Archive | October, 2010

My One Night Stand… with San Antonio (Part 2)

October 30, 2010

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The next morning (read part 1 here) we drove out to the Alamo Heights/Industrial side of town (Jennifer was schooling me on San Antonio neighborhoods) to visit the Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling gang. On a quiet street of various unknown businesses sits a gem of a place, an unassuming building minus the huge windmill […]

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My One Night Stand… with San Antonio (Part 1)

October 30, 2010

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When the lovely Jennifer of Texas Girls’ Pint Out posted about a private, behind-the-scenes, ladies only tour of Ranger Creek in San Antonio, I was excited to take a little road trip out there and see what they’re up to at Ranger Creek. We caravaned up to San Antonio Friday night, and the tour was […]

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Review: Real Ale Devil’s Share

October 29, 2010

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When I heard that Flying Saucer would be tapping the rare Devil’s Share from Real Ale Brewing out of Blanco, Texas, I definitely had to go. This beer is actually Devil’s Backbone, but aged in red wine barrels. I love tasting these one-off beers to get a sense of the different concepts a brewer has […]

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Gnome Night!

October 27, 2010

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Tonight at Flying Saucer, Brew Nite- buy the beer keep the glass, was showcasing McChouffe, a Belgian Strong Dark Ale, from Brasserie d’Achouffe in Belgium. There was a gnome look-a-like contest (prize of $50 Saucer gift card and a 2 ft gnome statue) as well as the pint glass. I ordered a Flying Dog Raging […]

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Up and Coming – November and December

October 27, 2010

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I cannot believe that this year is coming to a close. I have been at my “real” job for just about a year, I’ve been graduated for two years now and I am still struggling to finish my master’s because of time and money restraints. Oh well I am still young! Anyway- here is a […]

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Review: Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout

October 24, 2010

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After a very eventful Saturday ending at Petrol Station for the close of the Dogfish Head Scavenger Hunt that Ben put together, I relaxed by hanging out with my mom in the country, doing some laundry and finally winding down with a Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout, courtesy of Christine and Jordan, my favorite beer nerds. I […]

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Dogfish Head Scavenger Hunt

October 24, 2010

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Ben over at Petrol Station is one lucky, connected dude. He managed to score 10 different vintage Dogfish Head Beers, right out of Sam Calagione‘s private stash to put together a scavenger hunt in Houston.  On Petrol’s Facebook a cryptic message was posted to let everyone know about the hunt: “This event is a scavenger […]

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MONSTERS of BEER

October 17, 2010

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Today was sad, because Houston Beer Week is now over, but happy, because it was a bad-ass time. I offered my excellent beer pouring skills to Cathy Clark over at Live It Big for her first Monsters Of Beer Festival. It was all Texas Breweries pouring two to three beers a piece, with silent auctions […]

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Rare Beer Tasting with Texas Girls Pint Out

October 16, 2010

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A ladies only event was hosted at Spec’s downtown with Jennifer Litz of Texas Girls Pint Out that included rare beers from the midwest paired with beers that are available in Texas that matched the flavors and style of the midwest beers. We started off with some Goose Island Sofie- a Belgian Farmhouse Ale that […]

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Brew Nite at Flying Saucer

October 14, 2010

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So, last week the Houston Beer Week website had posted something about Wednesday’s usual Brew Nite at Flying Saucer being the Stone Brewing night, that was supposed to have an appearance by Jason Armstrong, the Texas Stone distributor, but when I checked this morning, it wasn’t there, along with a note saying that the Saucer […]

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“Petrol-Beaver” Dinner, Houston Beer Week- Monday

October 12, 2010

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When I first heard that there would be a beer dinner, or as JJ from Beavers called it a “beer party”, I jumped on it. When I called there were only 3 spots left and it sold out fast. For Houston Beer Week there’s a beer dinner every night so I chose carefully, they aren’t […]

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Pub Hub Grand Opening in Katy

October 9, 2010

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Through Facebook a friend and I discovered that a new bar/Burger/wing/pizza place, the Pub Hub, would be opening today at 4PM with drink and food specials. If we only knew! Erin was the very first customer (obviously free beer for life, right?) and I met her there shortly after. I started with a BrewDog 5AM […]

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Houston Beer Week Gameplan

October 8, 2010

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I’m sure most of you have heard of Houston Beer Week, starting Sunday October 10 and ending Sunday October 17, with a bang- Monsters of Beer.  So I decided to lay out my plans for the week and try to squeeze as much in as possible! Monday October 11: Beer dinner at Beaver’s. JJ from […]

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Lagunitas Party & Saint Arnold Oktoberfest

October 3, 2010

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Lagunitas night at Petrol Station: Friday night at Petrol Station, a Lagunitas brewery rep was there (for a Lagunitas party, YEAH!) and brought with him some cool brews. I have already tried the Censored (Kronik) at the Beer festival in Galveston, but this was a cask of it so, obviously, I had to try it. I […]

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