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On tap: DFW craft beer events, week of April 28

Examiner picks of the week
Examiner picks of the week
Holy Grail Pub, Dogfish Head, The Common Table, Ron's Corner Tavern

If you're a fan of "off-centered ales for off-centered people", then this is the week for you. Not one, but two events featuring Dogfish Head (DFH) are on the calendar, beginning with the Dog Days of Spring going on Tuesday at the Holy Grail Pub. That night, the Grail will have four DFH brews on tap, including the ever-popular 120 Minute IPA and my personal favorite, Burton Baton.

Those beers will also be on the menu Saturday at the Common Table (TCT). Now in its fourth year, TCT's Dogfishtival has grown from a tap takeover built around a dozen brewery offerings to a full-on festival serving twice that number. Things get underway at 11 a.m., but check TCT's Facebook page for the day's tapping schedule.

Get through that, and you might consider a trip to Ron's Corner Tavern on Sunday. There, they'll be celebrating that pub's one-year anniversary with special brews, souvenir glasses, free food and live music.

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Monday, April 28

  • World of Beer, Arlington - 5 p.m. - Keep the Pint Night and Randall infusions*.
  • World of Beer, SMU - 6 p.m. - Keep the Pint Night and Randall infusions*.
  • 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.
  • Bonchon, Dallas - 7 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Real Ale*. Scheduled to be tapped: Devil's Backbone, Firemans #4, 4-Squared and Hefeweizen.

Tuesday, April 29

  • The Common Table, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Brewsday Tuesday featuring Avery. Scheduled to be tapped: White Rascal, Maharaja (subject to delivery), Samael's Oak-aged Ale and Tweak.
  • Flying Saucer on the Lake, Garland - 5 p.m. - Tap Night featuring Bridgeport Oak Aged Honey Porter.
  • Londoner, Frisco - 5 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.
  • The Ginger Man, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Breckenridge 471 Small Batch IPA*.
  • The Ginger Man, Ft. Worth - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Firestone Walker DBA*.
  • WBC Bottle Shop, Dallas - 7 p.m. - Beer College: American craft beers class (call 214-828-2873 for more information or to reserve your spot).
  • 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, April 30

Thursday, May 1

Friday, May 2

Saturday, May 3

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

- Events

  • The Common Table, Dallas - 11 a.m. - Dogfishtival featuring 24 brews from Dogfish Head.
  • Holy Grail Pub, Plano - 11 a.m. - Cinco de Taco featuring house-made street tacos paired with seasonal beers.
  • Meddlesome Moth, Dallas - 12 p.m. - Special Tapping. Selections vary.

Sunday, May 4

Further Out:

In case you missed it, news items from last week:

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* Buy the beer, keep the glass.

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