Saint Arnold Brewing Company Beer Pays Homage to a Legendary Name

POSTED: February 23, 2024 AT 1:19 pm   /   Bars, Beer, Breweries

If you’ve never heard of Grand Prize beer, that’s understandable. After about 30 years of producing it, the brewery that made it, Gulf Brewing Company, was sold in 1963. According to the Texas State Historical Association, the brewery building was leased to Minnesota-based Hamm Brewing Company. It was a short-lived arrangement, as “Hamm and its […]

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Company Known for Texas Beer Proves it Can Still Learn New Tricks

POSTED: December 15, 2023 AT 3:17 pm   /   Bars, Beer, Breweries, Distilleries, Spirits

Spoetzl Brewing Company is well-known for the Shiner beers named for its Texas hometown, especially Shiner Bock. When people hear “Shiner”, this popular, widely distributed, dark-yet-easygoing lager is probably the first beer that comes to mind, although it could also be Shiner Premium, the company’s flagship golden lager.  Over the past 15 years though, the […]

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Former Cafe TH Owner Leads Menu at Bellaire Restaurant CounterCommon

POSTED: April 21, 2023 AT 10:04 am   /   American, Beer, Food Finds, Vietnamese

Update: CounterCommon’s last day of business was June 30, 2023. Minh Nguyen operated the popular and long-running Vietnamese restaurant Café TH  from 2007 until 2021, and later, Celadon Coffee. Then, the combination of the pandemic and ongoing maintenance headaches made it infeasible to continue. As he first strived for the survival of his businesses, and […]

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Houston Breweries Release “Black Is Beautiful” Beers To Support Racial Justice

POSTED: July 9, 2020 AT 7:13 pm   /   Bars, Beer

Although the murder of Houstonian George Floyd by Minneapolis police led to large protests and renewed advocacy around the world, forging racial equality is not a short term project. Efforts to continue progressing forward will be needed for the foreseeable future. One group that has banded together to make a difference are craft brewers. Almost […]

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