The Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex has never been known for its IPAs, but a new brewery in Bedford is aiming to change that perception.
Although Turning Point Beer officially opened its doors in March, the business had been in progress for close to three years before then, and immediately became known for its hoppy beers, including $Texas double IPA, Fleeb Juice double IPA and Pulp pale ale.
The first ever brewpub in the city of Bedford’s history was founded by four friends who had all experienced working in local breweries before: Alex Knight, Jon Paul Goytia, James Peery and Josh Davis. Each brought something different to the table, and all four worked to get the 6,000-square-foot space located in a former Rent-a-Center up and running on the weekends while also working their respective real jobs.
While the brewery has branched out considerately from where it started more than six months ago, it does have the distinction of being the first brewery in the North Texas region to produce New England-style IPAs on a regular basis, a style of IPA known for its creamy mouthfeel, low bitterness and assertive aromas.
Since opening, Turning Point has also experimented with other styles including Snooze Control, an imperial stout brewed with Guatemalan medium roast Terrazas coffee beans, African Dream Pop Raspberry & Blackberry, a fruited gose and even a Mexican-style lager named Haze Bro Tears.