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  • Saint Arnold Releases Bourbon Barrel Aged Pumpkinator
    Beers

    Saint Arnold Releases Bourbon Barrel Aged Pumpkinator

    Although pumpkin beers have been around for centuries, their popularity has definitely increased in proportion with other pumpkin spiced goods. Go down the grocery store beer aisle, and there will be countless pumpkin spiced options. Some of these beers are good, some seem just to be following the fad, and some stand out above the

  • Is it Worth it to Stand in Line for Beer?
    Culture

    Is it Worth it to Stand in Line for Beer?

    I’ve read the articles against standing in line for beer. Thrillist recently wrote one, and there’s an entire thread devoted to debating the subject on Beer Advocate, but here I sit, in my second line in a week for beer. The question you may ask is why? Do I not believe there are great beers

  • Review: Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel 15
    Reviews

    Review: Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel 15

    I don’t eat a lot of fruit. When drinking an IPA I couldn’t tell you the difference between mango or passion fruit, as many reviews do. “It tastes fruity” or “that has a lot of citrus” may be about as far as I get, so don’t look for my review of the next Brash IPA any

  • Flying Saucer Downtown Ending Glass Night
    Bars

    Flying Saucer Downtown Ending Glass Night

    There has been some talk and a bit of grumbling among the Houston Beer Knurd community with the Flying Saucer’s decision to end their glass night at their downtown location. Manager Joshua Justice reached out to Houston Beer Guide to offer some information about the decision. Kenneth Krampota: Why did you decide to cancel the glass

  • Dog Will Hunt – Running Walker Brewery
    Breweries

    Dog Will Hunt – Running Walker Brewery

    Just down FM 359 from Texian Brewing in Richmond, Running Walker is laying the chips to become a major player in the Houston area craft beer scene. A few of their beers are starting to show up in accounts around town, and they have much bigger plans in the upcoming months. Fellow Houston Beer Guide

  • The Abyss
    Culture

    The Abyss

    As a kid, I remember playing a game where I’d take a coin and drop it into the pool and dive under the water to get it. Many of you probably played a similar game. As your confidence and abilities increased, you kept throwing that coin a little deeper every time. Maybe sometimes you couldn’t

  • Houston Firkin Fest – Preview
    Beer Festivals

    Houston Firkin Fest – Preview

    The third annual Houston Firkin Fest will be held on April 30 at Hennessey Park next to Saint Arnold brewery. So, what exactly is a firkin? According to Webster Dictionary a firkin is, “a small cask used chiefly for liquids, butter, or fish.” It is also a specific size holding 72 imperial pints or 10.79

  • 2016: The Rise of Southern Star
    Breweries

    2016: The Rise of Southern Star

      New beers, new taproom, and a bigger brewhouse: 2016 is going to be a big year for Southern Star Brewing. Already this year, the Conroe brewery has moved and expanded, adding more brewing capacity at its new location a few miles from its original home. A new indoor taproom opens this week (Friday, Feb.

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  • […] 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

  • […] Frustrated by Houston’s seeming disinterest in producing said beers, I first authored perhaps the most authoritative essay ever written on the NEIPA, and several months later directly challenged our local breweries to start producing beers in my beloved style. […]

    by My Favorite Beers I Had For the First Time in 2017 | Halcyon Days Who will be Houston's Tree House or Trillium?

  • I wasn't aware they had signed with a distributor, and I'm not aware of any Houston area beer distributors going under. It's possible that they signed with a wine distributor (since they own a winery as well), but it's also possible that Running Walker decided to stop self-distributing their beer to that Total Wine. Where to find it kind of depends what part of town your in. I'd check local grocery stores, Spec's, and any bottle shops you may have in your area.

    by Josh F. Dog Will Hunt - Running Walker Brewery

  • […] the past year, several local brewers have attacked the massively popular New England-Style IPA with aplomb — SpindleTap and Baa Brewhouse in particular have elevated their offerings, producing some of […]

    by Craft Beer in Houston | NAI Partners Houston Embraces the Haze Craze

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