Collin Zreet

Collin Zreet is native Dallasite, and moved back to Big D after living in Austin for a few years. 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 what local microbreweries have to offer, as well as making some homebrew with his team, The Fort Brewing Co. (winning a few awards in the process).

BrainDead Brewing Festicle: Barrel-Aged and Wild Beer Festival

BrainDead Brewing Festicle: Barrel-Aged and Wild Beer Festival

The creators of Big Texas Beer Fest and BrainDead Brewing have teamed up for the second annual BrainDead Festicle! The Festicle is a celebration of barrel-aged and wild beers, located in the heart of Deep Ellum. This event will take place outdoors in the parking lot west of BrainDead Brewing with 30 to 35 breweries [...]

Fort Worth Untapped 2016: Greener and Newer Than Ever Before

Fort Worth Untapped 2016: Greener and Newer Than Ever Before

At this year's Untapped Festival Fort Worth edition, the wet weather managed to hold off, but did allow for some pretty hot moments, if couldn't squeeze underneath the shade of the few large oak trees on the grounds.  The best new feature for this year was the slight relocation of the festival from the cracked [...]

Untapped Festival Fort Worth Announces Beer List

Untapped Festival Fort Worth Announces Beer List

Untapped Festival, Texas’s popular craft beer and music festival, has announced the incredible list of brews and local food vendors on tap for its fourth return to Fort Worth on June 11 at Panther Island Pavilion.

Murphy Craft Beer Fest

Murphy Craft Beer Fest

Brewvolution, LLC (founders of Big Texas Beer Fest) have teamed up with the City of Murphy to product their newest event, Tunes, Tails and Ales. This event lands at Murphy Central Park, directly east of Plano on Saturday, May 14. It combines a craft beer sampling with a crawfish boil, free concert with headliner Rise & [...]

Dallas Crawfish and Brews

Dallas Crawfish and Brews

Community Beer Co. has partnered with Crawfish and Brews and putting on a huge Louisiana-style boil! That's right! Come enjoy Louisiana mudbugs and delicious craft brew at Community Beer Co. Everything is bigger in Texas and Crawfish and Brews is no exception! What originated as a celebration of the spring crawfish season down in Louisiana [...]

Big Texas Beer Fest 2016

Big Texas Beer Fest 2016

The 2016 Big Texas Beer Fest will be happening the first weekend in April at the Fair Park Automobile Building spanning two sessions. Last year’s festival featured 120 breweries and 500+ beers and they expect similar numbers this year. BTBF is well-known as the festival to go to for exclusive/rare beers, one-offs and special firkins. [...]

UNTAPPED FESTIVAL AUSTIN RETURNS TO CARSON CREEK RANCH MAY 14

 UNTAPPED FESTIVAL AUSTIN RETURNS TO CARSON CREEK RANCH MAY 14

Following its sold out 2015 event, Untapped Festival, Texas’ hugely popular craft beer and music festival, returns to Austin on Saturday, May 14 at Carson Creek Ranch with over 75 breweries and more than 300 beers. Tapping an exciting and diverse music lineup spanning two stages, Untapped Festival Austin features headliners Atlas Genius, Deltron 3030, JR JR, Kaleo, Lady Lamb, Coast Modern, and more.

Dallas Untapped 2015: Fair Park, Great Festival

Dallas Untapped 2015: Fair Park, Great Festival

This year's Untapped Beer & Music Festival broke some unprecedented ground for the festival in its fourth installment.  From its humble beginnings in a parking lot across from Trinity Groves (before it was really Trinity Groves), the Dallas Untapped Beer & Music Festival was held at Fair Park.  With the grater space, festival planners were [...]

2015 Dallas Untapped Beer & Music Festival Preview

2015 Dallas Untapped Beer & Music Festival Preview

It's the kickoff of North Texas Beer Week!  That also means that it is time to get ready for the flagship beer festival of Texas! Here are four reasons why you should go to Dallas Untapped Festival: 4. Welcome Ninkasi Brewing to Texas! Ninkasi Brewing will be slinging brews at Untapped in Texas for the [...]

Jameson Caskmates: Beer and Whiskey Together Again

Jameson Caskmates: Beer and Whiskey Together Again

To be honest, I am not a big whiskey drinker, but when given the opportunity to try Jameson's Caskmates, I knew I had to try it.  Jameson took their famous Irish whiskey and did something new with it.  Instead of aging it plain oak casks, they took the chance and aged them in stout casks [...]