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Best Little Brewfest in Texas // Established as a 100% for charity beer festival in North Texas benefiting Cloud 9 Charities. The 2013 festival took place at Texas Motor Speedway, but for the 2014 year we have found a new home in Old Town Lewisville. Read on to find out what we're all about!



    If you haven’t noticed yet we’re highly in favor of charitable organizations. This is why we represent the 501(c)3 Cloud 9 Charities here at BLBFIT. This event benefits the Alzheimer association and teen suicide prevention.



    Our festivals will always feature hot, as well as up and coming Texas musicians. Old Town Lewisville is no stranger to live music with its Western Days Festival.

  • BEER


    We feature some of the most sought after craft beers from across the country (even some internationals). We also aim to and invite all Texas breweries to join! (Bug your local brewery to join the fun.)

  • FOOD


    In 2014 we will put an emphasis on fantastic food. From featured dishes from local restaurants, to some of the finest food trucks around, you’re sure to be full at BLBFIT 2014

Check back to our blog for announcements. // We'll be adding all kinds of fun information in our blog as time goes on. Feel free to check back to this area for brewery announcements, food information, and much more.


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    Cedar Creek Brewery opened in the tiny town of Seven Points, Texas in 2012. Founder and home brewer Jim Elliot,  brew master Damon Lewis (winner of gold medal at national home brew competition in 2009  and silver in 2010 with the North Texas Home Brewers Assoc.) and brewer Blake Morrison have put Seven Points on the map for  craft beer enthusiasts in Texas.

    Cedar Creek has a passion for brewing up session beers for even the average beer drinker to enjoy. CCB produced three beers in 2013. Elliot’s Phoned Home Pale Ale, The Lawn Ranger Cream Ale ( a personal favorite in the hot summer months of Texas), and Scruffy’s Smoked Alt.  All three beers are available in cans  for your “Shotgun Friday” needs. Cedar Creek Brewery brought home a Gold medal in Belgian-Style Abbey Ale at the Great American Beer Festival  2013 with their Belgian Style Dubbel .This award winning Dubbel is a seasonal that was released in January and is also available in 16 oz cans .

    Six beers will be released in 2014 with “Dankosaurus” recently hopping up at the local bars with the experimental hop “05256″. Being a lover of hops, Dankosaurus is my personal favorite . The hop”05256″ is a new hop that adds notes of peach, apricot, tangerine, and pine. It is the newest addition to Cedar Creek’s year-round beers and will be available in cans this month.

    Get your craft craving friends together and head down to Cedar Creek Brewery. For those riding in on your high horse there is a hitching post available. Hang out in the Bier Garten, listen to some local licks, and enjoy the scenery! Cheers!

    Cedar Creek Brewery is located at 244 East Cedar Creek Pkwy, Seven Points, TX 75143 between Ennis and Gun Barrel City (about 60 min. from Dallas and 90 min. from Ft. Worth).

    Tap Room Hours are Friday 4-9 pm Saturday 12-9 pm Sunday 12-6 pm.  Brewery tours & tastings are every Saturday 12-3 pm $7 gets you three beer samples and a souvenir glass. Family and pet friendly. Free root beer on tap for kids. Bar food items available for purchase.


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    Four friends with a vision of opening a brewery in a location of Dallas that for many of us Dallasites have never stepped foot in, until recently. But for George Esquivel, co-founder and director of sales and marketing, West Dallas is home. At the end of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, in the part of town that is now all the craze, you will find a tri-colored rooster in trinity grooves.  The rooster representing Dallas’s roots, perched on a weather vane on it’s favorite corner in Dallas.

    Transforming a big rig truck repair shop into a brewery, Four Corners Brewing opened it’s doors to the public in November 2012.  Four Corners founders George Esquivel, Steve Porcari, and Greg Leftwich had a vision of making craft beer that has the local flavors of Dallas. With the help of brew master John Sims, FC Brewing has brewed up “All Day Ales”. Refreshing session beers with abv. between 4.5%-5.5%  allowing you to enjoy these beers all day in the Texas heat.  Taking inspiration from the local neighborhood FC Brewing has a funky flair of Dallas’s Hispanic American culture. You may often see FC Brewing pushing along their paleteria cart filled with beer. The names of Four Corners beers (often in Spanish) El Chingon, Paletro, La Bajada (local neighborhood), Block Party, Red’s  Roja and the Local Buzz (four corner’s flagship beer) are all named after the thriving culture you will find on any corner of west (and south) Dallas.  Now that the Local Buzz Honey-Rye Golden Ale, Block Party Porter, and El Chingon IPA are available in cans (with 360 end lids) you can enjoy Four Corners beer on any of your outdoor adventures. Salud!

    Four Corners Brewing is located at 423 Singleton Blvd. Dallas, TX 75212

    Free Tours on Saturdays at 12:00 and 1:30 pm, limited to 50 people (reserve your spot on eventbrite).  Beer samples of the “All Day Ales” will be given during tour and more tastings are available for purchase at FC Brewing’s “All Day Alehouse” tap room for $3 pints. Family Friendly. No food trucks, but you can bring your own or eat at one of the restaurants next door at trinity grooves (I suggest eating at LUCK).

    Four Corners tap room is open on Wednesdays – Friday 5-10 pm Saturday 12-10 pm and Sunday 2-8 pm

    Check out Four Corners Brewing website for upcoming events and locations to grab your favorite Four Corners canned beer. www.fcbrewing.com


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    Rahr and Sons Brewing Company was established in 2004, before the craft beer boom of America, but the lioness rawr has been heard loud and clear since the doors have opened in a warehouse south of downtown Fort Worth by Frederick “Fritz” Rahr and his wife Erin. Fritz Rahr, a former railroad company worker who has studied brewing in Germany and at the Siebel Institute, is a graduate of Texas Christian University.

    Since the summer of 2004, the Rahr and Sons Brewery has been the location of the annual Iron Mash Competition, a homebrewing competition based on the premise of the television show Iron Chef (that is, to brew a beer from provided ingredients) and hosted by the Cap and Hare Homebrewing Club of Fort Worth, TX

    At the summer 2005 semiannual United States Beer Tasting Championship (referred to as USBTC from this point on), Rahr’s Blonde Lager won the award of Best of the Rockies/Southeast in the Dortmunder/Helles category. This beer won the same award again in summer 2006, while Bucking Bock won honorable mention in the division as a Maibock. Rahr’s Ugly Pug won Best of the Rockies/Southwest at the winter 2006 USBTC in the Black Lager category. Most recently, Rahr’s Summertime Wheat was recognized as the best wheat beer in the Rockies/Southwest division during the summer 2007 USBTC.

    The Dallas Observer awarded Rahr’s Blonde Lager “Best Local Beer” in the summer of 2005.

    In the Zymurgy magazine reader’s poll of summer 2006—the fourth annual Best Commercial Beers In America survey–, Rahr was voted the fifth best brewer in the United States. Among the poll’s top ranked beers in the U.S., Ugly Pug tied for 15th place, Bucking Bock and Rahr’s Red both tied for 21st place, and Blonde Lager tied for 32nd place.

    Rahr has introduced nine beers, eight of which have been bottled. Currently, Rahr has 5 year-round brews, 6 seasonals and 7 in the To Thee Series, all with amazing labels that tease the tastiness inside the bottles. Want to taste them all in one place? Visit the brewery Wednesdays from 5-7:30pm or Saturdays from 1-3pm. Of course, bring your ID, $10 admission fee for anyone over 18. A tour of the brewery and a Rahr and Sons pint glass that holds up to three free beer samples are no charge. They’ve teamed up with some of the best family owned restaurants in Fort Worth to offer great food to the brewery. The brewery is located at 701 Galveston Ave. For more information, visit their website rahrbrewing.com.

    Prost, y’all!


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    The Dallas- Ft.Worth Metroplex has a new brewery to explore. Next Saturday, April 12th Grapevine Craft Brewery opens its doors to the public. However these doors will be opened at Grapevine’s Farmers Branch location, not at the historic downtown site in the city of Grapevine which is under construction. Gary Humble, founder and CEO of Grapevine Craft Brewery raised $61,000 to launch GCB through a kickstarter program called “Fundable”.  GCB is the 2nd brewery to top $60 k through crowd funding. Grapevine Craft Brewery was first tapped November 27th, 2013 at Craft and Growler Dallas with the Lake Fire Rye Pale Ale. The second beer GCB released in December 2013 was the Monarch , a peach wheat beer (my favorite local wheat beer). The newest addition to the GCB beer line-up is the Sir William’s English Brown Ale (named after Grapevine’s Mayor of 40 yrs. William D. Tate) was tapped March 22nd at The Londoner Colleyville.

    Grapevine  Craft Brewery brews their beer with a 30 bbl brewing system in their current 7,000 sq ft warehouse in Farmers Branch. The Farmers Branch location will be used as a distribution hub and site for barrel aging once the construction is finished at the Grapevine Craft Brewery in Grapevine. Brewing up Texas beer made with Texas pride are GCB’s head brewer Caton Orrell and assistant brewer and certified cicerone Jon Powell.

    Grapevine Craft Brewery  started canning their Lake Fire Rye Pale Ale last month which can be found all around the DFW area (now at 31 locations) from your favorite watering hole, beer store and even select H.E.B. grocery stores. Check out Grapevine Craft Brewery’s website to find GCB beer in your area. www.grapevineontap.com Add this canned beer to your “Shotgun Friday” collection.

    Grapevine Craft Brewery is located at 2405 Squire Place suite 200 Farmers Branch, TX 75234

    Space is limited and tickets MUST be purchased online ($10 +$1.50 fee) and in advance at http://grapevineontap.ticketleap.com/ Tickets are available for Saturday tours April 12th, 19th, and 26th. Brewery is open from 12-3pm. There will be great beer, music, and grub from a local food truck. You can even toss around a bag of corn, try out your corn hole skills while drinking some tasty local beers from Grapevine Craft Brewery. Drink local – Drink Grapevine Craft Brewery. It’s where the good times are. Cheers!

    Check back for updates after Grapevine Craft Brewery’s grand opening April 12th.


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    Community Beer Company joined the Dallas brewery scene in January 2013. With the brewery being open less than a year, Community  brought home gold from the Great American Beer Festival with the Public Ale. Community Beer Co. has received numerous awards for their outstanding beers. The Public Ale, Witbier, and Inspiration took home awards at the U.S. Open Beer Championship. The Trinity Triple and Public Ale won awards at the Los Angeles Beer Competition. It’s no surprise Community Beer Co. was named the North Texas brewery of the year 2013.

    Community’s Brewery is in a 21,000 sq. ft.  air-conditioned warehouse with a 30 barrel brewing system that has four vessels allowing brew master Jamie Fulton and brewer Aric Hulsey to brew 60 kegs at a time.  Aric is also a microbiologist and manages the in-house yeast lab at CBC to ensure the highest quality of yeast for Community’s award winning ale.

    Centrally located near downtown Dallas, across from the American Airlines Center in the Design District. CBC chose this location to be a part of the Dallas community. Kevin Carr, founder and craft beer evangelist had a vision to bring together the community through great beer.  Community Beer Co., has done exactly that with their sweet local vibe. CBC supports local artist, local music, and local charities.

    Community Beer Company is located  at 1530 Inspiration Drive Dallas, Tx 75207.

    Taproom Hours are Thursday 5-9 pm Friday 5-10 pm and Saturday 5-10 pm. Brewery tours are on Saturdays from 2-5 pm.  Admission for brewery tours are now $15 at door, tickets are still available for $10 if purchased online at Eventbrite. There is also a premier package available at door for $25 that includes a brew tour, 3 beer tickets and $20 towards merchandise. additional tickets are available for purchase. Community Beer Co. is family friendly, dogs invited too.  Come on out to Community Beer Co. where there is local music, local artist selling art, and local food trucks every Saturday. It’s time  for you to start drinking local in your community. Cheers!

    Check out Community Beer Company at www.communitybeer.com for upcoming events like Community Connections, business networking Wednesdays  from 5:30-8 pm.  Get educated about craft at Community’s Beer School.




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    When you think of Vermont, what first comes to mind? The beautiful fall leaves, moose, horses, amazing views from the hill side, classic architecture, pumpkin harvests? For me, I think of, and can pretty much smell and taste it with my imagination, apple cider. Of course, I’m referring to Hard Apple Cider and who makes it better than Woodchuck?! These crisp, fruity, sweet pints of exhilaration are able to cool us down even on the hottest days in summer. (I especially love them sitting below Guinness in Snake Bite.) I will have to say, I’m partial to the Pear Cider myself, but the variety pack I usually get around Thanksgiving for the family is never under appreciated.

    For all the gluten-free people out there, Woodchuck is made completely from apples (not wheat, barley or rye) there for it is 100% glutten-free!

    You can find Woodchuck almost every where including you local Quicktrips, Kroger, 7-Eleven, Brookshire Food Store, Albertson’s and even Cracker Barrel Stores. Bars and restaurants carry this brand on tap and in bottle.

    This cider was starting in 1990 in Proctorsville, Vermont in a little winery making a variety of apple wines. It was originaly called “Vermont Old-Fashioned Hard Cider.” Where did the name “Woodchuck” come from? The Vermontiest of Vermoneter are sometimes called “woodchucks” and it seemed like a good name for their small-batch cider. Read their interesting history on their website.

    Visit their website for cool things like drink mixables, recipes, merch and other uses for their ciders other than simply enjoying the taste. woodchuck.com


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    During a promotion for BLBFIT at Lucky Lou’s in Denton last week, I had the pleasure to try the “Keep the Pint Night” beer for that week. I love Hefeweizens, think it has to do with my German heritage, or just the fact the Hefeweizes are cloudy cups of fruity goodness, either way, I wasn’t going home without trying that Hefe.

    I hadn’t heard of Pedernales until that night and to my surprise, it now ranks list of top Hefeweizens. Their German-style brew was a light, refreshing, golden ale with the right amount of cloudy in my pint glass. The tones of banana and apricot tickled my tongue as I enjoyed this masterful recipe. No wonder it has received seven medals; three being gold at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO. Every drop of that delightful Hefe deserves a pat on the back for being pretty much a perfect. A hug, too.

    Needless to say, now I’m seeking out Pedernales brews so I can try them all. There is a complete list on their website (pedernalesbrewing.com) but here is a short list in our area. Carrollton: Albertson’s on Josey Lane, Twister Root Burger Co. on Main, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop on Midway. Albertson’s in Corinth. Denton: Albertson’s on University, Kroger on Loop 288, Metzler’s F&B on Londonderry, Misway mart on Hickory, 4 Quicktrips in town and the Sac N Save off 35, North bound. Flower Mound: Kroger on Flower Mound Rd, FM Beer, Wine & Gas on Cross Timbers and Whip In on Morris. Lewisville: Albertons’ on Main, 3 Quicktrips in town and T’s Bar & Grill on 121. They are everywhere!

    Other brews available by Pedernales are Lobo Lito, a Premium Texas Pilsner; Lobo, 1910 Pre-Prohibition American lager; Lobo Negro, a dark lager; and Pedernales Classic (orange label,) an English-style IPA.

    The only bad thing about this brewery, at least for me, is that it’s so far away! A trip is in my future to visit Fredericksburg to try many different wines, and now I have even more reason to go. The Brewhouse is open Fridays from 3pm – 5pm and Saturdays 1pm-5pm. If you are going to that side of the state, be sure to visit the tasting room and take a tour. From the pictures on their website, it looks magical.


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    Fort Worth brewery Martin House Brewing Company just became one of my favorites after tasting their new Rubberneck Red, inspired by my favorite childhood band, Toadies, also from Fort Worth, at Oak Street Drafthouse and Cocktail Parlor in Denton. This beer celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Toadies Rubberneck album, which makes me feel a little old. (We’ll go with mature, rather than old for future descriptions.) This slightly hoppy, hint of citrus, smooth as caramel delight will make you wish you came from the water this beer came from. Seriously… I love this beer as much as I love to play the Rubberneck album on repeat, singing every word. I’m very sad I missed the Toadies concert at Martin House.

    Martin House drafts are also available at The Loophole Pub In Denton, Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe in Lewisville, Funky Baja’s Cantina in Keller, Deloitte University in Westlake, Jack Mac’s Swill & Grill in Far North Dallas Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Richardson, and The Fillmore Pub in Plano. (This list would be HUGE if I included all the places in Grapevine, Dallas, Addison, and Fort Worth!)

    Made in Texas by Texans. Their slogan nails it, giving you a hint of the love and passion (because in Texas, we are all full of passion, most of us are full of love) that they put in their beer. Every single pint. Every single drop. It’s not just a beer to consume, it’s a beer that fits your lifestyle; consuming it is the best part, though. Their standard cans are the larger 16 oz . They don’t mess with Texas and produce in the cans, not bottles. This vessel choice is better for the beer by protecting the beer better from light and oxygen. It’s better for the environment, easier to recycle. (The beer never touches aluminum to eliminate the metal taste.) Also, the can is the best for your adventures, it’s portable.

    Martin House is sure to produce a beer that you like, ranging from a dark stout, hoppy Double IPA, bitter Pale Ale to a lighter, refreshing River House, A Texas Saison. Try them all and see which one fits your beer personality and taste.

    Martin House Brewing Company offers Saturday Tours and Tasting from 2-5pm, every Saturday for $10. Admission covers your pint glass, brewery tour, and 3 pints for those of age. Please don’t forget your ID. The bar closes at 4:45pm. Don’t worry about finding food before hand, they will have food vendors and live music for your enjoyment. Feel free to bring your own chair, table or shade implements to enjoy summer days in their outdoor area, with games such as corn hole, washers and ladder golf. Inside area is also available. A tour guided by one of the brewery employees will start in the back of the building around 4:30pm and lasts about 20 minutes. They will tell you a bit about their history and how the company was started, and they’ll explain how  the beer is made and what all the equipment does. Martin House is family and pet friendly establishment as long as your pets and children are friendly to the brewery employees and goers. Please keep dogs on a leash while inside the building.

    Check out their website for more events, taping and celebrations. (martinhousebrewing.com) Their website has to be one of the best local brewing sites I’ve seen. They include Adventure Pairing with each beer’s description, drinker quotes about each beer, recommended activities with each brew, special ingredients and witty comments hidden for reader to find and chuckle.


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    Financial Analyst turned brew master, Brad Perkinson traded in his suit and tie for a pair of rubber boots. Brad’s passion for beer began after a trip to Munich, Germany in 2009. Brad and his friend Michael Vieth(IT Adviser at FireWheel Brewing Co.) had been home brewing for a couple of years when Brad found himself unemployed and decided to take his passion for craft beer and home brewing skills to the next level and open up his very own nano-brewery. FireWheel Brewing Co.(FWBC) opened in July of 2012 and was first tapped at The Common Table in Dallas, Texas. A nano-brewery , also named pico-brewery or bucket-brewery is a term not actually recognized by The Brewers Association. Nano-breweries are typically defined as a small brewery producing small batches of beer(less than 500 barrels of beer a year) using a four barrel brewing system or less. At FWBC Brad operates a three barrel brewing system and produced 175 beer barrels in 2013.

    FireWheel Brewing Co. has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Amber, the brewery dog, will often greet you as you enter the brewery. Kids and dogs are allowed as long as they are kept on a tight leash(just kidding, no leash required). You can hang out inside, pull up a chair, and grab a Midnight Ninja(my personal favorite) or a Special #1 Brown Ale from Roger. At Fire Wheel you always get good head with the StrIPA, pronounced (strip-ah), Strawberry IPA. If you are the designated driver you won’t be left out, there is also craft root beer on tap. Outside there are games to play such as corn hole(you can bring your own games from home too). Some weekends there is live music and food on site from a local caterer or food truck. You can also bring your own food to slap on the grill or get a pizza delivered to the brewery.

    FireWheel is open every Saturday from 11-3pm. Entry is $10 for  3 beer samples and includes your choice of a pint glass, mason jar, or tulip glass ($2 extra). Additional beer tickets are available for purchase, and you can even get a free sample when you check in on a social media site. The brewery is also available for private parties of 15 or more for $20 per person or a flat rate of $300.  FireWheel Brewing Co. is located at 2806 Lawing Ln. Rowlett, TX 75088

    For a complete list of beers, special releases, and upcoming events visit www.firewheelbrewing.com



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    If you’re ever headed up towards the Oklahoma border, want to take a pit stop before you hit some border casino action (and to drink TEXAS beer, not that “watered down” Oklahoma stuff) be sure to stop in at 903 Breweries in Sherman on Elm Street.

    They have tours and tasting every Saturday from noon until 3pm. They have all their current beers on tap and often there is a surprise guest beer. You can look forward to come live music and some local grub for sale most of the time during tours. Or you can take a mid-week break and play some free Trivia on Tap Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Get there early, tap room opens at 5:30. They have sneak peak trivia questions on their Facebook page, so be sure to check that out before you go.

    Making great beer for a great community was the mission. Jeremy and Natalie Roberts did that, building a foundation for 903 Brewers in 2011. Jeremy is also the head brewer after spending years perfecting his recipes and letting the community decide what beers they wanted. If you have a beer you would like to try, let him know, he might try it out and add it to the gems on tap they have going on currently.

    The doors officially opened in June 2013, introducing the world to The Chosen One Coconut Ale and Roo’s Red Ale. They have four regular taps and two delicious seasonal brews for you to try.You can see their entire line up on their website.

    Looking for some cool apparel to rep 903? Check out their merch on their website, I know I’ll be sporting a new 903 this summer.

    Check out their website if you’re looking to invest or donate to a local brewery, they are looking for any and all support they can get to improve their brewery and keep 903 on tap. www.903brewers.com

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