North Texas Craft Beer Events (updated 7/24/17)

Image credits: Goodfriend, Lakewood Brewing Co. (click to enlarge).

On this week's edition of the North Texas craft beer events calendar, the spotlight falls on none other than the Lakewood Brewing Co. of Garland. The brewery celebrates its fifth anniversary on Saturday, with a bash featuring food trucks, live music and over 30 beers on tap. No fewer than five Lakewood brews will be poured for the first time ever during the event, including Lion's Share V Anniversary Ale, a Scottish-style ale that's been aged in a combination of Scotch whiskey and bourbon barrels.

Of course, anyone wishing to get a jump start on celebrating Lakewood's anniversary can do so by heading to Goodfriend. Each and every day this week, that East Dallas establishment will be tapping Lakewood rarities, one of which is a mystery beer scheduled to be tapped on Wednesday.

As for other items worth a look this week, area Taps & Caps locations will be hosting Xmas in July events on Monday and Tuesday. There are also launch parties scheduled for new beers from Manhattan Project at Craft and Growler on Wednesday, and Rabbit Hole at Dallas Craft Co. Keller on Thursday. Then on Saturday, those not headed to Lakewood may want to check out what's happening at Kool Keg, where they'll be tapping a bevy of rare beers from Firestone Walker.

Cheers!


Monday, July 24

     Brewery Taproom Hours

     Pubs/Restaurants/Retail
  • Goodfriend, Dallas - 11 a.m. - Lakewood Turns Five Pre-Party Week featuring a tapping of a randallized version of All Call.
  • The Common Table, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Pour Man's Beer Dinner featuring a flight of four brews paired with four courses for just $29.
  • Cork & Pig Tavern, Fort Worth - 6 p.m. - HopFusion Beer Dinner ($65pp, call 817-759-9280 to reserve).
  • Taps & Caps, Denton/Fort Worth/Lewisville - 6 p.m. - Xmas in July featuring rare bottle releases.

Tuesday, July 25

     Brewery Taproom Hours
     Brewery Special Events
  • Chimera Brewing Co., Fort Worth - 6 p.m. - Tipsy Tuesday featuring brews from Rabbit Hole, with glassware while supplies last*. Scheduled to be tapped: Off With Your Red and Wonderlust.

     Pubs/Restaurants/Retail
  • Goodfriend, Dallas - 4 p.m. - Lakewood Turns Five Pre-Party Week featuring a tapping of 2017 Barrel-Aged Mole Temptress.
  • Cane Rosso, Fort Worth - 5 p.m. - Keep the Glass Night featuring Wild Acre Billy Jenkins Session Bock*.
  • The Common Table, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Brewsday Tuesday. Selections vary.
  • Flying Saucer on the Lake, Garland - 5 p.m. - Tap Night. Selections vary.
  • Kool Keg, Arlington - 6 p.m. - Tap Takeover featuring brews from Dogfish Head. Scheduled to be tapped: Siracusa Nera and Saison du Buff. Bottles of 120 Minute IPA will also be available.
  • Taps & Caps, Denton - 6 p.m. - Xmas in July. Scheduled to be tapped: Martin House Christmas in July, Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy and Epic Double Barrel Big Bad Baptist.
  • Taps & Caps, Fort Worth - 6 p.m. - Xmas in July. Scheduled to be tapped: Lagunitas High Westified, Prairie Christmas Bomb and Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA.
  • Taps & Caps, Lewisville - 6 p.m. - Xmas in July. Scheduled to be tapped: Lagunitas High Westified, Prairie Christmas Bomb and Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA.
  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Richardson - 7 p.m. - Hopped Up Cinema featuring brews from Lakewood and a screening of Christmas Vacation ($37.89pp, click here to purchase tickets).
  • Little Elm Crafthouse, Little Elm - 7 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary
  • On Tap, Arlington - 7 p.m. - Pint Night featuring brews from Tupps*. Scheduled to be tapped: For Ella, Full Grown Hombre and Raspberry Shade.
  • Whiskey Cake, Plano - 7 p.m. - Tupps Beer Dinner ($75pp, call 972-993-2253 to reserve).

Wednesday, July 26

     Brewery Tours
  • Rahr & Sons Brewing Co., Fort Worth - 5-7:30 p.m. - Weekly ($10pp) featuring sneak preview half-pours of XIII Anniversary Ale.
     Brewery Taproom Hours
     Brewery Special Events
  • Division Brewing, Arlington - 4-10 p.m. - Can on Demand featuring 16-ounce crowler fills.
  • On Rotation, Dallas - 4 p.m. - Clean Slate Wednesday. Selections vary.
  • Shannon Brewing Co., Keller - 4-9 p.m. - Rare Release Wednesday featuring a tapping of Bourbon Barrel-Aged Irish Red.

     Pubs/Restaurants/Retail
  • Goodfriend, Dallas - 4 p.m. - Lakewood Turns Five Pre-Party Week featuring the tapping of a new mystery beer tapping.
  • The Bearded Lady, Fort Worth - 5 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.
  • Meddlesome Moth, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Special tapping of Community Legion cask-conditioned with Jalapeño and Motueka hops.
  • Bluffview Growler, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Ninkasi Maiden the Shade.
  • Craft and Growler, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Launch Party for Manhattan Project Reaction, with glassware while supplies last*.
  • Flying Saucer, Addison - 6 p.m. - Flight Night featuring brews from Southern Tier.
  • Lakewood Growler, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Cask Night featuring Peticolas Sit Down or I'll Sit You down cask-conditioned with pineapple.
  • What's on Tap, Highland Village - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring brews from Real Ale*. Scheduled to be tapped: Axis IPA, Real Heavy and 21st Anniversary Ale
  • What's on Tap, Keller - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Collective End of the Weak*.
  • Whole Foods, Fort Worth - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring brews from (512)*.
  • Free Play, Richardson - 7 p.m. - Summer Nights featuring brews from Cedar Creek, with glassware while supplies last* (arcade admission is $10pp).
  • Ginger Man, Southlake - 7 p.m. - Bring Your Own Vinyl Night featuring brews Shannon.
  • Ron's Corner Tavern, Bedford - 7 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.

Thursday, July 27

     Brewery Tours
     Brewery Taproom Hours
     Brewery Special Events
  • Peticolas Brewing Co., Dallas - 4-10 p.m. - Special tapping of Wintervention cask-conditioned with vanilla beans.
  • Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery, Garland - 5 p.m. - Intrinsic Gives Back to benefit Hope's Door New Beginning Center.
  • Wild Acre Brewing Co., Fort Worth - 5-8 p.m. - Release Party for Texas Blonde.
  • Braindead Brewing, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Tap Takeover featuring brews from Martin House.
  • Martin House Brewing Co., Fort Worth - 6-8 p.m. - Release Party for the latest batch of River House Texas Saison.
  • Noble Rey at the Dallas Farmers Market, Dallas - 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Farm Shed Happy Hour featuring discounts on beer purchased prior to the July Farm Shed Dinner.
  • On Rotation, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Bringin' da Funk featuring brews from Funkwerks. Scheduled to be tapped: Fruition, Luminoso, Saison D'Brett and Tropic King.

     Pubs/Restaurants/Retail
  • Pouring Glory, Fort Worth - 11 a.m. - Thanksgiving in July Dinner. A special tapping of Cedar Creek Weize Ass follows at 5 p.m.
  • Goodfriend, Dallas - 4 p.m. - Lakewood Turns Five Pre-Party Week featuring tappings of Brandy Barrel-Aged Temptress and 2016 Raspberry Temptress.
  • Flying Saucer, Addison - 5 p.m. - Tap Night. Selections vary.
  • Mellow Mushroom, Southlake - 5 p.m. - Tap Takeover featuring brews from Ninkasi.
  • Taverna Rossa, Plano - 5 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Lakewood All Call.
  • Whole Foods Cityline, Richardson - 5 p.m. - Tap Takeover featuring brews from Cobra.
  • Dallas Beer Kitchen, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.
  • Dallas Craft Co., The Colony - 6 p.m. - Brewery Night featuring beers from Manhattan Project. Scheduled to be tapped: Half-Life, Hoppenheimer, Plutonium 239 and Bikini Atoll.
  • Dallas Craft Co., Keller - 6 p.m. - Launch Party for Rabbit Hole's new Mexican-style lager, El Conejo.
  • Heritage Pizza, The Colony - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring brews from (512)*.
  • Holy Grail Pub, Plano - 6 p.m. - Cellar Thursday featuring a tapping of Tupps Full Grown Hombre.
  • Hopdoddy Luther Lane, Dallas - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Revolver Blood & Honey.
  • Pickles BBQ, Watauga - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Wild Acre Super Hawk Double IPA.
  • Taverna Rossa, Southlake - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Lakewood All Call.
  • Ron's Place, Addison - 7 p.m. - Pint Night*. Selections vary.
  • T&P Tavern, Fort Worth - 7 p.m. - Avery Brewing Anniversary Party featuring a tapping of Twenty Four Imperial IPA and more.

Friday, July 28

     Brewery Tours
     Brewery Taproom Hours
     Brewery Special Events

     Pubs/Restaurants/Retail

Saturday, July 29

    Brewery Tours
     Brewery Taproom Hours
     Brewery Special Events

     Pubs/Restaurants/Retail
  • Goodfriend, Dallas - 11 pam. - Lakewood Turns Five Pre-Party Week featuring a tapping of 2017 Barrel-Aged Raspberry Temptress.
  • Meddlesome Moth, Dallas - 12 p.m. - Special tapping of Community Vanilla Ascension Porter.
  • Sundown at Granada, Dallas - 1:30 p.m. - Oak Highlands Beer Brunch ($34.50pp, click here to purchase tickets).
  • Kool Keg, Arlington - 3 p.m. - Tap Takeover featuring brews from Firestone Walker. Scheduled to be tapped: Parabola, Stickee Monkee, Pacific Gravity and Helldorado. Bottles of Bravo, Stickee Monkee, Parabola, Velvet Merkin, Sucaba, 18th Anniversary Ale, 19th Anniversary Ale and 20th Anniversary Ale will also be available.

Sunday, July 30

     Brewery Tours
     Brewery Taproom Hours
     Brewery Special Events
  • On Rotation, Dallas - 6 p.m. - National IPA Day Tap Takeover.

     Pubs/Restaurants/Retail

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