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For a couple of years in the early 1970s, the 105-acre plant grounds were home to an avian-themed park called Busch Gardens that included an Asian-style pagoda, boat rides and a domed ice cave. Even after the park closed, Houstonians curious about malt, hops and "beechwood aging" made their way east down Interstate 10 to tour the brewery and hoist complimentary beers in the hospitality room. An array of craft breweries unheard of two decades ag...
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The new Karbach brewery has something for everyone. Yes, there's fresh beer, to be served from a row of gleaming taps inside the elegantly muted on-site restaurant with huge glass walls that look i...
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The city welcomed new festivals, too, from the tidy Firkin Fest for true aficionados to the ambitious Big Brew in the downtown convention center. Houston Beer Week returns, beginning Saturday, with an eight-day lineup of beer dinners, tap takeovers and other special events across the city and, more so than ever, in the suburbs. For Houston Beer Week, the committee encouraged bars, breweries, groceries and restaurants to host special events that...
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Photos of the new Saint Arnold art car that debuts Saturday.
This morning's news release provides yet another reason to watch this weekend's Art Car Parade: HOUSTON, April 9, 2015 – Just in time for the 28th Annual Houston Art Car Parade, Saint Arnold Brewin...
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Good news, good brews from San Antonio.
The heavy-hitting imperial brown ale (10.9 percent alcohol by volume), first in Ranger Creek's new Texas Bourbon Barrel series in 22-ounce bomber bottles, brings together the beer and whiskey side of the business. "The intent is to really highlight that we are a combined brewery and distillery," co-founder Mark McDavid said. [...] given time, it will be a seamless operation, and McDavid said the crew hopes eventually to have enough surplus barr...
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A barrel of oil holds 42 gallons and a beer barrel 31, a fact familiar to more than a few Houstonians. Handojo, too, is in the energy trade, a computer programmer who takes on oil and gas projects. [...] brewing took a strong hold on all three, and they soon started raising money to turn their hobby into a livelihood. The three-beer starting lineup is on the sessionable end of the craft scale: the 7-Iron blonde ale is the lightest, at 4.5 perc...
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Karbach Brewing Co.'s showpiece restaurant set to open next month has clever little touches - light fixtures made from beer bottles, bar stools fashioned from wooden barrels, old corral boards from the owners' South Texas ranch - and more than 200 square feet of glass windows that offer a glimpse of how the company does its business. [...] to truly understand what the fast-growing Houston craft brewery is about, and where it's heading at an asto...
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Farmhouse fans can look forward to next week's release from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. Rotundone will be the Houston craft brewery's first saison-style beer. The 8.2 percent ABV/30 IBU beer will be ...
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Attached above is a series photos from the first Anheuser-Busch brewery tour in Houston in 19 years. Click through and you might see some familiar faces. Tours at the Houston brewery, 775 Gelhorn, ...
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As sometimes happens in our business, a newspaper story will resonate enough -- in a positive way -- with someone that she or he is moved to tell us about it. That happened today. By now, I hope yo...
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There's a new No. 1 among U.S. craft brewers, at least in terms of size. Following the Brewers Association's decision last year to tweak the definition of "craft brewer," the industry trade associa...
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Author of "Houston Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Bayou City." Houston Chronicle Assistant Business Editor and Beer, TX blogger: blog.chron.com/beertx
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