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  • Adiós, Don Jalapeño
    Beers

    Adiós, Don Jalapeño

    I can still vividly remember the first time I tried a No Label beer: the very polarizing Don Jalapeño. After work on a rather warm Wednesday evening in May, I sought shelter inside the Stag’s Head just off Richmond. Before even taking my first sip, the aroma hit my sinuses, the sweet but fiery pepper

  • Editorial: Ken Goodman doesn’t look good in wool (HB3287)
    Culture

    Editorial: Ken Goodman doesn’t look good in wool (HB3287)

    Note: this post represents the sole opinion of me, Nathan Miller, and does not reflect an endorsement on behalf of Houston Beer Guide. From time to time, we will run editorial/opinion pieces when we feel a need. These are not “news,” nor “reviews,” nor are they endorsed posts, other than by the person who writes

  • BREAKING: Anheuser-Busch InBev purchases Karbach
    Culture

    BREAKING: Anheuser-Busch InBev purchases Karbach

    This story will be updated throughout the day, please check back for updates. We will also tweet updates from @HoustonBeer. Update 3:00pm: Karbach has yet to respond to requests for comment. Meanwhile, we were able to reach Scott Metzger, Freetail owner, who was able to clarify the ramifications for Karbach as far as the Texas Craft

  • GABF 2016 Wrap-Up: What happened to Houston?
    Culture

    GABF 2016 Wrap-Up: What happened to Houston?

    Last year, after my annual trip to Denver, I wrote a glowing write-up of Houston’s successes in bringing home hardware from the Great American Beer Fest competition. As you may recall, for the third year straight, Houston breweries garnered two medals, as just part of a strong Texas showing. Were such successes to continue for

  • New Beer Cans and Bottles All Over Houston
    Distribution

    New Beer Cans and Bottles All Over Houston

    Only a few years back, the only beer you could find packaged from Houston breweries was a handful of bottles able to fit into a small corner at a beer department. Today, cans, bottles, and even prepackaged growlers from Houston breweries provide enough options to fill entire aisles. I got a chance to catch up

  • Houston Beer Guide Bracket 2016
    Culture

    Houston Beer Guide Bracket 2016

    It’s March! For college sports fans, it’s time for basketball, beers, and brackets. This year, while Houston hosts much of the basketball action, Houston Beer Guide asks you to fill out a different type of bracket: Houston beers! Using the same methodology as the Beer Ranking posts, the seeds below are based on the top

  • Top-Rated Beers & Breweries in Houston: March 2016
    Reviews

    Top-Rated Beers & Breweries in Houston: March 2016

    Every quarter, Brew York New York compiles a list of the top-rated beers and breweries in NYC, using data found on Untappd. Starting last August, I’ve done the same exercise for Houston each quarter. Here’s the quarterly update for March, with a special March twist below. A quick reminder of the methodology: To make this

  • Brash Brewing to Leave Flood Distribution for Ben E. Keith
    Breweries

    Brash Brewing to Leave Flood Distribution for Ben E. Keith

    Houston’s Brash Brewing Company is leaving Flood Distribution for Ben E. Keith. Flood’s Kyle White confirmed the departure and stated, “We wish them well in the future.” Full statement below. If you ask any Houston beer nerd for the most exciting developments in recent months, you’ll likely hear an answer that includes mention of Brash

  • You Should Be Drinking Texas Beer Refinery
    Breweries

    You Should Be Drinking Texas Beer Refinery

    I’m gonna cut straight to the chase: Texas Beer Refinery is producing incredible beers that more people need to drink. Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, allow me to remind you that I love goses. I think they are tasty, I think they are refreshing, and I think you could make a pretty

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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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