Beer Reviews / 04.01.2017

There’s no better way to start off a new year of craft beer reviews then with a dependable well-made IPA like Hop Gusher! This hoppy fruit inspired concoction is on the year round list of the young but hard charging brewers of Spindletap and their two ingenious brew masters. When I...

Beer Reviews / 02.01.2017

Pine Belt Pale Ale is a bit aggressive for the style, but I still really enjoyed it. It's a year round beer and suitably so as it's refreshing enough to stand up to the Houston heat that fills 10 months of our calendars. APAs are typically a bit more gentle than IPAs when it comes to IBUs, ABV, and hop flavor, but this one...

Beer Reviews / 30.12.2016

Fast forward a few days, and I just got home from SpindleTap's tap takeover at Hughies, and a friend of ours had a Brash You've Got Red on You while we were there. As he drank it, I asked what he thought, knowing I had a few waiting for me at home. He said he was disappointed. Call me weird, but a bad endorsement often intrigues me more than a good one because I wanna try whatever it is, and be able to say you're wrong! So I...

Beer Reviews / 27.12.2016

Murry Chrimmus by Sigma Brewing Company is a sleeper in every sense of the word. As I scanned the tap list on the back wall of Hop Stop Humble, I was seconds away from making a mistake. I nearly ordered something other than Murry Chrimmus. Nothing wrong with the other choices, it's just that damn good! It reminds me of a stronger Sailing Santa. Kind of sweet, not boozy like you might expect from a 12% beer. Very well balanced. Tastes like Christmas spirit in a bottle. Pours...

Beer Reviews / 26.12.2016

So, it's the day after Christmas and it's a frigid 73 degrees with 92% humidity, so it seems a bit silly to be writing about Southern Star Winter Warmer, but bear with me! I write about beer in my journal as I drink, and then I post them on here as I see fit, and I originally drank this one while I grilled on my back patio as we endured the first sunshine after the big cold front week before last. It starts off mild and sweet, and...