Why Unlawful Assembly?

Why not? For centuries, people have gathered over a pint to not just catch up, but to move their community forward. So in that spirit, we created Unlawful Assembly to promote the assembly of people, ingredients, and ideas. Because we know great things happen when we meet up for a beer.


Award-winning brewmaster Tom Janik and his team brew beers to pair well with food and play well with others, and includes a core line-up on tap and in cans, plus special release beers and collaborations only found in the taproom.


The brewery is located inside a food hall rich with aromas and flavors, which means there’s no shortage of inspiration for creative collaborations and food pairings.


Our taproom is a gathering place, offering trivia nights, beer release parties, game days and new discoveries, in a space designed to inspire bold ideas like talking to each other, in real life.

Meet Our Brewers

Driven by a rebellious spirit, our brewers explore nontraditional ingredients, unexpected flavor combinations, and unconventional collaborations, with the kind of reckless optimism that disturbs the peace and the status quo.

Tom began homebrewing in college while pursuing a B.S. in Food Science at Texas A&M.

Tom’s career in breweries and restaurants began in Nov. 1995 as an Assistant Brewer and he now has 25+ years of brewing experience. During this time, Tom won both a gold and bronze medal at Great American Beer Festival.

In January 2017, Janik was hired by Unlawful Assembly Brewing Company which would open its doors within the year on the 3rd floor of Legacy Hall in Plano, TX.
Go to beer style:
I tend to gravitate to the more sessionable styles such as pale ales and dark lagers
Favorite pairing:
A nice dunkle or schwartzbeer with smoked brisket or charcoal grilled ribeye
Music that goes well with beer:
Good live music always goes well. I’m a fan of Texas Country/Americana (guitar, fiddle, banjo, pedal steel)
Beer quote:
You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy beer. In dog beers, I’ve only had one.
The moment you knew you were destined to brew:
Probably when I realized I could make money doing what I love.
Tom Janik | Head Brewmaster
Go to beer style:
Belgian beers
Favorite pairing:
I like the classic pilsner and pizza pairing.
Music that goes well with beer:
I'm partial to Americana and singer/songwriter genres.
Beer quote:
Life and beer are very similar, chill for best results.
The moment you knew you were destined to brew:
My dad suggested that I take the Journeyman Brewer class at Eastfield College. Before that, I never thought about turning my hobby into a career. It has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Customers are always happy to see us.
Kody LaFollet
Assistant Brewer
Go to beer style:
Favorite pairing:
Tacos, Queso and Idol Time Agave Lime
Music that goes well with beer:
All Country Music
Beer quote:
Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health. -Thomas Jefferson
Ellie Geller
Beer Monger
Go to beer style:
I enjoy IPAs typically, but on a rainy evening with a good book I’ll have a stout.
Favorite pairing:
Look, I’m talking goulash washed down by a Pilsner.
Music that goes well with beer:
Garth Brooks is the only correct answer to this question.
Beer quote:
If you pour two beers into one glass, it’s only one beer.
The moment you knew you were destined to brew:
When I found out that good beer, good company and a good time could make you a living.
KC Baxter
Beer Ninja
No assembly required.
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