North Texas Craft Beer Events (updated 9/14/2021)

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Headlining this week's update of the craft beer calendar are events going on in honor of North Texas Beer Week, a 10-day celebration of all things beer in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Check the listings below for details on such festivities happening at Funky Picnic Brewery & Café, On Rotation, Texas Ale Project, Union Bear Brewing Co., Vector Brewing and more.

Elsewhere, birthday bashes are set to occur at two area venues on Saturday. The Bearded Lady will raise a glass to its eighth anniversary with Turning Point Beer and Celestial Beerworks in Fort Worth, while Craft and Growler toasts its ninth year in business with a block party in Dallas.

Also of note, Funky Picnic Brewery & Café and Lakewood Brewing Co. have come together to create a special beer in tribute to Jason Lindsay, a well-known former industry member who passed away earlier this year. Tapping at both taprooms on Thursday, a portion of proceeds from Jason Lindsay Tribute IPA will benefit the Lindsay family.

Finally, other events worth a look include the grand opening of Second Rodeo Brewing in Fort Worth on Thursday, and the official launch of Pizza Americana's house beer program in Richardson on Saturday. A slew of Oktoberfest events appear on the schedule as well, with seasonal celebrations happening throughout the week.

Cheers!



Monday, September 13

     North Texas Beer Week Participant Events

     Brewery Special Events

     Pubs/Restaurants/Retail
  • The Common Table, Frisco - 5 p.m. - Pour Man's Beer Dinner featuring four courses and four beers for $29.
  • Guitars & Growlers, McKinney - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Trinity Forest Brewing Co. of Dallas.
  • Guitars & Growlers, Richardson - 6 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Legal Draft Beer Co. of Arlington.

Tuesday, September 14

     
North Texas Beer Week Participant Events
  • Heritage Pizza, The Colony - 12 p.m. - $3 Amber, Brown & Bock Pints, along with a special tapping of Altstadt Oktoberfest.
  • Cadillac Pizza Pub, McKinney - 5 p.m. - Beer & Pretzel Pairing featuring Oak Highlands Freaky Deaky.
  • Union Bear Brewing Co., Plano - 5 p.m. - Buy the Beer, Keep the Glass Night.
  • Vector Brewing, Dallas - 7 p.m. - Taproom Release of BA Jorshy, a bourbon barrel-aged barleywine.
  • Funky Picnic Brewery & Café, Fort Worth - 8 p.m. - Tipsy Tuesday: Open Mic Night with Claws Out Comedy.

     Brewery Special Events
  • Hop & Sting Brewing Co., Grapevine - 3 p.m. - Cowboy Tuesday featuring six-dollar six-packs of Aluminum Cowboy Light Lager.
  • Ash & Ember Brewing, Cedar Hill - 4 p.m. - Pint Night Tuesdays featuring $1 off all pints.
  • Tupps Brewery, McKinney - 5 p.m. - Cheers to Charity with McKinney Young Professionals and Love Live Foundation benefiting Embrace Texas ($25pp, click here to purchase tickets).
  • Westlake Brewing Co., Dallas - 7 p.m. - Retro Game Night featuring hundreds of classic video games.

     Pubs/Restaurants/Retail
  • The Brass Tap, Allen - 5 p.m. - Keep the Glass Night featuring Independence Brewing Co. of Austin, with the brewery's Austin Amber Ale on tap.
  • The Brass Tap, Highland Village - 6 p.m. - Keep the Glass Night featuring Founders Brewing of Michigan, with All Day Vacay and Nitro Breakfast Stout on tap.
  • The Brass Tap, Prosper - 6 p.m. - Keep the Glass Night featuring Rogue Ales of Oregon.

Wednesday, September 15

     
North Texas Beer Week Participant Events
  • Heritage Pizza, The Colony - 12 p.m. - $3 Wheat, Hefeweizen & Witbier Pints.
  • On Rotation, Dallas - 2 p.m. - Taproom Release of Whiskey Thunderbolts & Barrel-Aged Lightning, a whiskey barrel-aged imperial Bohemian pils.
  • Cadillac Pizza Pub, McKinney - 5 p.m. - Beer & Meatball Pairing featuring Peticolas Velvet Hammer.
  • Union Bear Brewing Co., Plano - 5 p.m. - Meet the Brewer: Andy Swearingen and $10 UB Blonde Ale Pint and T-Shirt Night.
  • Vector Brewing, Dallas - 7 p.m. - Sour School with Head Brewer & Blender Tomas Gutierrez.

     Brewery Special Events

     Pubs/Restaurants/Retail
  • What's on Tap, Highland Village - 5 p.m. - Pint Night featuring 3 Nations/Symbol Brewing Co. of Carrollton, with Mango Smash IPA, Devour Crème Brûlée, Cozy Bavarian and Wolf West Coast IPA on tap. 
  • What's on Tap, Keller/North Richland Hills - 5 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Saint Arnold Brewing Co. of Houston, with Oktoberfest, Art Car IPA and Fancy Lawnmower on tap.
  • Brü City, Euless - 6 p.m. - Brü Night featuring Cowtown Brewing Co. of Fort Worth, with glassware available while supplies last.
  • Lakewood Growler, Dallas - 7 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Saint Arnold Brewing Co. of Houston, with Guten Tag, Oktoberfest and Harmony Hazy IPA on tap.

Thursday, September 16

     North Texas Beer Week Participant Events
  • Heritage Pizza, The Colony - 12 p.m. - $3 IPA and Pale Ale Pints.
  • On Rotation, Dallas - 4 p.m. - Seltzer Cocktail Flight Night (click here for more information).
  • Cadillac Pizza Pub, McKinney - 5 p.m. - Pint Night featuring Tupps Brewery of McKinney, with the brewery's Hella Hopped West Coast IPA on tap.
  • Union Bear Brewing Co., Plano - 5 p.m. - Meet the Brewer: Christopher Tidwell and $10 UB Amber Ale Pint and T-Shirt Night.
  • Funky Picnic Brewery & Café, Fort Worth - 6 p.m. - Taproom Release of Jason Lindsay Tribute IPA, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Lindsay family.
  • Vector Brewing, Dallas - 7 p.m. - Beer vs. Wine Dinner & Battle Royale ($120pp, click here to purchase tickets).

     Brewery Special Events

     Pubs/Restaurants/Retail

Friday, September 17

     North Texas Beer Week Participant Events
  • Cadillac Pizza Pub, McKinney - 12 p.m. - $5 Pints from Rollertown Beerworks of Celina.
  • Heritage Pizza, The Colony - 12 p.m. - $3 Stout Pints, along with a special tapping of 2017 and 2018 vintages of Community Legion.
  • On Rotation, Dallas - 12 p.m. - Taproom Release of the brewpub's first ever Oktoberfest beer.
  • Union Bear Brewing Co., Plano - 5 p.m. - Taproom Release of Hazelnut Amber.
  • Vector Brewing, Dallas - 7 p.m. - Taproom Release of Dark Harvest (Buffalo Trace barrel-aged doppelbock) and Ego Trip (Dickel barrel-aged weizenbock).

     Brewery Special Events
  • HopFusion Ale Works, Fort Worth - 12 p.m. - Fresh Infusions Friday. Selections vary.
  • Outfit Brewing, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Hopp'n Friday's featuring a food truck and live music.
  • 3 Nations Brewing, Carrollton - 6:30 p.m. - Hazzardpalooza featuring band playing a mix of rock & roll from the 70s to today.
  • 903 Brewers, Sherman - 7 p.m. - Bingo Night, including free glassware with beer purchase (click here for more information).
  • Legal Draft Beer Co., Arlington - 7 p.m. - DFW Tap Talks: Science Distilled (free to attend, click here for more information).
  • Texas Ale Project, Dallas - 7 p.m. - Bingo & Brews (click here for more information).
  • Oak Highlands Brewery, Dallas - 8 p.m. - Oktoberfest Beer Dinner with Cedar Creek Brewhouse & Eatery - Mustang Station ($50pp, click here to purchase tickets).

     Pubs/Restaurants/Retail
  • Brü City, Euless - 5 p.m. - Brewery Spotlight featuring 3 Nations Brewing Co. of Carrollton.
  • Addison Circle Park, Addison - 6 p.m. - Addison Oktoberfest ($10pp, click here to purchase tickets).
  • The 2nd Tap, Dallas - 7 p.m. - Tetherball Tournament featuring a tapping of Tetherball Deathmatch Hefe from Armadillo Ale Works.

Saturday, September 18

     North Texas Beer Week Participant Events
  • Vector Brewing, Dallas - 11 a.m. - Haüsfest 2021 featuring live music, an artisan market and the release of Vektorbräu German-style Oktoberfest märzen and Kleinegeist German-style hefeweizen.
  • Cadillac Pizza Pub, McKinney - 12 p.m. - $5 Pints of Lakewood Texas Porter.
  • Heritage Pizza, The Colony - 12 p.m. - $3 North Texas Beer Week Pints.
  • Texas Ale Project, Dallas - 4 p.m. - Cotton Candy Can Release & Concert featuring live music and food from Dallas Grilled Cheese.
  • Union Bear Brewing Co., Plano - 5 p.m. - Taproom Release of Russel's Reserve Barrel-Aged Wee Heavy.

     Brewery Special Events
  • 903 Brewers, Sherman - 11 a.m. - Oktoberfest featuring food, live music and the release of the brewery's Oktoberfest beer.
  • Wild Acre Brewing Co., Fort Worth - 11 a.m. - Oktoberfest 2021 featuring live music, and souvenir 0.5L tankards while supplies last ($20pp, at the door).
  • Ash & Ember Brewing, Cedar Hill - 12 p.m. - Octoberfest featuring German-themed food from Mija Barbecue and the release of Hilltober Oktoberfest Märzen.
  • Denton County Brewing Co., Denton - 12 p.m. - Oktoberfest featuring live music, games, merch giveaways and the release of the brewery's Oktoberfest beer.
  • HopFusion Ale Works, Fort Worth - 12 p.m. - Taproom Release of GemsBock, a maibock beer, benefiting Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.
  • Manhattan Project Beer Co., Dallas - 12 p.m. - Oktoberfest featuring live music, a pig roast, and the release of five German-style brews.
  • Oak Highlands Brewery, Dallas - 12 p.m. - Octoberfest 2021 featuring food, live music, games and more.
  • Shannon Brewing Co., Keller - 12 p.m. - BCSAVE Brouhaha Adoption Event (click here for more information). 
  • Pizza Americana, Richardson - 4 p.m. - House Beer Launch Party with Nano Brewing, LLC.
  • Craft and Growler, Dallas - 5 p.m. - Nine Year Anniversary Block Party featuring food, live music and a special announcement.

     Pubs/Restaurants/Retail
  • The Bearded Lady, Fort Worth - 11 a.m. - Eight Year Anniversary Party featuring beer from Celestial Beerworks of Dallas and Turning Point Beer of Bedford.
  • Truck Yard, Dallas/The Colony - 11 a.m. - Trucktoberfest featuring beer and German-themed food, along with contests and games for all ages (click here for Dallas contest sign-ups, or here for The Colony).
  • Addison Circle Park, Addison - 12 p.m. - Addison Oktoberfest ($10pp, click here to purchase tickets).

Sunday, September 19

     North Texas Beer Week Participant Events

     Brewery Special Events
  • Division Brewing, Arlington - 12 p.m. - Sour Sundays featuring discounts on sour beers.

     Pubs/Restaurants/Retail
  • Truck Yard, Dallas/The Colony - 11 a.m. - Trucktoberfest featuring beer and German-themed food, along with contests and games for all ages (click here for Dallas contest sign-ups, or here for The Colony).
  • Addison Circle Park, Addison - 12 p.m. - Addison Oktoberfest ($10pp, click here to purchase tickets).
   


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Editor's note: Coverage is limited to special events. Items recurring weekly, such as trivia nights, yoga classes, band bookings and the like are generally not included unless associated with a featured brewery or beer release.