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On tap: DFW craft beer events, week of December 9

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This week, there's just something about Saturday. It's a day of firsts, with debuts, anniversaries, and the start of a weeklong tapping event featuring one of craft beer's most popular breweries. It's a day of lasts as well, with the final beer festival of the season happening that afternoon.

During the day, options include the beginning of the 12 Dogfish Days of December at the Addison Flying Saucer, the re-scheduled 1 Year Anniversary Party at the World of Beer SMU, and the Dallas Winter Warmer at Main Street Garden Park. Details on the latter can be found in an article published last week on the Beer in Big D blog, a link to which can be found at the bottom of the page. For tickets, visit the festival website.

Come evening, North Texas will officially be home to 15 breweries with the debut of the Rabbit Hole Brewing Company. To celebrate, the brewery will hold back-to-back events in Denton featuring the release of their first two beers. First up, it's the launch of Mike Modano's 561 Kolsch-style beer, starting at 5 p.m. at Oak St. Drafthouse. Following that, it's just a short walk to the East Side Social Club, where they'll be tapping Rapture Fusion Brown Ale at 7 p.m. Buy the beer, keep the glass at both locations.

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Monday, December 9

  • 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 Saint Arnold Christmas 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 10

  • The Common Table, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Brewsday Tuesday featuring holiday brews. Scheduled to be tapped: St. Bernardus Christmas Ale, Scaldis Noël, Delirium Noël and Ommegang Adoration.
  • Londoner, Frisco - 5 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.
  • Flying Saucer on the Lake, Garland - 5 p.m. - Tap Night featuring De Proef/Cigar City Tropical Tripel.
  • World of Beer, SMU, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Firestone Walker Brewery Night. Scheduled to be tapped: Double Jack, Wookey Jack, DBA, Velvet Merlin, DBA randallized with bourbon-soaked oak chips, and Velvet Merlin randallized with bourbon-soaked coffee beans. Limited bottles of Velvet Merkin will also be available.
  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Richardson - 5 p.m. - Sportsradio 1310 Ticket Sports Movie Night featuring a screening of Varsity Blues and beer from Rahr.
  • The Ginger Man, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring New Belgium Accumulation*.
  • The Ginger Man, Ft. Worth - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Green Flash Double Stout*.
  • The Ginger Man, Southlake - 6 p.m. - Deschutes Brewery Night (contact venue for details).
  • The Social House Uptown, Dallas - 7 p.m. - Community Beer Dinner ($40pp, call 214-999-0046 to reserve).
  • Lucky Lou's, Denton - 9 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.

Wednesday, December 11

Thursday, December 12

Friday, December 13

Saturday, December 14

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

- Events

  • Main Street Garden Park, Dallas - 12-5 p.m. - Dallas Winter Warmer festival (purchase tickets here).
  • Four Corners Brewing Co., Dallas - 12-10 p.m. - Taproom hours/beer for purchase.
  • Meddlesome Moth, Dallas - 12 p.m. - Special Tapping of N'Ice Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe*.
  • Flying Saucer, Addison - 12 p.m. - Dogfish Days of December featuring a special tapping of Sah'tea.
  • Oak St. Drafthouse, Denton - 5 p.m. - Rabbit Hole launch featuring a special tapping of Mike Modano's 561 Kolsch-style beer*.
  • World of Beer, SMU - 6 p.m. - 1 Year Anniversary Party. Scheduled to be tapped: Breakfast Stout and Porter from Founders, Ballast Point Indra Kunindra and Southern Tier Warlock.
  • East Side Social Club, Denton - 7 p.m. - Rabbit Hole launch featuring a special tapping of Rapture Fusion Brown Ale*.

Sunday, December 15

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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