Here's some bad news on the craft beer front. The Dallas Beer Festival, slated for this Saturday, Nov. 19th, was canceled due to poor ticket sales. The festival was meant to be the closing event of the innaugral Dallas Beer Week.
From the organizers:
We’ve done our best to provide incredible craft beer, entertainment, and everything else a great festival brings. You’ve seen other large-scale beer events in Dallas in the last year, which have been sponsored by large-scale breweries you’re familiar with. As avid craft beer fans, we chose to create this festival without these sponsors. However, ticket sales have been extremely slow, and in recent days, it has become increasingly apparent that the financial risk is just too high for us to take. We’d really like to get this right the first time around, but we just haven’t been able to generate the interest this festival needs to succeed this year.
Dallas Beer Week brought craft brewers into Dallas from all over the country and the world, including industry favorites like Dogfish Head, Mikkeller and Oskar Blues. In addition to the now-canceled Dallas Beer Festival, the week has included and will include several beer-themed dinners, tastings and keg tappings. There's still time to participate in many such events, so not all is lost.
But still, this is a sad day for Dallas beer drinkers. Open your favorite brew at home and pour one out for the ill-fated event.