Sharing Houston Craft Beer

We love Houston craft beer, and we wanted to share it with the world. Nationally, Texas has been killing when it comes to beer, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed. The medals and national recognitions are great and very well deserved, but we wanted to shine the spotlight on Houston craft beer, specifically.

 

The goal is simple: share great beer with the people of Houston in an easy-to-read, no BS fashion. When you have a friend just getting into Houston craft beer, we aim to be their first stop along their journey.

 

While we write specifically about Houston craft beer here, we drink beer from all over, as long as it’s good!

  • Fresh Hop Elissa IPA is an farm-to-table, err, brewery, take on Saint Arnold's longtime IPA, Elissa. It's made with fresh hops instead of the usual dried up pellets, and it smells subtle, but of so many different things. There are grassy and fruity notes that...

  • From the first scene, the can of B52 Looking Good Barry cracked open and filled my house with the same pineapply, tropical notes that...

  • Nature of Ego & Self boasts a very sessionable, easily drinkable style. Scents of roasted nuts, dried dark fruits, and lightly browned sugar continually graces the palette. Sweetness overwhelms with flavors of caramel, toffee, and toasted malt. However, dried dates give a moderate balance that ends on...

  • The aroma from the Citra, Mosiac, and Amarillo is unmistakable.  The name is obviously a take on the children's (and some adults) cereal Fruity Pebbles.  It's not a joke! The aroma actually took me back to Saturday mornings as a kid.  

  • One of those that got a small release out of the sheep pen was PS I Love Ewe, another NEIPA from the husband and wife duo credited with the first NEIPA brewed in the Houston area...

  • OMGEENIE, Meenie NEIPA pours like the creamiest, thickest, juice you've ever seen. I was waiting for globs of pulp, but there were none in sight. It's...

  • RAAAAAAAANDY is GREEEEEEEEAT with 8 A's. Cue the DJ horn sound effect thingy. It's pineappply goodness from start to finish and it's a cool representation of East meets West IPA in a can. This guy knows what I'm talking about. This guy definitely...

  • No Label 1st Street Ale pours a beautiful straw blonde tone with sweet, grainy, cereal-like scents and a light enough body, you can easily throw back a full six pack before the first quarter of your favorite football game finishes. While I found the body to veer toward watery, the light hop bitterness...

  • Brighter Days pours that beautiful golden hazy yellow color that all hazers are crave.  The pour alone lets you know it's a damn good beer. The head sits at the perfect level to add aroma and flavor, and the lacing runs smoothly down the glass as you enjoy each sip.

  • I cracked open the crowler of Blueberry Pie Berliner for a solo drinking session later that night. It had a dark red/mahogany color to it that was close to cranberry juice in nature. Bright white head dissipated quickly, but...

  • We know all too well how big Harvey was and just how ominous he looked, but this F U Harvey Cat 4 is a great refuge from all that with the color and opacity of chicken soup broth. There was a...

  • F U Harvey Cat 3 poured a hazy orange just like Cat 4 - with 2 fingers of foamy white head that stuck around for a little while and laced down the glass spottily. Don't mind the crappy...

  • My taste experience with Nightmare on 1st Street mirrors the aroma.  The pumpkin taste is there, but fainter than I like.  The body is very thin, which is surprising given that it's a 9.27 Imperial Ale.  I realize the ale style contributes to the body, so it's more of personal preference.

  • The taste of Mini Boss was good! After all of these hazy IPAs, I feel like I'm reconsidering my life decisions and prior ratings, but this is a traditional American IPA that could hold it's own alongside something...

  • Catty Corner Cream Ale really deserves your attention. For a post-hurricane-survival-mode-beer, it was perfect. The light, vanilla scent reminds me of oreo cookies and childhood innocence, and the creamy mouthfeel begs you to drink more and...

  • Dom’e’stique Wit is no exception to that high quality that Huntsville and most of North Houston has been able to enjoy, and I personally have found myself gravitating towards a Cyclers brew anytime I am at HEB or Hubble and Hudson. Dom’e’stique Wit pours a...

  • The taste of Running Walker Brewery Stout starts off with bittersweet chocolate and slight burnt coffee. It's a bit light bodied, but not quite watery. The carbonation is pretty high, but I think it...

  • Saint Arnold Oktoberfest is colored like real fall foliage, with heavy wiffs of dried fruit, spice, and toasted bread. The mouthfeel is near perfect with flavors that blend amazingly well with the scent. Expect sweet notes of light spice, orange, caramel, and toasted bread.

  • I know I know this review isn't breaking news that Houston Haze is the bomb.  What impresses here is the consistency of the beer.  The mouth is super soft and has only improved.  The citrus just explodes in your mouth while the bitter remains very low on the back end.

  • Blue Testament features a black, white, and red can that sets itself apart from the rest of the beers on the shelves. Due to how different it is, somebody could mistake it for...