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

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Well, it's St. Patrick's Day, and if you feel compelled to go out in search of green beer, at least find a way to #drinklocal!

As for the week's highlights, two events on the calendar feature highly sought after brews. The first of these happens on Tuesday at World of Beer Arlington, where they'll be tapping Bomb!, as well as three varieties of Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales. Then, two nights later at the Holy Grail Pub, it doesn't get much better than a 2012 vintage offering of The Abyss from Deschutes.

Looking towards the weekend, the Westin DFW Airport plays host to the largest single-site homebrewing company in the country. It's the 28th Annual Bluebonnet Brew-Off, a two-day celebration of beer featuring a key note address by Eric Warner of Houston's Karbach Brewing Company, a room-crawl and commercial tasting. It all goes down Friday and Saturday, March 21-22. Check the website for schedule and details.

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Monday, March 17

  • World of Beer, Arlington - 5 p.m. - St. Patrick's Day featuring Irish beer selections on draft.
  • World of Beer, SMU - 6 p.m. - Keep the Pint Night and Randall infusions*. This week's feature is Ohara's Irish Stout randallized with coffee beans soaked in Jameson and Bailey's.
  • The Ginger Man, Plano - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring St. Martin Tripel*.
  • 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).
  • Central Market, various locations - 6:30 p.m. - Patrick's Day Beers seminar and tasting ($10pp, purchase tickets for Plano, Fort Worth, Southlake).
  • Pour House, Ft. Worth - 7 p.m. - Chalice Night*. Selections vary.
  • Urban Crust, Plano - Franconia Beer Tasting (call 972-509-1400 for more information).

Tuesday, March 18

Wednesday, March 19

Thursday, March 20

Friday, March 21

Saturday, March 22

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

- Events

Sunday, March 23

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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