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Taste Buds Come Alive at Braindead Brewing

05.13.2015 by: Becca Kouser
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Deep Ellum has recently welcomed a new brewpub, Braindead Brewing, offering lunch, dinner, and terrific snacks for any late-night cravings. The dining room is equipped with long communal tables and the open patio has an assortment of picnic tables so there's plenty of seats to choose from. Be sure to take a peak inside the brewery room to see the tanks and chambers creating their homebrews. 

Odell Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA

Rejoice! Braindead has finally released three of their homebrews including the 75 Shilling a Scottish ale, the Gritz a cream style ale and the Foreign Extra Stout.  They also offer dozens of other craft beer on draft ranging from great local to national selections. With so many options it makes choosing a beer difficult. Thankfully, our waitress brought out a few samples to try.

Queso Starter

Braindead is more than just beer though, as all of the food - with the exception of the bread and tortillas - is made in house and pairs well with the beer selections. Don't overlook the starters, especially the Queso: melty Monterrey jack topped with picadillo, roasted tomato salsa, guacamole and queso fresco. This queso beats out many versions we find at some well known Mexican restaurants around town. Another starter, The Popcorn - cooked in duck fat and tossed with garlic and thyme - is more than just your average movie theater bucket. Plan your visit with a group so you don't feel too guilty ordering an array of starters. 

Cajun Smoked Turkey Sandwich

Beer Brined Chicken Sandwich

The menu may appear typical, but look closer and you'll find interesting twists on classic options. We tried our luck with sandwiches and ordered the Cajun Smoked Turkey and Beer Brined Chicken. The Cajun Smoked Turkey had an excellent combination of sweet and smoky; cherry chipotle chutney, and goat cheese added a sweetness to the Cajun smoked turkey and house bacon. As far as sides, the  Sweet Potato Chips were the perfect amount of crisp and sweet, but if fries are your thing, the ones at Braindead are wonderfully seasoned. Some of the entrees that are receiving a lot of buzz include the Coma Burger and Smoked Turkey Leg

Warm Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Stout Chocolate Milk {Photo Courtesy of Braindead's Facebook}

By the end of your meal you may be in a mid-coma, but do yourself a favor and do not skip dessert! Finish off your experience with Warm Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies served with Stout Chocolate Milk. Don't worry, you'll have a little time between your meal and dessert to give the cookies time to be freshly baked, served warm and gooey. 

Receipts come in fun vintage books!

Braindead Brewing truly delivers on both the pub and brewing aspect with an outstanding menu, brews, and service. We suggest moseying down to Deep Ellum to check it out.

Braindead Brewing Official Website

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