North Texas Beer Week is upon us. The eight-day celebration of North Texas beer is a head spinning line-up of events, tappings, tastings, and dinners from all over the area. There is so much to do, which you can find here, http://ntxbeerweek.com/, so we decided to put together a small list of some of our favorites that seem especially awesome. I shouldn’t say that because all the love and hard work that the fine people involved with Texas beer have done to inspire this week’s endless array of events is awesome. The amazing people behind the support and cultivation of our now admirable beer scene is astonishing and leaves one with a tremendous amount of pride for the best drink in the world that comes from one cool place to live: Texas.
Saturday, November 9th
The biggest happening to kick off North Texas Beer week is the Texas Brewvolution. It’s a craft beer festival at Fair Park dedicated to highlighting all the beautiful beer that comes from our very own North Texas. There will be food, music, and merry times to be had.
As I mentioned before, Rahr is hosting their 9th Anniversary Party at the Brewery from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be some special beers available from Rahr.
Dallas Beer Kitchen is hosting local band, The Beef, who will delight with a catalogue of ’90s rock and alternative rock hits to bring your beer swollen body into a cataclysmic state of nostalgic surrender. They’ll also have some special tappings.
Deep Ellum Brewing Company is turning 2 years old! And they’ve decided to throw a party at the brewery to celebrate with live music and lots of awesome beer.
Lastly, Oak St. Drafthouse in Denton is tapping a firkin of Saint Arnold Pumpkinator. This has to be the most sumptuous, exciting, powerful and deliciously fall pumpkin beer to come out of Texas. Please don’t miss a chance to have some.
Sunday, November 10th
New kid on the beer block, LUCK will be offering beer specials from Martin House Brewery, glassware giveaways, and a meet and greet with brewery owner, David Wedemeier.
This one might be the event I’m most excited about, but that’s probably because I enjoy anything that elevates beer drinking into artistic arenas. Prairie Artisan Ales and Jester King Brewery will be in attendance for an Art Show at the Meddlesome Moth along with five beers from each brewery available to drink will you peruse. If you’ve never spent an hour staring into one these two brewery’s bottle art, get ready to get weird.
Monday, November 11th
The Common table is offering some rare tappings from Oskar Blues. No, they’re not North Texas brewers, but they sure is good.
Alamo Draft house has a Real Ale Tap Takeover with Brewmaster/Woodmaster Erik Ogershok. This should be a real treat.
The Bearded Lady in Fort Worth will offer a Craft Beer 101 glass to break up your indulgence with a little education. Be a grown up for once, will you!
Tuesday, November 12th
Okay, again I must mention another chance to get your hands on some Pumpkinator at the Bottle Shop. For any of you lucky enough to buy a bottle, which you must drink there, you will also receive two glasses to keep. What’s not to love about that?
FM Smoke House will offer 5 tapping from (512) including a special release.
Wednesday, November 13th
The Flying Saucer in Addison is having a Lakewood day starting at 5pm. This will feature a brewer’s table with Lame du Lac, Brabo’s Cut, Goatman and Lion’s share. There may also be some glassware involved.
Thursday, November 14th
Here comes Peticolas again with more awesomeness for your mind and body. Michael Peticolas will be at the Common Table for a Peticolas Party. Meet the man and drink the beer.
Friday, November 15th
This one sounds wicked, in a good way. While you attempt to hold yourself over until Game of Thrones returns, Ommegang will offer their Game of Thrones beer at a Take the Black Stout tapping at the Holy Grail Pub. Alongside will be their Thee Finger Hobbs Three Meat Stew, also inspired by the Game of Thrones.
Saturday, November 16th
Dallas Beer Kitchen is hosting a Beer Chili Cookoff. Yum.
The Allen Wickers Sports Pub & Grill will be tapping the lovely Breakfast Stout from Founders. It’s not the coveted KBS, but it’s still fantastic and worth the trip.
OK, go out there and behave beautifully.