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Oak Cliff Brewing at Tyler Station Beer Garden
1300 Polk St., #222
Dallas, TX 75224
Around the back of this brewery in the Tyler Station and situated over the Elmwood Branch of Cedar Creek, this garden has picnic tables, shade trees and an old snow-cone trailer full of beer kegs. A taco trailer has taken up residence, too, which means that if you want to have a few pints on a weekend, there’s no reason to leave. In its early days, Oak Cliff specialized in hazy IPAs and fruited sours, and its most popular offerings now are a series of brews inspired by paleta flavors. But there are good offerings for normcore drinkers, too, like an outstanding pilsner (Bounced Czech) and a Goldilocks-style just-right blended pour called John Hancock, which mixes together the rather sweet light lager and rather bitter dark lager in one perfect cup.