Hop your way into spring: a guide to upcoming local beer festivals

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“Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy” -Benjamin Franklin

With more than 45 local breweries in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, beer festivals are a popular way to hop into spring this season. Don’t worry each event is complemented with a hangover food fest the next day.
Craft this spring into the best one yet by sipping on some suds at one of these beer festivals:
March 26: Local Brews, Local Grooves: House of Blues is hosting its third annual beer fest where 18 local bands and 14 North Texas breweries will get people moving and grooving. Tickets are $14-$30 and ticket prices will go directly to supporting local artists and entrepreneurs. Check out the bands and breweries here.
March 26: Starbierfest: This is the fest where the food is good in München and the beer is good in Slürpen. Starkbierfest translates to “strong beer season.” Strap on your best German attire and head down to The Common Table in Dallas. Founders Brewing Co. will have 15 beers on tap. Admission is free and you pay per beer.
March 27: 3 Years and 30 Beers: Fort Worth’s Martin House Brewing Company is celebrating its 3rd anniversary party with 30 beers on tap, including limited releases and specialties. Food trucks, live music and an exclusive anniversary party T-shirt & glass will be provided. Tickets start at $20.
April 1-2: Big Texas Beer Fest: You know the Texas motto, the bigger the better! It’s no surprise that Fair Park will have over 140 different breweries. The fifth-year fest has grown so popular that it is now a two day event. Each day is ticketed individually. Tickets cost $39-$65 and a portion of sales benefit the North Texas Food Bank.
April 2: Burgers, Brews and Blues: 22 craft breweries, 11 chefs and a lives blues band is what to expect at this fest, which is a part of the Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival. Tickets start at $65 and the event takes place at the Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork.
April 23: Brewfest on Crockett: College students unite on West 7th Avenue. This free fest features a games tournament with activities such as flip cup, giant beer pong and ring toss. Guests pay per food and drink item. Register your team for the games here.
June 11: Untapped Festival Fort Worth: Pour it up at Panther Island Pavilion with more than 300 beers. The beer and music festival will feature two music stages with headliners Built to Spill, Groupo Fantasma, Rayland Baxter, Hayes Carll and more. Presale tickets are available for purchase from March 9-March 16.