Fort Worth’s brewery scene grows heartier every year.  Newcomer Cowtown Brewing Co. recently opened just east of downtown in Rock Island. The brewery serves a wide range of American-styled and German-inspired beers as well as barbecue that’s smoked on site. Funky Picnic Brewery & Café will soon bring its family-friendly brewpub experience to the South Main Village.

If you’re having trouble keeping up with everything that’s brewing, this top 10 list and Visit Fort Worth’s Ale Trail Pass are two great ways to start catching up.


American Craft Beer Week

May 13-19

The Flying Saucer has hundreds of beer on draught and in bottles that are sourced from every corner of the globe. The restaurant arguably has the nicest patio in Fort Worth. What better place to spend American Craft Beer Week.


6-Pack Trail, Bike Cruise and Craft Beer Tour

May 18

Get to peddling and make great memories. Fort Worth’s Tour de Beer features stops at six Near Southside breweries. Guests are invited to BYOB (bring your own bike) or rent. You can sample beers at each stop along the tour, which will be lead by a knowledgeable beer guide. There will only be 50 tickets sold for this event.


2019 Fort Worth Beer Festival at The Yard

May 18

The West 7th area will be spilling over with beer-related fun as Fort Worth Beer Festival commences. The one-day fest features 12 samples (2 ounces each) from 30 beer options. The fun includes live music, 15 brewery booths, street tacos, frozen drinks, a beer garden, food trucks and an adult playground.


Locust Cider 4 Year Anniversary Celebration

May 18

Cider isn’t beer, but Locust Cider is an adopted part of the local craft beer community. The cidery’s founders grew up in Fort Worth before venturing out to Woodinville, Washington, to open their first cidery. We’re excited to have Locust Cider back in the Fort. You can enjoy drink specials, limited edition pint glasses and more at the South Main Village cidery. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the charity Hydrocephalus Association.


Gumbo & Beignet Bar Pop-Up at HopFusion

May 18

The Dusty Biscuit will serve traditional chicken and sausage gumbo and sugar-kissed beignets from 2-9 p.m. at HopFusion. I hear that sipping on Fur Slipper while munching on beignets is a life-changing experience. More here


Happy Piggy & Bunny Yoga at Panther Island Brewing

May 19

Yoga and cute animals are proven remedies for stress. Throw in a free beer, and you just found the perfect end to your week. Happy Piggy and Bunny Yoga features an hour-long yoga session and cuddle time with piggies and bunnies.


Dungeons and Dragons and Beer

May 21

If Game of Thrones has you pining for dragon-laden adventure, Martin House Brewing Company has a board game night just for you. The evening D&D event is family-friendly and includes a beginner’s workshop. Outside food is welcome. Nearby Mariachi’s Dine-In also delivers to the Riverside brewery. Starts at 4 p.m.


Wild Acre Brewing Company taproom release: Agave Americana

May 25

Wild Acre Brewing Company recently announced plans to open a restaurant-centric brewpub in the Ridglea Hills neighborhood late this year. Agave Americana is coming out just in time to beat the summertime heat. The brew makes generous use of lime-kissed agave nectar.


Sunday Pupday

May 26

Grab your pooch for a “pup crawl” through the Near Southside. The casual walk starts at Pouring Glory and includes stops at HopFusion Ale Works and The Collective Brewing Project. The ticket includes a custom steel pint glass, drinks at each stop and fun treats for the pups.


Rahr & Sons Oktoberfest 5K National Donut Day Social Run

June 1

As I write this, I’m learning that June 1 is National Donut Day. Rahr regularly hosts social runs, possibly to remind us that not every sport has to be taken too seriously. The brewery-based event includes a run/walk portion, three beer samples and a hot breakfast.