Beer & BBQ Fest at Brenner's On The Bayou

10/02/2015 07:58:42 AM

It's going to be a beautiful weekend and I suggest spending Saturday afternoon outside on the grounds of Brenner's On The Bayou for their annual Beer & BBQ Fest this Saturday, October 3rd from 3pm ~ 6pm. They'll be featuring craft beer from ...

Texas Breweries at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival

08/27/2015 15:22:01 PM

The 2015 Great American Beer Festival begins in less than a month, so it's a good time to take a look at the Texas breweries that will be attending this year.Last year there was 47 Texas breweries with booths on the festival floor which was ...

Celebrate National Bourbon Day with a Beer Dinner at BRC

06/11/2015 08:59:25 AM

In celebration of National Bourbon Day this Sunday, June 14th, BRC Gastropub is hosting a special beer dinner featuring bourbon barrel aged beers from Karbach, Firestone Walker, Oskar Blues and Saint Arnold. The cost is $70 per persons and ...

4th Annual Houston Press BrewFest

03/17/2015 12:53:13 PM

The 4th Annual

Craft Brewing Industry Reaches New Levels in 2014

03/16/2015 13:43:21 PM

The Brewers Association has released the 2014 data on craft brewing growth and for the first-time ever, craft brewers reached double-digit (11%) volume share of the marketplace.In 2014, craft brewers produced 22.2 million barrels, and saw an ...

Texas Debut of Alpine Beer Company

03/05/2015 14:25:53 PM

Another week, another out of state brewery makes its debut in Texas. This time it's Alpine Beer Company from Alpine, California (sort of). Alpine was founded in 1999, but initially had their beers contract brewed at AleSmith Brewing Co until ...

Beers From Sweetwater Begin Flowing in Houston

02/23/2015 11:09:17 AM

Sweetwater Brewing, named

8th Wonder Celebrating 2nd Anniversary

02/13/2015 11:30:01 AM

8th Wonder is celebrating two years of brewing beer in the shadow of the Houston skyline with a party on Saturday, March 21st at 3:00pm. Tickets are available online

Hay Merchant's 3rd Anniversary

02/11/2015 09:40:06 AM

The Hay Merchant is celebrating their 3rd anniversary on Thursday, February 12th. The doors open at 3:00pm, but there undoubtedly be a line forming way before then. Their Facebook page indicates Kevin has dug deep in their cellar and come up ...

Adelbert's Set to Release a Bière Brut

10/31/2014 13:31:10 PM

Adelbert’s Brewery has announced that it's latest release, Sundowner, is a Bière Brut, a style not commonly produced in this country.A Bière Brut (also known as Bière de Champagne), is a style where the brewing and fermentation process ...

Record Number of Texas Breweries at 2014 GABF

07/29/2014 14:38:02 PM

The brewery registration process was tweaked a little for this year's Great American Beer Festival to try and avoid the "race to register" process that initially locked some breweries out of attendance last year (most were eventually accommodated). ...

July Beer Dinner at Rudyard's Pub Featuring Independence Brewing

07/21/2014 10:13:44 AM

This month's beer dinner at Rudyard's Pub will be featuring beer from Independence Brewing of Austin, TX. Joe Apa, formerly of T’afia and Plum Easy Kitchens, will be carefully crafting 5 courses paired with 5 different Independence beers, ...

Central Market Beer Fest

06/11/2014 11:58:30 AM

Central Market's annual beer celebration begins today and runs through June 24th.

Open The Taps at Alamo Drafthouse

05/20/2014 13:05:01 PM

On Wednesday, May 21st from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Open the Taps are hosting a fundraising event at the Mason Park location to raise awareness about changing the legislation that prohibits businesses with liquor licenses ...

Book Review: The Craft Beer Revolution

05/19/2014 12:50:37 PM

As both a brewery owner and active member of two brewing associations, Steve Hindy (co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery) has over twenty-fives years of first hand experience with the industry's inner workings and relationships. His book, The Craft ...

Houston Press BrewFest 2014

05/14/2014 14:27:27 PM

The 3rd annual

National Homebrew Day and Big Brew 2014

05/01/2014 10:25:58 AM

May 7th is National Homebrew Day which was created by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 1988 as a way to raise awareness about homebrewing. Homebrewers are encouraged to bring together non-homebrewing friends and family on the first ...

American Craft Beer Week 2014

04/30/2014 11:36:19 AM

Nine years ago, the Brewers Association created American Craft Beer Week to help celebrate and honour the small and independent craft breweries across the country. With more than 2,700 craft breweries currently operating (and plenty more planning ...

Oskar Blues Brew Nite and Wing Throwdown at Flying Saucer Sugar Land

04/07/2014 09:10:00 AM

Flying Saucer Sugar Land is hosting an Oskar Blues Brew Nite and Wing Throwdown at 7:00pm Wednesday, April 9th. Special beer tappings include a tequila barrel-aged GUBNA Imperial IPA, barrel-aged Ten FIDY Russian Stout and more. They will also ...

Pig Dinner at BRC Featuring New Belgium Brewing

04/05/2014 08:59:00 AM

The next Pig Dinner at BRC Gastropub

April Glass Nights at the Ginger Man

04/04/2014 08:54:33 AM

The Ginger Man has released their list of glass nights for the month of April:2nd - Bridgeport - Trilogy 19th - Ballast Point - Sculpin IPA16th - Duvel - Artist Glass23rd - Breckenridge - 471 IPA30th - Firestone Walker - IPAThe glasses are available ...

Southern Star 6th Anniversary Party

03/06/2014 10:33:00 AM

Southern Star has been brewing beer for 6 years and invite you to help celebrate their anniversary with a party at the brewery on Saturday, March 29th from 6:00pm ~ 10:00pm.Tickets are $30 and include 5 beer tokens, a 2 brat dinner and a co ...

Pig Dinner at BRC Featuring Alaskan Brewing

03/05/2014 14:12:29 PM

BRC Gastropub is beginning monthly pig dinners which will take place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month for the remainder of the year. The first dinner is on Wednesday, March 12th and features four courses paired with beers from Alaskan Brewing. ...

March Glass Night at the Ginger Man

03/03/2014 12:48:45 PM

The Ginger Man has released their list of glass nights for the month of March:5th - Saint Arnold Spring Bock12th - Mc Choufe 19th - St. Martin Tripel26th - Ommegang Abbey AleThe glasses are available starting at 6:00pm and only one glass per ...

TX Independence Day Celebration at League of Extraordinary Brewers

02/24/2014 09:36:04 AM

Celebrate Texas Independence Day a day early on Saturday, March 1st at the League of Extraordinary Brewers with a takeover of all seven house taps by Texas National Brewery:Texas National Brewery will have their award winning Red Roggenhood ...

TX Independence Day at Flying Saucer Sugar Land

02/23/2014 09:48:00 AM

Sunday, March 2nd is Texas Independence Day and the Flying Saucer Sugar Land will be celebrating with rare tappings of Texas beers, releases of special Texas bottles from the cellar and a selection of Texas pints for only $3. Commemorative Flying ...

Odell Brewing Arrives in Texas

02/21/2014 09:16:31 AM

Odell Brewing has quite the list of events planned for their inaugural week in Texas, including a tapping of a special collaboration brew:The brewery has a full week of launch events planned all over the state, including a special tapping at ...

Draft Beer Jelly Belly Jelly Beans

02/20/2014 16:39:05 PM

I don't typically eat candy of any kind, but when I stumbled across the Draft Beer Jelly Belly Jelly Beans on Amazon, I couldn't resist (thank you Amazon Prime).They arrived double sealed in plastic bags and there was still a strong aroma of ...

An unValentine's Day Beer Pairing Dinner from the League Of Extraordinary Brewers

02/12/2014 11:08:37 AM

Still scrambling for something cool to do on Valentine's Day? Dislike the forced show of commitment and overspending required every year on February 14th? Then perhaps you'd be interested in the "Feast of Indifference and Non-Commitment" by ...

AHA Rally At Saint Arnold on Feb 23rd

02/11/2014 11:10:00 AM

Saint Arnold Brewing is hosting an American Homebrewers Association rally on Sunday, February 23rd from 1pm ~ 3pm.Entrance to the event includes beer samples, VIP brewery tour and a chance to win prices from the AHA and Saint Arnold.The rally ...

Hay Merchant's 2nd Anniversary Celebration

02/08/2014 12:09:00 PM

The Hay Merchant is celebrating their 2nd anniversary on Thursday, February 13th. And in honour of their special day, they will be tapping over 30 different rare and vintage beers:2013 Southern Tier Backburner2013 Goose Island Bourbon County ...

BRC Gastropub Crafts Valentine's Day Beer Dinner

02/07/2014 11:23:01 AM

Still haven't made dinner reservations for Valentine's Day?

Mayor Parker to Announce Big Brew DestiNATION

01/10/2014 13:54:30 PM

I received a media alert this morning indicating that Mayor Parker will be holding a press conference on Tuesday, January 14th to officially announce the Big Brew DestiNATION, a week's worth of craft beer events from Oct 20th to the 26th. I ...

Twelve Beers of Christmas - Beer Twelve

12/31/2013 13:31:15 PM

Brasserie Dubuisson - Scaldis de Noël (2008)When it became obvious I was not going to post the twelfth beer by Christmas Day, I decided not to rush it. I actually went through a couple of different beers that I thought would be the final beer, ...

Twelve Beers of Christmas - Beer Eleven

12/24/2013 20:52:04 PM

The Bruery - 5 Golden Rings The fifth beer in the 12 Days of Christmas series from The Bruery. As indicated in the post for Beer Six a few days ago, the beers typically take their inspiration from their corresponding version, so 5 Golden Rings ...

Twelve Beers of Christmas - Beer Ten

12/22/2013 17:19:11 PM

Affligem - Noël (2008)From what I found, it appears that the Affligem brand of beers was actually brewed by the Op-Ale Brewery in Opwijk, Belgium under license from the Affligem Abbey. The Op-Ale Brewery also produced beers under their own ...

Twelve Beers of Christmas - Beer Nine

12/22/2013 15:06:31 PM

Jolly Pumpkin Aristan Ales - Noel de CalabazaJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales was founded in 2004 and quickly gained notoriety for producing fantastic farmhouse ales using traditional methods. Fermented in open vessels with a variety of French and ...

Twelve Beers of Christmas - Beer Eight

12/19/2013 15:38:56 PM

Anchor Brewing - Christmas AleAnchor Brewing has been brewing their Christmas Ale (a.k.a. Our Special Ale) since 1975. And every year for the past 39 years, a unique beer has been brewed for it and a different tree is featured on the hand drawn ...

Twelve Beers of Christmas - Beer Seven

12/18/2013 08:33:56 AM

New Belgium - FrambozenFlemish for raspberry, Frambozen has been brewed by New Belgium since 1993. Only fresh raspberries from the Pacific Northwest are used and because of that, the amount produced will vary based on the amount of raspberries ...

Twelve Beers of Christmas - Beer Six

12/16/2013 14:20:36 PM

The Bruery - 6 Geese-A-LayingThe Bruery started their 12 Days of Christmas series in 2008 and each year a unique beer is being released for the next verse in the song. Some of the beers are inspired by their corresponding verse and all are ...

Twelve Beers of Christmas - Beer Five

12/15/2013 13:07:01 PM

Mikkeller - Santa's Little Helper (2013)Mikkeller was founded by homebrewers Mikkel Bjergsø and Kristian Keller in 2006 in Copenhagen, Denmark, but Kristian exited the company in 2007. Mikkel is referred to as a gypsy brewer as he does not ...

Twelve Beers of Christmas - Beer Four

12/14/2013 13:35:57 PM

Brouwerij De Ranke - Père NoëlSanta Claus hugging a snifter of beer on the label with the word's "Belgian Christmas Ale" underneath are the only things that makes this a Christmas beer. There is nothing in the aroma or flavour that gives ...