LH Investor Group-John and Julie Morrow, David and Susan Solomon, Steve and Karen Stutsman, Brooks and Lynda Purnell and John and Karla Royer

Lake Highlands has plenty of fun places to find a cold brew, but a new joint recently opened in historic downtown Carrollton with great beer – and LH ties.

Last week’s soft opening of 3 Nations Brewery, named for its traditional German, Belgian and English brewing methods, drew investors John and Julie Morrow, David and Susan Solomon, Steve and Karen Stutsman, Brooks and Lynda Purnell and John and Karla Royer and their LH friends and neighbors. The grand opening celebration will be Nov. 16.

The brewery, which originally opened in Farmers Branch in 2015 and was recruited away by Carrollton city officials, now sits in a big rustic shed which has housed everything over the years from grain to old furniture. After renovation, brew tanks were moved in, including small-batch copper tanks purchased out of storage from Humperdink’s. Several items were rescued from the now-closed Sandy Lake Amusement Park nearby, including the canopy over the 40-year-old carousel, used by 3 Nations for a picnic pavilion. The mission bell, which stood at the ancestral home of El Chico founder Frank Cuellar in Mexico before he gifted it to Sandy Lake, is also at the brewery, as is the bright red gate and turnstile from Sandy Lake’s swimming pool. Picnic tables were also rescued from Sandy Lake, and the park’s flag pole will be added soon.

In addition to the outdoor patio, 3 Nations has a spacious taproom and a room for private events. They don’t currently have a kitchen, but they’re working with Babe’s Chicken, Cane Rosso and Twisted Root nearby to offer food, and they’ll bring food trucks onto their patio on occasion.

If you visit 3 Nations, located at 1033 E. Vandergriff, schedule enough time to stroll downtown Carrollton’s square and enjoy their funky antique shops, old-fashioned candy counters and trendy boutiques.

Inside 3 Nations

Copper micro-brew kettles were rescued from Humperdink’s storage

Zach Galindo, owner of Lake Highlands School of Music, and Michael Boss performed at the soft opening

Brew tanks and copper kettles at 3 Nations

Inside 3 Nations Brewing