Dearest Yellow Rose, My love for you is well-documented. When you first arrived, you finally answered the question: “Why do I tick so many beers?” The answer: to find a beer like you. Since your creation, I’ve drank my weight in the stuff, possibly many times over. Yellow Rose, you have been my menu beer
Alice Hicks| Jun 8, 2016
Known to its faithful followers as Houston’s oldest craft brewery, Saint Arnold Brewing Company will celebrate its 22nd anniversary on June 11. The festivities will feature live music from Wild Moccasins and Khris Royal. Saint Arnold’s executive chef, Ryan Savoie, will DJ, and eats from food trucks including Golden Grill, Coreanos, and The Burger Joint
Alice Hicks| Jun 1, 2016
What’s a fitting present for a brewery celebrating two years of producing delicious brews? Your presence! B-52 Brewing in Conroe is hosting its second anniversary bash on June 4th, and they want you there. The brewery will be serving over 20 different beers for the event, including the premiere of their Berliner Weisse and the
Cody Lee| May 5, 2016
Last month, 8th Wonder Brewery commemorated their third anniversary with an all-day “Celebr8ion of Beer.” Fellow Houston Beer Guide writer Colleen Leary and I were able to attend the festivities and capture some of the musical acts, food trucks, vendors, and revelers in action. Both Colleen and I enjoyed Haterade. Colleen opined, “The Gose style was
Katie Frink| May 3, 2016
Over the last few years, there has been a lot of growth in the number of breweries in the Houston area. Unfortunately for this Friendswood dweller, the majority of that growth has not touched the Southeast side of town. Brian Allen and Kris Szecsy took notice of this and intentionally found a location for their brewery on
Jeff Fountain| Apr 15, 2016
The West Coast vibe of Saloon Door Brewery isn’t obvious when you walk through the doors: cedar planks cover the lower half of the walls, vintage chairs surround the tables, and even the name evokes a distinctly Texas feel. But when you talk to the crew responsible for the idea and execution of getting this
Greg Manuel| Mar 2, 2016
If you’ve visited Houston bars serving craft beer in the past few months, chances are that you’ve noticed, or better yet tried, one of Back Pew Brewing’s new offerings. They’re now on tap at 40 local establishments, with more on the way. What you haven’t been able to do, though, is visit their brewery. That
Colleen Leary| Feb 29, 2016
It’s time for another great release from Saint Arnold Brewing Company: Divine Reserve 16. Divine Reserve 16 (DR 16) is not the typical German-style beer from Saint Arnold; this one is unique, and the first Adambier the brewery has created. If you’re like me, you might be wondering: “What is an Adambier?” According to the
Tim Foley| Feb 29, 2016
Balanced. That’s the best way to describe everything about Fetching Lab Brewery in Alvin. Whether you’re referring to beer flavor, their beer lineup, where you can buy their beer, or even the dynamic between owners Brett Bray and Theresa Hutchings, everything is in perfect balance. Brett and Theresa have taken their love of homebrewing to
Kenneth Krampota| Feb 23, 2016
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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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)