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Biergarten is Now Open at the Omni Dallas Hotel

“Rein sei die liebe, im herz sei gesund, klar sei der trunk, wahr sei der mund” is painted in bold, uppercase letters near the entrance of Biergarten. “It means: ‘The love is pure, the heart healthy, may the drink be clear, and the mouth truthful,'” restaurateur Joseph Palladino explains. “I went through 500 or 800 [phrases], but when I read this one I thought ‘this is very nice.'”

Palladino, who made a name for himself by means of the Nick and Sam’s empire, is accustomed to managing fine dining establishments. But this is his first beer garden.

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Taste Tepache: Where to Find the Tropical Elixir in Dallas

I first tasted tepache at the Austin Food & Wine Festival two springs ago. I was one of a few people clustered around tables at a makers’ panel where the brewers from Austin’s Argus Cidery introduced us to this, their latest obsession. It was a project they’d tinkered with, clearly one born of passion and […]

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Exclusive Interview with Michael Peticolas and Chuck Silva About Their Beer Collaboration

Buckle your beer goggles ladies and gents, there’s a new IPA hitting taps today. Renowned brewer Chuck Silva from Green Flash Brewing Company came into town to collaborate with one of our very own, Michael Peticolas (of Peticolas Brewery), on an American Style IPA. I don’t really need to tell you how awesome this is, but I’m going to anyway. This is awesome. I met up with the two at the Peticolas Brewery to talk about what’s coming. Enjoy.

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Taste Test Thursday: Weird Beers

This week D Magazine staffers tasted a handful of bizarre brews. Now, we’re not talking about artificially flavored chocolate-banana-doughnut ales. No way. These selections are all brewed with natural, and somewhat odd ingredients that aren’t typically associated with beer.

There’s a bottle brewed with oysters, another that tastes like a really great bowl of curry, and one that’ll keep vampires at bay (it actually has holy water in it). Pretty weird. Or awesome, depending how into vampire lore you are. Here’s what happened.

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Taste Test Thursday: Holiday Beer

So you’re running late to your sister’s boyfriend’s boss’ holiday party and agreed to grab a seasonally appropriate six-pack on the way. The beer aisle at the liquor store is littered with decorative packaging, each boasting its own brand of holiday delight. Every label taunts the palate with promises of pecans, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla, oranges, cocoa, and even toffee. How the heck are you supposed to choose?

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