DFE Beer Hall of Fame

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List Of Inductees

  • 1. Off with your red- Rabbit Hole Brewing Company 

    Off With Your Red is an aggressively hopped red IPA befitting its status as the first release of the Rabbit Hole Brewing “Season of Fear”. The substantial malt backbone establishes the dark ruby/garnet color and supports the significant flavor and aroma additions of American Pacific Northwest hops. The hop nose is bright, resinous, and lingers to the end. At 7.7% ABV and 88 IBUs , Off With Your Red is not to be trifled with; if you do, you may just lose your head.

    2. Franconia Wheat (Hefeweizen)- Franconia Brewing Company

    This is an original German Hefeweizen Brewed with over 50% malted wheat and original Bavarian wheat yeast. “A must try!” Our Traditional fermentation brings out an explosion of  banana, orange, and clove aromas and flavors.  Also 4.8% alc/vol. Dont miss out to try some German flavors here in Texas.

    3. Big Bad Baptist- Epic Brewing Company 

    Big Bad Baptist is a part of Epic’s Exponential Series, a “special line of ales and lagers for the accomplished consumer or the ever-curious,” according to the brewery’s website. The coffee used varies from batch to batch, making each batch different and highly sought after.

    4. Yellow Rose- The Lone Pint Brewery 

    Formerly Pioneer Yellow Rose until it was made year-round.
    A SMaSH, Single Malt and Single Hop, IPA using a caboodle (technical term for a large amount of malt) of malt and a new hop released in 2012 called Mosaic (HBC 369). It is a daughter of Simcoe (YCR 14), one of our favorite hops. Whole cone Mosaic is used for bittering, flavoring, and aroma in the kettle; it is also massively dry hopped. The beer is named after a Texas Heroine.

    5. Irish Goodbye- Peticolas 

    Peticolas’ Irish Goodbye is a limited release Irish red ale produced right here in Dallas, Texas by Peticolas Brewing Company. Named after the “Irish goodbye,” meaning when your friend disappears in a bar without saying a word, this complex Irish red has a perfect blend of malts and hops which is sure to please everyone, from the beer novice to the beer snob. The past two years Irish Goodbye has been the recipient of back-to-back bronze medals at the U.S. Open Beer Championship. Pouring a deep copper red color and leaving a milky white head, Irish Goodbye never disappoints. This well-balanced red ale is perfect for springtime (when it’s released annually) and we’re excited to announce will be available at our first tailgate on March 19 against Montreal. Come ready to drink some Irish red ale as we prepare to be Red for 90, and then lets give the French Canadians a not-so-Irish Goodbye as they leave the field after losing by three goals.






Current 2016 Nominees

  • 1 Blood & Honey- Revolver 

    American Wheat Ale – 
    An unfiltered deep golden ale made with malted two row barley and wheat. The brew is finished with Blood Orange zest, local Fall Creek Farms Honey and other spices that bring special flavors to this unique beer.

    2. Iron Thistle- Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

    Rahr’s first National Grand Champion winner and 2012 GABF Silver Medal winner. This dark, Scottish ale has a bold taste dominated by a smooth, sweet maltiness balanced with a low, hoppy bitterness.

    3. Lakewood French Quarter Temptress- Lakewood Brewing Company

    Temptress infused with Noble Coyote coffee beans aged in used Bourbon Barrel Temptress barrels, chicory, and vanilla. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

    4. Bourbon Barrel Temptress- Lakewood Brewing Company

    Everything you love about The Temptress, but boozier and nicely-aged. You could say it’s the “cougar” of milk stouts. We take our signature silky imperial milk stout and age it in freshly emptied oak bourbon barrels between 5-10 months. This maturation process instills a depth of flavor and warming touch that grows with each sip. Hints of burnt sugar, vanilla, oak, toffee, caramel, and roasted coffee intertwine for a boozy, dangerously smooth treat.