North Texas Craft Beer Events (updated 12/11/2018)

Image credits: Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, The Thirsty Growler, Wild Acre Brewing Co.

This week's rundown of craft beer events in North Texas includes the first local tapping of Resilience Butte County Proud IPA, a recipe created by Sierra Nevada to help those affected by the Camp Fire. Many local breweries have joined the effort, with Wild Acre set to tap their version of the beer this Saturday.

Also on the calendar this week, The Thirsty Growler will bring together nine breweries from Texas and surrounding states for its annual Friendsgiving Fundraiser on Friday. In addition, there are anniversary parties on the agenda at Taps & Caps Fort Worth on Friday and Kool Keg in Arlington on Saturday, not to mention Saturday's Belgian Christmas Beer Dinner with Delirium at the Addison Flying Saucer.

As for other seasonal celebrations, follow social media for details on daily tappings related to 12 Beers of Christmas events ongoing at Cowtown Brewing Co. (Dec. 12-16), Flying Saucer on the Lake (Dec. 13-25),  What's on Tap Highland Village (Dec. 10-12), and What's on Tap Keller (Dec 10-12).


Monday, December 10

     Brewery Taproom Hours
     Brewery Special Events

  • The Brass Tap, Allen - 11 a.m. - National Lager Day featuring discounts on lager beers.
  • Meddlesome Moth, Dallas - 5:30 p.m. - December Tappenings featuring 2017 Lakewood Bourbon Barrel Temptress.
  • The Common Table, Dallas/Frisco - 6 p.m. - Pour Man's Beer Dinner featuring a flight of four brews paired with four courses for just $29.
  • Guitars & Growlers, Richardson - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring The Caucasian from Texas Ale Project.

Tuesday, December 11

     Brewery Taproom Hours
     Brewery Special Events


Wednesday, December 12

     Brewery Tours

     Brewery Taproom Hours
     Brewery Special Events

  • Happiest Hour, Dallas - 11:30 a.m. - $4 Craft Beer Day featuring brews from Leinenkugel's, with glassware while supplies last*.
  • 3 Flights Up, Little Elm - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring brews from Armadillo Ale Works*. Scheduled to be tapped: Brunch Money and Wintervention.
  • Brü City Stadium, Arlington - 6 p.m. - Brü Night featuring beers from Epic.
  • Taco Ocho, Flower Mound - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Community Barrel-Aged Legion*.
  • Taverna Rossa, Plano - 6:30 p.m. - Peticolas Beer Dinner ($80pp, email to reserve).
  • Flying Saucer, Addison/Fort Worth/Garland - 7 p.m. - Brewery Night featuring the 2018 Saucer Yule Fuel glass*.
  • Ron's Corner Tavern, Bedford - 7 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Armadillo Ale Works Winterstellar*.

Thursday, December 13

     Brewery Taproom Hours
     Brewery Special Events

  • Whole Foods Market, Richardson - 5 p.m. - Tap Takeover featuring brews from Revolver. Scheduled to be tapped: Blood & Honey, Full-Tang IPA and Bourbon Barrel Anodyne.
  • Wise Guys Pizzeria, Grapevine - 5 p.m. - Thursday $3 Pint Night featuring brews from Pegasus City*. Scheduled to be tapped: Nine Volt D.P.&L. Tripel, Sixth Floor Easy Porter and Big D Jamboree.
  • Wise Guys Pizzeria, Roanoke - 5 p.m. - Thursday $3 Pint Night featuring brews from Peticolas*. Scheduled to be tapped: Wintervention, Velvet Hammer and Sit Down or I'll Sit You Down.
  • Brewed, Fort Worth - 6 p.m. - Beer Floats with Melt Ice Creams featuring Real Ale Coffee Porter.
  • Holy Grail Pub, Plano - 6 p.m. - Cellar Thursday featuring Delirium Noël.
  • Taverna Rossa, Plano - 6 p.m. - Flight Fight featuring brews from Oak Highlands and Panther Island.
  • Fox & Hound, Arlington - 7 p.m. - Pint Night featuring brews from Deep Ellum.
  • Ron's Place, Addison - 7 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.

Friday, December 14

     Brewery Taproom Hours
     Brewery Special Events
  • TKO Libations, Lewisville - 4:30 p.m. - Cask Beer Release Party. Scheduled to be tapped: English Mild, English Porter and Fresh-Hopped English IPA.
  • Armadillo Ale Works, Denton - 8 p.m. - Rockin' Christmas Benefit for the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Texas.

  • Taps & Caps, Fort Worth - 5 p.m. - Second Anniversary Party featuring special releases, a food vendor and a charity raffle.
  • Thirsty Growler, The Colony - 6 p.m. - Second Annual Friendsgiving Fundraiser benefiting Metrocrest Services of Farmers Branch ($10pp, click here to purchase tickets).
  • The Bearded Monk, Denton - 8 p.m. - Naughty Christmas Party featuring brews from Bishop Cider.

Saturday, December 15

     Brewery Tours
     Brewery Taproom Hours
     Brewery Special Events
  • Noble Rey Brewing Co., Dallas - 12 p.m. - Can Drop Party featuring the brewery's imperial stout, Yub Nub.
  • Shannon Brewing Co., Keller - 2 p.m. - Release Party for the brewery's Irish Coffee Cream Ale.
  • Wild Acre Brewing Co., Fort Worth - 2 p.m. - Taproom Release of Resilience IPA benefiting Sierra Nevada's Camp Fire Relief Fund.
  • Hop & Sting Brewing Co., Grapevine - 3 p.m. - Ugly Holiday Sweater Paw-ty benefiting Epic Animal Rescue.
  • Cowtown Brewing Co., Fort Worth - 5 p.m. - Ugly Sweater Party featuring a toy drive benefiting Grace Grapevine Christmas College.
  • Steam Theory Brewing Co., Dallas - 5 p.m. - Ugly Sweater Spectacular featuring live music and prizes for the ugliest sweater.
  • Old Town Brewhouse, Lewisville - 7 p.m. - Ugly Sweater Party featuring live music and prizes for the best and most creative sweaters.

  • Dallas Arboretum, Dallas - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Twelve Days of Holiday Beer featuring brews from Community.
  • Kool Keg, Arlington - 11 a.m. - Three Year Anniversary Party featuring rare brews, a food vendor and special giveaways.
  • Lower Greenville Avenue, Dallas - 12 p.m. - Third Annual Naughty or Nice Greenville Ave. Bar Crawl featuring brews from 3 Nations ($15pp, click here for more information).
  • Stop & Get One, Richland Hills - 12 p.m. - Bomber Sampling & Burger Specials featuring brews from Real Ale (click here for more information).
  • Craft and Growler, Dallas - 2 p.m. - Tart & Beer Pairing featuring brews from Noble Rey, Big Bend, Oak Highlands and Prairie Artisan Ales ($22pp, click here to purchase tickets).
  • Flying Saucer, Addison - 6 p.m. - Delirium Beer Dinner ($50pp for UFO members or $55 for the general public, call 972-991-7093 to reserve).
  • The Bearded Monk, Denton - 8 p.m. - Ugly Sweater Contest/Toy Drive featuring brews from Community to benefit Toys for Tots Denton.

Sunday, December 16

     Brewery Taproom Hours
     Brewery Special Events

  • Dallas Arboretum, Dallas - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Twelve Days of Holiday Beer featuring brews from Pegasus City.
  • The Bearded Monk, Denton - 2 p.m. - Special tapping of 2018 Lakewood Bourbon Barrel Temptress, with bottles available to take home.

Further Out

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*Buy the beer, keep the glass - while supplies last.