Barrow Brewing Company was founded in 2014 after a petition, an election to change the laws in the village, and basically moving a few mountains. The owners spent the better portion of 2014 scheming and finally settled on the old Silver Spur Theatre as their prime location for Bell County’s first microbrewery. In 2015 they executed their plans with contractors, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, and volunteers. They learned a lot and made some great friends while turning an old pole barn granary into a brewery. Barrow Brewing Company opened the doors on April 1, 2016.
Quality, sustainability, and community are the three words that define so much of what Barrow Brewing Company is about. They strive to be a sustainable business that encourages drinking local, supporting local businesses, and taking steps to lower their carbon footprint.
As they renovated the brewery, they strove to recycle and re-use as much material as possible. When you visit the brewery, you can’t miss the knotty pine plank walls. These original walls were used to hold in tons of grain, expanding and collapsing with the weight of it. They love the history around the brewery as well, to include the natural springs and creek that surround it. The stories here are endless, both in and around the location.
Barrow Brewing Company owners originally came to Salado to be near family but they stayed because of the rich, diverse community of veterans, hippies, golfers, artists, saints, and free spirits living here. They are now honored to work beside artisans in several industries in Salado who are crafting their glass, pottery, chocolate, music, and wine (just to name a few) all over town.
Barrow Brewing Company hopes that you’ll visit the brewery soon to drink like a local and experience Salado firsthand. There is shopping, restaurants, and even a park for the kids nearby. In the summertime, you will all enjoy dipping your toes in the creek. There is much to see and do, and of course, plenty on tap to taste.
Before discovering a love for brewing, Barrow’s founder, Graydon Hill, was a commercial airline pilot. It was in that line of work that his incredible inclination for quality control was molded. When it comes to being a captain of a giant piece of aluminum hurtling through the air, you have to be sure of your equipment, your processes, your crew, and your decisions. The same can be said about brewing beer. When it comes to sanitization, inspecting ingredients, temperature controls, lab work, storage, presentation, everything – the best quality is what you’ll find here at Barrow Brewing Co.
They believe that the best ingredients make the best craft beer. They use simple recipes that highlight the unique natural hop and grain flavors. While they are not disciples of the Reinheitsgebot, at Barrow they believe just because you can do [add] something, doesn’t mean you should.
Barrow beers are inspired by our family history, the characters in our small town, and an abiding love of Texas.
Plan Your Visit
The tap room and beer garden at Barrow Brewing Company are the perfect place to hang out with friends, meet new people, and try local craft beer directly from the source. As the first microbrewery in Bell County and only brewery in Salado, Barrow offers you an opportunity to peer directly into the brewing area and have the full craft beer experience.
Barrow Brewing Company is family friendly and hosts a variety of events- everything from yoga to scientific seminars. There is live music on the weekends and at least one food truck on site every day. Check out our Facebook page or Events page for upcoming events.
The tap room and outdoor spaces are child and pet friendly. Children must be monitored by an adult at all times. We require that pets be kept on a leash. There is free water inside the tap room and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase inside or at the food truck(s). There is also a puppy tap to the left of the brewery’s front porch. Here are some FAQs.
At this time, they are not holding table reservations. It is always a good idea to bring lawn chairs to set up, socially distanced, in the field by the creek if you are worried about table capacity.
Barrow is the perfect location for group gatherings, team-building meetings, special events, and Hail & Farewells. Use the form below to inquire about rates and availability. Please make requests at least 30 days in advance. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Barrow Brewing Company knows you will love Salado so much you will want to stay the night!
108 Royal Street, Salado, Texas 76571
Sunday – 12pm – 8pm
Monday-Tuesday – CLOSED
Wednesday-Thursday – 4pm – 10pm
Friday – Silo 12 pm; Taproom 4pm – 10:30pm
Saturday – 12pm – 10:30pm