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More Brews News: Oak Cliff Brew Riot Homebrew Festival, May 22

By Sarah Reiss |

Perhaps I have a soft-spot in my heart for Oak Cliff’s Brew Riot Homebrew Festival because it was the first Dallas beer event I attended after moving here to town last May. Or perhaps it’s because Brew Riot is such a grass-roots, neighborhood kind of event. Either way, I get thirsty just thinking about it.

The third annual event is set for next Sunday, May 22 from 4 to 8 pm, and will draw hundreds of homebrew lovers to the Bishop Arts district to sample some amazing homebrews.This year, organizers are adding the Backyard Burger Throwdown. Bring your own grill and 10 lbs. of meat and see if you’ve got what it takes to be named the Bishop Arts Backyard Burger Champ.

Last year, Blockhead Brewing Company won the People’s Choice Award, and St Canterbury Home Brew Club walked away with two prizes: Best Dark Ale and Best Pale Ale. This year’s homebrew judges will include for-real microbrewers as well as our own Todd Johnson.

jump for the categories…


  • Light Lager- Pilsner, Kolsch, Light Lager, Light Hybrids
  • Dark Lager- Bock, Amber Lager, Dark Lager, Dark Hybrids
  • Dark Ale- Porter, Stout, Brown Ale, Amber Ale
  • IPA / Pale Ale- IPA, Pale Ale, ESB, Imperial IPA
  • Specialty– Any category excluding the above Cider

Think you’ve got what it takes to face the local homebrew competition? Click here to register.

For everyone else: entry is $10. Dogs & kids welcome.