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
Josh F.| Mar 30, 2016
As long as I’ve been in the craft beer community, there’s been a saying I’ve heard most places I go: “Craft beer people are good people”. I’ve always believed that saying, and with a few very notable exceptions, I’ve found it to be true. Today is one of those exceptions. I woke up this morning to
Josh F.| Jan 20, 2016
8th Wonder draws their inspiration from this great city, whether it be Hakeem and his Dream Shake, NASA’s Mission Control, or local store Premium Goods. Even their name came from walking into the warehouse that is now their home and saying, “Hey, this roof looks like the Astrodome.” They’ve given us a bunch of stuff to give
Josh F.| Sep 21, 2015
This year, Texian Brewing is debuting four brand new beers at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). Three of them are mixed culture fermentations, a first for Texian. Texian has been rolling out a new Wild Texas series of beers that showcase funky and sour flavors, along with names that reference little-known Texas trivia. The first
Josh F.| Aug 21, 2015
There’s been a lot of talk in the Houston beer community about how the “solution to our problems” will be neighborhood-focused breweries. Houston’s urban sprawl makes it unlikely that we will duplicate the brewery-every-mile format of more developed beer cities, but that also makes it the perfect environment to have a brewery (or two or three)
Josh F.| Aug 11, 2015
There’s a new beer festival making its debut in Houston on August 22nd. Organized by Jon Denman, host of the local craft beer and craft spirits focused radio show Drink of Ages, Houston Funk Fest will feature “over 50 wild, farmhouse and sour ales”. Inspired by a recent trip to the South Denver Beer Fest,
Josh F.| May 8, 2015
Call it serendipity, call it beer Karma, call it whatever you want. I recently wrote about how I think Houston’s ideal beer style is the Saison. While there are were several examples of the style available at the time, none were quite the pepper-forward version of the Saison style that I absolutely love. That is,
Josh F.| Apr 17, 2015
What if I told you there was a style designed to be refreshing after a hard days work on a hot summers day? It is loaded with fruity flavors that can range from citrus to baked pear, but it is not a “fruit beer”. A moderate spiciness balances out the fruitiness, bringing to mind a
No not the Perfect Michelada Beer!!!!
by Southern Drinking Adiós, Don Jalapeño
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)