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  • Petrol Station Celebrates Anniversary this Saturday
    Bars

    Petrol Station Celebrates Anniversary this Saturday

    I have lived in the wonderful, humidity-filled sweat box of Houston for a little over two years. I love the city, and one of the first places that facilitated that love was Petrol Station. For those out of the Loop, Petrol Station is tucked away in Garden Oaks/Oak Forrest area (aka the GOOF) just north

  • BREAKING: Anheuser-Busch InBev purchases Karbach
    Culture

    BREAKING: Anheuser-Busch InBev purchases Karbach

    This story will be updated throughout the day, please check back for updates. We will also tweet updates from @HoustonBeer. Update 3:00pm: Karbach has yet to respond to requests for comment. Meanwhile, we were able to reach Scott Metzger, Freetail owner, who was able to clarify the ramifications for Karbach as far as the Texas Craft

  • 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,

  • Review: Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel 15
    Reviews

    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

  • My first 5 stops at Untapped Houston, 2016 edition
    Beer Festivals

    My first 5 stops at Untapped Houston, 2016 edition

    Let’s dive right into this: Untapped Houston is back at Discovery Green on Saturday. I’m going, and you should, too. This will be the festival’s 4th year in Houston, and it’s gotten better every year. It’s very well run, the location is awesome, and the weather should be great. They’ve got you covered on food

  • Open The Taps needs your help!
    Culture

    Open The Taps needs your help!

    Open The Taps was founded just over 5 years ago with a straightforward mission: bettering the environment in Texas for craft beer enthusiasts. We created the organization under a few key principles. First, that we would zealously act in the interest of Texas craft beer consumers, adding their voice to the conversation traditionally dominated by

  • GABF 2016 Wrap-Up: What happened to Houston?
    Culture

    GABF 2016 Wrap-Up: What happened to Houston?

    Last year, after my annual trip to Denver, I wrote a glowing write-up of Houston’s successes in bringing home hardware from the Great American Beer Fest competition. As you may recall, for the third year straight, Houston breweries garnered two medals, as just part of a strong Texas showing. Were such successes to continue for

  • Brash Brewing First Anniversary Party
    Breweries

    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

  • Karbach Brewing Co. Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary With Quintuple IPA
    Beers

    Karbach Brewing Co. Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary With Quintuple IPA

    On September 1st, 2011 Karbach Brewing Company sold their first keg of beer. To commemorate the 5th anniversary of this event, they have released a new beer: Quintuple IPA. The “Quintuple” portion comes from the repeated use of the number “5” in the brewing process. Quintuple IPA is brewed with 5 different malts, 5 different

  • New Beer Cans and Bottles All Over Houston
    Distribution

    New Beer Cans and Bottles All Over Houston

    Only a few years back, the only beer you could find packaged from Houston breweries was a handful of bottles able to fit into a small corner at a beer department. Today, cans, bottles, and even prepackaged growlers from Houston breweries provide enough options to fill entire aisles. I got a chance to catch up

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  • 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)

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