Whether you’re a connoisseur or a fledgling sipper, we hope to steer you in the right direction when it comes to Houston beer. We’re not cicerones or official BJCP judges, (yet) nor are we brewers or even beer experts (yet). We’re just regular guys who enjoy craft beer and love our city!
After digging around for a beer review sites in spring of 2016, Chris found himself having to look up words just to understand one of the reviews – as if they were written for some biochemist. A few others were terribly out of date while others just sucked. *Lightbulb* Since there are more bad ones that good ones, he decided to recruit a few of his friends to change it, and that’s what we’re here for – to share Houston craft beer.
We love Houston, we love Texas, and we love its beer. We want to share it with the world honestly and creatively, without making our readers feel like they’re something lesser. Craft beer shouldn’t be about one upping the next guy or who knows more. Leave that crap to the brewers. Just enjoy it, share it, and let it be the thread that weaves together some good memories with your buddies.
The last thing craft beer needs is more pretentious snobs, so rather than shunning a macro-drinker, we want to educate them on something better. When you have a friend just getting into craft beer in Houston, we aim to be their first stop along their journey.
What is Beer Chronicle?
A veteran-owned beer blog dedicated to Houston craft beer. Not everyone on the team is a veteran, but everybody here loves beer and loves Houston.
Currently, we’re all trying to drink and review one or two new craft beers from Houston area brewers per week without bias or brand loyalty, and write it all down for you.
We focus only on craft breweries in the Greater-Houston area that have an intention to distribute.
To be clear, we’ve drawn a hard line in the sand. It’s because when we were planning this stuff out Spring of 2016, it occurred to us that we had to draw the line somewhere, or we’d end up covering every bar in town (too much to manage and do well) or start covering stuff like BJ’s Brewhouse (decent spot but far from our core values of being Houston-based).
We also visit roughly one brewery per month for an in-depth write up to help them share their stories. There are currently five of us with various backgrounds and preferences, so one dude might love a beer and the other not so much – but that’s the idea. The goal is to share great beer with the people of Houston in an easy-to-read, no BS fashion.
Beer Chronicle Today
We sat down one day and took a good look at who we are and who we want to be, in order to handle this enormous responsibility that is running a beer blog. This is what we came up with.
Sharing info about Houston craft beer and breweries. Houston. Craft.
We’re the guys that our friends call when they get to the beer aisle.
Unpretentious, and just happy to share.
No fluff, no BS, all original thoughts.
Every beer is not a 5 star, and you can’t buy a favorable review from us. Period.
We’re pretty passionate about all this Houston beer stuff, but we try not to take ourselves too seriously.
Beer Chronicle Tomorrow
We are quickly becoming the authority on Houston craft beer.
We’ve toyed around with the idea of offering Houston-beer-centric products in an e-commerce store one day. Most likely late 2017-2018, but who knows.
Also, we’ve decided we’re gonna add one more writer to the team. If you think you’ve got wort it takes, give us a shout here.