Small Brewpub owner Aaron Garcia was installing taps Friday at his under-construction space in Jefferson Tower.
Garcia, an experienced home brewer, launched Small with a series of backyard parties in Oak Cliff a couple of years ago. Later he and his partners added live music to the mix, launching the Small Brewpub concert series last year.
Jim Lake Cos. bought Jefferson Tower last year, and Small Brewpub was one of the first new tenants. But aside from posters outside the building announcing the brewpub was coming soon, Garcia has kept things very quiet.
Recently it came out that the pub would offer a full menu under chef Misti Norris. And now we see the pub has 12 taps — six for Small offerings and six for other craft brews.
The Small guys also have an option on the space next door, where they’re considering a live music venue.
Before they can open, they have to receive an armful of permits, including one from the federal government to manufacture alcohol. That’s why Garcia is reluctant to announce an opening date.
Garcia and his partners are doing almost all of the construction themselves. The building owner handed them a white box, and they have painted, tiled, wired and plumbed much of it. Garcia says he and many of his family members, as well as his partners in the brewpub, have construction backgrounds.