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May 22nd, 2012 - 12:06 pm § in Uncategorized

Is Houston Craft Beer going to the “Bros?”

Quick question:  is the following information evidence that Houston craft beer is heading to “broville”? Seems we have had a rash of images, actions and recently announced contests that would suggest that Houston’s craft beer scene is going to the “bros.” Are other craft be[...]

May 16th, 2012 - 10:58 am § in Uncategorized

Mikkeller’s Copenhagen Beer Celebration!

As many remember, Mikkel Bjergso of Mikkeller came to Texas last November for Houston and Dallas Beer Week. He brought two friends with him- Thomas Schøn and Jakob Mielcke. Thomas has worked in brewing/marketing with Mikkeller for four years, and Jakob is a head chef at the critically acclaimed Mie[...]

March 2nd, 2012 - 11:22 am § in Uncategorized

Camp Beer Milestone

On Sunday, December 13, 2009, 30 people converged on my house to taste a bunch of beers and hear a lecture about them at the very first Camp Beer.  My Christmas tree was up and I had to turn my whole living room upside down in order to accommodate the three tables necessary for the [...][...]

June 3rd, 2011 - 6:41 am § in Uncategorized

Bitch Please

Ok, yes that line was meant to grab your attention and draw you into this post.  Sue me.  I can’t help the fact that BrewDog and 3 Floyd’s named a beer Bitch Please.   This beer is classified as an American Barleywine and weighs in at a hefty 11.5% ABV.  I rarely discuss beers in posts, [..[...]

May 27th, 2011 - 1:38 pm § in Uncategorized

Of Laws, Lobbying & Legislative Change (Rant Part 3)

Our Texas craft beer market is (relatively) new and (comparatively) wide open, but that is changing.  Nearly every week there is an announcement regarding a new brewery opening somewhere in the state or an out-of-state brewery looking to begin distribution within our borders.  The laws in Texas th[...]

May 24th, 2011 - 3:52 pm § in Uncategorized

Texas Beer Geeks — A Call To Action (part 2 of the rant)

For those familiar, Dark Lord Day occurs once a year at the Three Floyd’s Brewery in Munster, Indiana.  Three Floyd’s has gained fame and an ardent cult following of craft beer fans not only because of their much anticipated beer, Dark Lord, but also because their entire line of craft beers is [...]

February 8th, 2011 - 10:43 am § in Uncategorized

A Small Rant About Texas Beer Laws

I’m a lawyer who happens to drink craft beer.  I fell into craft beer accidentally (as many people do) and have since become an ardent supporter of Texas craft and other craft beer brands from out of state.  I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve still got a lot to learn when it comes [...][...]

August 10th, 2010 - 12:25 pm § in Uncategorized

Stone Brewing Beer Dinner at Vic & Anthony.  $75/pp 7pm.  Reservations:  Call Staci Chambers at 713-228-1111.  Dinner details here:  Stone Brewing Co Beer Dinner Menu 8.27[...]

August 5th, 2010 - 1:48 pm § in Uncategorized

What’s In A Name?

What’s in a name when it comes to christening beers? A hell of a lot if you ask most brewers.  And some of them have gone clean round the bend, if you ask me.  I don’t have a PhD from Cambridge, but I’d like to respectfully request a little more “clever” in my beer names, [...][...]

August 1st, 2010 - 6:46 pm § in Uncategorized

Of Too Much Beer

Today (Sunday, August 1, 2010) I woke up to a raging headache and a sick stomach.  Why? Because I had too much beer the night before.  See my boyfriend has been out of town for almost a week and I had reached my limit of being ok with that.  He’s off in the Alaskan wilderness [...][...]