This past Saturday we got the chance to experience the Dallas Brew Bus. The Brew Bus is a big yellow school bus that takes you around to three different breweries in the DFW area, where you get to try four samples of beer at each brewery. Each month, a new round of breweries is featured. For the April tour we visited Bitter Sisters, Grapevine and Community Brewery.
Brewery tours here in DFW are generally on Saturday afternoon, cost around $10 - $12, and you receive 3-4 drink tokens to sample their craft beer. It's a great bargain, and in exchange you get a good buzz going, great beer and a lot of fun with friends. My favorite DFW tours I'd previously visited before riding the Brew Bus include Deep Ellum Brewery (bet you never would've guessed that), Rahr, Four Corners and Revolver. I'd been to Community before, and was excited to try Bitter Sisters and Grapevine!
I learned on the Brew Bus that the Dallas craft beer scene has ballooned to include 40+ craft breweries. My pizza and beer map might end up being a large scale mural rather than just a simple print.
We hopped on the Brew Bus at 1130am, and headed off to our first stop, Bitter Sisters.
We loaded back on the bus and headed for Grapevine Craft Brewery. On the bus we were handed some INCREDIBLE pastrami sandwiches from a restaurant just down the street from where CB and I live called Luck. Maybe it was those first 4 mini beers talking, but that might have been the best sandwich I've ever had.
Although it was a pretty good distance from where we live in Oak Cliff, Grapevine Brewery will for sure be worth another visit. No detail was missed from the beer to the decor. I absolutely loved everything about this little tap room.
It's safe to say we were all feeling very good as we made our way back to our final stop, Community Brewery. Community is gigantic and one big Dallas style party. They had day 3 of the Masters playing on a huge projection screen, cornhole (where CB and I went undefeated) and live music.
On our Brew Bus there were people celebrating a birthday, and even a bachelor party. Whether you live in Dallas, or are just visiting for a weekend, I would highly recommend grabbing a spot on the Dallas Brew Bus. It's a great way to see a few new breweries, explore DFW and have a great time with your best friends!
In conclusion: YAY beer!