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North Texas craft beer events, week of August 11

Examiner picks of the week
Examiner picks of the week
Jack Mac's Swill & Grill, Rabbit Hole Brewing, Armadillo Ale Works, Kelly's at the Village

Week-long events headline the craft beer calendar this time around, one of which will be happening at the Flying Saucer in Addison. They'll be hosting Wild Ale Week (otherwise known as Pretty Little Wild Things 2) featuring daily tappings of wild and/or sour ales.

In Far North Dallas, nightly specials on beers brewed in North Texas will be the order of the day during the 25 Month Anniversary celebration at Jack Mac's Swill & Grill. A different brewery will be in the spotlight each night through Sunday, and you can check the image above to see the week's schedule.

Speaking of anniversaries, Kelly's at the Village in Allen will be once again sharing the stage with Franconia for a joint celebration on Saturday. As part of the fun, a ceremonial tapping of Franconia Oktoberfest will take place at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are required, which reserves you one glass of beer poured in a Kelly's souvenir logo glass (available at the restaurant).

Elsewhere, a handful of new brew debuts are also on the bill. On Monday, Rabbit Hole rolls out Centennial Pale Ale at the House of Blues in Dallas, while Thursday marks the day Community will serve up samples and announce the name of their new Russian Imperial Stout. Then on Friday and Saturday, three events will celebrate the launch of WunderMelon Kölsch from the guys at Armadillo Ale Works. For details on the latter, be sure to check out the preview article published here in late July.

Monday, August 11

Tuesday, August 12

Wednesday, August 13

  • Flying Saucer, Addison - 5 p.m. - Wild Ale Week featuring Tart Lychee and Yuzu Berlinerweisse from New Belgium.
  • 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 Kellerfest (unfiltered Oktoberfest).
  • Meddlesome Moth, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Special tapping featuring Odell Perle White IPA.
  • WBC Bottle Shop, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.
  • Rugby House, Plano - 6 p.m. - Glass Night*. Selections vary.
  • FM Smokehouse, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Glass Night featuring Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale*.
  • Craft and Growler, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Keep the Glass Night featuring Prairie Artisan Ales*. Scheduled to be tapped: Funky Gold Mosaic, Wine Barrel Noir, Prairie Hop, Prairie Ale, Birra and Bomb!
  • The Ginger Man, Southlake - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring He'Brew Death of a Contract Brewer*.
  • Lakewood Growler, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Tap Takeover featuring Peticolas. Scheduled to be tapped: Sit Down or I'll Sit You Down, Thrilla in Brazilla and Oak Chipped Great Scot!
  • 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 Elvis glass.
  • World of Beer, SMU - 7 p.m. - Martin House Flight Night (contact venue for details).
  • Bone Daddy's, Grapevine - 7 p.m. - Rabbit Hole Beer Dinner ($50pp, peruse the menu in the banner image at the top of the page, then call 817-251-0835 to reserve).

Thursday, August 14

Friday, August 15

Saturday, August 16

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

- Events

  • Meddlesome Moth, Dallas - 12 p.m. - Special tapping featuring Odell FOCOllaboration.
  • Kelly's at the Village, Allen, - 2-7 p.m. - Joint Anniversary Celebration with Franconia featuring a ceremonial tapping of Oktoberfest at 3 p.m. (advance tickets required, available at the restaurant).
  • Craft and Growler, Dallas - 7 p.m. - Armadillo Ale Works WunderMelon Dallas Release Party, with glassware*.
  • Brewed, Ft. Worth - 7 p.m. - Armadillo Ale Works WunderMelon Ft. Worth Release Party, with glassware*.

Sunday, August 17

Further Out:

Items from the Beer in Big D blog:

* Buy the beer, keep the glass.

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