Barrel aged beers always stir up craft beer lovers, and now Strangeways Dallas has really caused some commotion with their Barrel Week event. All week long, they will have 40 barrel-aged beers on draft to sip and savor. There will be a variety of different styles to try, so get ready to voyage through barrels of flavors.
What: Barrel Week
When: 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Monday-Sunday, April 15-21
Where: Strangeways Dallas, 2429 N. Fitzhugh Ave. (East Dallas)
What better way to spend your Saturday than giving back, and not just giving back to any ol’ thing, but to a local husky rescue center? On Saturday, the event will run from noon till about 9 p.m., with live music, food trucks, ax-throwing and, of course, craft beer. For each Legal Draft brew purchased, a portion of the sale is donated to the local husky rescue. This event is free to attend, family- and pet-friendly, but you must be 21 or older to drink beer.
When: Noon-9 p.m. Saturday, April 20
Where: Legal Draft Beer Co., 500 East Division St., Arlington
Nothing like some delicious Cajun food and local brews as Dirty Job Brewing throws their second annual Mudbugs and Subs crawfish boil. Live music from local artists as well as craft beer and plenty of mudbugs will keep you entertained all day. Your ticket includes your first 2 pounds of crawfish, plus corn and potatoes, a commemorative glass and two beers.
When: 1-10 p.m. Saturday, April 20
Where: Dirty Job Brewing, 117 N. Main St., Mansfield
The chocolate and craft beer lover's dream has come true at Lakewood Brewing Company with their Chocolate Wasted event. Yelibelly Chocolates will have a pop-up at the brewery with beer-infused chocolates and plenty of other sweet treats to pair up with your favorite brews. Get your sweet tooth ready and gear up for some chocolate and beer excitement.
When: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 20
Where: Lakewood Brewing Company, 2302 Executive Drive, Garland
Nothing like a refreshing beer after a nice run, and that's exactly what you'll get at Peticolas Brewing Company on Saturday as they host the 2019 Velvet Hammer 5K. The race starts at 8:30 a.m., with participants receiving shirts, custom finisher medals, a finisher glass and, of course, beer. Be ready to run toward the beer of your choice.
What: Velvet Hammer 5K
When: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20
Where: Peticolas Brewing Company, 1301 Pace St. (Design District)
Easter is upon us, and what better way to watch your kids hunt for eggs than while you sip on some tasty brews? Woodcreek Brewing Company is providing just that opportunity with their Easter egg hunt event with Easter egg hunting and games for the kids as well as for the adults. If you bring candy to the taproom to help fill their plastic eggs, you will receive a $4 beer, and that is true giving and receiving.
When: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, April 20
Where: Woodcreek Brewing Company, 1400 E. Interstate 30, Rockwall
Dogfish Head always brews up some of the best beers on the market, and now they are bringing an array of them to The Common Table in Dallas. There will be more than 20 taps of Dogfish Head beer, with several rare and vintage releases available. Along with the beer will be a special bring-your-own-vinyl session at 5 p.m. and a live performance put on by the Dos Negros at 8 p.m.
What: Dogfishtival IX
When: 4-11 p.m. Saturday, April 20
Where: The Common Table, 2917 Fairmount St. (Uptown)
If you love dumplings, then Rahr and Sons Brewing has the event for you, as they host a dumpling derby pop-up to help them celebrate their one-year anniversary of pop-ups. There will be plenty of dumplings and beer, along with a dumpling-eating contest with prizes. Tickets are $28, which gets you a dumpling bowl, Alchemy Pops and two Rahr beers.
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What: Dumpling Derby Pop-Up
When: 2-3 p.m. Sunday, April 21
Where: Rahr and Sons Brewing, 701 Galveston Ave., Fort Worth