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On tap: DFW craft beer events, week of February 3

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If tap takeovers are your thing, this week two area establishments are offering an opportunity to get your fill on the beers of a single brewery. Tuesday night, no few than fifteen brews from Dogfish Head will be pouring at the World of Beer in Arlington. Prefer to drink local? Then head over to FM Smokehouse on Wednesday for a night devoted to the beers of Peticolas.

Given the approaching cupid-based holiday, you have to figure that pint, tap nights and pairing events featuring chocolate and beer are just around the corner. For those that don't want to wait, this Saturday marks the return of the Ginger Man's annual Beer and Chocolate Tasting. Cost is $40pp, and reservations are required.

On the brewery front, take note of Community Beer Company's new taproom hours. They're open Thursday and Friday from 5-9 p.m., and 5-10 p.m. on Saturday after the regular tour. Also this Saturday, Martin House will be pouring two limited edition brews whose recipes were created by Brewer for a Day contest winner, Justin Foley.

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Monday, February 3

  • World of Beer, Arlington - 5 p.m. - Keep the Pint Night and Randall infusions. This week's featured beer is Rahr Iron Thistle.
  • World of Beer, SMU - 6 p.m. - Keep the Pint Night and Randall infusions. This week's featured beer is Saint Arnold Icon Red - Bohemian Pilsner.
  • The Ginger Man, Plano - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Samuel Adams Rebel IPA*.
  • 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.

Tuesday, February 4

  • The Common Table, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Brewsday Tuesday. Selections vary.
  • Flying Saucer on the Lake, Garland - 5 p.m. - Tap Night featuring Southern Tier Krumpus.
  • Burger Girl, Frisco - 5 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.
  • Londoner, Frisco - 5 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.
  • World of Beer, Arlington - 5 p.m. - Dogfish Head Tap Takeover. Scheduled to be tapped: American Beauty, Immort, Namaste, Raison D'Être, Palo Santo Marron, Positive Contact, Black & Blue, Red & White, Sah'Tea, Bitches Brew, Midas Touch, Theobroma, Chateau Jiahu, Birra Etrusca, Burton Baton.
  • The Ginger Man, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Samuel Adams Rebel IPA*.
  • The Ginger Man, Ft. Worth - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Samuel Adams Rebel IPA*.
  • WBC Bottle Shop, Dallas - 7 p.m. - Beer 101 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.
  • Lucky Lou's, Denton - 9 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.

Wednesday, February 5

Thursday, February 6

Friday, February 7

Saturday, February 8

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

- Events

  • Meddlesome Moth, Dallas - 12 p.m. - Special Tapping. Selections vary.
  • Ginger Man, all locations - 3 p.m. - Beer and Chocolate Tasting ($40pp, contact your local pub to reserve).

Sunday, February 9

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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