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In a historic win for craft brewers and consumers throughout the state of Texas, the highly anticipated Beer-To-Go measure cleared the Texas senate unanimously as part of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) sunset bill.
To recap: Texas remains the only state that prohibits beer-to-go sales from production breweries. So if you visit a winery, distillery or brewpub, you are free to take your beverage of choice home with you. But if you stop by Real Ale Brewing Company, Austin Beerworks, or a little over 100 other production breweries in the state, you are simply out of luck.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 …