The growth of craft breweries in our region planted a seed in my mind that has become a minor obsession: sequentially visiting every brewery in the greater North Texas area within one calendar year.
Held this past October 1st, the Texas Craft Brewers Festival was always intended as a statewide version of Colorado's national GABF.
The modern definition of the beer festival event is wide and accommodating, and this is precisely what Sherman's 903 Brewers hosted in February: a beer fest of their very own.
A good pub crawl is to craft beer culture as any communal dinner or grass-roots musical event is to their respective social sectors.
Texans in crisis had to rely upon the abilities and goodwill of fellow citizens, in some cases for their very survival.
The many and various ways that craft beer is retailed and ultimately sold to the consumer evolves along with changing market forces and demands.