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 (hence "North Texas" Beer Week instead of "Dallas" Beer Week) bars, breweries, and beer-kitchens will be hosting a variety events. Everything from anniversary parties, to beer dinners, to special releases and rare tappings, North Texas will be the place to be for beer. Here is a breakdown, day-by-day, city-by-city for a week of beer greatness.
For a full schedule of events, please visit: www.ntxbeerweek.com
Saturday, November 9th
Texas Brewvolution, Centennial Hall, Fair Park, 2:00-6:30 pm (1:00 pm VIP entry)
The creative minds behind the Untapped Festival series and Big Texas Beer Festival bring you a Texas-sized beer festival with the main focus on, you guessed it, Texas beer! Though not all breweries are from Texas, the majority of the breweries (25+) represented are from the Lone Star State, including all of the locals and other unique Texas breweries like Jester King (Austin), Karbach (Houston), and Ranger Creek (San Antonio). Live local music and food trucks provided. Proceeds from the festival benefit the North Texas Food Bank. After party at The Bearded Lady in Fort Worth.
Deep Ellum 2nd Anniversary Party, Deep Ellum Brewery, 12:00-4:00 pm
What better way to kick off North Texas Beer Week than to celebrate the birth of the first craft brewery in Dallas! Along with the extended brewery tour hours, DEBC will be tapping kegs of their rarer beers like Gourdzilla, Numb Comfort, Wealth & Taste, Dream Crusher, 2012 Festivus, 2012 Pollenator, 2011 Darkest Hour, and many more! Brewery tours at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm. Live music from The O's and Sugar Foote Co. Food trucks from Easy Sliders and Jolly Trolley.
Rahr & Sons 9th Anniversary Party, Rahr & Sons Brewery, 12:30-4:00 pm
Come out and celebrate North Texas' oldest craft brewery! Extended tour hours, over 30 rare Rahr beers, food trucks and live music abound to commemorate the event, keepsake glass included! Beers to include: 9th Anniversary Golden Ale, 2013 Visionary Double IPA, 2012 Winter Warmer, specialty firkins, barrel aged variations, and much much more!
Sunday, November 10th
Prairie Artisan/Jester King Art and Beer Night, The Meddlesome Moth, 4:00 pm
Meet the artists behind these unique labels behind Oklahoma's Prairie Artisan Ales (Chase Healey) and Austin's Jester King (Ron Extract). There will be 5 choice tappings from each brand as well as art on display and for sale from each artist.
Monday, November 11th
Peticolas Beer Dinner, The Meddlesome Moth, 6:00 pm
A decadent 6 course meal prepared by the Meddlesome Moth paired with 7 beers from Peticolas Brewing Company, including: Golden Opportunity (Kolsch), Royal Scandal (English Pale Ale), Rye't On (Rye Pale Ale), Velvet Hammer (Imperial Red Ale), Sit Down or I'll Sit You Down (IPA), The Duke (Barleywine), and Wintervention (Winter Seasonal Ale).
Oskar Blues 11th Anniversary Celebration, Common Table, 6:00 pm
7 Oskar Blues beers on tap including Tequila Barrel Aged Gubna and 2012 Ten FIDY. Also Pour Man's Beer Dinner with all Oskar Blues beers including: Deviant Dale's, Mama's Little Yella Pils, G'Knight, Ten FIDY.
Lakewood Tap Takeover, Magnolia Motor Lounge, 6:00pm
Several Lakewood beers on tap as well as food creations inspired by Lakewood brews by chef, Derrick Hamilton.
Tuesday, November 12th
Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin Party, Common Table, 5:30 pm
This is the Texas debut of Firestone Walker's Velvet Merkin. This is their original Oatmeal Stout, Velvet Merlin, but aged in bourbon barrels. Other rare Firestone Walker beers will be available. First 150 attendees will receive a commemorative merkin. And yes, they know what that is.
406 Minutes of Dogfish Head IPA, Meddlesome Moth, 6:00 pm
Flights of all of the Dogfish Head IPAs! 60 Minute, 61 Minute, 75 Minute, 90 Minute, and 120 Minute! Glassware giveaway as well.
New Belgium La Folie Tapping and Glass Night, The Bearded Lady
Try some of New Belgium's original unique sour beer, La Folie, meet the brewer, and keep the glass!
Martin House Tap Take Over, Oak St. Draughthouse, 7:00 pm
Try a variety of Fort Worth's Martin House's brews, meet the brewers, and keep the glass!
Wednesday, November 13th
Beer Week Cellar Release, The Common Table, 5:30 pm
The Common Table digs deep and pulls out some of their best beers from their cellar, including 2011 Avery's oak aged Samael Strong Ale and 2010 Sierra Nevada Big Foot Barleywine.
Rahr Rare Beer Dinner, The Libertine, 7:00 pm
A 5 course meal paired with Rahr & Sons beers including: Pecker Wrecker, 2011 and 2013 La Grange, 2012 Snowmageddon, 2012 Angry Goat, and 2011 Bourbon Barrel Winter Warmer.
Top Secret Pre-Release Martin House Tasting Party, BREWED, 7:00 pm
Come by and a "secret" preview to the newest Martin House beer release before it is released to the public!
Thursday, November 14th
Peticolas Party, The Common Table, 5:30 pm
The owner of Peticolas Brewing Company, Michael Peticolas, will be hanging out at The Common Table with some of his best brews including: Velvet Hammer, Wintervention, Alfred Brown, Rye't On, 2012 Great Scot!, and Golden Opportunity.
Real Ale Mysterium Verum Tappings, Zio Carlo Magnolia Brewpub, 7:00 pm
Real Ale's special line up of beers from the Mysterium Verum series will be on tap, including: Kraken (French oak aged Sisyphus(barleywine)), Morgul (Porter), Scots Gone Wild (American Wild Ale), and one more to be announced!
Sam Adam's Utopia Complimentary Tasting, Hall's Wine and Spirits, 4:00-7:00 pm
Sam Adam's Utopia series is one of the most sought out, yet expensive, beers. Most bottles go for around $200. This is your chance to try it for free!
4200 Glade Rd, Colleyville, TX 76034, (817) 267-6803
Balcones Barrel Aged FireWheel Special #1 Tapping, The Holy Grail Pub, 6:00 pm
FireWheel's special release just in time for North Texas Beer Week, brewed just exclusively for Holy Grail! This keg is sure to go fast, so make sure you are on time!
Friday, November 15th
Real Ale Beer Dinner, Asador Restaurant - Renaissance Hotel, 7:00 pm
5 course dinner paired with Real Ale beers and meet the head brewmaster, Erik Ogershok. Beers include Hans' Pils, Sisyphus Barleywine, Devil's Backbone, Brewhouse Brown Ale, and Shade Grown Coffee Porter. RSVP required.
Avery Blackout, Meddlesome Moth, 8:00 pm
Flight of 2012 Mephistopheles Stout, Out of Bounds Stout, Uncle Jacob's Stout, Rumpkin Pumpkin Ale, and The Czar Russian Imperial Stout.
Community Tap Take Over, Dallas Beer Kitchen, 7:00 pm
Community Brewery reps will be on hand to answer all of your questions, as well as having Mosaic IPA, Public Ale ESB (2013 GABF Gold Medal winning), and Inspiration Belgian Dark Ale on tap!
Hops and Grain Meet the Brewer, The Bearded Lady
Come and meet the brewer from the up and coming brewery out of Austin, Josh Hare! Keep the glass too!
Armadillo Ale Works meet the Brewer, Oak St. Draughthosue, 7:00 pm
Come and meet the brewers behind Armadillo Ale Works and keep the glass when you order one of their beers!
FireWheel Tap Takeover, East Side Social Club, 7:00 pm
Meet the owner and brewer behind FireWheel, Brad Perkinson, and keep the glass!
Saturday, November 16th
Various brewery tours including: Rahr, Deep Ellum, FireWheel, Lakewood, Revolver, Martin House, Peticolas, Franconia, and (903).
Beer Chili Cook Off, Dallas Beer Kitchen, 7:00 pm
Help judge which Dallas Beer Kitchen is the best! Sample 4 oz. bowls of chili with 4 oz. of beer and determine which chili make it on to the winter menu!
Texas Craft Trivia, Gingerman - Southlake
Real Ale, Saint Arnold, Martin House, and Revolver have teamed up to try and test your knowledge of craft beer. Various prizes available to win!
After this incredible week of beers from across North Texas and elsewhere around the country, you may need another week to recover. Be sure to check out the events listed here and any others that are listed on the official North Texas Beer Week website listed above.