Once again Houston-area beer lovers and connoisseurs are invited to sample over 50 artisan brews paired with chef-crafted culinary delights at the 2011 Brenner’s Beer Festival on Saturday, October 8, hosted on the grounds of Brenner’s Steakhouse on the Bayou, just off Memorial Drive at 1 Birdsall Lane in Houston.
Breweries will showcase their fall seasonal brews including Oktoberfest and Double Bocks. We had a great time tasting beers like Texas’ own Saint Arnold’s and Real Ale as well as Stone Brewing Company (makers of Arrogant Bastard) at last year’s event. To get a flavor of the festival check out a scene from last year’s event (below) and read our review here: Beer Fest: Arrogant Bastards and Lusty Wenches!
Saint Arnold’s will be back this year along with Samuel Adams, Real Ale, Shiner and Southern Star. Joining are Abita, Deschutes, Harpoon, Independence, Left Hand, North Coast and the former Milwaukee, Wisconsin brew now owned by Miller Brewing out of Los Angeles, Pabst Blue Ribbon.
This year Houston residents have a chance to win tickets to the event, and in addition can enter to win a special beer dinner at the restaurant. The contest releases a clue on the Brenner’s on the Bayou Facebook page, with the remaining two clues to be released on Monday, September 26 and Monday, October 3. Ticket hunters will be led to a specific destination in Houston to find the tickets. To win, the winner must be the first person to find and claim the tickets per the instructions on the Brenner’s on the Bayou Facebook page.
Full contest details can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/brennersonthebayou.
Admission for the event is $50 (plus tax) per person in advance and $65 (plus tax) per person at the door. $100 VIP tickets also available and include special access to The Reserve Room. Tickets are available for purchase online at http://www.brennerssteakhouse.com/bayou/beerFest.asp or by calling (713) 868-4444. Dress is “resort casual” (although we saw all sorts of attire last year,) and comfortable shoes. Ladies, no heels — the hills are steep, and you’ll look silly rolling down them. Must be 21 to enter – make sure you have a valid picture ID.