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North Texas craft beer events, week of July 28

Examiner picks of the week
Examiner picks of the week
Holy Grail Pub, Deep Ellum Brewing Co., House of Blues, Lakewood Brewing Co.

Given the rising heat index here in the Metroplex, what could be more appropriate than the return of the Dog Days of Summer event at the Holy Grail Pub. This time around they'll be tapping four brews from Dogfish Head, including the ever-popular 120 Minute IPA.

Speaking of ways to beat the heat, there's nothing better than a brew that goes down easy, and just such a beer happens to be having a birthday later this week. Deep Ellum's Dallas Blonde turns two with a Birthday Blowout event going on Friday at Katy Trail Ice House.

Heading into the weekend, what's being billed as the "ultimate music & craft beer festival" will be happening at the House of Blues on Saturday. Local Brews, Local Grooves will feature tastes and sounds from North Texas brewers and local music acts.

Finally, Sunday marks year two for the Lakewood Brewing Company. They'll celebrate at Goodfriend by tapping nearly twenty different beers, including their anniversary beer, Lion's Share II.

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Monday, July 28

Tuesday, July 29

  • Luck, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Tap Takeover featuring Rabbit Hole, including a special dessert offering; Rapture ice cream.
  • The Common Table, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Brewsday Tuesday. Selections vary.
  • Flying Saucer on the Lake, Garland - 5 p.m. - Tap Night featuring Shiner Prickly Pear.
  • Londoner, Frisco - 5 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.
  • The Ginger Man, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Ommegang Hop House*.
  • The Ginger Man, Ft. Worth - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring St. Feuillien La Blanche*.
  • Holy Grail Pub, Plano - 7 p.m. - Dog Days of Summer featuring brews from Dogfish Head. Scheduled to be tapped: 120 Minute IPA, Aprihop, Midas Touch and Burton Baton.
  • Twin Peaks, Irving - 7 p.m. - Texas On Tap beer dinner ($29pp, purchase tickets here).
  • WBC Bottle Shop, Dallas - 7 p.m. - Beer College: Homebrewing (call 214-828-2873 for information).
  • Pour House, Ft. Worth - 7 p.m. - Brew-ducation/Beer 101. Participants may purchase discounted flights and appetizers.
  • Lucky Lou's, Denton - 9 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.

Wednesday, July 30

  • 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 Oktoberfest.
  • Meddlesome Moth, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Special tapping featuring Ommegang Cooperstown Ale.
  • WBC Bottle Shop, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.
  • Kelly's at the Village, Allen - 5 p.m. - Special tapping featuring "Beers You've Never Tried." Scheduled to be tapped: Abita Baltic Porter, Blue Moon Chimp and New Belgium FOCOllaboration.
  • The Bottom, Ft. Worth - 6 p.m. - Christmas in July featuring Rahr & Sons Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer*.
  • Rugby House, Plano - 6 p.m. - Glass Night*. Selections vary.
  • FM Smokehouse, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Glass Night featuring Ranger Creek Red Headed Stranger*.
  • Craft and Growler, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Keep the Glass Night featuring Rabbit Hole*. Scheduled to be tapped: Mike Modano's 561, Rapture, 10/6 English IPA and Wonderlust.
  • The Ginger Man, Southlake - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring St. Feuillien La Blanche*.
  • Lakewood Growler, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Keep the Glass Night featuring Southern Star Pre-Prohibition Lager*.
  • Ron's Corner Tavern, Bedford - 7 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.
  • Flying Saucer, Addison - 7 p.m. - Brewery Night featuring a Sierra Nevada maritime mug*.
  • Flying Saucer on the Lake, Garland - 7 p.m. - Brewery Night featuring Rahr Summertime Wheat*.
  • Flying Saucer, Ft. Worth - 7 p.m. - Brewery Night featuring Rogness*.
  • The Libertine Bar, Dallas - 7 p.m. - Odell Beer Dinner ($60pp for a five-course menu, call 214-824-7900 to reserve).

Thursday, July 31

Friday, August 1

Saturday, August 2

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

- Events

  • Meddlesome Moth, Dallas - 12 p.m. - Special Tapping featuring Odell Footprint Regionale.
  • House of Blues, Dallas - 4 p.m. - Local Brews, Local Grooves featuring the finest local breweries and bands.

Sunday, August 3

  • Goodfriend, Dallas - 11 a.m. - Lakewood Second Anniversary Bash, featuring well over a dozen brews on tap including the debut of Lion's Share II.
  • Cedar Creek Brewery, Seven Points - 12-6 p.m. - Taproom hours/beer for purchase.
  • Four Corners Brewing Co., Dallas - 5-8 p.m. - Taproom hours/beer for purchase.

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