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It's North Texas Beer Week — Here Are the Best of This Week's Many, Many Events

Now that the election is over, it's finally time Dallas to unite again over our favorite thing: beer. The annual North Texas Beer Week kicks off Friday with events taking place across the DFW area. But rather than digging fruitlessly through hundreds of events, here's a rundown of events that stand out. Events in bold are editor's picks.

Friday, Nov. 11
Julia Pearl Beer, Bacon and Bourbon Festival
Up in Plano, executive chef Jermaine Brown will be serving up a five-course tasting menu of Southern comforts, while Rob Holbert & Company will keep the groove going with live music. And in between bites of delicious bacon-laced dishes, guests can sample various beers and bourbons from around the country. Tickets can be purchased here for $50. (2301 N. Central Expressway)

Martin House Brewing Co. Gummies, Queens and Gose flight
From 6 to 9 p.m., Luck will be offering a flight of gummy treats, made in house, paired with Martin House's Queen of the Mist (Tart Cherries), Queen of the Mist (Prickly Pear), Queen of the Mist (Black Currant), and Salty Lady Gose. Martin House's head brewer, Cody Martin will also be on hand to answer your questions about his brews. (220 S Sylvania Ave. #209, Fort Worth)

Pounds & Pints at CiboDivino
Starting on Friday, and available through Sunday, guests can choose between CiboDivino’s savory rib eye or boneless NY strip served with braised cabbage, potatoes as well as a side salad and pint for $29.99. (1868 Sylvan Ave.)


North Texas Beer Week Kick Off Party
Starting at 6 p.m., hit up one of Deep Ellum's newest bars, Dots Hop House and Cocktail Courtyard, located between Braindead Brewing and The Bomb Factory. The bar has 99 craft beer taps and 75 whiskeys with a full kitchen, as well as 10,000 square feet of dog-friendly outdoor space. (2645 Commerce St.)

Oaty McOatface Beer and Bacon Pairing at Texas Ale Project
From 5 to 8 p.m., Texas Ale Project is releasing their Oaty McOatface oatmeal stout with Pouring Glory Growler Fill Station & Grill staff on site making bacon. For $20, you can get a flight of T.A.P. beer and paired with bacon. (1001 N. Riverfront Blvd.)

Community's Macallan Barrel Aged Legion Release
Community has been aging their Russian imperial stout in Macallan Scotch whisky barrels for a whole year, and are releasing it in their taproom starting at 5 p.m. Expect it to have notes of chocolate, coffee, oak and peat. There will also be specialty gold foil BA Legion Tulip glassware on a first-come basis. More info can be found here. (1530 Inspiration Drive #200)

2016 North Texas Beer Week Kick Off Karbach KR&D Fresh Nugs Pint Night
Starting at 7 p.m., Old Chicago at Mockingbird Station will be hosting a Karbach KR&D release called Fresh Nug, which is a hop pale ale brewed with Cascade and Citra hops overnighted from the state of Washington. Karbach's KR&D Series allows employees from all areas of the company the opportunity to pitch ideas for new, inventive releases as draught-only experiments. (5319 N. Central Expressway)


Freaky Firkin Friday at OHB
From 4 to 8 p.m., Oak Highlands Brewery will be selling a firkin of a Belgian IPA with Simcoe and Mittelfruh hops. This will only be available on Friday in their taproom. (10484 Brockwood Road)

Saturday, Nov. 12
Untapped Festival
Untapped Festival, Texas’ hugely popular craft beer and music festival, will celebrate five years of beer and music at Fair Park. This year’s Untapped will feature over 100 breweries and more than 400 different beers, along with music from bands like TV on the Radio. Tickets can be found here. Doors for Stout/VIP admission are at 2:30 p.m. and general admission starts at 3:30 p.m.

Community's Saturday Tour & Open House
While many breweries are doing their standard tours on Saturdays, Community will be offering many yet-to-be-announced special beers for North Texas Beer Week, in addition to their normal lineup. Admission begins at 2 p.m., which includes three drink tokens.

Angie's Friends Dog Adoption Event at OHB
From noon to 6 p.m., Oak Highlands Brewery will host an Angie's Friends dog adoption event, along with food available from Double M BBQ.

Lakewood Brewing Lion Share III Pint Night
Starting at 7 p.m. at Old Chicago at Mockingbird Station, Lakewood's Lion Share III will be on tap. An old ale aged in red wine barrels and coming in at 9 percent ABV, this is Lakewood's third anniversary brew. Made with a combination of prolonged aging and old brewing methods, it's aged for 3 to 4 months in Napa Valley red wine barrels, the beer should have notes of port wine and dried fruit.

Noble Rey at the Dallas Farmers Market's Grand Opening
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Noble Rey's Farmers Market location will finally open. This has been anticipated for months, and finally provides the Farmers Market with an excellent craft beer bar.

Op. Bravo at Shannon Brewing Co.
From noon to 7 p.m., Shannon Brewing Co. in Keller is partnering with Homebrew 4 Heroes to host Op. Bravo, a BJCP-sanctioned homebrew competition and "hero recognition" event. Op. Bravo allows brewers to pour their beer for heroes, get immediate feedback and provides them a chance to say thank you in person. Heroes (current and former members of any branch of the military along with police, fire and EMT) will play beer judge for the day and will cast their votes for their favorite beer. Hero-for-a-day wristbands will also be available for purchase ($7). These will allow any guest to sample the beers being submitted in the people's choice category. (818 N. Main St., Keller)

Sunday, Nov. 13
HopFusion Ale Works Dallas Launch Party at Luck
All day Sunday, Luck will host the Dallas release of HopFusion Ale Works. As mentioned before, this is a brewery worth checking out. Luck will have the following beers on tap along with a special food pairing flight options: Feisty Blonde Honey Vanilla Blonde Ale (8.27 percent ABV), Hairpin Rye Pale Ale (6.38 percent ABV), Steampipe Black Rye IPA (7.81 percent ABV) and Fur Slipper Imperial Milk Stout (8.63 percent ABV). The Feisty Honey Vanilla Blonde is highly recommended. (3011 Gulden Lane #112)

The Spin Room Festival at On Rotation
From noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday, On Rotation will celebrate North Texas Beer Week with their own festival. When the taproom doors open, On Rotation will have all 16 taps set up with their own On Rotation brews. Some will be old favorites but many will be brand new releases. Be sure to check out what's on tap ahead of time here. (7328 Gaston Ave. #110)

Wild Acre Growler Night at Social Pie
Starting at 5 p.m., if you fill a growler with any of the Wild Acre Beers, you can keep the growler for free. Which is something worth doing, especially if you have been debating about pulling the trigger on a growler. (5855 Maple Ave.)

Sunday Funday with Peticolas Brewing at Lakewood Growler
Starting at 2 p.m., Lakewood Growler will be tapping a rare cask of Velvet Hammer with cherries. They will also have on tap: Velvet Hammer, Golden Opportunity, Sit Down or I'll Sit You Down, Royal Scandal, Too Soon, A Lost Epic, Prime Minister, Operation Collaboration and Wintervention. So, for fans of Peticolas, it doesn't get much better than this. (6448 E. Mockingbird Lane)

Jam Band and Brewtails at The Ginger Man in Lakewood
Starting at 3 p.m., The Ginger Man in Lakewood's house Jam Band has 20-plus musicians who play songs across all genres and eras. They will also be serving "brunch brewtails" with their live music. On this Sunday, they will have a michelada with Martin House's Salty Lady, a beer-mosa with Bavik Pilsner and fresh squeezed orange juice, and a house sangria with a California cab and fresh fruit. (6341 La Vista Drive)

Monday, Nov. 14
NTX Beer Week at Whiskey Cake in Plano
Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar in Plano will be celebrating all week with specials on their beer and bar bites parings that will be available all day; selections include short rib poutine, Thai pork belly sliders and farm toast. They will also be tapping Firestone Walker 19th Anniversary on Tuesday; DEBC's newest beer, The Fascinating Bellman, on Wednesday; and Karbach's Bourbon Barrel Hellfighter with Chocolate on Friday. (3601 Dallas Parkway)

North Texas Beer Week Trailblazers Panel at Lakewood Brewing Co.'s Taproom
From 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., a who's-who of local brewing talent will share their thoughts and advice about the DFW beer scene. Tickets will be limited to 75 seats. All ticketed guests will receive entry, three beers and a food ticket good for one meal. Tickets cost $28 and can be purchased here. Panelists will include: Fritz Rahr (Rahr & Sons), Dennis Wehrmann (Franconia), Jamie Fulton (Community), Tim Deemer (Lakewood), Dan Heinzerling (Humperdinks), Keith Schlabs (Flying Saucers), Rick Ali (Lone Star Bevs) and Brian Brown (beer historian). (2302 Executive Drive, Garland)

Pour Man's Beer Dinner with The Collective Brewing Project
From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., The Common Table will offer four off-menu courses and four Collective Brewing Project beers all for $29. The menu has not been announced, but they will have Collective's Brett SMaSHY IPA, End of the Weak chocolate milk stout, Rosemary and Peach Bier de Garde and a mixed sour culture beer called Wood Folk. (2917 Fairmount St.)

Women of Craft Beer Happy Hour and Q&A
At Braindead Brewing, from 6-9 p.m., some of the women representing the various aspects of North Texas beer — including production, sales, management and distribution — will be on hand for happy hour and a Q&A session. (2625 Main St.)

Lakewood & Rahr dual pairing Cheesecake Flight
From 6 to 10 p.m. at Luck, they will be pairing Sin Mint Temptress and Punkel from Lakewood Brewing Co. as well as Tenderfoot (barley wine) and the 12th anniversary beer (barrel-aged wheat wine with cherries) from Rahr & Sons Brewing Co., along with inspired offerings from Your Favorite Cheesecake.

Communal Beer Dinner at Community
Starting at 7 p.m., Community Beer Co. will host a beer dinner. Community has been brewing and cellaring rare beers for the event and will work with yet-to-be-named local farmers and chefs for the dinner in their brewery's production facility. Tickets are extremely limited and can be found here.

The Mixmaster featuring Bishop Cider at On Rotation
Running from 6-10 p.m., On Rotation will be combining beers and ciders into unique beer cocktails. This event will feature selected ciders from Dallas' Bishop Cider Co.

Wild Acre Invades State & Allen
Starting at 5 p.m., Fort Worth's Wild Acre will be taking over the taps at State & Allen, offering glassware & swag — yet another event at which to stock up on beer glasses. Nick Rallo suggests ordering the turkey burger. (2400 Allen St.)

Sierra Nevada Pint Night (Featuring Narwhal glassware)
From 7-9 p.m., Old Chicago at Mockingbird Station will feature Sierra Nevada's Narwhal with pint glass, which will be limited in supply. Narwhal is a 10.2 percent ABV imperial stout with a serious malt flavor, notes of espresso, baker’s cocoa, roasted grain and a light hint of smoke.

Funky Fermentables Symposium at Craft Beer Cellar
From 6-8:30 p.m., East Dallas' new craft beer bar and bottle shop, Craft Beer Cellar, will offer special sour beer and Southern cheese pairings, described as a "casual tasting event." Special guest, Ali Hammer-Cameron from North Carolina, where she has spent the past six months making cheese, will have artisanal cheeses paired with sour beers. CBC will be featuring a cheese called Rowdy Gentleman that has been bathed with a sour beer daily for two months, giving it a robust, yet slightly sweet flavor. CBC will also feature Bayerischer Berliner-Weisse, Boulevard Love Child #7, Hanssens Lambic Experimental Cassis, Deep Ellum Play Date and a secret beer they have yet to announce. (6324 Gaston Ave.)

Peticolas Brewing Tap Takeover at Cedar Springs Tap House

From 6-9 p.m., Cedar Springs Tap House we will be feature Peticolas' Velvet Hammer on tap, as well as Sit Down Or I'll Sit You Down. They will also be offering a daily special of chicken fried chicken (or steak) with gravy and mashed potatoes for $11.99. (4123 Cedar Springs Road #100)

Tuesday, Nov. 15
Spuds & Suds at CiboDivino
From Tuesday, Nov. 15 to Sunday, Nov. 20, CiboDivino will offer a different special each day during this series – a craft beer paired with a unique potato-centric dish. Many of the featured beers represent local DFW breweries with the exception of two special features from Italy and Colorado.

Big Beers, Barleywines, & Belgian Brewsday Tuesday at The Common Table
Starting at 6 p.m., The Common Table will be tapping Bourbon County Rye Regal Stout, Deschutes Abyss, Community Divinity, Community's MacAllen BA Legion and Lakewood's Thread Spinner.

Brewpub Night at Braindead Brewing
Starting at 6 p.m., Braindead will host beers from various DFW brewpubs like Brash, Chimera Brewing Co, Small Brewpub and more. This is a great chance to try a number of beers without traveling all over the city.

The Road to Nowhere with BrainDead Brewing and The Common Table
After purchasing a ticket, attendees will meet at The Common Table at 5:30 to drink for an hour, then get on a 55-person charter bus where they will be driven around. During that time, staff will serve beer, have some fun, and attendees will enjoy a surprise or two. Then, attendees will drink at BrainDead for an hour and a half, eat, and then drink brewpub beer from BrainDead or one of the other featured brewpubs. After that, they will get back on the charter bus, drive around again, open more bottles, and then finally get back to The Common table by 9 p.m.-ish for more drinking. Tickets are $45 and can be bought here.

Beer & Cheese: A Fellowship of Fermented Foods
From 6:30 to 9 p.m., The Taproom at Lakewood Brewing Co. will have Tyler Coenen from Scardello Artisan Cheese guide drinkers and cheese fans through the different flavors and types of cheese and how they pair with craft beers. Attendees will sample four different brews and see how each cheese is complimented or changes with the beer it's paired with. The 50 available tickets are just $30 and include a complimentary pint of beer, four 5 oz. samples of beer and eight different cheeses (two paired with each beer.) Expect to enjoy limited beer offerings from Lakewood Brewing, too.

Craft Beer & Artisan Cheese Pairing at Community Beer Co.
Starting at 6 p.m., Community will have a special North Texas Beer Week edition of their Craft Beer and Artisan Cheese Pairing. Ali Morgan, from Prodigal Farms, will be pairing four special edition craft brews with a complimentary and contrasting cheese. Tickets are $30.

Peticolas Vs. The World Trivia at On Rotation

From 7:30-9 p.m., On Rotation has challenged Peticolas Brewing Co. to join in a trivia battle in honor of North Texas Beer Week. Bring a trivia team and go up against Team Peticolas in taproom trivia while enjoying a special keg of Great Scot that has been aged to commemorate Peticolas' previous GABF gold medal win.

Green Flash Pint Night Plus Karaoke
Starting at 7 p.m. at Old Chicago at Mockingbird Station, Green Flash will have a special tapping of the West Coast IPA poured in a Vintage Rayon Vert Goblet until 9 PM. Karaoke will then start at 9 p.m. and run until close.

Revolver Yam Dankee Beer Launch and Rare Tappings
Starting at 6 p.m., Craft and Growler will be tapping Revolver's newest beer: Yam Dankee, a sweet potato IPA. They will also have Revolver's Sangre Y Miel, Ouroboros and Blood and Honey on tap. (3601 Parry Ave.)

Revolver Tap Takeover and Geeks Who Drink Trivia at Cedar Springs Tap House
From 6-9 p.m., Tap Takeover will feature Revolver Brewing, tapping Blood & Honey, Death Ray IPA and Yam Dankee. It's also a pint night, so beers will come with a collectible glass to take home. That night also features Geeks Who Drink Trivia from 7-9 p.m.


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