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On January 22, TUPPs Brewery held its ribbon cutting ceremony with the McKinney Chamber of Commerce and community partners to celebrate McKinney’s newest craft brewery. The brewery, located at the McKinney Cotton Mill, has been finished out using materials reclaimed from the 110-year-old-mill. TUPPs will offer brewery tours and a special events venue to the community this spring. Their beer will be available at major bars, restaurants and pubs throughout the region.

Representatives from the brewery and the City of McKinney were in attendance to celebrate the brewery’s milestone. “We’re excited to welcome TUPPs to McKinney and expand the city’s involvement in Texas’ craft beer scene,” said McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller.

North Texas craft breweries continue to gain popularity. They provide the opportunity for visitors to taste beers they normally wouldn’t try while touring the facility and learning about the brewing process.  Many of the breweries offer social events such as happy hours and some facilities have space available to rent for private events. According to the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, Texas craft breweries made 833,191 barrels of beer in 2013, an increase of 17.6 percent. The Texas Guild notes that Texas alone was responsible for 848,000 barrels of the craft beer produced last year, ranking seventh out of all 50 states.

“TUPPs Brewery has a sense of place. We are proud to be in Texas, in the great city of McKinney and located at the Historic Cotton Mill. When you visit, you will experience a state-of-the-art craft beer production facility as well as a beer garden that features a casual artistic feel,” said Keith Lewis, Co-Founder and President.

The 15,000 square-foot warehouse boasts a state-of-the-art brewhouse with high-tech hydrometers, microscopes and other sophisticated monitoring devices that allow the brewery to deliver high-quality ales with a high degree of consistency. The McKinney Economic Development Corporation provided assistance for the new brewery.

The name TUPPs, came from shortening the name of the head brewer and co-founder, Tupper Patnode. More information about TUPPs Brewery can be found at

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