JUNE 17TH 2017

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BEST LITTLE BREWFEST IN TEXAS


THE ONLY BREWFEST IN NORTH TEXAS THAT GIVES 100% OF ITS PROFITS TO CHARITY

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 found a new home in Old Town Lewisville. 2015 we expanded the ever popular VIP section, so stay posted to see what we'll bring you in 2017!

  • CHARITY

    HOW WE GIVE BACK

    Since our inception we have donated over $275,000 to local charities: Metroport Meals on Wheels, MHMR, Touched by Suicide, Rachel’s Challenge, Special Abilities of North Texas, Youth and Family Counseling, NightTime Rescue, and many more…

  • MUSIC

    SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC

    Our festival 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. Motorcycles and Cars to drool over with food and beer abound before the festival kicks off.

  • AUTOSHOW

    GEAR HEADS BE WOWED!

    Bringing some of the coolest wheels around! You get to start the party early with beer, food, music and some hot rides. Be sure to see what we have in store! We’ve featured millions of dollars in cars over the years… be sure to see what shows up in 2017!

  • VENDORS

    FOOD, GIFTS, AND MORE!

    Check out all our great Food and Retail Vendors!

Beer, Spirits, & Wine - "oh my!" // Texas breweries were our focus in again in 2016 for our third annual pro brewers competition. Feel free to browse our portfolio of beer, distilled spirits, and wine for the yea as well. The icons below represent our Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners from 2016.

Reminders: No pets, no strollers, no weapons, no outside food or drinks. To see more information, please visit our Festival FAQ

  • TURNING POINT BEER

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    by Christopher Swain

    By now, many of you have probably heard of Turning Point Beer as they have been taking the Metroplex by storm.  This newly ambitious concept is the brainchild of Alex Knight, James Perry, Jon Paul Goytia, and Joshua Davis; all well-versed in the craft beer world with years of experience in not only distribution, but also brewing for some of DFW’s greats. They’re not just your run-of-the-mill homebrewers looking to get their hands into the market with a traditional IPA or basic lager. They are a highly cultured quartet with a clear vision. What separates them from the rest is that Turning Point Beer wants to bring beers to the market that no one is currently providing. Unfortunately, the guys hit a financial snag last year and decided to take a different approach with establishing themselves:  1.) Host events throughout the Metroplex, offering free pours of their beers to the public to ramp up interest.  2.) Create a crowdfunding campaign utilizing a Kickstarter page, which can found here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/3319135/turning-point-beer

    Recently, Turning Point Beer invited the DFWLTCB admins to come sample a few beers and give our honest opinions. I walked in not knowing what to expect. Will we be drinking another basic pale ale?  A straightforward stout of some sort?  Some experimental mystery homebrew? After the initial meet and greet, we were presented with four different styles: a multi-hop double IPA, a New England style IPA, a Flemish Red, and a barrel aged stout. We were all provided 2-4 ounces of each to dissect and provide our thoughts. Needless to say — upon reaching the end of the last few sips of the night, I wanted more.  My expectations?  Far exceeded.

    Big DIPA

     

     

     

     

     

    Big DIPA (Double IPA):

    Brewed with Motuecha, Galaxy, and Denali hops; this DIPA provided the perfect amount sweetness with a crisp, citrus punch.  The nose was citrus and pine forward. The citrus carried through from start to finish. Sitting around 8.5% ABV, this DIPA was dangerously easy to drink. Slight carbonation along with a crisp, clean finish.

    Extra Pulp

     

     

     

     

     

    Extra Pulp (NE-style IPA):

    Brewed with Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, and Mosaic hops; this was the favorite of the night amongst the other admins.  Another citrus explosion.  This beer was juicy, slightly hazy, and smelled fantastic — very reminiscent of some of the east coast’s greats like Trillium and Tree House.   As NE style IPAs are few and far between in DFW, I can only dream of being able to drink this year round.

    Wildish Gambino

     

     

     

     

     

    Wildish Gambino (Flanders Red):

    Not only do I have an affinity for all things Childish Gambino, Flanders Red is one my favorite styles of beer.  Slightly sweet, slightly tart; Flanders Reds are amongst some of the most difficult to master.  Needless, I was impressed. Aged for more than a year on oak chips soaked in Cabernet Sauvignon, this ale was robust and palate pleasing. Tons of cherries, oak, and wine. The beer could have used a touch more carbonation, but that’s just personal preference.

    Release the Krausen

     

     

     

     

    Release The Krausen (Barrel Aged Imperial Stout):

    Last but not least, my personal favorite of the four. This rich, decadent stout is aged in Balcones Baby Blue barrels. Layers of vanilla, fudge, and bourbon — this felt like I was drinking a glass of thick, boozy chocolate milk. Very reminiscent of a barrel aged milk stout but without the use of lactic sugar.  Absolutely fantastic.

    Interested in trying their beers? You’re in luck! Turning Point Beer is providing a few more beer giveaways within the next couple months:

    • 2/24/17 – Braindead Brewing, Dallas, TX 6-9PM
    • 3/3/17 – The Brass Tap, Allen, TX 6-9PM
    • 3/19/17 – LUCK, Dallas, TX 12-7PM
    • 3/24/17 – Wise Guys Pizzeria, Grapevine, TX 6-9PM
    • 3/31/17 – On Tap, Arlington, TX 6-9PM

    Come show your support, try some fantastic beers, donate to a worthy cause – believe me, you don’t want to miss this.

     

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