Monday, September 14, 2015

upcoming and exciting beer events

Halloween circa 2008

It's that time of the year again folks, when we can say goodbye to sweat drenched foreheads and say hello to those pants in your closet that have been so neglected. September and October are my favorite months of the year, bringing cooler weather, football and Oktoberfest events that make everyone a German beer drinker. While North Texas has a ton of beer events on a weekly basis, I've compiled a list that is a little beyond your average pint night or beer tour. Find your inner German or just wear some lederhosen and enjoy. Prost!

Sept 16 - Noble Rey Oktoberfest - 6-9pm
We are ready for fall and so are our friends at Rahr, Lakewood, Karbach, Oak Highlands, and Martin House! So come out to the brewery and hang out with some of you local favorites and eat a brat from KB Brats, all of the breweries will have either an Oktoberfest or a German inspired fall seasonal on tap!And maybe we can get Justin in some lederhosen...

Sept 18 - Texas Ale Project Bare Knuckle Barnyard BBQ - 5:30pm
Swing by the brewery after work to taste some delicious barbeque from pitmasters Will Flieschman and Eric Perry! Better get here quick to make sure you don't miss out! 
Plates range from $7-$10, beers are $5. 
Get here!

Sept 19 - Texas Craft Brewers Festival (Austin, TX) - 2-6:30pm
This is easily the best beer festival put on in Texas, organized by the brewers and celebrated with only Texas craft beer.

Sept 20 - LUCKtoberfest - 11am-9pm
An Oktoberfest style celebration with DFW's two German inspired breweries, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company and Franconia Brewing Company.Live music, special tappings, bier stein giveaways, and german inspired food specials all day!

Sept 25-27 - Mckinney Oktoberfest (Also my birthday celebration on the 26th)
Not only is it Oktoberfest in Mckinney on September 26, it's also my 31st birthday celebration. If you're free, come on up to Mckinney and drink some German beer with us. We will be going to Franconia, Hutchin's BBQ, the downtown Mckinney Oktoberfest celebration and TUPPS Brewery after that.

A Three Day Festival!
Friday, September 25, 4 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, September 26, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. 
Sunday, September 27, Noon to 5 p.m.

Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
Admission: Free

A Taste of Germany in Historic Downtown McKinney
Dust off your lederhosen and tune up your yodel for this year’s Oktoberfest. McKinney Oktoberfest is a family favorite, offering authentic German music, food and drink, traditional costumes, dancing, children’s activities and much more 

The “beer garden” covers a total of 14 blocks throughout McKinney's Historic Downtown square so you can enjoy all downtown McKinney has to offer with a German beer in one hand and a bratwurst in the other. McKinney Main Street, supporting sponsors and the shops in Historic Downtown McKinney will host nonstop activities in the heart of our great city.

Oct 3 - Noble Rey Zero Anniversary - 1-10pm
Zero years, yep we don't mess around here! Any excuse to party and have a good time with our friends is alright by us!
Doors open @ 1pm and we'll be releasing our specialty beer though out the day and into the night.  With each ticket purchase, you get pretty sweet ltd. edition commemorative Noble Rey Zero Anni. glass and a sample card good for 8 five ounce pours (don't worry you can get more beer if you want). 

We'll also have Red Beard BBQ on site- grilling up some of their award winning BBQ! And we'll have some fantastic live music by Shotgun Friday, Quentin Moore, and Taylor Davis, brewery drinking games, and our arcade!

Want in early? Checkout our VIP tickets, you'll get in a whole hour before your friends, you get lunch provided by Red Beard BBQ, you get the sweet glassware and the sample card, but wait there's more! You get one of our amazing commemorative Zero Anni. Hats too!!!

Tickets are limited, and this event will likely sell out, so you'll want to get yours ASAP!

Oct 3 - Texas Beer Camp
Be sure to go get a spot at They are available now.
We WANT you to invite all your beer buddies to this event! Dont be rude and leave them out of all the fun!

Beer camp will be held on private property just outside of Princeton, TX from Sat. Oct 3&4 2015. At Beer Camp almost everything that happens is created entirely by its citizens, who are active participants in the event. We are committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that everyone benefits, whether in the individual or in camp, through the medium of personal participation. Participants are encouraged to find a way to help make Beer Camp come alive through whatever medium you come up with. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play.

Remember Folks, this is just the event page. Be sure to head over to for all news and awesome posts! 

We WANT you to invite all your beer buddies to this event! Dont be rude and leave them out of all the fun!

Oct 3 - Community Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest in October?? We know, we know- BUT we've had so much going on in September, that we thought the first weekend in October would be perfect! 

Doors open @ 2pm and we'll be releasing our specialty small batch Oktoberfest Lager. With each ticket purchase, you'll also receive a super awesome, ltd. edition commemorative Community Beer stein. 

We'll have Rusted Truck Ranch on site- grilling up some brats and other delicious Bavarian-esque foods! And, as always- we'll have some fantastic live music, brewery drinking games, and local artwork on display!

Tickets are limited, and this event will likely sell out, so you'll want to get yours ASAP!

Oct 10 - Oak Highlands Oktoberfest - 11am-8pm
We're celebrating Oktoberfest at the brewery! We'll have live music, college football, authentic German food and our German-style beers! Tickets are $20 online or $25 at the door and include three beers and a commemorative pint glass. Additional beers will be available for purchase. A portion of all ticket sales benefit Dallas' Bridge Breast Network. Prost!