In 2014, after a 12 year career as a marine biologist in Alaska, Brian Burton made the move to Texas and almost immediately began brewing beer. Just a few years later, Brian got together with brewing friend and business partner John Powell, and a short time later they opened Hop and Sting Brewing Company in Grapevine, Texas. The brewery and taproom is less than 10 minutes from DFW and is a great place to relax and enjoy a layover.
Times of Note:
2:04 – Brian says hi!
5:54 – Brian meets Jon and the idea for Hop and Sting is born.
6:54 – What it takes to get a job in Alaska.
11:54 – A fire hydrant kills the plan.
16:48 – Hop and Sting’s first beer – Galactic Haze.
19:30 – Grapevine offers to sell.
20:43 – Sir William’s Brown Ale, 2-Time GABF medal winner.
21:56 – DFW layover tips!
25:45 – A commitment to service since day one – charity taps.
28:42 – Changing the water to fit the style.
30:15 – Texas to-go rules are crazy strict!
The bill we discussed did pass the first step in the process that day, but there is still a long way to go before it becomes law and they will be able to sell cans and growlers on site.
37:57 – Mexico for Cinco de Mayo – perfect for families!
39:57 – Brian’s favorites in Mexico.
41:37 – Brian’s beer location recommendations in the US.
46:04 – Beers Brian isn’t a fan of.
47:48 – Friendly or buzzed?
51:30 – Where to find Hop and Sting.
54:05 – The Miles and Pints Theme Song.
Hop and Sting Brewing Company
906 Jean St
Grapevine, TX 76051