Texas Ale Project

April 5, 2017
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I found a real beer I actually liked.  Anyone who knows me knows that I do not like beer.  Cider is delicious and I can drink that and most everything else, but I am not a beer girl.  This weekend, however, I found a beer that even I enjoyed.

About Texas Ale Project

Fun fact: Dallas has not had a brewery built from the ground up since the late 1800s until Texas Ale Project (T.A.P.). They specialize in hand crafted beers that will make even the pickiest beer drinkers happy.  Along with making great beer, they also host a ton of events each month, so be sure to check out the schedule to see what is coming next. Saturday, I attended brawl and brews at T.A.P.

The space

Rain or shine, you can visit and have fun at Texas Ale Project.  They have indoor seating in their tap room as well as a beautiful, shady patio.  Bring your friends and play ping pong, an arcade game, or grab a board game to play while you sip on some of the best beers in Texas.  Walk through the brewery on a free tour every Saturday at 2:00pm and 3:00pm to learn more about the process.

Dallas has some amazing breweries and Texas Ale Project is no exception.  Plan a day date to visit T.A.P. and bring your four-legged friend too.

The beers

Almost every liquor store and Kroger in DFW carry T.A.P’s beers.  They have 3 beers that they make year round, 100 Million Angels Singing (a double IPA with 100 IBUs), Fire Ant Funeral (traditional amber ale), and the 50 Ft. Jackrabbit (citrus IPA).

If you go in to the T.A.P. room, you will find more flavors even more creative than their names.  Several seasonal and new flavors are rotated in and out, including one barrel brews. One of those is the P.B. and Pils which is a peanut butter infused pisner.  Whoever thought to infuse beer with peanut butter is a genius! I guess I do like peanut butter coated/infused everything. Colton was a huge fan of the Texas Tea #2 (beer infused with green tea).

Brawl and Brews

The Barre Code Design District and The Barre Code Plano teamed up with Texas Ale Project for brawl and brews.  One of my favorite Barre Code classes is brawl, a cardio kickboxing inspired workout.  If you haven’t tried it yet, you should.  Brawl sets The Barre Code apart from other barre studios.

The weather on Saturday was fantastic, warm and breezy.  We had a great crowd of women (and a couple men) who came out to brawl.  Julie G, owner and master trainer at The Barre Code Plano led us in a fun, sweaty routine full of cardio and strength.  Every time I take a brawl class, my glutes are on fire for days. Be sure to stay up to date on The Barre Code Design District and The Barre Code Plano’s Facebook pages for other events like this.

PIN for later

Have you been to Texas Ale Project?  What’s your favorite beer? Leave me a comment below!

  • candy April 5, 2017 at 6:48 am

    I did some kick boxing in my younger days. The brewing is amazing to see inside.

    • Jessica April 9, 2017 at 7:52 pm

      How fun! It’s such a great workout.

  • Harmony, Momma To Go April 5, 2017 at 6:52 am

    I am so jealous of your Texas fitness fun. I wish places around here would do stuff like this!

    • Jessica April 9, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      We do have a ton of great events here. I love living here.

  • justine April 5, 2017 at 8:09 am

    HOW COOL IS THIS. This concept is so Texas! My friend is from Austin and she always tells me of cool things like this happening. Boxing is a hobby of mine and I love doing it! I’ve never done kick boxing though. I wish they offered more things like this in my city!

    • Jessica April 9, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      Yes. Austin has a ton of great things like this. Dallas is a teenie bit late to the game, but doing an awesome job at it.

  • Sarah Clouser April 5, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Jealous! My husband and I love to go to breweries. Perhaps, if we ever travel to Texas! 🙂 And, how fun to get in a workout at one!

    • Jessica April 9, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      Yes! Come to Texas and check out Texas Ale Project! It’s so fun!

  • Stephanie April 5, 2017 at 10:05 am

    I’ve never been here and I’m not sure that I’ve seen anything like this! such a neat concept. Love that it’s truly a “hangout” and not just some bar to drunk in. I will definitely have to check it out if I’m ever in the area!


    • Jessica April 9, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      Yes! It’s wonderful! Great beers and atmosphere.

  • jenn April 5, 2017 at 10:46 am

    not been there, but i live in the woodlands, so i may not ever get there. but if i go, that looks like a cool place and i’ll be sure to check it out. thanks for featuring it.

    • Jessica April 9, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      Yes!! Check it out for sure!! It’s not too terribly far. Take a Dallas weekend. 😉

  • Charlotte April 5, 2017 at 10:51 am

    What a fun place! I love that you can bring your furry friend because we are always looking for fun and unique places to bring our Buster 🙂

    The peanut butter beer sounds interesting–I’m not much of a beer drinker either but that’s a flavor I’d try!

    • Jessica April 9, 2017 at 7:58 pm

      I hate that it’s not a normal beer they have all the time because it was so good. We love fur baby friendly places because our dogs love being social. 🙂

  • Lindsay April 5, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Hey girl! This looks like it was SO much fun! Love group exercises and outdoors, IM IN!!
    I also love that they have free tours AND you can bring Fido with you. The PB infused beer sounds odd but interesting. I’d try it!
    Looks like a great day!

    P.S. Fun fact, I’ve never tried CIDER or Barre before, but have wanted to. 🙂

    Have a great day Jessica. 🙂

    • Jessica April 9, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      You have to come to Dallas and take barre with me and drink cider! Those are two of my favorite things. Barre is challenging, but such a fun workout!

  • Beth Kondrick April 5, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    This looks like the kind of place I would want to go! I love myself a good beer. One of the places near me makes a peanut butter infused one too and it’s pretty darn good!

    • Jessica April 9, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      Ah! I wish I could find it canned or bottled locally. It’s great!

  • Kristi @ Mi Vida Ocupada April 5, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Looks like a fun place! Kick some butt then drink a brew!

    • Jessica April 9, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      Is there any other way to workout? haha.

  • Ayanna @ 21FlavorsofSplendor April 5, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    This place looks cool and this class sounds fun!! I do not like beer either, but with your recommendation I would be willing to try some at the Texas Ale Project. I also just started taking kickboxing class and love them. So brawls and brews sounds right up my alley.

    • Jessica April 9, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      It is! We have lots of cool breweries in Dallas, but this one is a standout for sure. 🙂 PB beer for the win. The only kind I can drink. haha. Kickboxing is so fun!

  • ShootingStarsMag April 5, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    I have never heard of this type of exercise- thanks for sharing though. It sounds like a lot of fun. I’m glad they have a variety of events every month.

    • Jessica April 9, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      Yes! It’s really fun and a great way to burn calories without feeling like you did.

  • Beth April 5, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    I love this combo, and boy do I miss kickboxing. This post brought back memories. I was in such good shape from it! Need to get back into it once I have this little guy. Love your pictures!

    • Jessica April 9, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      Thank you, Beth! I adore it. It’s my favorite cardio workout for sure.

  • Julie April 5, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    We had such a great time brawling with you and all of the other participants! Thanks for the great recap!!

    • Jessica April 9, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      As always, you did awesome leading us! Thanks for your work on getting everything together. <3

  • Trish @ The Trish List April 6, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Omg this looks amazing! Me and my hubby love to visit breweries when we travel. If we male it to Texas this is on the list. I live that you got some fitness in as well. We have a brewery in my town that offers “Brewga”. Yoga and a beer. I still have not made it to a class, but maybe next week is the perfect time to try.

    • Jessica April 9, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      Yes!! It’s such a great brewery! Brewga sounds so fun!! Maybe that would get my husband to a yoga class. haha.

  • Krysten April 6, 2017 at 9:50 am

    What a fun place! I really feel like I need to visit Texas, I feel like I could get a lot out of that state!

    • Jessica April 9, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      Yes!! There are so many amazing things here. It really is a fun state with a lot to do.