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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Come and take it … Till sold out

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You hear about a great BBQ joint like the new Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewpub from your food and craft beer loving friends and you vow to try it out soon. Maybe you end up stopping in on a Saturday night after a day out with friends, ready to devour a plate of brisket and a cold glass of the tamarind habanero ale that they raved about a couple weeks ago. You go to the back counter to place your order and you hear the dreaded words, “Sorry, we’re out of brisket.” You think to yourself, “You’ve got to be joking, what kind of BBQ place doesn’t prepare enough brisket for a busy Saturday night?” Thankfully Pitmaster Tex offers up some other delicious looking options to try, and after popping a corn nugget into your mouth you think, “Ok this place might be alright after all.”

The place is crowded but some friendly strangers take pity on you and invite you to join them at one of the several family-style tables scattered throughout the brewpub. You set your food down and head to the bar. At this point you can practically already taste the beer. A friendly bartender asks for your order. “I’ll take a pint of the tamarind habanero ale please.” “Ooh, sorry man we just ran out of that, can I offer you a sample of the double IPA we just tapped instead?” Somewhat reluctantly you agree and you find yourself pleasantly surprised by the intense citrus and pine flavors merged with a high level of hoppiness that’s remarkably drinkable. You may have come into Intrinsic expecting one experience, but with a little open-mindedness and flexibility it turns out even better than imagined.

First, let’s address the brisket issue. Why would a BBQ place run out of it’s most popular meat on a weekend? The answer is simple, quality over quantity. The best brisket is cooked low and slow for hours on end. Intrinsic’s own Pitmaster Tex starts his day at 5:00am to ensure each brisket is properly cooked in his smoker, lovingly named Tara. As Tex puts it, “This isn’t your mass produced chain-restaurant brisket. We don’t have an unending supply and we refuse to serve our customers day-old meat.” Great BBQ is an artform and Tex protects the integrity and quality of all the meats he smokes. Deciding how much meat to smoke each day without running out or creating waste is a game of balance requiring educated guesses matched with instinct. Along with the ever popular brisket, Intrinsic offers pork, chicken, ribs, two types of sausage, and rotating specials such as turkey and pastrami. The menu also expands after three to include nachos, flatbreads, and finger-licking smoked wings. Yes it can be frustrating when a restaurant runs out of a favorite item, however there will always be more tomorrow and in the meantime you can explore a variety of other delicious choices.

Now let’s talk about beer. Why would Intrinsic rotate their beers so often? Don’t you want to give the customers what they want and come to expect? The answer to this is multifaceted. Brewing is as much a labor of love as it is a science. Owner and Head Brewer Cary Hodson is always looking for innovative recipes and experimental brews. His head is constantly spinning with ideas and ways to creatively push the brewing envelope. A great example of this is the award winning Honey Basil Hefeweizen. At the time he first brewed this recipe Cary was pursuing his latest interest, beekeeping. What makes more sense than a beekeeper utilizing local honey in a brew? With this unique take on craft brewing it’s no wonder new beers are constantly popping up on the menu.

Another facet of beer selection involves considering what beers from other local breweries are currently on tap at Intrinsic. With a curated draft menu of seven or more house brews and 15 rotating guest taps, it’s important to offer a balance of styles and flavors to please a variety of palates, encourage experimentation, and pair well with the mostly BBQ menu. For example, offering three-different IPAs might please a select few beer nerds, but that would leave little options left for the beer-drinker just dipping their toe into the water of the craft beer world. And keep in mind, samples are always available, and the bartenders are more than happy to offer suggestions if your first choice has run out or is no longer on tap. If you are still not sure what to order with so many new choices available, try a flight of four 4oz beers. Intrinsic is dedicated to serving their customers and supporting their hometown community with first-rate beer and BBQ in an inviting setting you’ll want to come back to time and time again. Come and take it … Till sold out.
Written by Shanae Graf

Crawfish Boil & Beer Release Party

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beer mug with crawfish  on white background

beer mug with crawfish on white background

Crawfish Boil & Beer Release Party
As many of you have heard, we are hosting an all you can eat crawfish boil on our giant patio this weekend.

Here is where it gets awesome:
Tamarind Habanero Ale is back! Be one of the first to try the latest version. Get your ticket online and save $5 AND your first round is on us.

Here is where it gets more awesomer:
We are also releasing Craft Micheladas. We will make a michelada with any beer on tap! Think about the amazing options that will continually rotate:
Short Schwarz Michelada
Tamarind Habanero Michelada
ooooh and Tara Smoked Lager Michelada

Hope to see you there. Get tickets:

Here is where it gets most awesomest: be sure to stick around for the Acoustic Kleptos starting at 7pm

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Lots going on in Visit Garland, TX Downtown Garland this weekend!

State Street Pub & Grillt is hosting a Rib Competition

Resurrected Designs is hosting The Urban Flea by Resurrected Designs with free test drives by Prestige Ford

There is more shopping to do at Trims and Treasures On Main across the street.

Good Samaritans of Garland, Inc., Square Food Truck, Save The World Brewing Co., and Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery are teaming up for a #TapTakeover and can food drive.
Generator is having its first Brunch Sunday starting at 9am!!!!! sam flyer Intrinsic Brewing

News Letter – March Updates

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St Patrick’s Day and 5K Run
We have teamed up with the City and Run2Win to promote a 5k that benefits the recent tornado victims. We will be hosting an all-day St Patrick’s Day party with 4 bands after the run. The event details can be found here:
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Love Barrel Aged Beers?
Get ready for a flight that will knock your taste buds off. We will have 4 barrel aged beers and 4 artisan cheeses for pairings ($20). Details found here: Event Details

Micro VS Macro
If you have not seen yet, we released a comeback video to Budweiser’s Super Bowl commercial. It has 6k views on Facebook! You can watch it here: Video

New Website
We have also updated our website to include updated menus, beer lists, and a daily Specials Page:

Events Page
If you are on Facebook, be sure to join our Event Page and stay up to date with what we have going on:

D-Magazine Feature
Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery was recently featured on D-Magazine Nightlife. Possibly the first place in Garland to be featured on this site.

Yelp Help
Whether you have been to Intrinsic once or many times, we would appreciate your opinion:
Intrinsic Yelp Page

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News Letter – NYE Beer Dinner

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Schedule of events for New Years Eve at Intrinsic:
*MUSIC = Doug Schmidt playing from 7-9
Kyle Brooks & Rory Payne from 9-Next Year
7:00 Doors Open – Martin House IPA, Pretzel Stout, Imperial Red, & Bock tapped
7:30 Intrinsic – Black Pale Ale tapped
8:00 Martin House FIRKIN – Riverhouse with Blueberry tapped
8:30 Prime Rib dinner service starts
9:00 Martin House Kafkaesque tapped (Imperial Smoked Black Rye Oaked Raspberry IPA)
10:00 Martin House Salty Lady FIRKIN with Pineapple tapped
11:00 Intrinsic Coffee Cherry Stout tapped
12:00 Shotgun of Martin House Gateway Blonde or sparkling wine toast

What is a Firkin? Here’s our buddies at Rabbit Hole Brewery tapping their first:

And here’s what happens if you miss: