New brewery DECA Beer Co. to join the Porter area

From left: Owners Jeff Angell, Jason Dornik, Cody Evens and Heath Cleaver will open DECA Beer Co. in early 2021. (Courtesy DECA Beer Co.)
From left: Owners Jeff Angell, Jason Dornik, Cody Evens and Heath Cleaver will open DECA Beer Co. in early 2021. (Courtesy DECA Beer Co.)

From left: Owners Jeff Angell, Jason Dornik, Cody Evens and Heath Cleaver will open DECA Beer Co. in early 2021. (Courtesy DECA Beer Co.)

DECA Beer Co., a new Porter brewery, will open its taproom in early 2021 at 25428 Loop 494, Ste. G. The brewery is owned by beer enthusiasts Jeff Angell, Cody Evans, Heath Cleaver and Jason Dornik, who live in the Kingwood and Spring areas.

Evans and Angell brewed beers in their garages for years before they decided to open a business, Evans said. A mutual friend then connected them with Cleaver and Dornik, who were homebrewers also looking to open a brewery. They moved into the Porter property in December 2019 and have been working to open the brewery since.


The taproom will feature a bar, indoor and outdoor seating, food trucks and a small selection of wines from a Texas winery. Angell said they want the family-friendly taproom to make patrons feel relaxed and comfortable.

“We're looking to make a place that's comfortable for people to come and just hang out," he said.

When it opens, the brewery will have 10-12 of its beers on tap, but Evans said they hope to offer 15-17 rotating and seasonal beers in the future. Some DECA Brew Co. brew styles will include stouts, India pale ales, berliner weisses, and blonde and brown ales. www.facebook.com/decabeer
By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.