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Damn, I like beer! Of beer festivals, beer wenches, and beer farts.

As I’ve written before, I am not a wine snob, but I am definitely a beer snob. That being the case, one of my favorite alcohol-related events in Houston is the Brenner’s Beer Festival. Seriously, Brenner’s on the Bayou is a beautiful location, it’s in the Fall so the weather is typically bearable, if not outright spectacular, and there are pretty, young women dressed like beer wenches pouring as much delicious craft beer as any […]

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Beer Fest: Arrogant Bastards and Lusty Wenches!

The 2010 Fall Beer Fest at Brenner’s Steakhouse on the Bayou treated guests to music, tasty food and over 50 seasonal artisan beers all in the lush landscaped gardens of Brenner’s on the Bayou near Memorial Park in Houston, Texas. Buxom beer wenches dressed in traditional Oktoberfest garb poured from 9 different breweries including Houston’s oldest craft brewery: Saint Arnold which is celebrating its 16th-year. Founders Brock Wagner and Kevin Bartol, along with the recognizable […]

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Chocolate and Beer? You Betcha!

As I have said before, I have never really been a beer drinker. Well except for that time in law school when I would have been better off skipping the “beer bong.”  But I love learning about and tasting new things, so when the Central Market folks invited us to attend Discover Brewtopia, we said, “Of course!” Wednesday kicked off the two-week celebration with a Beer Roundup. Frankly, I was there for the cheese. Ask anyone […]

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Beer: Discover Brewtopia at Central Market

Since tonight is the official start of the NFL regular season (Who Dat?), Joe fixed burgers, queso and guacamole. A quick meal so we could get down to the business of watching football. When I asked if we were having wine, he said, “This meal would be better with beer!” Did you know that last year there were nearly 1600 breweries operating in the United States? (Read more at Another Wine Blog)

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Great Finds in Grocery Store Wine

Amazing. You can put your name on a list for wine or beer that sells out in 10 minutes. Now that’s customer service. The kind you might expect at a small store in the older neighborhoods of a big city or a small town. Or if you’re an important customer at the big wine retailer. Not a huge mega-store that sits along the freeway in the suburbs. It’s the kind of service that builds clientele, not just customers.

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