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North Texas craft beer events, week of June 16

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If you missed it last week, tonight may be the night to get in on a glass of Peticolas newest beer, Thrilla in Brazilla. It'll be tapping at a number of locations in association with the USA's first game at the World Cup.

Speaking of new beers, the latest national brand to hit taps in Texas will be doing so beginning tonight at the Common Table and the Holy Grail Pub, then continuing at other venues later in the week. The San Tan Brewing Company out of Arizona will be debuting with brews like Mr. Pineapple and HopShock IPA.

Heading towards the weekend, this week marks the first anniversary of the Dallas Beer Kitchen. They'll be celebrating with special tappings and glassware giveaways beginning Thursday night, and running through Saturday. Check the schedule below for a full rundown of what's expected to be available.

On Saturday, the Meddlesome Moth continues what has been a month-long celebration of the Real Ale Brewing Company. They'll be hosting Beer Lunch that day featuring five beers and a four-course meal. See the menu here, then call 214-628-7900 to reserve your spot.

Also Saturday, it's the second annual Best Little Brewfest in Texas. Happening in Old Town Lewisville beginning at 4 p.m., the event will play host to a number of the area's newest breweries, as well as some expected to open in the next year (note, unlicensed breweries will not be serving beer). Tickets are $35pp (or $45pp for VIP) and can be purchased here.

Finally, keep in mind that Beer Fest rolls on at area Central Market locations. Check the listings for your local store to see what's happening: (Dallas Lovers, Dallas Preston Royal, Fort Worth, Plano, Southlake).

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Monday, June 16

Tuesday, June 17

Wednesday, June 18

Thursday, June 19

Friday, June 20

  • Flying Saucer, Ft. Worth - 4 p.m. - Tap Night. Selections vary.
  • Cedar Creek Brewery, Seven Points - 4-9 p.m. - Taproom hours/beer for purchase.
  • Community Beer Co., Dallas - 5-10 p.m. - Taproom hours/beer for purchase.
  • Four Corners Brewing Co., Dallas - 5-10 p.m. - Taproom hours/beer for purchase.
  • Lonestar Beverages, Carrollton - 5 p.m. - Weekly tasting. Selections vary.
  • The Brass Tap, Ft. Worth - 5 p.m. - World Cup watching party featuring Four Corners.
  • Cobra Brewing Co., Lewisville - 6-10 p.m. - Taproom hours/beer for purchase.
  • Rugby House, Plano - 6 p.m. - Firkin Friday featuring Rahr Hatch Chili Blonde.
  • Dallas Beer Kitchen, Dallas - 6 p.m. - First Anniversary Celebration featuring DBK glassware*. Scheduled to be tapped: Lakewood French Quarter Temptress, Lakewood Lemon Ginger Rock Ryder, New Belgium La Folie, Boulevard Saison Brett and Deschutes Mirror Mirror. Firestone Walker Parabola will also be available in bottles.

Saturday, June 21

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

- Events

  • Cobra Brewing Co., Lewisville - 12 p.m. - Six Month Anniversary Party featuring the release of the brewery's summer beer, a honey rye ale called The Honeymooner.
  • Meddlesome Moth, Dallas - 12 p.m. - Special Tapping of Real Ale 18th Anniversary Gose., as well as a Real Ale Beer Lunch ($35pp for a four-course menu, call 214-628-7900 to reserve).
  • Total Wine, Dallas - 3 p.m. - Support Your Local Craft Breweries beer class ($15pp, purchase tickets here).
  • Old Town Lewisville, Lewisville - 4 p.m. - Best Little Brewfest in Texas (purchase tickets here).
  • Central Market, Ft. Worth - 4-7 p.m. - Rahr Tap Takeover featuring a limited edition growler giveaway.
  • Dallas Beer Kitchen, Dallas - 6 p.m. - First Anniversary Celebration featuring special tappings of Community Amarillo Dry Hopped Public Ale, Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout, Prairie Bomb!, Real Ale Mysterium Verum Nøkken. Prairie Noir will also be available in bottles.
  • Central Market, Ft. Worth - 6:30 p.m. - Alaskan Brewery Beer Dinner ($65pp, see menu and purchase tickets here).

Sunday, June 22

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.

Contact me via email at planocraftbeer@yahoo.com, or follow me on Twitter and Facebook. You can also keep up with local craft beer news by visiting my website at BeerinBigD.com.

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