District 9 Draught Haus gets its name from the city council district where it’s located — an area east of White Rock Lake nestled between Lake Highlands and Lakewood near El Vecino restaurant.  What gives this brewery its cool cred is the owners—Dana Thompson and her husband Andy, guitarist for the ‘90s alt-rock band the Buck Pets. 

The couple wants to fill an untapped niche in the market with their German-style beer and food, they told Teressa Gubbins of CultureMap.

Their menu is centered around bratwurst. The couple have a tried and true recipe they developed at the restaurant and market they used to run when they lived in Virginia. 

The new spot will feature 28 taps of lagers, maibocks, helles lagers, altbier, bocks and double bocks. The couple says 8-10 of their taps will be reserved for German beers. 

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