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North Texas craft beer events, week of August 25

Examiner picks of the week
Examiner picks of the week
Deep Ellum Brewing, Rahr Brewing, 903 Brewers, Cedar Creek Brewery

If you're on the hunt for rarities this week, there may be no better place to be than East Side in Denton as they celebrate their first anniversary on Wednesday. Among the beers expected to be available are Brunch Money from Armadillo Ale Works, Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA and Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout. A number of other casks and vintage brews are also on the menu, which can be seen in full on the Facebook event page.

Elsewhere around town, Deep Ellum Brewing has a pair of notable events happening this week. On Tuesday it's Hopped Up Cinema at Alamo Drafthouse. They'll be screening Army of Darkness, during which attendees purchasing the beer option will enjoy a flight of five DEBC brews. Your array of beers will include a pint of Boomstick, a cask-conditioned Belgian IPA, and a 7-ounce pour of Labor of Love 1. Then on Sunday, it's the third annual Labor of Love Homebrew Competition. Over 40 local homebrewers will be on hand sampling beers made with hops and grain provided by the brewery. Tickets are $30, and can be purchased here.

Another option for Sunday is the Labor Day Backyard Party going on at area Ginger Man locations. Brews from Rahr will be in the spotlight, with those purchasing a beer from the Fort Worth brewer getting a special commemorative glass to take home.

Lastly, supporters of local beer will want to take note of a couple of upcoming releases. Cedar Creek will be launching Gone-A-Rye, originally the brewery's first anniversary brew, as their fifth year-round beer with events at Lakewood Growler on Wednesday and Luck on Friday. Also debuting this week are the first packaged products from 903 Brewers. Bottles of The Chosen One, Sasquatch and Sugar on Top IPA should start to appear at select retailers towards the weekend.

Monday, August 25

Tuesday, August 26

Wednesday, August 27

  • 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 featured beer is Batch 1000 Dry Hopped with Perle.
  • Meddlesome Moth, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Special tapping featuring Odell Mango Habanera Myrcenary.
  • WBC Bottle Shop, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.
  • East Side, Denton - 5 p.m. - 1 Year Anniversary Party featuring special tappings, live music and more.
  • 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 Glass Night featuring Firestone Walker*. Scheduled to be tapped: Parabola and Stickee Monkee.
  • The Ginger Man, Southlake - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Krombacher Dark*.
  • Lakewood Growler, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Tap Takeover featuring Cedar Creek Gone-A-Rye Double IPA.
  • Chef Point Cafe, Watauga - 6:30 p.m. - End of Summer Feast with Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp ($55pp for a four-course menu, call 817-656-0080 to reserve).
  • Ron's Corner Tavern, Bedford - 7 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.
  • Flying Saucer, Addison - 7 p.m. - Brewery Night featuring Brooklyn Fiat Lux*.
  • Flying Saucer on the Lake, Garland - 7 p.m. - Brewery Night featuring Upslope*.
  • Flying Saucer, Ft. Worth - 7 p.m. - Brewery Night featuring Prairie Artisan Ales*.
  • The Libertine Bar, Dallas - 7 p.m. - Lakewood Beer Dinner ($60pp for a five-course menu, call 214-824-7900 to reserve).
  • Bryan Street Tavern, Dallas - 7 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Rabbit Hole*.
  • Pour House, Ft. Worth - 7 p.m. - Prairie Artisan Ales Beer Dinner ($100pp for a five-course menu, call 682-597-5700 to reserve).

Thursday, August 28

Friday, August 29

Saturday, August 30

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

- Events

Sunday, August 31

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