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  • Great American Beer Festival – Houston Recap
    Beer Festivals

    Great American Beer Festival – Houston Recap

    The Great American Beer Festival is the largest beer festival in the United States. 2,404 breweries entered beers into the competition portion, and 8,864 beers were judged. Outside of the competition, the entire Colorado Convention Center is filled with hundreds of breweries pouring thousands of beers. As a first time attendee, it was a bit

  • 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

  • Fortress Beerworks Aims to Open in Spring This Fall
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    Fortress Beerworks Aims to Open in Spring This Fall

    Fortress BeerWorks is the latest addition to Houston’s rapidly growing beer scene. The family-friendly craft brewery plans to open this fall in a 6,620-sq.-ft. space located at 2606 Spring Cypress Road in Spring, Texas. Fortress BeerWorks will be operating with a brewpub license—which, as HBG’s audience likely knows at this point, means it has the

  • D&T Drive Inn Is Moving in a New Direction
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    D&T Drive Inn Is Moving in a New Direction

    Under new management, D&T Drive Inn on Enid near Cavalcade in north Houston has made a number of changes since an apparent ownership shift in early March. After a 2017 filled with controversy for the Treadsack group, D&T remained as one of the three entities in the company’s portfolio, alongside Down House & Johnny’s Gold

  • Ingenious Brewing Brings Inventive Brews to Humble
    Breweries

    Ingenious Brewing Brings Inventive Brews to Humble

    The aptly named Ingenious Brewing Company recently opened in Humble. Serving 24 constantly rotating taps of imaginative brews from Blueberry Papaya IPA to Bourbon Barrel Cadbury Russian Imperial Stout, this outside-the-box brewery is worth a trip outside the Loop. The unlikely duo of Justin Gyorfi, a urologist from Clear Lake, and Mike Broderick, an award-winning Pennsylvanian

  • Our Favorite Beers of 2017
    Beers

    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

  • Thistle Draftshop Is Now Pouring Beer in Spring
    Bars

    Thistle Draftshop Is Now Pouring Beer in Spring

    While Thistle Draftshop Owner Mary Thorn never planned to become an entrepreneur, she says the thought was always in the back of her mind. An accountant, her interest in beer led her to apply for a position at Saint Arnold Brewing Company several years ago. She worked there for seven years, sparking a passion for the

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