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On tap: DFW craft beer events, week of February 17

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Craft beer, heavy metal and BBQ. It doesn't quite roll off the tongue like hot dog, apple pie and Chevrolet, but if the combination sounds good you should probably be heading to the Dallas Beer Kitchen tonight. They'll be hosting a Real Ale BBQ Dinner featuring a custom heavy metal playlist crafted by Real Ale head brewer Erik Ogershok.

Come midweek, introduce yourself to one of the area's newest craft breweries. Wednesday night, the Cobra Brewing Company will be holding its public launch at Craft & Growler as part of that establishment's regular Keep the Glass Night.

As for the weekend, the musical theme returns for the Dallas Brew Bus Opera Brewery Tour (purchase tickets here). The Bus has teamed up with The Dallas Opera (TDO) for an experience where you'll learn about what three local breweries have in common with TDO's current season By Love Transformed.

Lastly, Sunday options include ¡Ay Dios Amigos! at Goodfriend featuring Lakewood brews barrel-aged in Puro Verde Tequilas and the 18th Anniversary Big Bad Ass Beer Brawl at the Addison Flying Saucer.

Monday, February 17

  • Flying Saucer on the Lake, Garland - 12 p.m. - St. Practice Day featuring tappings of 2012 Squatters Outer Darkness and 2012/2013 vintages of Rogue Double Chocolate Stout.
  • World of Beer, Arlington - 5 p.m. - Keep the Pint Night and Randall infusions*. Selections vary.
  • World of Beer, SMU - 6 p.m. - Keep the Pint Night and Randall infusions*. Selections vary.
  • The Ginger Man, Plano - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Young's Double Chocolate Stout*.
  • 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.
  • Dallas Beer Kitchen, Dallas - 7 p.m. - Real Ale BBQ Beer Dinner (menu, $35pp call 214-484-2481 to reserve).

Tuesday, February 18

Wednesday, February 19

Thursday, February 20

Friday, February 21

Saturday, February 22

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

- Events

  • Meddlesome Moth, Dallas - 12 p.m. - Special Tapping featuring Boulevard Imperial Stout.

Sunday, February 23

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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