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

9 Perfect Summer Beers for Lounging by the Pool

9 Perfect Summer Beers for Lounging by the Pool

What pool and river friendly beers should you be drinking this summer? After all of this rain, the Texas weather has returned back into form as the temperatures begin to heat back up.  That can only mean one thing: its pool and river floating time in Texas.  And what is the best thing about pools [...]

2015 Fort Worth Untapped Recap: Rain or Shine, There Will be Beer

2015 Fort Worth Untapped Recap: Rain or Shine, There Will be Beer

  Though the weather may have ended things a little early in terms of the musical performances, the beer was a-flowing at this year's Fort Worth Untapped Music & Beer Festival at Panther Island Pavilion.  Some previously listed beers, like Rahr's new Visionary Smoked Lager and Shiner's Strawberry Blonde, did not make it out, but [...]

2015 Fort Worth Untapped Beer & Music Festival

2015 Fort Worth Untapped Beer & Music Festival

Spune Productions has pulled out all of the stops for this year's Fort Worth Untapped Beer & Music Festival on May 9th at Panther Island Pavilion.  They have pulled together beers and breweries from across the state, the country, and the world.  This year we will see a wide selection from far flung breweries like [...]

Austin Beer Road Trip & Untapped Recap

Austin Beer Road Trip & Untapped Recap

For the inaugural iliveindallas beer road trip, I traveled southbound down I-35 to our great state's capital for some beer adventures of my own.  After a torrential downpour for most of my way South, I decided to stop at Austin Beerworks (ABW) for their tasting room hours to meet up with an old friend.  Outside [...]

The 2015 DFW Beer Bracket

The 2015 DFW Beer Bracket

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.

Top Tier Beer of DFW – 9 Breweries Ranked

Top Tier Beer of DFW - 9 Breweries Ranked

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.

Untapped Fort Worth 2015 Preview

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.

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

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

  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 Two [...]

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

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.  Top [...]

Pumpkin Beer is Upon Us

Pumpkin Beer is Upon Us

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 Adams [...]