2015 Brew Riot Homebrew Competition Recap

  By: Daniel Twardowski All good brewers start out the same: as homebrewers. Not constrained by the pressures of quotas and commercial grain bills, they have a free hand to…

The Hay Merchant: Craft beer, Food, and Sports

Describing The Hay Merchant to anyone that has never been there will make it sound like a cheesy sports bar, but thankfully this Westheimer mainstay is anything but. Does it…

Donut Chain Threatens Houston BBQ Joint

Brooks’ Place owner being threatened by Dunkin Donuts   Trent Brooks, owner of Brooks’ Place in Cypress, Texas, has gone to social media to express recent frustrations over Dunkin Donuts….

Freedmen’s Bar Embraces History, Provides Upscale BBQ

ith the increased popularity of barbecue in Austin, all joints are not created equal. Walking into Freedmen’s Bar isn’t a typical barbecue ‘joint’ experience. For one, it’s really nice. The…

Saint Arnold Brewery Celebrates 21st Birthday!

The original plan for Saint Arnold’s 21st birthday coincided with Houston’s Free Press Music Fest, so the brewery decided to change its original concept as to not compete with the…

Weber Smokey Mountain Great for Smoker on a Budget

If you’re a fan of barbecue and itching to be a backyard pitmaster, I have a little bit of bad news.  A really good, professional-size smoker can cost thousands.  I…

Press Release: TABC issues 7-day Summary Suspension of Waco Twin Peaks Restaurant

WACO – The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, at the request of the Waco Police Department, has issued a seven-day summary suspension for the TABC license of Twin Peaks Restaurant, 4671…

New Look, Beer for Uncle Billy’s Brewery and Smokehouse

  Working in a brewery every day puts smiles on our faces, and we hope our beers do the same for our customers.- Head Brewer, Trevor Nearburg Since 2006, Uncle…

Shiner Beer Answers, ‘Why is there a ram on the label’?

Here is a from video from the Spoetzl Brewery explaining why there is a ram on the Shiner beer labels.  Well… sort of:  

Target, Weber Grills Feature Austin BBQ Joint

Target and Weber Grills partnered with Austin’s Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew to share some smoking tips for your upcoming backyard barbecue. Here’s pitmaster Lance Kirkpatrick giving a quick rundown:…

Real Ale Brewing Having a Gose Pre-Release Party

Real Ale Brewing Company will have a special Gose pre-release party at the brewery on May 23rd, 2015.  The party will give fans of this summer seasonal an opportunity to…

Los Texmaniacs Preview Album at Alamo Beer Company

Grammy award winners, Los Texmaniacs, will be at Alamo Beer Company on Friday May 8th to preview their latest album, ‘Americano Groove’. Critics have said this album is ‘the landmark…