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  • 8th Wonder 3rd Anniversary Celebr8ion
    Breweries

    8th Wonder 3rd Anniversary Celebr8ion

    Last month, 8th Wonder Brewery commemorated  their third anniversary with an all-day “Celebr8ion of Beer.” Fellow Houston Beer Guide writer Colleen Leary and I were able to attend the festivities and capture some of the musical acts, food trucks, vendors, and revelers in action. Both Colleen and I enjoyed Haterade. Colleen opined, “The Gose style was

  • BAKFISH Brewing Company
    Breweries

    BAKFISH Brewing Company

    Over the last few years, there has been a lot of growth in the number of breweries in the Houston area. Unfortunately for this Friendswood dweller, the majority of that growth has not touched the Southeast side of town. Brian Allen and Kris Szecsy took notice of this and intentionally found a location for their brewery on

  • Houston Firkin Fest – Preview
    Beer Festivals

    Houston Firkin Fest – Preview

    The third annual Houston Firkin Fest will be held on April 30 at Hennessey Park next to Saint Arnold brewery. So, what exactly is a firkin? According to Webster Dictionary a firkin is, “a small cask used chiefly for liquids, butter, or fish.” It is also a specific size holding 72 imperial pints or 10.79

  • Saloon Door Brewing Preview
    Breweries

    Saloon Door Brewing Preview

    The West Coast vibe of Saloon Door Brewery isn’t obvious when you walk through the doors: cedar planks cover the lower half of the walls, vintage chairs surround the tables, and even the name evokes a distinctly Texas feel. But when you talk to the crew responsible for the idea and execution of getting this

  • Adopt-a-Bastard at Brash: Arrogant Bastard Hits the Road
    Reviews

    Adopt-a-Bastard at Brash: Arrogant Bastard Hits the Road

    Late last summer, Stone Brewing Company, the largest brewery in Southern California, made a big two-fold announcement. First, what is arguably the cockiest beer in America would branch out to become his own product line. Second, as has happened to the best of us, the Arrogant Bastard was finally sent packing and hitting the road.

  • Guest Post: It’s Time for Texas Pilsners!
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    Guest Post: It’s Time for Texas Pilsners!

    Editor’s Note: This article is written by Joey Williams, the Beer Department Manager of Spec’s of the “downtown” location on Smith Street. As he describes below, he offered to lead us in a tasting of Texas(ish) pilsners and we happily took him up on it. At the tasting were Houston Beer Guide writers Josh, Jeff,

  • Divine Reserve 16 – A review and commentary
    Reviews

    Divine Reserve 16 – A review and commentary

    Nothing seems to get the Houston beer community more engaged and interested than a Divine Reserve release. Searching out DR on release day is, in my judgment, a rite of passage for the greater Houston beer community. Whether that’s standing in line outside a local beer store of choice, whispering a secret password to a supermarket

  • This is why we can’t have nice things.

    As long as I’ve been in the craft beer community, there’s been a saying I’ve heard most places I go: “Craft beer people are good people”. I’ve always believed that saying, and with a few very notable exceptions, I’ve found it to be true. Today is one of those exceptions. I woke up this morning to

  • Houston Beer Guide Bracket 2016
    Culture

    Houston Beer Guide Bracket 2016

    It’s March! For college sports fans, it’s time for basketball, beers, and brackets. This year, while Houston hosts much of the basketball action, Houston Beer Guide asks you to fill out a different type of bracket: Houston beers! Using the same methodology as the Beer Ranking posts, the seeds below are based on the top