Houston Craft Beer Guide

The Houstonia Seasonal Six-Pack Now at Whole Foods

Featuring six of our editors’ favorite local beers

By Katharine Shilcutt July 29, 2014 Published in the August 2014 issue of Houstonia Magazine

Image: Ryan Tietz

Behold the Houstonia Seasonal Six-Pack. Think of it as a whirlwind introduction to some of Houston’s best breweries, or better yet, a way of deepening your relationship with this magazine (always a plus), or still better, the perfect companion to the hot, sticky days of August. Featuring a variety of our favorite summer brews and available only at area Whole Foods Markets, our selective sixer contains some of the best seasonal and year-round beers from our biggest beer-makers, Saint Arnold and Karbach, as well as a couple of cooling-off options from two popular outfits a bit further afield: No Label in Katy and Southern Star in Conroe. Crack open a cold one, settle back with a copy of Houstonia, and experience summer as it was meant to be lived. 

The Lineup:

Saint Arnold Endeavor

One of the best beers ever to come out of the Lyons Ave. brewery north of downtown, Endeavor is an amber-colored double IPA with the oh-so-summery scent and flavor of peaches.

Southern Star Bombshell Blonde

Known as a gateway beer for Miller and Bud fans longing to enter the craft beer fold, Bombshell Blonde is rich and creamy despite its light golden hue.

Karbach Weekend Warrior

One of the brewery’s year-round beers, Weekend Warrior is a pale ale, nicely hoppy and crisp, with hints of pine and grapefruit.

No Label Ridgeback

For those days when you want something with a bigger backbone, this amber ale (this brewery’s best) has the perfect balance of sweet malt and bracing hops.

Karbach Love Street

An easy-drinking summer beer, this seasonal Kölsch is named for the groovy Love Street Light Circus, a popular ’60s downtown club we’re deeply sorry to have missed.

Saint Arnold Icon Green

Part of the brewery’s rotating Icon series, this limited-edition beer is a Texas take on a California common style, malty yet light, with refreshing citrus notes.

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