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If you want to know the difference between a Bock and Stout, a Lager and Porter and an IPA and a Hefeweizen, one need not look further than Dallas/Fort Worth’s Best Craft Beer Shops. Here’s a great collection of offerings in the local area to quench that thirst and keep you cool from the inside out.
Craft And Growler
3601 Parry Ave.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 821-1122

Craft and Growler was created by husband and wife team Kevin Afghani and Catherine Kinslow. The couple left the world of patent law to create a place where people could go and fill their growlers with specialty beers. Now, Craft and Growler carries the world’s largest selection of growlers. This Deep Ellum/Fair Park beer filing station offers a great selection of Texas beers as well as a few specialty ones from other countries.

World Beer Co. Bottle Shop
2116 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 828-2873

Walk into World Beer Co. Bottle Shop and you will discover over 100 beers and ciders. Their rotating varieties as well as fun events like “collectible keepsake glass” and “beer bottle cap bingo” night makes it a fun place. World Beer Co. Bottle Shop offers Beer College complete with courses and syllabi. You can learn about Texas breweries, local beers, home brewing, beer and food pairing, German beers, and hops and hop varietals. If you want to learn all things beer, then World Beer Co. Bottle Shop is the place to go.

North Oak Cliff Beer & Wine
1301 W. Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 943-3300

Family owned and operated, North Oak Cliff Beer & Wine offers a large selection of craft beers, as well as domestic, imported, Texas favorites and malt liquors. Within 1,600 square feet North Oak Cliff Beer & Wine houses over 400 different beers, the majority of which are in coolers. Need a keg for a special event? They have those, too.

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Crockett Street Bottle Shop
2805 Crockett St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 585-1555

Those in the Fort Worth area might enjoy Crockett Street Bottle Shop for their selection of craft brews. Crockett Street Bottle Shop also offers wine, specialty liquors and organic spirits. Craft beer tastings are held from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. The beer aficionados at Crockett Street Bottle Shop can help you find the perfect brew for you.

Dr. Jeckyll’s Beer Lab
2420 W. Park Row Drive
Pantego, TX 76013
(817) 274-7405

Dr. Jeckyll’s Beer Lab has 40 craft beers on tap. Rare beers that are only offered in kegs are also featured. They offer free classes on how to make your own home brew along with a shop to purchase the necessary supplies. Dr. Jeckyll’s is expanding and creating a brew kitchen next door where brew masters can teach customers how to make their own. Whether you stop in to enjoy a pint or come in to fill your growler, Dr. Jeckyll’s Beer Lab variety of beers on tap are sure to please.

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