Angela Hunt, Dwaine Caraway, Dave Neumann and the rest of the Dallas City Council may not agree on everything, but you know what can unite them? Beer. Michael Peticolas' zoning change request, which we mentioned back in March, was unanimously approved at yesterday's council meeting.
The change allows for the manufacture of beer at the Design District site, which means Peticolas Brewing Company is a big step closer to being a reality. "Time to start the build process," Peticolas wrote in an email minutes after the decision. "Man, I look forward to the day I am brewing and all of this zoning/building is behind me."
If you can't wait until that day to enjoy some fresh Dallas-brewed beers, one of the city's other up-and-coming breweries, Deep Ellum Brewing Company (which has a new website, looks like), is offering FREE beer 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Mokah Coffee Lounge (2803 Taylor St.) with music by Jake Reeves and barbecue from Mama Faye's. For $15, you get a plate of barbecue and a keeper glass, which you can fill with complimentary suds.
Read on for the full beer lineup, plus news on a couple of Avery Brewing Company dinners and where you can get your growler filled.
As we mentioned last month, the Meddlesome Moth is offering the Avery Experience with Avery Brewing Company founder Adam Avery 5:30 p.m. Monday. See the previous item for menu, beer lineup and RSVP information -- unless $90 is out of your price range, in which case stay right here and read on for info on another Avery dinner, albeit one without the exceedingly rare brews and dual-pairing format...
The Libertine Bar's June beer dinner, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, features Avery beers as well, and at $50 per person. The menu:
Our Head Chef Taylor McCreary has created a menu inspired by the French Cuisine of Bernard Loiseau, the Troigrois Brothers, Paul Bocuse and Thomas Keller.
1st Course: Salad de Porc -- Glazed Pork Belly, Grilled Frisee, Fines Herbs and Apple Cider Vinaigrette. Paired with Avery Kharma Belgian Pale Ale.
2nd Course: Frog Legs with Spicy Garlic Puree and Parsley Coulis. Paired with Avery White Rascal Belgian Wheat Ale.
3rd Course: Croquette of Brandade with Smoked Tomato Gastrique. Paired with Avery Collaboration not Litagation.
4th Course: Roulade of Beef & Duxelle with Fava Bean Puree. Paired with Avery Salvation.
5th Course: Millefueille with Ancho Chocolate Sauce, Blackberries and Vanilla Whipped Cream. Paired with Avery New World Porter.
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The Lakewood Whole Foods location is opening an in-store bar Saturday with a party noon to 3 p.m. featuring drinks, appetizers and music by Kelly Arrista. The bar will feature four wines on tap and eight draft beers. Plus, the store will have a growler program, selling beer to go in half-gallon glass jugs emblazoned with the Whole Foods logo. The Park Lane and Highland Park stores should follow suit by the end of the month.
And the lineup for the Deep Ellum Brewing Brew-B-Q:
We've got a pretty big lineup for Friday -- 12 beers with an average ABV up close to 10 percent. Whether you're a newly inducted craft beer drinker or a die-hard beer knurd, this list should have you covered. Like our kids, however, we try our best to love them all equally.
The lineup goes a little something like this...
2 x Local Legend IPA -- an American India Pale Ale brewed with Citra and Amarillo hops. It's a contender.
2 x Blonde Ale -- a very unique blonde with a touch of banana and clove
1 x Biere from Mars followed by .5 x Old Stock Ale
1 x Wealth & Taste -- Belgian golden strong ale brewed with lavender, chamomile, and white wine grape juice
1 x Pale Ryeder -- Palm sugar (as in the sugar from a palm tree) Rye Tripel (brewed circa 2008)
1 x Oaked Cherry Double Brown Stout -- Baltic porter meets oatmeal stout with cherries and oaked (one word -- ridiculous)
1 x Darkest Hour -- Rye Imperial Stout brewed with carob molasses and Belgian dark candi syrup
2 x Wit/Saison - hybrid brewed with triticale, candied ginger, toasted coriander, and chamomile.
1 x Pollenator -- Honey Dopplebock brewed with locally sourced Texas wildflower honey
1 x Bourbon Oak Pollenator -- Honey Dobblebock oaked
2 x St. Andrew's Scotch Ale