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Flood Distribution

The streets of early 19th century London must have been quiet. No automobiles motoring by or lorries rumbling, no pedestrians chatting on cellphones or televisions blaring advertisements in shop windows. Citizens would have been traipsing home from work or heading…

Prawn Stars

Houston’s weather sine curve is climbing again, but over the weekend we got a preview of the fall weather to come, as the mercury dipped with crisp autumn air and clear blue skies. It was pretty ideal festival weather, and while most…

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…