Tag Archives: First Taste

GABF – Events

October 7, 2011

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Part two of my GABF posts consists of all of the outside events we packed in when we weren’t visiting a brewery or at one of the sessions. Check out part 1 on the GABF Sessions here. We decided not to attend the Friday GABF session based on the recommendations from our friends that had […]

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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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Vic & Anthony’s Beer Dinner, 7/8/11

July 12, 2011

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About a month ago Carlos Rodriguez, the concept chef at Vic & Anthony’s, announced they would be hosting their 6th (I think?) beer dinner. Each previous dinner had a specific brewery theme, starting with Dogfish Head last summer, to the Real Ale dinner in April. The “Mid-Summer” beer dinner was to be different though, this […]

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Craft Beer on Tap: Queen Vic Pub

June 30, 2011

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I wasn’t going to write about my visit to Queen Vic last night, as it was date night and I knew they had a great craft beer selection going in, but I was pleasantly surprised at the rest of the beer culture at this British-Indian fusion pub. When we walked in, we sat at the […]

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Tasting: Darkside Fermentation (San Marcos, Texas)

June 27, 2011

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In the basement of Root Cellar Cafe, in San Marcos, Texas, is a one man brewing operation, Darkside Fermentation. The founder and brewer, Silas Parker, specializes in Belgian style, bottle-conditioned beers and happens to be the only brewery and brewpub in San Marcos. Through a few friends, I happen to come across 5 different styles […]

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Event: Hubbell & Hudson’s 2nd Annual Beer & Cheese Festival

June 24, 2011

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Usually when you think of cheese paring with alcohol, wine comes to mind. Just like with food though, beer pairs just as well, if not better, with cheese. Luckily, we Houstonians have a great opportunity to see this match in action. During July 4th weekend Hubbell & Hudson in the Woodlands, a market, bistro, catering […]

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Black Star Co-op: Pub & Brewery

June 17, 2011

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As the grand finale to our amazing day in Austin visiting Independence Brewing, Austin Beerworks and Hops & Grain, we decided to cap the evening at Black Star Co-op. After I wrote about them in my post on new Texas Breweries, I was very intrigued at their concept where people pay to be a member […]

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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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Follow-up: Austin Beerworks

June 15, 2011

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After my post on New Texas Breweries, I felt the urge to gather as much information as possible regarding the new breweries to share with you all. Since I was going to be in Austin for the Adele concert anyway (which actually got canceled!) I decided to stop by to visit some of the new […]

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Brewery Visit: Independence Brewing Company

June 14, 2011

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Since I was going to be in Austin for the (canceled) Adele concert, I decided it would be a good idea to check out some new, and not so new, breweries in the area. First up was a visit to Independence Brewing Company in south Austin. Special thanks to Steve, for setting something up! Adam, […]

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Camp Beer VII: The Golden Beers

June 13, 2011

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My first Camp Beer experience was earlier this year in March and I had a blast, so when the tickets went on sale for Camp Beer VII: The Golden Beers, I got mine as quickly as possible. Cathy Clark Rascoe hosts these events for her charity, Live It Big, along with other events throughout the […]

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San Antonio Beer Week: Sweet & Sour

May 24, 2011

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For obvious reasons, I was unable to attend most of the events for San Antonio Beer Week, but as I was in San Antonio Saturday morning for the Freetail Brewing bottle release, I decided to hang around and attend Sweet & Sour, A sour beer and cupcake pairing put on by Jeremey Banas of Ruination […]

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The Texas Beer Festival

May 9, 2011

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As I mentioned in my previous post about the Kreuz Creek beer dinner, I have been looking forward to The Texas Beer Festival for quite some time now. Over a year ago the crew over at the Craft Beer Revolutionary Guard announced that they were putting together a beer festival way out in Humble, north […]

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Kreuz Creek Beer Dinner

May 6, 2011

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When the guys over at the Craft Beer Revolutionary Guard announced last year that they would be putting on a beer festival, the Texas Beer Festival to be exact, to take place on May 7th, I was excited to see Houston’s craft beer scene growing even more and ready to go to at least one […]

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San Diego Part III- Sunday 4/17

May 4, 2011

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Part I (Friday 4/15) is here & Part II (Saturday 4/16) here. Sunday, April 17th: Finally the day arrived for Oakquinox- the barrel aged beer festival put on by Stone! We also took a detour to a few other places on the last full day in San Diego. Stone Oakquinox Upon entering Stone Brewery we […]

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San Diego Part II- Saturday 4/16

April 28, 2011

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Part I (Friday 4/15) is here. Saturday, April 16th: We woke up early to get a head start on the day, with the first stop being the famous San Diego Zoo. I really only wanted to see the pandas, so when we bought our tickets I cried a little inside having to pay $40 a […]

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San Diego Part I- Friday 4/15

April 27, 2011

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The initial impetus for the San Diego trip was Stone’s Oakquinox beer festival, a day of drinking barrel aged beers from numerous breweries, my kind of day! Then of course, because it IS San Diego, we had to incorporate as many breweries as possible along with the Zoo (PANDAS!) and a quick stop at an […]

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Real Ale Dinner at Vic & Anthony’s

April 11, 2011

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Last summer I had the pleasure of attending a Dogfish Head beer dinner at Vic & Anthony’s downtown, it was before I started this illustrious blog, but I do have photos here. V&A continued to host beer dinners (Brewdog and Left Hand that I missed for whatever reasons) and announced a while back that they […]

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A Weekend in New York City

April 11, 2011

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For those of you that don’t know, I am a big supporter of the US Men’s Soccer team. I traveled in 2009 to Los Angeles to see them play Honduras in a friendly and in 2010 to Amsterdam to watch them play against the Netherlands (Amsterdam’s coffee is really good!) as a send-off to the […]

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Petrol-Beaver Beer Dinner, Part 2

March 8, 2011

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Last year during Houston Beer Week the Petrol Station collaborated with Beaver’s for a beer dinner that was beyond amazing, you can read my recap here. Ben from Petrol is known for getting his hands on some great and rare beers and Chef Jones at Beaver’s is known for his excellent food and always using […]

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