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Beer News: Locals Join Brew Collaboration to Support Equality

Plus, frozen alcohol drinks at Ingenious and a powerful beer at Eureka Heights.

By Timothy Malcolm June 12, 2020

Multiple Houston breweries have joined a new collaborative beer project from San Antonio brewery Weathered Souls, which is one of the rare black-owned breweries in America, led by Marcus Baskerville. Proceeds from this project will go towards initiatives to end police brutality. 

The beer is called Black is Beautiful, based on a stout recipe provided by Weathered Souls. Breweries across the country can join by brewing their version of the beer that's based on the recipe, and then by donating all of the beer's proceeds to foundations that, according to Weathered Souls, "support police brutality reform and legal defenses for those who have been wronged."

The Houston breweries taking part include 8th Wonder, Ingenious, City Acre, and Astral. 

Beer Releases

Saint Arnold is now serving up Backyard, a low-calorie IPA brewed with the hop varietal Bru-1. It's now available to-go from the brewery's Beer Garden & Restaurant.

New stuff at Eureka Heights: Sour Rangers, a mango and passionfruit sour that's bound to battle weird-looking monsters in a dubbed fight scene before switching back to the everyday high school lives of five random teens who wear the same color all the time.

Ingenious has created a few Fruit Freezers, or frozen alcohol drinks. Find Fruit Madness Pina Colada and Fruit Madness Mango Margarita at the brewery.

On Friday, Great Heights is debuting In-House IPA #5, an IPA taking after those found in breweries like Hill Farmstead and The Alchemist in Vermont. It's brewed with Amarillo, Simcoe, and Cascade hops. And yes, the Great Heights taproom is open with tables spread out.

Astral Brewing is back as well, and it has a new beer called Sunshine Surfer. At 6.8 percent ABV, it's a West Coast IPA with Cascade, Nugget, Columbus, and Chinook hops.

At Texas Leaguer, get a new double IPA called PEDs (dig the baseball references).

Saloon Door has an interesting newbie on tap: Chicory & White Chocolate Almond Copper Ale. Nutty, light, and smooth, apparently.

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