Community Beer Company, Dallas, TX

Founded in 2013, Community Beer Co. has had the goal to create quality beer that is here for the greater good. Throughout history, beer has brought people together and is a symbol that transcends class, gender, race or identity.

They strive to create an atmosphere that influences the local culture and encourages the community to gather and enjoy good company and great beer.  They’ll soon further this goal when they open their new 70,000 square foot facility that offers expanded brewery and distilling operations, a two-story taproom, restaurant, outdoor biergarten, multiple event spaces, and a concert venue.

The new facility is part of the newly renovated Pegasus Place, site of a former Exxon Mobil campus along Stemmons Freeway, near downtown between the Dallas Design District and the Southwestern Medical District.

“Our new home will serve as a hub for beer and hard seltzer lovers across the state, and a gathering place for our diverse community.  We will also launch our distilling operations in order to expand our products to include whiskey, vodka, and gin. In addition, this facility will allow us to offer amazing cuisine experiences, host multiple events, and continue charitable efforts through our non-profit organization: The Greater Good,” says Kevin Carr, Community Beer Co.’s founder.  “We couldn’t be more excited for the next chapter of our story, and to continue being a leader in Texas’ craft beverage industry and beyond.”

Construction on the new facility has already begun, with an expected grand opening in Fall 2021. 

Beer of the Month: Mosaic IPA
8.6 % ABV, 85 IBU

Your go-to tropical, floral American IPA.  This beer gets its name from a new hop variety named “Mosaic” which is predominantly where the immense, raw hop aroma and flavor is derived.

The hops are strong in Mosaic, but it is not designed to blow your head off with overpowering hop bitterness. Instead, Mosaic is an extremely well-balanced brew that showcases its unique hop aroma and flavor.​

Mosaic IPA has a noticeable malt backbone to help soften the high level of hop bitterness and flavor, while keeping the body fairly light. The word “Mosaic” is also representative of the diverse range of individuals that make up our community.

Food Pairings for American IPA
Spicy foods, Asian flavors, pork, ribs, red meat

Pineapple-Hoisin Chicken Sandwich
3 large chicken breasts
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups pineapple chunks, divided
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup Hoisin sauce, plus more for serving
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup FRESH mango salsa
4 hamburger buns or 8 slider buns

Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. In a deep skillet, add the oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until seared on both sides, approximately 3 minutes per side. Add 1 cup of pineapple chunks and sauté lightly for about a minute. Pour in the broth, Hoisin, soy and brown sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and cover the skillet. Let simmer for 15 minutes. Turn the chicken and simmer for an additional 20 minutes.

Turn off the heat and transfer the chicken and pineapple to a cutting board. Use two forks to shred the mixture into bite size pieces. Add the chicken back to the pan and stir it into the sauce. Bring to a simmer and cook, while stirring for 5 minutes.

Cut the remaining pineapple into small pieces and stir into the mango salsa. Top the buns with a generous amount of meat. Drizzle with additional Hoisin sauce and add a spoonful of salsa.

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