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Rabbit Hole Brewing Releases Tweedle Yum

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Rabbit Hole’s Tweedleyum, a Hefeweizen made with strawberries, combines the natural banana esters derived from an authentic German Hefeweizen yeast with 100% natural strawberry puree to create a slightly sweet, easy drinking fruit beer. The refreshing nature of the fruit combinations in this new seasonal promises to be something on which even Tweedledum and Tweedledee can agree.   Continue reading

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Dogfish Head Beer Thousand Release Event at Foundry Feb 28

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For one night only, the Foundry will have Beer Thousand, a Dogfish Head imperial lager in limited release. This lager was brewed in honor of the 20th anniversary of the release of indie band Guided by Voices’ album Bee Thousand. To help us celebrate this momentous occasion, there will be a performance by Guided by Vices – a cover band featuring members of American Werewolf Academy and Centro-matic. The show starts at 9 p.m. and there is no cover charge. For more information, please visit the event site,  or call at (214) 749-1112.  Continue reading

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This Monte Cristo Is The Holy Grail Of Plano

holy grailby Steven Doyle

The Monte Cristo is the kissing cousin of the sandwich called the Croque Monsieur.  The Monsieur  is made up of a grilled Gruyere cheese loaded with thin slices of ham and fried in clarified butter. You can find both sandwiches served in and around Dallas with no finer example of the Cristo served at the Holy Grail Pub in Plano. It is a serious sandwich.

The sandwich claims roots dating back to a depression-era dinner staple called a cheese dream and the deep-fried grilled cheeses called “Frenchees” native to Nebraska. Both are deep fried cheese sandwiches, the latter is sometimes dipped in an egg wash then rolled in Corn Flakes. The beautiful sandwich rose to fame  in 1966 when it appeared on the menu at Disney’s Cajun restaurant Blue Bayou, adjacent to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. And certainly we all recall the menu at Bennigan’s where they proudly served up the deep fried sandwich filled with turkey and ham.   Continue reading

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CBD Provisions Hosting Lakewod Brewing Dinner March 10th

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CBD Provisions and Texas craft brewery Lakewood Brewing Co. collaborate for one-night only on an evening celebrating the best of modern Texas fare paired with award-winning craft brews.

Menu highlights include Lakewood Brewing Co.’s La Dame Du Lac, a Biere de Garde, or strong pale ale. The beer is no longer in production and boasts rustic, tart notes and a dry finish. It will be paired with a selection of house-made provisions including fresh cheese, sausages, and smoked fish. The Holiday Bonus, a seasonal porter with a semi-sweet chocolate finish, will be paired with roasted and fresh vegetables and raclette from Eagle Mountain Farmhouse Cheese in Texas Hill Country.

Lakewood Brewing Co.’s Greta Wise will be on hand to speak to the beers being served and answer guest questions.   $65.00 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Tuesday, March 10; evening begins at 6pm.  Reservations are required.

The full menu includes:  Continue reading

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Fort Worth Untapped May 9th

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Untapped Festival  just announced that the 9th edition of Untapped will take place on May 9 at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth. Earlier this year, Untapped announced the festival series was expanding to both Austin and San Antonio in 2015. The Fort Worth event will mark the 3rd time the festival has taken place at Panther Island Pavilion.

“Fort Worth is a special place for us as the city has always embraced and supported Untapped,” says festival organizer, Matthew Harber of Spune Productions. “Our second event was in Fort Worth and the response really encouraged us to start thinking about expanding to other cities. As the Fort Worth market continues to grow, we are excited to grow alongside it.”  Continue reading

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Tsunami of Beer Kills Nine

by Steven Doyle

A few years back we discussed the tragic and curious Boston Molasses Flood  that killed 21 and injured over 150, demolishing buildings and drowning livestock, causing millions of dollars in damages. There was another industrial accident that wreaked havoc on a city, killing many and causing damage that is equally as curious.

Like all tragic stories such as these a certain element of hubris rides high, not too unlike the massive container of molasses that exploded in Boston all those years ago, or even the supposedly unsinkable Titanic.    Continue reading

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Deep Ellum Brewing Co Announces ‘Kiss Your Cherry Goodbye Dinner’ Friday, Feb 13

Cherry-Chocolate-Double-Brown-Stout-Bottlesby Steven Doyle

Dallas has embraced the craft beer scene in a big way, and it is incredible to see the these local brewers shine with imagination. None are more imaginative that our own Deep Ellum Brewing Company which splash with bright campaigns and even brighter brews. For this season of love we look to their Cherry Chocolate Double Brown Stout which strums heartstrings of beer aficionados and chocolate lovers alike.    Continue reading

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