contributor Danielle Marquardt visited the grand opening of Panther Island Brewing recently and it looks like it’s set up for great success. Make sure you pay them a visit and let us know what you think in the comment section below.
We all dream of making our own beer but only the few are actually crazy enough to make it happen. That’s the story of the guys behind Panther Island Brewing. Originally started as Wahoo brewing company, the name Panther Island Brewing was adopted to better embody the locale of PIB. This opening has been in the works for a few years now and finally on December 12th, 2014, they did it!
Panther has a great atmosphere. Not the biggest of spaces, but it’s local and a newer start-up brewery so the space is more than adequate. When you walk in the door you’re greeted by many other locals, the smell of beer, and great local jams. PIB will have new live music just about every week along with great grub out front from some delicious vendors.
PIB offers four year round beers:
Allergeez – the hippie of the bunch, this American wheat ale is brewed with chamomile, rose hips, and keeping it local with honey from Rogers, TX. ABV 5.7%
Cannonball – strong and Scottish is this ale. Seductive like any man in a kilt, this ale is like chocolate covered raisins with beards. Well if raisins had beards that is. ABV 8.0%
Real Good – an unfiltered cream ale, light, sweet, and refreshing. Perfect to add to your repertoire. ABV 4.8%
IPf’nA – you could probably guess by the name that this is an Imperial IPA, bitter but balanced, added coriander blends well with the citrus in this beer. ABV 10.0%
Keep on the lookout for PIB’s “B-Sides” and “Singles”. These are their special to be released beers, rotating, and seasonal beers.
Strawbangin’ Blonde – Coming Summer 2015 “This beer is inspired by an old fashioned strawberry shortcake. Brewed with local Texas honey and delicious strawberry essence, this refreshing beer is a perfect summertime treat.” ABV 5.2%
3rd Gear – Ipfn’a gone wrong, or right? This hoppy red or malty IPA was an accidental beer. Originally brewed to be Ipf’nA, the malt had a different idea and produced this new beer. Sweeter than any other IPA you’ve tried, it’s a great beer so if you see it, try it. ABV 8.0%
Located just on the north side of downtown at 501 N. Main St, Forth Worth TX 76164, PIB is easily accessible for tours and parking. Tours are every Friday 5-9pm. Cost is $10 which comes with 3 beers and a glass to take home. Now we do say tours but, take the word lightly. Tours are somewhat comical due to Ryan’s acknowledgment that the space is limited and there’s not much to see past the brew tanks. But good on him for keeping them up! All in all, if you’re a DFW local hit these guys up. If you live out of the area plan a long weekend in Fort Worth and start it off right with Panther Island brewery.