Collin Zreet

Collin Zreet is native Dallasite, and moved back to Big D after earning a degree in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Texas. When not working with helicopters, he can be found hucking the frisbee, or paddling/biking around White Rock Lake. With the recent explosion of the Dallas craft beer scene, he also enjoys tasting of what local microbreweries have to offer, as well as making some of his own homebrew (winning a few awards in the process). Check out his latest publication in the DFW Beer & Brewers Index, which includes all local breweries, their year round and seasonal brews, and all breweries soon to open! DFW Beer & Brewers Index

Untapped Dallas 2014 Recap: Beer, Music, and a Lemon Tree

Untapped Dallas 2014 Recap: Beer, Music, and a Lemon Tree

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 [...]

Untapped Dallas 2014 Happens Saturday, Nov. 1 – Find out What’s New & Different

Untapped Dallas 2014 Happens Saturday, Nov. 1 - Find out What's New & Different

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. [...]

Pumpkin Beer is Upon Us

Pumpkin Beer is Upon Us

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 [...]

11 of the Best Bars for Truly Local Craft Beer in DFW + Beer Map

11 of the Best Bars for Truly Local Craft Beer in DFW + Beer Map

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 [...]

The Beer-Loving Aerospace Engineer’s Guide to Big Texas Beer Fest 2014

The Beer-Loving Aerospace Engineer's Guide to Big Texas Beer Fest 2014

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) [...]

Announcing Big Texas Beer Fest 2014 in April

Announcing Big Texas Beer Fest 2014 in April

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.

A Recap of This Weekend’s Untapped Festival in Fort Worth

A Recap of This Weekend's Untapped Festival in Fort Worth

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.

LOCAL BREW: Deep Inside the Fort Worth-Based Brewery Martin House & the Latest on Untapped Festival

LOCAL BREW: Deep Inside the Fort Worth-Based Brewery Martin House & the Latest on Untapped Festival

Beer and music have always been great together. They practically go hand-in-hand, as seen by the explosion of the popularity of the Untapped Music and Beer Festival. Now, breweries are starting to jump on the same trend. Dogfish Head Brewery has an entire line up of music inspired beers, including: Miles Davis Bitches Brew Imperial Stout and most recently the Grateful Dead American Beauty IPA.

Untapped 2014: Fort Worth Preview

With the successful addition of the CANNED Festival in Denton and Untapped: Houston, the Untapped Festival comes back to the Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth this year on March 8th. To date, the 2013 Fort Worth Untapped Festival has been the highest attended event so far in the series, and they don’t plan on slowing down any time soon.

North Texas Beer Week: Here’s Your Guide to the 25+ DFW Beer Events Happening Nov. 9th – 16th

North Texas Beer Week: Here's Your Guide to the 25+ DFW Beer Events Happening Nov. 9th - 16th

Formerly known as "Dallas Beer Week," the 3rd Annual North Texas Beer Week descends upon us next week. This is the first year that the week-long celebration will be completely run by DFW-based organizers. For an entire week across the entire Metroplex.