Beer Reviews, Houston Beer News / 04.12.2017

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...

Beer Reviews, Houston Beer News / 16.01.2017

The post that almost never happened: After a few weeks of gathering beer from all over town, and one long ass drive to Galveston Island, we did it. We had them all. We met up with a few other friends for a potluck meal just before Thanksgiving, and the Top 5 Best IPAs in Houston was born. None of us are official BJCP judges or cicerones (yet), as you may have read elsewhere on the site, but here's our take as consumers - just regular dudes that...

Beer Reviews / 12.12.2016

This No Label 5th Anniversary Barleywine marks their 6th anniversary. But wait, it's the 5th anniversary beer? It seems as though they say on it a while, but it was worth the wait. (I'm a little behind the curve, too.) This barleywine is pretty bold, and it starts off even bolder. It has a strong hoppy nose, with subtle fruity, woody notes, all wrapped up in the smell of pure alcohol. The tastes...

Beer Reviews / 24.11.2016

I popped the cap and poured Black Wit-O into my favorite “We Love Houston Beer” pint glass and observed the carbonation create a thin layer of head settle at the top. This brew is as black as ink and immediately made me think of Guinness or a strong coffee stout. I had slight whiffs of licorice followed by...

Beer Reviews / 23.11.2016

From the immediate pour to the lift of the glass, I was swarmed with caramel hints and what seemed like coffee undertones. The beer’s physical appearance was a copper with murkiness that allowed very little light to shine through, it seemed almost thick but allowed a thin lace of head to rest on top. My first taste was...

Beer Reviews / 17.09.2016

Brew of H Red IPA is a high quality beer, although the pints I tried weren’t exactly that red hue that I had expected. This beer had a good head and lace in the glass. Initially, This beer has a punch of hops and smooths out with malty sweetness in every sip. Brew of H has a good mouth feel. Starts off like a West Coast IPA then finishes closer to a bock....

Beer Reviews / 07.08.2016

El Hefe Weizen is one of the original brews that No Label Brewing released. The Recipe has changed, not sure exactly how but it is better now in my opinion. If you're looking for a beer you can enjoy all day, this is for you. It is very heavy handed with the citrus and not hoppy at all...