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Jason Boso, the restaurateur behind Twisted Root and Truck Yard, is opening a new concept called By the Horns Brewery in Mansfield. With a focus on house-brewed beers and creative tacos in an indoor/outdoor space, By the Horns Brewery is slated to open its doors in early 2019.

In true Boso style, By the Horns inhabits an old gas station and is incorporating some of the original tenant’s charm into the design. Memorabilia, including old-fashioned gas pumps in front of the space, will pay homage to the location. When you walk inside, you’ll find 4,000 square feet to work with, including 92 seats and large garage doors that can be opened to the pet-friendly backyard. 

The concept has a full bar and a brewery led by brewmaster Justin Meyers. The University of Missouri graduate has plied his trade across the country at craft breweries as well as at Paulaner Brauhaus in New York. There, he oversaw brewing and cellaring operations, and made regular trips to Munich, Germany to learn both traditional and new techniques from Paulaner brewmasters at the famed Bavarian brewery, which dates back to 1634. 

For By the Horns, Meyers has developed five beers—all traditional German beers with an American twist—that will be served on tap. There will always be two revolving beers and three flagship offerings, and custom taps will transfer the beers directly from the tank, so they never touch the air. At launch, Myers will offer a Bavarian-style IPA, a German Hefeweizen, a Bavarian lager, a juicy American Northeast IPA and a Doppelbock. Beers can be ordered individually or as flights, and customers can also make their own six-packs of 20-ounce growlers that can be purchased on site and enjoyed at home.

Because good beer requires good food, the bar will feature its own Tacos & Avocados restaurant inside the space. So prepare to eat delicious rotisserie chicken and pork tacos, fresh guacamole, and Oaxacan Cricket Tostadas. Local sodas made with real sugar cane will be available if beer’s not your thing. And to tie the two concepts together even further, some of the brewery’s spent grain will be used to make beer grain tortillas.

In addition to all the food-and-drink-related fun mentioned above, By the Horns will also offer brewery tours, so you can see how the magic happens behind the scenes. And on weekends, the backyard will host live music ranging from solo guitarists to small bands.

“We’ve been working hard on By the Horns Brewery and are so excited to unveil the finished product,” said proprietor Jason Boso. “We hope the fine people of Mansfield and all of DFW will enjoy our fresh-brewed beers, delicious food and relaxing atmosphere, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone in for a cold drink.” 

By the Horns is scheduled to open in early 2019 and will be open seven days per week from 11 a.m. – midnight.  For more information, please visit

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