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  • A Look at the Newest Houston Brewery: Senate Avenue Brewing Company
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    A Look at the Newest Houston Brewery: Senate Avenue Brewing Company

    The pandemic has hit certain industries hard, with bars and restaurants being severely hit due to limited capacity regulations or being told to shut down. Houston has seen its share of restaurants, bars and breweries that have shuttered permanently. Though one brewery, Senate Avenue Brewing in Jersey Village, recently had its grand opening recently despite

  • Beers to help with your New Year’s Resolution
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    Beers to help with your New Year’s Resolution

    With January resolutions still in their infancy, I figured I could lend a hand to people who are having trouble sticking to their guns. Personally, I’m trying to drink smarter, focusing on lower abv and caloric offerings. With that in mind, I set out to grab a few non-alcoholic beers and taste them. I ended

  • Good Beer, Great Cause – Back Pew Brews up Kolsch to Benefit Addi’s Faith
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    Good Beer, Great Cause – Back Pew Brews up Kolsch to Benefit Addi’s Faith

    Supporting local charities, non-profits and social causes have always been a big part of the vibrant Houston craft brewing scene. As local breweries have started operations across the Houston area, a part of stitching themselves into the fabric of their local communities has been supporting causes Houstonians care about. Houston craft beer people have demonstrated

  • Our Favorite Beers of 2017
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    Our Favorite Beers of 2017

    Year in Review 2017 was a transformative year for craft beer in Houston. We saw the rise of the NEIPA (thanks in large part to Larry’s “Who will be Houston’s Tree House or Trillium?” essay) with 8th Wonder, 11 Below, B-52, Baa Baa, Copperhead, No Label, Spindletap, Texian, Whole Foods Market, and others trying their

  • Saint Arnold Releases Bourbon Barrel Aged Pumpkinator
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    Saint Arnold Releases Bourbon Barrel Aged Pumpkinator

    Although pumpkin beers have been around for centuries, their popularity has definitely increased in proportion with other pumpkin spiced goods. Go down the grocery store beer aisle, and there will be countless pumpkin spiced options. Some of these beers are good, some seem just to be following the fad, and some stand out above the

  • 8th Wonder Weisstheimer – a German Hefeweizen Great for Summer
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    8th Wonder Weisstheimer – a German Hefeweizen Great for Summer

    To me, hefeweizen is a quintessential summer beer. One of my favorite beer memories is sitting outside on a warm June afternoon at the vast Paulaner biergarten just outside Munich, my hand wrapped around a chilly tall glass of their signature hefeweizen with a slice of fresh lemon on the rim. This memory  has become

  • Houston Embraces the Haze Craze
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    Houston Embraces the Haze Craze

    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