Whether you enjoy it with a hot dog during a Texas Rangers game, with deep dish pizza from Gino's East, along Irish Nachos from J. Gilligan's, or as you are listening to music on the patio at Tipsy Oak, there is a beer for every occasion! And there is one very special day set aside to celebrate this malty, hoppy, fermented nectar; International Beer Day was created in 2007 by Jesse Avshalomov to:
- Gather with friends and enjoy the taste of beer
- Celebrate those responsible for brewing and serving beer
- Unite the world under the banner of beer, by celebrating the beers of all nations together on a single day
I don't think Jesse could have imagined the beer expansion that has taken place since that fateful day in August 2007. With the number of breweries in America tripling in the last decade, the range of flavors and types of beer have exploded as well. And Arlington is now home to it’s own unique selection of beer options to help you celebrate on August 7th:
Division Brewing: This small local craft brewery is known for is wide range of beer types. Wade and his crew are always looking at ways to push the envelope. They usually have lagers, IPAs, stouts and ciders, but if you are interested in expanding your beer taste, try out one of their sour beers or roll the dice and ask for their newest brew!
Legal Draft: Started in 2015 by a recovering attorney and retired logistics guy, this craft brew team opened in Arlington with a bang (of the gavel that is)! Their legal themed beer names, fun and friendly tap room and great flavors, provide a great experience especially for those looking to "gather with friends and enjoy the taste of beer." And for those looking for a gluten free option Legal Draft has you covered with their Free & Clear Lager!
Revolver Brewing at Texas Live!: One of the newest additions to the beer community in Arlington is Revolver Brewing BLDG 5 Tap Room. Not only can you taste this North Texas brewery's traditional array of beers, but you can enjoy a menu inspired by their unique brews! Revolver is located inside Texas Live!, which also offers a wide range of beer offerings through out all their venues!
If you want a variety of options in one location than look no further than our growler bars:
Kool Keg: This Arlington favorite, not only has a beer garden and growler filling station, but they also offer beer kegs and frozen drink machine rentals. So whether you want to relax with great beer away from home or in your own backyard, they got you covered! Check out their website for their current list of revolving beer choices from across Texas and the U.S.
On Tap DFW: With 50 rotating taps, On Tap serves traditional beer via flights, pints or growlers, and you will find some not so traditional "beers and brews" as well. Check out their online list of available offerings, and you will find local IPAs, Lagers, Stouts, Sours, and Porters, cold brew coffee from local coffee roasters Salter Bros. Coffee, Moot Root Beer from Legal Draft and even Kombucha to round out your "brew" choices.
So no matter what kind of brew you are looking for, take some time on International Beer Day to gather with friends and celebrate the many flavors and types of beer in Arlington!