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
Nathan Miller| Jan 26, 2016
Back in August, I asked, “Where are Houston’s flights?” Since then, many breweries have begun offering flights, and slowly, my vision for a small-drink Houston brewery scene is coming true. At the same time, a few bars have begun offering flights, including what is probably the greatest flight program in Houston at Mongoose versus Cobra
Nathan Miller| Dec 15, 2015
Ever since my first taste of Bayerischer Bahnhof’s Leipziger Gose, I’ve absolutely loved the gose style of beer. The mingling of salt and coriander with a sour wheat base is interesting and delicious, and the low alcoholic content is a perfect touch allowing extra enjoyment of more goses. So when I heard that the Flying
Nathan Miller| Nov 26, 2015
It takes a lot to get me to drive outside the loop, and as Google maps poorly directed me onto a path that took me on the beltway for my hour journey north, I thought to myself, “this had better be worth it.” Luckily, the Southern Star Black Crack release party justified the trek. Having
Nathan Miller| Nov 23, 2015
Every quarter, Brew York New York compiles a list of the top-rated beers and breweries in NYC, using data found on Untappd. Last August, I did the same exercise for Houston, and as promised, here’s the quarterly update for November! A quick reminder of the methodology: To make this list, I started with all Houston-area
Nathan Miller| Oct 3, 2015
After an incredible week in Denver for my third Great American Beer Festival trip, I’m currently in my traditional week of complete sobriety, chugging iced tea and enjoying all the wonders of a life without beer. And the only downside is I really want to try the Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel 11, which hopefully will
Nathan Miller| Aug 27, 2015
Last week, I drove from my lovely Midtown castle to the faraway lands known as “The Heights” in order to sample the new beers at Town in City Brewery. Though the journey was far and perilous (traffic on 45N), I rested easy knowing that soon, I’d get to try some new-to-me and new-to-Houston beers, almost
Nathan Miller| Aug 10, 2015
Every quarter, Brew York New York compiles a list of the top-rated beers and breweries in NYC, using data found on Untappd. Since I spend quite a bit of time in NYC myself, I love this list as it answers two questions dear to me: What should I drink next? and Which ones have I
Nathan Miller| Jun 9, 2015
Last year, in a celebration of 20 years of business, Saint Arnold held a special “cellar event” that included special beers that were new, rare, or created for that event alone. It was marvelous, and a really nice way to celebrate two decades of craft beer in Houston. This year, Saint Arnold decided to hold
Nathan Miller| May 16, 2015
I first heard about Pint of Science from fellow Houston Beer Guide writer, Jack Highberger. Their concept is simple: scientific speakers in bars, where like-minded scientific-thinking individuals who like to drink (read: cool people) can get together, listen to something interesting and impressive, hoist some beers, and discuss. Immediately I became interested, as my love
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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)