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Beer

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: This Little Piggy Went to The Market, This Little Piggy Got Smoked

    Hoppy Hour @ MKT Bar Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 1001 Austin Get hoppy with us at MKT Bar tonight during the Houston Press Hoppy Hour. Start your weekend with flights of beer from 8th Wonder Brewery and scrumptious bites to eat from MKT Bar for $14; purchase select drafts for $4 or a glass of wine for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    The Daily Meal Ranks Reliant Stadium 3rd on Craft Beer List

    Here's something else to get excited about in addition to Monday night's win over the San Diego Chargers: The Daily Meal says Reliant Stadium is the third best NFL venue in the nation based on the quality of craft beers available to fans. Seven NFL stadiums were ranked according to their craft beer ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 22, 2013
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    December 18, 2012

    The Top 10 Texas Beers of 2012

    Taking a look back just four years to former Houston Press food critic Robb Walsh's list of Top 10 Texas beers from 2008 shows what a difference a few years make. While the list holds some very solid selections, like Pale Moon and Live Oak Pilz -- as well as one carry-over to this list-- the sheer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Old Habits Die Hard: 6 Texas Beers to Try

    Texans are a stubborn bunch. Proud and headstrong, we hold our beliefs as closely as just about anyone. Sometimes we do it out of tradition, and other times simply out of habit. What other excuse do we have for still executing the mentally handicapped and eating at Saltgrass Steak House? Old habits ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 1, 2011
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    June 6, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Saddest Beer Palate Ever

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Houston Gets a Brewpub; Tyson Cole Talks Uchi

    I tried and failed to think of a clever tie-in with the Waugh Drive bat colony. Oh well. Beer!​Normally, we reserve restaurant opening and closings news for our weekly Friday roundups. But some news is too good to sit on, like the announcement from Scott Metzger -- owner of Freetail Brewing Co ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 2, 2010

    1st Annual Brewmasters International Beer Festival

    Everybody needs a hobby, right? Why not make yours beer?

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Five Tips for Getting Started Homebrewing

    ​Doak Procter, the Grand Wazoo from local homebrewing club The Foam Rangers, helped me to come up with five tips to help people who are interested in home-brewing get started. Here's some advice for how to take up a rewarding and delicious hobby. 1) Learn firsthand: As Doak puts it bluntly, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Brew Blog: Le Freak from Green Flash Brewing Co.

    ​It was the artful label that drew us to Le Freak, an "extreme ale" from California's Green Flash Brewing Co. But it was even harder to pass up when we read the description: "converging San Diego-style imperial pale ale and Belgian-style trippel." This certainly went a step beyond a black and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Houston Needs a Brewpub

    robtrentIf Salmon Arm, BC has one, why can't we? ​I've never believed in the "if-another-city-in-Texas-is-doing-it-why-doesn't-Houston" train of thought. Even though Houston has lacked a distinct identity at times, we aren't followers here. Like everyone else, I cringed when I read a recent na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Brew Blog: Pinkus Organic

    ​We've always chuckled on seeing the offerings from Pinkus Organic on the shelf. We tend to think all German breweries have venerable, awesome names. And then we see Pinkus. And the world returns to balance. This time we chose Jubilate, a dark lager. After having pedants beat us about the he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Brew Blog Interview: Rob Cartwright of Independence Brewing Co.

    ​Rob Cartwright and his wife Amy started Independence Brewing Co. in an Austin warehouse six years ago. Today the company has nine employees, not counting two dogs. ("They don't have thumbs," he explains, "so they're not on the payroll.") Having been selling well at H-E-B stores in Austin and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Brew Blog: Independence Brewing Co.'s Freestyle Wheat and Bootlegger Brown

    ​Austin-based Independence Brewing Co. began expanding into the Houston market this week, distributing its Austin Amber and Independence Pale Ale to eight H-E-Bs in north Houston and stocking all six of its styles at the Smith Street Spec's, co-founder and brewmaster Rob Cartwright said in an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Warm Weather Drinking: 5 Beer Styles to Cool You Off

    Kevin H. via Flickr​1. Vienna Lager: A crisp, lighter style with no oppressive flavors. There are just enough hops to keep your palate awake, rounded out with a slightly malty sweetness. As the beer lost favor in its country of origin, Austrian brewers enjoying the warmer climate down Mexi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Mexican Microbrews Hit Houston

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​The first thing that struck me about the cans of Sierra Madre that were delivered to my office was that they looked almost cartoonish, like one of the Simpsons illustrators had created a satirical beer based on an amalgam of a Coors Light can and a Corona bottle. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Tasting Beer: Samuel Smith's Lager

    ​American microbrewed beer may be the passion of many a beer knurd here in Houston, but we recently geeked out sampling English microbrewery Samuel Smith. We'd been fans but had failed to experience its version of a lager until now. Medium hoppiness and light body make this a refreshing brew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    St. Arnold's Winter Stout

    ​Normally we use the anniversary of some historical event to try to justify what would otherwise be a random beer review each week. But this is current folks, no encyclopedia digging required. This week, as early as yesterday at some stores and watering holes, our own St. Arnold Brewing Co. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    A Lone Pint or Two Tonight

    ​Beer lovers can get a sampling of what may be Houston's next microbrewery tonight during a free tasting at Chelsea Wine Bar in Seabrook. The crew behind Lone Pint Brewery will have seven kegs of beer, four different recipes, for sipping. The Lone Pint crew -- Trevor Brown and his wife Christ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    My Top 5 Summer Beers

    In the winter, a cold beer is a nice thing to drink with a sandwich. In the Texas summer, a cold beer is a necessity. It is a cure for the malaise brought on by too many days without a fucking break from this heat -- the short term solution to global warming. And here are my five top beers of the su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Southern Star Brewery

    Photos by Brittanie SheyThe canning processUp until March of last year, there weren't a whole lot of good reasons to spend a Saturday afternoon in Conroe. But now there's a least one: The Southern Star Brewing Company. Southern Star celebrated their one-year anniversary this spring with the release ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Southern Star Brewery

    Photos by Brittanie SheyThe canning processUp until March of last year, there weren't a whole lot of good reasons to spend a Saturday afternoon in Conroe. But now there's a least one: The Southern Star Brewing Company. Southern Star celebrated their one-year anniversary this spring with the release ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Saint Arnold's Celebrates Their 15th Anniversary With the First Annual Beer Olympics

    Photos by Jeff BalkeSunday's bracing heat and thick humidity didn't stop the hundreds of beer lovers who turned out to help local microbrewery Saint Arnold celebrate its 15th anniversary while feasting on barbecue and watching the spectacle that was the first annual Beer Olympics. Emcee Lennie Ambr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Aloha: The Beer I Had For Breakfast

    Kona Brewing Company's Pipeline Porter is "Made with 100% Hawaiian Kona Coffee" according to the label. It's a limited release winter beer and it goes down very smooth. There's none of the saccharine sweetness or ponderous malt you find in many stouts and porters. The taste is rich and creamy with l ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Congratulations: It's a Dopplebock!

    While it hasn't actually been announced yet, beer geeks report that Shiner 100, the beer that will mark Shiner's 100th anniversary, will be a dopplebock. The robust German-style beer will be labled Shiner Commemorator. Doppelbocks are traditionally darker and stronger than standard bocks. Shiner Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    What to Get a Texas Beer Lover for Christmas?

    The Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner celebrates its 100th birthday next year and while we'll have to wait until January for the anniversary beer to be released, a new book on the history of the brewery has already hit the bookstores--just in time for Christmas. The hefty coffee table book (beer table book? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Recession Thanksgiving Tip: Drink Beer Instead of Wine

    Airline travel is down, grocery stores are giving away free turkeys to get customers in the door, and everybody is looking for ways to economize this Thanksgiving. But before you decide to save money by buying a jug of Riunite instead of an expensive wine, consider serving your guests American craft ... More >>

  • News

    October 30, 2008
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    October 24, 2008
  • Dining

    October 16, 2008
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    October 16, 2008
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    October 16, 2008
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    October 16, 2008

    Texas Wants Beer!

    Our state is the top beer market in the country, so why are we falling behind in the microbrewery movement?

  • Calendar

    May 18, 2006
  • Dining

    September 22, 2005

    Un-French Frites

    Mussels and fries, monk beers and Belgian pride abound at Cafe Montrose

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Brewpub

    Two Rows Restaurant & Brewery

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Beer Selection

    The Ginger Man

  • Dining

    April 5, 2001

    Knocking Back a Few

    Speaking off the toque: Ian Larsen

  • Dining

    February 15, 2001

    Holy Water

    Saint Arnold's finds a little divine guidance in the form of Father Andrei Davydov

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Microbrewery

    Saint Arnold Brewing Company

  • Dining

    June 29, 2000

    Expect the Wurst

    Schadenfreude

  • Dining

    May 20, 1999

    Food Fit for Drinking

    Houston Brewery revamps its menu

  • Dining

    December 10, 1998
  • Calendar

    March 19, 1998
  • Dining

    June 15, 1995

    A Pizza Puzzle

    If it pulls the pieces together, The Strand Brewery could have a powerful pie

  • Dining

    December 29, 1994

    Promises, Promises

    The Rock Bottom's menu writes a check its kitchen can't cash

  • Dining

    December 1, 1994

    Pub Grub? No Flub

    The hometown entry in the Richmond brewpub battle fights with good food

  • Dining

    June 9, 1994

    Pub Flubs Grub

    The drinking beats the dining at the new Village Brewery

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