Episode 5: Brian Burton of Hop and Sting Brewing Company

Today’s Guest:

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.


Brewery Address:

Hop and Sting Brewing Company

906 Jean St

Grapevine, TX 76051


Relevant Links:

Three Nations Brewing Company

Turning Point Beer

Celestial Beerworks

Union Bear Brewing Company

Grapevine Beer and Wine

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