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
Josh F.| Sep 8, 2016
Whole Foods Market now has what is undoubtedly the best beer deal in town. On Thursdays, every draft beer is $2 after 3PM. Let me repeat that: every draft beer is $2 after 3PM. That’s not a typo. I checked. Twice. Even the fine print is awesome: This special is valid at every location with a
Josh F.| Jun 30, 2016
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
Thanks for the update!
by Josh F. Dog Will Hunt - Running Walker Brewery
They do still self distribute, I talked to a Running Walker beer rep a few daze ago.
by kecannon Dog Will Hunt - Running Walker Brewery
I fear that if government can find a reason to shut it down they will. Of course it should be legal, because it's appears to be a voluntary sort of thing right?
by kecannon HopDrop Is Trying to Disrupt the Houston Beer Scene – but Is It Legal?
[…] I wasn’t expecting was how several local Houston breweries would not only accept the challenge, but in some cases—SpindleTap, Baa Baa Brewhouse and Copperhead Brewery immediately leap to […]
by My Favorite Beers I Had For the First Time in 2017 | Halcyon Days Houston Embraces the Haze Craze
[…] an entire city of beer drinkers this past March with Houston Haze, which, it could be argued is on the level of some of the best NEIPAs in the business. For fans of the style, the Citra- and Galaxy-drenched Houston Haze is one of the most important […]
by My Favorite Beers I Had For the First Time in 2017 | Halcyon Days SpindleTap Nails it With Houston Haze