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North Texas craft beer events for the week of June 9

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Looking over the schedule, this is one of those weeks that offers up a little bit of everything. There will be debut brews, beer dinners and beer festivals to along with the regular array of happenings going on around town.

It's launch weekend for the area's newest craft brewery, as the Collective Brewing Project out of Fort Worth will be debuting with events on Thursday at Brewed, and Friday at Pour House. Come out and meet the brewers as they pour their inaugural releases, Mustache Rye'd and Pale Galaxy.

If that's not enough to quench your thirst for something new, two other local breweries have got you covered. Fracker Barrel One, a stout aged in red wine barrels from Revolver, will be appearing on Wednesday at Craft and Growler and Friday at the Bearded Lady. The latter venue will also be among those tapping Peticolas' new World Cup-inspired brew on Thursday, along with the Addison Saucer and the Holy Grail Pub.

On the culinary side of things, Wednesday night features a Shmaltz Beer Dinner with owner Jeremy Cowan at the Dallas Beer Kitchen. One night later on Thursday, it's Central Market's turn to host as they'll have a Brooklyn Brewery Beer Dinner at their Lovers Lane location.

The Central Market event is part of their two week-long Beer Fest celebration. Formerly called Brewniversity (among other things), the festival dates have changed from their usual fall scheduling, but the details remain the same. Daily meet and greets will be the predominant activity, with a few dinners and special tastings mixed in for good measure. Check the schedule at your local store for the complete rundown: Dallas Lovers, Dallas Preston Royal, Fort Worth, Plano, Southlake.

Once the weekend rolls around, head up to the Town of Little Elm for their Craft Brew & Que Festival. Set for Saturday at Little Elm Park on the shores of Lake Lewisville, this first-time event will feature beer from over 30 breweries, traditional and exotic BBQ vendors and live music.

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Monday, June 9

Tuesday, June 10

Wednesday, June 11

  • Independent Ale Works, Krum - 4-7 p.m. - Taproom hours/beer for purchase.
  • Community Beer Co., Dallas - 5-8 p.m. - Brewery open house and tour.
  • Four Corners Brewing Co., Dallas - 5-10 p.m. - Taproom hours/beer for purchase.
  • Rahr & Sons Brewing Co., Ft. Worth - 5 p.m. - Weekly tour and tasting ($10pp). This week's specialty beer is Dry Hopped Pride of Texas Pale Ale.
  • Meddlesome Moth, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Special tapping featuring Real Ale Four Squared.
  • WBC Bottle Shop, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Deep Ellum Neato Bandito*.
  • World of Beer, SMU - 5 p.m. - Odell Brewery Night (contact venue for details).
  • Kelly's at the Village, Allen - 6 p.m. - Luxury Flights featuring 120 Minute IPA and Red & White from Dogfish Head, along with Kentucky Breakfast Stout and Old Curmudgeon from Founders.
  • Rugby House, Plano - 6 p.m. - Glass Night*. Selections vary.
  • FM Smokehouse, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Glass Night*. Selections vary.
  • Craft and Growler, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Keep the Growler/Glass Night featuring Revolver*. Scheduled to be tapped: Mullet Cutter, Sidewinder, Blood and Honey, High Brass, Revolver Bock, 2012 Mother's Little Fracker Reserve, 2013 Mother's Little Fracker and the debut of Fracker Barrel One.
  • The Ginger Man, Southlake - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Samuel Adams Summer Ale*.
  • The Ginger Man, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Brewery Night featuring Upslope.
  • Lakewood Growler, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Keep the Glass Night featuring Rahr & Sons*.
  • The Bearded Lady, Ft. Worth - 6 p.m. - Special tapping of Rahr Hatch Chile Blonde.
  • Ron's Corner Tavern, Bedford - 7 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.
  • Flying Saucer, all locations - 7 p.m. - Brewery Night featuring the 2014 Saucer Father's Day glass.
  • Brewed, Ft. Worth - 7 p.m. - Bingo & Brews featuring Cedar Creek.
  • Dallas Beer Kitchen, Dallas - 7 p.m. - Shmaltz Beer Dinner with owner Jeremy Cowan ($45pp for a three-course menu, call 214-484-2481 to reserve).
  • Jack & Grill, Roanoke - Pint Night featuring Oskar Blues*.

Thursday, June 12

Friday, June 13

Saturday, June 14

- Weekly brewery tours (each admission includes a logo glass)

- Events

  • Meddlesome Moth, Dallas - 12 p.m. - Special Tapping of Real Ale Mysterium Verum N√łkken.
  • Little Elm Park, Little Elm - 4-10 p.m. - Craft Brew & Que Festival ($25pp, purchase tickets here).
  • The Ginger Man, Ft. Worth - 6 p.m. - Brewery Night featuring Upslope.

Sunday, June 15

Further Out:

In case you missed it, items from the Beer in Big D blog:

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* Buy the beer, keep the glass.

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