Ft. Worth... Funkytown, a great place for a brewery. Friends Stan Hudson and Sean Doublet definitely think so. When they originally met Sean wasn't even into craft beer. He noted that Stan came around with growlers pouring 4 oz samples for everyone. We know this to be likely as we've known Stan for many years and have experienced his proclivity to share his brews. Interestingly, beer isn't what originally introduced us to Stan, we have cigars to thank for that. However, we quickly find we shared a common love for craft beer as well. We've enjoyed beers with Stan around the country. This was well before Neutral Ground was a thing, but he was a passionate homebrewer. He's visited us here in Atlanta, I've visited him in Texas, and we've met at cigar meetups in Tennessee, where Stan shipped kegs of his beer up from Texas to share.
Sean really didn't have much a choice about being a beer fan around Stan and over the years he developed the same passion. At the time, he still lived in Louisiana when the two decided to start their brewery. The name comes from a strip of disputed border between Texas and Louisiana. We're told sometimes they still stand on opposite ends of the brewery and shake their fists at each other.
We chat with Sean and Stan about our history with Stan, and even throw some true/false questions at Sean about some of Stan's adventures. We chat homebrewing, Louisiana, cajun food, and learn all about their brews.
King Cake beer?
It's a bold move to go with a pastry-inspired beer as your flagship, but the King Cake brew is working out pretty well for NGBC. The fairly light and very drinkable brew delivers on the flavors, and if you visit the taproom in the trendy River East area of Ft. Worth you can even get it in a sugar rimmed glass. Laissez le bon temps rouler!