Dallas Craft Beer Week: Official & Unofficial Events Converge

Dust off your vintage steins (oh, come on, you know you have them) and start warming up your arm for Dallas Beer Week (November 12-19), a veritable beer-nanza of dinners, hard-to-come-by craft beer tastings, and rare keg tappings. The ubiquity of Oskar Blues beers alone—at The Common Table, The Bottle Shop, and Kegs and Barrels—is enough to get us out the door.

Can’t-miss events are scheduled at restaurants and bars all over town from the kick-off party at Franconia Brewing in McKinney, to the Deep Ellum Beer Brunch at The Common Table, to the Left Hand Brewery Growler Day at The Bottle Shop, to the 200-year-old Firkin Tapping at Amsterdam Bar. Don’t miss the wrap up on Saturday when craft brewers from around the U.S. will converge at Fair Park’s Food & Fiber Pavilion for tastings and general merriment. Click here for the full schedule

There is also a notable list of unaffiliated events going on all over town. Here are a few worth noting:

Jump for a list of UNAFFILIATED EVENTS at The Media Grill and Meddlesome Moth

Rahr & Sons Beer Dinner at Media Grill + Bar/Hilton Anatole

Thursday, Nov. 10: The Media Grill at the Hilton Anatole will host a Beer Dinner with Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. Prepare for a “unique pairing of food and beer.” Cost is $58 per person (plus tax and gratuity), and reservations can be made by calling 214.761.7439. Limited seating available. Complimentary valet parking will also be available.


Meddlesome Moth

From Saturday November 12 through Friday November 18, The Moth will be tapping a new sour beer daily.

Saturday, November 12:

Sour Beer: Ommegang, Aphrodite (1 PM)
Bear Republic, Cask Conditioned Racer 5 IPA (1 PM) (Fresh & tasty. Keith Schlabs points out that we haven’t seen this one in Texas before.)

Sunday, November 13 (Beer Brunch)
Sour Beer: New Belgium, Clutch (11 AM) – Sour Imperial Stout – all of their sours are part of the experimental Barrel Aging part of their brewery.
Real Ale, Empire (11AM) (Barrel aged IPA)

Monday, November 14
Sour Beer: New Belgium, Tart Lychee (5 PM)
Three Green Flash Tappings hosted by Brewmaster Chuck Silva.
Cask Conditioned Imperial IPA (Keith: this is BIG and its gonna be GOOD) • West Coast IPA • & a surprise tapping (5 PM)
Tuesday, November 15
Sour Beer: Petrus Aged Pale (5 PM)

Wednesday, November 16
Sour Beer: Real Ale, WT3F? (5 PM) (Keith says: This is a wild ale with Devil’s Backbone as base)
Dogfish Head 120 Min. IPA vs. Ska Cask Conditioned Modus Head (A dry-hopped Modus Hoperandi in cask form – are rare treat for Texas) (8:30 PM)

Thursday, November 17
Sour Beer: New Belgium La Folie (5 PM)
Garrett Oliver (in person) Book Signing featuring The Companion, The Concoction, and Vintage Black Chocolate Stout all on draught. (9 PM)

Friday, November 18
Sour Beer: Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins (5 PM)
Barrel Aged Mikkeller Black Hole (5 PM) (Keith says this is some rare shit.)