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  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    The Best Things We Overheard at Untapped Houston

    By Jack Gorman and Angelica Leicht "Wait. This isn't cider. I thought this was cider. This is beer. Like, beer beer. Oh, God...GROSS!" Cute woman with a dog approaches a couple hanging out in VIP: ** "Hey, there. So which beers have you guys liked the best so far? Oh, I'm with the fest, by the wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Sundown at The Grove Returns With Craft Beer Flights & Delightful Bites

    How does drinking a flight of beer with specially paired food while watching the sun set at Discovery Green sound? Pretty nice, right? Well, every Wednesday night until September 17, you can spend your evening sipping on beer from a featured brewery while munching on bites of food crafted by the che ... More >>

  • Film

    June 12, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    BrewFest is Upon Us! Start Hydrating NOW!

    The Third Annual Houston Press BrewFest is back this Saturday, May 17 from 2 to 7 p.m., and we've got your final brewery list and music lineup right here! General admission tickets are currently $35, and VIP tickets are $60. Ticket prices go up $10 if you wait to buy them at the door, so go online ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    May 1, 2014

    Get Your Early Bird Tickets for Houston Press BrewFest NOW!

    Don't wait! Houston Press BrewFest is back once again on Saturday, May 17 from 2 to 7 p.m., and now through May 4 at 11:59 p.m., tickets are only $30 for general admission and $55 for VIP. BrewFest is a biannual event held at Silver Street Station and celebrating all things craft beer. Every year, ... More >>

  • News

    April 24, 2014

    Houston's Space Problem: Johnson Space Center Has Lost Its Identity and Purpose

    With a rudderless NASA in charge, JSC has been lost in the shuffle.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Houston Spaceport, Still in Planning Stages, Has Its First Customer

    If you thought trying to get app-based transportation approved here in Houston was tough, it'll be interesting to see how smoothly it goes developing a plan for commercial space flight. Space travel is higher on the list, we think, especially since a project --- a planned public-private partnership ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Drink In the Craft Beer at Houston Press's Inaugural BrewFest

    Trying to navigate the suddenly complex and overwhelming world of craft beer at a time when seasonal sours and bourbon barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stouts are all the rage? It's best to lay a foundation first -- building institutional knowledge of what exactly craft beer is, which styles you like an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    The Worst Things at Coachella This Year, Weekend Two

    Ed. Note: Brought to you by our tired, dusty and very tolerant friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly. Here's everything that bothered us about Coachella's second weekend. Hey, at least there was no dust storm! Native American Headdresses These have still not gone away. In fact, one particularly irrit ... 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 >>

  • Dining

    November 29, 2012

    Spoiler Alert!

    A handy infographic guide to the shelf life of fruit.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Petrol Station's New Food Menu Gives Us More Reasons to Love It

    Petrol Station has long had a good food menu (and remember when it had coffee?). That's why the pub made it to the final round of our first-ever Burger Bracket and why the bacon-cheese-and-fried egg-topped Rancor consistently makes our lists of Houston's best burgers. The hand-cut fries don't hurt, ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 6, 2012

    Grand Incubator

    Southern-fried dim sum from Yaki Snack Attack and Bernie’s Burger Bus.

  • 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

    August 16, 2012

    Drawn by Drunken Seven-Year-Olds: The 10 Ugliest Beer Labels in Texas

    I can admit it: I am a packaging whore to some extent. A nice label is bound to catch my eye, be it laundry detergent, gin, beer, heroin... By the same token, bad marketing can turn me off of what may very well be a great product. Beer is a notorious offender in the bad-packaging arena. Across the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    A Deeper Look at the Best Beers in America for 2012

    Recently, the American Homebrewers Association polled readers of its Zymurgy magazine to ask about their favorite beers. Some 16,000 respondents cast votes used to compile the list. Here's how it breaks down: By the numbers: 36 of the beers are commercially available in Houston 27 different bre ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Josh Samples of BRC Was Once in a David Byrne Movie and Keeps It "Clasual"

    This week, I paid a visit to the Big Red Cock on Shepherd. It was happy hour, snacks were half off and they were knocking $2 off all drafts so a little happy hour-ing somehow morphed into a sort of dinner / me completely stuffing myself. I "tried" the charred brisket chile con queso, the mini beer ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 10, 2011

    West Eggs

    A previously barren side of town gets two tasty breakfast options.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Bartender Chat: Jack of Brewery Tap

    Last week, filmmaker Ken Burns was a guest on The Colbert Report promoting his new three-part documentary Prohibition, part one of which aired this past Sunday, October 2, on Houston PBS affiliate KUHT. The series examines our country's infamous failed social experiment, also known as the Eighteenth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Brew Blog: New Belgium Lips of Faith Super Cru

    I thought I was writing about this beer a while back. Sort of. Though I can't find what I did with it, I really did have a paragraph or two written about New Belgium. If I remember correctly, it waxed nostalgic about the first party I went to that featured beer. One of my former Bookstop managers (w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Brew Blog: Sierra Nevada/Dogfish Head Life and Limb 2

    I had been pretty excited to get my hands on this one, ever since seeing breathless tweets announcing its arrival in Houston. To be honest, I'm not a particular fan of either brewery, finding Sierra Nevada to be solid but uninspiring, and Dogfish to be somewhat erratic. Of course, it's always worthw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Brew Blog: Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest

    Fresh Hops!​From the outside, it looks like any other semi-rundown convenience store, sure to pedal in porno, smokes, over-priced half gallons of milk, and brown-bag clad 40s. It kind of looks like that from the inside, too, I guess, but we're getting off-track. The point is that D&Q is quite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Five Murderers' Unreleased Children's Albums

    ​Reading this article from our San Francisco sister blog All Shook Down got Rocks Off thinking: If Leadbelly could murder a man in cold blood, yet also excel in the gentle whimsy of children's music, could there have perhaps been other killers who tried to record children's albums that, for on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    ​As you may have read and seen around the Internet, this Sunday is Linda's Block Party at 1834 Westheimer, a fundraising event to help defray medical costs for Linda Salinas. Salinas, a local bartender and sommelier, was injured in a scooter accident on Sunday night, and the Houston restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Nicholas Hall tried St. Arnold's Divine Reserve #11 and loved it, like just about everyone else in Houston. Except, perhaps, commenter Bubbledome: Much ado about nothing - the later third of this review sounds more like an acid trip than a beer tasting. Sheesh... There are probably a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Hydrated Pasta, Hydrated Sauce

    ​A few weeks ago, I was making risotto for dinner, using the pre-hydration method, which I'm so fond of for weeknight cooking. As I drained the Arborio rice from its bath of Sierra Nevada Glissade Golden Bock, now cloudy with starch washed from the surface of the grains, I had an epiphany. T ... More >>

  • News

    March 17, 2011

    Made in Texas

    Think all bourbon comes from Kentucky? Think again.

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Proposed Beer Legislation Seeks To Loosen the Reins on Texas Brewers

    logocheif.comFreetail for retail sale? Supporters of HB 660 hope so.​Hey, I love Texas as much as the next girl, but when it comes to laws the Lone Star State has a reputation for being a bit outdated. And when it comes to alcohol laws, we're downright hard-core. The regulations are particula ... More >>

  • Dining

    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?

  • News

    October 5, 2006


    Gary Webb's reporting on CIA ties to cocaine destroyed his life, too

  • Music

    October 14, 2004

    Too Sexy for Their Rock

    Fashionable retro-rock has jumped the shark. Here's why.

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Double Standards?

    Plus: Defining Moment, Egg on the Face, Get Off Death Row!

  • Dining

    January 9, 2003

    New Digs, Old Tricks

    The Riviera Grill has moved downtown, but it doesn't know how to make an urban statement

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002