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On tap: DFW craft beer events, week of April 14

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While the code "4/20" may have a whole other meaning, this week's calendar has a few entries that suggest it's also a great day to enjoy a craft beer. Special tappings of Stone Enjoy By 04.20.14 IPA are on the menu at the Flying Saucer on the Lake on Tuesday, as well as at the Addison Flying Saucer on Thursday. In between those, visit any of the three area Flying Saucers for Brewery Night on Wednesday, and you'll take home that pub's commemorative 4/20 glass.

Should you find yourself with a case of the munchies, beer dinners will be served at a number of local venues this week. Monday has the recurring Pour Man's Beer Dinner at the Common Table, along with a tasting event featuring Odell at Urban Crust. Two nights later, Wednesday happenings include pairings with Franconia at Primebar Dallas and Rahr at The Little Red Wasp in Fort Worth. Then on Thursday, it's an Oskar Blues Beer Dinner/Dumb & Dumber Movie Quote Along, which will be going on at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Richardson.

Once the weekend rolls around, be sure to catch a ride on the Dallas Brew Bus. They'll be visiting Franconia, 903 Brewers and the Community Beer Company as they tour the Great White North (purchase tickets here).

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Monday, April 14

  • World of Beer, Arlington - 5 p.m. - Keep the Pint Night and Randall infusions*.
  • World of Beer, SMU - 6 p.m. - Real Ale 4 Squared Night. Scheduled to be tapped: 4 Squared, Firemans 4, Hefeweizen, Phoenixx ESB, Devil's Backbone and Blakkr.
  • The Ginger Man, Plano - 6 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.
  • The Common Table, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Pour Man's Beer Dinner featuring a flight of four beers paired with four courses for just $29 (check out the menu here).
  • Pour House, Ft. Worth - 7 p.m. - Chalice Night*. Selections vary.
  • Urban Crust, Plano - Odell Beer Tasting (call 972-509-1400 for more information).

Tuesday, April 15

Wednesday, April 16

  • 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 Midnight Cab infused with Sage Blackberry Tea.
  • Little Red Wasp Kitchen + Bar, Ft. Worth - 5-7 p.m. - Beer and Food Pairing featuring Rahr & Sons, $16pp gets you a 6-ounce pour of Rahr brews paired with small food samples.
  • Meddlesome Moth, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Special tapping featuring Lagunitas Cask Conditioned Daytime IPA.
  • Kelly's at the Village, Allen - 5 p.m. - Glass Night*. Selections vary.
  • Rugby House, Plano - 5:30 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.
  • World of Beer, SMU, Dallas - 6 p.m. - New Belgium/Cigar City Night featuring their Lips of Faith collaboration beer, including glassware from both breweries. Also on tap: 1554, Fat Tire, Snapshot, Gruit and Wild Dubbel.
  • FM Smokehouse, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Texas Glass Night featuring Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA*.
  • Craft and Growler, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Keep the Glass Night featuring (512) Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter*.
  • The Ginger Man, Southlake - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring a selection from the Duvel Collection*.
  • WBC Bottle Shop, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Lakewood, including a pint glass designed by the brewery's Marketing and Events Manager Craig Bradley*.
  • Primebar, Dallas - 7 p.m. - Franconia Beer Dinner (call 214-296-4437 for more information).
  • The Bearded Lady, Ft. Worth - 7 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.
  • 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 4/20 glass*.

Thursday, April 17

Friday, April 18

Saturday, April 19

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

- Events

Sunday, April 20

Further Out:

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

* 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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