I posted about it when it was first announced, but now that Houston Beer Week is almost upon us, it needs to be mentioned again. Starting with a kickoff party on Sunday, Oct 10th and running through to Sunday Oct 17th, the week is filled with various beer events, dinners and tastings at bars and restaurants around town. Some are free to attend while others, like the beer dinners, require reservations. Check the Houston Beer Week website for detailed information about the daily events. Some the events that caught my eye that I'll be attending are:
Sun - Kickoff Party (Usual Pub)
Tues - Independence Tasting (Rockwell Tavern)
Wed - Catalan & Anvil Beer Dinner (Catalan)
Thurs - Pumpkin Throwdown (Petrol Station)
Fri - Gravity Cask 2010 (Anvil)
Sat - Fall Beer Festival (Brenner's) or Duvel-Moortgat Tasting (Ginger Man)
The week concludes with Monsters of Beer, an outdoor beer festival featuring Texas breweries and brewpubs. It takes place Sunday afternoon from noon to 5pm on the street adjacent to 13 Celsisus. Tickets are $20 online ($30 at the gate) which includes a 5oz tasting glass to try all the beers from the participating breweries. There will be music, food from Hubcap Burgers and Melange Creperie and a silent auction with rare beers, beer tours and other odd beer paraphernalia.
Check the websites and follow the @houstonbeerweek and @monstersofbeer twitter feeds for more information as it is released.