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Beer Reviews / 26.04.2017

More Cowbell pours golden orange and leaves a fine white foam that will sustain itself through the duration of the brew; which if you enjoyed it like I did then it won’t last long. The aroma that it gives off is floral notes with hints of caramel, but the taste is sweet with just the right kick of...

Houston Beer News / 21.02.2017

He and I both noted how the super-complex flavors were well balanced by the wood and vanilla notes, and the absence of cherries and spices allowed the dark fruit and banana flavors to meld well. As of 2/10/2017, they only had 3 half barrel kegs left, so if you're into big, complex, Belgian beer, go check it out. However, if you're more of a hop-head, you may want to keep your ears to the streets as there's soon to be a new kid on the block - SpindleTap...

Beer Reviews / 30.01.2017

A couple buddies and I were going to watch the Astros play one afternoon, and we decided we'd meet up early for a beer at Home Plate Grill. We arrive, and the craft selection isn't too impressive. Mind you, this was almost 6 months ago, so their selection may have grown. I asked for a Hopadillo - it's all foamy, they're about to stop serving it, just like the Amber Ale beside it. SMH. "How about those Texas Beer Refinery handles," - I ask again, halfway shouting over...

Beer Reviews / 23.01.2017

Copperhead Striker IPA is the first beer I had from them. I remember seeing it on the shelf late this summer and being really excited to see a new, smaller brewery on the shelf! I swear I wrote about it, but I lost the write up somehow? I've bought it a few times since then because it's daaaaaang good, but as I...

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 / 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 / 13.12.2016

So I cant remember the first place I saw the idea for Driving Santa for sure but I know that one of our pint glass giveaway winners, @skatercraig on IG, shared a recipe with us where he poured half of a can of Saint Arnold's Art Car IPA and half of a bottle of Saint Arnold's Christmas Ale together. His idea was trying to create the next Saint Arnold Sailing Santa, which is a combo of Saint Arnold's Elissa IPA and Christmas Ale! While I love the ingenuity...

Beer Reviews / 06.12.2016

Hop Option Mosaic IPA is a very dank, fruity, citrusy, and smells and taste. This beer is listed at 7% ABV, which feels like a creeper beer, you've been warned. This is a very flavorful beer that is very smooth and light feeling. You could say drink this all summer long, and in a place where it feels like summer 80% of the year, that is very important! The only beer I would compare this to is...

Beer Reviews / 05.12.2016

Hop Gusher's got the sort of balance that's a bit rare in IPAs - I feel like the malt backbone and sweetness counteract the hop flavor and hop bitterness that typically turns off macro drinkers, although both are still there and very enjoyable. It starts off light on the palette, despite an aggressive...