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!

  • Each sip of 11 Below Oktoberfest screams of rich, biscut-y malts but in a welcoming, sessionable way. In an odd paradox, the boldness of...

  • Overall, the peach comes forward on the nose before receding into the standard saison notes--straw, carbonation, that pale...

  • Saint Arnold Weedwacker poured a bright golden-orange that’s slightly opaque. It was Saint Arnold’s only year round unfiltered beer. Two fingers of chalk white head that...

  • Addi’s Faith Kolsch is a special beer. Not because of how perfect it smells, how beautifully it pours, or how perfectly light and balanced the flavors are. Nope, Addi’s Faith Kolsch is all of those things, but even more than that, it’s a vehicle for...

  • Galveston Bay Blue Berry Blonde instantly spewed sweet blueberry aroma. It was almost like the blueberry syrup at IHOP, but minus the syrupy maple. I...

  • The flavor of Brazos Valley Millions of Peaches was refreshingly tart. It’s a super crushable beer for summer. The peaches are prevalent from start...

  • The blood orange puree jumps forward on the nose and the tongue, with its bright citrus tempered by the hint of raspberry that comes with all blood oranges. Bright, citrusy notes are also present in the light hopping.

  • Back Pew Garnet Pietist Saison poured like a summer dream. Bright reddish-amber with an almost-white, pastel-pink head. The aroma is earthy, spicy, funky...

  • Island Haze IPA pours as opaque as the beach water on Galveston’s shores, but instead of brown, it’s a bright orange color. Straight juice. The foamy...

  • Let's play ball! Texas Leaguer is coming with the heater! Knuckle Bock checks all the boxes, in my opinion. Back Pew was the best bock brewed in Texas and while still really good, the bar has been raised. No disrespect to Shiner or any others out here brewing Bocks, but Texas Leaguer is in a league of their own.

  • Before tasting it, I heard and read a lot of salty, disappointed feedback about Saint Arnold Brash Not a Collaboration. With each sip, I’m reminded of one of those comments. Each sip starts off bright and citrusy with a sweet and bitter finish. The finish...

  • ...Bam! Pineapple! Bam! Grapefruit! If you’re not reading this in Emeril’s voice, why are you still here? The sip starts off tropical with...

  • According to Ryan Soroka, one of 8th Wonder's Owners, that's exactly what the Slim Thug beer was supposed to be, "Slim knew he wanted a light and refreshing beer but he wanted a little extra...

  • The smell of Back Pew Evildoer Pale Ale is reminiscent of he aforementioned bubbles with some slightly soapy, floral, citrus notes and a...

  • Just in time for their 3 year anniversary and the 2018 batch of Big Mistake, and this is a solid beer. I'm excited to get more this year, but I'm not aging it. I think I'm done aging beer after experiencing...

  • Saint Arnold Icon Blue Chocolate Milk Stout makes up for being light-bodied with a mouthful of roasty chocolate notes that are far from overly sweet. The...

  • These tots definitely don't taste like 8%. B52 Pocket Tots Strawberry Milkshake starts off smooth and silky from the milk sugar, and finishes with...

  • Copperhead King of Terrors is the opposite of a sting. It’s a smooth sipper that hides the 15%ABV and 100 IBUs beneath layers of warming coffee flavor. As the finish sips, there’s a rush of...

  • So here are the top 17 most viewed blogs on the site for 2017. Some are beer reviews, others are breaking news, and others still are simple...

  • No Label has a special spot in my heart because of Don Jalapeño (yeah, watchu gone do ‘bout it?). Since then, they’ve produced a handful of awesome beers and a few that were lackluster, depending on who you ask. That had me reluctant to commit to buying a pack of Elda M. Milk Stout, if I can be totally honest. And I always...