Wednesday, April 6, 2016

North Texas Firkin Fest returns to Globe Life Park, May 21

Image courtesy of Texas Craft Brewers Guild (click to enlarge).

After a successful inaugural event in 2015, the Texas Craft Brewers Guild has announced that the North Texas Firkin Fest will return to Globe Life Park in Arlington on Saturday, May 21.

Over two dozen rare brews will be served from firkins at this year's North Texas Firkin Fest, each created by one of the 21 breweries scheduled to be in attendance (click image above to view a list). That number is up from the 15 breweries that participated in 2015, with this year's roster including 15 from North Texas alone. With cask-conditioned versions of some of your favorite beers expected to feature infusions of additional hops, fruits, herbs, spices and more, the festival will focus on delivering unique beers crafted by breweries in Dallas-Fort Worth and across the state.

In addition, the 2016 event will have a specialty beer tapwall, showcasing 10 limited release draft offerings from some of the participating breweries, giving beer aficionados even more sampling options.

According to Charles Vallhonrat, executive director of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, the event is one of the ways the group works to advance the common interests of its members.

"Two of the key missions of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild are to educate the public about the quality and character of Texas craft beer, while also promoting that beer and our brewery members who brew it," said Vallhonrat, "The North Texas Firkin Fest is a great opportunity to educated and promote, while having awesome beer. The most unique thing about the Texas Craft Brewers Festival Series (which includes festivals in Austin and Houston as well) is that these are events produced, managed and operated by an organization of Texas craft brewers."

Discounted tickets for North Texas Firkin Fest are on sale now for a limted time, with prices ranging from $40 for general admission, or $80 for a VIP option. At both levels, attendees will receive a commemorative tasting cup and 8 sample tickets, with VIPs enjoying the added benefits of early access to the beers, a festival t-shirt and special glassware.

A complete rundown of ticketing options, including one for designated drivers ($10), can be found at the following link:

Note that after April 29, ticket prices will increase to $50 for general admission and $100 for VIP.

* Read my review of the 2015 North Texas Firkin Fest here.

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