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On tap: DFW craft beer events, week of April 7

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Beer dinners, a pair of unique small-scale festivals and an inaugural tour highlight this week's events in the North Texas craft beer community.

On the culinary front, Deep Ellum will be the featured brewery on Tuesday night for a four-course beer and food pairing at the Boxwood Tap & Grill. Two nights later, Mike Modano and KVIL's Tony Zazza will host a dinner at SĒR Steak + Spirits with brews from Rabbit Hole. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Mike Modano Foundation and the Zazza Community Foundation.

Come the weekend, Saturday options include the 4th Annual Starkbierfest at the Common Table, where you'll enjoy all things German, as well as the Cranks & Craft Beer Festival going on at Pour House Fort Worth.

Also happening on Saturday is the first ever public tour at the Grapevine Craft Brewery in Farmers Branch. Note that for this event (and future tours as well), tickets must be purchased in advance by way of TicketLeap.

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Monday, April 7

Tuesday, April 8

  • The Common Table, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Brewsday Tuesday featuring Odell. Scheduled to be tapped: Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA, Loose Leaf American Session Ale and St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale.
  • Flying Saucer on the Lake, Garland - 5 p.m. - Tap Night featuring Upslope Imperial IPA.
  • Burger Girl, Frisco - 5 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.
  • Londoner, Frisco - 5 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Staropramen*.
  • World of Beer, Arlington - 5 p.m. - Lakewood Brewery Night. Scheduled to be tapped: Till & Toil, Bourbon Barrel Temptress and Lion's Share I.
  • World of Beer, SMU, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Ommegang Game of Thrones Night featuring a special tapping of Fire and Blood Red Ale with special glassware*.
  • The Ginger Man, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Ballast Point Sculpin IPA*.
  • The Ginger Man, Ft. Worth - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Breckenridge 471 Small Batch IPA*.
  • The Ginger Man, Southlake - 6 p.m. - Martin House Brewery Night.
  • Whole Foods Park Lane, Dallas - 7 p.m. - Brewery Night featuring Oskar Blues*. Scheduled to be tapped: Gubna and Bourbon Barrel Aged Ten Fidy.
  • WBC Bottle Shop, Dallas - 7 p.m. - Beer College: American craft beers class (call 214-828-2873 for information).
  • Pour House, Ft. Worth - 7 p.m. - Brew-ducation/Beer 101. Participants may purchase discounted flights and appetizers.
  • Boxwood Tap & Grille, Dallas - 7 p.m. - Deep Ellum Beer Dinner (menu, $55pp, call 214-220-2901 to reserve).
  • Lucky Lou's, Denton - 9 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.

Wednesday, April 9

Thursday, April 10

Friday, April 11

Saturday, April 12

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

- Events

  • Meddlesome Moth, Dallas - 12 p.m. - Special Tapping featuring Mikkeller I Beat yoU.
  • Pour House, Ft. Worth - 12-6 p.m. - Cranks and Craft Beer Festival benefitting the Fort Worth Mountain Bikers' Association.
  • The Common Table, Dallas - 1 p.m. - 4th Annual Starkbierfest featuring live German music, German food and beer.
  • Total Wine Park Lane, Dallas - 3-5 p.m. - A Good Kick in the Can beer class ($15pp, purchase tickets here).

Sunday, April 13

Further Out:

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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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