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Offline illinoles

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Houston?
« on: November 24, 2010, 10:45:35 AM »
Will be visiting family in Houston for a week around Christmas.  Any tips other than St. Arnold which is already on the agenda.

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Re: Houston?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010, 10:58:26 AM »
The Flying Saucer has a good beer selection and is downtown, not far from St Arnolds
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Re: Houston?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010, 11:17:50 AM »
Going to be downtown?  Try The Ginger Man (G-Man).  http://houston.gingermanpub.com/beer-lists/draught-list/
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Re: Houston?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2010, 01:39:38 PM »
Thanks guys.  Any other microbreweries there?  Is Shiner a pretty quick drive? 

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Re: Houston?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2010, 02:29:11 PM »
Unfortunately for a city the size of Houston  it is a little lacking on the micros and brewpubs... much like alot of other larger cities of the south, and much like where I live now down in South Florida. Luckily there are several pubs in planning, but most of the Texas breweries are around the Austin and hill country area. You can check out the brewery list at http://www.craftbeer.com/pages/get-local/find-a-us-brewery. There are a few others around the Houston metro besides just Saint Arnold, but they are by far the most well known and biggest micro there. If you want to go to an Budweiser faciltiy there is one on the east side of the city near the I-10 - East Freeway/610 interchange, but otherwise than that, Shiner is about a 2 hr drive to get to the Spoetzl Brewery and Conroe is about 45 minutes to get to the Southern Star.

Also, besides the Flying Saucer and the G-man, if you want to browse a fairly large selection of beer, Spec's has a good selection. There are several locations around the city, but I believe the one on Smith St on the sw side of downtown is probably the original and largest store.
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Re: Houston?
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2010, 10:10:07 PM »
The Ginger Man is alright, nice selection of imported beers, but I don't care for the company.  Not sure why, just don't.  St. Arnold's is very good.  But my favorite places are a couple of pubs: the Red Lion and McGonigal's Mucky Duck.  Both have great selections of brews on tap and excellent food.  The fish & chips at the Red Lion was the best I've ever had.  IF you care about food at all.  But the beers are great too.  Mucky Duck also has live entertainment pretty much every night.
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Re: Houston?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2010, 11:10:29 AM »
Southern Star beers are excellent, and they come in cans. The brewery is north of Houston.
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Re: Houston?
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2010, 03:56:09 AM »
Just had an Amstel Bokbier on tap for late breakfast early lunch. Lived in this town back late 70's early 80's..... Oh the stories I can tell..... The bock was OK but face it.... Heiny is the Dutch BMC. in pursuit of more refined material this afternoon. And herring... Got to have some raw herring... Fishies, fishies......
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Re: Houston?
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2010, 03:58:09 AM »
Oh shid.... How did I end up in the houston thread.... This was for the Amsterdam thread.... Darn iPhone .. That's it blame the phone.
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Re: Houston?
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2010, 01:29:06 PM »
Oh shid.... How did I end up in the houston thread.... This was for the Amsterdam thread.... Darn iPhone .. That's it blame the phone.

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Re: Houston?
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2010, 06:50:58 AM »
Oh shid.... How did I end up in the houston thread.... This was for the Amsterdam thread.... Darn iPhone .. That's it blame the phone.

Android phones prevent these types of mistakes  ;D

Of course........ :P
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