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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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“Peak Beer,” Deli, Teeth, and Labyrinths: Thursday’s Show (November 3, 2016)

Posted on · This morning, 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 after Karbach’s acquisition, […]

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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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Back in My Day, and Craft Beer 101: Houston Matters for Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Posted on · We’ve all heard someone say it. Maybe we’ve even been the one saying it. “Back in my day…” What comes next is usually a lament that implies things were better then in some way. But were they? On this edition of Houston Matters it’s your chance to channel your inner Grandpa Simpson. Tell us how […]