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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 […]

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Valentine’s Day: It’s Not Just for Lovers

Posted on · February 14th is a day that can divide people. Some love it. Some hate it. Some see it merely as a Hallmark holiday – manufactured to guilt you into buying cards, candy, teddy bears with hearts on them, jewelry and the like. Houston Matters Producer Conner Clifton falls into the hater category, but he has […]

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Houston: The Craft Beer Capital of Texas; And Talking Texas Wine

Posted on · Earlier this month, Mayor Annise Parker announced a new craft beer event coming to Houston this fall. And ‘DRAFT Magazine’ recently named a few Houston bars on its list of ‘America’s 100 Best Beer Bars‘. These are just some examples of how the craft beer industry is flourishing in Houston, and in Texas. Enthusiasts say […]

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Houston’s Beer & Wine Scene, Early Childhood Education & Switching From Opera to Jazz: Houston Matters for Thurs., Jan. 23, 2014

Posted on · We learned recently a new craft beer festival will debut in Houston this fall. And Draft Magazine recently named some Houston bars to its list of ‘America’s Hundred Best Beer Bars.’ And Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently named Texas Hill Country as a top wine travel destination for 2014. Today on Houston Matters, we’ll discuss the growing […]

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Texans Sign Up for Healthcare, A New Craft Beer Fest & Rhino Hunting: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · More than 118,000 Texans signed up for health insurance through the online marketplaces by the end of 2013; a new craft beer festival is coming to Houston; and in a closed door Dallas auction last weekend a man won a permit to hunt an endangered African black rhino in Namibia: It’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly […]

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A Growing Wealth Of Craft Beer For Houston

Posted on · You might have started seeing some peculiar names in the fridge of your local grocery store lately. Names like Rodeo Clown, Sympathy for the Lager, Blonde Bombshell and Hell Fighter. This is the new world of Houston’s craft beer scene something that is exploding right now.