Dec 4, 201212:15 PMThe Telegraph

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Dallas Winter Warmer Brings a Seasonal Beer Festival to Big D

Dec 4, 2012 - 12:15 PM
Dallas Winter Warmer Brings a Seasonal Beer Festival to Big D

Rhizome Productions

The weather in Dallas isn’t exactly Jack Frost nipping on noses, but one sip of the stouts, porters, and barleywines, and craft beer enthusiasts attending Dallas Winter Warmer, Saturday, December 15, won’t have difficulty imagining themselves by a crackling fire, boozy, heady brew in hand – perhaps a bear skin rug is involved.

Organizer Rhizome Productions, the company behind, 12 South Winter Warmer and Flying Saucer Draught Emporium’s Beerfest in Nashville has curated a stellar lineup of breweries. The nine Texas operations include brand-spanking-new Four Corners, Community, and Lakewood. Real Ale, Rahr & Sons, Saint Arnold, and (512) are among the established Lone Star suds purveyors. Ace, Woodchuck, and Crispin will give Winter Warmer a splash of cider. But it’s the 18 national outfits scheduled to join the Dallas Winter Warmer vendors that really get beer muscles itchin’ for a workout. Stone, Green Flash, Alaskan, Dogfish Head, Brooklyn, Oskar Blues, and Santa Fe brewing companies are a minute sampling of the collection set to pour at the Dallas Arts District event site.

While the diversity is certainly agreeable to your palate, the malty merriment comes with a smarts-increasing component, says festival founder Matthew Leff. “We require all breweries to send representation to our events so guests can interact, ask questions, and get education on craft beer.” Since the event will be small (attendance is limited to 2,000), everyone will have the chance to ask vendors chipper, slurred questions.

There is no question the Dallas Winter Warmer will be a bonanza for beer lovers and the charity partner, Cancer Support Community North Texas, and at $45 per ticket, it’s practically a steal.

Admission comes with 12 2-ounce samples. Additional samples will go for $2 for 10.  You don’t want to forget the catering menu perfect for soaking up the alcohol by volume percentages, including tortilla soup and a half-pound Black Angus burger – hearty food ideal for hearty cups of good cheer.

For tickets and more information about Dallas Winter Warmer, visit the shindig’s website.


The names of beers set to be poured on Saturday are being released daily. Here's the list as it stands now.

Bruin Cask
Pecan Porter Cask
Coco Cerise Cask

Midnight Ninja Black Ale
Its a surprise! See ya there to find out.

Four Corners
Red's Roja

The Brooklyn Brewery
There Will Be Black
Monster Ale
Black Chocolate Stout
Winter Ale

Fox Barrel Pear

Samuel Adams
Winter Lager
Chocolate Bock
Norse Legend

Alaskan Winter
Alaskan Smoked Porter

He'Brew Origin Pomegranate Strong Ale
He'Brew Messiah Nut Brown Ale
Shmaltz/Terrapin Beer Company Reunion Ale 2012
He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16

Rahr & Sons
Winter Warmer
Bourbon Barrel Winter Warmer

Winter Wheat
Oak Aged Falli'n Bock

Coffe Porter
Winter Warmer
Leviathan Baltic Porter

Nutcracker Winter Warmer (wet hopped winter warmer)
Dark Truth Stout (Belgian Stout)
Harvest Dance (Wheat Wine)

Real Ale
Devil's Backbone
Coffee Porter
Black Quad
Firemans #4

Dogfish Head
120 Minute IPA
Raison D’Etre
Burton Baton
Palo Santo

Saint Arnold
Bishop's Barrel 1
Sailing Santa
Christmas Ale
Winter Stout

The Temptress Milk Stout three ways

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