It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since Houston Beer Guide was kind enough to publish “Who Will be Houston’s Tree House or Trillium?” It’s even harder to believe how much progress has been made since I wrote that essay. My initial hope was that a newcomer to the Houston craft beer scene would
Larry Koestler| Jul 11, 2017
With the six-month anniversary of my challenge to local breweries to start brewing the hottest beer style in the country — the New England-Style IPA (NEIPA) — rapidly approaching, now seemed like as apt a time as any to check in and see where things stand, especially in light of the unexpectedly impressive amount of style-related
Larry Koestler| Mar 15, 2017
When I wrote “Who will be Houston’s Tree House or Trillium?”, I figured we’d see some breweries gradually approach the style and brew some reasonable attempts, but that it would take some time before we saw a true player on the hazy AF juice front. SpindleTap said “f%7* all that noise” and is on the cusp
Larry Koestler| Feb 27, 2017
Out of all the local brewery responses to the “Who Will Be Houston’s Trillium or Tree House?“ essay, there was one that carried an unexpected air of intrigue, given that it stemmed from a producer that hasn’t even opened yet. Amid the thread of a Facebook post about the article, one commenter innocuously announced the
Josh F.| Feb 23, 2017
Conroe’s B-52 Brewing Company is releasing their hazy IPA, Wheez the Juice, in cans on Friday, March 3rd. Wheez the Juice is an IPA brewed in a similar fashion to the Northeast-style IPA that Larry has been talking about for the last several weeks. B-52 is hesitant to use the term “NEIPA” to describe this
Larry Koestler| Feb 15, 2017
Apparently I should write about things I want to see happen more often. Since publishing “Who will be Houston’s Trillium or Tree House?” a handful of our area breweries have gone public with their intentions to attempt to brew a beer closely adhering to the style hallmarks — huge tropical fruit flavor thanks to obscene
Larry Koestler| Feb 8, 2017
My recent essay on the greater Houston area’s relative lack of beers brewed in the hottest style in the country, the Northeast-Style or New England-Style India Pale Ale (NEIPA), ended up striking more of a chord than I’d hoped, with a handful of local (and forthcoming) breweries coming out of the woodwork revealing near- and longer-term plans
Larry Koestler| Jan 16, 2017
The Northeast-Style IPA Spreads its Wings Last April, with a good deal of fanfare (at least within beer geek circles), The Veil Brewing Company in Richmond, Virginia, flung its doors open for the first time on a Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. Why does this matter to a primarily Houston-based audience of beer lovers? For
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by Josh F. Dog Will Hunt - Running Walker Brewery
They do still self distribute, I talked to a Running Walker beer rep a few daze ago.
by kecannon Dog Will Hunt - Running Walker Brewery
I fear that if government can find a reason to shut it down they will. Of course it should be legal, because it's appears to be a voluntary sort of thing right?
by kecannon HopDrop Is Trying to Disrupt the Houston Beer Scene – but Is It Legal?
[…] I wasn’t expecting was how several local Houston breweries would not only accept the challenge, but in some cases—SpindleTap, Baa Baa Brewhouse and Copperhead Brewery immediately leap to […]
by My Favorite Beers I Had For the First Time in 2017 | Halcyon Days Houston Embraces the Haze Craze
[…] 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