Category Archives: Houston Beer Happenings

11 Stream of Thought Beery Predictions for 2017

My apologies the one or two of you that might occasionally tune in. It has been some time since I’ve literally regurgitated but I suddenly felt the urge so here are my 11 beery predictions for 2017 in no particular order. … finish reading 11 Stream of Thought Beery Predictions for 2017

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The End is Nigh!

Perhaps I am being a little over dramatic, but for the last several months signs of the great US craft beer apocalypse keep reappearing.  Today I will go out on a limb and say that in several states the crest … finish reading The End is Nigh!

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GABF Medal Winners – A Couple Graphs

I had the time so why not graph top medal winners by state (those that won 10 or more). Not making that cut this year was PA which had a great 2012. The big surprise (at least for me) was California. … finish reading GABF Medal Winners – A Couple Graphs

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Another Microbrewery Bought by Big Beer! …So What?

After one full official day of GABF 2015 I already feel a little worn around the edges.  Being somewhat impatient and mildly agoraphobic doesn’t lend itself well to attending festivals full of drunk people, but what’s a little discomfort when … finish reading Another Microbrewery Bought by Big Beer! …So What?

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Homebrewing for Simpletons and Those with Little Free Time

A mantra within homebrewing circles suggests “making beer is easy, but making great beer is difficult”. Not to contradict conventional wisdom, but you can make great beer fairly easily that far surpasses that found at your local bar or liquor store. Let … finish reading Homebrewing for Simpletons and Those with Little Free Time

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GABF 2014 – The Bigger They Are…

Admittedly this has been long overdue, but the plethora of things beer related and the number of hacks inundating the craft beer scene around the country have begun to take their toll on my desire to be creative. That said, … finish reading GABF 2014 – The Bigger They Are…

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The Crafty Beer Scene or A Tale of Two Cities

The Church of Zymurology is fortunate to have two distinct homes. One is the lovely city of Austin, Texas and the other the equally beautiful town of Boulder, Colorado. During the three years in which we have ambled back and … finish reading The Crafty Beer Scene or A Tale of Two Cities

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BA Brewery Statistics – how reliable are they?

In the most recent edition of The New Brewer published by the Brewers Association they rank microbreweries and brewpubs by capacity and draw conclusions about the growth of the industry using the statistics. Its an admirable endeavor, but quantitative analysis … finish reading BA Brewery Statistics – how reliable are they?

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