New brewery serves up craft beer and wine

By Guy Chapman – Navarro County Gazette

In a few weeks, downtown Corsicana will see the grand opening of a new watering hole, located at 224 E. Fifth Street. A new casual establishment that will serve thirsty guests craft beer and craft wine in a casual and friendly environment. There’s one truly unique aspect to this bar, however. Not only will the clientele get to enjoy specialty home-brewed beverages, they’ll also see the process of how it’s made.

That’s the goal of Brick Streets Brewery owner, Andrew Goins.

Brick Streets Brewery owner, Andrew Goins. – Photo by Guy Chapman

“Ever since I discovered home brewing five or six years ago I kind of just fell in love with it and I always wanted to do something with it,” Goins said. “I wanted to work at my own place.”

Goins decided to channel that creativity by going out on his own and setting up shop in downtown Corsicana.

“I mean, why the hell not,” said Goins with a smile. “There’s no other brewery here.”

Brick Streets Brewery, located at 224 E. Fifth Street – Photo by Guy Chapman

Originally from Corsicana, the business owner recognizes the town’s great history and potential. He also considers Corsicana’s downtown area to be “one of the most beautiful red brick downtowns in America.” Goins takes pride that his building is authentically old, and made sure to preserve aspects of the original building, keeping the original tiling on the ceiling, and the side door of the brewery is a restored original. The bar itself has Whiteselle “Cherry Reds” interspersed throughout its brickwork.

“It’s really quite wonderful,” Goins said.

The main showcase piece of the brewery itself is where the beer is made, a huge system where patrons will be fully exposed to the brewing experience, and drink the results straight from the source. The establishment will feature a regular house ale, an IPA, and an “experimental” beer on draft that will regularly switch out throughout the year based on seasonal and customer requests. A pint of beer will average just under $6 for customers.

“We’ll do a little bit of everything,” Goins said. “The system is so small it gives me an incredible flexibility to do almost anything people want. If people want something they can always just tell me, and we’ll try to accommodate them.”

Visitors to Brick Streets Brewery will have the opportunity to see how their drinks are made, from start to finish. – Photo by Guy Chapman

The beers will use a Norweigan-based yeast, something Goins says patrons won’t be able to experience from the grocery store.

Goins will also feature only Texas crafted wines – reds, whites, and Rosés drawn from kegs, which he looks forward to highlighting for his customers. Goins hopes to eventually get into crafting his own brand of wine one day.

Goins sees his bar as an open experience for everyone to visit, though Brick Streets will close nightly around 10 p.m. He wants people to feel comfortable to have a business meeting, do studying, or just simply enjoy a good drink with friends.

“We want this to be really laid back,” Goins said. “We’re going to have fun.”

Brick Streets Brewery will be opening in a few weeks at a date to be announced. – Photo by Guy Chapman

On the Net:

Brick Streets Brewery Website

Brick Streets Brewery Facebook Page

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