Supply and demand. That oldest of economic equilibrium laws is at it again. McKinney’s Franconia beer is now available in a bottle. Yeah, you heard me.
The wait is over. With all that pent-up demand, bottled Franconia beer began shipping over a week ago. The results? Fifteen hundred cases sold on the first day.
The fifth largest brewery in Texas, celebrating their 5th anniversary this month, just got a little bigger — and better.
And so the story goes …
Never trust a skinny brewmaster.
That’s Dennis Wehrman, brewmaster and owner of Franconia Brewing Company located at 495 McKinney Pkwy in McKinney.
With a rich history in family brewing beginning with his grandfather who owned a brewery, several uncles involved in the brewing business, and mom with a degree as a brewery lab technician – I’d say these beer lovers have beer in their blood.
And that’s a good thing.
As the local knowledgeable beer professional, Dennis is the one creating all that deliciousness coming out of the brewery. He and his team have created beer for every beer drinkers taste.
Two standouts include Franconia Wheat (Hefeweizen) and the Franconia Dunkel: a dark lager with a hint of Mocca and a dark chocolate finish. And because they’re local, this is the freshest beer around.
So be sure to ask for Franconia beer by name at your local restaurant/pub! We did over at the Cadillac Pizza Pub in McKinney’s historic downtown – where they have the Koelsch and Wheat on tap.
If you want to sample some of their selection and get a first hand look at the brewing process you can take a once a week tour on Saturdays starting at 11 am. The tour takes about two hours and costs $5 per person, or $10 if you buy a Franconia beer glass. Reservations aren’t necessary unless you would like a private tour.
Franconia Brewing does more than just make great beer. They’re a good friend of the environment, too.
An energy efficient state-of-the-art facility recycles left over hops into cattle feed and 80% of the water used during brewing. Because they don’t produce waste or trash they have no need for a dumpster.
I’d say Franconia is GREEN!
These days, when you think beer, you think Franconia!
495 McKinney Parkway
McKinney, TX 75071