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No Label, Vallensons’, True Anomaly Join Forces in For All the H Collab

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No Label, Vallensons’, True Anomaly Join Forces in For All the H Collab

Brewed at No Label Brewing Co.

For All the H Pale Ale
No Label, Vallensons’, True Anomaly
Hazy Pale Ale
ABV: 5%
IBUs: 25
Packaging: Draft, 6 pack 12 ounce cans


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On a planet not that far far away, in a galaxy near you, a handful of kick-butt Houston breweries won a World Beer Cup. Three of them, to be exact. (Well, 4 if you go back to 2018 and include Saint Arnold.)

Now, it’s pretty outta this world to win a World Beer Cup, but it’s even cooler that the three Houston breweries that hoisted this heavenly hardware are all homies.

No Label and Vallensons’ have had an admirable bromance for a while now, and it was solidified (in my book) with Spa Day IPA. True Anomaly came in for a water landing along the bayou, and the rest was history.

Tom shared, “When we all (No Label, Vallensons’, True Anomaly) came back from Minneapolis with World Beer Cup wins earlier this year – I definitely had doing a collaboration on my mind as a way to celebrate this huge achievement. Only 4 breweries in the history of Houston Craft Beer have received World Beer Cup wins – and we were three of them. Everyone was keen on doing something, it was just a matter of figuring out what we were brewing and when we were going to fit in.”

THIS. IS. FOR. ALL. THE. H.

Every now and then I get a text from one of Houston’s coolest breweries asking if I can help design a website, some merch, or some labels.

For all the H was one of those times.

 

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I had a lot of fun layout out this label and helping with some of the supporting merch. No Label has a special spot in my heart for a number of reasons, but one of those reasons is some of the award-winning work we’ve been able to cook up together. Collab labels are always extra fun because of all the wild ideas that get riffed on back and forth. We took the Spa Day base of the boys on the bayou, turned up the dial on the Houston-essence, and the riffing turned into a pretty solid chord. Similarly, the recipe for this beer was a bit of riffing in a group text.

It’s been a while since Houston’s seen a big three-way collab. The last one I can remember was Triquetrilization with SpindleTap, Baa Baa, and B52 back when the haze craze was in full rage. That one didn’t disappoint, and neither did For All the H.

This hazy little pale ale poured a straw-yellow with pretty moderate haze and an airy, white head.

Despite being pretty light all around, there was a big grapefruity nose that was welcoming and pungent. Each sip was super refreshing with stone fruit notes and an approachable bitterness. The light body and fluffy mouthfeel combined with the lower ABV made this beer go down as smooth as the Phillies.

Love that.

 

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“Each brewery received 2 halves and 20 cases. We kicked off this past Saturday at No Label with our six-packs sold out within hours,” Tom explained. I can confirm it was a packed house at NL when I pulled up for mine.

Cans are exclusively available at True Anomaly and Vallensons’ now that NL’s sold out. There will also be triple brewery tap takeovers will feature draft versions of For All the H. To add to the combined excitement, this marks the first time that Vallensons’ beer has been distributed outside of their taproom with a total of 7 taps at each tap takeover.

The schedule was as follows, and there’s a few days left!

Saturday, November 12th
Taproom Party
No Label Brewing, Katy, Texas

Tuesday, November 15th
Triple Brewery Tap Takeover
Thistle Draftshop, Spring, Texas

Wednesday, November, 16th
Triple Brewery Tap Takeover
Nobi Public House in Webster, Texas

Thursday, November 17th
Taproom Party
Vallensons’, Pearland, Texas

Friday, November 18th
Triple Brewery Tap Takeover
Growler Spot, Fulshear, Texas

Saturday, November 19th
Taproom Party
True Anomaly, Downtown Houston

Tom closed with, “It’s going to be a great week, visiting friends all across Houston – but come Sunday morning, we all probably need to get hydration IVs.”

No Label, Vallenson’s, True Anomaly Join Forces in For All the H Collab
  • My Overall Rating
4

For All the H

All around, For All the H was an absolute crusher of a beer. I can see another brew day in the near future…

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Beers to you, Houston! 🍻

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Anthony Gorrity
tony.d@beerchronicle.com

Anthony's a Houston native, a Creative Strategist at https://ledgeloungers.com/, an adjunct instructor of Visual Communication at Lone Star College, and a UH Coog that loves good beer almost as much as he does his city. Anthony lives to help others and that's found a home helping some of the coolest breweries on earth with creative and marketing projects that can be seen on our Portfolio page. Fueled by hoppy lagers, sessionable IPAs, and gangster rap, he's ticked his way through H-Town, rocking the most unusual Nikes he can find. When he's not writing for us, he's with his family or very patiently rooting for the Rockets.

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