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  • 2011: The Year in North Texas Beer
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    2011: The Year in North Texas Beer

    published Dec 30, 2011

    ​Has there been a better year for beer drinkers in North Texas, and particularly Dallas, than 2011? Not one that I can think of, for reasons enumerated in the awards below. My year's wrap-up isn... More >>

  • Five Things We're Quitting in 2012
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    Five Things We're Quitting in 2012

    published Dec 27, 2011

    Last year, we did some things we're not so proud of. The year before last too, and the year before that and ... well, enough of that. This being 2012, quite possibly the last year before some cataclys... More >>

  • Lakewood Brewing Company Finds Home

    published Dec 13, 2011

    ​It's a good week in Dallas beer real-estate news. Not only is Deep Ellum Brewing Co. opening its brewery doors to the public for the first time this weekend, but yesterday Lakewood Brewing Company ... More >>

  • Deep Ellum Brewing Co. Opens Saturday
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    Deep Ellum Brewing Co. Opens Saturday

    published Dec 13, 2011

    ​Deep Ellum Brewing Co. beer has been available in local bars since last month's launch party brunch at The Common Table during Dallas Beer Week. Since then, its brews have been the stars of severa... More >>

  • Franconia Taps Distributor to Help its March Toward Craft-Brew World Domination

    published Dec 01, 2011

    ​Dennis Wehrmann, brewmaster at McKinney's 2011 Best of Dallas®-winning Franconia Brewing Company, hasn't given up on bottling. His targeted late-summer or early-fall starting time passed, but bott... More >>

  • Samuel Adams Infinium: More Noteworthy for its Arrogance Than its Taste

    published Nov 30, 2011

    ​Samuel Adams and Weihenstephan's collaboration Infinium, marketed (and priced) as a Champagne alternative, is back for the holidays. The limited-edition beer, which will be available next Friday at... More >>

  • Share a Drink With That Guy

    published November 10, 2011

    Larry Miller is one of those actors whose generic name, relatively small parts and average-middle-aged-white-guy appearance all but ensure... More >>

  • Enjoy Riotous Laughter ... or Just a Riot

    published November 17, 2011

    You may remember him from his aborted run for the 2008 Libertarian presidential nomination, from his fight-provoking confrontational 2004 Austin... More >>

  • At Strangeways, Tasting Some of the World's Strongest Beers

    published Nov 21, 2011

    ​With Saturday's Dallas Beer Festival canceled, the opportunity to sample two of the strongest beers ever made, along with a couple of rare Mikkeller brews, at Strangeways seemed a fitting enough wa... More >>

  • Whatcha Drinkin', Doug Stanhope?

    published Nov 17, 2011

    ​Comedian Doug Stanhope, who performs tonight at Trees, seldom ventures onstage without a drink. Usually it's a beer. As anti-establishment as he comes off in his act, you might think he would be dr... More >>

  • Checking in on Dallas Beer Week
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    Checking in on Dallas Beer Week

    published Nov 16, 2011

    ​Midway through the first official Dallas Beer Week, you could say things aren't quite going according to plan. But considering how loosely organized and sporadically publicized the week has been, t... More >>

  • Dallas Beer Festival Canceled
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    Dallas Beer Festival Canceled

    published Nov 15, 2011

    ​NOOOOOO!Citing lack of advance ticket sales and overcommitment with the simultaneous Dallas and Houston Beer Weeks, Cathy Clark Rascoe confirms that Saturday's Beer Festival was canceled Tuesday af... More >>

  • Comedian Doug Stanhope on Pedophiles, Prison, Suicide and Other Hilarious Topics
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    Comedian Doug Stanhope on Pedophiles, Prison, Suicide and Other Hilarious Topics

    published Nov 14, 2011

    ​You may remember him from his aborted run for the 2008 Libertarian presidential nomination, from his fight-provoking confrontational 2004 Austin set when he followed the political bombast of Alex J... More >>

  • A Day by Day Guide to Dallas Beer Week
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    A Day by Day Guide to Dallas Beer Week

    published Nov 10, 2011

    ​Considering that I don't get paid by the word here on City of Ate, there is simply too much going on during Dallas Beer Week to list every event taking place this Saturday through the November 19 D... More >>

  • Dallas Beer Week Vs. Meddlesome Moth: Drama in the Craft Beer World
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    Dallas Beer Week Vs. Meddlesome Moth: Drama in the Craft Beer World

    published Nov 04, 2011

    ​After the first Houston Beer Week last year, Houstonians Cathy Clark Rascoe and husband Jay Rascoe (aka Guns and Tacos) decided Dallas needed its own week to celebrate craft beer as well, as we fir... More >>

  • Ballast for Your Beer Belly

    published October 13, 2011

    Most of us think first of beer when it comes to Oktoberfest, following that thought with images of Teutonic hotties in dirndls or... More >>

  • Arts Light the Night

    published October 27, 2011

    Last year, inspired by the all-night Nuit Blanche celebrations of art in Paris, Santa Monica and other cities around the world, artist Shane... More >>

  • Deep Ellum Brewing Company Set to Launch, Starting at the Common Table
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    Deep Ellum Brewing Company Set to Launch, Starting at the Common Table

    published Nov 01, 2011

    ​Corey Pond at The Common Table just confirmed that his restaurant, while not in Deep Ellum, will nonetheless be the first to sell Deep Ellum Brewing Company's beers. The launch party will be 11 a.m... More >>

  • Taste-Testing Two Pumpkin Beers: One's a Treat, The Other Must Be A Trick
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    Taste-Testing Two Pumpkin Beers: One's a Treat, The Other Must Be A Trick

    published Oct 31, 2011

    ​We've already mentioned a handful of them, but today being Halloween, perhaps reading about one particularly excellent pumpkin beer will inspire some of you homebrewers not to waste the chunks of g... More >>

  • Oktoberbest 2011: Announcing the Winner of the Final Pour

    published Oct 27, 2011

    ​We've finally beaten the Germans at their own game. That's the only rational conclusion one can draw from the results of Oktoberbest 2011, in which the lone Teutonic entry got its ass handed to i... More >>

  • Glyph Notes

    published October 6, 2011

    With a population of nearly 1.3 billion people, it's not surprising that China is home to some of the most talented folks on Earth. Luckily for us... More >>

  • Rock ’n’ Roll Can Help

    published October 20, 2011

    Many of our most brilliant artists and musicians are also among our most damaged; the very passions that inspire their works can also lead to deep... More >>

  • Pulling Eight Gs: A Ride-Along With Alliance Air Show Performer Sean Tucker
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    Pulling Eight Gs: A Ride-Along With Alliance Air Show Performer Sean Tucker

    published Oct 21, 2011

    ​Aerobatic pilots are a different breed of human than you and I. This is clear from the moment Sean D. Tucker saunters into the spotless Alliance Airport hangar, all cool confidence and swagger as h... More >>

  • And the Four Beers Advancing to the Oktoberbest Final Pour Are ...
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    And the Four Beers Advancing to the Oktoberbest Final Pour Are ...

    published Oct 20, 2011

    ​The judges have spoken. The Elite Eight of our Oktoberbest 2011 have been winnowed down to the quaff-able quartet to be sent on to the Final Pour. And in our quest to determine the best Oktoberfest... More >>

  • You Call That Sick?

    published October 6, 2011

    Tom Six, director of The Human Centipede, claims that The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence outdoes its predecessor as "the... More >>

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