Cypress residents aim to open Twisted Acre Brewery this spring or summer

Twisted Acre Brewery could open in the Cypress area around late spring or during the summer of 2018.

Twisted Acre Brewery could open in the Cypress area around late spring or during the summer of 2018.

Cypress resident Robert Brogdon has been brewing beer as a hobby since 2012, but after six years of investing time and money into his craft and building a reputation at local festivals, he and his wife Nicole said they are getting ready to open their own brewery in Cypress—Twisted Acre Brewery.

The brewery, which will be located near the intersection of Telge and Grant roads, will likely open with a soft opening during the spring or summer, Nicole said.

"We're in the process of getting our brewpub license," she said. "Once we get approved, we'll be able to do cash and carry, where [patrons] can buy a growler and take beer home in it."

The Brogdons hope to also self-distribute their brews to area restaurants and retailers, Nicole said.

The brewery will be located in a warehouse complex with a large outdoor grass area and pond, Nicole said. Plans include an on-site taproom as well as an outdoor picnic table area for guests.

As a home operation, Twisted Acre makes 11 different types of brews. Once the brewery is open, Nicole said the plan is to start out with four brews while rotating others in seasonally. The four staples will be a Mexican lager, a butterscotch cream ale, a porter and a honey IPA, she said.

Although the location has been landed, Nicole said she and her husband are looking to the Cypress community for some extra help purchasing equipment. The couple have a Kickstarter campaign running through March 4 where donors receive Twisted Acre merchandise and various brewery perks for their donations.

"We’ll open regardless, but this will help us out with the amount we’re able to brew," Nicole said. "[Robert] works full time, and the larger the system we can buy, the less time he'll have to spend brewing when he comes home each night."

Nicole said she and her husband are excited to bring a local craft brewery to the Cypress area while also bringing their dreams to life.

"For the last four years my husband and I have put in tremendous efforts and spent almost all of [our] time trying to turn our dream of one day opening a brewery in Cypress into a reality," she said. "After years of overcoming many obstacles, we are excited to finally see all of the pieces falling into place."
By Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.


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