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North Texas Beer Week is Saturday through Nov. 16, and there are pitcherloads of events planned. Here are a few. For a full list, go to ntxbeerweek.com.
Rahr & Sons 9th Anniversary Celebration: The Fort Worth brewery invites you to a birthday party from 12:30 to 4 p.m. More than 30 Rahr beers will be on tap, and there’ll be food trucks and music by Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights. 701 Galveston Ave., Fort Worth; http://rahrbrewing.com.
Texas Brewvolution: Huge craft-beer fest from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at Fair Park’s Centennial Hall in Dallas. Featuring but not limited to North Texas craft breweries, as well as food and music. Tickets $35; VIP tickets $60. http://texasbrewvolution.com. Fort Worth’s Bearded Lady (1229 Seventh Ave., at Magnolia Avenue) will throw an after-party.
Real Ale Mystery Flights: Flights of beers, with prizes for people who guess the correct brews. 3-7 p.m., Flying Saucer Fort Worth, 111 E. Third St. at Commerce Street downtown.
Peticolas Beer Dinner: Michael Peticolas, owner and brewer of Peticolas Brewing Company, hosts a seven-beer/seven-course dinner beginning at 6 p.m. at Dallas’ Meddlesome Moth, 1621 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas. $75 including gratuity; reservations at www.mothinthe.net.
Revolver on the Cheap: A dollar off drafts from Granbury’s Revolver Brewing, including its popular Blood & Honey. 2 p.m.-2 a.m., Boiled Owl Tavern, 909 W. Magnolia Ave., No 8, Fort Worth.
Texas on Tap Brooklyn Brewery Beer Dinner: Craft-beer-loving social group Texas on Tap celebrates the 25th anniversary of Brooklyn Brewery with a $37 event (gratuity included) featuring beer samples and dinner. For a list of beers, visit http://texasontap.com/events.html. The dinner is at 7 p.m. at Rugby House, 8604 Preston Road in Plano; reservations strongly encouraged via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Four Corners Pint Night with George Dunham & the Bird Dogs: KTCK/1310 AM (and 96.7 FM) “The Ticket” is a Beer Week sponsor, so Ticket personalities are popping up at several events. At this one, you get to see “Muser” George Dunham and his band play an acoustic set. There will also be brew-inspired food specials. Things begin at 5 p.m. at Magnolia Motor Lounge, 3005 Morton St. in Fort Worth’s West 7th district.
Rahr Vintage Beer Dinner: $60 for five courses paired with rare and aged Rahr brews, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Libertine Bar, 2101 Greenville Ave. in Dallas. Reservations required; call 214-824-7900.
“Pre-Release” Tasting Party by Martin House Brewery: Sneak peek at an upcoming beer from Fort Worth’s Martin House Brewing Company. Brewers will be in the, er, house and willing to hear your comments. 7 p.m., Brewed, 801 Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth.
Germans Invade Dallas! (Schneider-Weisse Glass Night): Not only can you drink beers with polysyllabic names, you can keep the glass! And there’ll be German-themed food specials. Dallas Beer Kitchen, 1802 Greenville Ave., Dallas; 214-484-2481.
A Night of Romance — Texas Bourbon Meets Texas Beer: Sounds like a match made in heaven, or at least in distilleries and breweries. Features five Texas brews (from 903 Brewers, Cedar Creek and Community Beer Company) aged in bourbon barrels from Garrison Brothers Distillery. Plus, who can resist a place called Jack Mac’s Swill & Grill, where this takes place? 19009 Preston Road, No. 209, Dallas; 972-267-2782.
Beer Chili Cook Off: Vote for Dallas Beer Kitchen’s winter chili in this cookoff, where you’ll get a side of cornbread along with four 4-ounce bowls of chili, each paired with the perfect 4-ounce beer. Dallas Beer Kitchen, 1802 Greenville Ave., Dallas; 214-484-2481.
Magnolia Block Party: Magnolia Avenue drinking spots, including the Bearded Lady, the Boiled Owl, Brewed, Zio Carlo and the Usual, close out North Texas Beer Week in Fort Worth with this celebration of local breweries. SiNaCa Studios, 1013 W. Magnolia Ave., will have a “meet the breweries” event at 4 p.m., with beers from new breweries Collective Brewing, Knowles Brothers., Dank Dog and Noble Rey.