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  • Pub-escent
    Culture

    Pub-escent

    About a fortnight past – apparently while I was otherwise engrossed in National Hot Dog Day and Brash beer releases – the web was all atwitter over an unrepentant diner owner in Maine who yelled at a screaming toddler who was disrupting her restaurant. As the internet has become little more than an unfiltered stream of vitriol

  • Celebrating 21 Years of Saint Arnold
    Breweries

    Celebrating 21 Years of Saint Arnold

    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

  • A (very) short guide to who to follow on Houston beer Twitter

    Trying to catch up with what’s happening with beer in the Space City? Twitter is a darn good place to start. So who to follow to #PlugIn? If you’re reading this, you probably already follow everyone in the list below, but just in case… @GoodBeerHouston These guys have been at it for a number of

  • Karbach Staycation
    Reviews

    Karbach Staycation

    Gone are the sweaters and hoodies and henleys, out are the vented shirts and pearl snaps and guayaberas. It’s been a wet spring in Houston, but when the rains leave the moisture stays, and the humidity has descended like a biodome over our fair burg. With the peacoats go the porters, with the scarves the stouts.

  • Pint of Science in Houston
    Culture

    Pint of Science in Houston

    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

  • Tasting Review: Rotundone from Buffalo Bayou
    Reviews

    Tasting Review: Rotundone from Buffalo Bayou

    Call it serendipity, call it beer Karma, call it whatever you want. I recently wrote about how I think Houston’s ideal beer style is the Saison. While there are were several examples of the style available at the time, none were quite the pepper-forward version of the Saison style that I absolutely love. That is,

  • Are You Prepared for the Flood?
    Distribution

    Are You Prepared for the Flood?

    When I think about what inspires me, regarding the future of craft beer in Houston and throughout Texas, I look toward the innovators. The forward thinkers. The entrepreneurs. I am intrigued by those who choose to blend passion, good taste, and a unique vision to change the way we think about the beverages we love

  • Rye Fidelity
    Culture

    Rye Fidelity

    Kids today have never known a world without iPods (get off my lawn!), but anyone of legal drinking age remembers that transporting a library of music was once an onerous task involving boxes of albums or casettes, binders full of CDs. Much as the Kindle has done to bookstores and libraries, the digital age has

  • 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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Comments

  • Great opportunity to try a Houston brewery I have not tried just yet!

    by Christopher Davila Giveaway

  • 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

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