Back in 2017, when I first wrote about Big D Barbecue in Mansfield, owner Jordy Jordan told me about his upcoming project: Cowtown Brewing Co. would bring together his two loves of barbecue and beer. It opened last fall in Fort Worth, serving plenty of barbecue along with craft beers from head brewer Shawn Kidwell. Ten beers were on draft when I visited on a Thursday afternoon. Rock Island Red had… Read Story
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Current Issue: July 2019
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