Dallas has few diversions other than eating, drinking and shopping.....and shopping does not interest us.
So we spend our time hopping from restaurant to restaurant and to every pub that we can find in search of the perfect meal and the perfect beer.

We randomly review restaurants and bars, dishes and beers at whim and give our brutally honest opinions of our findings. And while we concentrate on Dallas, we travel far and wide to sample cuisine from all regions of the country and beyond.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Beer Review - Hole Lang Syne

Rabbit Hole Brewing 'Hole Lang Syne' Belgian Strong Ale - 10% ABV

We love the Winter beers, the holiday beers, the Christmas ales .... all of the special seasonal beers produced by the craft brewers this time of year.  These special beers are usually laced with spices and smells that we associate with our winter time fun.  Chocolate, pumpkin spices, mint, spruce are among the flavors that you will typically find used in these holiday beers.  But when Christmas passes, the holiday beers disappear and winter warmers take the forefront for a short while.  Oddly, New Years is mostly ignored by the craft beer industry and is given over to Champagne and sparking wines.

Though we like Champagne well enough we prefer our beers and darned if one of our local brewers, Rabbit Hole Brewing, didn't go and create a beer to compete directly with the sparkling wine purveyors.  While the commercial description of the beer is a Belgian style strong golden ale, it more closely resembles a sweet Italian Prosecco.

Will Workforbeer was able to attend their release event and submitted this review for your reading pleasure.
"Got to try this new release at Rabbit Hole Brewing's 1 year anniversary party in December.  First taste was very sweet with noticeable raspberry flavor.  Each taste afterward wasn't as sweet as the first and seemed to open up with each following sip.  While this beer was a little too sweet for my taste, hats off to Rabbit Hole for actually capturing the spirit of New Years Even in a beer.  That is a daunting task, and I can;t imaging any other beer pulling this off.  Well done. - Will Workforbeer

You may be able to find a few bottles of this still floating around and is worth the effort to try to find it, if for nothing else, as a collectors item.  Be safe and cheers - Bon

Rabbit Hole Brewing
608 Topeka Avenue
Justin, Texas

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Cooking with Beer: Carbonnade Flammande

Carbonnade Flammade (or Flemmish Beer and Beef Stew) is a favorite cooking tradition in our house hold.  Not too difficult to make and sure to get raves from family and guests (and so good that our snobby French friends asked for the recipe).  You may use any dark, rich beer but let me assure you that Chimay Grande Reserve (Blue) is perfect.


2 lbs beef chuck, cut into 2" squares
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup flour
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 slices bacon, finely chopped
6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 large onions, thinly sliced
2 cups Belgian Quadrupedal Ale (Chiimay Grande Reserve)
1 cup beef stock
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
3 sprigs Thyme
1/4 cup Parsley
2 sprigs Tarragon
2 bay leaves
Bread and roasted fingerling potatoes for serving

Season beef with salt and pepper in a bowl; add flour and toss to coat.  Heat 2 tbsp. butter in a 6-qt. Dutch Oven over medium-high heat.  Working in batches, add beef; cook, turning, until browned (about 8 minutes).  Add remaining butter, garlic and onions and cook until caramelized (about 30 minutes).  Add half of the beer, cook (scraping the bottom of the pot) until slightly reduced (about 4 minutes).  Return the beef to the pot with the remaining beer, stock, sugar, vinegar, thyme, parsley, tarragon, bay leaves, and salt and pepper.  Bring to boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, covered, until beef is tender (about 1 1/2 hours).  Serve with freshly baked bread and roasted fingerling potatoes (or steak fries).  Enjoy/

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hole Lang Syne Release Information

So, if you read the review of the Hole Lang Syne by our own Flanders Redale you know that he was quite impressed and looking forward to the release.  Well, the release is here and this is where you can find this very limited edition brew.

HOLE LANG SYNE Bottle Sales:

Saturday, Dec 13th after 5 PM:
Lone Star Beverages - 3065 N Josey Lane #62 - Carrollton
Paradise Liquors - 1217 FM 407 W - Corral City

Tuesday, Dec 16th
Choice Beverages - 4600 W Eldorado Pkwy #700 - McKinney
Hall's - 4200 Glade Rd - Colleyville
Justin Spirits - 950 FM 156, Suite 1 - Justin
Midway Mart - 406 West Hickory St - Denton
Whip-In Flower Mound - 2240 Morriss Road #100 - Flower Mound
Whole Foods Highland Village - 4041 Walter Creek - Highland Village

Wednesday, Dec 17th
AB Beer & Wine - 2305 State Hwy 276 - Rockwall
North Oak Cliff Beer and Wine - 1301 W Davis - Oak Cliff
Spec's 150 - 75 & Walnut - 9500 N Central Expy - Dallas
Whole Foods Lakewood - 2118 Abrams Rd. - Dallas
Midway Icehouse - 18110 Midway Rd, Ste 134 - Dallas

Thursday, Dec 18th
Spec's 160 Bryant Irvin - 4720 Bryant Irvin Rd - Ft Worth
Whole Foods Colleyville - 4801 Colleyville Blvd – Colleyville
Central Market Fort Worth


·         Alamo Cinema Drafthouse
·         East Side Social Club
·         Haystack Burgers
·         Jack Macs Swill and Grill
·         Oak Street Drafthouse
·         Red Robin Grapevine
·         Square One Lewisville
·         Whole Foods Highland Village
·         House of Blues
·         Luck
·         Midway Icehouse
·         Waldron Lodge
·         Whole Foods Lakewood
·         Proper
·         Word Of Beer Arlington
·         Flying Saucer Addison

Martin House New Years Eve Bash

Martin House NYE Kick-Off

Start the Party Right at our Place!

We’re closing down 2014 in style here at our little brewery on the River. It’s a three-hour (5:00 to 8:00) ticketed event that includes an open beer bar, a delicious dinner, live music and everything you’ve come to love about Martin House. (Get tickets here.)

To mark this momentous night, we’re going way back into our cellar for some special beers. We’ll have Salsa Verde, Septemberfest, Turtle Power, Riverside Shootout and all six of our year-round beers. Add to that, a Blackberry Bomb Turtle Power Firkin and Sugar and Spice from 2013 and 2014. We'll even sneak-preview the mysterious "Counter-Clockwise Swirl." It’s enough beer for a year!

Also included in your ticket is dinner from Stone Catering (grilled chicken, cowboy potatoes, salad and dinner rolls) and live music from Ole G.

Get your tickets here as space is limited and they are sure to move fast. Keep in mind that there will be no ticket sales at the door and when we're sold out, that's it!


The Martin House Gang

Copyright © 2014 Martin House Brewing Company, All rights reserved.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Rabbit Hole Brewing Anniversary Bash Saturday, December 13, 2014

As you may know, the Snobs are big fans of Rabbit Hole Brewing from Justin and we would like you to join them us celebrating their 1st anniversary.  We recommend that you buy tickets now and let us assure you that the brewery and beers are worth the drive.

North Texas Craft Brewery Creates Limited Edition Beer for the Holiday Season

On December 14, 2013, Rabbit Hole Brewing sold their first keg of beer.  In honor of that anniversary, the Justin, TX-based brewery will hold a First Anniversary Party on Saturday, December 13, from 1-6 p.m.  The Rabbit Hole team, including founders Matt Morriss, Tom Anderson, and Laron Cheek, will celebrate the occasion with the release of their limited-edition New Year’s beer, Hole Lang Syne.  In addition to sampling of regular and limited edition beers, the party will feature a barbecue lunch and live entertainment.

WHAT:                 Rabbit Hole Brewing Hole New Year Party #holenewyear

WHEN:                 December 13, 2014
                                1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE:               Rabbit Hole Brewery
          608 Topeka Ave, Justin, TX 76247

TICKETS:             VIP Tickets (limited to 50)                 $35
                                Regular Tickets                            $25
                                Designated Driver Tickets              $15

                                Tickets are available in advance via Eventbrite HERE.

VIP ticket holders are allowed into the brewery early, as early as 11 AM.  In addition to receiving a special anniversary glass, 8 tokens (each good for a 1/2 pint of beer), and a trip through the food line,  VIPs will also receive a Hole Lang Syne Champagne Flute and the opportunity to sample 3 to 4 test batches never before available to the public.  These test batches will only be available to VIPs from 11 AM to 1 PM.  (Information on test batches will not be released in advance).  VIP Tickets will be limited to 50 people.

Regular ticket holders may enter any time between 1 and 6 p.m.   Tickets include a special anniversary pint glass and 8 tokens - each good for a 1/2 pint of beer. Regular tickets include one trip through the food line.  (Additional trips are $6 each)

Designated Driver tickets are available for those who want to attend, but won't be drinking beer.   Designated Driver tickets holders will still receive a pint glass and a trip through the food line, as well as two cans of soda. 

ABOUT RABBIT HOLE BREWING:  Founded in 2013 by beer enthusiasts Matt Morriss, Tom Anderson and Laron Cheek, Rabbit Hole Brewing celebrates traditional beermaking styles with a contemporary twist. Tait Lifto joined the Rabbit Hole management team soon after, to further develop key relationships within the DFW craft brewing arena. The brand has worked to create a story which reflects the uniqueness and eccentricities of the team which creates each hand-crafted brew.

608 Topeka Ave, Justin, TX 76247

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Beer Review - Dogfish Head Theobroma

Dogfish Head Brewing Theobroma Ale - 9% ABV

I am quite sure that by now you have had at least one Dogfish Head beer, probably one of the 60 minute or 90 minute IPA's.  The 120 minute IPA is a real treat but seemingly sporadically available at best.  So tell me, have you tried any of their specialty ales?  Like the one made from scrapple or perhaps the one made using spit?  No?  If there is one thing you can say about Sam Calagione is that he is adventurous when it comes to brewing.  He is also a bit of a beer scholar and loves to research ancient beer styles and has passed down what he has learned in Dogfish's Ancient Ales line. 

Perhaps the description of the history of the beer is better told by them: 

"Theobroma is a celebration of chocolate, the food of the gods.

This Ancient Ale is based on chemical analysis of pottery fragments found in Honduras that revealed the earliest known alcoholic chocolate drink used by early civilizations to toast special occasions.

The discovery of this beverage pushed back the earliest use of cocoa for human consumption more than 500 years to 1,200 B.C. As per the analysis, Dogfish Head's Theobroma (translated into "food of the gods") is brewed with Aztec cocoa powder and cocoa nibs (from our friends at Askinosie Chocolate), honey, chilies and annatto (fragrant tree seeds).

It's light in color, not what you expect from your typical chocolate beer (not that you'd be surprised that we'd do something unexpected with this beer!).

This beer is part of our Ancient Ales series -- along with Midas Touch, Chateau Jiahu, Sah'tea and Ta Henket -- so step back in time and enjoy some Theobroma."

After reading the importance of chocolate to the beer, it is a bit surprising that the beer isn't the color that you would expect, it is a rich orange gold with lots of floaties and sediment.  There is very little to no chocolate smell but you can smell the barnyard hints from the yeasts, honey, and a bit of the alcohol ethers as well. The texture is the comfortable richness that you get from a golden Belgian ale.  The flavor is quite unique and worthy of praise, but again, don't expect a chocolate bomb, the chocolate is very subtle.  Actually the chili peppers are more taste forward and provided a bit of a surprise kick with it's noticeable burn.  You will also notice the earthiness from the yeasts and very little hop bitterness (only 6 IBU's) but the chili burn will keep your tongue interested long after you swallow. 

I am quite please with this purchase and recommend that you try it when it is available, but I am not sure that I will buy it again.  Interesting, extremely interesting, but not earth shattering.  Cheers - Bon

Should you happen to be travelling to Delaware (yeah, right, no one happens to be in Delawar) and wish a brewery tour visit them at:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
6 Cannery Village Center
Milton, DE 19968

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Honey Brown Ale Sweet Potatoes

Well, America's most honest holiday is upon us .... Thanksgiving.  A time for feasting and spending time with your loved ones.  And if it was up to you, you would skip the cooking part and just spring for a feast cooked by someone else at the Gaylord Texan, right?  But you don't get a vote, do you?  Mom wants everyone to get together at her house.  Joy.  Now Mom is making the turkey and the stuffing, but she wants everyone to bring a side dish.  You could gloop out a can shaped mass of cranberry sauce on a plastic saucer OR you could actually bring something that will impress even your jaded, uninspired family.  This is easy.

                                                     Honey Ale Sweet Potato Casserole

- 8 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks.
- 2 bottles of a Honey Brown Ale
(There are a few breweries in Texas that make Honey Brown Ale ... Abilene Brewing Company,
makes a decent honey brown and is the closest to Dallas.  Newcastle makes a honey brown ale but if you cannot find a honey brown ale at Spec's, Total Wine or Lonestar you can find the Dundee Honey Brown Lager in many locations.)
- 5 tablespoons of butter (the real kind, damnit, no margarine for snobs).
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of pecan pieces
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Boil the sweet potatoes in 1 1/2 bottles of the beer and enough water to submerge them until they are tender (about 25 minutes).  
Drain the potatoes and add the remainder of the beer and the other ingredients but hold the pecans for later.  Whip with an electric mixer until creamy.  
Butter a large casserole dish and place the potatoes in and scatter the pecan pieces evenly over the top.  Bake for 20 minutes until the top is browned.  
DONE!  Now let's eat!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Our Thanksgiving Day 2014 Beer Recommendations

Thanksgiving, the day when we Americans celebrate life and family, or as it is called at our home Gluttony and Bickering Day. What a delightfully honest holiday.  We Snobs would like to help you annoy your yellow fizzy water swilling family members by allowing you to show your prowess at choosing the correct beers for Thanksgiving.  You can then look down your nose and sneer "Instead of Bud Light for every dish, why don't you try this ... it has flavor".  Absolutely guaranteed to infuriate your bumpkin kin so that they will be happy to see you leave early, so that you can go to your local pub or brewery and spend Thanksgiving afternoon with the people you really like.

First Course - Appetizer
"Start light, finish heavy" is our motto so we  are going to start with a Goat Cheese Salad..  We recommend Hoegaarden as a light, refreshing delight to begin the day of decadence.  The oh-so-slight citrus and light texture do not overpower the delicate flavor of the cheese.  Make sure the you pronounce the beer name the Dutch way (Hoo-garten) and correct everyone when they pronounce it the American way (Hoe-garden).
Should you wish to support your local producer, we heartily recommend Community Wit to fulfill your needs.

Second Course - The Feast
Turkey is such a delicately flavored meat that it is easy to overpower the flavor.  You hop heads are reading this and yelling "Double IPA!", which is, of course, the exactly wrong answer.  If you are a hop monster your palate has already been destroyed and you can stop reading now.

There are two ways to consider this pairing .... if turkey is the star of your show, you should consider something light and slightly citrus with ample carbonation.  Unibrou's Ephemere is very slightly sour with the classic holiday flavors of cranberry, coriander and orange peel.  The effervescence is light and friendly on the tongue, cleansing the palate as you progress through the meal.

If the turkey less important to you and you live for the dressing and sides, let's talk brown ales.  Actually, let's go super geek with this one and suggest Westmalle Trappist Dubbel.  This magnificent brew is so superbly crafted that none of the flavors are identifiable.  It is slightly sweet and malty with a clean dry finish and so complex that almost any food will match perfectly.  It has the added bonus of being a trappist ale, which means that you can drone on and on for hours about the history of the monks toiling away in their monasteries and creating these wonderful beers as a food substitute during fasting.  So very snobby, so very annoying.
Your local substitutes would be Rabbit Hole Rapture or Revolver Bock
Ham or roast beef instead of Turkey?  Think British Pale Ales or Belgian Tripels.
Vegan or Vegetarian?  As that the fats are missing and that flavors are .... muted, let's recommend that you go big.  Heck, in this case drink anything you want.

Third Course - Dessert
So many desserts ..... so many flavors.  For conversations sake, let's make this easy.  Try to match the flavors based on the type of dessert.  For example a pumpkin ale to accompany a pumpkin pie, a chocolate stout for chocolate cake, a lambic for a fruit pie, etc., is the easiest way to go.  However, you may choose to skip the food part altogether and just have a dessert beer....that is a decision that we can stand behind.  May we suggest the Buffalo Bayou Gingerbread Stout?  Or perhaps Sam Adams Imperial white?  Jolly good.

We hope that you are able to enjoy your holiday with family or friends and wish you health and happiness.  Cheers - Bon

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Rabbit Hole Brewing New Beer - Hole Lang Syne - Release Event -

Rabbit Hole Brewing sponsored an special event at the House of Blues on November 11 celebrating the release of their new Hole Lang Syne.  This beer is the first craft beer created exclusively as a New Years Eve celebration brew.  We sent our own Flanders Redale to the event and here are his musings:

Hiddely-ho, beer-loving neighbors!

I hope you've been shunning the frumious Bandersnatches, because the local brewery obsessed with Alice in Wonderland has something special in store for you this holiday season.

No, not THAT holiday. Every brewery does a ChristmaHanuKwanzaakah beer, it seems...and the guys out at Rabbit Hole can't be that predictable. Ergo, their special holiday brew: Hole Lang Syne. 

It's a Belgian golden strong ale, which is a bit of a rare bird in itself. However, it goes over the top with the addition of raspberries and black cherries. I was fortunate enough to be able to taste a test batch at a special House of Blues event, and it is something else. The best description I was able to verbalize was a mixture of 80% Duvel and 20% Framboise. Hole Lang Syne was served in a champagne flute, and I'd gladly drink this before any bubbly I've ever tasted...and at a projected 9-10% ABV, limited consumption is probably wise.

The good news: They will be bottling it! Well, hand-bottling it, with an oddly-specific run of 608 750mL bombers: 50 cases for distribution, and bottles #1-8 available as door prizes at their 1st Anniversary Party on December 13. Tickets available here: It will also be available in the typical keg distribution, but most likely in a very limited fashion.

The better news: Rabbit Hole will start canning 561, 10/6, and Rapture during the first quarter of 2015. The English IPA 10/6 (pronounced "ten and six", as in ten shillings and sixpence, the price of the Mad Hatter's hat) and the flavorful brown ale Rapture (I know...that's almost oxymoronic) will have a place in my beer fridge once they hit the shelves. They are both deee-libe-libety-lectable. 

The bad news: It's not December 13th yet.
Cheer - Flanders Redale

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New Dallas Brewery Alert: The Texas Ale Project

We have heard a few whispers about a new brewery in town so we asked Brent Thompson, owner and brewer of the Texas Ale Project for a bit of background.  He kindly responded to our request as follows:
"Here is a little info on us!

Texas Ale Project is the first brewery to be built from the ground up in the City of Dallas since the late 1800s. That’s over 120 years, folks. We have worked very hard to get where we are today, and we are proud to introduce our ales to you.
Great beer just doesn’t happen, it takes time…Science and history have taught us a lot about creating beer. In fact, we’re on a mission to refine some of the greatest American craft beer traditions that have been influenced by the last 8,000 years of brewing culture. Thoughtfulness, dedication and pure excitement of handcrafting ales are the reasons Texas Ale Project exists today.
What to expect from T.A.P.?
  • An all-out true American craft beer experience.
  • We believe in multi-step mashing. Our mastery of this tried and true brewing methodology combined with a thoughtful selection of the highest quality ingredients enable us to deliver well-balanced beer from start to finish.  
  • Oh… and expect a lil’ WTF.

     Think Texas, Drink Texas!"
They are already brewing their first beers the Fire Ant Funeral, a traditional American Amber Ale and Naked Truth, a dry hopped American Wheat Ale.  The Amber uses 7 different malts to build a rich, complex brew while the Wheat is a light, full bodied brew.  The goal is to make flavorful, easy drinking ales, according to Thompson.

They expect to have the T.A.P. Room at the brewery open to the public on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, in December or January.  While their website is not yet ready to can follow their progress at Texas Ale Project on Facebook.  We look forward to trying and reviewing their beers and wish them luck in their endeavor.  Cheers - Bon

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Yard House - Addison

So you've heard of the Yard House, right?  No?  Oh come on, it's a big chain beeratorium found pretty much nationwide.  If you haven't visited one before I can tell you that you have visited it before as that it is quite similar to several other chains.The menu is quite large and the selection is quite varied, with most of the food giving the feeling of having been assembled rather than prepared. The beer menu can be seen at the bottom of this review.

Here is a quick mini-review from one of the snobs, Will Workforbeer.

"This shot is if the bar at the new Yard House located a stone's throw from the Addison Saucer.  Bar is awesome.  Beer selection is vast but not earth shaking..."

5100 Belt Line Road
Dallas, TX 75254

North Texas Beer Week 2014 Events - Thursday, November 6

Only a few more days to take advantage of the unique and special events scheduled during NTBW.  Here are today's events that we hope you will be able to attend.  Please support your local brewers and beer slingers.  Cheers - Bon

2nd Annual Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket Tap Takevoer

Cold Beer Company

Vote on specially crafted beers from Rahr & Sons, Franconia, Grapevine, and Lakewood to crown "The Official Ticket Beer of NTX Beer Week 2014"
Categories: Rare Tapping, Ticket EventBreweries: Franconia, Grapevine Craft Brewery, Lakewood, Rahr & Sons

Pub Quiz & Prizes with Peticolas

The Common Table

Assemble your team of up to 6 for TCT's first ever Pub Quiz. $10/team (all donated to charity)... reservations req'd. 1st place prize - Private Beer Dinner w/ Michael Peticolas at location TBD. Email to reserve. Space limited.
Categories: Meet the Brewer, Rare TappingBreweries: Peticolas Brewing

Lakewood Brewing Co Rare Tappings

Flying Saucer Addison

2013 Bourbon Barrel Temptress and a new special suprise edition of The Temptress
Categories: Rare TappingBreweries: Lakewood

Saint Arnold Bishop's Barrel 1 - 7 Vertical

Flying Saucer Ft Worth

Hosted by Mr. Brock Wagner, Owner/Brewer. We will release all seven in the series in sample flight format. Enjoy a 4 ounce pour of each in the series accompanied w/ house-made chicken mole & dark choc. fondue. $55, limited to 50 attendees, on sale 10/1
Categories: Meet the Brewer, Rare Tapping, Tap TakeoverBreweries: Saint Arnold

Epic Brewing Co Beer Dinner w /Michael Malachowski

Flying Saucer The Lake

Pricing & Details TBA All American Micro Brews are $4.00 from 7pm to close
Categories: Beer DinnerBreweries: Epic Brewing

National Stout Day Celebration

Flying Saucer The Lake

Special tappings all day starting at noon including; Ska Brewing Estival Cream Stout, Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout, Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero 2013 and Epic Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout w/ $3 Summit Oatmeal Stout all day long!
Categories: Other, Rare Tapping

BrewHaha Comedy Tour

Rahr & Sons Brewing

Brought to you by Dallas Brew Scene - See comics from Comedy Central, NBC, HBO, Showtime and more. Tickets on sale -
Categories: OtherBreweries: Rahr & Sons

B United International Artisanal Italian Draught Night

The Meddlesome Moth

8 draught beers from Le Baladin, Birra del Borgo and Birrifico del Ducato
Categories: Rare Tapping

Firestone Walker Rare Tapping w/ David Walker & Matt Brynildson

The Meddlesome Moth

Join David Walker and Matt Brynildson for a tapping of a Unfiltered Union Jack Cask and a keg of Firestone XVI.
Categories: Meet the Brewer, Rare TappingBreweries: Firestone Walker

Lower Greenville Block Party starring Revolver Brewing

The Bottle Shop

7 pm
A simultaneous event with Revolver Brewing here at the Shop along with The Libertine, The Blind Butcher & Truck Yard. Blood & Honey, High Brass, Bock, and Sidewinder to be tapped at the various places Specialty tappings include The Bottle Shop will have Fracker Barrel One- a Syrah barrel aged Mother's Little Fracker and, Sangre y Meil- A lactobacillius Chardonnay aged Blood and Honey The Libertine will have 2014 Mullet Cutter an English style double IPA The Blind Butcher will have 2013 Mullet Cutter Truck Yard will have Cinnamon Girl- spiced American Red Ale made with cinnamon, ginger, and pepper Specific glassware will be at most locations and representatives from the brewery will be at ALL locations
Categories: Glass Giveaway, Meet the Brewer, Rare TappingBreweries: Revolver

An All Out Chub Night w/ Chris

The Bearded Lady

We love Old Chub at The Bearded Lady! And to celebrate it, we will be tapping a special Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Chub, Old Chub on Nitro, and a cask of Vanilla Bean Old Chub! Plus we will be serving house made Old Chub Custard & Dale's Pale Ale Bacon Cheese Dip. We will have free OB rocks glassware & OB shwagg to hand out, This Oskar Blues Shindig begins at 6pm.
Categories: Beer Dinner, Glass Giveaway, Rare TappingBreweries: Oskar Blues

Revolver Party

the blind butcher

4pm till the well runs dry
Revolver brewing party w truck yard, libertine, blind butcher and the bottle shop.... blind butcher will hopefully have Mullet Cutter from 2013 and 2014, and Blood and Honey and one more to be named later... Come on down and support LOWEST GREENVILLE!
Categories: Rare Tapping, Tap TakeoverBreweries: Revolver

Panther Island Brewing Dallas Release Party

LUCK (Local Urban Craft Kitchen)

LUCK will be releasing Cannonball Scotch Strong Ale (8.0%). This Scottish Strong Ale entices you with a raisin-y nose and a malt-forward middle. Hints of chocolate and caramel come through in the finish, allowing you to savor every sip.
Categories: Glass Giveaway, Meet the Brewer, Rare Tapping, TastingBreweries: Panther Island Brewing

Cooking with Beer Class with Revolver Brewing, Chef Lindsay Holladay, and Chef Ben Starr

Square One Cafe

6:30 PM
Chef Benn Starr, from Season 2 Master Chef, and Chef Lindsay Holladay will teach an hour cooking class concentrating on cooking with Revolver Brewery beers. Followed will be free meal of the foods prepared. Followed by Singers Swap Night with The Rhythm & Beards own Kyle Brooks.
Categories: Beer Dinner, TastingBreweries: Revolver

Leon Bridges Performs At BREWED in Fort Worth


Come on out for an evening of good food and cold brew. Leon Bridges, singer/songwriter from Fort Worth, will perform in our main dining room. Leon will dazzle you with his sound blended southern soul and gospel. We will also have a selection of special Texas Taps rotating throughout the night. Prior to Leon's performance, we will have Rabbit Hole Brewery in the house, tapping their "Off With Your Red" beer.
Categories: Other, Rare TappingBreweries: Rabbit Hole

Lakewood Raspberry Temptress Tasting

Hall's Wine and Spirits

We will be tapping a keg of Raspberry Temptress and pouring a few other goodies for y'all at Halls!
Categories: Tasting

Martin House Brewery Tour

Martin House Brewing Company

Every Saturday (2-5pm) & Thursday (6-8pm) we open our brewery home for everybody to come and hang out. The tour is actually more of an open house, and you will be able to see all of the brewery equipment as you relax and enjoy beers in our space. You can come anytime during our open hours and stay as much or as little as you’d like. $10
Categories: Meet the Brewer, OtherBreweries: Martin House

Trivia Night at 903 Brewers

903 Brewers

Are you a know-it-all or do you actually know all? Trivia on Tap is your opportunity to match wits with other craft beer lovers. Trivia is played in teams from 4-6 and no subject is off limits. Trivia is free to play. Your favorite 903 Beers are available for sell. Food from a local caterer is for sale as well. Trivia begins at 6:30 pm. The tasting room opens at 5:30.
Categories: OtherBreweries: 903 Brewers

Community Beer Co. Taproom Open

Community Beer Co

The Community Beer Taproom is a place for the community to gather. During our taproom hours, we will sell our brews by the glass. Special tappings to be announced.
Categories: Other, Rare TappingBreweries: Community Beer Co

Small Batch Release 7 of 10 Belgian Waffle Tripel

Four Corners Brewing Company

Belgian Waffle Tripel
Categories: Rare TappingBreweries: Four Corners

Taco Night with Taco Trail and FCBC

Four Corners Brewing Company

After 7 days of North Texas Beer Week, you’re gonna need some tacos. Your amigos at Taco Trail and Four Corners Brewing Company got you covered at TACO NIGHT! Dallas' best taquerias will serve el verdadero sabor (the true taste) of Mexico with tacos de trompo. In their Dallas debut, Dos Primos Tacos will present their northern Mexico style of trompo; featuring pork seasoned with a paprika-based marinade. Mexico DF-style tacos will be well represented with three top Dallas Taquerias including El Tizoncito, El Come Taco and Urban Taco. We’re excited to bring them all together. You need tacos and tacos need beer! Four Corners will have a plenty of variety on hand. Seasonals, special TACO NIGHT release and year-round offerings as well. General admission gets you a taco from each vendor, sides and garnish and four 12 oz pours to wash it all down. For tickets go to: Nos vemos pronto!
Categories: Beer Dinner, Festival, Glass Giveaway, Meet the Brewer, Rare Tapping, TastingBreweries: Four Corners

FREE Beer Tasting Event - Martin House Brewing

Choice Beverage

Here comes another FREE tasting. This event is great opportunities to explore brews from Martin House Brewing. Mark your Calendars!
Categories: Other, TastingBreweries: Martin House

Community Legion and Ascension Tapping and Glass Night!

Dallas Beer Kitchen

We'll be tapping Legion Imperial Stout and the 2014 GABF Award Winning Ascension Coffee Porter with special glasses available!
Categories: Glass Giveaway, Other, Rare Tapping, Tap TakeoverBreweries: Community Beer Co

Real Ale Meet The Brewer and Mysterium Verum Flight Night

Lakewood Growler

6:00 pm
We will have flights of Real Ale's Mysterium Verum series brewmaster Erik Ogershok will be our special guest!
Categories: Glass Giveaway, Meet the Brewer, Rare Tapping, TastingBreweries: Real Ale

Lakewood Mole Temptress Tapping

Holy Grail Pub

The bold chili pepper infusion and richness of this imperial milk stout is made even better after months in our cellar.
Categories: Rare TappingBreweries: Lakewood

Beer, Boobies & BST Random Pint Night

Bryan Street Tavern

Bryan Street Tavern will be donating $1 from every bottle and draft beer sold to the Susan G. Komen for The Cure. There a table set up on the patio for any additional donations and Pink Ribbon cupcakes and koozies for purchase! Take the pint glass home with a draught beer purchase!! Check our app that day to see what's on draught!
Categories: Glass Giveaway, OtherBreweries: (512), 903 Brewers, Cedar Creek, Community Beer Co, Deep Ellum Brewing, FireWheel, Franconia, Grapevine Craft Brewery, Lakewood, Martin House, Peticolas Brewing, Rahr & Sons, Revolver, Rogue

Community Legion Imperial Russian Stout Tapping and Beer Pairing

FM Smoke House

6 pm
This Russian Imperial Stout from Dallas' Community Brewing I thick with luscious chocolate notes. Perfect for pairing with our Housemade Donuts with Espresso Mousse.
Categories: Rare Tapping, TastingBreweries: Community Beer Co

Peticolas Brewing Co. Pint night, Tap Takeover and Firkin at 7pm

Oak St. Drafthouse

Come join us Thursday November 6th at 7pm for a Peticolas Brewing Co tap takeover/pint night/special tapping!
Categories: Glass Giveaway, Rare TappingBreweries: Peticolas Brewing

Deschutes Beer Dinner

Ron's Corner Tavern

A wonderful four course fall pairing featuring Deschutes beers and the skills of chef Bryan Sparling. Contact us at or call us at 1-817-510-7124 for reservations.
Categories: Beer DinnerBreweries: Deschutes

Deep Ellum Brewing Pint Night

East Side Denton

Buy the beer keep the glass. Special Tapping
Categories: Glass Giveaway, Rare TappingBreweries: Deep Ellum Brewing

Lower Greenville Ave Block Party w/ Revolver Brewing Co.

The Libertine Bar

A simultaneous event with Revolver Brewing at The Libertine Bar in conjunction Bottle Shop, The Blind Butcher & Truck Yard. Details to follow.
Categories: Glass Giveaway, Meet the Brewer, Rare TappingBreweries: Revolver

SanTan 101

The Social House - Uptown

7 PM
Come and get to know the insanely awesome guys from SanTan out of Arizona. We're gonna have some special one offs (Count Hopula, Heavy D and Sex Panther) and brew master in house. Not gonna want to miss this!
Categories: Meet the Brewer, Rare TappingBreweries: SanTan

Brewmaster Meet: UFO

The Social House - Addison

6 PM
Come and join us as we hangout with the brewmaster from Harpoon. Enjoy a beer and a handshake!
Categories: Glass Giveaway, Meet the Brewer, Rare TappingBreweries: Harpoon

Beer & Cheese Pairings featuring Brooklyn Brewing

Whole Foods Market Park Lane

6 PM
Join us here at Whole Foods Market Park Lane for a class that will cover Beer & Cheese pairings featuring Brooklyn Brewery! Space is limited so sign up at
Categories: Other, Tasting, Ticket EventBreweries: Brooklyn

Lakewood Brewing at Mockingbird Station!

Trinity Hall Irish Pub & Beer House!

6:00 PM
Izzy (Bar Manager) has outdone himself and created quite the buzz by holding off a couple of special kegs just for North Texas Beer week including Lakewood's Seduction series of The Temptress with their French Quarter (3rd) styles with barrel aged Coffee & Chicory. We'll also be serving Lakewoods Legendary Doppel Sticka and their Rahr Collaboration DFW, a Belgian Dubbel; Finally a Firkin of Punkel (Pumpkin Dunkel) will be tapped on the Cask draw!
Categories: Glass Giveaway, Rare TappingBreweries: Lakewood

Lakewood Brewing/ Rahr & Sons NTX Beer Week DFW Beer

Magnolia Motor Lounge

come out and try the first NTX Brewery Collaboration from Lakewood Brewing & Rahr featuring Chef Created Menu Pairings from Derrick Hamilton
Categories: Glass GiveawayBreweries: Rahr & Sons

Local Collaboration - DEBC & Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters!

The Ginger Man Uptown

Join us for our North Texas Beer Week event with Deep Ellum Brewing and Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters! Meet and greet brewers and coffee baristas while sipping on their delicious collaboration Coffee Ale!
Categories: Meet the Brewer, OtherBreweries: Deep Ellum Brewing

Fort Worth Beer Happy Hour

The Live Oak Music Hall

$2 off all Fort Worth Craft Beers 4pm to 7pm.

Maui Brewing Meet the Owner/Brewer Garrett Moreno

Whole Foods Addison (Spirit of '76)

Join us for an exclusive tasting with Garrett Moreno, owner of Maui Brewing. Check out our Maui beer/food specials as well!
Categories: Meet the Brewer, TastingBreweries: Maui Brewing

Lakewood/Rahr Collaborative Beer

Jack Mac's Swill & Grill

Come in to try the Lakewood Special Release Bokkenridjer and a Rahr Seasonal Angry Goat
Breweries: Lakewood, Rahr & Sons

Avery Samael's Tapping

Henry's Tavern

Join us for some Samael's from Avery Brewing Co
Categories: Rare TappingBreweries: Avery

Southern Tier Special Tappings

Henry's Tavern

Join us for some Southern Tier Creme Brulee, Warlock, Mokah, & XNTX
Categories: Rare TappingBreweries: Southern Tier

Barley's Angels Dallas Happy Hour

Malai Kitchen

Join the Dallas chapter of Barley's Angels for a happy hour. Fellas, you're more than welcome to join us, as this isn't a regular chapter meeting.
Categories: Other

Community Medal Night

World of Beer - Arlington

Join us as we tap the many medal winners from Community Beer Company. They might even bring the medals for all of you to see as well! Also, Beer Bingo starts at 7pm, it's free and you could win some cool brewery prizes.
Categories: Tap TakeoverBreweries: Community Beer Co

Special tapping of Abita's Biere de Mars and meet the abita Brewmaster.

Kelly's At The Village

6 p.m.
We will be tapping Abita Biere De Mars from their Bourbon Street Series. We will also have a meet and greet with the Brew master from Abita here to talk BEER!!