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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
A handy infographic guide to the shelf life of fruit.
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 >>
Southern-fried dim sum from Yaki Snack Attack and Bernie’s Burger Bus.
"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
A previously barren side of town gets two tasty breakfast options.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Think all bourbon comes from Kentucky? Think again.
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 >>
Our state is the top beer market in the country, so why are we falling behind in the microbrewery movement?
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The Riviera Grill has moved downtown, but it doesn't know how to make an urban statement