Brunching at White Rock Alehouse & Brewery: A Review

This East Dallas brewpub is winning at brunch.

Image credit: Kathy Tran

White Rock Alehouse & Brewery, the new East Dallas brewpub serving up craft beers and great food, opened in early December 2017.

Located at the intersection of Gaston and Garland Roads (7331 Gaston Avenue, Suite #100), White Rock Alehouse & Brewery overlooks the trailhead and features a 4,000-square-foot patio and beer garden.

Recently my sister and I stopped in for a fun weekend brunch. Scroll on to check out the food…and cocktails, we enjoyed during our visit.

The Food

My sister ordered the Alehouse Burger: 1/2 pound house ground patty, pork belly, Tillamook cheddar, WRAB beer and bacon jam, märzen mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle on a Brioche Bun.

I did not taste this burger, but it was so visibly appealing that I took several pictures of it. My sister ordered it medium, and I believe this is the standard temperature the kitchen will cook the burger to, unless otherwise specified by the guest. She enjoyed the juicy patty with the rich pork belly on top. Overall, she thought the burger was solid.

I ordered the Wake & Bake Flatbread: mozzarella, märzen cheese, zucchini, fries egg, arugula, caramelized onions, sausage, jalapeños, and Texas Honey (sausage not shown – we got it on the side).

As of January 1, 2018, I became a vegetarian. When I ordered the flatbread, I requested the sausage on the side, for my sister to nosh.

I loved this flatbread so much. The märzen cheese and the Texas honey were my favorite elements from this dish. Märzen is a medium to full body lager beer. The flavor is malty, but it makes a great beer cheese.

Our bonus dish was the Tree Hugger Burger: house-made veggie patty, red onion, baby spinach, red cabbage, tomato, and chipotle aioli on a Brioche Bun.

This burger is not on the brunch menu, it is on the dinner menu. When the chef learned that I am a vegetarian, he thought I should try it too.

This is honestly one of the best veggie burgers I’ve ever had. And in my short time of being a vegetarian, I have eaten plenty! I like this version because the patty is made in-house, it holds together well, and it has great flavor from the black beans and all other yummy veggies in it. My sister even like it!

The Cocktails

My sister ordered the Merry Mary: Tito’s Vodka, Zing Zang, Clamato Juice, chipotle purée, Worcestershire, Angostura bitters, celery, and citrus zest.

Anytime my sister sees a Bloody Mary on the menu, she has to try it. She described this one as smoke and spicy, but well-balanced and definitely something she would enjoy drinking again.

I ordered the Brewhouse Mimosa: champagne and orange juice.

In my opinion you can never go wrong with champagne and juice, of any kind, at brunch. This is really just a simple mimosa, but the blueberries add nice texture and a burst of sweet berry flavor when you bite into them.

Don’t forget that White Rock Alehouse & Brewery is a licensed brewpub, which allows them to make beer to be consumed on-site. The food menu is designed to pair well with beer, so stop in soon for dinner or weekend brunch.  (Lunch will be added in the near future.) You won’t be disappointed!

White Rock Alehouse & Brewery is open Monday – Friday 3pm – midnight; Saturday 9am – midnight; Sunday 10am – midnight.

Our visit was comped by White Rock Alehouse & Brewery.

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