On Rotation in the News

November 2020

On Rotation announces closing date at Lakewood location

Time is running out to get one last beer from On Rotation before it moves from its Lakewood location.

Jaime Dunaway-Seale, Lakewood Advocate (November 12, 2020)

On Rotation Brewery in East Dallas takes hiatus before big move across town

On Rotation Small Batch Brewery & Taproom is on the move. It’ll close up shop on Gaston Avenue, near White Rock Lake, on Nov. 20. By March, the brewery is expected to reopen across town at the Braniff Centre, a redeveloped airplane hangar near Dallas Love Field.

Sarah Blaskovich, The Dallas Morning News (November 11, 2020)

September 2020

The Absolute Best Breweries in Dallas

This tiny storefront in East Dallas makes up for its small size with a mind-blowing 40 taps to choose from, more than half featuring an ever-changing array of small batch brews from On Rotation kegs. The other half showcases North Texas beers from breweries big and really, really small, so there’s always something new to sample.

Steven Lindsey, Thrillist (September 23, 2020)

August 2020

4 Restaurants Close While Others Move to New Digs

On Rotation craft brewery is moving from Lakewood to Dallas Love Field. CultureMap reports it will be in the new space of the airport, The Braniff Centre, the former home of Braniff Airlines, of course. This move allows On Rotation to expand its production capacity, start selling beer in cans and build a kitchen — something we know bars and breweries are more interested in than ever.

Taylor Adams, Dallas Observer (August 24, 2020)

On Rotation brewery in Lakewood plans to relocate

On Rotation Small Batch Brewery & Taproom plans to relocate after five years in Lakewood, CultureMap reported. The move to the Braniff Centre near Dallas Love Field will allow On Rotation to expand production, package beers and build a kitchen.

Jaime Dunaway-Seale, Lakewood Advocate (August 21, 2020)

On Rotation on the move to The Braniff Centre

Five years after opening in the Lakewood neighborhood near White Rock Lake in Dallas, On Rotation Small Batch Brewery & Taproom is moving to a new retail space at The Braniff Centre at Dallas Love Field, the former home of Braniff Airlines.

The move will allow On Rotation to add a number of new spins to its operation. In addition to expanding its production capacity, the brewery will start packaging its beers in cans, and it will also build an onsite kitchen.

Brian Brown, Beer in Big D (August 21, 2020)

On Rotation craft beer brewery relocates to Braniff Centre at Dallas Love Field

After five years in Lakewood, On Rotation Small Batch Brewery & Taproom is up and moving. The craft beer boutique brewery is relocating to a very cool new space by Dallas Love Field, in The Braniff Centre, the former home of Braniff Airlines.

Teresa Gubbins, CultureMap Dallas (August 21, 2020)

July 2020

On Rotation releases Black is Beautiful to benefit Campaign Zero’s #8CantWait

The beer was brewed, appropriately enough, on Juneteenth, and according to a press release it presents with “a chocolate and bready aroma and powerful cocoa flavor throughout.” It’s a big beer, with an ABV of 10.2%, but with the “luscious chocolate flavor and dry finish,” the alcohol is said to not overwhelm the palate.

Brian Brown, Beer in Big D (July 17, 2020)

Dallas’ 10 best breweries for 2020 keep the craft beer flowing

Small batch brewery and craft beer taproom in East Dallas features 40 taps featuring both their own experimental flavors along with rotating guest taps that provide a little something for everyone. They’re located next-door to Cane Rosso, and allow you to order a pizza and bring it inside. They’re a returning champ, having won for best brewery in 2016.

Teresa Gubbins, CultureMap Dallas (July 7, 2020)

June 2020

With “Black” Is Beautiful Stout, Brewers Across Nation Take Up Police Reform as Cause

Other local breweries that have already signed up include: Turning Point Beer, False Idol Brewing, Celestial, Brutal Beerworks, Intrinsic Smokehouse, 903 Brewers, Vector Brewing, Oak Highlands Brewing, Legal Draft Beer Co., On Rotation Brewery, ODD Muse Brewing and Four Corners Brewing.

Lauren Drewes Daniels, Dallas Observer (June 8, 2020)

Weathered Souls recruiting brewers for Black is Beautiful campaign

Over 970 breweries have joined the Black is Beautiful initiative, each pledging a commitment to the long-term work of equality, while also donating 100% of proceeds from sales of a collaboration beer to organizations in their own communities supporting police brutality reform and legal defense funds for those who have been wronged.

Brian Brown, Beer in Big D (June 5, 2020)

May 2020

Do214: Curbside Beer To-Go

A rotating tap list of experimental house-made & guest beers will keep you coming back for more.


Temporary ‘parklets’ make this Dallas restaurant news extra twee

On Rotation has a new beer on tap: Peach Maibock, infused with peaches and almonds.

Teresa Gubbins, CultureMap Dallas (May 21, 2020)

March 2020

Breweries Are Covered Under Essential Businesses Allowed To Stay Open Through Shelter-In-Places Orders, So Why Not Grab A Pack Of Your Local Favorite To-Go?

“Massively hoppy and carries high carbonation and ABV that’ll warm your cheeks right up,” is how we described On Rotation’s Flocculation of Seagulls, which seems perfect now that we’re finally moving back into that warm North Texas weather.

Alec Spicer, Central Track (March 27, 2020)

These neighborhood restaurants offer takeout, delivery now that you can’t dine in

ON ROTATION SMALL BATCH BREWERY & TAPROOM has curbside pickup available when customers call ahead or order via the mobile app. The restaurant is also selling gift cards and holding them on file for all those who’d like to “pay it forward” during the in-house hiatus.

Jaime Dunaway-Seale, Lakewood Advocate (March 17, 2020)

January 2020

Meet Jacob and Lindsay Sloan of On Rotation in Lakewood (East Dallas)

On Rotation is a unique flavor of brewery or brewpub in North Texas. It’s a somewhat rare concept across the U.S., but the roots of it stem from the brewpub culture present in the most craft beer savvy markets. We treat each beer with the utmost care, which is why we brew in such small batches. Brewing on this smaller scale allows us to use higher-quality ingredients and work with processes and flavors that don’t work when brewing at higher volumes. It also allows us to explore styles and flavors that are less mainstream in the market, and we get a chance to create a variety of experimental, one-off variants. We love that On Rotation offers an experienced craft beer fans won’t find anywhere else and a chance to be exposed to flavors that change the way they think about beer.

VoyageDallas (January 15, 2020)


November 2019

Community Spotlight: On Rotation

On Rotation is part small-batch brewery, part craft beer bar, taking its inspiration from the exploding northwest brewpub culture. With 40 always-rotating taps, this “craft beer laboratory” was created for both the craft beer connoisseur and those who are just starting in the flavorful craft beer world.

Behind the scenes, these crafty brewers are consistently concocting new and unusual flavors, using high-quality ingredients and as much aging time as needed. And while each beer is brewed to perfection, there are 40 always-rotating taps to keep things interesting.

Rockwall Ford (November 18, 2019)

On the hype of Hornindal (and others), a kveik Q&A with On Rotation

As they say, though, the proof is in the pudding…or, in this case, the yeast slurry. So, to find out how well kveik performs in practice, I contacted Jacob Sloan, co-founder of the craft beer laboratory On Rotation. The Dallas-based brewery has tested four different strains of kveik to date, and from those experiments Sloan shared insights into how using the yeast has impacted production at On Rotation, along with thoughts on ester formation, its influence on flavor and more.

Brian Brown, Beer in Big D (November 8, 2019)

October 2019

21 Best Breweries in Dallas & 4 Craft Beer Bars

With so much delicious food, Dallas pairs every good meal with an even better beer. These 21 breweries in Dallas have the hops to make you hop to each one and try all the delicious stouts, lagers, sours, and more.

Nicholas Day, 214 Area (October 22, 2019)

August 2019

Here’s Your List of Breweries Coming to the 2019 Dallas Observer BrewFest

One of Dallas’ biggest beer festivals returns to Dallas Farmers Market from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, bringing with it more than 500 beers from local, national and international breweries.

Beth Rankin & Taylor Adams, Dallas Observer (August 14, 2019)

Where to drink in Dallas right now: 5 hot new bar deals for August

This White Rock bar/micro-brewery has some of the most creative beers in Dallas-Fort Worth. Right now, they’re celebrating an IPA theme with four new releases of their own, enhanced by a “hopped up” tap list of guest brewers. Their house IPAs include a hazy IPA with Citra, Huell Melon, and Pacifica hops, resulting in notes of citrus, lime, honeydew melon, and strawberry. One very experimental IPA is the ZERO Poms Given, brewed with no hops in the boil. The end product is flush with passionfruit, pineapple, mango, and honeydew aromas while an infusion of pomegranate puree adds a sharp, slightly sour note.

Teresa Gubbins, CultureMap Dallas (August 2, 2019)

January 2019

Where To Watch the Super Bowl in Dallas

Watch the game and play some bingo to win beer and prizes at On Rotation. Party starts at kickoff. 

D Magazine (January 29, 2019)


November 2018

Drink This: Fill ‘er up with these Dallas growler stations

On Rotation has a lot going for it. They will fill your growler (or crowler… we’ll get to that); they will kindly let you enjoy your beer on site; they brew their own small batches of beer. They have 40 taps, so there’s bound to be a beer you’ll love. If you want to get a bit more experimental try one of their made-in-house brews. They swap out their own beers pretty frequently, so we recommend following them on the social media to stay up-to-date. Finally, if you don’t bring your own growler — or you just want to try something new — you can get a crowler, which is essentially a huge can that they’ll fill with the beer of your choice and then seal. Consider it the tall boy’s evolved form.

Gefen Kusin-Kline, Label Local (November 13, 2018)

How local breweries compete in a crowded market

“We insist on producing a high-quality product with the finest ingredients, but we are just as obsessed with offering the best craft beer drinking experience in the market. We have the ability to control the entire experience of consuming our beers, and we consider all parts of that process — the taproom, the branding, the staff, and the glass — as part of the product itself.”

“As a small-batch brewery, our quick-churning brew schedule allows us to branch out and take chances on more obscure, expensive, or experimental styles that may not seem viable to the larger breweries. We’re able to introduce new beers on a weekly basis, and we are forever evolving the beers we make based on what is on the market and what people enjoy. That keeps us current and keeps things exciting for us and our customers in a way that allows us to stay competitive and relevant no matter how many breweries enter the market.”

Brian Brown, Beer in Big D (November 7, 2018)

September 2018

The Spread: One Dallas BBQ Joint is Named Among the South’s Best.

In honor of Shark Week, East Dallas’ surprisingly prolific On Rotation is tapping a series of milkshake IPAs. Starting today and running through Wednesday, September 19, the brewery will be serving up small batches of its lactose-infused brews in flavors like blood orange and mango, strawberry banana shortcake and more

Porttia Portis, Central Track (September 12, 2018)

August 2018

Beer Is Neither Tea Nor Chai, But That Isn’t Stopping On Rotation From Trying To Bridge The Gap Between These Beverages With Its Latest Enticing Brew.

I think that Darjeeling Tea Session Ale is a success. There are some very nice traits in this beer, and I think that the aroma and flavor combinations in this beer make it fun to drink.

Ben Smithson, Central Track (August 16, 2018)

East Dallas’ On Rotation released 53 unique beers in 2017.

Most of the brews from this Lakewood hole in the wall never make it past the doors, making its efforts to go above and beyond all the more impressive.

“That’s our favorite part of this business — sliding a glass across the bar and talking to someone about the beer we’ve made. We feel like we’re brewing the best beer we’ve ever brewed at this point, three years in. And we still enjoy seeing the face of a new customer as they try our beer for the very first time.” (Jacob)

Foodbitch, Central Track (August 9, 2016)

April 2018

My 2018 Big Texas tasting card

On Rotation Grisette w/ Lemon, Ginger & Grapefruit: A fruity and funky refresher, with a touch of spice, a hint of tartness and a slightly bitter edge.

Brian Brown, Beer in Big D (April 1, 2018)

February 2018

On Rotation’s Flocculation of Seagulls Is An American IPA That Is Massively Hoppy And Carries High Carbonation And ABV That’ll Warm Your Cheeks Right Up.

Each time I visit On Rotation, I see new beers on the menu. And I wonder how they keep this heavy rotation going in a seemingly endless parade of palate pleasing pints…

This beer may be On Rotation’s best beer to date. And just so we’re clear, this is the second version of Flocculation of Seagulls (I didn’t try the first one). But this version is a very good beer. This American IPA seems to follow an ongoing trend of beers that use massive late hop and dry hop additions to dial up the aroma and flavor, while at the same time keeping the IBU in check. I feel like this beer may have a higher bitterness rating than the official 28, but sadly, my tongue and brain do not provide lab-quality IBU results. Overall, this beer is a pleasure to drink. My face feels warm from the alcohol and my palate has gone through a bit of a workout after this one beer. But I like it and I want more hop goodness. This is the second version of this American IPA and it has likely improved to get here. I wonder if Flocculation of Seagulls will have the staying power and crowd draw that On Rotation’s Jalapeño Saison has. Just as I’m here writing this review, On Rotation is out of its seemingly-always-available hot pepper and also weirdly delicious saison. Either way, On Rotation has a good thing going with its Flocculation of Seagulls. I was pleasantly surprised at the layers of aromas and flavors going on in this beer. And while this beer certainly isn’t a run-of-the-mill money maker or entry-level beer, I think that this beer appeals to a wide swath of local hopheads.

Ben Smithson, Central Track (February 1, 2018)

January 2018

On Rotation achieves goal of new beer every week of the year

Indeed, On Rotation is a brewery that continues to live up to its name. And, by all accounts, its fans can look forward to more of the same during the coming year.

Brian Brown, Beer in Big D (January 23, 2018)

Where to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Dallas-Fort Worth

The Dallas Brew Bus is offering a special Valentine’s Day-themed tour that includes stops at Lakewood, On Rotation and Community Beer Co.

Courtney Ortega, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (January 19, 2018)


December 2017

The New Parent’s Guide to Drinking.

On Rotation is a great hangout spot with lots of room. And it has the added perk of being next door to Cane Rosso, which means you can order some pizza if you get the munchies.

Ben Smithson, Central Track (December 22, 2017)

November 2017

Noble Rey Brewing’s Barampus Is  Holiday-Inspired, Peanut Butter-Scented Take On The Brewery’s Already Popular Baracus Brown Ale.

For a primer on the SHV style, check out our reviews on Armadillo Ale Works’ Brunch Money or On Rotation’s Jalapeño Saison.

Ben Smithson, Central Track (November 30, 2017)

Drinks: The speciality holiday delights of East Dallas

’Tis the season for revelry, and our neighborhood’s watering holes do not disappoint. From spices to stouts, here are some of the seasonal specialties you can find this month.

Will Maddox, Lakewood Advocate (November 28, 2017)

Roundtable: The State of Craft Beer in Dallas.

I’d also give a tip of the cap to On Rotation. They do some rad stuff with that same experimental vibe; I just wish they’d do more. (Marc Hudson)

Javier Fuentes, Central Track (November 10, 2017)

October 2017

How to Celebrate North Texas Beer Week, a Massive Festival for the Best Local Beer

You haven’t lived until you’ve slid a scoop of ice cream into that beautiful beer. Join Hypnotic Emporium at On Rotation for rare local stouts with local ice cream.

Beth Rankin, Dallas Observer (October 30, 2017)

All you need to know about crowlers, one of the most controversial trends in Texas beer

Drinkers walking into many of Dallas-Fort Worth’s craft beer-focused bars might notice a new way to take their favorite brews home: the crowler.

Tiney Ricciardi, The Dallas Morning News (October 24, 2017)

21 Hottest Beer Bars in Dallas–Fort Worth

Why it’s hot: The East Dallas brewpub offers housemade beers, including a jalapeño saison and other small-batch creations from its laboratory, always reserving a few taps for its experimental and one-off beers. Bring your growler, grab a pint or order a flight served up in a muffin tin.

Steven Lindsey, ZAGAT (October 2, 2017)

August 2017

What to Do This Weekend: A Pub Run, Hatch Chile Fest and a Vegan Pop-up Market

You’ve been training for On Rotation’s pub run all of your 21-and-over life. That training, beginning with sporadic wine walks (see following event) and punctuated by trash-can punch obstacle courses at your cousin Ricky’s place, will culminate at the August pub run. Run (or walk) the easy-paced 3-mile course and make some friends while you’re at it. The first pint of On Rotation House Saison is included in the $10 participation cost.

Kathryn Debruler, Dallas Observer (August 17, 2017)

What to drink and where to celebrate National IPA Day

On Rotation brewpub in East Dallas will be featuring numerous IPAs until Aug. 5, which are available for purchase by the pint or as a flight.

Tiney Ricciardi, The Dallas Morning News (August 2, 2017)

July 2017

Visiting Area Breweries on the Dallas Brew Bus

Dallas’ On Rotation was our second stop, by then the day beginning to dry out while the bus crew was just hitting their drinking stride. A self-proclaimed “craft beer laboratory” sandwiched between local brewing giants on this tour, On Rotation always affords an additional food source with hot pizza available from Cane Rosso located just next door in its suburban-like strip center near White Rock Lake.

Paul Hightower, Silenus Drinks (July 6, 2017)

June 2017

Nine Volt Tripel Is An Electric First Showing For New Comers Pegasus City Brewers.

PCB held an event here at On Rotation on June 1. I missed the event, as I tend to do. But there are a few Pegasus City Brewery beers still on here at On Rotation as of this writing, so it’s still a win!…For a primer on the Beglian Tripel style, spend some time with our reviews on On Rotation MP3 or Lakewood Brewing Saint Dymphna.

Ben Smithson, Central Track (June 8, 2017)

April 2017

Liquid Lunch: Hoppy Happenings 4/28 – 4/30

Hypnotic Donuts & Beer Pairing event at 3:55 (April 28, 2017)

On Rotation’s Mexican Barleywine Is Not Just A Barleywine, It’s A Pepper Beer, Too.

I have become a fan of pepper beers in the last year, so I am a fan of this beer. The beer is confusing, too, because the sweetness, caramel and richness of a barleywine is masked by ancho chile. It’s weird, but it’s good. This is not an all-nighter sort of beer, but it’s a good first beer. Plus, barleywine is a sipper style, and On Rotation seems to slow the drinking experience further with this lovely pepper addition. I can dig it.

Ben Smithson, Central Track (April 6, 2017)

My 2017 Big Texas tasting card

What’s also maintained is the quality among the selections available. Whether you be a barrel head, hop head, sour head, or someone simply looking to harpoon a few whales, there were (and always have been) more than enough choices to satisfy all manner of craft beer craving.

Also notable: On Rotation Irish Coffee Milk Stout

Brian Brown, Beer in Big D (April 3, 2017)

January 2017

8 New Texas Craft Breweries You Should Visit in 2017

If the proliferation of craft beer here in the Lone Star State shows us anything, it’s that there’s no end to what you can do with beer. On Rotation in Dallas embraces that idea with aplomb. Along with its 40 taps from which craft beer from across Texas (and beyond) flows, On Rotation produces a range of mind-blowing experimental brews you’ve got to try. One example of this is the exotic Moroccan Winter, a spiced amber ale brewed with dates, coriander, cumin, nutmeg, allspice, and more. Other “out there” brews include the spicy Jalapeno Saison, the Barrel-Aged Café Au Lait chicory coffee milk stout, and a Cucumber Blonde ale made with – you guessed it – tons of fresh cucumbers.

James Waterson, Tour Texas

On Rotation Moar Blackberry is Bright, Playful And Better Than Your Average Fruit Beer.

I’m a fan of Moar Blackberry. Unlike some fruit beers, I want to order another round. The fruit is here and quite noticeable, however, it finishes very dry and there seems to be little residual sugar. That sugary fruit thing is what normally drives me nuts about fruit beers – they are just hard to get through. Not so with Moar Blackberry. Furthermore, the saison characteristics keep this beer bright and playful, and provide another dimension to an already-interesting beer.

Ben Smithson, Central Track (January 26, 2017)


December 2016

This Weekend’s Best Food Events: Cocoa and Carols, Ugly Sweater Brunch and a Temptress Release

If you have “bottle capper” on your Christmas list and the name of your first beer picked out, then you might just want to stop by On Rotation for an afternoon of home-brewing 101.

Kathryn Debruler, Dallas Observer (December 8, 2016)

November 2016

Forget A Trip To Ikea, On Rotation’s Limited Edition Sahti Is Your New Lingonberry Jam.

The DFW beer scene is crowded, and it can be a challenge to offer a beer with a high novelty factor. But On Rotation knocks it out of the park with Lingonberry Sahti with its almost sour tartness, clean drinking experience and refreshing originality.

Ben Smithson, Central Track (November 24, 2016)

Couple’s Guide To: Holiday At The Arboretum

Whether stopping in for a beer beforehand or enjoying a nightcap on your way home, On Rotation is ideally located, right down the street from the Arboretum.

Tim Mccallum, He Wines She Dines (November 18, 2016)

He Wines She Dines: On Rotation Taproom & Brewery

He Wines She Dines at On Rotation Taproom and Brewery in Dallas, Texas. Let’s see what this small but popular brewery has to offer.

He Wines She Dines (November 16, 2016)

Cheers! The best places and events to celebrate North Texas Beer Week

Spin Room Festival: On Rotation brewpub in East Dallas brings out more than 20 original craft beers for this daylong event. Some are house favorites, but most are new releases.

Tiney Ricciardi, The Dallas Morning News (November 10, 2016)

Beer list and brewery reps revealed for 2016 Brewer’s Ball

On Rotation – Jacob & Lindsay Sloan

Brian Brown, Beer in Big D (November 4, 2016)

September 2016

Fill ‘er up: 40-plus places to fill a beer growler in Dallas-Fort Worth

On Rotation is a brewpub located in East Dallas. The bar serves plenty of house brews alongside national brands.

Tiney Ricciardi, The Dallas Morning News (September 7, 2016)

July 2016

These are the 8 best food and drink events in Dallas this week

Join On Rotation for its first official beer dinner featuring Prairie Artisan Ales and food by Luck. This dinner pairs five 8-ounce beers with four courses. Beers are also available after dinner for a special $5 price. Courses include marinated chicken gyros, foie gras bratwurst on pumpernickel toast, scotch eggs, and tres leches cake.

Diana Oates, CultureMap Dallas (July 12, 2016)

These Are the Dallas Bars and Restaurants Raising Money or Offering Free Food For Dallas Police

Dallas bars and restaurants have been rallying today to offer help in the wake of last night’s tragic downtown shooting. Some are delivering food to Dallas police, some are offering free food and drink to first responders and others are donating a portion of proceeds to the families of officers killed.

Beth Rankin, Dallas Observer (July 8, 2016)

May 2016

The unequivocal list of the best restaurants and bars in Texas 2016

Brewery of the Year: On Rotation (CultureMap Tastemaker Awards)

Jennifer Chininis, CultureMap Dallas (May 24, 2016)

The absolute best of Dallas-Fort Worth eating and drinking right now

Brewery of the Year: On Rotation
Lakewood’s On Rotation is an innovative hybrid of brewery, taproom, and growler fill station. The beer is made in small batches, allowing for creativity in brews such as mango-peach tripel, a Belgian-style ale with loads of fruit. On tap are featured beers by other brewers — some local, some beyond — and all of it as cutting-edge as it gets.

Jennifer Chininis, CultureMap Dallas (May 19, 2016)

Let’s raise our glass to the 5 best breweries in Dallas

The beer is made in small batches, allowing for creativity in brews such as mango-peach tripel, a Belgian-style ale with loads of fruit. On tap are featured beers by other brewers, some local, some beyond, and all of it as cutting-edge as it gets. You can get the beer in a half-pour, full-pour, or take it to-go in a growler. You can also bring in grub, including pizza from Cane Rosso, next door. For beer nerds, it doesn’t get any better.

Teresa Gubbins, CultureMap Dallas (May 9, 2016)

Our Favorite Local Beer Shops

But if you’re looking for beers from around the world, and you prefer to keep it local, here are some of the best indies in North Texas.

D Magazine (May 2016)

April 2016

Best Beer in Dallas: Lindsay & Jacob from On Rotation [Facebook]

Lindsay and Jacob from On Rotation Brewery chime in on their thoughts on the best beer in DFW.

CW33 TV Facebook (April 16, 2016)

He Wines She Dines: The North Texas Craft Brew Scene

We stopped in at On Rotation, a fun and experimental brewpub run by a husband and wife team, which He Wines She Dines always roots for! The two standout brews for us at On Rotation were the subtly spicy Jalapeno Saison and the “Cafe Au Lait” Coffee Milk Stout. The Cafe Au Lait, emulating New Orleans style coffee, includes an ample helping of chicory in the brew, that really makes the beer come alive, imbuing it with a potent, memorable coffee flavor.

Tim Mccallum, He Wines She Dines (April 15, 2016)

5 Burning Questions We Asked DFW Brewmasters

On Rotation is a Lakewood haunt that really likes to be creative. Variety is key for this husband and wife brewmaster team and their success. Jalapeno saison, strawberry lemonade saison shandy, whizbang, and more await refined, but adventurous, palates at this brewery.

CW33 (April 7, 2016)

My 2016 Big Texas tasting card

On Rotation Café Au Lait Coffee Milk Stout: Slightly re-formulated with additional chicory compared to earlier batches,what was already a tasty brew now has fuller feel and richer overall character from front to back.

Brian Brown, Beer in Big D (April 5, 2016)

March 2016

We Have The Hots For On Rotation’s Jalapeno Saison.

While pepper dominates the aroma, it splits first-dibs duties with that classic saison spice and funk that I love on the tongue. There’s a bit of hotness from the pepper, but it doesn’t overwhelm me at any point. The subtle spice from the pepper continues in aftertaste form, long after the swallow. But, again, while the pepper hangs around, it’s enjoyable. About halfway through this first beer, I can feel my face warming — but it’s not from the pepper heat. I think it’s from the boozy 8.1 ABV. Other than the general fear of a sleepless night of heartburn-fueled tossing and turning, I feel the urge to order another pint. And I will, because this pepper beer is everything I want from a spice beer without any of the regret.

Ben Smithson, Central Track (March 10, 2016)

The 100 Best Beers in North Texas Right Now.

37. On Rotation’s Jalepeño Saison. On Rotation should (and mostly does) brew this beer all the time.
69. On Rotation’s Saved By the Belma.

Ben Smithson, Central Track (March 2, 2016)

February 2016

Delicious: On Rotation, an East Dallas craft beer mecca

On Rotation is kind of like a coffee shop, but for craft beer. The room at Gaston-Garland-Grand is long and narrow and littered with tables and chairs waiting to be filled by enthusiasts. At the bar 40 taps line the back wall, and the menu above lists the brews, most of which are made in Dallas or Texas. On Rotation is what’s called a nano-brewery. So it’s bigger than a home brewery, but smaller than a microbrewery. Rather than distributing to other bars in the area, On Rotation sells their craft beers on site.

Brittany Nunn, Lakewood Advocate (February 19, 2016)

January 2016

On Tap in Fort Worth: Craft Beer in Dallas and Love FW

“The brewers at On Rotation think of the spot as a brewery laboratory,” [Brian Brown] said “It’s a very small batch system, and they’re constantly experimenting. They did a great oatmeal cookie beer for North Texas beer Week. All their beers are very drinkable and balanced.”

Edward Brown, Fort Worth Weekly (January 21, 2016)


December 2015

On Rotation’s Alright Because It’s Saved By The Belma.

Have you visited On Rotation yet? I sure have. And you should, too. If you live in East Dallas, you’re a beer fan and you haven’t visited On Rotation yet, you should re-evaluate your life…

While On Rotation does not yet have a set of standard year-round beers on its menu, you can probably expect to see Saved By The Belma appear on the tap list a few times per year. They’ve got a good thing going with this beer. Another round, please. Cheers.

Ben Smithson, Central Track (December 10, 2015)

What’s it like to be a woman in craft beer? Meet 4 Texans kicking butt in the brewhouse

On Rotation’s brewery and taproom may have never opened if Lindsay Sloan hadn’t taken a Cooper’s Craft Beer Kit out of her closest, dusted it off, and experimented with her first recipe. Sloan bought the kit as a gift for her husband, Jacob, a while before the couple brewed their first recipe.

“It’s like cooking. If you can cook, you can brew,” said Sloan, whose recipe for a jalapeño saison caught the attention of many local drinkers this year.

Jackie Hoermann-Elliott, The Dallas Morning News (December 8, 2015)

November 2015

Craft Beer Guide to Dallas, Texas

Brew Riot
With over 50 proven home brewers offering multiple styles of their own beers to thousands of people on the streets of Dallas’ ultra-cool Oak Cliff Bishop Arts District, the next great Texas beer(s) will be sampled at some point in the afternoon. Dallas-area breweries such as Noble Rey Brewing, and On Rotation have slung their cups here before opening their full-fledged breweries in the past couple of years.

Kelly Dearmore, Paste Magazine (November 12, 2015)

Drink in NTX Beer Week with these beers brewed specially for the occasion

This East Dallas brewpub is known for making small-batch experimental brews, and there are plenty being released during NTX Beer Week. New additions include a milk porter, session IPA, raisin brown ale, and a sparkling ale.

Tiney Ricciardi, The Dallas Morning News (November 9, 2015)

NTX Beer Week 2015 Badge

The Lone Star state has made leaps and bounds in the craft beer world, with new breweries popping up left and right.

Untappd (November 5, 2015)

Class of 2015: Discover 14 breweries that joined D-FW’s bubbling craft beer scene

Fourteen new breweries and brewpubs opened or plan to by the end of the year, boosting the total count of local craft beer producers to more than 40.

Tiney Ricciardi, The Dallas Morning News (November 4, 2015)

October 2015

A beer-lover’s guide to Dallas’ best and most accessible craft breweries

Garland may have Lakewood Brewing, but Lakewood itself has On Rotation. Claiming “explosively experimental flavors,” On Rotation is either a bar or a mad scientist’s laboratory. Here you’ll find in-house creations like spicy jalapeño saison or watermelon witbier, along with more than 30 beers from other craft breweries on tap. On Rotation is constantly rotating its beer selection as each keg runs out, so you never know what unique brews may be available at any given time.

CultureMap Dallas (October 12, 2015)

September 2015

10 Dumb Things Light Beer Drinkers Say About Craft Beer

There are seemingly countless styles of beer for all sorts of taste preferences. If you don’t know what you like, go to a bar that focuses on beer (I would suggest somewhere like On Rotation) and ask a knowledgeable bartender.

Brent Nuss, Dallas Observer (September 28, 2015)

24 seasonal craft beers from North Texas to help you ring in autumn

Brewers at this newish East Dallas brewpub spiked their IPA with Brettanomyces, a yeast that sours the beer. They allowed it to age to develop the funky, fruity flavors as well as bring out the citrus in the hops. It’ll be tapped in early October at the brewpub and only available for one or two weeks.

Tiney Ricciardi, The Dallas Morning News (September 22, 2015)

Happy Hour at Front Room Tavern; Donald Trump in Cocktail Form

Further proof that the pumpkin invasion is already beginning: It’s Pumpkin Beer Week at On Rotation, the brewery and taproom next to Cane Rosso White Rock.

Whitney Filloon, Eater Dallas (September 14, 2015)

A Definitive Guide To Every Dallas-Fort Worth Area Brewery Currently In Operation.

A few regular stock favorites are brewed here, but On Rotation’s bread and butter are the constantly changing, “explosively experimental” one-off batches available in the taproom.

Cory Graves, Central Track (September 10, 2015)

Oh hello new favorite place in town

On Rotation is a genius spot, providing 40 taps and you can bring in your own grub.

@the_beer_enthusiast (September 9, 2015)

June 2015

Beat the heat with 23 summer seasonals from D-FW craft breweries

East Dallas brewpub On Rotation loves to experiment, and this summer that entails a new series of single-hopped saisons. The first is called Cyclical Saison (Nelson), distinguished by a white wine-like fruitness courtesy of Nelson Sauvin hops. The second is Cyclical Saison (El Dorado), which will have notes of watermelon, apricot, and pear. On Rotation brews are available exclusively at the brewpub for about one to two weeks.

Tiney Ricciardi, The Dallas Morning News (June 9, 2015)

On Rotation’s Hops of the Earth IPA Pairs Perfectly with Cane Rosso’s Screaming Kids

Arriving with a lighter amber coloring, On Rotation’s newest concoction is good. Really freakin’ good. One of impressive things about Hops of the Earth was the lightness of the beer; most IPAs can be filling, but the medium body of this beer leans toward the lighter side. The taste is citrusy without a bite, and the mouthfeel is smooth. Lacking in bitterness, this is an IPA made for IPA fans and non-fans alike. The most impressive aspect of this beer was the not just the lack of bitterness, but that the citrus flavor is what came through in the aftertaste, which will encourage you to keep ordering it.

Brent Nuss, Dallas Observer (June 4, 2015)

May 2015

A Passion for the Suds: How the Sloans Turned a Curiosity into a Brewing Obsession

Wouldn’t it be great if you could stumble onto an unexpected hobby and manage to turn it into a business? And what better if that something involves the curious complexities and full-palette flavors of, well, beer? That is almost exactly what happened with Jacob and Lindsay Sloan of Dallas, Texas. Smart, forward-thinking young professionals, their passion for beer turned business venture is at an early stage, so they both work other full-time day jobs. Their zest for crafting beer and coming up with new recipes keep them going while they learn entrepreneurship and the fine art of running a business. Tune in to learn their story and what they hope to accomplish in the future.

Dr. Alise Cortez, Working on Purpose Podcast (May 20, 2015)

The rise of the brewpub brings North Texas elevated bar food, beer to go

Spots like On Rotation in East Dallas function simply as bars, with house brews on tap alongside others from around the region and country. “As homebrewers, we always did small batches and did something different every time, and that was exciting,” says Jacob Sloan, who owns On Rotation with his wife, Lindsay. “Rather than build a brewery and put kegs out there, we built everything around a taproom where people could enjoy beer.”

Tiney Ricciardi, The Dallas Morning News (May 7, 2015)

April 2015

The best bars in Dallas: 10 hot boites vie for Tastemaker Award title

New White Rock spot fulfills the dream so many beer nerds currently nurture: a bar with many taps, some of which are beer brewed onsite.

Teresa Gubbins, CultureMap Dallas (April 22, 2015)

March 2015

On Rotation, East Dallas’ New Brewpub, Is Off to a Promising Start

With roll-up doors thrown wide to enjoy the seasonal weather, a crush of steady crowds filled the new place adjacent to White Rock’s Il Cane Rosso, as everyone sipped on the four freshly brewed beers while chomping on freshly baked pies purchased next door.

Paul Hightower, Dallas Observer (March 17, 2015)

On Rotation poised to host grand opening tomorrow

They’ll be announcing their first four house beers via Facebook later today, including a surprise one-off they made just for the grand opening that’s “a citrus-filled wheat beer that is way better than a mimosa,” according to Jacob Sloan.

Brittany Nunn, Lakewood Advocate (March 6, 2015)

On Rotation set to debut house brews Saturday, March 7

After operating for just over a month with the “soft opening” tag, not to mention having to reschedule due to a late arriving Old Man Winter, On Rotation is set to celebrate its official Grand Opening on Saturday, March 7, at their taproom and brewery near White Rock Lake.

Brian Brown, Beer in Big D (March 6, 2015)

February 2015

‘On Rotation’ is ready to serve!

We recently completed a custom beer tap that was gifted to the owners of “On Rotation”, a new ‘craft beer laboratory’ in Dallas, Texas.

Crummade (February 27, 2015)

Opening Report: Two New Breweries and a Fancy Bowling Alley

Expect 40 beers on tap, plenty of them local, plus some unusual selections like sour saison and oak-aged cider.They also fill growlers, and you can bring over to-go pizzas from next door; they’re also currently working on brewing their own beers, including the unusual-sounding Cucumber Blonde.

Whitney Filloon, Eater Dallas (February 12, 2015)

Pour Choices: On Tap for 2015

In the Lakewood area of Dallas, the award-winning home-brewing husband-and-wife team Lindsay and Jacob Sloan are close to opening a taproom and tasting room called On Rotation. The couple has said they will serve their own small-batch beer and a variety of additional craft beers, with growlers to go.

Texas Monthly (February 4, 2015)

January 2015

Nano-brewery On Rotation opens at Gaston-Garland-Grand

If you’ve never heard of a nano-brewery, the idea is that it’s bigger than a homebrewery, but smaller than a microbrewery. Rather than distributing to other bars in the area, On Rotation will sell their craft beers on site in a space set up more like a coffee shop than a bar, Jacob explains.

Brittany Nunn, Lakewood Advocate (January 29, 2015)

It’s On: A Creative Brewpub in East Dallas

The house-brewed stuff is coming soon. Those will launch at the end of February, and those will include a couple standbys like an IPA and an amber, plus a couple creative numbers like a jalapeño saison and a cucumber blonde.

UrbanDaddy (January 27, 2015)

The Coolest Stuff in Texas: On Rotation Taproom and Brewery

There’s a new kid on the North Texas craft beer block. He’s a little smaller, a little weirder, and I’m totally excited to hang out with him. On Rotation Nano-Brewery and Taproom has come to the Lakewood area in East Dallas.

Evan Faram, The Coolest Stuff in Texas (January 26, 2015)

On Rotation, a New Dallas Brewery and Taproom, Is Now Open in Lakewood

The self-described craft beer laboratory didn’t have any house brews to offer, but their computer controlled brewing system was on display behind a large glass door. Boiling and fermentations tanks sat at the ready, as customers in the dining room worked their way through a list of more that 40 craft brews.

Scott Reitz, Dallas Observer (January 26, 2015)