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Beer Reviews / 18.01.2017

Did you know that City Acre Brewing Co. sells bombers to go? Me either. I found out on a Sunday morning while trying to find a brunch spot. Lucky me, I found City Acre offers bunch. I would be making a huge mistake if I didn't take a second to tell you how good their food is. I had the Brewers plate - I think - a plate full of goo-ood food for around 10 bucks!...

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 / 15.01.2017

Fast forward almost two years, and I'm in the garage trying to fix my wife's headlight. I knew I wanted a beer, and when I opened up my fridge, Art Car IPA smiled at me almost as to say, "You're fixing the car, dude. I'm the one." Bingo, Art Car IPA it is. Saint Arnold Art Car IPA smells of fruity hops, and the taste...

Beer Reviews / 11.01.2017

When it comes to Belgian beers, I either love them or I don't. The flavors are just too complex to leave room for any gray area. This Derrickman Dubbel is good, and it's even more special knowing that as I'm drinking it, it's gone. It was a good beer, and I rated it accordingly. What'd you think - Derrickman Dubbel leave you gushing?...

Beer Reviews / 08.01.2017

Last time I had Derailler, it was icy-cold outside, we were at Cycler's Brewing interviewing Clay, and we had it straight from the tank. It was cold and could've benefitted from warming up a bit, but with the temperature outside, that wasn't a luxury we could afford. Despite the cold temp, the beer was delicious. This time...

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...

Beer Reviews / 20.12.2016

So there I was, sitting at the bar scanning the chalk board with the list of beer on tap at Hop Stop Humble, and im trying to decide which to get my growler filled with. I'm trying to decide between a few IPA's when out of the corner of my eye I see one I had somehow missed, 7 Spanish Angels from our friends at Brazos Valley Brewing. I tasted it and quickly decided that was the clear choice. Described as Coffee Brown Ale, I expected more of...