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Stores near Bush International in Houston?

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by polishkaz, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. polishkaz

    polishkaz Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    My fiancé is flying in on Sunday and staying for a few days near the airport. Anyone local know where I can send her near the airport to mule some Texas beers for me? I know Premium Draught is 13 miles south but looking for something a bit closer. Is there a Spec's up that way?
  2. mattisloco

    mattisloco Member

    Location:
    Texas
    Spec's on Kuykendahl is really close. https://plus.google.com/116927662132450761139/about?gl=us&hl=en

    If she loves you she'll drive to Spec's "downtown" on Smith St. It's one of the best Spec's in Tx.
  3. DocBrass

    DocBrass Member

    Location:
    Texas
    if you are looking for anything "rare or hard to find", nothing up but IAH. even that Specs on Kuykendahl would have you basic beers and some local Houston beers.
    the downtown Specs will have a bigger selection of everything, plus probably can find Texas vodka and whiskey.
  4. polishkaz

    polishkaz Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Thanks for the suggestions. What is IAH? She's gonna have to take a can wherever she goes to grab the beer. What are some good localsi should have her look our for? Jester king, 512, spracher, live oak.....?
  5. BeerHunter76

    BeerHunter76 Member

    Location:
    Texas
    IAH is the airport listing for Bush Intercontinental Airport. Be sure she gets you some Karbach: Rodeo Clown, Hopadillo, and Weisse Versa. Jester King is usually on shelves even in grocery stores. You may want to try some Southern Star as well. Live Oak is not bottling (I don't think...) but there are some craft bars that will fill a growler of the hefe for you. The reason she will need a car is do to the fact that Houston is VERY spread out, and getting around almost anywhere calls for a vehicle.
  6. Danielbt

    Danielbt Member

    Location:
    Texas
    512 and Live Oak don't bottle, with a very few rare exceptions. However, if a growler is possible, 512 Pecan Porter and Live Oak Hefe should both be widely available.
  7. polishkaz

    polishkaz Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    That's great guys thanks. Can you buy singles at Spec's? Wonder how a growler would hold up on an airplane?
  8. mattisloco

    mattisloco Member

    Location:
    Texas
    Growler will be fine, go flip top if at all able and have your fiancé bundle her clothes or a towel around it.
  9. polishkaz

    polishkaz Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Awesome, I'll send her with a flip top or 2 then. Thank you.
  10. icetrauma

    icetrauma Member

    Location:
    Texas
    She will be in town for the Bourbon Barrel Hellfighter release.
  11. polishkaz

    polishkaz Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    brewery only release?
  12. icetrauma

    icetrauma Member

    Location:
    Texas
    Nope. It is illegal to sell beer at a brewery in Tx. Yeah, jacked up laws. Spec's downtown will be getting some for sure. So will other stores. HEB's and Whole Foods along with other Spec's. Maybe, some folks from that side of town can make suggestions.
  13. polishkaz

    polishkaz Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Right on, looks like I'm gonna send her with 3 750 ml growlers then. Southwest forum coming through.
  14. DocBrass

    DocBrass Member

    Location:
    Texas
    you can get canned beers from Southern Star and Karbach at most local grocery stoes (HEB and Krogers). Saint Arnold only bottles and are everywhere.

    a new growler store opened north of downtown called Premium Draught. http://premiumdraught.com/
    he has been getting Live Oak and 512 from Austin.
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  15. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Member

    Location:
    Texas
    And no, specs does not sell singles. With the exception of bombers and limited 12oz
  16. polishkaz

    polishkaz Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Alright then, anywhere near the airport that I can send her for an assortment of singles?
  17. polishkaz

    polishkaz Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    I took a look at this store, really looks like a nice place, if it were me flying to Houston I'd be stopping at Premium Draught.
  18. DocBrass

    DocBrass Member

    Location:
    Texas
    yeah, John just opened up before the holidays and I still haven't been by yet. I got to know him at the Dynamo games this last summer.

    try looking at the HEB or Krogers grocery stores. HEB lets you buy singles. they sometimes break sixers open or variety 12 packs. Krogers only lets you buy singles as a 6 pack.
  19. polishkaz

    polishkaz Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Thanks. There is an HeB close to her hotel too. Much appreciated.

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