Houston’s thirsty guests will find a thriving beer scene with multiple breweries, each with a distinct personality and guest experience. Five new breweries opened up over a three-month period in summer 2016 alone.
Taking cues from the pub and taproom model used by smaller breweries, big players in the beer industry, from 10 Barrel to Blue Moon and Lagunitas, attempt to cash in on the convenience and sense of community of urban outposts.
While Anheuser-Busch’s spree of brewery acquisitions makes headlines, its wholesaler purchases have spawned a war at the distribution level that could be one of craft brewing’s most important fights yet.
Beer Wars reaches the Big Screen; South Carolina microbrewers fight for their right to sell; Penn Brewery staying home; Possible Texas plan to allow buying beer direct from brewers; A tale of two Budweisers; and homebrewing legalized in Utah.
A son leaves Leinie’s; voice of Bob the Builder launches ale in the UK; governor of Bavaria tells drivers that two liters of beer at Oktoberfest is safe; Pabst looks to the future; and beer drinkers sue A-B.
Darling banned from local British pubs; Boston Beer Co. donates to Freetown; Michelob wins independence; Heineken takes over Scottish & Newcastle; LCBO turns to American craft beer; and A-B no longer exclusive.
Anheuser-Busch imitates craft marketing; voters weigh in on who they’d like to share a beer with; cost increases in the UK threaten beer culture; Randy Thiel takes a new job; and a University considers teaching brewing.