The Meddlesome Moth is busting out the big guns for its third annual April Ale Week beginning Monday, April 8. This lineup might honestly be the best grouping of beers that any Dallas bar has ever had. Hyperbole? Maybe, but glance at the 40 beers the Moth is tapping, and you can see the depth is staggering.
The “Wood Influenced” tap takeover features brews from all across the country, including the Lakewood Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Temptress from Dallas.
In fact, the “Wood Influenced” angle means that many of these beers are rich, hearty brews measuring above 8 percent ABV. Notable breweries involved include Firestone Walker, Ommegang and Oskar Blues, as well as Texas breweries Jester King, (512) and Real Ale.
Besides the tap takeover, the Moth is featuring a different bottle each night. The Brooklyn Black Ops 2009 is on the menu for April 9; the Firestone Walker 16, a world-class beer according to Beer Advocate, is available April 12.
In addition, there is a meet and greet with Breckendridge Brewery owner Todd Usry at 6 pm on April 10, a Deschutes Brewery food and beer pairing at 6 pm on April 11, and Sierra Nevada Flight Day from noon to 5 pm on April 13.
As if this isn’t enough, the Moth also has surprise tappings on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. The bench comprises winners like the Rahr Whiskey Warmer and Great Divide Oaked Chocolate Yeti 2012, but you have to show up to find out which one is getting tapped.
If this all sounds aggressive, it is. The Moth is bringing together a stellar lineup of brews that any serious beer drinker ought to sample at some point next week.