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!

  • 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...

  • Oatmeal cookie + Whiskey + beer = Saint Arnold Bishop’s Barrel 18. I'm typically not much for whiskey or spirits, so I really admire good balance in a BA...

  • Holler Dollar Pils Y'all is a great pils. They nailed the style, and the smooth dry finish keeps me coming back for another refreshing sip. Breweries gotta do what they gotta do to get through, know what I'm sayin'? Pils pay the bills. It's picturesque. Bright...

  • Fetching Lab just dropped some bombs on Houston today! 22 oz Bombers, actually. Blue Mischief is a deliciously light-bodied, summer treat that oughta do well all year-round. It starts off crisp and tangy, and the carbonation pokes...

  • Ho! Ho! Hold up! Saint Arnold Cut with Bread Pudding pours a beautiful dark copper, amber color with a medium, off-white head. It smells sweet, malty, and heavily spiced with holiday favorites like nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. The taste mimics yet improves upon the aroma in that you get more vanilla, toasted malt, and graham cracker. The spices leave a slig

  • SpindleTap 5 Percent Tint was fire in my book. I love hops. I love refreshing. And I love sessionable because I don't wanna ever be the jerk at the bar that's faded, talking all crazy to everybody he halfway knows. Nobody in town...

  • The irony here is that last year we had to work pretty hard to gather all the IPAs, and do it quickly all while being mindful of the bottled/canned dates. This time, we didn't have to worry about freshness nearly as much, but we managed to wrangle all the stouts together much quicker. We met up at Drink of Ages and had Jon partake in the...

  • It smells like very-ripe mango and cantaloupe. Nick said it was a bit vegetal, but I don’t get that - just heavy, ripe fruit and a tiny little alcohol note on the finish; all of...

  • Brash Milk the Venom has some very unique label art.  There are four people dressed like Walter and Jesse from Breaking Bad.  One them is holding a skull like a...

  • Copperhead Black Venom Imperial Stout is jet-black and full of roasty, velvety-smooth chocolate notes and it's way too easy to drink for 10% ABV. There's a...

  • Buried Hatchet Stout tastes exactly like it smells with a smooth and welcoming start to the sip followed by mild sweetness and finished with the bitterness of...

  • 11 Below Trade Bait IPA is a rotating hop beer with a delightfully fruity hop aroma that smells like oranges and pineapples in the cleanest, sharpest way. Not even sure if that makes sense but...

  • I've got a good friend that drinks Dos Equis exclusively. I've tried to get him into craft a few times, but there just aren't many Mexican lager options for those people. It's something that leaves me torn because as a beer nerd, I'm not...

  • Baa Baa Brewhouse Double Play has a pleasant citrus flavor at the beginning and finishes with a very slight mosaic flavor at the end.  The mouthfeel is soft and creamy, while the body is  creamy and smooth.  The astringency is very low and hardly noticeable. The drinkabilty is super easy from beginning to end.

  • I havn't seen much of Blackwater Draw in Houston and I had never tried Contract Killer until a unexpected trip out of town thanks to Hurricane Harvey. Luckily enough for my family and I we took a weekend trip to Austin to get out of the path of Hurricane Harvey. We ended up staying out of town until Wednesday when it was finally clear enough to make the tri

  • Aceite Crudo RIS makes up for any absence of art. It pours blacker than the soul of (enter the name of your least favorite politician here.) No flashlight test is getting through this sucker - it's opaque black. As it pours, the...

  • There are plenty of examples to compare Saint Arnold Brewing 5 O’clock Pils with.  If you have a buddy who loves Miller light have them try 5 O’Clock Pils.  If they don’t love it have them try Back Pew Blue Testament.  This style is a foot in the door for macro conversion to craft beer.