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  • #DrinkNow: attack your cellar
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    #DrinkNow: attack your cellar

    OK, so now that you know what #DrinkNow is and you’re on-board with the idea, you need a plan of attack against that unwieldy cellar. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go read the first two posts of this series.) Here are a few things that should help you make it work: Take

  • #DrinkNow: the exceptions to the rule
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    #DrinkNow: the exceptions to the rule

    After bugging you to stop aging beer and encouraging you to embrace the freshness of #DrinkNow, there’s another thing we should discuss: some beers age really well. This post is about the exceptions to the #DrinkNow rule. First things first: If you don’t know the basics for aging beer, go check out this interview with Adam

  • New Year’s Resolution: Drink (Somewhat) Healthier Beer!
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    New Year’s Resolution: Drink (Somewhat) Healthier Beer!

    We’ve officially reached the beginning of a new calendar year which means it’s time to reflect and aspire to a better 12 months than the previous. Beware of all your friends on social media with that unoriginal “new year, new me”, though. Most of us want to make improvements in things such as relationships, career,

  • #DrinkNow: why you should stop aging beer
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    #DrinkNow: why you should stop aging beer

    Right now, in your pantry/closet/beer fridge/storage unit, a beer is getting worse. Don’t feel too bad; it’s not (entirely) your fault. But if you’re anything like most craft drinkers I know — and you’re reading this site, so you probably are — then you’re currently the proud owner of beer that is way past its

  • #3FIT
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    #3FIT

    As I reflect on the recent news that the total number of breweries in the United States has reached an all-time high, I find myself thinking more and more about my beer buying habits. I’ve always been the type of craft beer drinker who wanted to try every beer from every brewery. With the knowledge that there

  • Top-Rated Beers & Breweries in Houston: November 2015
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    Top-Rated Beers & Breweries in Houston: November 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

  • The Most Houston Beer Ever?
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    The Most Houston Beer Ever?

    Being a craft beer fan in the Lone Star State, particularly Houston, is much different than other locations. We’re not intensely known for a style of IPA (yet), we don’t have very cold winters so we’re not huge stout drinkers, and our state regulations on beer are more strict than many others. But I think

  • 2015 Pumpkin Beer Roundup
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    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

  • My first 5 stops at Untapped Houston
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    My first 5 stops at Untapped Houston

    Untapped Houston is this Saturday at Discovery Green, and you’re obviously going. You’re not? Oh. Well, you really should. It’s Houston’s best annual craft beer festival by far, and also doubles as a pretty cool music fest too. Plus, the weather is supposed to be awesome. So, yeah. You should buy tickets. Go. I’ll wait.

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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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