Thursday, May 27, 2010
Also in celebration of their anniversary, the Amber Ale will be released in casks to a few select accounts on June 9th (the actual anniversary date).
Here's a few photos of beer being poured from the cask at the Petrol Station last night:
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I certainly enjoyed the first one in the series, Fritz and Ken's Ale, a stout with strong flavours of roasted malts and dark chocolate and I'm sure the second will be equally as good.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
This Saturday is the 25th Anniversary Party for the Houston Ginger Man. This is the original location, the one that started them all. The celebration begins at noon and features roll back pricing ($2.50 a pint) on Sam Adam's Boston Lager, Sierra Nevada Pale, St. Arnold's Elissa and Amber, Guinness, Harp and Shiner. Joe Jackson, the General Manager of the Ginger Man, emailed me a list of the special and vintage kegs that he has on hand that could get tapped throughout the day:
- 2007 Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
- 2007 Dogfish 120
- Dogfish Black and Blue
- 2009 Allagash 4
- Allagash Black
- Allagash Odyssey
- 2009 Avery Maharaja
- 2009 Avery Karma
- 2008 Avery Hog Heaven
- Avery Samaels
- 2008 Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
- Real Ale Barrel aged Highlander
- Real Ale Barrel Aged 13th Anniversary
- Ska Modus Hoperandi
- Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
- St. Arnold's Bourbon Stout
- Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous
- Stone Russian Imperial Stout
- Barbar Honey Ale
- Boulevard Saison Smokestack Series
- and some other stuff
DJ Clint Broussard will be spinning music in the back from 2pm - 7pm and the 007's will be performing from 8pm-12am.
Souvenir pint glasses and bar towels embroidered with the winning tagline from the Anniversary Tagline Contest will be available.
Joe also encourages everyone to come wearing your best 1985 fashions. I've pretty much just worn jeans and t-shirts my entire life, so that shouldn't be too difficult.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
"American Craft Beer Week has become a cherished tradition, making this annual celebration a great chance to toast craft brewers and to celebrate the advanced beer culture here in the United States," stated Julia Herz, a spokesperson for the Brewers Association.
There are a few places around the Houston area that are having special celebrations in recognition of American Craft Beer Week:
Petrol Station - Hosting different breweries and events each night (see previous post for more info).
Flying Saucer - Special beer tappings throughout the week (see previous post for more info).
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Daily featured beer and food pairings.
The events page on the American Craft Beer Website lists all the registered events for each state. And don't forget to sign your Declaration of Beer Independence. Post in the comments if you know of any other beer places around Houston having special celebrations.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
We plan to start selling tickets to the Denver Rare Beer Tasting II in June. You can check www.pintsforprostates.org or join the Pints for Prostates Facebook page for information on the date the tickets will go on sale. By the way, you may want to watch this video from the 2009 event and share it with your friends to show them what they missed.
If you're planning on attending the GABF this year, I highly recommend getting tickets for this as well. Its a great opportunity to try some rare beers, meet the brewers and help out a worthy cause.
*** UPDATE 05/17/10 @ 8:30am ***
A post this morning at Lyke 2 Drink confirms that tickets for Denver Rare Beer Tasting II are $80 and will go on sale June 1 at http://www.pintsforprostates.org/.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Does doing challenging tasks, getting stinky and possibly bloody sound like fun? If so, we are seeking eight two person teams to compete at our 16th Anniversary Party which will be held on the afternoon of Sunday, June 13.
If interested, send the name of your team along with the names of the two team members (include email address and phone number) to firstname.lastname@example.org. A random drawing of teams will be made if there are more than 8 teams submitted. More information about the actual anniversary party will be released in a few weeks.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
May 17 - 2 or 3 Rare Beers From Craft Beer's Founding Fathers
May 18 - Real Ale Barrel Aged Devil's Backbone & Barrel Aged Vol. 13
May 19 - Victory Golden Monkey Glass & Tapping Storm King Cask
May 20 - Brooklyn Fire Sales & Tapping a Brooklyn Choc '07
May 21 - Allagash White Fire Sale & tapping Allagash Black and Odyssey
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
“We look forward to giving the winner a taste of what making beer for a living is really like – from mashing to pouring hops into the kettle to cleaning up and, of course sampling for quality control,” said Brock Wagner.
This will be the fifth time that the winning recipe from the event will be used by Saint Arnold for the Divine Reserve series. Divine Reserve #10 is currently scheduled to be released this September. Previous releases of the Divine Reserve series have sold out within hours (and sometimes within minutes) of being put on a sale.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
*** UPDATE 05/07/10 @ 2:00pm ***
There are 55 tickets for the Camp Beer this time (30 last time) and 40 are currently left at the time of this update. The website should be updated this weekend with the full list of beers that will be at the camp.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
May 17 - Real Ale Brewing
May 18 - No Label Brewing
May 19 - Independence Brewing
May 20 - (512) Brewing and Foam Rangers (homebrewing)
May 21 - Southern Star Brewing
Festivities begin at 7:00pm and the brewers will be on hand to talk about their beers and answer questions.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Submit all ideas to email@example.com before 11:59am on May 12th and include your name, address and phone number.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
May 5th - Breckenridge
May 12th - Modelo
May 19th - Newcastle (stemware)
May 26th - Independence Brewing
The glasses are available starting at 5:30pm and only one glass per person with purchase of the beer of the day. As always, the glasses are subject to change and only available while supplies last.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Homebrewers planning to participate are asked to register their locations for a communal brew-in. Then, on Big Brew day, everyone congregates at the brewing site, joins in on a collective toast at noon Central time and gets on with brewing one of the recipes selected by the AHA. Full information is available at the Big Brew website.