Weathered Souls Brewing Co., located near Hill Country Village, recently began a partnership with local chef Nicola Blaque on a new dining concept at the brewpub.

The background

Marcus Baskerville, co-founder and brewing director of Weathered Souls, on April 17 announced a new collaboration with Blaque, who created local restaurants The Jerk Shack and Freight Fried Chicken.

On April 25, Weathered Souls formally opened Barrel and Bloom, the collaborative concept where Blaque brings her culinary talent into the brewpub’s kitchen and develops dishes to complement Weathered Souls’ beers and barrel-aging program, Baskerville said.

Dig deeper

Blaque has been nominated for the James Beard Foundation Award, which recognizes chefs, restaurateurs, culinary journalists and authors.

The Barrel and Bloom menu will include Maryland-style crab cakes, jerk chicken skewers, baked brie with jalapeno and peach marmalade, beer cheese and macaroni, and lava cake.

Blaque will operate the Weathered Souls kitchen from 3-9 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and noon-8 p.m. Sundays.