Category Archives: Houston Beer Happenings

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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Musings on homebrew clubs

Homebrew clubs come in all shapes and sizes. Every group is distinctively different and many undergo gradual transformations that in time on occasion totally change their form and substance. In some way or another I have been a member of … finish reading Musings on homebrew clubs

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Bursting Foamy Bubbles

An ancient curse admonishes “may you get everything your heart desires.” Remember that in the months to come. Lets face it how special will that next limited release beer be when you are inundated with an exponentially larger number of … finish reading Bursting Foamy Bubbles

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Musings about the openness of European breweries

Many large breweries on the continent remain frustratingly innaccessible. Want to visit Samuel Smith’s in the U.K. or Chimay in Belgium? So would I, but alas these iconic breweries along with many others do not open their doors to outsiders … finish reading Musings about the openness of European breweries

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Beer and Loathing

Last week someone in a local homebrew club admonished fellow members to skip a free Goose Island event because attending such promotions supported “big beer” and was a slap in the face to local craft brewers. A series of equally … finish reading Beer and Loathing

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Snobbish observations about Beer Festivals

Last year the Priestess and I took it upon ourselves to attend as many beers festivals as possible in an attempt to gain insight into what makes such events either a resounding success or a dismal failure. I originally wrote … finish reading Snobbish observations about Beer Festivals

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Beard Beer is here!

I rarely post beer reviews, but I might have to make an exception for this new offering from Rogue made from a strain of yeast harvested from John Maier’s beard. Regardless of what I think about the beer I have to say … finish reading Beard Beer is here!

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Real Ale Anniversary and musings about Texas beer culture

Last week marked the 8th or 9th year we were able to attend the Real Ale anniversary party in Blanco, Texas.  I remember visiting them when they were in the town square operating out of a dungeon of a brewery … finish reading Real Ale Anniversary and musings about Texas beer culture

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