Tag Archives: Ale

Follow-Up: Hops & Grain Brewery

June 16, 2011

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Another Austin brewery I knew I had to check out after writing my post on New Texas Breweries, was Hops & Grain, who are focused on creating sustainability through every aspect of the brewing process. They are even using the spent grain to make handmade dog treats, aptly named Brew Biscuits. They are currently available […]

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Review: North Coast Old Stock Ale

November 15, 2010

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This beer was recommended to me by Velky Al of Fuggled on my quest for good barleywines, while Old Stock Ale is an Old Ale (oh really?) it tastes like a cousin to barleywines. Full bodied and flavored with not much head or carbonation. Similar in style, less boozy than most barleywines I have tasted, […]

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Review: Duvel

November 10, 2010

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Wednesday night, per usual, is glass night at Flying Saucer, and tonight the featured beer was Duvel. It was also a very special night for the Houston beer scene, the start of a campaign to bring a Freetail Brewpub to Houston. After Scott announced (in the Freetail newsletter, see a post by Jennifer Litz of […]

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Review: North Coast Brother Thelonious

November 3, 2010

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While patiently waiting for 7 pm to roll around on Tuesday night so that I could try Saint Arnold‘s Divine Reserve #10 on tap (read about the madness in my other post) at Petrol Station, I decided to try the “Bro T” to wash down my delicious Rancor burger. Petrol gives names to most beers […]

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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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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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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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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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Hearsay Gastro Lounge & Flying Saucer

September 25, 2010

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So after a long work week, the Wise’s, another couple, and myself met downtown at a swanky little place called Hearsay Gastro Lounge, I had heard good things but never been. The first thing I noticed was an ornate, oversized chandelier, so pretty. Anyway the important stuff, the food and the drank. We started with […]

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No Label Brewing Co- Open House

September 19, 2010

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Erin and I met at Los Cucos in Katy before heading over to No Label Brewing Co, a brand new brewery in Katy that does an open house on Saturdays from 1-3Pm. They offer glasses, tshirts, koozies and other merchandise for sale, but the beer is free! I picked up a pint glass, tshirt and […]

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Girl date at Yardhouse!

September 15, 2010

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So instead of driving my ass in to downtown for Flying Saucer’s brewnite- I had a girl date with my boo Christine at the new(ish) Yardhouse in the cool new CityCentre at Beltway 8 and Memorial area. I have been to a Yardhouse in Long Beach (LBC!) back when I watched the Dynamo suffer a […]

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Orval Trappist Ale

September 2, 2010

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So I decided today, as I stood at the bar of the Flying Saucer, that I wanted to write about my adventures in drinking great beer and wine (as much as my budget allows), so here we go! Wednesday nights at the Saucer are “Brew Nites”, you buy the beer and you get to keep […]

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