Category Archives: Craft Beer

Beer and Cheese at Community Beer Company


Community Beer Company is hosting a Craft Beer & Artisan Cheese Pairing tomorrow, October 20th from 6 to 9pm. They are bringing back Cheesemonger, Ali Cameron, from Prodigal Farms, as she continues her quest to bring together our favorite fermentables: cheese and beer.   Continue reading

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Parktoberfest at The Shops at Park Lane October 15th


Unlimited fun is on tap for the second annual Parktoberfest presented by The Shops at Park Lane and Bowl & Barrel.  The one-day craft beer and music festival returns this Saturday, October 15from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.   Continue reading

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Pie and Beer Makes for a Perfect Sunday Funday

luck1by Steven Doyle

LUCK in Trinity Groves never shied away from anything non-conventional. Think about their unusual doughnut-beer pairings that they perform on a regfular basis.  We do love beer, and of course those warm and wonderful doughnuts from Glazed in Deep Ellum make our eyes roll to the back of our head.   Continue reading

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Bathtubs to Brewmaster: Firewheel Brewing Company

DSC00160by Hollie Dorethy

Brad Perkinson at the new FireWheel Brewing Company based in Rowlett, Texas, is taking the beer world on full force.  I caught up with him at the new Brix Bar and Grill in Plano.  After finishing the hand-made White Trash burger (which consists of a hand formed patty tossed in wing sauce, covered in bacon and jalapenos, then all topped with a fried egg) he was ready to chat.  Beer in hand, we headed outside to the spacious corner patio to tell me his story.   He is immediately the fun loving beer guy that everyone wants to hang out with all hours of the night.  I was especially impressed with his story of how he even stumbled into the beer industry itself.    Continue reading

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First Look: Outpost American Tavern

DSC04687by Steven Doyle

When they aren’t uber-designing a new restaurant around Dallas or Fort Worth, the dynamic team of John Paul Valverde and Miguel Vicens are making a go at restaurateur life at the funky digs in Oak Cliff in what was once a single family dwelling, then their first born Campo Modern Country Bistro. Campo never really hit her stride despite all the fantastical elements you could possibly afford a restaurant, including a star consulting chef like Matt McCallister and finishing with one of the best kept secret chefs in Dallas, Michael Ehlert. By the way for those keeping score at home, Ehlert is in the kitchen at Hibiscus on Henderson.

A few months later and some serious hammer and nailing, the tiny house has been drawn into yet another hip and cozy dwelling for those seeking out a fresh take on classic food finds. Enter Outpost American Tavern. Now deep up in its first week with the doors wide open, the unique looking taproom is once again creating a buzz throughout the food loving community.  Continue reading

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Q&A: Goodfriend Celebrates One Year In Business

by Steven Doyle

Today marks the first anniversary of Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House. Goodfriend is known for their quality brews and a menu created by Jeana Johnson and Colleen O’Hare of neighboring Good 2 Go Taco which features a ration of superior burgers. Goodfriend owners Matt Tobin and Josh Yingling would like to invite you and a few hundred of your closest friends to stop by tonight from 4 p.m. to close. Expect awesome drink specials, and featured beers such as Great Divide 18, Stone 16, Real Ale Barrel Aged 15, Ommegang Independence Day 2012, Deschutes Black Butte 24, and Real Ale Scots Gone Wild.

A special guest band will take the stage at 10 p.m., followed by a Slick 57 reunion set at 11 p.m.

I stopped in to chat with the guys a few days ago and enjoyed a spirited conversation on how they started the bar, update on the package store across the street and why they can’t have anything nice.      Continue reading

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New Craft Revolver Brewing Opens Oct 20, 2012

by Steven Doyle

Revolver Brewing in Granbury, Texas, will celebrate its grand opening Oct. 20, 2012 with tastings, live music, food trucks and more. Revolver Brewing is the first craft brewery to be built in Hood County, Texas. The brewery is housed in a 6,000-square-foot new construction building and holds a 30-barrel brew house, fermentation tanks and packaging equipment.      Continue reading

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