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About- Kezia Ibarra

Kezia Ibarra

Kezia Ibarra

Born and raised in the Lone Star state, Kezia can usually be found talking beer with her fellow Oak Cliffians and a camera in hand posting craft awesomeness on Instagram. A Marketing Account Executive by day, she spends her free time enjoying the booming Dallas craft beer and food scene. Her hobbies include photography, fashion, weight training (how else would she burn off those calories), traveling and cooking. Follow her on Instagram @kibarra83.

Posts By Kezia Ibarra

Event Preview | Big Texas Beer Fest

March 27, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

When: Friday, March 31 from 7 – 11 p.m. (VIP entry 6: p.m.)
Saturday, April 1 from 2 – 6:30 p.m. (VIP entry 1 p.m.)

Location: Fair Park Automobile Building, 1010 1st Avenue Dallas, TX 75226

The 6th Annual Big Texas Beer Fest is back and bigger than ever. Spanning two sessions, this year’s festival features beers from 120 breweries with 500+ beers to sample from. This festival is well known to feature exclusive/rare beers, one-offs and special firkins. Truly committed to making each year bigger and better, this year delivers with a fresh new concept. The festival has partnered with local favorite Noble Rey Brewing Company and Free Play Richardson (a vintage arcade) to bring attendees with a one-of-a-kind experience that will take them back to their youth. An “Arcade Alley” will be on site and will allow attendees to relive those childhood memories with an array of those favorite vintage arcade games loved so much. Let’s see how those Galaga skills holds up after a couple of beers.
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Event Preview | Untapped Fort Worth

June 10, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 12 min

When: Saturday, June 11th  from 3:30 – 10:30PM (VIP/Stout Ticket Holders, Doors Open 2:30PM)

Where: Panther Island Pavilion

Happy Birthday to me! Untapped is back and furious than ever hosting five events through out Texas returning to Fort Worth for its fourth year this upcoming Saturday. Lucky for me, this date falls exactly on my birthday so you know a full, blown celebration is ahead. Featuring 80 breweries and over 300 beers to choose from plus a stellar lineup of musical guests. Eight bands are scheduled to appear such as Built to Spill, David Ramirez, Rayland Baxter, The Hendersons, Hayes Carll, Grupo Fantasma, White Reaper and Bummer Vacation. For more information on the lineup visit here.

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Event Preview | Austin Burning CAN (Not Just A) Beer Festival

April 21, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Originally based in Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery announced plans to open up a third brewery in Austin in Mid-May — we couldn’t be more excited to have a piece of OB in Texas. In celebration, Oskar Blues is hosting a pair of down-home, music-centric experiences for Austinites this month. OB’s music roots and its passion for the outdoors, paired with their big & bold brews, are the perfect fit for Austin (Keep Austin Weird.) 4/20 marked one of the many celebration events scheduled for this week/weekend.  Read More

2 Days 2 Nights | Dallas Craft Beer Scene

April 15, 2016 | 2 Avg. Reading Time: 9 min

With the rise of craft beer, Dallas has had a definite increase in the number of breweries coming into the market. More and more big companies have moved into the marketplace as well, causing a rise in the number of occupants moving in. This has only increased the demand for good quality beer. More travelers choose Dallas as their next travel spot now whether it be for the shopping or food destinations, its historical landmarks (JFK Sixth Floor Museum for one) or even for the artistic culture Dallas has to offer.

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Event Preview | Big Texas Beer Fest

March 31, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

When: Friday, April 1st from 6:30 – 10:30PM (VIP Entry 5:30PM)
Saturday, April 2nd from 2:00 – 6:30PM (VIP Entry 1:00PM)

Location: Fair Park Automobile Building, 1010 1st Avenue Dallas, TX 75226

5th Annual Big Texas Beer Fest makes its return to Fair Park in Dallas. Having successfully hosted the event for four consecutive years, this year’s event will be spanned across 2 days. This is the first 2-day beer festival for North Texas, and will feature beers from 140 different breweries (55+ just from the state of Texas,) making for 500+ beers to sample from. You can expect to find exclusive/rare beers, one-offs, and special firkins to choose from. VIP ticket holders are allowed access to the event an hour prior to General Admission.

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Four Corners Brewing Co. | Notorious O.A.T.

March 15, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Dallas local favorite, Four Corners Brewing Co., is based in the developing “fly” part of West Dallas called Trinity Groves. Trinity Groves is known for its contemporary eats and “dope” view of Downtown Dallas and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Just this past week, Four Corners announced that they are expanding and will be moving into the up and coming Cedars neighborhood. (You can read about it here.) Read More

Beer Showcase | Mardi Gras Beers

February 9, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Louisianans sure know how to party! Beads, Bourbon and Beer take over the lovely days during Mardi Gras season.

Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday, refers to the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, the last hurrah before the start of the Lenten season. This means no more indulging yourself with rich food, delectable-colorful King Cake and alcoholic beverages for most. Though not everyone practices the religious tradition of this “fasting” season, it is a celebration that happens worldwide. Exotic festival colors fill this time with hues of bright green, purple and gold. Everyone joins in this celebration but no one has quite perfected it than those from my Louisiana neighbors. Festivities include parades with custom-built lavish floats, costumed performers and filled with copious amounts of booze. To kick off the Fat Tuesday festivities, I present two Mardi Gras beers for your Fat Tuesday celebrations.

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Event Preview | Untapped Dallas

November 6, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 13 min

When: Saturday, November 7th from 2:30 – 10:30PM (VIP, Doors Open 1:30PM)

Where: Fair Park Dallas

North Texas Beer Week is officially upon us. What could be a better way to celebrate than to kick-off the celebration at Untapped Dallas. Over 400+ beers have been announced for the 2015 festival where festival goers can sample beers from 100 participating breweries. New for this year is a super VIP “Stout Package” that gives access to the Untapped Clubhouse, exclusive stage viewing area and for the first time, an open bar featuring beer, wine and spirits plus food from some of Dallas’ best spots that include Luck, Scardello Artisan Cheese, Meddlesome Moth, East Hampton Sandwich Co., Glazed Donut Works and much more. Read More

Ultimate 6er | State Fair of Texas

November 4, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

When you think of Texas you think of many things, the Dallas Cowboys for one (let’s hope they pull it together soon), massive beef steaks and the State Fair of Texas. This yearly event draws hundreds of thousands over to Fair Park in Dallas, Texas and is the largest & longest running fair in the nation.

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Ultimate 6er | Texas Beers to Beat the Summer Heat

July 15, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

With summer upon us, days in Texas can be brutal – rising temperatures heading into the triple digits call for ways to stay hydrated. What could be more appropriate than a cold brew on a hot day? Those perfectly suited for the Texas scorching heat that can equally be enjoyed all day or even poolside. So put aside the lemonade and water, here is the Ultimate 6er of Texas beers to beat the summer heat. Read More

Peticolas Brewing Co. | Operation Collaboration

May 25, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 8%
IBU: 75

It’s no surprise that one of my favorite local breweries is none other than Peticolas Brewing Co. They continue to push the envelope with their superior brews, consistently delivering year after year. One of the most anticipated collaborations in the DFW craft brew scene – Operation Collaboration IPA – is a joint effort between Peticolas and Chuck Silva of Green Flash Brewing Co., and includes two experimental hop varieties simply known as 07270 and 06277 for now. Read More

Festival Recap | Big Texas Beer Fest 2015

April 16, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Last weekend, the fourth annual Dallas-born Big Texas Beer Fest took place in Fair Park. Thousands headed over to the Automobile Building in search of craft beers and great food paired with live music from local bands. This year more than 500 beers (38 barrel-aged) were announced from 120 representing local, national and international breweries.

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Peticolas Brewing Co.| The DUKE

March 18, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 12% | IBU: 35

They say Texans are crazy and indeed we are. For one the weather in Texas can be quite temperamental, going from incredible warm sunny days and then dropping to freezing temps on another.

Luckily for us, the weather has been in our favor lately. So good, that it’s allowed for nights on the patio accompanied by great friends, a craft beer in hand and Cards Against Humanity mayhem. Causing for one heck of a hilarious and memorable game night! Read More

Lakewood Brewing Co. | Sin Mint Temptress

February 13, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 9.1%

I always look forward to Girl Scout cookie season, seeing the multitude of colored boxes laid out neatly on the table sparks a tiny bit of happiness inside. Whenever I see the girls eagerly awaiting, I just know I am in for some trouble. I have somewhat of a Thin Mint obsession. Luckily for me, Lakewood Brewing Co. has sinfully crafted my favorite treat into a glass with their Sin Mint Temptress. Read More

Peticolas Brewing Company | Velvet Hammer

January 19, 2015 |

ABV: 9%

IBU: 85

As if there weren’t enough days to drink during the week. Somehow Thursday’s always seem to take the prize as one of my favorite drinking days.  Something about  knowing you’re a day away … Read More