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  • Saint Arnold Goes Camping With Sierra Nevada
    Beers

    Saint Arnold Goes Camping With Sierra Nevada

    Every year, Sierra Nevada Brewing invites multiple breweries to brainstorm and develop new recipes for a series of (typically) one-off brews for their Beer Camp series. The series seeks to showcase new collaborations with different breweries, and is essentially a meeting of minds; where great craft breweries come together to either develop new and exciting

  • Rockwell Grill is Closing
    Bars

    Rockwell Grill is Closing

    Rockwell Grill, a craft beer staple in Cypress for the past six years, is closing. Sunday, October 30th will be their final day of business. Rockwell has been under current ownership since 2010. During that time they built themselves into one of the premier craft beer-centric bar/ restaurants in the Cypress area. Many beer nerds,

  • Saint Arnold Icon Blue Coffee Porter Review
    Reviews

    Saint Arnold Icon Blue Coffee Porter Review

    Saint Arnold Brewing’s new Icon Blue is a nice addition to an already great series. A coffee porter full of flavor, yet light enough to enjoy casually (and now available in six-packs!). Saint Arnold’s first-ever coffee beer was made by adding over 45 lbs. of ground espresso from local roasters, Java Pura Coffee, to a

  • 2015 Pumpkin Beer Roundup
    Culture

    2015 Pumpkin Beer Roundup

    Forget kettle sour debates, mega-corporate buyout concerns, or any the other arguments beer nerds love to quarrel over. Nothing is as divisive in the beer world as the word “pumpkin.” A word that, for certain people, brings to the surface the most vile and powerful animosity imaginable. The kind typically stored deep in the underworld

  • Beer, Poker, and Lawnmowers
    Culture

    Beer, Poker, and Lawnmowers

    Coming out of college I did not care about beer. Why should I? Beer was boring. Beer was easy. Beer was simple. In college, the people around me who drank it did so in mass quantities in an attempt to take on the biggest, baddest, cheapest buzz they could survive. Flavor? What in beer could

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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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