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Flying Saucer To Host Deschutes Brewery Dinner Dec 19

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Flying Saucer Draught Emporium will host its last beer dinner of the year with Deschutes Brewery Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. at its location in Village on the Parkway at 14999 Montfort Drive in Addison. The dinner will feature beers from Deschutes Brewery’s reserve series, paired with a four-course meal. The reserve series beers and food pairings for the evening are:      Continue reading

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Lark on the Park Hosting Brooklyn Beer

garrett-oliverby Steven Doyle

Lark on the Park has quickly become one of our restaurant treasures. The food is always spot on, the cocktails are fantastic, and best of all it is one of the easiest restaurants to get in and out of despite the nearby construction. Always park in the garage just to the right of the front door for speedy valet in and out.

All that aside, Lark on the Park will host world-renowned Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver for a specially curated beer experience Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at its location at 2015 Woodall Rodgers Freeway across from Klyde Warren Park. A special dinner will follow where you will enjoy six beers and menu selections prepared by the Lark chefs.    Continue reading

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Beer Me: Deep Ellum Brewing Company

deep ellum brew1by Brian Wall

It’s not often that a brewery opens with little fanfare. This might be because of our love of beer or may be because of the flavors blending together from the genius mind of the brewer. When you hear about this new brewery, your heart flutters slightly, your pupils may dilate and your mouth may water in the anticipation of finding where this beer. If you’re lucky, the beer happens to surface at your local watering hole or maybe the restaurant you got dragged to friends or a significant other. When the brewery bottles or cans its beer, you search everywhere for its location.

The only downside to all this is that the full beer experience will be limited. What if you were able to sip the golden nectar from its birthplace? Sniff the grains that offered their sugars, touch the tanks that coaxed those sugars out and met the people responsible for imparting this little taste nirvana upon you? It might be time for a local brewery tour if this sounds exciting.   Continue reading

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Meet Jeremy Hunt, Brewmaster At Deep Ellum Brewing Company

DSC09304by Steven Doyle

A few short months ago Deep Ellum Brewing Company hired a new brewmaster, Jeremy Hunt, who has been working  at Bluegrass Brewing Company in Louisville, Kentucky for the past two years. Hunt brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm which should translate into some very innovative beers being pumped out of the 8,000 square foot facility. All this comes off of a recent expansion and a thirst to better penetrate the market.

Yesterday the brewery penned a deal that will bring their craft beer to College Station, a major boon for the young company.

This past weekend I had the pleasure to dine with Hunt to discuss beer, Deep Ellum and the future of the brewery.  Continue reading

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Get Your Empty Peticolas Growlers Tomorrow

growlersby Steven Doyle

When Peticolas announced on Facebook that they would be selling their new growlers tomorrow during their brew tour at their offices in the Design District, a lot of people took notice and were possibly visibly excited. The very thought of taking home award winning beer such as Golden Opportunity or the Velvet Hammer seemed like a wonderful proposition. Alas, the growlers will be empty. But they are super cool looking.

Do not let the fact that our odd Texas laws will not allow Michael Peticolas to sell you a growler full deter you from buying one of these nifty vessels. They cost $10 for the small version and $20 for the big boy, and you can take them to places like Whole Foods or Craft and Growler and have them filled as often as you care to do so.

The very empty growlers go on sale at 1pm tomorrow.

 

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Revolver To Bottle Blood and Honey

revolverby Steven Doyle

Revolver Brewing Company is located in Granbury, Texas which is about thirty-five minutes southwest of Fort Worth. Made up of a team of three including Ron and Rhett Keisler, and Grant Wood, they have managed to place the brewery on the map and in many pubs and restaurants in North Texas quite possibly due to a single brew they call Blood and Honey. Launched a year ago this August, Blood and Honey is far and away Revolver’s biggest hit.    Continue reading

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Texas BeerFeast in Fort Worth, Austin and Sugar Land Info

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Tickets are on sale now for the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium’s Fall Texas BeerFeasts in Fort Worth, Austin and Sugar Land. Dates for each location’s events are as follows:

  • Fort Worth – Saturday, Oct. 12, 1 to 7 p.m.,111 E. 3rd St.
  • Austin – Saturday, Oct. 19, 1 to 7 p.m., Triangle Park, 4600 Guadalupe St.
  • Sugar Land – Saturday, Oct. 26, 1 to 7 p.m., 2700 Town Center Blvd. N (on the Plaza in front of City Hall)     

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