Eureka Heights As One Collaboration with Urban Jungle Brewing and The Middle Man

Eureka Heights has joined forces with Austin area brewing stalwarts Shannon Harris of Urban Jungle Brewing and Marvis “The Middle Man” Dixon of Fast Friends Brewing to release the first Houston iteration of “As One”. The beer is a 5.1% ABV Pineapple Blonde Ale. The pineapple notes are masterfully blended to perfection as to not overpower on the nose or the palate.  “As One” is a refreshing and flavorful ale perfect for hot summer days by the pool.  

As One Pour

The idea for the collaboration initially started up as a conversation earlier this year between Malachi Willis of Eureka Heights and the duo of Harris and Dixon about bringing their “As One” series to Houston.  Said Casey Motes, Co-Founder of Eureka Heights, “Malachi saw some of the collaborations that Shannon and Marvis had done in Austin and reached out to them to see if we could be the first Houston brewery to collaborate with them. Engaging with and building up the Houston community has been one of the core values of Eureka Heights since its inception. The “As One “initiative of making craft beer more welcoming to BIPOC patrons aligned perfectly with what we believe craft beer should be all about, welcoming to everyone. One of the best ways to connect with someone is having (or brewing) a beer together and for this project, we got to do both.  

Marvis Dixon, Malachi Willis and Shannon Harris

The As One series debuted in Austin in the Fall of 2022 when Harris and Dixon collaborated with St. Elmo Brewing as a way to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) community charities, as well as include BIPOC artists to help design the can art for each release.  Portions of the proceeds of the sale of As One with Eureka Heights will benefit the non-profit organization Black Girls Do Engineer, which promotes STEM program education for girls aged 6-21. The can art for this rendition of As One is courtesy of local muralist and visual artist Alex Roman Jr. professionally known as  “Donkeeboy”.  

As for the future of the As One series, Dixon says that the goal is continue to collaborate with breweries in both cities moving forward, with For the Culture Brewing to be the next partner brewery in the Houston area to continue the series. 

All photos by and used with permission of Sophia Von Panda @sophia_von_panda (IG)

Eureka Heights Brewery is located at 941 W. 18th St. 77008.

Follow on Instagram :

@eurekaheights – Eureka Heights Brewing

@urbanjunglebrew – Urban Jungle Brew

@themiddleman_atx – Marvin Dixon

@blackgirlsdoengineer – Black Girls Do Engineer

@donkeeboy (IG) – Donkeeboy



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1 Comment

  1. Greg Shawinsky

    Great writing, Jackie!


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