Between the tours and tastings and several upcoming big beerfests, we'll have plenty of opportunities for sipping this spring.
Independent Ale Works launch party
3 p.m. Saturday
Oak St. Drafthouse, 308 E. Oak St., Denton
Oak St. Drafthouse hosts the brewery launch party of Independent Ale Works with a party on Saturday afternoon, where it will have the brewery's amber and blonde on tap. Buy a pint of the beer ($5) and you get to take the glass home. Oak St. is worth a visit for any craft beer aficionado; it is an able ambassador with 70 beers on tap.
Big Texas Beerfest
2-6:30 p.m. April 6; VIP entry begins at 1 p.m.
Fair Park Automobile Building
$35, $60 for VIP
Annual beer festival returns to Fair Park with food trucks, live music from the O's, the Hanna Barbarians and Fish Fry Bingo, and beer from more than 100 breweries around the world, including 20 from Texas.
3:30-11:30 p.m. April 20, VIP entry begins at 2 p.m.
Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth
Untapped combines a beer festival with a concert, featuring more than 50 breweries and renowned Texas musicians including Deer Tick, Justin Townes Earle, Sarah Jaffe and the Orbans. Many of the breweries in our cover story will be at Untapped, including Rahr, Armadillo, Revolver and Martin House. The fest recently announced that it has gone national, with a partnership with tastemaking magazine Paste and The Common Table.
Revolver Brewing tasting tours
Noon-3 p.m. Saturdays
5650 Matlock Road, Granbury
Arrive before 2 p.m. and get four 8-ounce samples; arrive after 2 p.m. and get two 8-ounce samples
$10 admission includes brewery tour, samples and a complimentary 16-ounce Revolver Brewing glass.
More regular brewery tours:
Rahr & Sons: 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 1-3 p.m. Saturdays. $10. rahrbrewing.com
Deep Ellum Brewing Co.: 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays and noon-3 p.m. Saturdays. $10. deepellumbrewing.com
Peticolas Brewing Company: 1-3 p.m. on the first and third Saturday of every month. $10. peticolasbrewing.com
Firewheel Brewing Co.: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. $10.