Abraham Lincoln (you know, that tall guy who was married to the Flying Nun) may have said it best: ''I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.'' Words to live by on all counts, we at the Houston Press believe. We also like boisterous love music to dance to and a wide selection of food trucks to gnosh at while consuming mass quantities of the foam, after a hard day of bringing the people real facts. Ergo, introducing our inaugural Houston Beer Festival, the Houston Press BrewFest 2013 is a no-brainer. More than 30 brews are on tap, including the wildly monikered Hookibah IPA from Crazy Mountain Brewing, and Big Sky Brewery's Moose Drool Brown Ale and Trout Slayer Wheat Ale. Spoetzel, Texas' favorite brewery son, also brings along Shiner Wild Hare, Shiner Premium, and Shiner Ruby Redbird. Cheers.
3 to 10 p.m. Silver Street Station, 1500 Silver St. For information, call 713-280-2400. $30 to $70.
Sat., May 18, 3-10 p.m., 2013