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  • Houston Beer Events – June 2017
    Events

    Houston Beer Events – June 2017

    Each month we chronicle the beer drinking events around town. There’s not much more to say about it, it’s a calendar. If you’d like your event included, send an email to info@houstonbeerguide.com with the subject line “June Event Calendar.” Please include the date & time, a brief description of the event, the location, and a

  • Saint Arnold Releases Bishop’s Barrel #18 (BB18)
    Beers

    Saint Arnold Releases Bishop’s Barrel #18 (BB18)

    Today marks the release of the 18th beer in Saint Arnold’s Bishop’s Barrel series. For this entry, Brewer/Wood Cellar Manager Aaron Inkrott drew inspiration from his mother’s oatmeal cookies. BB18 is an “Oat Wine” aged in WhistlePig Rye Whiskey barrels for nine months. The base beer is similar to an English style barleywine, with oats

  • 5 Breweries Put Their Twist on Saint Arnold Classics
    Beers

    5 Breweries Put Their Twist on Saint Arnold Classics

    Saint Arnold Brewing Company is the oldest craft brewery in Texas, but that title doesn’t do justice to the impact they’ve had on the landscape of beer in Houston. I think calling them “The Godfather of Houston Beer” is a more appropriate title. Over the last 23 years, brewers and staff from Saint Arnold have

  • Heights Bike Trail Brewery Tour – Sunday May 7th
    Events

    Heights Bike Trail Brewery Tour – Sunday May 7th

    This Sunday, May 7th, Holler, Platypus, and Eureka Heights are teaming up for a 3-stop brewery tour – on bikes. The majority of the route will be along the Heights Hike & Bike trail or on dedicated bike lanes, so it should be an easy ride. It’s even easier when you think about everyone who just

  • A Preview of Houston Press BrewFest [Plus a Ticket Giveaway!]
    Beer Festivals

    A Preview of Houston Press BrewFest [Plus a Ticket Giveaway!]

    On Saturday, May 20th, the sixth annual Houston Press BrewFest will be held at Silver Street Studios. The festival will include over 150 beers, food trucks, and an indoor and outdoor music festival, as well as a Whole Foods Market sponsored hangout area and a Central Auto Group sponsored beer garden. A General Admission ticket

  • Houston’s First Hazy IPA Can Release is March 3rd at B-52
    Beers

    Houston’s First Hazy IPA Can Release is March 3rd at B-52

    Conroe’s B-52 Brewing Company is releasing their hazy IPA, Wheez the Juice, in cans on Friday, March 3rd. Wheez the Juice is an IPA brewed in a similar fashion to the Northeast-style IPA that Larry has been talking about for the last several weeks. B-52 is hesitant to use the term “NEIPA” to describe this

  • Whole Foods Market Beer Dinners: What to Expect
    Bars

    Whole Foods Market Beer Dinners: What to Expect

    At first, the setting of a WFM beer dinner feels exactly like you’d imagine eating dinner overlooking a Whole Foods would feel: eco-chic and a little sterile. That tone was softened by the gift bags filled with organic snacks and brewmaster Dave Ohmer rocking a felt fedora, complete with a German flag colored band and

  • Karbach Brewing Co. Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary With Quintuple IPA
    Beers

    Karbach Brewing Co. Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary With Quintuple IPA

    On September 1st, 2011 Karbach Brewing Company sold their first keg of beer. To commemorate the 5th anniversary of this event, they have released a new beer: Quintuple IPA. The “Quintuple” portion comes from the repeated use of the number “5” in the brewing process. Quintuple IPA is brewed with 5 different malts, 5 different

  • Funkwerks Signs With Flood for Houston Distribution
    Distribution

    Funkwerks Signs With Flood for Houston Distribution

    Flood Independent Distribution recently added Fort Collins, Colorado based Funkwerks to their portfolio. Founded in 2011, Funkwerks quickly made a name for themselves, winning 3 gold medals in 3 years at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) as well as winning Small Brewery of the Year in 2012. Going back even further, their flagship Saison

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  • Thanks Charles! We've decided to limit our map to Houston breweries (and breweries that primarily sell beer in Houston and/or its suburbs). While Shiner does have a 77XXX zip code, they are geographically much closer to Austin and San Antonio.

    by Josh F. Contact Us

  • Shiner - Texas's largest craft brewery - is impacted by this barrel limit as well. They're currently the only craft brewery in Texas that isn't allowed to sell beer on site. They're unable to test out "small batch" beers sold on draft directly to consumers. Packaging and distribution is a huge portion of beer manufacturing, and preventing them from testing out new ideas is limiting their creativity and the potential discovery of a great new beer!

    by Laura Quinn Editorial: Ken Goodman doesn't look good in wool (HB3287)

  • Excellent resource, the brewery map. I just want to request that you please add Spoetzl Brewery, in Shiner, Texas. Thank you!

    by Charles Porter III Contact Us

  • I agree that Mr Goodman isn't the best messenger, but the message is still valid. The Texas Craft Brewer's Guild, comprised of the vast majority of Texas's small and independent breweries, is also against the Bill. If it passes, every brewery in Texas will be devalued. Investors will be less willing to invest, lenders will be less willing to lend, and breweries will find it more difficult to finance growth. This Bill will do nothing positive for small Texas breweries - it's only purpose is to increase the control distributors have over the Texas beer market. I personally no longer support breweries who have sold out to ABI, but I want that to be my choice and not a government mandate. Michael Graham Co-Founder Austin Beerworks

    by Michael Graham Editorial: Ken Goodman doesn't look good in wool (HB3287)

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