A local beer hot spot is about to have some company – and some competition – just across the way in 2018.
According to a report from the Houston Business Journal, owner Andy Dunn and business partner Ramon Duran plan to open Walking Stick Brewing Co. in mid-2018 on the 12,000-square foot property at 957 Wakefield Dr., directly across the street from the Wakefield Crowbar.
Currently, the report says, the property contains a 1,600-foot metal warehouse built in 1965, which Dunn and Duran plan to transition into a neighborhood craft brewery that will serve up to 100 customers in its taproom upon completion.
According to HBJ, Dunn expects to produce 2,000 barrels a year with a 10-barrel brewhouse the company will get from Portland Kettle Works once Walking Stick opens next year. He also plans to self-distribute his seven foundation beers – each named after Rocky Mountain peaks higher than 14,000 feet and made with ingredients from his own small farm in Florida – to local bars and restaurants once production is underway, per the report.