Tag Archive for stout

Conquest Brewing

947 S Stadium Road, Bay 1, Columbia, SC The suggestions of “Stand By Me” were unmistakable. The abandoned and rusting metal structures, the wizened oaks and coastal boxelders, the chunks of coal strewn about among the ballast lining the railroad…

Birra Cooltura

Craft Beer in Venezuela Business travels routinely take me south of the border and, as any self-respecting peregrine beer aficionado would do, I look into the local craft scene to see what’s, ahem, brewing. That’s a fairly easy proposition when…

Just Add Beer

As the craft beer industry has boomed, so has the proliferation of food trucks, the focus on locally sourced ingredients, and a premium placed on culinary artistry generally. It’s no wonder then that some of those streams have been crossed,…

Rumpkinator

Yesterday marked the official release of the 6th in Saint Arnold’s Bishop’s Barrel series, an imperial pumpkin stout aged in rum barrels. As with previous Bishop’s Barrel roll outs, #6 is sold only through bars and restaurants, and each has…

Black Friday

As the rest of the country descends into madness ready to squander the season’s goodwill on sales at Walmart the day after Thanksgiving, beer people proved once again they’re good people. While the early birds did start showing up around…

Pumpkinator 3

Rise of the Philistines Monday marked the much anticipated release of Pumpkinator, the pumpkin stout from the Saint Arnold brewery. This is the third year for Pumpkinator’s seasonal release, and the brewery has steadily increased production in order to meet…

Bayou City Beer

It was a momentous day for Houston beer on Saturday, matched only by the severity of the torrential downpour that blew through town. The last few years have seen the proliferation of both food trucks and breweries in our fair…

Brouwerij de Molen

Bodegraven, Netherlands Walking the cramped streets of a city like Amsterdam is an apt microcosmic metaphor for the tightly packed European geography, especially those countries bordering the North Sea. Citizens grow up speaking the languages of their neighbors: Dutch, French,…

Born on the Bayou

It was a mild January afternoon this past Saturday, with the errant cloud providing sporadic shade as the multitudes gathered outside one of the young Turks on Houston’s beer scene, the Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co., to celebrate its first anniversary.…

Maya Have Another

The world is not going to end today, despite what the doomsdayers are frothing about. But December 21 is undeniably a significant date, coinciding as it does with the winter solstice and the end of the Mayan calendar. However, there…