TUPPS Brewery, McKinney, TX

Opened in 2015, TUPPS is located next to the old, historic Cotton Mill in McKinney. They used the design of the mill as inspiration for the brewery, so it would complement the look and feel of the neighborhood.

Good friends Keith and Tupper started TUPPS to create a beer that is the perfect blend of art and science. They wanted to be creative with the flavors, ingredients and varieties of beer, but were also excited about the brewing process and the science that goes into making a quality, good tasting beer.

As proud Texans, deciding to build the brewery in a historic area was important. It displays the experience of the past and what it was like when life was slower and less complicated. TUPPS beer is a great way to relax and become immersed in the feeling of old Texas.

Beer of the Month: TUPPS Evil Dankster
7% ABV, No IBU

Loaded with the latest in dry-hopping products and techniques, this round of Evil Dankster IPA was brewed with Hop Hash. Hop Hash is an extremely potent form of hops that is a raw and unpolished product collected from the pelletizer. This beer is very bitter but has a malt profile that helps balance the strong hops. Purists beware. This might not be the beer for you.

Food Pairings for American IPA
American IPA pairs well with highly spiced foods like Mexican, Jamaican Jerk, Blackened, Cajun, Korean BBQ or Horseradish

Beef Taco Cups
1 lb 80/20 lean ground beef
1/4 cup finely diced onions
1/4 cup finely diced jalapenos
1 packet taco seasoning
1/2 cup water
24 corn tortillas
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 jalapeno, sliced thin (see note)

In a skillet, brown the ground beef. Add the diced onions and jalapenos and sauté until soft. Add the taco seasoning and water. Stir to combine and cook until the liquid reduces. Set aside to cool.

In a nonstick skillet, add cooking spray. Cut tortillas into 4-inch circles. Heat the tortilla circles in the skillet for a few seconds on each side. Immediately press into a muffin tin to create a cup. Cook the cups in a 375 degree oven for 5 minutes or until crisp. Remove from oven at let cool. Store in a large zip top bag until ready to serve.

When ready to serve, fill the cups with taco meat, top with cheese and a jalapeno slice. Place on a baking sheet and cook under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted and meat is heated through.

Note: In addition to jalapeno, top the cups with chopped tomatoes, sour cream or pico de gallo.

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