With more than 11,000 square feet Pantego’s New Main Brewing is one to set the standard for a fun and friendly environment. David Clark owner and master brewer and wife Amanda have said that at the moment the brewery is set to brew their own batches of their favorite varieties of beer on site soon, but still pour local Texan brews from the tap. New Main Brewing opened its doors to Pantego residents a few months ago, but has been in the brewing business since 2016 and maybe even longer.
What first stated out as a fun and original idea for the married couple; brewing beer became more than an in house hobby. “The business has started from its inception about three years,” Clark says.” I fell in love with the act of brewing, the science behind it, coming up with the recipe, it’s a really fun challenge.”
Clark and his wife have been involved with the art of brewing from the start as brewer bloggers for their own beer brewing blog entitled, New Main Brewing. The New Main Brewer and his wife have traveled to several out of town brewing events and festivals, such as Texas Craft Brewers guild Craft Brewer’s fest in Austin TX and Untapped Fest (now Index Fest). Clark states the fests help connect with other local brewers to talk about different brewing ideas and techniques. “It’s a very close knit group,” Clark says. “It’s a great time to be a beer fan.”
Locals have given a good amount of feedback, Clark says. The unusual layout with a conversational room in the center of the breweries wide space was once a gymnasium. Clark says the brewery hosts live events during the weekends and a trivia night every Thursday, Pub Guys Trivia.
David Clark Owner and Founder of New Main Brewing Co. In Pantego TX,
The family friendly setting is oriented in what bartender, Brian Krajcirobic, says is somewhat a European town vibe. “Solid crowds amounting to the first day of about 1,000 first day patrons,” Krajcirobic states. “There isn’t an age limit to entry, we keep it family friendly.” With a fan favorite craft beer Temptress, the breweries conversation room’s TV’s are for what Clark says are reserved for video games of the early 90’s at the moment. A Nintendo 64 and Super NES with Sega and Playstation games keep craft beer connoisseurs up in spirit and also fun for the younger generation. The Brewery is equipped with a back patio and a half lot for a small disc golf cage for local disc golf players, Clark says.
Above the conversation room is a second story, which bar keep Krajcirobic says is reserved and in construction for an upper deck sports viewing area.
The brewery has gained attention from Fort Worth Weekly and media coverage from Reservoir Geeks blog, and an interview with Guide Live.