Archive | September, 2011

[Craft] Beer as a Business

September 28, 2011

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Disputes about the alcoholic beverage industry, beer specifically, are nothing new. Since prohibition in the early 20th century until now, people in the industry have been working to protect the sanctity of this precious, ancient beverage. Most opposition comes from outside of the community (which I will not get into), but I’ve read a few […]

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Cantillon Zwanze Day 2011

September 19, 2011

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After troubles with re-selling and arbitrage, Brasserie Cantillon decided that this year, no bottles of their rare lambic, Zwanze, would be sold, instead it was only on draft at certain bars around the world on Saturday September 17th, dubbed “Zwanze Day”. In a note from the brewer, Jean Van Roy, posted on their website, he […]

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Camp Beer VIII: Stoutapalooza II

September 19, 2011

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Camp Beer VIII: Stoutapalooza II took place on a Friday evening this time around, once again benefiting the charity incubator Live It Big. Unfortunately I didn’t attend the first Stoutapalooza, so I was definitely excited to participate in round two. Since most of the beers were 9%+ ABV, this Camp Beer featured fewer beers, 12 […]

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Hope For A Brewpub In Houston: City Acre Brewing Co.

September 11, 2011

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After a not so subtle entrance onto Houston’s social media scene, via a Twitter storm last week, I knew I had to sit down and chat with the person behind the account for the hopeful new Houston brewpub, City Acre Brewing Company. I sat down with Matt, the founder and head brewer of City Acre […]

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Follow-up: Yard Sale Brewing Company

September 11, 2011

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After a tip from my friend Dave, I contacted one of the founders of Yard Sale Brewing Company, Justin Engle, to chat about his plans for a new brewery in the Heights area of Houston. I had the chance to sit down with Justin and his business partner and graduate school buddy, Steve, at a […]

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