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Joshua Ray Walker CD & Beer Release Party!

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I rode the bull
Come celebrate Joshua Ray Walker’s solo release, “I Rode the Bull at Bronco Billy’s”!

Intrinsic Smokehouse and Brewery will also be releasing a collaboration beer “Bull Rye’d” in conjunction with his EP. Smoked Rye Porter with Brisket Burnt Ends

Beer. BBQ. Live music all day long, a mechanical bull, and we’ll be raffling off a telecaster; custom built at Archie’s Guitar’s by Dear John Guitar’s!

You won’t want to miss this, I promise!


4:00 – Josh Lowe
4:40 – William Latham
5:30 – Devil’s Sooty Brother
7:20 – Mechanical Bull Riding Competition
8:00 – Joshua Ray Walker(full-band)
8:50 – Ottoman Turks


Flight Night! Barrel Aged Beer and Food Pairing

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Barrel Beer
Get ready for a flight that will knock your taste buds off. We will have 4 barrel aged beers and 4 food pairings ($20). Each pairing will be a unique experience and be sure to expand your tastes.
– Hell On Earth – Whiskey Barrel-Aged Hell Below by Martin House Brewing Company
– Four Swords – Cabernet Barrel Aged Quad by Deep Ellum Brewing Company
– Bourbon Vanilla Porter – Barrel Aged Vanilla Porter by Oak Highlands Brewery
– Apricot Queen Mist- Barrel Aged Gose by Martin House Brewing Company

– Smoked Gruyere with Hop Infused Honey
– Spinich Pesto & Bacon Jam Flatbread
– Mollases Rootbeer Brisket Burnt Ends
– Bourbon Pecan Cake Balls by Amazeballz

Valentine’s Day Event with Lakewood and Amazeballz

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Valentines Day at Intrinsic!
We’ve got everything you need to make this day fun, relaxing, and a treat for everyone. Whether you are single or coming as a couple; you can enjoy the night!
We will have a special beer/desert flight paring which features cake balls by Amazeballz and Lakewood Brewing Company Tempress series.
Intrinsic Rootbeer Cake with Sin Mint
Chocolate Raspberry Cake with Raspberry Temptress
Witherspoon Distillery Bouron Pecan Cake with Bourbon Barrel Temptress
Espresso Vodka Brownie with French Quarter
JUST $20 Yall!

Of course some of the best BBQ in DFW will be available for the main course.

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St Pat’s Shotgun Beer Run & Party!

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Calling all runners, joggers, and walkers!
Join us in helping support the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas by participating in the St. Pat’s Shotgun Beer Run and Leprechaun Mile on March 11, 2017. $25 early entry ends 2/12/2017 @ 11:59. Beat the clock and save money! Race timing available, T-shirt included and finishers will receive a custom “Shotgun” tool and a free can of beer (must be 21 with an id to receive beer.)
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The race will begin with a warm up by Crossfit Garland, followed by a one mile fun run, and then the 5K. The race starts on the corner of 6th and W. State St. and ends at Intrinsic Smokehouse and Brewery where the awards and after party will take place. Whether you are a professional runner, or just here for the fun, good times are to be had by all. Proceeds from the race will benefit Guns and Hoses Foundation of North Texas. All participants will receive a T-Shirt and finishers will receive a custom “shotgun tool” and can of beer at the end of the run.
Awards Ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. You must present to win. 5K awards will be given to the top 3 males/females of each age group. Plaques will be given to the Overall male/female and Masters male/female. Age Groups 1-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
St. Pat’s Shotgun Beer Run 5K $30. After 3/5/2017 the cost increases to $35, $40 on Race Day CASH ONLY!
Leprechaun Mile $20. After 3/5/2017 the cost increases to $25 and Race Day $28 CASH ONLY! TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE EARLY REGISTRATION IT ENDS 2/12/17 @ 11:59 PM!

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Guns & Hoses was founded in 2002 to help assist the families of our fallen First Responders. These men and women put their lives on the line everyday to help protect and keep our communities safe. More information on their organization can be found here:

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We made D-Mag The Best Bars in Dallas!

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Read the full article here:

But real quick, here is what they said about us:
“Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery
If you live near downtown Garland, you already know about this place. Its barbecue is excellent (order the brisket). But it’s also a proper beer bar and brewery worth the drive. Molly and Cary Hodson own the joint. Together they’ve won local brew competitions with their Basil Buzz hefeweizen, among others. And their patio, in the brick-walled, burned-out husk of their former next-door storefront, is a bit of post-apocalyptic beauty.”

Post Apocalyptic Beauty sounds like a great beer name 🙂

Intrinsic 1 Year Anniversary

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Intrinsic Smokehouse and Brewery’s 1 Year Anniversary December 3rd
Garland, TX

December 5, 1933 is the day that prohibition ended and Americans were free, once again, to drink at their own will. Fast forward 82 years to December 5, 2015- the day that Intrinsic Smokehouse and Brewery opened their doors. Well, Happy days are here again! On December 3rd, they will be celebrating their one year anniversary and the Repeal of Prohibition. Intrinsic typically hosts a handful of guest drafts, but will be doing a tap takeover of all of their own beers for the occasion. Beers will include old favorites, and the release of some special sours, mixed culture, and bourbon aged beers.1920’s costumes are highly encouraged. Anyone who comes dressed up will receive one free raffle ticket. Raffle winners will be announced every hour and will include gift cards, growlers, and much more.
It has been a whirlwind year for the establishment. Owners Cary and Molly Hodson released a crowd fund campaign at the end of 2014, giving Free Beer for Life and creating a following of loyal regulars. Since they opened, they have brewed over 50 different styles of beer, giving these followers a multitude of options. Being community oriented, Intrinsic has brewed collaboration beers with other breweries such as, Cedar Creek, Noble Rey, and up and coming Steam Theory. Currently, on draft is a collaboration from another Garland Brewery, Lakewood. The two breweries took school supply donations and donates a portion of every pint sold to fund classroom projects on Donors Choose. Other community events this year has included, a Texas Tornado 5k, “Stop and Smell the Tulips” with Union Growler which benefits Hope for Warriors, and a weekly food truck by Square Church. Owner of the truck,Jake Tubbs, serves desserts to benefit his local missions. Jake teamed up with the Intrinsic Family to host the first annual ”Trunk R Treat” on the Garland Square. The event offered a fun and safe experience for the kids, and brought in over 1,500 people in just a few hours that Sunday afternoon.
Beer isn’t the only craft being practiced at the pub. Intrinsic also offers a full menu focused around a Texas favorite—barbecue. A large, 100 percent wood-fired smoker—affectionately named “Tara”—is tended by Pitmaster Tex. Brewing and barbecue both have longstanding traditions in almost every culture. They know their roots, but are not afraid to explore with the flavor of their meats and brews. Craft beer is about quality, barbecue is about family, and Intrinsic is about both. This new BBQ joint was listed in D magazine as top 20 BBQ restaurants in DFW.
The duo recently took a leap and purchased the two buildings that they occupy. Additions are being made, such as an outdoor stage that hosts daily live music and occasionally a comedy or art show. “The welcoming that we have received by our neighbors and community has been astronomical, “ says Molly, who grew up in Garland. “We knew that we wanted to open in the historical downtown, and we are so excited to see it growing with us.” What can be expected this year? More expansions to the patio, sour and bourbon beers, bottles and many more events!
More information about the anniversary party can be found here:
Tickets for the anniversary party can also be found at:

D Magazine Best!

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Intrinsic Smokehouse and Brewery is honored to be included in D Magazine’s Best BBQ edition.
“Perched in a prime position in old downtown Garland, Intrinsic is a hip brick-walled brewery filled with communal picnic tables and a barbecue kitchen at the back. The smell of oak-wood smoke and the sound of live music drift for blocks.”


Read their review of our grub here: