Raise your glass
Dallas Beer Week starts off with a tap takeover at the Common Table and a bashat Franconia
We’ve already told you that Dallas Beer Week is kicking off Saturday, but we wanted to explain in a little more detail, just how the week of hops and barley is beginning.
First up on the board is Avery Brewing Co. at The Common Table. The beer brunch is at 11 am and will cost you $65 (four courses and five beers). At 12:30 pm, ABC takes over the taps with more than 20 Avery beers on draft.
Avery Brewing Co. from Boulder, Colorado is not only an old player in the craft brew scene, but also one of the most critically respected. This will be their first trip down to Texas, so it’ll be worth checking out.
The Common Table recently announced they will no longer be offering mass produced beer beginning next week, as if you needed another reason to visit.
It’s also worth noting that The Common Table recently announced they will no longer be offering mass produced beer beginning next week. It’s all crafts, mostly locals, from here on out, as if you needed another reason to visit.
Although we understand if you’re late coming from TCT, Dallas Beer Week officially gets underway at noon, when Franconia Brewing Co. hosts the DBW kickoff party. Last year’s version of the party had around 300 people and Franconia is expecting more than 400 this year, according to social media guru Harrison Blum.
Not only will $15 get you four beers and a brewery glass, but $10 of it goes to the Dallas Burrito Project, which helps feed the homeless.
Brewmaster Dennis Wehrman is a big supporter of DBP, Blum says, and hopes people will come out to celebrate beer week and help the cause.
There will also be a buffet from On the Border, a mechanical bull named “El Toro” and Mavs General Manager Donnie Nelson.
Blum says that Franconia is excited for DBW, particularly with all the breweries opening up in the past year.
“It’s really becoming a better culture for craft beer,” he says. “It’s incredible how quickly it’s grown and come up.”
It may seem strange that a brewery celebrating its fifth anniversary in February is considered the veteran, but outside of Rahr & Sons, Franconia is the oldest brewery in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Franconia will be offering their Oak Aged Fall’N Bock, Winter Wheat and Sarah’s Dark Side as well as their year-round brews — Kolsch, Wheat, Amber and Dunkel.