With fall comes Oktoberfest, and with it, dreams of beer. From pumpkin ales to darker Oktoberfest brews, the German festival, along with the perfect patio weather, beckon for a cold drink with friends and good times. These Dallas/Fort Worth brew pubs help quench your thirst all year long, but each is offering seasonal beers perfect for drinking in the cool air of fall in north Texas.
14999 Montfort Drive
Addison, TX 75254
www.beerknurd.comFlying Saucer features a huge array of taps on the wall, so knowing it’ll have a good selection of seasonal beers this fall is not too difficult. Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale is a popular choice with its hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. New Belgium Hoptober is also available, though not a traditional Oktoberfest beer because it more closely resembles a pale ale. Still, it’s well liked and unique to the season.
The Ginger Man
2718 Boll St.
Dallas, TX 75204
In September, The Ginger Man hosted its Oktoberfest Kick-Off complete with German food, costumes and of course beer, but if you missed it, don’t worry, there is still plenty of celebration to be had all season long. True to its wall of beers, there is a line of German Oktoberfest beers including Hacker-Pschorr, Hofbrau and Paulaner, along with locals Real Ale and Rahr. Manager, Gary Brenders, recommends his favorites, the pumpkin beers, that usually show up in October. The Ginger Man will offer Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, made with pumpkin and brown sugar, and St. Arnold Pumpkinator, a batch originally brewed as Divine Reserve No. 9, but that has since made a yearly seasonal appearance.
701 Galveston Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
www.rahrbrewing.comCelebrating the famous Bavarian festival, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company offers its Oktoberfest beer in the fall. It is touted as malty sweet with toasty tasting notes. Rahr & Sons is a Fort Worth brewery that holds tours and tastings every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. It can also be found every day at locations around the Metroplex, including Whole Foods Market, Katy Trail Ice House, Cane Rosso, and Spec’s Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods.Related: Best Beer Bars In Dallas
Trinity Hall Irish Pub & Restaurant
5321 E. Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75206
Along with live Irish music and hot food, is of course, a long, ever-changing list of beers. This fall is no exception at Trinity Hall. It always tries to have at least one India pale ale, stout and wheat beer, but since these rotate regularly, the exact beer on tap is always a surprise. They are stocked for fall with a couple Oktoberfest beers including Left Hand Oktoberfest, a brew from Colorado with a sweet spicy flavor and a crisp finish. The second-story location makes for great sipping and people watching on the patio overlooking Mockingbird Station.