"Beer drinkers, this is the most important week of your life." So goes the tag line for Dallas Beer Week, which runs from this Saturday to November 17. (Beer weeks actually have eight days, no explanation needed).
The goal of Dallas Beer Week (DBW) is to orchestrate a massive craft-beer coup at local bars and eateries. For craft-beer drinkers or admirers, it's an opportunity to explore new beers, meet fellow hopheads and hopefully at the end of each night when you snuggle in your bed, your last thought will be, "Finally, beer and people that get me."
I spoke with Cathy Clark Rascoe, one of the main organizers of the DBW (and Houston Beer Week, which runs at the same time) and she had to raise a toast to the local 30-plus-member committee that has helped pull together this brew-ha-ha, almost doubling the number of events since last year.
There are more than 86 swilling opportunities on the DBW calendar. Here are just a few of the highlights.
Saturday, November 10 Franconia, Kickoff Party
Common Table,The Avery Company Beer Breakfast & Tap Takeover
Ten Bells Tavern will have a special pairing menu all week.
Sunday, November 11 Texas Brewing Inc., Learn to Brew
Tuesday, November 13 Lone Star Beverages, Tasting Event
Acme F&B, Beer Dinner (Revolver Brewing)
Jack Mac's, Beer Dinner (Several local beers)
Rugby House Pub, Beer Dinner (Alaskan Brewing Co.)
Trinity Hall, Beer Dinner (Lakewood)
Wednesday, November 14 Hacienda on Henderson, Beer Dinner (Lakewood Brewing)
The Gingerman Dallas, Food Truck Block Party
World Beer Co., Super Friends Beer Dinner (3 DFW Breweries)
FireWheel Brewery Tour and Biergarten Festivities
Thursday, November 15 Common Table, Hipster Night (Ironic T-shirts suggested) and Sandy Relief Fundraiser.
Friday, November 16 Alamo Drafthouse, preopening screening of The Burbs and local brews
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Trinity Hall, Rahr Angry Santa Cask
Saturday, November 17 Deep Ellum Brewing Co., One-Year Anniversary Party
Four Corners Inaugural Tour, First official brewery tour
For more information on any of those, visit the Dallas Beer Week calendar.