June 27 on November 15

Beer News: It's Time to Celebrate DJ Screw at 8th Wonder

Plus, get ready for Christmas with a market at Saloon Door Brewing.

By Timothy Malcolm November 13, 2020

Today is the Texas Craft Brewers Guild's Texas Craft Brewers Festival, this year hosted virtually through the magic of the Hopin video platform (appropriate choice, TCBG). This weekend, meanwhile, includes an 8th Wonder celebration of a Houston legend, a Christmas market, and a home brew competition. So .... uhhh ... hop ... in ... to your favorite brewery. Sorry.

News & Events

8th Wonder is hosting Screwed Up Sunday, its annual celebration of DJ Screw, starting at noon Sunday. Wear a mask and keep distant if drinking at the brewery. 

For the event, it's selling a limited-edition DJ Screw glass with a six-pack of ScrewBerry Beer. Order your party pack here. If you'd rather not hang out at the brewery, pick up between noon and 6 p.m. Sunday or between noon and 6 p.m. November 22.

Christmas time ... is here! Well, not quite, but get in the spirit with Saloon Door Brewing. The Webster brewery is hosting a Very Merry COVID Christmas Market starting at 1 p.m. Sunday. About two-dozen small businesses will be set up onsite to sell their wares; plus, get food, compete in a tacky mask contest (wear a mask), and enjoy some of Saloon Door's very inventive beers. 

Bakfish Brewing is hosting a home brew competition 1 p.m. Sunday at its Pearland facility. Pick your favorite, and the winner will become the brewery's five-year anniversary beer

You can still get tickets for Copperhead Brewery's Night of Terrors, scheduled for 7 p.m. January 15 at the Conroe brewery. Depending on how much you pay, you can get a bomber of the popular imperial stout, a four-pack, or a single glass (you can take home the glass).

Beer Releases

Buffalo Bayou has brought out Merry Buffing X-Mas, a spruce IPA with Chinook and Amarillo hops, for a limited time. Get it at the brewery at Sawyer Yards.

Eureka Heights is making moves with Triple Backflip, a 4.5-percent ABV, dry-hopped pale ale. You can get it at the Eureka Heights drive-thru. Also, on Veterans Day, Eureka Heights unveiled Alpha Charlie, a 6.8-percent ABV IPA using a hop blend called Veteran's from Yakima Chief.

Holler has a cherry wild ale (sour) on tap, the next beer in its Don't Be Tarty series. It's now available at the Sawyer Yards taproom.

City Acre's newest beer is Pour Sap, a maple ale on tap for the foreseeable future. Get it, and pair it with the kitchen's stuffed pork loin with butternut squash mash, available Saturday and Sunday only.

A pumpkin-spiced version of Texas Leaguer's porter The Hot Stove is out today at the Missouri City brewery and taproom.

New Magnolia has released Ekualibrium, a 5.4% ABV pale ale dry hopped with Ekuanot and Mosaic. It's available now at the brewery and taproom.

In two weeks (November 27, or Black Friday), Brash will release Black Masses double coffee milk stout. Starts at noon at the brewery and taproom.

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