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Title: Trip to Texas
Post by: gwilkosz on January 25, 2010, 11:57:50 pm
I'll be traveling to Carrollton, TX and was wondering if anybody has any recommendations for local brews/breweries to try.  I'm from CT, so I'd be interested in anything unique to TX even.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Trip to Texas
Post by: Beertracker on January 28, 2010, 05:20:16 pm
Maybe a bit late, but check out or look for draught beers from Franconia, Live Oak?, Rahr & Sons & Real Ale and be sure to stop by Lone Star Bevo for some St. Arnold & Southern Star before leaving town.   ;)
Title: Re: Trip to Texas
Post by: hopfenundmalz on January 28, 2010, 06:35:40 pm
If you can find it - try the Gingerman multitap - Live Oak Pilz is good, and so is Real Ale Full Moon Rye.
Title: Re: Trip to Texas
Post by: Robert on January 28, 2010, 06:48:00 pm
As far as breweries, not much due to existing laws. I've heard Franconia in Plano is good. If you're out the Fort Worth way, I highly recommend The Covey. Small little brewpub that serves game-inspired dishes like buffalo and pheasant. A bit on the $$$ side for food, but they have beer specials every night. They won two silvers at last years GABF and have one of the best Vienna lagers I've had year-round. Rahr is also in Ft. Worth and they do tours every Saturday. Gingerman has fallen way down on my list. They never have half the beers on their menu. I prefer the Flying Saucer in Addison and Downtown Ft. Worth. Addison is very close to Carrolton.

www.thecovey.com (http://www.thecovey.com)
Title: Re: Trip to Texas
Post by: gwilkosz on February 01, 2010, 01:27:36 am
Thanks!  I'll keep my eyes open for all of your recommendations.
Title: Re: Trip to Texas
Post by: gwilkosz on February 06, 2010, 01:36:48 am
I didn't really get a chance to find all of your suggestions due to traveling with a group of co-workers.  I did try Shiner bock and Black Beauty stout, though.  Not sure which brewery makes the Black Beauty...  I didn't really care for the Shiner bock.  Black Beauty was pretty good.  Maybe next time I'll get a chance to seek out all of your suggestions.  Thanks again!
Title: Re: Trip to Texas
Post by: 1vertical on February 25, 2010, 05:47:05 pm
Even if it's not in Carrollton, you may see it over by 6 flags...

http://www.pappadeaux.com/home/ (http://www.pappadeaux.com/home/)

Like Seafood?  You just hit the jackpot!
The beer line up is pretty much standard fare....