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Beer News: Get Your Piece of the 2019 Houston Brewery Daisy Chain

Plus, three hazy beer heavyweights are collaborating on a brew available today.

By Timothy Malcolm March 8, 2019

Last week I wrote about some of the Daisy Chain efforts happening in breweries across the city. You can taste a whole bunch of those brews, right now, by just heading out to a bar hosting an affiliated event.

News & Events

This weekend brings two Daisy Chain events (remember, this is a citywide beer project in which yeast is passed down from brewery to brewery, with a range of beers created with the Daisy Chain name). Head to The Farm at 16646 Champion Forest Drive in Champion Forest, and Beers Looking at You at 17074 Highway 3 in Webster at 6 p.m. today to drink some Daisy Chain suds.

Bakfish is celebrating three years this weekend. The party? Three days long. Go at 3 p.m. today, noon Saturday, or noon Sunday. Tickets are $10 and are available here. Get four beer tastings and a full pour after a tour; plus, hear live music and check out food trucks. There will be a bounce house.

Big event at B-52 Brewing this weekend: Barrel Fest 2019. Full access to limited-selection beers (more than 50 options, plus additional bottle pours from the cellar). Tickets are $15 (just admission and glassware), and an all-access pass (10 tastings with entry and glassware) is $45.

Next weekend is 8th Wonder's sixth anniversary party. Tickets are available ($35 general admission), and one will get you four beer tokens, a six-year specialty glass, food trucks, live entertainment, access to the main lot, and an outdoor bar with eight beers. The party is from 2 to 10 p.m.

Also next weekend: Karbach's Light Circus, which includes performances by Ghostland Observatory and Neon Indian. Fun starts at 6 p.m. Tickets available here ($30).

And No Label is hosting its St. Patrick's Day Weekend Party. It starts at 3 p.m. March 15 and runs through 6 p.m. March 17. There'll be live music, food trucks, and a new release (an Irish red with maple-smoked bacon called Man Candy). 

Beer Releases

Saint Arnold's newest might resonate with beer fans: It's called Hop Pun IPA. Weighing in at 7.1 percent ABV, it promises tropical notes and caramel sweetness. 

Welcome the newest at Platypus: Out of Orbit Hazy IPA. Packed with Galaxy, Cascade, and Mosaic hops, it comes in at 7.5 percent ABV. It's out now at the taproom.

8th Wonder has made Haterade one of its year-round offerings. The gose (sour) made with coriander and sea salt and coming in at 3.3 percent ABV is available in cans and on tap at the brewery.

New kölsch at Under the Radar: Pitch Please is a 5.6 percent ABV Mexican lager-ish beer with Liberty hops. It's available now.

St. Patrick's Day beer time: Spindletap is bringing out Too Green IPA. The double is brewed with Nelson hops and Nelson hops alone. It's 7.5 percent ABV.

Eureka Heights, meanwhile, has Tipsy Clover, a 4.2 percent Irish stout. It's coming out this weekend. Meanwhile, Moo Caliente is off the board for a while

Thin Mint Stout is back at Buffalo Bayou, just in time for St. Patrick's Day (and Girl Scout cookie time).

New small batches at Ingenious include a New England-style milkshake DIPA conditioned on chocolate, strawberries, and vanilla beans; a churro cream ale; and a chocolate hazelnut latte pastry stout conditioned on coffee beans, plus hazelnuts, and chocolate.

B-52 has a strawberry sour available called Strawberry Sour Belt Crucial. It looks pretty darn hazy. But that ain't all! Tonight it's releasing a collaborative hazy DIPA. The others in cahoots? Spindletap and Baa Baa Brewhouse. Talk about a hot item.

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