For the last four years, BrewRiot has brought together some of the region’s best and brightest hopmasters to show Dallas what they have been concocting in their closets and garages. This Sunday May 19th, BrewRiot will for the fifth year be showcasing homebrewers and their homemade brands in the Bishop Arts District area of Oak Cliff. specifically on North Bishop Avenue just south of W 7th Street. The showcase will benefit the beloved 501c3 Go Oak Cliff which puts on many festivals in Oak Cliff every year.
This year, this epic outdoor Dallas street festival will have live music for the first time, more food, more games, and more everything. BrewRiot attendees get the opportunity to judge which is the best brew for themselves as he/she make their way around the tents tasting the various brews.
BrewRiot 2013 Live Musical Performances
With over 500 shows and one album under their belts, The O's recently returned with their sophomore release "Between The Two." Over the last two years they traveled to Europe, Hawaii, and everywhere in between, capturing hearts and accolades along the way. It began with their first album, "We Are The O's" (2009), which led to winning "Best Of's" all around Texas and climbing to #2 album on the UK Americana charts. From being heard all over MTV and the History Channel, The O's are off to a great start. They have shared the stage with many other Texas greats including Old 97's, Dave Alvin, Ben Kweller, Justin Townes Earle, Mark Olsen and Gary Louris of The Jayhawks, Joe Ely, Billy Joe Shaver, Slobberbone, John Dee Graham, David Allen Coe, Split Lip Rayfield, Guy Forsyth, Lukas Nelson.
- The Birds of Night
Denton-based band The Birds of Night have been striving to "restore the sound of rock music's golden era". Drawing on influences like T-Rex, The Beatles, and even Buddy Rich, the band's latest Record "We're a Family Now" was made in the spirit of great song writing and performance. With every record the band tries to blend the vintage sound of yesterday with a focus on future. For this latest release they sought and received help from Eric Pulido and McKenzie Smith of the notable Denton band Midlake. Andrew Rothlisberger sings and plays guitar and Brooks Martin is on bass. Drums are played by Brandon Seitzler and Travis Stafford also handles guitar.
- Hunter Jones
Austin-based Hunter Jones is an up-and-coming four-piece band that plays sweet shoe-gaze/psyche/surf-ass music exclusively to sweet people. Since Hunter Jones started playing live in Oct. of 2012, they have been lucky enough to play steadily not only in Austin, but also Denton, Dallas and Memphis. They played the main stage at Memphis Doesn’t Suck Fest and are regulars at The White House on Rainey Street in Austin.In the midst of recording their first EP at The Recording Conservatory of Austin, Hunter Jones’ “Space Nap” is the first song that has been tracked in studio. Although not entirely mixed and mastered, the band is excited to finish tracking the EP in its entirety and making more singles available. Live shows feature a mix of ambient and melodic guitar, with both lead and rhythm guitars complimenting each other. Bass rhythms drive every song forward with a surf-tinge. The drums switch from atmospheric jams to pop beats. So, the four-piece likes to have fun.
How to Get Tickets to BrewRiot 2013
You can make checking easy by pre-purchasing your ticket on Prekindle. Then all you need to do is bring your ticket to the entrance at the intersection of W 7th Street and N Bishop where they will check you in and provide you the proper voting and tasting items. 21 and up to partake, but all ages may attend. Bring your ID. Visit www.BrewRiot.com for more information. There is also a Brew Run. Here is the info and registration on that Prekindle.
Get your tickets here.
BrewRiot 2013 Homebrew Teams
Janacek Brewing, Abrook Ales, Mox Nix Brewery, Zreet St. Brewing, Short Shift Brewing, Trooper Brewing, Blue Indian Brewing, GrandSkull Brewery, Last Call Brewing, Barking Oak Brewing, White Rock Brewing Company, Punky Brewsters, East Fork Brewing, Morgan Creek Brewery, Barley Jar Brewing, Hemisphere Brewing, Double J Brewing, Mossberg Brewing, Dead Cowboy Brewing, Night Owl Craft Ales, Dallas Home Brew, The Manhattan Project, SPAM BIER (Stevens Park Ale Makers), Trapdoor Brewing.
BrewRiot Rules for Homebrew Teams
- Bring 5 gallons minimum of each brew for People’s Choice judging
- This contest is open to all amateur home brewers who brew less than 200 gallons of beer, and is restricted to non-commercial, homebrewed beers.
- Beer must be made from the normal alcoholic fermentation of malted barley with hops, or their products, and with or without other malted or unmalted cereals.
- Entrants must be 21 years of age or older.
Oak Cliff’s BrewRiot Homebrew competition began in 2009 as a way to celebrate the art of brewing the world’s most famous beverage. Since that time, the event has brought together some of the region’s best and brightest hopmasters in an exciting outdoor street festival environment with live music, food, games, and more. Brew Riot is produced by Go Oak Cliff, a 501c3 organization.