Somehow it seems appropriate that Built to Spill is headlining a craft beer festival. The Boise indie rock band is the main musical attraction at the Untapped Fort Worth Festival this weekend, and their name makes them as appropriate a choice as Vampire Weekend was for one of the Twilight movies. They’ll be sharing the bill with the country sounds of Hayes Carll and Rayland Baxter, as well as the Latin funk of Grupo Fantasma.
Of course, an even bigger attraction figures to be the brews. Established favorites like Rahr & Sons, Revolver, Martin House, and Panther Island will be on hand, as well as breweries with a more national profile like Abita and Deschutes. However, the annual festival will also be welcoming some new vendors like San Antonio’s Alamo Brewery and Oklahoma City’s COOP Ale Works, which will be touting their Chocolate DNR, their Orange Beerius wheat beer with orange and peach, and a Spicy Hawaiian wheat beer made with pineapple and habanero. If cider’s more your thing, at least six cider houses will have their apple and pear ciders to help you cut through the summer heat. It’s all happening this Saturday at Panther Island Pavilion. We’ll be there to tap that.
Untapped Fort Worth Festival runs 3:30-10:30pm Sat at Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St, FW. Tickets are $35-119.