World Beer Company Bottle Shop Pub and Store Soft-Opens Saturday, and More Local Beer News

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No word on whether Obama beer is among the 500 available at World Beer Company Bottle Shop.
A hat tip, along with a couple of corrections, to UrbanDaddy, which scooped us on this beer bar and package store, but must have spent a little too much time coming up with a trademark story-ending zinger to get the name of the store or the date of the soft opening right: World Beer Company Bottle Shop (not The Bottle Store) soft opens this Saturday (not tomorrow), with a grand opening to follow on Saturday, May 28.

Owner Clay Hartmann and partners including Walton Taylor are transforming 2116 Greenville Avenue, formerly The Blarney Stone, into a combination pub and beer store offering 500 different beers.

The size of the selection may be impressive, and will put a special emphasis on kegs from Texas breweries such as (512) and Franconia. But Hartman is the first to admit that he probably won't have the monopoly on any rare releases -- at least, not at first.
"Craft beer from the U.S. will be half our selection, and the other half will be from the rest of the world," he says, listing Stone Brewing Co., Lagunitas, Avery, North Coast and Rogue as a few of the brands the Bottle Shop will carry.

"One thing is, we're not beer snobs. You can get anything from Budweiser to Chimay. At some of these other places, you'll get dirty looks if you order an American beer. We want to give more people opportunities to try stuff they haven't had."

Possible promotions include a Tuesday tasting aiming for a happy hour atmosphere, a reward program for frequent customers and mix-and-match six-packs. You won't be able to just buy a sixer and drink it in the bar, though. Hartman says there will be a mark-up for drinking in the pub, which includes big-screen TVs and what he describes as "a lounge vibe."

Retail prices will be around or just above supermarket beer prices, he says. Hours will likely be 10:30 or 11 a.m. to around 11 p.m., and while the pub won't offer food, customers can bring in wares from the food trailers and pavilion to be located across the street.

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Scardello Artisan Cheese is offering a cheese pairing for Peticolas Brewing Company 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $5. Since we last checked in with Peticolas, the Dallas Planning Commission approved the zoning change request on May 5, sending it on to the City Council, which, fingers crossed, will approve it at the June 8 meeting.

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And in other local-ish up-and-coming brewery news, Denton Armadillo Ale Works has started an ambitious Kickstarter campaign to raise $30,000 toward a grain mill, kegs, brewhouse and other expenses. With 43 days to go, 45 backers have already pledged more than $2,300 toward that lofty figure.

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Gus Mitchem
Gus Mitchem

 Can someone explain to me when the law changed ? Ive been out of the business for awhile and this new on & off premise situation is new right, except for that rare Kellers type place where you were never really inside.  Also this sounds really cool what is the parking situation ?   

Gus Mitchem
Gus Mitchem

 Can someone explain to me when the law changed ? Ive been out of the business for awhile and this new on & off premise situation is new right, except for that rare Kellers type place where you were never really inside.  Also this sounds really cool what is the parking situation ?   

McDoom
McDoom

Speaking of rare beers, I thought some city of aters would be interested to know that there's a beer/wine store that has a couple of six packs of Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 11 in stock. $20 a pack, the store is at the interaction of Renner and Murphy Road

Jesse Hughey
Jesse Hughey

I don't think it was very recent, if it is a change at all. You could get beer for on- or off-premise at Jake's in Lake Highlands back in the 90s, and there's a burger/dive bar place in NW Dallas off 35 whose name I'm forgetting that has beer to go too. I think they're all beer/wine only, and close at or before midnight. As for the parking, good question. The Resident Parking Only bullshit usually makes me opt to spend my money in more hospitable neighborhoods whenever possible.

McDoom
McDoom

Rather the intersection of Renner and Murphy, not interaction. And the name of the place is Beverage Zone.

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