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Karbach Purchased, and The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God: Houston Matters Weekend for Nov. 12, 2016

Posted on · On Nov. 3, 2016, we leanred one of Houston’s fastest-growing breweries — Karbach Brewing Company — is being acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev, Budweiser’s parent company. Perhaps this was inevitable. Some in the local brewing industry have been worried we’d reached “peak beer” in Houston, with 17 breweries operating in the region. Even after Karbach’s acquisition, some wonder […]

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Is There Too Much Craft Beer in Houston?

Posted on · This morning (Nov. 3, 2016), the Houston Business Journal reported one of Houston’s fastest-growing breweries — Karbach Brewing Company — is being acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev, Budweiser’s parent company. Perhaps this was inevitable. Some in the local brewing industry have been worried we’d reached “peak beer” in Houston, with 17 breweries operating in the region. Even […]

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City Budget Passes and Houston Drinks More Than Chicago: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. On this edition, we discuss: The […]

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Pint of Science Offers a Chance to Think When You Drink

Posted on · Pint of Science, an annual, worldwide festival came to Houston this week (May 23-25, 2016). The all-volunteer organization behind it brought together scientists skilled in space, artificial intelligence, immunotherapy and other disciplines. They all gathered at three local bars as a way to spark interest in science and help Houstonians to get to know their […]

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New Sheriff, New Beer & New Flights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a new sheriff in town, to a new beer in town, and to soon-to-be new flights in town: we discuss The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of rotating “non-experts” includes: Aurora Losada, editor of La Voz de Houston; Joe Holley, “Native Texan” columnist for the Houston Chronicle; […]

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Texas Brewers Battle Over How Beer is Distributed

Posted on · Two years ago, the state’s craft beer industry underwent a massive reform with the passage of five bills during the 2013 legislative session. The changes included allowing breweries to make and sell their own beer and market their products to off-site retailers. The changes culminated in the largest overhaul of the beer industry since the […]

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Craft Beer 101 From the Hay Merchant’s Kevin Floyd

Posted on · All next week, craft beer enthusiasts will gather at Big Brew, a craft beer festival Oct. 20-25 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. One of the event’s many features is an online quiz where you can test your craft beer IQ, so to speak, for a chance at some prizes. By the way, Houston Matters’ […]

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The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God: Priest Incorporates Alcohol into Devotion

Posted on · You may not have heard of Episcopalian priest Father William “Bill” Miller, but he grew up close to The Heights, in Garden Oaks. Recently he released his second book, “The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God: The Whole and Holy Truth About Lager, Loving, and Living.” For a priest to choose a topic like God and […]