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  • Review: Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel 15
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    Review: Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel 15

    I don’t eat a lot of fruit. When drinking an IPA I couldn’t tell you the difference between mango or passion fruit, as many reviews do. “It tastes fruity” or “that has a lot of citrus” may be about as far as I get, so don’t look for my review of the next Brash IPA any

  • Brash Brewing First Anniversary Party
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    Brash Brewing First Anniversary Party

    October 8 marked Brash Brewing’s First Anniversary Party. The epic party seemed to have brought out every beer and metal nerd from across the city to Brashland bright and early Saturday afternoon. And rightly so, with exclusive merch teasers and exciting guest taps posted on social media since the tickets went on sale in early

  • City Acre: Right at Home at Houston’s New Brewpub
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    City Acre: Right at Home at Houston’s New Brewpub

    On Thursday night I attended a preview of the much anticipated City Acre Brewing Co., a brewpub located about 10 minutes north of downtown off U.S. 59 at 3418 Topping Street. Originally slated to open four years ago, but delayed due to complex city regulations and beer laws, City Acre will hold its long-awaited grand opening on July

  • Have Your Cookie and Drink It, Too
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    Have Your Cookie and Drink It, Too

    Forget cookies and milk — cookies and beer is where it’s at. As craft beer has become more popular, interest in beer and food pairing has increased. Some of the most creative pairings involve a favorite American treat: Girl Scout cookies. As articles of Girl Scout cookie pairings spread across social media, Ballast Point Brewing

  • Adopt-a-Bastard at Brash: Arrogant Bastard Hits the Road
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    Adopt-a-Bastard at Brash: Arrogant Bastard Hits the Road

    Late last summer, Stone Brewing Company, the largest brewery in Southern California, made a big two-fold announcement. First, what is arguably the cockiest beer in America would branch out to become his own product line. Second, as has happened to the best of us, the Arrogant Bastard was finally sent packing and hitting the road.

  • Guest Post: It’s Time for Texas Pilsners!
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    Guest Post: It’s Time for Texas Pilsners!

    Editor’s Note: This article is written by Joey Williams, the Beer Department Manager of Spec’s of the “downtown” location on Smith Street. As he describes below, he offered to lead us in a tasting of Texas(ish) pilsners and we happily took him up on it. At the tasting were Houston Beer Guide writers Josh, Jeff,

  • Divine Reserve 16 – A review and commentary
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    Divine Reserve 16 – A review and commentary

    Nothing seems to get the Houston beer community more engaged and interested than a Divine Reserve release. Searching out DR on release day is, in my judgment, a rite of passage for the greater Houston beer community. Whether that’s standing in line outside a local beer store of choice, whispering a secret password to a supermarket

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

  • Karbach Three Legged Lab Imperial Stout
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    Karbach Three Legged Lab Imperial Stout

    After its debut last year, Three Legged Lab is Karbach’s newest entrant into their specialty seasonal line-up. As the winter seasonal, it can be found on tap or in 4-packs of 12 oz cans during the first part of the year. The brew is named after the owner’s black lab, Molly, who lost her leg early in life (per

  • Saint Arnold Icon Blue Coffee Porter Review
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    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

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  • I am betting that a Brash beer will take it all. My money is on EZ-7 but maybe that's just what I drink the most. Would also like to Blood Belt go far, that beer rocked!

    by Southern Drinker Houston Beer Guide Bracket 2017

  • Saloon Doors Tasty AF is the best ever. If you haven't tried it, you should. Go visit Saloon Door Brewery

    by Norma DeVault Houston Beer Guide Bracket 2017

  • Wicked excited about this tonight

    by Matthew Maicher Houston's First Hazy IPA Can Release is March 3rd at B-52

  • there is nothing wrong with huffing warm toast.

    by apronless Divine Reserve 17 Is an Imperial Porter That Makes Me Want to Drink Imperial Stout

  • Looks like a lot of places are doing NEIPAs in the area which is exciting. March 4th release on this one, Sigma's in a couple of weeks

    by Matthew Maicher Review: Baa Baa Brewhouse's Cow Jumped Over the Moon - Houston Area's First NEIPA

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