We love beer and we love soccer. Some times it is as simple as that with our crew. Lately we’ve been tossing around some discussion on highlighting some good local brews and as you’ll see below, we opted to give each FCD player (over the age of 21) their own local beer option.
The key here was going local. Dallas has a massive local beer scene these days with the likes of some of our staff’s personal favorites in Deep Ellum and Peticolas, to some newer ones like Pegasus City. We did run into a couple non-locals that we couldn’t avoid using.
We’ll be curious to see what you think with our selections. If you have other options, let us know below.
Jesse Gonzalez - El Chingcon (Four Corners Brewing): A beer with an all American feel mixed with a Hispanic vibe.
Maynor Figueroa - Sir Williams (Grapevine Brewing): It's not going to blow your tastes buds away, but it's a solid choice, no matter location or setting.
Matt Hedges - Deep Ellum IPA (Deep Ellum Brewing): ‘Ol’ Faithful.’ It’s been around for years and even as new tasty beers show up, it’s still one of the best around.
Walker Zimmerman - Blood and Honey (Revolver Brewing): A bold and strong beer with hints of a sweeter underlying tone.
Hernan Grana - Checkered Past Texas Ale (Audacity): Crisp, cold-filtered and made for Texas. It has a bit of a sketchy history but otherwise it fits where it fits.
Carlos Gruezo - Velvet Hammer (Peticolas Brewing): A grown man’s beer. It will knock you on your behind if you aren’t ready for it. Even with all it’s punch, it still has a nice finish.
Kellyn Acosta - Mosaic (Community Beer Co.): Great taste, not really lacking any traits and can send you into a tizzy if given the right opportunity.
Mauro Diaz - It’s Always Something (Peticolas Brewing): The name is certainly fitting for a guy that always seems to have some sort of aliment going on. But seriously, try the beer, like Diaz, its pretty magical.
Michael Barrios - The Temptress (Lakewood Brewing): So smooth and wonderful, tempting and enticing. All up to the point where it is no longer any of those things and you’re sick just thinking about it. Or when he’s going off for a three goal or assist night, its the Barrel-Aged version.
Roland Lamah - Franconia Koelsch (Franconia Brewing Company): Great during the summer, but once the weather has started to cool down a bit, it’s kind of lost it’s appeal.
Maxi Urruti - 9 Volt (Pegasus City Brewing): Intense and in your face until it is completely gone. Sound like someone we know?
Victor Ulloa - Heart O’ Texas (Four Corners Brewing): A beer that symbolizes the heart beat of the state. A hardy, bold taste with a nice balance to it. Something that I am proud to show to people from out of state, especially since it’s one of our own.
Cristian Colman - The Salty Lady (Martin House Brewing): Tart, salty, sometimes a bit bitter but otherwise a city citrusy and fresh that one time that you need it to come through for you. That one time, whenever that was.
Tesho Akindele - 99 Sauvins (Braindead Brewing): The head brew master left Deep Ellum and started Brain Dead. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to recreate that initial magic that he did at Deep Ellum. Their IPA is fine, but it’s no Dallas Blonde.
Ryan Hollingshead - 100 Million Angels Singing (TX Ale Project): A double IPA that is smooth and simple. It won’t wow you but you’ll enjoy what you get out of it in the long run.
Chris Seitz - Texas Red (Rahr and Sons Brewing): Has been around forever. It’s not going to win any awards, but will get the job done in a pinch.
Javier Morales - Lone Star (Lone Star Brewing Co.): Old folks tell stories of the good ol’ days when this beer was the bee’s knees. Unfortunately now, it’s been pushed to the back of the fridge and never thought of again.
Anibal Chala - Red for 90 (Goose Island): Was a great idea initially. However, as fast as it showed up, it was gone.