This last Saturday officially kicked off this year's North Texas Beer Week (formerly known as Dallas Beer Week). According to their Facebook page, "North Texas Beer Week is an 8 day celebration showcasing the people, places and brews that make up the region’s booming craft beer scene with events overseen by local business owners and enthusiasts who seek to support the growth of craft beer across North Texas."

So the big question is, how do I participate here in Frisco? While there aren't any Frisco area bars officially on NTBW's event calendar, you can still participate by traveling a mere hop, skip, and jump away to surrounding cities, Plano, McKinney, and Allen.

Here is a list of the close-to-Frisco participating bars and their events:

Monday, 11/11/13

Tuesday, 11/12/13

  • Texas on Tap Brooklyn Brewery Beer Dinner: $40 Ticket includes your beer samples, dinner, & gratuity for the evening. We will be serving: Silver Anniversary Lager Sorachi Ace Cuvee La Boite Local 2,Post Road Pumpkin Ale, Black Chocolate Stout Rugby House Pub, Plano, TX (Directions)
  • Peticolas appreciation day: Come and receive $1 off a Peticolas draft The Allen Wickers Sports Pub and Grill, Plano, TX (Directions)
  • Peticolas Wintervention Tapping: Join us as we tap Peticolas' spiced winter seasonal ale, Wintervention winner of the 2013 U.S Beer Tasting Championship. At 10% abv, and brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, it is a holiday treat just in time for our colder temperatures The Holy Grail Pub, Plano, TX (Directions)
  • Up to 50% on all Draft beer including craft beers Kelly's at the Village, Allen, TX (Directions) 

Wednesday, 11/13/13

  • Revolver appreciation day: Come in and receive $1 off a Revolver draft The Allen Wickers Sports Pub and Grill, Plano, TX (Directions)
  • (512) Five Imperial Stout Tapping: When (512) Brewing earns another birthday, they celebrate by brewing a special limited release beer treasure. The Fifth installment in the series in an Imperial Stout, dark and rich and perfect for the season. The Holy Grail Pub, Plano, TX (Directions)
  • Real Ale 4-Squared Pint Night Glassware Giveaway: Come join us for our weekly pint night and glassware giveaway. This week they are featuring Real Ale 4-Squared, starting at 5 p.m. Kelly's at the Village, Allen, TX (Directions)

Thursday, 11/14/13

  • Franconia Open House: Join Sean Bass from The Ticket from 6 - 8:00pm for some fresh beer & food. Meet friends and beer lovers and see our bottling line in action. We'll have our next anniversary release, Smoked Wheat! Franconia Brewing Company, McKinney, TX (Directions)
  • 512 appreciation day: Come in and receive $1 off a 512 draft The Allen Wickers Sports Pub and Grill, Plano, TX (Directions)
  • Balcones Barrel Aged Firewheel Special #1 Tapping: they'll be tapping Firewheel Brewing Company's Special #1 aged in Balcones Whiskey Barrels. Brewed exclusively for the Holy Grail Pub with the full flavor of real Balcones Texas distilled whiskey. The Holy Grail Pub, Plano, TX (Directions)

Friday, 11/15/13

  • The Ticket - George at Scruffy Duffies: Join George from 5:00 - 7:00pmScruffy Duffies, Plano, TX (Directions)
  • Oskar Blues Tasting: Try several brews from Oskar Blues and meet local rep Brent Hodgson Whole Foods Plano, Plano, TX (Directions)
  • Martin House appreciation day: Come in and receive $1 off a Martin House draft The Allen Wickers Sports Pub and Grill, Plano, TX (Directions)
  • Ommegang Game of Thrones Take the Black Stout Tapping: Brewed specially for the HBO Series, Take the Black Stout will pair well with our Three Finger Hobbs Three Meat Stew, made in house from a special recipe from the Game of Thrones Cookbook. Stew available through Sunday or while it lasts. The Holy Grail Pub, Plano, TX (Directions)

Saturday, 11/16/13