Brewery Spotlight

False Idol Brewing

False Idol Brewing is an independent brewing project which strives to offer beers to customers, brewed with quality, consistency and creativity. The idea that took place as a seed in the founder’s imagination in 2014 finally materialized in 2018 with its branding. 

The logo of False Idol Brewing, as does the name, derives itself from Norse mythology. The wolf logo pays homage to the Norse God, Odin’s wolves, Geri and Freki, who symbolized Greed and Lust. Soon after the logo was created, the brewery team adopted a husky, which became the family brewery dog, as well as its mascot. More mascots have been added to the team since.

The first cold brews released by False Idol Brewing in the Spring of 2019 were Bad Grandmas Blond Ale, Train to Valhalla English Barleywine, Side Hustlin’ NEIPA, and Trustfund Baby Strawberry Milkshake IPA. All these beers and the beers brewed after them have been brewed on False Idol Brewing’s 10bbl direct fire brewhouse. The North Richland brewery has a barrel capacity of 800 barrels. 

Beer Availability

The following beers are made available at False Idol Brewing:

  • Trustfund Baby Strawberry Milkshake IPA – 8.2% ABV Milkshake IPA, combining lactose, vanilla, 40lbs of strawberries per barrel, and Idaho dry hops.
  • Side Hustlin’ NEIPA – 7.5% ABV New England IPA, dry-hopped with El Dorado, Mosaic, and Ekuanot hops.
  • A Beer About Nothing New England IPA – 8.3% ABV New England IPA, dry-hopped using Citra and Lotus hops.
  • Night Night Imperial Stout – 11% ABV Imperial Stout, dark as dark comes.
  • Ghost Eye Berliner Weiss – 4.5% ABV Berliner Weiss, crisp, tart, and extremely sessionable.
  • Bad Grandmas Blonde Ale – 5.2% ABV Blonde Ale, you are unlikely to forget it in a hurry.
  • Return of the Stack French Toast Imperial Stout – 13% ABV Imperial Stout with cinnamon and maple additions.
  • Yacht’n! New England IPA – 8.1% ABV NEIPA brewed using Citra, HBC 472, and Mosaic hops.
  • Faded Love New England IPA – 8% ABV New England IPA, packed to the brim with HBC 472, Citra, and Mosaic hops.
  • Train to Valhalla English Barleywine – 13% ABV Barleywine, smooth and crushable.
  • Shotty B Blonde Ale – 5.5% ABV Dry-hopped blonde ale, brewed using Citra and El Dorado hops. 

What Customers Have to Say

Open on all days of the week except Mondays, the False Idol Brewing taproom is serviced by a friendly bunch of staff, always willing to help customers with their concerns. Visiting customers can look forward to a variety of beer styles ranging from IPAs to stouts and ciders. 

Besides enjoying their wide variety of beers and wines, you can also avail food here at V-Grits, housed in the same premises. The food served is all vegan. You can choose from an offering of salads, sandwiches, fries, and mac & cheese. In fact, the Mac & Cheese Flight on their Lunch Snacks menu, which includes BBQ, pizza, and cheeseburger, is highly recommended as the chosen food pairing for your False Idol brews. 

The location of False Idol brewing taproom and V-Grits restaurant used to house The Monkey Wrench before. It has since been renovated into an airy open space by Shawn Steele, Jeff Tennis, and Kristina Addington – co-owners of the project. Customers can avail up to five beers on tap any time when they visit False Idol Brewing. 

Beer Review

In this section, two of False Idol Brewing’s initial craft brews are discussed, namely Manna Kellerbier and St. Hyena Sour Pale Ale. 

The Manna Kellerbier is a refreshing IPA offering by False Idol, which tries to balance bitterness with drinkability. Mellow, crisp, flavorful, and moderately priced, you can enjoy this German-style pilsner without burning a hole in your pocket. With Manna Kellerbier, Steele wanted to offer customers craft beer which wasn’t necessarily expensive, but hand-made with care all the same.

St. Hyena Sour Pale Ale has a deep golden body and a light foam head. False Idol’s initial sour ale offering is also able to wonderfully strike the delicate balance between piquancy and bitterness. Crisp and flavorful with a dry finish and tropical fruit flavor notes, there is no reason you would not enjoy a drink of the St. Hyena Sour Pale Ale. Clocking only 5% ABV, this sour ale is exceptionally sessionable and embodies the creative spirit of False Idol Brewing, to some extent.


False Idol Brewing has recently introduced merchandise offerings for customers looking to pick up dedicated brewery merch. You can pick from a range of custom stickers, shirts, and glassware at the brewery itself or on their merchant page online.

Upcoming Brews

False Idol Brewing announces its upcoming brew releases on its social media pages, the links to which you can find on its official webpage. As news has it, they will be releasing a collaboration brew with 903 Brewers very soon. The Filbert Chocolate Hazelnut Imperial Stout is all set for release. The all-new False Idol Brewing collab stout beer will be made available in canned form on a limited availability basis. Growler fills will also be offered, but you can bet that stocks available for growler fill will run out very soon unless you hurry.

Make the Trip!

If you wish to sample what all the talk about False Idol Brewing beers are, drive down to the North Richland brewery and experience what this unique craft brewpub and vegan restaurant has to offer. You will enjoy the casual and laidback vibe, as well as the welcoming attitude of the staff on board. Order a sour or stout and pair it with their famous mac & cheese, and you will learn why False Idol Brewing is starting to get noticed. Come alone or with friends, kick back your feet, and relax with a draft of their beautifully crafted beer on tap. Avail growler fills or pick up cans and merch if you’d like to introduce your friends/family back home to the False Idol Brewing experience.

False Idol Brewing is located at 7924 Maplewood Ave North Richland Hills, Texas. You can contact the brewery via phone at 817-631-9875 for any queries. You might also visit False Idol Brewing’s official webpage for information about its operational hours and other news and updates about the brewery.

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