Tag: Texas

Braindead Brewing

2625 Main St Dallas, TX 75226 Before setting out on the long road back to Houston, brunch was in order. And brunch on beautiful spring days calls for a patio. And since you’re reading this here, a pint wouldn’t hurt…

ABGB Max Armadillo

Austin has perhaps led the charge in craft beer for the Lone Star State, if only in sheer quantity of breweries. The state’s best brewery is subjective, the oldest less so, but regardless, our wayward capital city has certainly fostered a thriving artisanal atmosphere.…

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,…

On a Mission from God

Brews Brothers 2404 Strand St Galveston, Texas In this day and age when you can find craft beer at stadiums and even gas stations, I was surprised to find on a recent weekend in Galveston that craft beer was rather…

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…

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…

Strangeways – Dallas

Sad British pop might fuel a torrid 500-day affair with Zooey Deschanel, but you might not suspect it’d launch a craft beer haven in Dallas. Named for the Smiths’ final album, Strangeways didn’t seem to bear that out when I…

Cedar Creek Brewery – Seven Points

This past weekend, the fine folks over at Open The Taps organized a camp-out at the young Cedar Creek Brewery in Seven Points, Texas. Owner Jim Elliott started things off in nearby Kemp, but for the past couple of months he’s…

Ranger Creek

In a short story titled “Pierre Menard, Autor del Quijote”, Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges tells, in his magical realist fashion, of the titular Menard, who was attempting to write Don Quijote. As a 20th century Frenchman, he was not trying…

Buc-ee’s (Madisonville)

Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra trip to Dallas, I found myself in a barren plain, for the straight road was long. Ah, it is difficult to speak of it, that endless expanse, wide and forbidding, which even in memory rekindles my dread.…