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On tap: DFW craft beer events, week of December 30

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This week, many of the establishments who regularly appear in the event listings are pulling out all the stops for their respective New Year's Eve celebrations. In addition to beer dinners at LUCK, the Holy Grail and the Common Table, rare tappings and bottle releases will happening all over town come Tuesday night.

Keep in mind there may be things going on at other venues not listed here (some because they haven't been posted, and others because they only mention champagne and not beer in their event post), so be sure to check with your local pub if they don't appear in the schedule below. Also, recognizing that Wednesday is a holiday and that some places may be closed, only those who have posted events have been included on New Year's Day.

Lastly, as another year draws to a close, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who continue to read and follow this column, along with my posts on All the best for a safe and prosperous New Year!


Monday, December 30

  • World of Beer, Arlington - 5 p.m. - Monday Fun Day featuring glassware giveaways and a special randallized brew. Check with venue for details.
  • The Ginger Man, Plano - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Real Ale*.
  • 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).

Tuesday, December 31

  • T&P Tavern, Ft. Worth - 4 p.m. - New Year's Eve Event. Scheduled to be tapped: Martin House Sugar & Spice, Rahr Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer, Lakewood Bourbon Barrel Temptress, Chimay White, Southern Tier Iniquity, and six brews from Dogfish Head (Burton Baton, 120 Minute IPA, Chateau Jiahu, Birra Etrusca, Noble Rot and Rhizing Bines).
  • Flying Saucer on the Lake, Garland - 5 p.m. - Tap Night featuring Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout.
  • Londoner, Frisco - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Rahr Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer*.
  • Holy Grail Pub, Plano - 6 & 8:30 p.m. - New Year's Eve Beer Dinner, seatings at 6 and 8:30 p.m. ($65pp, call 972-377-6633 to reserve).
  • Flying Saucer, Addison - 7 p.m. - '80s Prom Night New Year's Eve Party featuring 13 rare brews released at 7 and 10 p.m.
  • The Common Table, Dallas - 7 & 9 p.m. - New Year's Eve Beer Dinner, seatings at 7 and 9 p.m. (sold out, but email to check for cancellations).
  • Dallas Beer Kitchen, Dallas - 7 p.m. - New Year's Eve Party. Scheduled to be tapped: Brasserie Dupont Avec les Bons Voeux, Ballast Point Habenero Sculpin and Prairie Noir. Brooklyn Black Ops will also be available in bottles.
  • LUCK, Dallas - 7-10 p.m. - Peticolas New Year's Eve Beer Dinner ($100pp, call 469-250-0679 to reserve).
  • World of Beer SMU, Dallas - 8 p.m. - New Year's Eve featuring draft beer specials and a beer shot toast at midnight.
  • World of Beer, Arlington - 8 p.m. - New Year's Eve featuring special brews on draft.
  • The Bearded Lady, Ft. Worth - 9 p.m. - A Barrel Aged New Year's Eve. Scheduled to be tapped: Rahr Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer (9 p.m.), Laughing Dog Bourbon Barrel Aged Dogfather (10 p.m.), Real Ale Benedictum (11 p.m.) and Prairie Noir (midnight).
  • Meddlesome Moth, Dallas - 10 p.m. - Special tappings of Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA, 2012 North Coast Grand Cru and Brasserie Dupont Avec les Bons Voeux at 10, 11 and midnight respectively. Bottle pours of Deschutes Black Butte XXV (10 p.m.) and 2011 Samuel Adams Utopias (11 p.m.) will also be available.
  • Ron's Corner Tavern, Bedford - New Year's Eve special tapping. Vote for either Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout or The Abyss from Deschutes on Ron's Facebook page.

Wednesday, January 1 - Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 2

Friday, January 3

Saturday, January 4

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

- Events

Sunday, January 5

Further Out:

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

* Buy the beer, keep the glass.

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