Garret Oliver at the Meddlesome Moth

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Published on: November 16, 2011

Let’s not forget that the Meddlesome Moth in Dallas has their own week long event going on, as well. In addition to the other great Thursday events listed in the previous post, the Moth will be hosting Garret Oliver this Thursday, the 17th of November. He’ll be there to sign copies of The Oxford Companion To Beer. They’ll also be tapping one of his most divisive creations, The Concoction. Everyone seems to love it or hate it! If you haven’t tried it, might as well find out what all the discussion’s about. They’ll also tap the Companion, and a 2010 batch of the delicious Black Chocolate Stout.

And they’re continuing their week of sour beers with New Belgium’s dry hopped sour La Folie. The sour’s tapped at 5, and the Brooklyn beers along with Garret Oliver signings begin at 9pm.

Dallas Beer Week: Thursday

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Published on: November 16, 2011

Dallas Beer Week marches on this Thursday, November 19th. Let’s be honest, most of of the folks who read this blog probably already have their reservations for the “headline” event of the night. That is of course, the soon to be infamous Jester King / Mikkeller Beer dinner at the Common Table. Six courses, six amazing beers from one of Texas’s finest craft breweries and the world’s foremost roving brewer. The event is long since sold out, and sure to be the talk of the Dallas Craft Beer Scene for a quite a while.

But if you haven’t got reservations or can’t make the event, don’t sweat it, as there are still plenty of other fantastic events scheduled for Thursday.

Eno’s Pizza Tavern is having their own beer dinner, this one with Garret Oliver of Brookyn Brewing. And over at the Libertine, they’ll be doing a Dogfish Head beer and food pairing as well.

The Flying Saucer in Addison will be tapping a cask conditioned version of Saint Arnold’s Pumpkinator at 5pm.

At Trinity Hall, they’ll feature a tasting of Rogue Beers as well as Rogue Spirits. And up at Kegs And Barrels 15th Street Location in Plano, they’ll be tasting Oskar Blue’s line up.

There are also pint nights going on at the Holy Grail Pub where you can get a Maredsous Chalice, as well as a Fraconia Pint night over at the Idle Rich Pub. Hooray glassware. The Gingerman Plano will be doing a glass night too, but I wouldn’t try making all three.

And as usual theres even more then that, so head on over to www.dallasbeerweek.com for the full schedule!

Dogfish Head 120 Minute Sightings

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Published on: November 15, 2011

As you all likely know, it’s Dallas Beer Week, and one of the things that means is rare beer! While there are rarer beers then the DFH 120 being tapped or poured this week ( Mikkeller 1000 IBU anyone? ) there are few beers as constantly in demand and sought out as DFH’s infamous 18% IPA. ( Higher ABV in the really old vintages. )

This Wednesday Nov 16 at the Meddlesome Moth, they’ll be tapping a Keg of Dogfish Head 120 alongside a cask of Ska’s Modus Head. That was actually mentioned in the previous Wednesday DBW post, but it’s worth mentioning again!

Then, this Friday, November 18th, at the Flying Saucer in Addison, they’ll be tapping their own keg of DFH 120! Of course, that’s also the day Strangeways in Dallas will be tapping or bottle-pouring a beer with it’s own infamous IBU level…Choice your insane IPA’s wisely!

Got the scoop on another keg of 120 popping up somewhere? Why not head over to our Forum and let us know! Beer nerds helping beer nerds drink great beer.

Dallas Beer Week Wednesday

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Published on: November 15, 2011

More Dallas Beer Week Greatness continues this Wednesday, November 16th!

Wednesday, it sounds like the most interesting event is going to be happening up at the Holy Grail Pub. They’re going to be putting on a blind tasting, which they’re calling their “Ultimate Blind Beer Challenge”. It sounds like a very cool, very fun event! Essentially it’s a four round competition, each with four mystery beers. Just how well do you think you know your craft beer, anyway? Only one way to find out! There’s a prize for the winner, too, so go outsmart your fellow beer nerds!

Entry fee is only $15 dollars and the event starts around 7-7:30 if I’ve heard correctly. Might as well get there early and have a warm up beer! And don’t forget to stick around after the event for Trivia night!

Of course there are other events too, hit the jump to read on!

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Dallas Beer Week Tuesday at the Grail

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Published on: November 15, 2011

Tuesday, November 15th the Holy Grail Pub in Plano is tapping a whole series of rare Pumpkin beers. Of course they’ll have the always solid Dogfish Head Punkin, but they’ll also have Samuel Adam’s new Double Pumpkin, and they’re even going to be tapping the truly fantastic Saint Arnold Pumpkinator. That’s an Imperial Pumpkin Stout based upon the previously released Divine Reserve 9.

Meddlesome Moth Beer Week Tappings

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Published on: November 14, 2011

Let’s not forget that the Meddlesome Moth in Dallas is also having some fantastic tappings this week. Now, they’re not technically a part of Dallas Beer Week. Rather, they’re running their own concurrent event, which they’re also calling Beer Week. I’ve heard it called Fall Ale Week, Sour Beer Week, and a few other things as well. But it doesn’t really matter what they’re calling it, it only matters that they’re tapping great beers.

Each day of the week they’re tapping a different sour beer, and a different rarity guaranteed to be pure awesome. On Sunday November 13th they tapped the New Belgium Clutch, one of my favorite NB beers. It’s a great Imperial Stout with a woody, tart edge. They also tapped the always delicious Real Ale Empire.

Monday, November 14th they’ll be tapping the New Belgium Tart Lychee, a real rarity in NB’s sour collection. It likely won’t last long. But perhaps even better then that, they’ll also be tapping 3 different Green Flash beers. Including the Imperial IPA, on Cask no less! Wow. They’ll also have West Coast IPA, and a “surprise beer”. Oh, and did I mention that Chuck Silva. brewmaster of Green Flash will be there? There’s a chance the surprise beer may even be “named” after him if you get my drift. It was last time, hehe. Then again it might be something totally different, that’s entirely a guess on our part.

Dallas Beer Week: Monday

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Published on: November 14, 2011

This Monday, November 14th, Dallas Beer Week continues, and as with every day of the week long event there are great tappings going on.

At the Common Table they’ll be tapping a very rare keg of Deschutes Black Butte XXIII. That’s the double strength version of their excellent black butte porter, and it weighs in at a little over 10%. It’s brewed with cocoa nibs, oranges, and chillies, and quite frankly, it’s fantastic. I love the beer but I’ve yet to try it on tap, so I know where this particular DFWHops writer will be headed Monday night. To sweeten the deal, they’ll also be releasing their bottle stash of Deschutes truly world class Imperial Stout, The Abyss. These are the 2010 vintage, so they should have just about reached their “Best After” date. Yes, you read that write, they have a best after date.

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Dallas Beer Week ( Day 1 )

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Published on: November 11, 2011

Saturday, November 12 is the official start of Dallas Beer Week. This is a pretty monumental occasion, because let’s be honest with ourselves. As craft beer fans, none of us ever thought we’d hear the words “Dallas” “Beer” and “Week” all put together, in that order in the same sentence. Well, unless the sentence was “I live in Dallas and I drank craft beer all week.”

But, the craft beer movement and the Texas Craft beer movements have come a long ways. And after a lot of hard work on behalf of our friends Jay and Cathy and many others, Dallas Beer Week is finally here.

There will be some awesome events every day of the week, and we at DFWHops will do our very best to keep you updated.

Of course, you can also get updated information straight from the source by visiting our friends at http://dallasbeerweek.com/ where they’ve got all the scoop on all the events.

But since you’re here, here’s what’s going on Day 1 ( Nov 12th ):

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Deep Ellum Brewing Launch Party!

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Published on: November 11, 2011

It’s here, it’s here! Dallas’s first new craft brewery in ages finally kicks off business Saturday, the 12th of November, 2011 with a launch party at the Common Table in Dallas. They’re going to be tapping at least four different Deep Ellum Brewing beers, and there’s sure to be some other surprises, as well. They’re calling it a “Brunch” event, and the beer starts flowing at 11, along with the Common Table’s delicious brunch offerings. The event is scheduled to run from 11-5, but it sounds as though they’ve got plenty of delicious DEB beer on hand, so the odds are if you arrive late, you’ll still get a chance to try out Dallas’ newest craft brewery. The four beers cover a range of styles, so pick your favorites and try them out! Or, if you’ve got a designated driver or cab fare, try all four!

Congrats to Deep Ellum Brewing on finally opening their doors, officially! We here at DFWHops can’t wait to try out all their offerings.

Happy Stout Day!

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Published on: November 3, 2011

Today, November 3rd is International Stout Day. Following in the footsteps of the highly successful International IPA Day, Stout Day celebrates all things dark and roasty. Or dark and chocolately, dark and coffee-ish…well, you get the idea.

So pour yourself a stout, raise it high, and drink it down. Try not to spill it on yourself when you raise it though, cause that’d just be embarrassing.

The Holy Grail Pub will be tapping Great Divide’s Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout at 6pm to celebrate. The Common Table’s going to be tapping Stone Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout around 5pm, or so. And odds are, if you’ve another favorite craft beer bar, they’ll be serving some stout, too.

So go drink some, and happy Stout Day, folks!

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