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    October 10, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Kolaches & Klobasneks at Revival Market

    Kolaches & Klobasneks @ Revival Market Saturday, 8 a.m. 550 Heights Kolache Saturday is back at Revival Market. Starting at 8 a.m., the specialty grocery store/cafe will serve a variety of kolaches and klobasneks. Arrive early to make sure you get the flavors you want. Revival Market will serve pum ... More >>

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    May 15, 2014
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    May 12, 2014

    Celebrate American Craft Beer Week at These Houston Spots

    Twenty years ago, this wouldn't have been a thing at all. But it's 2014, and the craft beer movement is bigger and more awesome than ever. And just in case you needed an excuse to indulge in craft beer made right here in the ol' US of A, some marketing genius has created American Craft Beer Week, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: The Bull & The Pearl's Sunday Supper Pop-Up at Paulie's

    Food Truck Friday @ Houston Press Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 2603 La Branch Next up for Food Truck Friday is Coreanos. Beginning at 11 a.m., this Mexican-Korean fusion food truck will open up its windows to serve lunch. Get some fresh air and come on over to the Houston Press for Korean BBQ burritos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Share Your Love For Valentine's Day & Craft Beer

    Show the LOVE @ My Food Park HTX Friday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. 800 Hwy 6 South Celebrate Valentine's Day with food trucks at My Food Park HTX from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. today. Grab something sweet from Zeapod Cakery or The Waffle Bus, after you enjoy lunch or dinner from Flaming Patties, Fraiche Mobile K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Downtown's Craft-Beer Merchants Tap Into Greatness

    Lupe gestures at us animatedly, one hand wrapped around an overflowing beer mug as the other balances a large slice of roasted-fig pizza. This man with remarkable balance is singing the praises of some unholy-sounding concoction called a "Brewnog," but we're not quite sold on the idea. Our bar nei ... More >>

  • News

    December 26, 2013

    Beer and Blood: Ash Rowell's Murderer Is Still at Large, and His Mother Wants to Know Why

    Eleven months after his shooting death, there are still more questions than answers.

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    Brewmasters' Panel Gives Inside Look into Houston's Colorful Craft Brew Scene

    "With wine you've got a very narrow palette of colors to work, with but beer can be anything from Monet to Van Gogh to Salvador Dali to Pollock. We can do incredible things, paint with so many different colors" proclaimed Rassul Zarinfar, founder of Buffalo Brewing Co. "There's no 's' is in St. Ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Saint Arnold's Brock Wagner Named a Legend of Houston Restaurants

    While many of Houston's finest in the culinary realm received awards at Sunday's 17th My Table Magazine Houston Culinary Awards in honor of their contributions to the Houston dining and restaurant scene, the most prestigious award -- The Legends of Houston Restaurants -- was bestowed upon the founde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Rudyard's Partners With Shmaltz for September Beer Dinner

    Just before the month of September leaves us, Rudyard's British Pub is hosting its monthly beer dinner with a special brewery located outside of Texas. Shmaltz Brewing Co. is an American craft-brewing company and founded "Jewish celebration craft beer," the He'Brew Beer. Recently, Shmaltz opened a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Reliant Stadium Kicks It Up A Notch With Local Food and Craft Beer

    Reliant Stadium has already hosted a few preseason games this summer, but Sunday will be the first time the Texans play at home this season. Attendees of this game can expect rowdy fans, hot temperatures and great local food. Yes, great food. Local chefs. At a football stadium. Gone are the days ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Rum, Beer, Wine...and Vegetables

    3rd Annual Caribbean Rum Fest @ House of Deréon Friday, noon to 10 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to Sunday 2 a.m. 2204 Crawford Street The two-day rum-stravaganza is back with more cocktails, history, tastings and Caribbean music! There will be live performances by more than two dozen artists, a bartend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Saint Arnold Expands Craft Beer Distribution to Colorado & Florida, But Still Thrives in Texas

    Saint Arnold is heading east and west. The local craft beer brewery will now offer several of its beers in Colorado and Florida at the start of the fall season. While the dates are not set in stone, marketing director, Lennie Ambrose, and Jeremy "Jerm" Johnson of the marketing team, both said a few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    This Week in Craft Beer: Petrol Celebrates 4/20, Drink of Ages at The Hay Merchant and More

    Every week we try to harvest all the news in local craft beer and serve it up so that you don't miss out on events that may have slipped past you each week. From brewery events to pub crawls and breaking craft beer news, if something is going down, we will try to round it up here on This Week in Cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    First Look at Nobi Public House: Craft Beer and Vietnamese Fusion in Clear Lake

    Tookie's and Stomp's aren't the only Clear Lake-area spots I visited recently. I finally made it out to Nobi Public House last weekend, after near-comically exaggerated exhortations of "How have you not been yet?!" from my beer-loving friends. How indeed? Nobi is smashing. If it were closer to my h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    New Texas Beer Legislation: What It Could Mean For You

    In case you didn't know, we here in Texas are so far behind the curve when it comes to alcohol laws, we might as well be your grandmother trying to work The America Online. Other states literally look to Texas as the textbook example of how not to do things. It's an embarrassment, really. States li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2013

    Craft Beer Community Reacts to Death of Ash Rowell, Former Owner of Duff Beer Distribution

    Ashley "Ash" Rowell -- former owner of Duff Beer Distribution and beloved figure in Houston's craft beer community -- was shot and killed at his Montrose home this past Friday evening. Rowell answered a knock at his door around 7:45 p.m. on Friday and was shot in the doorway. According to the Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    Growlers Beer and Wine Bringing CrafTap System to Montrose Soon

    The craft beer community in Houston doesn't let much slip past them. Growlers Beer and Wine owner Doug Bunze found that out late last year when a few eagle eyed craft beer fans tracked down the store's website and Twitter account after he posted a Craigslist ad about job openings at the upcoming cra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Why Don't More Craft Beer Bars Cater to Vegetarians?

    "Another new crafty beer type place just opened, Cottonwood. And if this is not the 15th of these types of craft beer-meet-upscale food, but with a casual vibe, places to open up in Houston that serves nothing vegetarian," a colleague here at the Houston Press recently complained. "The food of these ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Saying Hola to hOla

    Dallas Observer: Last week's cover story at our sister paper in Dallas chronicled the resurgence of craft breweries in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. "Free from the hangover of the '90s craft beer bust," writes Lauren Drewes Daniels, "Dallas' small brewers cheer another round of growth." Anyone wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Hoppy Hours and Halloween Dinners

    Whatcha doing tonight? Nothing? Well, now you're doing something: coming to the Houston Press Craft Beer Hoppy Hour at MKT Bar inside Phoenicia. Hoppy Hour kicks off at 4 p.m. and runs through 7 p.m., featuring beers from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. and food to go with it. Flights are $7 and come with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    The Battle Hymn of the Beer-public: There's No Room for Snobs in Craft Beer

    When Mongoose versus Cobra first opened, one of my favorite things to do was sit outside on a busy Friday night and watch as the following scene played itself out over and over like some version of Groundhog Day with a different pack of confused Midtowners each time: Group of snappily dressed men ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Where Are We Drinking?

    At this craft beer favorite, you can sample beers of every color and kind (as our photographer here has so ably done). And now that the kitchen has reopened, you can get its famous Rancor burger once again too. Think you know where we're drinking this week? Leave your best guess below.

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Sixpoint Brewery Makes Its Mark on Texas

    "It was very planned out," said Sixpoint founder Shane Welch of his brewery's recent move into the Texas market. The Brooklyn, New York-based brewery hit Texas this week with an initial offering of five different beers, a number Welch promised would grow in the near future. We had a chance to check ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Creative Pizza and Crafty Pints at That Pizza Place On Ella

    I'll admit that I wouldn't have been quite as drawn to That Pizza Place On Ella -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- were it not for the marquee above, which crows that the pizza joint has the largest beer selection in Oak Forest Larger than Petrol Station? I thought. Surely not. Either way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Where Are We Drinking? Clue: Get Down With the Clown

    At this homey spot, you can enjoy healthy food without sacrificing flavor -- or drinks. The beverage list here is immense, from cocktails with Texas liquors to a huge, Houston-centric craft beer list. The black bean burger with pepper jack and jalapeños, for example, pairs perfectly with a can of K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Bad Weather and a Big Ass Bowl of Gumbo at Hay Merchant

    I love Hay Merchant. No, really -- I love Hay Merchant. I'm there at least once or twice a week. What can I say? I'm a girl who loves craft beer and Hay Merchant is a place for craft beer lovers. But it's also a place for food lovers, and I love food too. Everything I've tried at Hay Merchant has e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Loans on Tap: Sam Adams Launches Lending Program

    Sam Adams has recently launched "Brewing the Dream," a campaign aimed at providing loans to aspiring food, beverage and hospitality small business start-ups and entrepreneurs. With a goal to both create and save jobs in a tough industry, Sam Adams is looking to provide opportunity for small-time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Boner Beer Makers Suing Each Other Over Fraud Charges

    Boner problems​When something so pure and holy as Boner Beer ends up with its key players in court filing suits, it just calls into question whether humanity can get along at all. But, sadly, it's true. Two founders of the company are suing the other two founders, saying they defrauded them. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Austin's Jester King Craft Brewery Sues the TABC, But Is the TABC Really the Bad Guy?

    Shit just got real.​Jester King, based in Austin, is one of the state's most popular craft breweries. The TABC (or Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission), also based in Austin, is one of the state's most powerful agencies. And with news that Jester King has just filed a lawsuit against the TABC, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    More on The Hay Merchant

    Kevin Floyd​Oh happy day. On Wednesday we heard the news that our favorite beer nerd, Kevin Floyd, was expecting. No, he's not having a baby. He's opening The Hay Merchant, a new beer bar with Anvil Bar & Refuge co-owner Bobby Heugel, and yesterday we had the opportunity to talk with him it. ... More >>

  • News

    November 18, 2010

    Cougar on Prowl in Katy

    Mom sexts her teen son's friend

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    UPDATED: Epic Fail: We Miss Out on Stone Vertical Epic

    Houston almost scored a batch of this year's Vertical Epic from Stone. Almost.​Looks like Stone Brewing Co.'s coveted Vertical Epic won't be sold in Houston this year thanks to a little mix up on the label.Stone created a buzz for the stuff in 2002 by announcing it would release a different ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    The Full Package: Queen Vic

    ​Where has this place been my whole life? Some friends and I rolled into the Queen Vic Pub and Kitchen (2712 Richmond) recently, and let me tell you, this place is the full package. The menu is mostly a fusion of Indian and pub dishes. The short rib samosas -- beer-braised short ribs wrapped i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Brewery Lineup Posted Here: Brewmasters International Beer Festival

    Marty.FMYes, this is a Homer beer-label mosaic. ​This morning I was visited by the Beer Fairy. If you haven't had the pleasure, just imagine a miniature Mike Ditka, aviator glasses and all, in a non-descript sports jersey and tutu yelling "Da Beers!" The reason for tiny Ditka's visit: Da Brewm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Jause, the Second Breakfast

    ​I had some cracklins from Don's Meat Market in Scott, Louisiana and a glass of Independence Pale Ale for jause this morning. The second breakfast, known as "jause" in Austria or zweites frühstück in Germany, is a fine old tradition that I have adopted at my house. Sausage or cold cuts, serv ... 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 >>

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    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 >>

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    May 19, 2009

    A Stout Dinner at Hotel Icon

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttVoice in the Hotel IconIf you like good food but elaborate wine pairings just give you a headache, then consider this upcoming meal put together by Voice Executive Chef Michael Kramer, in which he pairs good food with craft (no Bud) beer. On May 28 at the Hotel Icon, Kram ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009
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    February 23, 2009


    If there's one thing that comes to mind when I'm craving a cold beer, it's a greasy, stringy, overrated singer from Detroit with a penchant for wifebeaters, sloppy seconds and further denegrating popular music. The Michigan Brewing Company apparently feels the same way, as they've just inv ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008
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    February 28, 2008

    One for Doc Concert

    HSPVA grads say thanks to Director of Jazz Studies Emeritus Dr. Robert Morgan

  • Calendar

    January 24, 2008

    One Pot Showdown

    Saint Arnold Brewery is hosting a cook-off that we so hope will include sheep nuts

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2007

    The Record Ranch Looks at the Dead, While Cactus Music and Video Comes Back from It

    Looking for something to do with your Day of the Dead evening tomorrow night? Come on out to new art gallery The Record Ranch – 2110 Portsmouth in Shepherd Plaza – and feast your eyes on portraits of dead rock stars by Flamin’ Hellcats drummer Carlos Hernandez. And while you’re there, enjoy ... More >>

  • News

    October 2, 2003

    Beer Brawl

    Starbucks tries to step on the start-up of Starbock beer

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    September 21, 2000
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    June 29, 2000

    Expect the Wurst


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    October 22, 1998
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