Denton: A New Member of the Brew City, Texas Program

The city of Denton is proud to announce its participation in the Brew City, Texas program, in celebration of our city’s reputation as a buzzing hub for local craft beer enthusiasts and travelers alike. As a member of the program, launched by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild in March 2024, Denton solidifies its dedication to promoting craft beer tourism and fostering economic growth for local hospitality and manufacturing businesses. 

Denton Main Street is proud to honor our five member breweries who call Denton home!  

  • Denton County Brewing Co.
  • Black Fox
  • Union Bear Brewing Co. (Coming Soon)
  • Toasty Bros (Permanent Location Coming Soon)
  • Barley & Board

More About Our Member Breweries:

Denton County Brewing Company - Known for its diverse and innovative selection of craft beers, DCBC offers a welcoming atmosphere for beer enthusiasts and casual visitors alike. With a spacious taproom and inviting outdoor patio, it’s the perfect spot for social gatherings, events and live music. In addition to their own creations, DCBC often collaborates with local brewers and hosts rotating guest taps, ensuring there’s always something new to try. With a commitment to quality, creativity, and community engagement, Denton County Brewing Company has become a beloved destination for locals and visitors in the Denton area.

DCBC summer events can be found here


Black Fox - This small-but-mighty veteran and family owned small batch brewery prides itself on its handcrafted beers. Located just off the square on N Cedar Street, the brewery offers a music room and small outdoor patio where folks can enjoy their drinks. In addition to their unique and flavorful beers, they also serve wine and have frequent live music performances. Black Fox Brewing Company has become a cherished local spot in Denton!

What to catch this summer: Thursday karaoke nights. 

Union Bear - Coming soon to Denton this summer, this extension of the popular Plano joint is taking over the former 18,000 sq-feet Armadillo Ale building on Bell Ave. Follow Union Bear on social for updates! 

Toasty Bros - Specializing in small batch production, Toasty Bros ensures that each brew is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, delivering unique and flavorful experiences to beer enthusiasts. The brewery’s dedication to fostering a sense of community is clear in their local engagements and collaborations, making Toasty Bros. a beloved name among Denton's vibrant beer scene. Follow Toasty Bros on social for their pop-up details! 


Barley & Board - Established in 2015, this Denton gastropub serves up their own brews along with a mouth-watering menu. Check them out on the Denton Square!

What to catch this summer: Happy hours with live music! Check out the Barley & Board Facebook page for the latest events.

More About The Brew City, Texas Program

With over 400 breweries calling the Lone Star State home, craft beer contributes a staggering $4.5 billion annually to the Texas economy—the third most of any state—and supports more than 30,000 jobs. Still, when it comes to breweries per capita, Texas ranks a distant 47th, underscoring the potential for further industry growth. Despite the challenges hospitality businesses have weathered in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas remains a large state with ample room for craft brewing expansion with further market development, and communities like Denton are at the heart of that growth. As the organization behind the Brew City, Texas program, the Texas Craft Brewers Guild serves as the statewide nonprofit trade association dedicated to advancing the Texas craft brewing industry through advocacy and education.

Denton joins other nearby cities like McKinney and Waxahachie, united in their mission to showcase the best of Texas craft beer and enhance economic opportunities for local businesses. Through collaborative marketing, education, and outreach efforts with the Brew City, Texas program, Denton looks forward to continuing to raise the bar for craft beer excellence and welcoming visitors to experience the best of what the city has to offer.

To learn more about the Brew City, Texas program and check out participating cities, visit the Texas Craft Brewers Guild website. To explore local breweries and other attractions in Denton, visit

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