This Thursday, March 22nd the Holy Grail Pub in Plano is tapping a whole assortment of fantastic, chocolate beers. They’re going to be starting with a vintage keg of Brooklyn’s Black Chocolate Stout from 2008! They’ll also tap some Boulevard Chocolate Ale, Breckenridge Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout, and Ommegang Seduction. Oh, and they’ll have smoked Bacon Dipped in Chocolate too. Fantastic.
This Thursday, March 15th, from 5-8pm, the Village at Fairview in Mckinney Texas is having their first Beer Walk of the year. What’s that you say, you have a beer walk every time you head to the fridge and back? Well, this is different smart***.
The Village at Fairview beer walks involve wandering about the beautiful shopping center, while drinking free beer out of a free beer stein you get to keep. And this time around, that free beer is being provided by the great folks at Franconia. And as an added bonus, plenty of shops and eateries will be offering all sorts of great deals and specials during the length of the event.
Space will be limited, as there will only be a certain amount of steins to hand out and beer to fill them with, so get there early!
For more information, check them out at: http://www.thevillageshopping.com/events/The_Village_at_Fairview_Beer_Walk
And be sure to like them on Facebook ( TheVillageShopping ) and follow them on twitter ( @villageshopping ) in order to hear all about unique freebies and stops throughout the beer walk.
So really. Free beer. Go drink it!
Happy Saint Patricks Day from DFWHops!
Yup, it’s a little early, but hey…there’s a good chance the Hops crew is gonna be drinking, so might as well wish you a great one ahead of time!
This Friday, March 2nd is Texas Independence Day, and there’s plenty of ways to celebrate with Texas brewed craft beer. Up at the Holy Grail Pub in Plano, they’ll be conducting a weekend long Smokeout event featuring all kinds of barbecue including their fantastic brisket, housemade hotdogs, and on Sunday only, a Smoked Prime Rib special. And of course they’ll be tapping special beers all week long like Real Ale’s WT3F?! on Friday, Peticolas Great Scot on Saturday, and Deep Ellum Brewing’s Dreamcrusher on Sunday.
Also on Friday, the Bottle Shop on Greenville in Dallas will be swapping out all the current taps for Texas beers. They’re going to have some real rarities, especially in our area. Expect to see brand new Austin area breweries on tap for the first time in DFW.
Then on Saturday the 3rd, over at the Common Table they’ll be featuring their Starkbierfest…lots of german beer and food all afternoon long.
DFWHop’s thoughts and prayers are with the good folks over at Franconia Brewing, after their brewery suffered an explosion of some sort today. Two employees were injured and went to the hospital. One has since been released, unsure about the other. Also unsure how much damage was caused, but it sounds fairly significant. It occurred during the Saturday Tour, luckily no one on tour was injured.
Hoping for the best and a very swift recovery in every way!
Today, Saturday the 11th of February, Deep Ellum Brewing Company had their first bottle release! That’s right, the first of Dallas’s new breweries now has a bottling line. Well, sort of. It was a very limited run, only about 300 bottles or so, and Hip To All Things Craft little grocery store Bolsa Mercado bought them all.
So, if you’re hanking for a bottle of Deep Ellum Brewing’s Chocolate Cherry Double Brown Stout, you better hurry down to Bolsa Mercado in Dallas. Cause everyone else is going, and those 300 bottles won’t last long.
Congrats on DEBC on their first bottled release!
Tuesday, January 24, at the Meddlesome Moth in Dallas, they’ll be tapping the very first keg of Dallas’ newest craft brewery. These are exciting times as the Dallas craft beer scene seems to be going from famine to feast in very short order.
The brewery in question is Peticolas Brewing, founded and run by one-man beer machine Michael Peticolas. And the beer in question is his very, very delicious Velvet Hammer, described to me as a an Imperial Red. I was lucky enough to get to taste an earlier test batch, and it quite impressive. Expect a lotta hops, a lotta malt, and a lotta balance between the two, without a lot of alcohol burn despite the high ABV.
So do yourself a favor, head on down to the Meddlesome Moth tomorrow at 5 and try a pint yourself. You won’t be sorry.
Then, Thursday the 26th, the Common Table will also be tapping their first Peticolas beer, as well as continuing to sell their increasingly stellar Deep Ellum brewing line up.
So what are you waiting for? You knew the drill…Go drink some!
As if three tappings of Dogfish Head 120 this week weren’t enough…Over at the BlackFriar Pub ( On Mckinney in Dallas ), they’ll be tapping their own keg of delicious and potent DFH120 this week. It’ll be Thursday, January 19th, at 5pm. Sure to go fast so show up early if you can!
Avery and Dogfish Head are all the rage this week in DFW, and apparently, so are super strength beers with 3 different beers weighing in at over 15% available at 5 different tappings. Dogfish Head 120 is being tapped at 3 different locations, so pick a bar and go drink some! As previously mentioned, the Holy Grail Pub in Plano is tapping it Tuesday the 17th, at 6.
The same night, you’ll also be able to get some DFH 120 at the very recently opened World of Beer in Arlington, though at 18% I recommend against having it at both places unless you’ve got a designated driver and the next day off work.
Then, Friday the 20th of January, the Flying Saucer on the Lake over in Garland will be tapping the DFH 120 as well.
And in the aforementioned Avery news, in addition to the beer dinner at the Common Table along with Saint Arnorld, the Meddlesome Moth is having their very own Avery beer dinner the following day. That’d be Wednesday the 18th for those of you who haven’t kept up. This event is sure to cell out, and sure to amaze on both food and beer spectrum’s, so don’t miss out. Actually, I’m assuming that most of you reading this who plan to go, already have their reservations. If not, be sure to give them a call!
Also all this week is Avery Week at the Flying Saucer in Addison. Every night this week, from the 16t-20th of January, they’re tapping a special Avery beer. Tappings include New World Porter, Hog Heaven, and later in the week, they’re even tapping 16%+ Behemoths The Beast ( Thursday ) and Mephistopheles Stout. ( Friday )
So? …Go drink some!
The 120’s back, the 120’s back! I can hear the beer nerds jumping and shouting at each other now.
In other words, Holy Grail Pub in Plano is holding their bi-annual Dog Days event this Tuesday, January 17th. Once again they’ll be tapping some fantastic Dogfish Head beers, but the star of the show will once more be the infamous 120 Minute IPA.
The last time they tapped this beer, it sold out in under 15 minutes, and for once, that’s not an exaggeration. It’s an amazing beer, and it doesn’t show up often, so when it does, it’s gone in an instant.
Technically, it’s being tapped at 6pm, but if you’re serious about getting a glass, you’d better be there a lot earlier then that. The place will be packed, and rightfully so, and there’s a good chance they’ll be going around asking folks if they’re planning to order it before it’s actually tapped, just to ensure those who were there early get served first.
Of course, if 18% beers aren’t your thing, or you’re the one stuck driving, they’ve also got other fantastic and rare Dogfish Head Beers including the rather unique Immort, and the Burton Baton oak-aged IPA. Hard to go wrong with any of those beers.
So, go drink some!