by Steven Doyle
With North Texas Beer Week on the horizon you will want to check out this fun related event taking place November 3, 2017 from 7-10pm at Dallas Union Station. The 4th Annual Brewers Ball will be plenty of all-inclusive fun. Continue reading
Brewery Ommegang brings its national food and beer pairing competition – HopChef – for the first time to Dallas on November 3rd, 6:30pm – 9:00pm at 3015 at Trinity Groves. HopChef competitions, which have been wildly popular in Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Miami, and Washington DC. for the last several years, is part of the Ommegang’s Great Beer Deserves Great Food program – a national initiative dedicated to the idea that fine beer deserves its rightful place at the table with fine foods.
HopChef Dallas, the kick-off event for 2014 North Texas Beer Week, will bring together Dallas’s top beer-forward chefs under one roof to pair dishes with a variety of Ommegang’s ales and compete for the title of HopChef Dallas 2014. Six beer-forward restaurants and their chefs were selected to participate: Blind Butcher (Oliver Sitrin), Common Table (Rodman Shields), Libertine (Ashley Yancey), Meddlesome Moth (David McMillan), FM Smokehouse (Rick Stewart) and Whiskey Cake (Stan Rodrigues). Continue reading
From the first keg tap Friday, Oct. 31, to the inaugural Brewer’s Ball Nov. 7, to last call on Sunday, Nov. 9, North Texans will have hundreds of opportunities to celebrate North Texas Beer Week’s cheers to craft beer at participating venues across the region.
“North Texas is home to many nationally recognized craft breweries and beers, and North Texas Beer week is a time to highlight and responsibly celebrate that homegrown talent,” said Matt Dixon, board member of North Texas Beer Week and Dallas Brew Scene. “There’s something for everyone to enjoy, from the novice to the expert craft beer drinker.” Continue reading
by Melissa Robert
Saturday kicked off the third annual North Texas Beer Week with its commencement event, Brewvolution. Centennial Hall, the 95,000 square foot venue in Fair Park, was filled with beer-lovers young and old – all legal drinking age of course. Event-goers were greeted at the door with the 2013 Treasure Map which did indeed mark the spot where the favorite brews could be found. Those in the know arrived early, adorned with pretzel necklaces and silly hats only a beer-lovers mother could love. The organizers of Untapped Festival and Big Texas Beer Fest teamed up to ensure this ale extravaganza would go off without a hitch.
While the most popular taps ran dry as the hours passed, food trucks and vendors on site kept bellies full. Live music from local bands such as the Roomsounds and Hanna Barbarians provided another element of fun which guests could enjoy while letting their beer and brats settle. Sampling cup-holder necklaces from Oskar Blues were a hit. I’ll definitely come equipped with a cup holding necklace contraption next year since holding my sample cup, tasting card and nibbling on my pretzel necklace all at the same time proved entirely too difficult. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
We are pretty stoked about this whole North Texas Beer Week which begins this Saturday with the Brewvolution event at Fair Park (tickets still available). There will be beer specials and even special beers being pour across town and we will be reporting on some of the better findings as we uncover them. We are particularly excited to see that LUCK over in Trinity Groves is participating, and why wouldn’t they? Their mantra is beer, and they carry plenty of the local stuff for a mere sawback a pop. LUCK will have a special beer featured each day with a dollar off the already wonderfully priced taps.
If you go in Saturday after the Brewvolution all beers are a buck off with a ticket stub to the event, they only ask that you order an item off their food menu. For a quick bite we recommend the bierocks, but all the menu is delicious and on the cheap. Don’t get me started about the house-made pastrami. Continue reading