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Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery

Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery has great brisket to go along with all that great beer, or vice-versa. On its own, I’d suggest the TARA smoked lager, but with the barbecue I was partial to the Fruit Cup, a crisp and refreshing grapefruit ale. As for the barbecue, most of the menu satisfies.  Brisket slices from the flat and the point are juicy, tender, and smoky. Sweet St. Louis ribs have also been impressive, if a little on the thin side. And while the smokiness of the smoked chicken has varied a bit, it has always been juicy. With Intrinsic, Garland now has a sit-down barbecue joint where all the edges are sanded smooth, and the menu is wide enough to find a good pairing for all those great beers.

City: Garland


Method: Oak in a wood-fired rotisserie

Pitmaster: Tex Morgan

Price: $

Rating: ★★★

Address: 509 W State St., Garland, TX, 75040

Hours: Tues-Thur 11-10, F-Sat 11-11, Sun 11-10

Phone: (972) 272-2400

Website: www.intrinsicbrewing.com

Year Opened: 2015

Last updated: May 23, 2016


  • Jeb

    I did not have a good brisket experience. No bark, just soggy roast like meat. I will have to give it another whirl I guess. The corn was good!

  • Jay

    Just ate there for the first time. Tuesday night. Ribs, brisket and sausage were all really good. Better to me than meshaks. The home brewed Mexican lager was also tip notch.