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Mosaic, Mo’ Problems

When Houstonia magazine asked some local craft beer cognoscenti to render a verdict on some of the best beers and breweries in town, it naturally engendered a lively debate. The city’s godfather of craft beer, Saint Arnold, justifiably took the…

Summery Execution

The solstice has passed but the heat is just getting started for the Houston summer, when the mercury can stay above 90 till nigh on October. Thankfully, ’tis also the season when brewers roll out their light and refreshing pilsners,…

To the Boil House

You don’t tug on Superman’s cape, you don’t spit into the wind. You don’t insist on ketchup at a steakhouse, and you don’t ask for a side of seasoning at the Boil House. That is, if Jim Croce had visited…

Karbachtoberfest 2013

The only thing I would change about the brewery’s 2nd annual eponymous Oktoberfest event held Saturday was the date, or at least the ability to fast forward that cold front that came through yesterday. And the tickets might not have…

Mile High Pub

Going on a few months now, I’ve been having a social media conversation with a few local beer mavens about the phenomenon of “airport beer.” It started with the realization that, when we looked at our logs for Samuel Adams…

IPA Day 2K13

Today marks the third annual IPA Day,  when craft beer aficionados across the country raise their glasses to that hoppy style cherished by so many. With the modern brewing creative paradigm, the number of hop varietals have grown exponentially from…

Use Your Delusion

There’s been much ado about Stone Brewing’s recent iterations of their Enjoy By IPA, and the American Homebrewers Association magazine Zymurgy just named Russian River’s Pliny the Elder as the Best Beer in America for the 5th year running. Both of these…

Texas Independence Day

It was a beautiful weekend in Houston, if perhaps a bit on the chilly side once the sun went down, but perfect for an outdoor celebration of Texas’ Independence Day. The Refinery, a “burgers and whiskey” joint in the former…

IPA Day 2K12

Last year, on August 4, craft beer afficionados across the country united in one voice, declaring that they wanted to taste their beer, not dump swill into their gaping maws because it had fewer calories, or had a punch top…