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A new brewery in the Strand Historic District
downtown will make its debut sometime
before Halloween. Devil and the Deep Brewery
is located at 2425 Postoffice, adjacent to Sharky’s, and locals Eric
Walker, Chris David, and Landers Weakly, along with the Art Director,
Daniel Torres, will soon open the double garage doors to this a
brewery that features a five barrel brew system.
The plan is to have eight to ten styles of beer available at any given
time, which can be enjoyed either outside on the patio or inside at
the long, German style tables—reminiscent of European-style beer
gardens. The brewery will lean toward a session style beer with low
alcohol content of 4.5-5%, making their brews easily approachable.
“I want people to be able to walk in, from the downtown areas or
cruise terminals, find something
they like that is refreshing, not
heavy,” says Eric.
Devil and the Deep’s flagship
brews will include Saisons, Pale
Ales, Blondes, a Brown Ale,
farmhouse brews, and Sours. For
the Lone Star Rally, which will be
their first large scale event, they
will aim to supply a large amount
of the well balanced Blonde Ale
that is comparable in price to store brands. Food will be easily accessible
with Sharky’s Taven right next door, and on ArtWalk evenings the
brewery will feature pop-ups with local artists on display inside and on
the patios.
According to the owners, the name “Devil and the Deep” was brought
about by the feel of the island and their desire to stay with an island and
nautical theme. From a nautical stand point, the devils are the lower
mast seams in the hull of a wooden ship
and they are the most difficult to get at.
Therefore it is considered that there is
practically nothing between the “devil and
the deep blue sea.”
The brewery is easily accessible by foot
traffic from anywhere in the downtown
areas and easily accommodates bicycles
and cars with ample parking. With brews
that have a good hops balance, locally
harvested yeast, and seasonal additions,
along with pool tables, shuffleboard, and darts, Devil
and the Deep will have something for everyone.
Initially, the brewery’s hours will be Thursdays and
Fridays from 3pm to midnight; Saturdays and Sundays
from 12pm to midnight. Extended hours will be
announced as they are added.
As he surveys all of the political statements and questions in the
world, he knew that answers with joy would be unexpected and
All of the artists involved use art as a means of positive
expression in life. Gabe lives by the belief that Jesus loves you,
so he started the “You are Loved” section of the wall after
completing a pictorial timeline section about his own life, which
includes his birthdate and a Volkswagen Beetle that signifies
driving your passions forward. Adam has experienced the loss
of a pet, his father, and a father figure within the last year, so
this has been part of his healing process.
The wall will stand until the construction of the building is
completed, with no future plans of what will become of these
masterpieces. One idea is to donate or sell them for charity but
it has yet to be decided.
Adam’s artwork can often be seen at the ArtWalk events
on the island and Gabe has created numerous murals across
the island, including the Kindness Project, the inside of the
Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center, McGuire Recreation
Center, and a new addition to the wall of Sharky’s Tavern, which
opens this month.
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