From the magical city that brought you humidity, Beyonce and the (now defunct) Aeros comes three beers: Cali Green IPA, Cortado and Pussy Wagon IPA. This trifecta of craft brewing goodness comes courtesy of Houston's Brash Brewing Co. Try all three at the Addison location of Flying Saucer, where these distinctly southeastern Texas brews will be flowing all day.
What it be: Brash Bash
When it do: 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursday, January 14
Where dat is: 14999 Montfort Drive
Beer and yoga: for when you want your chakras aligned and your inhibitions loose. Community Beer Co. and CubeFit Yoga are offering a morning yoga session, a pint of beer and a brewery tour for $15. This Saturday's event is sold out, but they're offering another one on February 13 and tickets are on sale now. The only downside is that you have to do all the weird stuff with your body before they’ll give you the beer. But as they say, there’s no beer without bow posture up to ear.
What it be: Yoga at the Brewery
When it do: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, February 13
Where dat is: 1530 Inspiration Drive, Suite 200
Fancy an afternoon or evening in Denton, surrounded by food trucks? Not that they will literally encircle you, trapping you in a fog of diesel fumes and sliders in a scene that can only be described as a sickly combination of Night of the Living Dead and Chef. No, instead the food trucks will be quite politely parked, and you can approach them — or not — in order to partake in the delicious foodstuffs that arise from the bellies of these 70 mph beasts. Denton's food truck event will feature Zatar, Mo's That's Amore, The Pickled Carrot, The Dumpling Bros, Coochies BBQ, The Waffle Wagon and Lean Machine. Step inside Zera Coffee Co. for some music and live entertainment, or wait for the after-party at Eastside Denton to kick off at 6 p.m.
What it be: Denton Family Food Truck Event
When it do: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, January 16
Where dat is: 420 East McKinney St., No. 105, Denton
FREE BEER. Now that we have your attention, Alamo Drafthouse is thirsty for beer and thirsty for friendship, and they're subsidizing the latter with the former. Basically, Alamo Drafthouse is going to be the exact opposite of all of your other friends in that they're going to pick up the tab. This Saturday they're headed to Peticolas, where they'll buy the first 100 beers. Next Saturday they'll head to Four Corners, and the Saturday after that it's Community Beer. Same procedure applies: Show up early enough and you'll probably get free beer.
What it be: Alamo Drafthouse Dallas Preview Party
When it do: noon-3 p.m. Saturday, January 16
Where dat is: 2026 Farrington St.
Help kick ALS to the curb at the release party for Ice Bucket, Noble Rey Brewing Co.'s contribrewtion to Ales for ALS. The ALS foundation actually donated the hops that were used in the making of this IPA, and a percentage of the brewery sales of the beer will be given back to the foundation. Brewery owner/brewer Chris Rigoulot and LUCK co-owner Jeff Dietzman will accept the ice bucket challenge, and there will be extra ice on hand for anyone else who wants to participate.
What it be: Noble Rey Ales for ALS Release Party and Ice Bucket Challenge
When it do: 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday, January 16
Where dat is: 3011 Gulden Lane, Suite 112
Here's a nice event for those of you whose parents came to visit for the holidays and never left. Get out of the house and into Bishop Arts with this walking food and historical tour, featuring stops and samples at Dallas Grilled Cheese Co., Ten Bells Tavern and Veracruz Mesoamerican Cafe. You'll also learn all about the history of Oak Cliff and the Bishop Arts District — just don't be surprised if the tour guide conveniently omits the Great Puppy Slaughter of '69. Everyone always does. Tickets are $45 per person and do not include alcohol.
What it be: Taste of Bishop Arts Walking Food and Historical Tour
When it do: 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, January 17
Where dat is: You will receive your itinerary via email about 1-3 days before the event, but can call 972-442-6963 or email [email protected] if you need the information sooner.