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Best Little Brewfest Hits Texas Motor Speedway This Saturday

It's another beer festival. Are we getting tired of these? No! We're not! That was totally a loaded question. Beer festivals are a great chance to try new brews. Instead of investing five, seven or 10 dollars in a beer you're not sure you'll like, you get to dabble in different flavors, perhaps discover something new.

So, get your beer boots out and starch your favorite Fort Worth pants. The Best Little Brewfest in Texas is this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway - the large infield garage more specifically. More than 50 craft brewers from across Texas will be there with 100-plus different beers to sample.

Gates open at 2 p.m. and a general admission ticket ($30) will get you 12, 2-ounce samples. Additional tasting cards can be bought for $5. Parking is free. They kindly request you keep the little ones and pets at home for this event, but go ahead and bring the lawn chair if you're partial to sitting.

All of the proceeds from the event go to local Alzheimer's Association and Teen Suicide Prevention.

A few of the special beers they know they'll have include Saint Arnold's Pumpkinator; Leinenkugel's new barley wine; a mint IPA from No Label Brewing Co. out of Katy; and DEBC will have their aged barely wine, Numb Comfort as well.

Several local bands will perform: The Rob Donnelly Band, Mockingbyrd Station, Chrome Headers and The Knocking.

For sustenance, there will be food trucks.

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Lauren Drewes Daniels is the Dallas Observer's food editor. She started writing about local restaurants, chefs, beer and kouign-amanns in 2011. She's driven through two dirt devils and is certain they were both some type of cosmic force.