Every year in March, all eyes across the country are focused on March Madness and college basketball. About that same time, every media outlet has bracket-styled polls to garner your attention. Instead of others making the decision for what is the best of this, or the greatest of that, I give you the 2015 DFW Beer Bracket, where YOU decide what YOU like best. The idea is to print out the beer bracket below, and when you go out drinking, order a taster flight of beer matchups, and record for yourself which you like the best. As you go through the bracket, you will figure out your beer preferences, and eventually land on what DFW beer is YOUR favorite.
Some of you may have seen the article ranking the best 18 Dallas-area breweries. The article takes a fairly subjective view on a majority of the DFW (Ft. Worth is not Dallas-area) with no basis for the author's ranking, other than his own opinion on the matter.
The next round of Untapped Festivals is finally here! In addition to the usual festivals in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston, Untapped has also expanded down I-35 to both Austin (April 18th) and San Antonio. This year, Untapped Fort Worth will be on May 9th at Panther Island Pavilion. While the brewery line up has not been announced yet, this year's music festival will include the likes of The Lone Bellow, Big Data, and local band Telegraph Canyon. Festival organizer, Spune Productions, boasts that over 70 breweries with over 250 beers will be there touting both local and national breweries.
Tweet It may not be obvious from the surface, but the camaraderie in the local beer scene has been 'brewing' since Rahr opened, and it was clearly visible at this year's Untapped Festival. We saw Rahr and Lakewood brewing companies coming together to make the first all DFW collaboration beer, DFW: A COllaboration of [...]
Tweet Here we are again with another Untapped Festival in Dallas on the horizon, except this year it won't be in the blistering September sun, but in the (slightly) cooler November atmosphere. With the date pushed back, it also allowed the festival to be the official kick-off of the second annual North Texas Beer Week. [...]
Tweet Now that it is Fall, we can "officially" begin to enjoy all of those craft pumpkin beers (even though they've been out awhile). Here is a list of all of the pumpkin beers you can find in the metroplex. My Top 5: Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale - Sam [...]
Tweet As part of the DFW Beer & Brewers Index, here is a map of the 80+ of the best places to enjoy a pint (or take home a growler) of local brews. Below are eleven, get the full list by downloading the full guide. Here is just a taste. The Bearded Lady (Fort Worth [...]
Tweet Big Texas Beer Fest is back again in 2014 for the third straight year. It happens Saturday April 5th. Expect all of your local favorite breweries to be there, including: 903 Brewing (Sherman) Armadillo Ale Works (Denton) Cedar Creek Brewing (Seven Points) Cobra Brewing (Lewisville) NEW! Community Brewing (Dallas) Deep Ellum Brewing Company (Dallas) [...]
The Big Texas Beer Fest returns to Dallas’ Fair Park on April 5th after two highly successful events in 2012 and 2013. Named as Dallas Observer’s best beer festival two years in a row, and drawing more than 5,000 attendees last year, the event will be held in same location in Fair Park’s Automobile Building. This year’s event intends to attract nearly 100 breweries, believed to be the most of any Texas beer festival, including over 25 breweries from the state of Texas.
Despite the on-and-off drizzle and the cooler temperatures, the masses came out for the Untapped Beer and Music Festival in Fort Worth. Personally, I was the one hoping the weather would keep away more people, leaving shorter beer lines for the rest of us.