North Texas Beer Week (Nov. 11-20) has been sick, y’all, a week absolutely overrun with awesome events and sweet tappings of specialty brews. One such event is the opening of the third Lone Star Taps & Caps growler shop, this one in Fort Worth.
The Lone Star family of beer hotspots started 10 years ago with Lone Star Beverages in Carrollton, which has been lauded as one of the best beer stores in D-FW for its selection and customer service. The brand expanded from there into growler bars, starting with the first Taps & Caps in Lewisville in December 2014. The second opened in Denton in January 2016. Both areas were thirsty for growler stations and craft beer bars in general, and Fort Worth is no different.
According to owners Sam and Rick Ali, there are more locations to come, and the Lone Star brand will continue to strive to meet the craft beer needs of North Texas.
“I’m still as excited and passionate about sharing my love for craft beer as I was when we first opened the doors of Lone Star Beverages over 10 years ago," says Rick.
"Taps & Caps is the true evolution of not only LSB, but the way that the industry is moving. As it evolves, so do we, to continue to bring D-FW a truly one of a kind experience at our shops," he adds.
The Fort Worth location has a dog-friendly patio, twice the amount of seating compared to the Lewisville location, more than 300 bottles and cans (to be purchased to-go), and 50 taps of delicious craft brews, including cider and mead.
Fort Worth residents (and visitors) have a new go-to for tasty flights, pints and growlers!
Here are the details of the opening:
What: Lone Star Taps & Caps Fort Worth grand opening
Where: 6115 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ste 114, Fort Worth
When: Saturday, Nov. 19 from 4:30-11 p.m.
Why: Sam and Rick Ali are pillars of the North Texas beer community, and their shops (four of them now!) are some of the best places to find craft brews, including local. If you’ve been to any of the Taps & Caps locations, or Lone Star Beverages in Carrollton, you know the customer service and selection is top notch.
How much: Pay by the pour
What else: There will be barbecue onsite for purchase from Billy’s Oak Acres BBQ. There is plenty of parking (if the front lot is full, there’s another lot behind the building), and it’s kid friendly-ish (beer, glasses, lots of people -- you be the judge). Dogs are allowed on the patio.
All 50 taps will be flowing, with these beers from Fort Worth:
Collective Brewing Project - Whiskey Barrel American Sour Red
Collective Brewing Project - Raspberry Petite Golden Sour (only 5 gallons!)
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company - Barrel Aged Snowmegedon
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company - Barrel Aged Regulator
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company - Iron Joe
Martin House Brewing Company - Black Currant Queen of the Mist
Martin House Brewing Company - Prickly Pear Queen of the Mist
Martin House Brewing Company - Big Hoppa
Panther Island Brewing Company - Sweet Fang
HopFusion Ale Works - TBD
Wild Acre Brewing - TBD