Tag Archives: Houston

Preview: Cottonwood Bar

October 5, 2012

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I’m always excited to hear about a new craft beer bar in Houston and Cottonwood in the Garden Oaks area is no exception. Brought to thirsty Houstonians by the people behind Liberty Station, we can expect a few things to carry over from Liberty and some new features that really take advantage of their huge […]

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Camp Beer XI: Stoutapalooza III

September 21, 2012

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Once a quarter, Cathy Rascoe and the crew from Live It Big, Inc. (a local charity incubator) put on an event called Camp Beer. It’s a structured tasting of craft beers that are usually unavailable in the Texas market, with proceeds going to charities like Friday Harbour. The September version was the third installment of […]

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Houston’s Newest Craft Retailer: Premium Draught

July 19, 2012

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With the recent boom in craft breweries and bars in Houston it was only a matter of time before a new, boutique retail store to buy all of that beer popped up. Since our beverage laws don’t allow breweries to sell their beer on-premise, places like Specs, Kroger, HEB, Central Market, and Whole Foods fill […]

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Camp Beer XI: Ciders & Tart Beers

June 15, 2012

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Cathy Rascoe, creator of Live It Big, the charity incubator, as well as Houston & Dallas Beer Weeks puts on tastings for 60 people every quarter called Camp Beer. Its an afternoon of beer tasting, and this time cider. It’s usually done in a theme and beer lovers get together to help raise money for […]

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A Beer Dinner with Kyle White & Jonathan Jones

May 8, 2012

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I have had the pleasure to experience three beer dinners with Jonathan Jones in the kitchen. I can’t pick a favorite- it’s too hard. Like the beers, the food has all been so different, complimentary in its own right, which is precisely the point. Formerly of Max’s Wine Dive, Xuco Xicana and Beaver’s, his new […]

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Camp Beer X: Sourpalooza

March 13, 2012

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Camp Beer is a beer tasting class, usually devoted to a certain style, put on by Live It Big, the charity incubator, to raise money for the various charities they support. These events are limited to 60 people and always sell out in a few hours. The first Camp Beer of 2012 drew an interesting […]

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Behind Brash Brewing Company: A Craft Brand Not in Texas

March 12, 2012

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When you get to know Ben Fullelove, owner of The Petrol Station- one of the best craft beer bars in Houston, you’ll find out he has 4 kids, an awesome wife, and a sweet Lincoln. You’ll also discover that Ben’s dream is to open a brewery by the time he is 40. Legally, he can’t […]

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Moon Tower Inn Reopening: A New Brewpub

January 4, 2012

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As February inches closer, Houston (and especially the craft beer community) is anxiously awaiting Moon Tower-Inn‘s reopening. When they posted on their Facebook a few details of the reopening, one part particularly caught my eye: “yes we are putting in a BREWERY!!!!!”. So of course, I had to figure out who it was and what […]

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No Label Beer Dinner at Ziggy’s Bar & Grill

December 8, 2011

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Originally, this dinner was slated to take place during Houston Beer Week in November, but with so many events going on Ziggy’s Grill decided it would be best to wait a few weeks to let the dust settle. There were a few reasons I wanted to attend this dinner; I want to support one of […]

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Preview: Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company

December 2, 2011

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Ever since I found out about Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company making plans to open In Houston, I have been following Rassul (the founder) and crew on their journey towards getting into production, securing the permits, and of course, taste testing some beer for them! I first spoke with Rassul back in June to get the […]

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Vic & Anthony’s North Coast Beer Dinner

November 22, 2011

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The grand finale of Houston Beer Week was the North Coast beer dinner put on by Vic & Anthony’s, which is fitting because they have this whole beer dinner down to an art. [Check out previous V&A dinners I've attended: Real Ale and Midsummer Dinner] First Course: Point aux Pins Oyster with Finger Chile, Apple […]

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A Beer Dinner of Epic Proportions: The Clandestine Dinner

November 18, 2011

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One of the most anticipated dinners of Houston Beer Week was definitely the Clandestine dinner. Technically, it was two dinners; a battle, if you will, of beer dinners, between two of Houston’s craft beer pioneers, Ben Fullelove of Petrol Station and Kevin Floyd of Anvil and Hay Merchant. The dishes were cooked by two of […]

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Jester King/Mikkeller Beer Dinner at Haven

November 15, 2011

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For Houston Beer Week so far, I have posts up on: Monsters of Beer & Night After Monsters, the Rockwell Tavern Texas Beer Brunch, and the Karbach Brewing Beer Dinner at Down House! Whew! Since Mikkel is in town for various Houston Beer Week events, of course there had to be a dinner with Jester […]

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Karbach Brewing Beer Dinner at Down House

November 15, 2011

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After attending the Texas Beer Brunch at Rockwell Tavern out in Cypress, then the Night After Monsters event in the early evening, Sunday shaped up to be a day full of excellent beer and food. Quite an awesome start to Houston Beer Week! Then there was the Karbach Beer Dinner at Down House in the […]

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Texas Beer Brunch at Rockwell Tavern & Grill

November 14, 2011

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Houston Beer Week is now in full swing and there are plenty of events to attend; I attended both Monsters of Beer and Night After Monsters, check out my recap here. I was invited to be a guest at Rockwell Tavern & Grill‘s Texas Beer Brunch on behalf of Open The Taps; Tiffany Richie, Owner […]

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Monsters of Beer/Night After Monsters 2011

November 14, 2011

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So begins my posts on Houston Beer Week events… Monsters of Beer, Saturday 11/12: Last year Monsters of Beer took place at 13 Celsius, and I attended as a volunteer (sweet gig), they featured 10 (Texas) breweries and poured beers for a sold-out crowd of 600 people. This year, the Houston Beer Week organizers are […]

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Preview: Houston Beer Week Event – Night After Monsters

November 2, 2011

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When the people from Houston Beer Week announced that they were partnering with Whole Foods to do an event at the Montrose location for the 2nd ever Houston Beer Week, I was excited to see what they would put together and knowing Cathy, the beers would be top notch. If you have ever attended her […]

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[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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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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