Monday, November 28, 2011

Camp Beer IX: Yule Smile

Tickets for the ninth edition of Camp Beer from Live it Big go on sale at 9:00am on Tuesday, November 29th. The actual event will take place on Saturday, December 10th at 1:00pm at an undisclosed location (participants will receive an email notifying them of the location).

Camp Beer IX: Yule Smile will focus on holiday beers, but a variety of styles are represented. The list of beers being served includes (in no particular order):

Mikkeller - Santa's Little Helper (2010)
Mikkeller - Red White Christmas (2010)
Nogne O - Peculiar Yule (2010)
Nogne O - Saison
The Bruery - Rugbrod
The Bruery - Mischief
HaandBryggeriet - Odin's Tipple
HaandBryggeriet - Nissefar
Funkwerks - Saison
Funkwerks - Maori King
Short's - Bludgeon Yer Eye
Short's - Huma Lupa Licious
Cigar City - 110 K+OT
Hoppin' Frog - Mean Manalishi Double IPA
Crocked Line - Cockeyed Cooper
Odell - Woodcut #5
SKA - Hoperation Ivy #20
Fantome - Fantome De Noel
Fox Barrel - Blackberry Pear Cid

As always, the Beer Master of Anvil Bar & Refuge and soon to be open Hay Merchant, Kevin Floyd, will lead the crowd through the tasting with information and anecdotes about the beer and breweries.

Only 60 tickets are available for purchase through the website for $55 each (plus $4.50 processing fee). However, you've got to be quick as past events have typically sold out within hours (if not sooner).

Monday, November 7, 2011

2nd Annual Monsters of Beer Festival

The 2nd annual Houston Beer Week kicks off this Saturday, November 12th, with the Monsters of Beer Festival at Guadalupe Plaza Park.

Over 60 beers will be available from at least 30 craft breweries and half of those are breweries from Texas. Tickets are available online for $35 and for $45 the day of at the festival. There will be various food trucks onsite for when you get hungary and an expanded silent auction of beer and beer related items to bid on. You can can also enjoy your beer knowing that 100% of the Monsters of Beer Charity Festival net proceeds go to Live It Big, a non-profit organization that supports startup and small charities, so you're actually helping others by drinking craft beer.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November Glass Nights at the Ginger Man

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

2nd - Karbach
9th - Texas Pint Night (Rahr, Shiner, St. Arnold)
16th - Duff Night (Mixed glassware from Duff Distributors)
23rd - Sapporo
30th - Deschutes

The glasses are available starting at 6:00pm 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.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

International Stout Day

Three months after the first International #IPADay, the first ever International Stout Day is on Thursday, November 3rd. The official website doesn't contain a whole lot of information about it, but the intent appears to be to raise awareness about craft beer and the Stout style in general. Not sure you necessarily need all these named days to do that, but any excuse to drink I guess.