[Update: All events have been pushed back a day because of the weather. The dates below reflect the new dates.]
World of Beer, which already has locations in Arlington, Dallas and one coming in Plano, is ready to make Fort Worth part of its world.
The grand opening of the Fort Worth store, at 3252 W. Seventh Street in the rapidly growing area of Seventh west of Unuiversity, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3.
World of Beer takes the “World” part of its name seriously, with more than 500 bottles and 50 rotating taps. The tavern is making a point of highlighting local breweries, especially in its first week.
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Fort Worth craft-beer pioneer Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. will help host the opening with a special firkin tapping featuring Rahr’s spring seasonal scotch ale, Iron Joe (a “firkin” is a cask-conditioned ale reminiscent of the ale brewing process popular hundreds of years ago, which gives you an idea what’s in store). Local musician Bobby Dade will perform from 8 to 11 p.m., and the first 50 guests will receive a commemorative WOB glass.
But you can drop in earlier. WOB will also have a sneak preview at 9 p.m. Monday, with music by Bomb Atomic. Fort Worth’s Panther Island Brewing will provide three specialty drafts.
From 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, Fort Worth’s Martin House Brewing Co. will serve its seasonal brew, Chocolate Swirl, in a specialty glass in advance of the brew’s public debut.
Dallas’ Lakewood Brewing Co. will be in the spotlight from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, wtih four of its brews: the original Temptress, the Sin Mint Temptress, the Raspberry Temptress and the Bokkenrijders from Lakewood’s Legendary Series.
San Antonio’s Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling — the only “brewstillery” in Texas — will visit for a “Local Community Mixer” at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
WOB’s hours are 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Info: worldofbeer.com/locations/FortWorth.