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Announcing Thursday Night Bites, Not Flights

Thursdays.  They're the unwanted buffer day before Friday.  Friday-Eve, if you well.  Nothing fun happens on Thursdays.


We're taking Thursdays back with a new series of events.  Each Thursday for the next six weeks (minus Thanksgiving, obviously), we'll be tapping a little something special and inviting a few of our favorite food trucks out to make the most of your almost-weekend.

Here's what we know so far:

  • Nov 3: Firestone Walker Bretta Weisse and Mario's Cart, featuring a suggested pairing with their ceviche tostadas.
  • Nov 10: Firestone Walker Helldorado Blonde Barleywine and the Roaming Hog food truck.
  • Nov 17: Perennial Abraxas (and variants) and the Grumpy Gaucho food truck
  • Nov 24: Closed for Thanksgiving
  • Dec 1: Oskar Blues Brewery tappings (more details soon) and the Roaming Hog food truck
  • Dec 8: Some crazy Avery Brewing tappings and Mario's Cart
  • Dec 15: Beer and Chocolate Pairing with The Bruery (tickets on sale soon)
  • Dec 22: Pipeworks Tappings and the Roaming Hog Food Truck

Thursdays don't have to be boring.  Let's make them the days they deserve to be.