North Texas Beer Week kicks off Saturday, November 9, which means it’s about to get really hoppy in the area. We’ve put together a list of the week's best events, and although we focused on Dallas, rest assured that no matter where you are in North Texas, you’re never far from some excellent beer.
For more events between November 9-16, check out North Texas Beer Week’s website.
Saturday, November 9
Texas Brewvolution pops the top on North Texas Beer Week at Centennial Hall at Fair Park beginning at 1 pm. The majority of breweries on hand are from Texas, with more than 100 booths offering several beers for visitors to sample. The event also features live music in the outdoor food and music pavilion, including Shotgun Friday, The Roomsounds and Hanna Barbarians. General admission is $35. VIP tickets are $60 and include a meet-and-greet pre-party the evening before at Craft and Growler, plus early entry and in-and-out access at the festival.
DEBC Turns 2
Deep Ellum Brewing turns 2, which actually makes it one of the older breweries in North Texas. Expect live music, including a performance by The O’s, and some food trucks. Plus, the brewery is rolling out some rare firkins. You get a commemorative pint glass, three beer tokens and brewery tour for just $10. Runs from noon to 4 pm with tours on the hour beginning at 1 pm.
Sunday, November 10
Prairie Artisan and Jester King plus Art Show at Meddlesome Moth
Prairie Artisan out of Oklahoma and Jester King from Austin don’t make their way to Dallas nearly enough, so enjoy five beer selections from each brewery as well as an art show featuring Colin Healey and Josh Cockrell. It goes down at 4 pm.
Monday, November 11
Oskar Blues Pour Man’s Dinner at Common Table
The Common Table’s Pour Man’s Dinner features Oskar Blues out of Colorado with plates including a deconstructed Reuben paired with Deviant Dale's, and spinach-and-bacon-stuffed pork loin with chive-whipped mashed potatoes and a rosemary-mushroom demi-glace paired with G'Knight. The bar also has one of three kegs of tequila barrel-aged Gubna that made it to DFW. The Gubna gets tapped at 5 pm. The dinner, which starts at 6, is $29.
Peticolas Beer Dinner at Meddlesome Moth
Peticolas and Meddlesome Moth team up for a six-course, seven-beer dinner that starts with a meet-and-greet pint at 6 pm. Brewmaster Michael Peticolas will be on hand. Reservations are $75.
Tuesday, November 12
Saint Arnold Pumpkinator Keep the Glass at the Bottle Shop
Buy a bottle of Pumpkinator from Saint Arnold and get two special Pumpkinator glasses beginning at 6 pm. It’s also half-price on select Texas beers all night.
Lakewood Brewing Tap Takeover and Wing Pairing at Jack Mac’s Swill & Grill
Lakewood Brewing takes over the taps at Jack Mac’s Swill & Grill. The restaurant is also pairing Buffalo wings, because beer and wings were made for each other.
Abita Tapping at the Libertine
The Libertine taps three rare Abita brews: Strawator, a strawberry double lager; Mayhawk, a Belgian-style strong ale; and Andy Gator, a Helles Doppelbock that won silver at the Great American Beer Festival this year.
Wednesday, November 13
Beer Week Cellar Release at Common Table
The Common Table has a deep bottle library, so it’s no surprise the restaurant-bar is busting out some fun things for the week. Enjoy 2011 Avery Samael's, 2010 Sierra Nevada Bigfoot and more.
Rahr Vintage Beer Dinner at the Libertine
The Libertine and Rahr team up for a five-course beer dinner. Pairings include beef duo of bourguignon and Wellington with country sourdough bread, creamed Swiss chard and scalloped baby potatoes with 2012 and 2013 Snowmageddon, and smoked duck ham with candied jalapeños and pistachio matched with veal pâté and red pepper chutney paired with Pecker Wrecker.
Dogfish Head Bitches Brew ’12 Release at the Bottle Shop
The Bottle Shop releases the Dogfish Head Bitches Brew, an imperial stout, from the cellar. It’s also “keep the glass” night for Dogfish. It goes down at 6 pm.
Thursday, November 14
Peticolas and DEBC Special Releases at Flying Saucer Addison
The Flying Saucer in Addison has Peticolas Wintervention and Deep Ellum’s Wealth & Taste on tap.
Germans Invade Dallas at Dallas Beer Kitchen
German beers Schneider-Weisse, Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Dunkel, Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier and Paulaner Salvator take the lead at Dallas Beer Kitchen with a keep the glass beginning at 7 pm. Chef specials are German-themed, including a Jaeger schnitzel sandwich.
Friday, November 15
Real Ale Beer Dinner at Asador
Guests taste five beers from Real Ale Brewery paired with chef Brad Phillips’ local cuisine beginning at 7 pm. Real Ale brewmaster Erik Ogershok discusses the various beers. Pairings include egg yolk ravioli with Sisyphus barleywine and Mesquite-grilled rib-eye with Brewhouse brown ale. Tickets are $55, and reservations can be made at 214-267-4815.
Ommegang Game of Thrones Take the Black Stout at Holy Grail Pub
The Game of Thrones beer, Take the Black Stout, is on tap at the Holy Grail Pub beginning at 6 pm. The hearty stout from Ommegang pairs well with Three Finger Hobbs Three Meat Stew, made in house from a special recipe from the Game of Thrones cookbook.
Saturday, November 16
Beer Chili Cook-off at Dallas Beer Kitchen
Sample four 4-ounce bowls of chili each paired with a four-ounce beer and a side of cornbread beginning at 2 pm. Vote for your favorite and see the winner get placed on the winter menu.