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

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)
FireWheel (Rowlett)
Four Corners (Dallas)
Franconia (McKinney)
Grapevine Craft Brewery (Grapevine) NEW!
Lakewood Brewing Company (Garland)
Martin House (Ft. Worth)
Peticolas Brewing Company (Dallas)
Rabbit Hole Brewing (Justin)
Rahr & Sons (Ft. Worth)
Revolver (Grandbury)

Tickets are officially SOLD OUT!

Try these before they're gone!:

The Locals:

Brunch Money (Armadillo Ales) - An "Imperial Golden Ale" that has similar flavors to more traditional stouts, though golden in color. Comes in at a whopping 10% ABV.
Dankosaurus (Cedar Creek) - This West Coast style IPA is Cedar Creek's hoppiest release yet (65 IBUs) and is dry hopped with 15 lbs of Apollo and Bravo hops per batch.
Neato Bandito (Deep Ellum) - Debut from Deep Ellum, but no specs on this beer have been released. Just going to have to see for yourself!
El Super Bee (Four Corners) - The second seasonal release from Four Corners is a dry hopped golden ale, which is an empowered version of their popular Local Buzz but with Saison farmhouse yeast, a little Belgian candi sugar and honey, and dry hopped with Tettnang hops.
Antigoons Revenge (Lakewood) The fourth installment of their Legendary Series, Lakewood presents their Belgian-Style Golden Ale which recently debuted at Untapped Festival.
Rubberneck Red (Martin House) - Scaled down version of their popular Imperial Texan, made in collaboration with local band, The Toadies.
Sit Down or I'll Sit You Down (with dry hopped mystery) (Peticolas) - Peticolas' aggressive IPA in cask dry hopped with a "mystery"

In the Region:

Aurelian Lure, La Vie En Rose (Jester King) - Some of the newer sour beers from Jester King down in Austin.
Coffee Noir (Prairie Artisan Ales) - Prairie's popular Imperial Stout with espresso bean additions.
Blakkr (Real Ale) - American Black Ale made in collaboration with 3 Floyds Brewing Co. (Munster, IN) and Surly Brewing Co. (Minneapolis, MN).
Bishops Barrel #2 (Saint Arnold) The second of Saint Arnold's barrel aging series, which is an Old Ale that has been aging an additional year since its release in 2013.


Sucaba (Firestone Walker) - Unique Barleywine annual release with chocolate, vanilla, dark cherry, coconut, and oak subtleties.
Kentucky Breakfast Stout (Founder's) - Bottles of KBS flew off the shelves here in DFW when delivered less than a week ago. If you missed out on a bottle, this might be your only chance until next year.
Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout (Odell) - Odell has finally made its way to Texas! Try out their Chocolate Milk Stout as well as some of their other offerings.

Complete brewery participant and beer list:

General admission includes:
- Access to the festival from 2:00 to 6:00 PM
- Live local music on outdoor stages
- Commemorative Official Big Texas Beer Fest tasting cup
- Sampling cardfor 12 two-ounce samples