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On tap: DFW craft beer events, week of February 24

Examiner picks of the week
Examiner picks of the week
Odell Brewing Company, Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, Rabbit Hole Brewing Company

In case you haven't heard, and at this point I'm not sure how you possibly couldn't have, Colorado's Odell Brewing Company makes its long-awaited Texas market debut this week. Representatives from the brewery will be out and about for nightly tappings and glass giveaways at venues all across the Metroplex. Brews expected to be available include their IPA, 90 Shilling Ale, Runoff Red IPA and Myrcenary Double IPA. Check the listings below for an establishment near you.

Elsewhere, Wednesday night tappings afford you two opportunities to catch sight of a Yeti. At the Meddlesome Moth they'll tap a keg of Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti, while the Addison Flying Saucer will feature three different incarnations as part of the fourth installment of their Creature Feature event.

Also happening on hump day, crowds are sure to gather at Craft and Growler for their Keep the Growler/Glass Night with Firestone Walker. It'll be a rare chance to get a growler filled with XVII Anniversary Ale and Agrestic (fills will be limited to one liter).

Heading towards the weekend, Rabbit Hole will be debuting their newest beer, 10/6 (an English-style IPA), simultaneously at four area locations on Friday, February 28. Look for it at LUCK in Dallas, The Bearded Lady in Fort Worth, East Side Social Club in Denton and at the Addison Flying Saucer.

Finally, pack your bags and head west on Saturday for the Cowtown Express tour on the Dallas Brew Bus. The trip includes visits to Rahr and Martin House, along with a special sneak peak at the soon-to-be Wahoo Brewing Company.

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Monday, February 24

  • Flying Saucer, Addison - 5 p.m. - Odell Texas Launch Party. Scheduled to be tapped: Cutthroat Porter, Runoff Red IPA, 90 Shilling Ale and India Pale Ale.
  • Meddlesome Moth, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Meet & Greet with Odell brewery owner Doug Odell.
  • World of Beer, Arlington - 5 p.m. - Keep the Pint Night and Randall infusions*, followed by Beer School at 7 p.m.
  • World of Beer, SMU - 6 p.m. - Keep the Pint Night featuring Breckenridge Nitro Vanilla Porter*.
  • Holy Grail Pub, Plano - 6 p.m. - NTX Launch Party and Glass Night. Scheduled to be tapped: India Pale Ale, 90 Shilling Ale, Runoff Red IPA and Myrcenary Double IPA.
  • The Ginger Man, Plano - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Brooklyn Dry Irish 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).
  • Addison Ice House, Addison - 6:30 p.m. - Cedar Creek Beer Dinner (menu, call 972-218-0922 to reserve).
  • Pour House, Ft. Worth - 7 p.m. - Chalice Night*. Selections vary.

Tuesday, February 25

Wednesday, February 26

  • Four Corners Brewing Co., Dallas - 5-10 p.m. - Taproom hours/beer for purchase.
  • Rahr & Sons Brewing Co., Ft. Worth - 5 p.m. - Weekly tour and tasting ($10pp). This week's specialty beer is 2013 La Grange.
  • Meddlesome Moth, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Special tapping of Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti.
  • World of Beer, SMU, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Odell Brewery Debut.
  • The Old Monk, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Odell Glass Night featuring 90 Shilling and Myrcenary Double IPA*.
  • Kelly's at the Village, Allen - 5 p.m. - Glass Night*. Selections vary.
  • Rugby House, Plano - 5:30 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.
  • Community Brewing Co., Dallas - 5 p.m. - Community Connections, a weekly business networking event featuring beer for purchase.
  • FM Smokehouse, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Texas Tap Night featuring No Label Don Jalapeno*.
  • Bar Louie, Arlington - 6 p.m. Pint Night featuring Rahr Iron Thistle.
  • The Pub, McKinney - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Odell*.
  • The Boiled Owl, Ft. Worth - 6 p.m. - Odell Ft. Worth Launch Party featuring Odell IPA and 90 Shilling*.
  • Craft and Growler, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Keep the Growler/Glass Night featuring Firestone Walker*. Scheduled to be tapped: Double Jack, Wookey Jack, Pivo Pils, XVII Anniversary Ale and Agrestic Ale.
  • The Ginger Man, Southlake - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout*.
  • The Ginger Man, Plano - 6 p.m. - Brewery Night featuring Ommegang Abbey Ale.
  • WBC Bottle Shop, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Real Ale Brewers' Cut Double IPA*.
  • The Bearded Lady, Ft. Worth - 7 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Odell*.
  • East Side Social Club, Denton - 7 p.m. - Odell Texas Launch Party. Scheduled to be tapped: 90 Shilling Ale, IPA, Cutthroat Porter, Myrcenary Double IPA and Runoff Red IPA.
  • Ron's Corner Tavern, Bedford - 7 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.
  • Flying Saucer, Addison - 7 p.m. - Brewery Night featuring Creature Feature 4*. Scheduled to be tapped: 2011 Oak Aged Yeti, Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti and Oatmeal Yet from Great Divide.
  • Flying Saucer on the Lake, Garland - 7 p.m. - Brewery Night featuring Abita*.
  • Flying Saucer, Ft. Worth - 7 p.m. - Brewery Night featuring Four Corners*.
  • Zio Carlo, Ft. Worth - 7 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Odell*

Thursday, February 27

Friday, February 28

Saturday, March 1

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

- Events

Sunday, March 2

Further Out:

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* Buy the beer, keep the glass.

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