Monday, January 31, 2011

Camp Beer VI - Scandinavian Edition

The sixth edition of Camp Beer from Live it Big is taking place on Sunday, March 6th and will be featuring beers from Denmark and Norway.   As reported by Ronnie Crocker at Beer, TX, there will be "7 of Mikkeller's Single Hop series, three of his Beer Geek beers and several from Nogne O and HaandBryggeriet".  I've tried almost all of the Single Hop series and they're a great way to learn the flavours and characteristics of the different hops.

Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at the Live It Big website starting at 8:00am on Friday.  But you have to be quick, only 60 tickets are available and they'll be gone within hours (or less).

Monday, January 24, 2011

No Label Brewing Beer Dinner at The Public House

Its getting harder to keep up with all the beer events and dinners around town these days!  I just found out that the Public House in Katy is hosting a four course beer dinner tomorrow night (January 25th) featuring five beers from No Label Brewing (also located in Katy). In addition to their already released Hefeweizen, Amber and Pale Ale, they'll be serving a couple of specialy beers that they've been working on. One is a Jalapeno beer and the other is a Blueberry Wheat.  I only just found out about this dinner when the Public House tweeted that they only have a couple of tickets remaining. If you're interested, I'd contact them as soon as possible. Tickets are $50 per person.

Brooklyn Beer Dinner at Flying Saucer

Only weeks after its D'Achouffe beer dinner on January 13th, the Flying Saucer has announced their next Winter Beer Dinner will be on Monday, February 7th and will feature beers from Brooklyn Brewing.  Cost is $50 for UFO members or $55 for non-members.

There's now a beer and cheese tasting and two beer dinners scheduled in February and a beer dinner for March.  The beer culture in this town has really come a long way over the past few years.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Circle Brewing Releases First Beer

Circle Brewing is the latest of the new round of Texas breweries to release their first beer on tap.  The Draught House in Austin will be the first bar to serve their 4.6% Blur Texas Hefe

"This Texas twist on the old German wheat beer brings with it a hint of caramel to a crisp and refreshing style. The hint of citrus plays off the light and creamy body to create a beer that has no rival whether you enjoy it in the sun or in the shade."

Congratulations Ben and Jud!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Beer & Cheese Tasting at Saint Arnold

Saint Arnold Brewing and the Houston Dairymaids will be hosting a Beer & Cheese Tasting at the brewery on Thursday, February 3rd from 6pm ~ 8pm.  Admission is $27 per person.  If interested in an evening of Saint Arnold beers and cheese from Texas cheesemakers, then click here to make your reservation online.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Left Hand Beer Dinner at Vic and Anthony's Steakhouse

Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse has developed a reputation for hosting fantastic beer dinners. In the past, they've paired creations by Chef Carlos Rodriguez with beers from Dogfish Head, Stone and Brewdog. Their next beer dinner is scheduled for Friday, Febrary 11th and will include 7 courses with beer from Left Hand Brewing.  Tickets are $85 per person (plus tax and service charge). Their previous beer dinners have sold out long before the event, so I wouldn't wait to make a reservation if you're interested in attending.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Beer Dinner by Petrol Station and Beaver's

The Petrol Station and Beaver's have teamed up again for a Beer Dinner on Monday, March 7th.  The evening kicks off with a beer cocktail reception and appetizers followed by five courses paired with five different beers.  The cost is $80 per person and reservation can be made now at Beaver's.  Seating is limited to 45, so this will sell out quickly.

Southern Star 3rd Anniversary Party

Southern Star Brewing in Conroe is celebrating their 3rd Anniversary with a party at the brewery on Saturday, March 12th from 5pm ~ 9pm.  Tickets are $25 each and includes a commemorative glass mug, tokens for beer and live music.  The Outlaw Kookers will also be onsite selling their great food at reasonable prices (cash only).  Tickets are available for purchase online (300 only) and you must bring your PayPal receipt for entrance.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Once you go black... A night of Stouts and Porters

In celebration of Stouts and Ports, the Petrol Station is hosting an event they're calling "Once you go black, you never go back" on January 22nd.  So far, they've announced on their Facebook page the following beers for that evening:

Left Hand - Wake Up The Dead (cask)
Left Hand - Milk Stout
Great Divide - Espresso Oak Aged Yeti (cask)
Jester King - Black Metal
Avery Brewing - Mephistopheles' Stout
(512) - Cream Stout
Brewdog - Tokyo
Oskar Blues - Ten Fidy
Rogue - Dirtoir Black Lager

I'm sure they'll announce more as the date draws nearer as well as have some surprise additions.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Jester King Grand Opening Party

Jester King Brewery has announced that they'll be hosting a Grand Opening party at the brewery on Saturday, January 29th from 1pm ~ 9pm.  More information is forthcoming, but the Music. Food. Beer. is pretty self-explanatory.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

D'Achouffe Winter Beer Dinner at Flying Saucer

The Flying Saucer in Houston is hosting a Winter Beer Dinner on Thursday, January 13th that will be featuring beers from Brasseirie D'Achouffe.  The brewery founder, Chris Bauweraerts, will be on hand to answer questions and talk about the four beers being served.  Cost is $45 for UFO members or $50 for non-members.

January Glass Nights at the Ginger Man

The Ginger Man has released their list of Glass Nights for the month of December:

5th - Baltika
12th - Saint Arnold (featuring the Altered Amber)
19th - Duvel Parra (Limited Edition)
26th - Maresdsous Ceramic Chalices (Limited Edition)

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.