When their doors opened in Belton, TX, on June 2, 2018, Adriane & Patrick Hodges had no idea what was in store for them and the Bold Republic Brewery Team. Now, three years later, Bold Republic has survived through a pandemic, a new baby, and outgrown their tiny kitchen and inventory space.
Co-owner Adriane Hodges recalled when they first opened, “we did a lot of DIY [in our current space], and we’re lucky we started here, with not too big of a bite. That way, we could make all the mistakes and have the opportunity to invest in something.”
Owned and operated by the Hodges family, Bold Republic has a place in many central Texan’s hearts as a relaxing spot to spend an afternoon or evening with family, friends, and pets.
In July of 2021, Bold Republic closed on a few acres off West Adams near Crossroads Park in Temple, TX. They will be relocating with plans to expand on the services offered.
This new project will have a designated parking lot, a larger taproom, a commercial kitchen, and a playground for the kids. “I’ve always wanted a neighborhood brewery where people can just ride their bikes to,” Adriane said, “just drink some drinks and let the kids play on the playground.” Another possibility in the future is expanding to include a stage for concerts.
With all the new amenities, there will also be a new menu featuring farm-to-table food. “We find that our customers really like the option of having food, and we do too,” Adriane spoke on the excitement for a new menu. “I love a good salad or high-end fresh ingredients from local farmers or our backyard. We want a simple menu where we can focus on what we can do well, with locally sourced ingredients.”
Co-owner Patrick Hodges spoke on why they chose the West Adams area, “the park [Crossroads] is so busy, we hope to cater to people visiting from out of town at sporting events as a place to wait in between games.” The brewery will sit next to the hike & bike trail, with hopes to catch those exploring town in the afternoon.
Bold Republic will also bring new jobs to Temple. Patrick spoke on the new positions they were working to fill, “we’ll increase our staff with a few more bartenders and more cooking jobs. We definitely will have a big role to fill with someone who has professional experience running a kitchen.” The team at Bold prides themselves in their employee culture, “we truly love our whole staff, and we treat each other like family.”
Construction will begin in late September at the new location, 7070 Stonehollow Drive, with an estimated opening in Summer 2022.