Happy International IPA Day from DFW Hops! Hope you drank something hoppy. I know I did. ( Stone Ruination 10th Anniversary! )
Sunday July 29th, The Flying Saucer on the Lake celebrates their third anniversary of serving great beers along with a great lakeside view. Go help them celebrate with rare tappings and tasty good all day long!
Thursday, July 26th, Dallas’ newest brewery officially launches their first beer.
Firewheel Brewing will be in attendance at the Common Table along with their Texas Pale Ale, and a whole buttload of pint glasses to give out to everyone who comes to try their beer. Sweet!
The event starts at five, and likely lasts until the beer is tapped out.
So what are you waiting for? Go drink some, and support local craft!
This Saturday, June 16th, head on down to Lake Saucer…er…Lake Ray Hubbard for the Flying Saucer on the Lake’s 3rd Annual Beer Fest. Or as they call it, Beer FeAst…heh, clever. Well, at least the beer’s good.
And this year there’s more then ever, with 60 craft beers on tap, including some real Texas rarities, and beers that have never made it to DFW before. Among others expect vintage 2010 Saison Brett from Boulevard, Whiskey Rodeo from Jester King, and Vertical Jewbilation from He’Brew. Those three are all among their “secret” rare tappings, which will be announced on Twitter all day long. Or, if you’ve got a VIP ticket, you’ll know the schedule early. Feel free to share it with the rest of us, eh?
As for the rest of the beers expect stuff like Founders/Green Flash Lynchpin White IPA. ( The first Founders to officially make it to Texas, even if it’s thanks to Green Flash. ) There’s also Thirsty Planet Franklin BBQ Smoked Porter, Ranger Creek Strawberry Milk Stout, St Fueillian Speciale, and many many more.
The event starts at 2pm sharp, and they advise you be there on time to get some of the rarer beers. Bring some sunscreen, and be sure to drink plenty of water too, cause it’s going to be sunny, and in the mid 90’s.
Go Drink some!
The Common Table turns two years old Saturday, June 9th, 2012. Or, at the very least, that’s when they celebrate their birthday. So go join one of Dallas’ finest craft beer establishments for a Texas Tap Takeover. All Texas Beers, all day long, including some very rare and very delicious tappings. How about a bourbon barrel aged version of Real Ale’s fantastic 15th Anniversary Imperial Stout? …What? That doesn’t sound very good? …Stop reading our webpage, and go back to your Skunkwater Light, then. For all craft beer fans, this is a can’t miss event!
This Tuesday, May 7th, features several fantastic tappings and events around the Dallas area.
At the Common Table, it’s Brewsday Tuesday, their weekly rare tapping night. This Tuesday they’re featuring beers from Austin, Texas’ own Jester King. Included will be Le Petite Prince, their sub 3% “table beer”, Noble King, their Hoppy Farmhouse, and a cask, yes a cask, of their Mikkeller Collaboration, Beer Geek Rodeo. That cask is the main events, folks, and it’s tiny. So get there earlier if you’re gonna go drink some cause it won’t last long!
If food and Dallas-area beer pairings are more your thing, then check out the Capital Pub on the same evening. They’ll be featuring beers from Peticolas, Deep Ellum, and Franconia, as well as pairing them with delicious small plates, all for only $30. Be sure to check out http://www.capitolpubdallas.com/ for more information.
It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here! North Texas’ biggest, and basically first real beer fest has finally arrived. After months of anticipation, the day is upon us!
Saturday, April 14th, Big Texas Beer Fest. If you read this website you’re no doubt already quite familiar with the details. If not, well, expect 80 breweries and 300+ craft beers to be featured from 1pm to 6pm at the Automobile Building in Fair Park, Dallas, Texas.
Tickets will be available at the door but they’ll only take cash, so bring some with you or hit up one of the ATMs inside. You’ll get a tasting card good for 12 2oz samples, with additional cards available for a scant $2.
This is almost certain to be the greatest craft beer event that DFW has yet seen, and you do not want to miss it. There will be a heavy focus on Texas craft, and expect to get a chance to sample a lot of beers that haven’t ever been available in DFW before.
So, what are you waiting for? Go drink some!
Today begins April Ale Week at the Meddlesome Moth, in Dallas. Beginning April 9th and concluding April 15th. They’re celebrating all week long with a variety of Fantastic Texas Beers.
For Monday’s brew, they’ll be tapping the very first keg of local brewery Peticolas’ newest beer, the Royal Scandal. It’s an English Style Pale Ale, and unless it’s changed drastically since the advance tasting that DFWHops previously reported on, it is a fantastic beer. Brewmaster Michael Peticolas himself will be in there to chat with fellow beer nerds, and if you really wanna make him feel special, or drive him crazy, ask him for his autograph. Or just tell him what you think of his beer, he’d probably like that better.
So if you’ve got a chance, go drink some!
Next up, Tuesday the 10th, they’ll be tapping a cask-conditioned version of Live Oak Schwarzbier.
Then on Wednesday, it’s a double Texas Double IPA tapping, with Saint Arnold’s Endeavor and a special cask conditioned version of Karbach’s Rodeo Clown. That’s a DT of TDIPA, not to be confused with DP. Seriously. Don’t go expecting that, ya weirdo.
Be sure to check back again soon for further updates! And of course, this Saturday, Saturday, Saturday…Big Texas Beer Fest…be there.
This Wednesday, March 28th, Ballast Point finally, finally, FINALLY hits DFW. If it seems like we’ve been hearing that for months now, it’s because we have. Literally. We were first told Ballast Point would land in the Dallas-Fort Worth area sometime last September. Then, week by week and month by month the days just kept getting pushed back.
Yet after all that, it’s finally here. The Common Table in dallas will be tapping several kegs of various Ballast Point beers including among others, their Big Eye IPA.
But let’s not kid ourselves. We’re all hardcore craft beer fans here, and we know what the main attraction is. It’s the beer that Beer Advocate proclaims as the Number 1 IPA in the entire world… ( That’s single, NOT Double or Imperial IPA. )
Sculpin. One of the greatest things to ever have copious amounts of hops added to it.
The Common Table taps the Sculpin at 6pm, but they’ll be tapping a few other beers at 5.
Go drink some!
This Saturday, the 24th of March, head over to the Common Table in Dallas for their Stone Throwdown! They’ll be kicking your ass all day long with fantastic stone beers from years past. They’ll have 2011 Stone Imperial Russian Stout, 2010 Stone Double Bastard, and they’ll be running the Stone Smoked Porter through their Randall with Knob Creek Soaked Vanilla beans. Sweet! They’ll be tapping other stone beers too, including some they tapped ahead of time this week, so if you like your beer packed with both arrogance and flavor, you don’t want to miss this event.
So go drink some!