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, November 5, 2014

North Texas Beer Week 2014 Events - Wednesday, November 5th

Busy, busy day for you beer lovers with lots of events to choose from.  Please support your local breweries and beer purveyors.  Cheers - Bon

Braindead at The Common Table

Braindead at The Common Table

Our NTX Beer Week event is at The Common Table since our pub is still under construction. We will have Printed Threads out live screening T Shirts and of course Jeff, Sam, Drew and David will be on hand dishing out all the free hi fives you can handle!
Categories: Meet the Brewer

Boulevard Special Releases & Boulevard Glass Nite

Flying Saucer Addison

Enjoy special Boulevard releases starting at 12pm and score a Tank 7 glass at 7pm
Categories: Glass GiveawayBreweries: Boulevard

Lakewood Brewing Company & Brewery Night

Flying Saucer The Lake

Special Tapping: Lakewood French Quarter Temptress Special Release: Lakewood / Rahr Collaboration Special Guest: Michael Burke & Jeremiah Wallis 7pm Brewery Glass featuring French Quarter Temptress Chalice
Categories: Meet the Brewer, Rare TappingBreweries: Lakewood

Real Ale Mysterium Verum Happy Hour

Flying Saucer Addison

Join brewmaster Erik Ogershok and enjoy specials on some brews from Real Ale's Mysterium Verum series. List of beers and additional info TBA.
Categories: Rare Tapping, Tap TakeoverBreweries: Real Ale

Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket at Stonedeck Pizza Pub

Stone Deck Pizza Pub

Join Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket at the new Stonedeck Pizza Pub
Categories: Ticket Event

Franconia Open House

Franconia Brewing Company

We will be doing an open house for the brewery from 6:30-10:00PM. The price is $10 to sample some rare and aged beers from some of our 5th anniversary collection. We will have food on site for purchase and we will be running the bottle line from 8-9PM. We will also have Brian Brown and Paul Hightower out all evening to sign copies of their new book "North Texas Beer: A Full-Bodied History of Brewing in Dallas, Fort Worth and Beyond". Come enjoy an evening with the entire Franconia crew.
Categories: Meet the Brewer, Other, Rare Tapping, Tap Takeover, TastingBreweries: Franconia

Remember, Remember, Deschutes in November

The Bottle Shop

6 PM
A Guy Fawkes themed tap takeover. Bottles: Doppel Dinkel Bock- 10.7% Weizen Bock Black Butte XXIV- All that is below with the added benefit of two years of aging Black Butte XXVI - A 10.8% barrel aged porter with pomengranate molasses, cocoa nibs, and cranberries Mirror Mirror - 11% Barley wine 2011 Abyss- 11% Imperial stout brewed with licorice and molasses and aged in French and American oak barrels aged three years in our cellar And in VERY, VERY limited quantities 2013 Green Monster- A very rare, limited beer that will never be seen again On tap: Favorites Mirror Pond- 5% Pale Ale Black Butte- 5.2% Porter Jubelale- A 6.2% winter seasonal Chainbreaker- 5.6% white IPA Fresh Squeezed- 6% IPA made with citra and mosaic hops Obsidian- A 6.4% stout on Nitro The rarer beers Foray- 6.4% Belgian IPA Not The Stoic- 12% Quad aged 11 months in pinot noir and rye whiskey barrels 2013 Abyss- What can we say, we like this beer when it gets older Hop Trip- 5.5% fresh hop
Categories: Rare Tapping, Tap TakeoverBreweries: Deschutes

Sierra Nevada Barrel Night

The Meddlesome Moth

Barrel Aged Terra Incognito, Barrel Aged Bigfoot with vintages of '13 Narwhal and '11 Bigfoot
Categories: Rare Tapping, Tap TakeoverBreweries: Sierra Nevada

The Launch Party of Revolver Brewing's first sour ale, Sangre y Miel.

The Bearded Lady

Be the first to try Revolver's first ever sour ale, Sangre! Meet the Revolver Crew & take home a Revolver snifter starting at 6pm!
Categories: Glass Giveaway, Meet the Brewer, Rare TappingBreweries: Revolver

D'AChouffe is coming to Lower Greenville

the blind butcher

4pm till the lil gnomes go home.
Brasserie d'Achouffe is coming to blind butcher, we will tap Houblon Chouffe (Belgian IPA), La Chouffe (spiced golden), and Ommegang Gnomegang (belgian strong)... in addition to bottles of the 2013 N'ice Chouffe (belgian strong ale) and to top it all off we will be giving away door prizes for best beard around 8pm and a lot of other cool stuff... including the worlds smallest toast...
Categories: Rare Tapping, Tap TakeoverBreweries: D' Achouffe

Lakewood/Rahr collaboration Dinner

LUCK (Local Urban Craft Kitchen)

Lakewood Brewery and Rahr & Sons Brewing Company are joining forces to make a collaboration beer and we will be having a ticketed dinner to pair with other Lakewood and Rahr beers along with collaboration beer. Expecting a big crowd so get your ticket soon!! You can email for ticket pricing and other information.
Categories: Beer Dinner, Meet the BrewerBreweries: Lakewood, Rahr & Sons

Cobra Brewery & Zach Coffey

Square One Cafe

Cobra Brewery and Square One Cafe will sponsor a tap takeover for pints and growlers starting at 7:00 PM. Square One will launch there Brew Pub Dinner Pairing Menu. Zach Coffey will be performing live from 7:00 to 10:00.
Categories: Glass Giveaway, Other, TastingBreweries: Cobra Brewing Co

BREWS & BINGO with Bishop Cider Company


Brews & Bingo is back for a special night of fun, food and brew! For $25/per person, you will receive a BREWED Bingo card, an entree of your choice from our special chef inspired menu and a drink. We will have prizes and cool stuff for all the winners. Reservations required - email bucki@brewedfw to reserve a spot.
Categories: Other, Rare TappingBreweries: Bishop Cider Company

Lakewood Brewing Food & Beer Pairing

Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Join us for a SPECtacular Four-course Beer & Food Pairing at our SUPERSTORE featuring beers from Lakewood Brewing Company, including Mole Temptress which is ONLY used for Special Events! First Course Black Peppercorn Chèvre With Baby Arugula & Pancetta Crisp Paired With Rock Ryder American Rye Wheat The cost of this Pairing event is $30 per person or $25 per person with free Spec's Key! RSVP to to attend. Second Course Spicy Crab Cake With Sauce Trio And Cilantro Jicama Slaw Paired With Hop Trapp Belgian IPA Third Course Ancho Seasoned Flank Steak Slider With Bleu Cheese & Home Cut Fries Paired With Mole Temptress Fourth Course Honey & Walnut Glazed Pound Cake With Cherry Drizzle Paired With Antigoon’s Revenge Golden Ale
Categories: Beer Dinner, Other, TastingBreweries: Lakewood

Small Batch Release 6 of 10 Steam Beer

Four Corners Brewing Company

FCBC Steam Beer
Categories: Rare TappingBreweries: Four Corners

Dinner with Pecan Lodge and FCBC

Four Corners Brewing Company

Come to Texas BBQ heaven for a night of award-winning BBQ from Pecan Lodge and seasonal & specialty beers from Four Corners Brewing Co. Talk BBQ with Justin and Diane "Boss Lady" Fourton or talk craft beer with the FCBC team at this casual dine around. Two off-menu items (smoked pig's-head tacos and venison sausage sliders) will be featured as part of the evening's BBQ tasting along with their legendary brisket. Admission provides a tasting from 3 food stations along with 3 (12 oz.) pours of Four Corners Beer. Tickets are limited to 100; so bring a friend and an appetite. Get advance tickets at: We hope to see you soon!
Categories: Beer Dinner, Glass Giveaway, Meet the Brewer, Rare Tapping, Tap TakeoverBreweries: Four Corners

Co-Brewery Tour with Community Beer Co. & Peticolas Brewing!

Community Beer Co

5:30 - 8:30 pm
A rare treat for local craft beer fans! Two award-winning breweries hosting an Open House & Tour in the SAME NIGHT! Limited pre-sale tickets launching Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. No tickets sold at the door. Two groups will start at either Community Beer Co. or Peticolas Brewing, and shuttle busses will transport each group to the other brewery. Buses will be hosted by Dallas Brew Scene. Special tappings available, along with our core offering of brews. Don't miss this one!
Categories: Festival, Meet the Brewer, Rare Tapping, Tasting, Ticket EventBreweries: Community Beer Co, Peticolas Brewing

FREE Beer Tasting Event - Deep Ellum Brewing

Choice Beverage

Deep Ellum will be in the house pouring some of their finest beers on the market! Don't miss this chance to quench your thirst!
Categories: Other, TastingBreweries: Deep Ellum Brewing

Lakewood French Quarter Temptress Tapping and Glassware Giveaway.

Kelly's At The Village

6:00 P.M.
Join us while we Tap The very limited Lakewood French Quarter Temptress. We will also have a Glassware Giveaway.
Categories: Glass Giveaway, Rare TappingBreweries: Lakewood

Revolver Mullet Cutter Double IPA Tapping and Glass Night! Free Haircuts!

Dallas Beer Kitchen

We will be having a special tapping of Revolver's Second Anniversary Mullet Cutter Double IPA with special glasses available! We'll be offering free haircuts with any $10 donation to Locks of Love from 7-9pm in honor of Mullet Cutter!
Categories: Glass Giveaway, Rare Tapping, Tap TakeoverBreweries: Revolver

Peticolas Brewing Company Tap Takeover & Keep The Glass Night!

Lakewood Growler

6:00 pm
Join us for a tapping of "Sit Down or I'll Sit you Down" Double IPA and other Peticolas Beers. Buy The Pint Keep The Glass. Limited number of glasses to give away, (one per customer)
Categories: Glass Giveaway, Tap TakeoverBreweries: Peticolas Brewing

2011 Vintage Avery Samael

Holy Grail Pub

6 pm
Avery's Oak-aged Barleywine has been maturing in our cellar for over three years, just in time to enjoy for North Texas Beer Week.
Categories: Rare TappingBreweries: Avery

Hoppy Hump Day

Bryan Street Tavern

Come enjoy your favorite hoppy draughts for $4 all day! Line-up: Community Mosaic IPA Lakewood Hop Trapp Deep Ellum IPA Peticolas Royal Scandal Peticolas Velvet Hammer Peticolas Sit Down or I'll Sit You Down Peticolas Lost Epic Cedar Creek Elliot's Phone Home Pale Ale
Categories: OtherBreweries: Cedar Creek, Community Beer Co, Deep Ellum Brewing, Lakewood, Peticolas Brewing

Thai Me Up Beer Dinner Hosted by Malai Kitchen

Malai Kitchen

7:00 p.m.
Head to Malai Kitchen on Wednesday, November 5th, for a “Thai Me Up” beer dinner featuring Malai's portfolio of house-brewed, Asian-style beers. Chef Braden Wages will team up with Paul Singhapong of CrushCraft Thai to create a six-course menu including an amuse bouche of crispy rice, cured pork, and scallop paired with a shandy shooter; Vietnamese crepes with Bia Hoi; grilled quail salad with Golden Triangle Fusion Saison; oxtail soup with Malai Bock; black bass and Thai ratatouille with Thai-P-A; and sticky rice creme brulee with Coconut-Chili-Chocolate Porter. Dinner is priced at $60 per person (including beer pairings). For reservations, please call 214.599.7857.
Categories: Beer Dinner

Peticolas Sit Down Double IPA Tapping and Glass Giveaway

FM Smoke House

6 pm
Local favorite, Peticolas has created a hit with a uniquely named limited release double IPA. Score a Peticolas glass to take home when you enjoy this bold beer.
Categories: Glass Giveaway, Rare TappingBreweries: Peticolas Brewing

Rabbit Hole Brewing Tap Takeover and pint night

Oak St. Drafthouse

Buy the beer keep the glass!
Categories: Glass Giveaway, Meet the Brewer, Tap TakeoverBreweries: Rabbit Hole

Grapevine Oak Aged NightWatch Pint Night

Ron's Corner Tavern

7pm untill supplies last
Come visit us for pint night every Wednesday night. This Wednesday we will be featuring a rare and special beer from Grapevine brewing called Oak Aged NightWatch.
Categories: Glass GiveawayBreweries: Grapevine Craft Brewery

Grapevine Craft Brewery Wood-Aged Oatmeal Keep the Glass & Growler

Craft and Growler

We'll be tapping GCB's special Wood-Aged NightWatch Oatmeal Stout and giving away limited glassware & growlers. The regular NightWatch Oatmeal Stout will also be available.
Categories: Glass Giveaway, Rare TappingBreweries: Grapevine Craft Brewery

Grapevine/Four Corners/903 Brewers Pint Night

East Side Denton

glass give-away and 3 local breweries will be in the house. Food trucks and special tappings!
Categories: Glass Giveaway

$3 Texas Beers

The Libertine Bar

$3 Texas beers all night. Draughts, bottles & cans, if it's from TX it's just $3 all night.
Categories: OtherBreweries: Community Beer Co, Deep Ellum Brewing, Lakewood, Rahr & Sons, Revolver, Saint Arnold

Saint Arnold Beer Dinner

The Social House - Uptown

7 PM
We're so stoked to bring you one of the best in the biz…Saint Arnold Brewing! Special appearance made by Saint Arnold himself…ok maybe not. But 5 courses and 5 beers (plus a little bonus) has never been so fun. In the mix we have aged bottles of 2013 Pumpkinator! Check out our twitter @SBS_SocialHouse for menu details. Call 214.999.0046 for reservations!
Categories: Beer DinnerBreweries: Saint Arnold

Odell: The Darker the Berry

The Social House - Addison

5 PM
…The sweeter the juice. LIke anything we've tried from them hasn't been great. Here's one more to add to the list. A black cherry firkin-ized IPA. Need we say more?
Categories: Rare TappingBreweries: Odell

Pint Night - Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. + Lakewood Brewery Collaboration

Whole Foods Market Colleyville

5 - 8PM
Enjoy this pint night with Fort Worth's Rahr & Sons Brewing Company and Garland's Lakewood Brewing Company as they team up to create a limited-edition beer called DFW: A Collaboration of Two Breweries.
Categories: Glass GiveawayBreweries: Lakewood, Rahr & Sons

Founders Tap Takeover

Whole Foods Market Park Lane

6 PM
Join us here at Whole Foods Market Park Lane for a Tap takeover with Founders Brewing. We will be tapping several offerings from them including KBS!
Categories: Rare Tapping, Tap TakeoverBreweries: Founders

Franconia Brewery Pint Night

Trinity Hall Irish Pub & Beer House!

6:00 PM
Our oldest local craft brew supplier, Dennis Wehrmann and his Franconia Brewery will be with us to highlight the best of their seasonal and year around brews. We'll be tapping their aged Cask right at 6 PM for service off the Cask draw, nominate your friend to be the one to set the tap!
Categories: Glass Giveaway, Meet the BrewerBreweries: Franconia

Real Ale Mysterium Verum Pint NIght

Magnolia Motor Lounge

featuring beer menu pairings from our Chef Derrick Hamilton
Categories: Glass GiveawayBreweries: Real Ale

Modelo Pint Night with Bobby Duncan

The Live Oak Music Hall

Free tastings and $3 Modelo Especial Pints, and you get to keep the limited edition glass! Free performance on the rooftop with Bobby Duncan.
Categories: Glass Giveaway, Tasting

Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yella' Pils Barrel Aged Tapping

Whole Foods Addison (Spirit of '76)

Join us for a rare tapping of a Cabernet Barrel aged Mama's Little Yella' Pils keg. We will have Meghann Jump from Oskar Blues out to answer any questions.
Categories: Rare TappingBreweries: Oskar Blues

Peticolas Tap Takeover

Jack Mac's Swill & Grill

Tap Takeover
Breweries: Peticolas Brewing

Happy Humpday!

The Fillmore Pub

Pint night with Peticolas and San Tan beer on tap! We're tapping a keg of the new Peticolas 'A Lost Epic' and a keg of San Tan's Sex Panther! Buy the beer and keep the glass while supplies last!
Categories: Rare TappingBreweries: Peticolas Brewing, SanTan


World of Beer - Arlington

All day, Trivia starts at 7pm.
We will be paying homage to many of the local breweries that have decided to ditch the brown bottles, and keep their beer as fresh as can be! $1 off all Texas cans, all day, plus live trivia from the PubGuys Trivia boys at 7pm.
Categories: OtherBreweries: Cedar Creek, Deep Ellum Brewing, Four Corners, Martin House, Rahr & Sons

Texas on tap Alaskan Beer Dinner

Kelly's At The Village

7:00 P.M
Texas On Tap is excited to host the Alaskan Brewing Company for North Texas Beer Week! The Alaskan Brewing Company was founded in 1986 in Juneau, Alaska, and was Juneau's first craft brewer to open since the repeal of prohibition in 1933. We have had this brewer in before to Texas On Tap, but this year they are bringing in two new beers from the brewery, so you are sure to sample some fantastic new brews. We will also have an interactive session for some great prizes courtesy of the brewery. The cost for the Texas On Tap event is $35 per person and is all inclusive of your beer samples, dinner, and gratuity. There are only 28 seats total for this event, so don't hesitate to get your tickets now. The event will open with a 30 minute social mixer while everyone enjoys a pint of Alaskan beer and meets with the brewery rep. We will be hosting this event at Kelly's at the Village in Allen (75 and Stacy Road, across from the Allen Event Center).Go to for more info.

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